Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship


The Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarships are available to current (2018) second year students  at the Faculty, who are Australian citizens, and will be entering third year in 2019 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 are closed. The next round will open in July 2018.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award to all current second year students at the Faculty, who will be entering third year in 2019.

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

This application has 2 separate steps. To be considered both steps must be completed by the application closing date. Please allow enough time to complete both.

Step 1 Scholarship Application

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 your CV and academic transcript.

Step 2 Student Financial Assistance Application

To assist with the assessment your application you are required to submit an online Student Financial Assistance Application by the application closing date. If you already have submitted a Student Financial Assistance Application in the last six months you do not need to apply again but you can update and re-submit your details before the closing date.