Katharine Kearns Scholarship

This scholarship, worth approximately $15,000, supports Fine Arts and Music instrumental students aged up to 30 and who are Australian Citizens to travel overseas (preferably within Europe) to further their studies in pianoforte, violin, viola or violoncello. This scholarship is open for application biennially (even years).

Applications open

28 Mar 2022

Applications closed

25 Apr 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

at least $15,000

Applicable study areas


Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of aged under 30 at the time of application
    • final year graduate, current postgraduate or recent alumnus of the Faculty of Fine Art and Music
    • specialise in pianoforte, violin, viola or violoncello and be intending to pursue further study overseas (with preference for European destinations)

    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 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 payment of approximately $15,000 paid in two annual instalments to each successful recipient.

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