Anna Kannava Scholarship

If you are a female student enrolling in or currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and not born in Australia, you should consider applying for this scholarship.


Cash payment up to $1000 for one year

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To apply for this scholarship you must be:

  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • female
  • not born in Australia
  • enrolling in or currently enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television),  Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)
  • able to demonstrate a social or economic disadvantage

Areas of disadvantage include:

  • full-time student who is in receipt of a Centrelink (means-tested) benefit or can demonstrate that they have a personal or family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold depending on independence status
  • social disadvantage

Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed and ranked on information you provide in your application and supporting documentation.

How to apply

Applicants can apply directly to Deakin University via the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

You will be required to supply the following documentation once your online application has been submitted:

  • a copy of your academic progression to date/or Year 12 results
  • two personal references (written) which should identify the capacity in which the referee knows you
  • documentation in support of your disadvantage.  Examples of possible documents you could provide are: Centrelink statement, medical certificates, counsellor letters, police reports, statement of support written by someone not related to you that can confirm the information you provided in your statement.

Applicants should be prepared to:

  • present a case for how the scholarship will assist them to succeed in their course
  • show commitment to pursuing a career as an artist
  • express themselves in a unique and distinctive way

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will also be required to provide supporting documentation. Supporting documentation must be sent to along with your applicant ID number no later than the closing date of the scholarshipLate or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of:

  • financial hardship
  • any medical condition
  • any other disadvantage you are experiencing

The types of documents you could provide are listed on the Supporting documentation page.

Closing date

Applications for Trimester 1 2015 are now closed.

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