SYDNEY, NSW – November, 2020. Screenwise – Australia’s Leading Film and TV School for Actors – is now accepting applications for the Founder’s Scholarship 2021. Now in its fourth year, this program continues to offer one talented actor the opportunity to study at the acclaimed Film and Television Acting School. The Founder’s Scholarship is a unique award offering one economically disadvantaged student a lifetime opportunity to secure state-of-the-art screen acting training in Australia.
Valued at $35,000 the Founder’s Scholarship covers tuition fees for the 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting over the complete course of two years. The award also includes the production of the Scholarship recipient’s Showreel and Industry Graduation Showcase upon completion of the program. In addition to full subsidisation of tuition fees, the successful applicant will receive mentoring from a range of critically-acclaimed and award-winning actors throughout the duration of their studies.
Founder’s Scholarship 2020 Recipient Veronica Chan recently spoke of the opportunities that the award has presented to her as a Taiwanese-Australian:
“I am so grateful for having been given this life changing opportunity to be here and to pursue the craft of my dreams. The scholarship has opened so many doors already, and I cannot even begin to imagine what opportunities await in the coming years. Without access to this training many underrepresented actors like myself would not have the tools necessary to bring to light the characters and stories that are vital in promoting screen diversity”.
Find out more about Veronica’s journey here.
Founder’s Scholarship Recipient 2019 – Linnea Stevens-Jones
Founder’s Scholarship Recipient 2018 – Harrison Green
Commenting on the importance of Scholarship programs amidst the current global climate, Actress and Screenwise CEO Denise Roberts said:
“There are far too many talented people out there from all walks of life who have an enormous amount to offer. If we want diversity in our actors, and a true representation of the world around us, then we have to provide the opportunities for that to happen.”
Screenwise is looking forward to receiving a diverse and broad range of applicants throughout this year’s application process, and is encouraging individuals from underrepresented communities to apply for the award. Those interested in the Scholarship can visit www.screenwise.com.au or contact Screenwise on 02 9281 4484.