Grace Ella Fraser Fund


The Grace Ella Fraser Scholarship is open for award to undergraduate cello students enrolled in BMus who have outstanding talent and are in financial need.


Approximately $4,700 in 2017.

Open and closing dates

Applications are now closed for 2017 and will next open in the third week of February 2018. Applicants can expect to receive an emailed outcome in April.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award annually to cello students enrolled in BMus who have outstanding talent and are in financial need. 

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:

  • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. audition, folio presentation) and possibly class participation; 
  • academic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results); 
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process); and 
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Dean, on the recommendation of the selection committee, will approve the recipients who may be offered the scholarship with their letter of offer from the faculty or once the student has accepted their place and successfully enrolled in the course, by census date (around March 31).

Additional requirements

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

How to apply

The online application link will appear here when the scholarships is next open for applications.

The link will only be visible during the application period.  You'll be asked to provide your personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You'll be asked to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript (or most recent other results, such as VCE scores), and you'll also have the option to include any support material you feel gives weight to your application. Where financial need is a consideration, you'll also be asked to provide an estimate of your budget for the year ahead.