George Fairfax Memorial Award

This scholarship, worth up to $15,000, provides recipients 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).

Applications open

16 Mar 2020

Last day for applications

19 Apr 2020
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

$10,000 - $15,000

Applicable study areas

Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen
    • be alumni of an undergraduate or graduate course in Theatre (previously called Drama) or Production from the Faculty of Fine Art and Music
    • be graduated within 10 years of the application closing date.

    Selection criteria

    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 Dean, on the recommendation of the graduate committee, will approve the recipient, who will be notified via post of the outcome. All other unsuccessful recipients will be emailed.

  • Application process

    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.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of up to $15,000.

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