Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship

This scholarship supports honours or graduate Art History students experiencing financial hardship. The scholarship will normally be used to support a research project or comparable activity.

Applications open

4 Jan 2022

Applications closed

7 Mar 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $9,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • "I am excited to be able to present my research to my peers at this crucial stage in my academic career. Without the support of The Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship, I would not have the opportunity to travel to present at international conferences and develop my networks"
    - Aneta Trajkoski
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a fourth year honours or graduate Art History student (postgraduate diploma, Master of Arts coursework and research higher degree) demonstrating potential. Master of Art Curatorship students are encouraged to apply.

    The scholarship will normally be used to support a research project or comparable activity.

    Selection criteria

    The committee will take the following into consideration when assessing the applications:

    • financial need;
    • the research project or comparable activity; and,
    • academic results.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete:

    • the University of Melbourne Student Financial Assessment form and attach evidence of submission to your application for this scholarship. If you have previously completed a financial aid application this will appear when you log in. You must update your details and resubmit the application; and,
    • the online application form, which requires a 300-500 word statement outlining your research project or comparable activity, and how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies.

    Applicants must attach:

    • a current curriculum vitae; and,
    • a current statement of results.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Eugenie La Gerche

    Eugenie La Gerche graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Melbourne in the 1930s. She subsequently edited Farrago, and later took up watercolour painting with a focus on birds and flowers, exhibiting in the Atheneum Gallery in 1957. The Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship aims to assist deserving Art History students, notably those experiencing financial hardship. Mrs La Gerche was also a benefactor to the Faculty of Science and with her husband, founded the Hugh and Eugenie Johnston Scholarship for medical students.

What are the benefits?

Up to $9,000. Several awards may be offered from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report


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