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 for students enrolling in the Arts and Cultural Management.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 11 September 2019.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close 12 February 2020 5pm.


Maximum payment up to $22 100 paid as follows:

  • an initial payment of $500 to assist with study expenses, paid after census date in trimester of the award
  • cash payments of up $1800 per credit point for a maximum of 12 credit points, paid on successful completion of each credit point.

Eligibility criteria

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

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 2020.
  • Preference will be given to individuals:

  • working in the arts sector in small-to-medium sized organisations
  • wanting to transition their careers into the arts sector and/or
  • living in remote areas.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a pass grade on all enrolled units
  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about their study goals and what it means to receive the scholarship.

Your application

Supporting documents

No supporting documentation is required for this scholarship.

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Application tips

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.

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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.

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What happens next?

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

You'll find out if you were successful within six weeks of the application closing date. You can view 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.