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.
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.
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 $3000.00.
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.
For more information about contributing to prizes and scholarships at WAAPA, please contact:
WAAPA Operations Manager
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6993