Anna Kannava Scholarship

If your life is art and art is your life, the Anna Kannava Scholarship may be for you. We are proud to support women who are currently studying a creative arts or design discipline.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 22 January 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close 19 February 2020 5pm.


Cash payment up to $3000.

This scholarship is a one-off payment.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be female
  • be enrolled full-time in Trimester 1 2020 in the School of Communication and Creative Arts in one of the following courses:
    • A352 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)
    • A357 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
    • A356 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
    • A359 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
    • A343 Bachelor of Design (3d Animation)
    • A345 Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
    • A351 Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation
  • have completed at least 4 credit points of study*
  • be able to show you have a means-tested Centrelink benefit, or a personal or family taxable income below $56 000, depending on independence status
  • be able to demonstrate in a written statement, the positive benefit this scholarship will have on achieving your creative ambitions.
  • Preference will be given to a student who was not born in Australia.

    *Eligibility does not include recognition of prior learning except where the units concerned have been completed at Deakin in another course of study: you must have completed 4 credit points at Deakin either in your current course or in previous courses having transferred into your current course.

Special conditions

As a scholarship recipient, you must:

  • complete an impact statement at the end of the scholarship year
  • be prepared to attend a meet and greet with the donor
  • provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive this scholarship.

Your application

Supporting documentation

To apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship.

Read more about supporting documentation

How to write a successful application

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

If you feel you meet the eligibility criteria of this scholarship and would like to apply then please email through an expression of interest to the Scholarships office.

Email scholarships office

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.