Anthony Costa Foundation Arts Management Scholarship

This scholarship was established to assist students with a disability in undertaking a postgraduate course in the field of arts and cultural management.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester/Semester 2 2024 open 12 June 2024.

Applications for Trimester/Semester 2 2024 close 24 July 2024 at 5pm.


This scholarship offers cash payments of $1800 per credit point for the normal remaining course duration.

The maximum value of this scholarship is $21,600 (up to 12 credit points)*.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 2 2024 in one of the following courses:
    • M785 Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)*
    • M665 Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)*
    • M519 Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)*
  • have a disability or long term medical condition that impacts your ability to study.

Preference will be given to applicants who are looking to transition their career into the arts sector.

*The scholarship duration is a maximum of 12 credit points for a Masters course, 8 credit points for the Graduate Diploma, and 4 credit points for the Graduate Certificate.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • write an introduction statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • provide a completion statement at the conclusion of your studies.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you will also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your disability or long term medical condition.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

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

To be considered for this scholarship, please contact the Deakin Scholarships Office with an Expression of Interest. You will then be provided with an application form.

The expression of interest should include your Deakin student ID number, course of study and confirmation that you have a disability or long term medical condition that impacts your ability to study.

Expression of interest

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

What happens next?

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

If you are successful, you will be contacted by the email address you nominated within your application portal account, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the application closing date. If you have not received an offer by this time, you have been unsuccessful. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

Next offering period

This scholarship is yet to be confirmed for any future offering periods. Please check back at this page at a later date for any updates.