Scholarships You May Not Have Heard Of

For the artistic to the linguistically gifted, Alice Gilbert highlights some of the niche scholarships on offer that may have escaped your radar.

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The due date for many scholarship applications is almost here, so if there are any for which you are eligible, now is the time to apply! Maybe you don’t think you’re eligible for any? It’s still worth having a look. Among the many broader scholarships, there are a few niche scholarships you may not know about:

 

Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Honours Scholarship
Amount: $2500
Number available: 1
Faculty: Education and Arts
Applications close: Monday 17 March 2014

If you’re a Fine Arts student with a desire to spread your wings in the international art world then this is an opportunity not to turn down.  This scholarship will pay for the cost of travel to a place of your choice in order to extend your artistic understanding and further develop the quality of your work.

 

William Bowmore Undergraduate Scholarship in Cello for Continuing Students
Amount: $2000
Number available: 1
Faculty: Education and Arts
Applications close: Monday 17 March 2014

Are you an aspiring cellist?  If so, first of all, that’s awesome!  Second of all, here is a chance for your aspirations to be taken that one step further with a scholarship specifically aimed at encouraging the study of cello.

Similar scholarships available: William Bowmore Undergraduate Scholarship in Cello for First Year Students, William Bowmore Endowed Postgraduate Scholarship in Cello

 

Undergraduate Scholarship for a Mature Age Woman in the Faculty of Business and Law
Amount: $500
Number available: 1
Faculty: Business and Law
Applications close: Monday 17 March 2014

If you took an extended gap year that turned into a gap decade, that’s no reason for you to be disadvantaged!  This scholarship aims to provide encouragement and support for a woman who is over 30 at the commencement of a Business, Law or Commerce degree and who does not already hold a university qualification.

 

Hartley Exchange Studies Scholarships
Amount: $10,000
Number available: 5
Faculty: Education and Arts
Applications close: Monday 17 March 2014

Are you studying French?  Are you thinking of participating in an exchange to France, but worried you may not be able to afford it?  Voilà!  This scholarship is aimed at supporting students in the study of French by covering the costs of a semester exchange to the University of La Rochelle in France.

Similar scholarships available: Hartley French Undergraduate Scholarships, Hartley Honours Scholarship

 

Don McNair Scholarship in Plant Identification and Illustration
Amount: $1200
Number available: 1
Faculty: Science and Information Technology
Applications close: Monday 17 March 2014

Are you a bit of a flora freak?  Then this scholarship may be for you!  Offered specifically to Honours students in Science, Environmental Science and Management, and Natural History Illustration degrees, it is aimed at encouraging the study of Australian native plants through an identification or illustration project.

 

For further info about any of these scholarships, and to check out what else is available, visit here.

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