Peter Daley Scholarship NOW OPEN

About the Peter Daley Scholarship

The Peter Daley Scholarship Award provides an opportunity for all Active Club members to apply for financial support by way of a Scholarship grant for their current tertiary studies. The Scholarship award is offered jointly by the Club and Cunninghams because of the shared value by the Club and John Cunningham of the importance of tertiary education and the opportunity to establish vocational skills. The Scholarship program is another example of our Club’s values in action and is named after the Queenscliff Club member who exemplified those values, Peter Daley.

Peter received Life Membership of Queenscliff SLSC in 1999 and was Club President for many years. Peter was passionate about everything, but especially the personal development of his fellow Club members.

In honour of Peter Daley’s commitment to the personal development of Queenscliff members, the Club accepted John Cunningham’s suggestion and renamed the scholarship in memory of Peter.

We fondly remember Peter who passed away on 17 July 2014 at age 68 years.


About the Sponsor

John Cunningham is a highly regarded real estate identity in Australia and a true veteran of the industry. He began his career with a very simple philosophy, to establish business relationships built on trust and transparency while delivering first class service and results for his clients. Cunningham’s operates over four offices across Manly, Balgowlah, Dee Why and Avalon Beach

John has been a keen supporter and sponsor of Queenscliff Club for many years.  John says “When I was originally approached by Peter to look at putting a tertiary support program together, I was immediately in favour of doing what we could to support the idea. It did not take us long to put the bones together and the Peter Daley scholarship program was born with both Cunninghams and QSLSC contributing equally”.


What are the Award Criteria? 

Applicants must be:

  • an active, currently proficient and contributing member of Queenscliff Surf Lifesaving Club.
  • Currently undertaking tertiary studies enrolled as either a part time or full-time student with a VET Institution (e.g., TAFE) or University.

And able to demonstrate:

  • current commitment to the Club including patrols, competition, and volunteering.
  • future commitment and how you plan to contribute to the Club into the future.
  • commitment and application to your tertiary studies and provide information regarding your previous and current study results (e.g., School results, previous tertiary course results and current tertiary course results.).


Note that previous recipients of a Peter Daley Scholarship are not eligible to reapply.


How do I apply?

To apply, please use form below.

Key Dates Action
30 April 2024 Applications Open
24 May 2024 Applications Close
14 June 2024 Selection Committee reviews all applications and recommends awardee(s) to the Club Board Chair (President) and Board
4 August 2024 Awardee(s) announced and published in the 2024 Annual Report

If you have any questions, please email


Peter Daley Scholarships application form

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