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The Zelda Stedman Artist Scholarship

A Sydney College of the Arts scholarship
This $2000 scholarship provides support to students at Sydney College of the Arts who are experiencing hardship or disadvantage.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in one of the listed degrees at Sydney College of the Arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
1 March 2022 31 March 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $2000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled full-time in one of the following degrees:
    • Bachelor of Visual Arts
    • Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
    • Master of Fine Arts
    • Master of Moving Image
    • Doctor of Philosophy
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship
     

Background

This scholarship provides support to students undertaking a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Combined Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies or Master of Fine Arts, Master of Moving Image or PhD in visual arts at the University of Sydney who are experiencing hardship or disadvantage.

This scholarship is funded by a bequest from Zelda Stedman. 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship provides support to students undertaking a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Combined Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies or Master of Fine Arts, Master of Moving Image or PhD in visual arts at the University of Sydney who are experiencing hardship or disadvantage.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest from Zelda Stedman.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled full-time in one of the following degrees:

I. Bachelor of Visual Arts,

II. Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies,

III. Master of Fine Arts,

IV. Master of Moving Image, or

V. Doctor of Philosophy.

b. Applicant must be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship based on one or more of the below:

I. identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

II. socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities, and/or

VI. regional or remote disadvantage, and/or

VII. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+).

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of hardship and/or disadvantage, and

III. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. why they are studying visual art,

ii. a commitment to studying at Sydney College of the Arts, and

iii. the impact of their disadvantage and/or hardship has on their studies.

b. The Scholarship applications will be assessed by the Sydney College of Arts (SCA) Scholarships and Awards Panel with recommendations resulting in the awarding of the scholarship by the Director of the SCA.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $2,000 per annum and is tenable for up to one year.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a one-off payment after the applicable census date.

c. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Chair of Department of the SCA on recommendation by the SCA Scholarships and Awards Panel.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None apply.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval of the Chair of Department of the SCA on recommendation by the SCA Scholarships and Awards Panel

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application, or

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.