The Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship
Eugenie La Gerche, graduate of The University of Melbourne and generous benefactor, made available the Scholarship bearing her name to assist deserving Art History students particularly those experiencing financial hardship. Eugenie La Gerche graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Melbourne in the 1930s and subsequently edited Farrago. Eugenie later took up watercolour painting, exhibiting in The Atheneum Gallery in 1957. Eugenie was also a benefactor to the Faculty of Science and, with her husband, founded the Hugh and Eugenie Johnston Scholarship for medical students.
Several awards may be offered from this amount
Open to needy and deserving fourth year honours and graduate Art History students (postgraduate diploma, Master of Arts coursework and research) demonstrating potential. Special consideration will be given to students experiencing financial hardship. The scholarship will normally be used to support a research project or comparable activity.
Master of Art Curatorship students are encouraged to apply.
The value of the scholarship will be shared.
Recipients are required to:
- Accept award online within 21 days
- Write two letters of appreciation to their donor/committee. (Upon acceptance and after completion)
- Submit a final report
Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.
Complete online application including budget details and upload the following supporting documents:
- Provide a cover letter including a brief summary of your current financial circumstances
- Current curriculum vitae
- Copy of current academic transcript
- Note: All students, except those over 25 years of age, or those receiving the "Unreasonable to live at home" rate of Youth Allowance, should have their parents or guardians complete a Statement of Parents or Guardians Income form. Complete and upload this into the application form.
Applications must be submitted prior to the advertised closing date. Applicants must answer all questions. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.
The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.
Taxation on scholarships
Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).
To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.
For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.