George Fairfax Memorial Award

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Open for applications

Applications open

25 Mar 2024

Applications close

26 May 2024

Benefit amount

$10,000 - $25,000

Eligible study level

Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate coursework, Graduate research

Eligible student type

Domestic students

Eligible study stage

Current study, Alumni

Benefit duration



This scholarship, worth up to $25,000, provides Theatre or Production alumni with the opportunity to enhance their professional careers in the theatre industry at a critical time in their careers. This scholarship is open for application biennially (even years).


A one-off payment of up to $15,000.


$10,000 - $25,000





Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this award, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be alumni of an undergraduate or graduate course in Theatre or Production from the Faculty of Fine Art and Music
  • be graduated within 10 years of the start of current year.

Selection criteria

It is expected the award will be split between two or more recipients, however, this is at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

  • talent and achievement in performing arts, as demonstrated by industry engagement and recognition (reviews, awards and nominations, selection of work by festivals) and /or academic merit (tertiary results)
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process)
  • travel and/or study plan (outlining teacher/masterclass/tertiary intentions)
  • detailed budget requirements; letters of support; etc)
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study / benefitting from the travel plan (addressed through questions in the application process).

The Selection Committee may request shortlisted applicants to attend a brief interview. The Dean, on the recommendation of the graduate committee, will approve the recipient/s, and all applicants will be advised via email of the outcome.

Study level:

Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate coursework, Graduate research

Student type:

Domestic students

Study stage type:

Current study, Alumni

Study area:

Music, visual and performing arts

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How to apply

Apply online via the link below (link is visible only during the application open phase).

When will I know the outcome?

Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

Submit an application


Open for applications

Applications open:

25 Mar 2024

Applications close:

26 May 2024

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