Denise Gerard Scholarships

A Scholarship to support BFA and BFA(Hons) students with financial need.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Parts II, III or IV of the BFA, or the BFA(Hons)
Opening date: 21 February
Closing date: 4 April
Tenure: One year (or more)
For: Assistance
Number on offer: Up to five
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $5,000

The Scholarships were established in 1997 as the result of a bequest to the University from the late Miss B Denise Gerard. Miss Gerard’s stated purpose in establishing the Scholarships was to assist students at the Elam School of Fine Arts who show industry, promise of artistic ability, and are in need of financial assistance.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.