Dr Andrew McAliece and Dr Richard Simmie Scholarship

Introduction

This award is open to a Music Theatre student enrolled in second or third year BFA (Music Theatre) based on merit and financial need.

Value

One scholarship per annum, presented in Semester 2, valued at $6000. The final scholarship will be awarded in 2019.

Opening date

The next round will open in July 2018.

Criteria & eligibility

This award will be open to a music theatre student enrolled in second or third year BFA Music Theatre, based on merit and financial need. 

Selection process

All applications will be presented to the selection panel, convened by Head of School Margot Fenley. The Dean of Faculty Professor Barry Conyngham will approve the final recipient.

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:

  • artistic merit, (70%)  as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. audition, folio presentation) and overall standard of participation within the program to date; 
  • financial need  (30%) (ascertained via the application, requesting income and expenditure information), and  
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

Successful recipients of this scholarship enrolled in 2nd year remain eligible to apply in subsequent years.

Additional requirements

Students awarded this grant, will be required to complete a letter of thanks for the donors of this scholarship.

How to apply

Applications will be online through the VCA website scholarships page and go live at the beginning of Semester 2. Applicants will be asked to provide personal information, including course and year level and a summary of your financial need.