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Prizes & scholarships

Every year, we celebrate the achievements of WAAPA’s most outstanding students through the presentation of scholarships and prizes. These awards are only possible through the generosity of private donors, the business sector, members of the public, past staff, alumni and various foundations.

Scholarships

Paulette Carson Scholarship

The Paulette Carson Scholarship was established in order to provide young classical ballet dancers with the opportunity to fully realise their ambitions and dreams. Three scholarships to the value of $7,500, are available for graduates of the Advance Diploma of Dance who are entering the Bachelor of Performing Arts Course. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web pages.

Woss Family Jazz Scholarship

The Woss Family Jazz Scholarship has been established to support meritorious jazz students attending WAAPA and aim to assist those most in need. There are two scholarships available to all first year Jazz students in the Bachelor of Music course, to the value of $6,000 each. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web pages.

For more information about contributing to prizes and scholarships at WAAPA, please contact:

Professor Julie Warn AM
Director, WAAPA
Phone: (61 8) 9370 6323
Email: j.warn@ecu.edu.au

All of WAAPA

Susie Lim and Kevin Button Scholarship

The Kevin Button and Susie Lim Scholarship supports Indigenous and disadvantaged students to continue with their studies at WAAPA.

Value: Up to $2,500

Acting

D'Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarships

The D’Arcy Slater Foundation was established to provide young Australians with the means to realise their aspirations and potential in Education, Sport, Music and the Arts. Since 2009 the D’Arcy Slater Foundation has contributed funding to WAAPA in the form of Acting Scholarships, Secondment Scholarships and through supporting the visiting artists program.

  • D'Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarship - 1st year Acting
  • D'Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarship - 2nd year Acting
  • D'Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarship - 3rd year Acting

Value: $5,000 over three years.

Effie Crump Theatre Award (Acting)

Finley Award for Acting

  • Finley Award for Acting (1st Year)
  • Finley Award for Acting (2nd Year)
  • Finley Award for Acting (3rd Year)

Julie Michael Award in Musical Cabaret

Leslie Anderson (Acting)

Sally Burton

  • Sally Burton Award (Female)
  • Sally Burton Award (Male)

Arts Management

Australia Britain Society Scholarship

Don Paynter Award

Dance

Dame Peggy van Praagh Award

Dance Theatre of WA Award

Finley Award for Dance

  • Finley Award for dance (Bachelor)
  • Finley Award for Dance (Diploma)

John Curtin College of the Arts Award for Dance

Leinster Award for Dance

Paulette Carson Scholarship

The Paulette Carson Scholarship was established in order to provide young classical ballet dancers with the opportunity to fully realise their ambitions and dreams. Three scholarships are available for graduates of the Advance Diploma of Dance who are entering the Bachelor of Performing Arts Course.

Value: $7,500 each

Music

TURA New Music Commissioning Award

Music - Classical

Barbara MacLeod Scholarship

The Barbara MacLeod Scholarship enables Undergraduate and Postgraduate female students in Classical Music, excluding percussionists, to further develop specialist skills in their chosen field by undertaking an intensive program of study at another world-class institution.

Value: $10,000

Cecilia Daff Award (Piano)

EKCO Investments Award

Faith Court Award (strings)

Helen Court Award (Final Year Student)

Michelle Robinson Award (Voice)

Stephanie Coleman Prize

Warana Music Award

Winstanley Award

Music - Jazz

Melville Toyota Prize

Woss Family Jazz Scholarship

The Woss Family Jazz Scholarship has been established to support meritorious jazz students attending WAAPA and aim to assist those most in need. There are two scholarships available to all first year Jazz students in the Bachelor of Music course.

Value: $6,000 each

Music Theatre

Bill Warnock

Effie Crump Theatre Award

Finley Award for Music Theatre

  • Finley Award for Music Theatre (2nd Year)
  • Finley Award for Music Theatre (3rd Year)

Leslie Anderson Award

Julie Michael Award in Musical Cabaret

Production and Design

D'Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarships

The D’Arcy Slater Foundation was established to provide young Australians with the means to realise their aspirations and potential in Education, Sport, Music and the Arts. Since 2009 the D’Arcy Slater Foundation has contributed funding to WAAPA in the form of Acting Scholarships, Secondment Scholarships and through supporting the visiting artists program.

  • D'Arcy Slater Foundation Secondment Scholarship

David Hough Award for Design

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