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Applications Close: QUT – The Tara Simmons Scholarship [QLD]

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm EST

A scholarship for future QUT undergraduate creative industries students studying music.

The Tara Simmons Scholarship was established in memory of successful indie-pop singer, songwriter, producer and QUT alumnus, Tara Simmons.

The scholarship aims to enrich the education and aspirations of a talented and committed female student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) course who may be disadvantaged through financial or personal hardship or from a regional or remote location.

Applications open:
7 February 2020
Applications close:
8 March 2020


To be eligible for this award you must be:

  • an Australian citizen (including dual citizens)
  • a permanent resident of Australia.

You must also be:

  • a woman
  • enrolled in or applying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) or double degree with this course
  • experiencing financial hardship.

The Scholarship:

You’ll receive $25,600 over three years, paid as:

  • $5,000 HECS-HELP exemption (across first and second year).
  • $5,000 study, relocation or living expense stipend (in first year)
  • $5,000 study or real-world experience such as study tour or study abroad (in second year)
  • $600 resources and equipment stipend from Russtor Music (in second year)
  • $5,000 study or living expense stipend (in third year)
  • $5,000 mentor program stipend with APRA AMCOS to support graduate career opportunity (in third year).

If you hold a double degree, the scholarship funds and credit point requirements apply only to your creative industries units.

How to apply:

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:

  • a completed application form (DOCX file, 38.0 KB)
  • your curriculum vitae (CV) including achievements in creative industries, in particular music and any supporting material such as a showreel (if available)
  • a proposal outlining how you anticipate that this scholarship will enhance opportunities for you including a statement of any equity disadvantage or hardship in study. QUT Equity Scholarship information will be utilised where applicable (not compulsory).


To keep this scholarship you must:

  • remain enrolled as a full time student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) for the duration of your studies
  • maintain a minimum course grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or greater
  • provide an annual report of the benefit and outcomes you gain from receiving the scholarship.

Terms and conditions for The Tara Simmons Scholarship (PDF file; 170.2 KB)

For full information on this scholarship and how to submit your application, please see QUT’s website.


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