Brendan or 'Thomo' was an extraordinary person. He studied journalism at Murdoch University and wanted to be a sports journalist. Thomo was a talented young man who excelled in sports. He was a player for Beacon Football Club and was a valued member of not only the team, but the entire community. 


Brendan had a sponsor child in Uganda, and had planned to go and meet him one day, as well as complete some volunteering in Africa. He was a selfless man and this scholarship will go to someone who embodies values that Thomo possessed. This person will be loyal and will always make time for others. They will be a hard and dedicated worker and possess a positive outlook on life. The scholarship recipient will highly enjoy playing sports and be an active individual. They will reflect morals and qualities that Brendan lived by and through them his memory shall live on.


The child who receives the scholarship will be attending their schooling in Kajiado County in Kenya. If successful, the scholarship recipient will have their school fees paid for the entirety of the school year, and will have their school uniform updated if needed, as well as any medical expenses they may require paid for. This may vary on average between $400 - $800 a year. This scholarship will continue throughout their schooling providing they continue to strive to achieve in whatever they choose to do. 


This is an annually awarded scholarship and is fully-funded by the public. To read more about the scholarship recipients, please see below or go to our Facebook Page.


If you can assist in monetary donations in ensuring the success of this scholarship please donate via PayPal or if you are in Australia, you can Direct Bank Transfer. Just make sure you write Brendan Thompson Memorial Scholarship in the description.

I can now afford to smile, and I can see a bright future ahead of me since the day I received the Brendan Thompson Memorial Scholarship.

Purity Sento, 2017 Recipient 

I am passionate to to be a teacher because ... I will help others. Education is important to me.

Musa Kaitore Mutute, 2018 Recipient 

I am so grateful to receive the assistance. It has really helped me.

Yiantai Nguar, 2019 Recipient