Stuart Black Memorial Drawing Scholarship


The Stuart Black Scholarships are open for award annually to undergraduate second year students of art, specialising in drawing. 


The total value of the scholarships offered $15,000.  Two $7,500 scholarships are awarded annually. 

Open and closing dates

Applications will open in the third week of February 2018. Applicants can expect to receive an emailed outcome in April.  

Criteria and eligibility

These scholarships are open for award annually to undergraduate second year students of art, specialising in drawing. 

Selection process

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

  • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. audition, folio presentation) and possibly class participation; 
  • academic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results);  
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process); and  
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Dean, on the recommendation of the selection committee, 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.

For more information

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How to apply

The online application link will appear here when the scholarships is next open for applications. 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.