The study scholarship will honour the memory of Father Paul Hanbridge, a close friend of Father Atanasio Gonelli.

For many years the pair attended to the Italian community in the parish of St Fiacre.

At the awarding of the scholarship, the Father Atanasio Gonelli Charitable Fund committee was present, alongside teacher Isabell Naumann and the provincial ministry of the Capuchin Fathers of Australia, which included Father Gerard O’Dempsey and Father John Cooper.