Scholarships

Through the generosity of a number of the School’s supporters, the following scholarships are available to students:

The Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the Trustees of the Warrnambool based G & E Jones Foundation, a scholarship to the value of $6000 will be available to a young adult currently resident in the Western District of Victoria who successfully auditions for the Advanced Diploma of Acting at Melbourne’s prestigious National Theatre Drama School in St Kilda.


The Nicolson Award

To honour the life and work of Tasmanian-born actor, Gerda Nicolson, the Trustees of the Nicolson Foundation have made available a one-year Scholarship, valued at $5000, which is distributed amongst the students for a limited subsidy on tickets to theatre productions over their three years of study. Gerda Nicolson worked regularly with many of Australia’s leading theatre companies and was a core cast member of the popular TV series, Bellbird.


The Cybec Scholarship

The Cybec Scholarship, valued at $5,000, is awarded to a Second or Third Year Advanced Diploma student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, have demonstrated their professional potential and that they would benefit significantly from financial assistance. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.


The Florence Young Scholarship, awarded by the Tallis Foundation

This Scholarship, named in honour of a much-loved, early 20th Century Australian stage star, is valued at $4,000. It is awarded to a Second or Third Year Advanced Diploma student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.


The Lisle Jones Award

This Scholarship named in honour of the much respected and loved former student, actor and teacher at the National Theatre, Lisle Jones is valued at $3000.It is awarded to a Second or Third Year Advanced Diploma student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.


The W.P Carr Award

This Scholarship, named in honour of the National Theatre’s creator is valued at $1000. It is awarded to a Second or Third Year Advanced Diploma student who, in the opinion of the Director and Staff, has demonstrated their professional potential and can show that financial assistance would significantly benefit them. The funds are to be used primarily for the payment of tuition fees.

Contact Us

For more information regarding any of the above scholarships, please contact us at

Drama School:

drama@nationaltheatre.org.au