The Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship

8th Jan 2018
4th Mar 2018
Study level
Honours, Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

Art History and Art Curatorship


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.

Application process

Eligible applicants must complete:

  1. the Financial Aid Assessment (If you have already completed a previous financial aid application this will show up when you login. Simply update your details and submit the application again. When you submit, you will receive an email acknowledgement that your application has been received.)
  2. the online application form (via the link below) which requires a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies and the documents uploaded as outlined below:
  • 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
  • current curriculum vitae
  • copy of current academic transcript

Both applications (financial aid assessment and the application via the link below) must be submitted prior to the advertised closing date.