Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship


The Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarships are available to current second year students  at the Faculty, who are Australian citizens, and will be entering third year in 2018 in the disciplines listed below. Scholarships are to be awarded on the following basis:

- merit and financial need, where applicable
- for the final year (3rd year) of study for undergraduate students
- for fee relief and a bursary which is to be paid by installments throughout the year


The total value of scholarships offered will be $100,000.

$10,000 awarded to one successful recipient from each of the following disciplines:

- classical music
- composition (BMus Composition and Interactive Composition)
- dance 
- drawing, printmaking or photography
- film & television
- improvisation
- music theatre
- painting (figurative preferred)
- production
- theatre/drama

Open and closing dates

Applications will next open at the start of semester 2, 2017.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award to all second year students at the Faculty, who will be entering third year in 2018.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the criteria above, in addition to student's previous results attained and financial need. The Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, will approve the recipients.

Additional requirements

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

How to apply

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application link. The link will only be visible during the application period.

The application will require personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You will be required to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript and, where relevant, there will be the option to include any support material that gives weight to your application. Where financial need is a consideration, you'll also be asked to provide an estimate of your budget for the year ahead.