Friends of the University Margaret Olley Fine Art Scholarship
|Amount$4000||Number Available1||FacultyFaculty of Education and Arts|
|Donor||Friends of the University of Newcastle|
The Friends of the University were established in 1981 to foster an awareness of the University and its place in the community and to conduct activities including fundraising that promote the interests of the University. Since that time the Friends have raised over $1,000,000 and contributed towards scholarships, art works, music, rare books, infrastructure and more.
Margaret Olley was a well-known Australian Artist born in 1923 who held over 90 solo exhibitions during her life time. She was appointed an Officer Order of Australia medal in 1991 and awarded Life Governor of the AGNSW in 1997. The AGNSW named the Margaret Olley, Twentieth Century European Gallery in her honour in 2001. She was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2006. Margaret was awarded an Honorary doctorate at the University of Newcastle. She continued to paint despite deteriorating health in her last few years and left a complete new body of work for exhibition when she passed away in 2011 at age 88.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.
The scholarship currently provides a benefit of $4,000 to be paid as two equal payments of $2,000 following Semester 1 and Semester 2 census dates.
Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.
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