Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design

Application dates

Applications close
9 July 2021

What you'll receive

A $5,000.00 scholarship to be used to undertake professional development to advance your professional skills relevant to acting.  The activity can be undertaken after graduation.


  • be in the final year of your Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting degree
  • be eligible to complete the degree at the conclusion of 2021

How to apply

  • Submit a written statement outlining your achievements and proposed intentions for professional development activities including how it will support your career opportunities.
    • where possible, the proposed activity should include a budget outline.
    • funds will be disbursed once formal confirmation of the activity is provided.
  • Complete an application form (DOCX file, 31.7 KB)

Submit to

What happens next?

A selection panel of QUT staff and relevant donors will select the students based on ranking and shortlisting of written applications. If shortlisted, you may be requested to attend an interview.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email after the selection committee has assessed all applications.


The scholarship funds must be used for the intended purpose of professional development.  A written report is required for the donor at the conclusion of the activity funded by the scholarship.

Terms and conditions for The Jennifer Blocksidge Memorial Award (MS Word Document; 50.1 KB)

About the scholarship

The award is generously supported by the Blocksidge family and other donors to keep the memory of Jennifer Blocksidge alive.

Jennifer Blocksidge played a pivotal role in Brisbane and Australian theatre through her contribution to the formative years of QUT’s acting program and her tenure as Director of La Boite Theatre Company.

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