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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

D’Arcy Slater Performing Arts Scholarship

The D’Arcy Slater Performing Arts Scholarship is supported by the D’Arcy Slater Foundation, whose aim is to provide Australian youth with the means to realise their aspirations and potential in either education, sport, music, theatre and the arts and to provide domestic or international training in all fields. It provides financial assistance to students enrolling into the first year of the Bachelor of Arts (Acting) with a scholarship valued at $5,000, paid over the three years of the course. The D’Arcy Slater Foundation also offer two Travelling Scholarships valued at $2,000 each and funds for Visiting Artists. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web pages.

ECU WAAPA Scholarship

The ECU WAAPA Scholarship is open to Western Australian year 12 school leavers displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavour. You are encouraged to apply if you are nominating ECU as your first preference of university through TISC, or if you apply directly to ECU for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) undergraduate bachelor degree courses. The scholarship offers a payment of $2,500 per semester (or pro rata for part time study) for a total of $5,000 per year for the duration of your course.

Feilman Foundation First Fleet Restoration PhD Scholarship

The Feilman Foundation First Fleet Restoration PhD Scholarship will be responsible for documenting and researching the restoration of these historic pianos, including extensive engagement with master restorers, technicians, and instrument- builders. The scholarship provides a stipend of $35,000 per annum and a research budget of $15,000 per annum (primarily for travel costs), for up to four years. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web pages.

Kevin Button & Susie Lim Scholarship

The Kevin Button and Susie Lim Scholarship was established to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and students in financial hardship during their studies at WAAPA. The scholarship is offered as away of encouraging and supporting indigenous and disadvantaged students to continue with the demanding WAAPA courses. The scholarship awards a one off Tuition Fee Credit (for VET students) or payment (for Undergraduate students) of $2500.00. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web pages.

Norman Archibald Percussion Scholarship

The Norman Archibald Percussion Scholarship was established in 2015 to support meritorious classical percussion students enrolled in WAAPA's Bachelor of Music. The scholarship will provide financial support to students who demonstrate excellence in classical percussion thanks to the generosity of the donor Mr Neil Archibald. The scholarship offers a once off payment of $2,000 to the successful applicant. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web pages.

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.

Stacey Scholarship

The Stacey Scholarship will support one male classical voice student, who has demonstrated excellence in Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance – Vocal). The Scholarship has been created to recognise those who are experiencing hardship but excelling within the course. This scholarship is valued at $5,000 which will be given as a fee credit for the course. 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

ECU WAAPA Scholarship

The ECU WAAPA Scholarship is open to Western Australian year 12 school leavers displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavour. You are encouraged to apply if you are nominating ECU as your first preference of university through TISC, or if you apply directly to ECU for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) undergraduate bachelor degree courses.

Value: $2,500 per semester (or pro rata for part time study) for a total of $5,000 per year for the duration of your course.

Kevin Button and Susie Lim 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

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.

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)

Arts Management Leadership Prize

Rewarding leadership in the Arts Management course.

Value: $1,200

Australia Britain Society Scholarship

Don Paynter Award

Dame Peggy van Praagh Award

Dance Theatre of WA Award

Finley Award for Dance

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

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

Norman Archibald Percussion Scholarship

The Norman Archibald Percussion Scholarship was established in 2015 to support meritorious classical percussion students enrolled in WAAPA's Bachelor of Music. The scholarship will provide financial support to students who demonstrate excellence in classical percussion thanks to the generosity of the donor Mr Neil Archibald.

Value: $2,000

Contemporary Music Prize

To acknowledge excellence in Ensemble in 2nd year.

Value $1,200

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)

Faith Court Award (strings)

Helen Court Award (Final Year Student)

Michelle Robinson Award (Voice)

Stacey Scholarship

The Stacey Scholarship will support one male classical voice student, who has demonstrated excellence in Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance – Vocal). The Scholarship has been created to recognise those who are experiencing hardship but excelling within the course. This scholarship is valued at $5,000 which will be given as a fee credit for the course.

Warana Music Award

Winstanley Award

Jazz Honours Prize

To acknowledge the excellence of a final year Bachelor of Music Honours (Jazz) student at their final graduation recital.

Value $1,200

Jazz Recital Award Prize

To acknowledge the excellence of a final year Bachelor of Music (Jazz) student at their final graduation recital.

Value $1,200

Bill Warnock

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

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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