Gerda Nicolson Award

This scholarship supports female undergraduate Indigenous students in theatre, music theatre or music performance. This scholarship is awarded triennially (next expected year of opening is 2025)

Applications open

14 Feb 2025

Last day for applications

28 Mar 2025
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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

at least $4,000

Applicable study areas

Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a female undergraduate Indigenous student studying theatre, music theatre or music

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on artistic and academic merit, career aspirations, financial need and likely success in completing the proposed course of study.

  • Application process

    Apply online via the link one the Wilin Scholarship page (link is visible only during the application open phase).  Only ONE APPLICATION is required to be considered for the Wilin Scholarship, the VCA Scholarship Endowment Fund- Wilin Access and Gerda Nicholson.

  • 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 approximately $4000 per year for up to three years.

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