- Applications open
- 7 February 2020
- Applications close
- 8 March 2020
What you'll receive
You'll receive $25,600 over three years, paid as:
- $5,000 HECS-HELP exemption (across first and second year).
- $5,000 study, relocation or living expense stipend (in first year)
- $5,000 study or real-world experience such as study tour or study abroad (in second year)
- $600 resources and equipment stipend from Russtor Music (in second year)
- $5,000 study or living expense stipend (in third year)
- $5,000 mentor program stipend with APRA AMCOS to support graduate career opportunity (in third year).
If you hold a double degree, the scholarship funds and credit point requirements apply only to your creative industries units.
To be eligible for this award you must be:
- an Australian citizen (including dual citizens)
- a permanent resident of Australia.
You must also be:
- a woman
- enrolled in or applying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) or double degree with this course
- experiencing financial hardship.
How to apply
To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:
- a completed application form (DOCX file, 38.0 KB)
- your curriculum vitae (CV) including achievements in creative industries, in particular music and any supporting material such as a showreel (if available)
- a proposal outlining how you anticipate that this scholarship will enhance opportunities for you including a statement of any equity disadvantage or hardship in study. QUT Equity Scholarship information will be utilised where applicable (not compulsory).
What happens next?
A selection committee will assess each application and you will be contacted for an interview or to advise of the outcome.
To keep this scholarship you must:
- remain enrolled as a full time student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) for the duration of your studies
- maintain a minimum course grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or greater
- provide an annual report of the benefit and outcomes you gain from receiving the scholarship.
About the scholarship
The Tara Simmons Scholarship was established in memory of successful indie-pop singer, songwriter, producer and QUT alumnus, Tara Simmons.
The scholarship aims to enrich the education and aspirations of a talented and committed female student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) course who may be disadvantaged through financial or personal hardship or from a regional or remote location.