The Sue Nattrass Scholarship (Masters)

Deakin University donors would like to recognise and honour Sue Nattrass AO for her distinguished career in the arts sector across Australia by supporting the Sue Nattrass Scholarship Fund for students enrolling in the Arts and Cultural Management.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2019 open Friday 2 November 2018.

Applications for Trimester 1 2019 close Thursday 14 February 2019 5pm.


Initial payment of $500 to assist with study expenses (payment made after census date), paid in trimester of the award.  In addition, a cash payment of up to $21,600 over multiple years, divided into payments of $1800 per credit point paid on successful completion of each credit point.

  • This scholarship is available up to the completion of 12 credit points.

Eligibility criteria

All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a domestic student, studying part time or full time
  • enrolled in M785 Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) or M765 Master of Arts and Cultural Management in Trimester 1 2019
  • preference will be given to individuals:
    • working in the Arts sector in small-to-medium sized organisations or
    • wanting to transition their careers into the arts sector or
    • living in remote areas.


Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a yearly report detailing how this scholarship has helped with their studies.

Your application

Application tips

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How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

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 within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

About the donor

Sue Nattrass AO has made a long and distinguished contribution to the Australian entertainment industry. Sue's career in the Arts spans over 40 years, and she is considered one of Australia’s most experienced and high profile arts managers.

Exemplary of Sue’s commitment to the arts community, she brings her experience and leadership philosophy to Deakin in her capacity as Adjunct Professor, Arts and Cultural Management, as well as in her former role as the chair of the Advisory Board.