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Australia for UNHCR Beddie Scholarship (closes 27 August)

The Public Education Foundation’s new Australia for UNHCR Beddie Scholarship is for students with a refugee background who intend to study film, television or radio studies at a tertiary level in 2020. This scholarship is for study at the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

This scholarship has been established to encourage greater understanding across the Australian community of the refugee experience. It is intended to help the scholarship holder develop their talents and gain a qualification as a story-teller in film, television or online media.  This scholarship is valued at over $72,000.

The scholarship is to cover educational expenses such as:

  • Full Tuition for the Bachelor of Arts program (3 years full time) at the AFTRS ($45,000)
  • Some living expenses such as transport, technology costs, and equipment ($9,000 pa)
  • Vocational pathways and internship opportunity at Australia for UNHCR

Basic Eligibility:

  • A Refugee
  • Demonstrated interest in film, television, creative writing, radio
  • Willingness to engage in Australia for UNHCR and Public Education Foundation events
  • Commitment to report on progress during the course and after graduation
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident

To be considered for this scholarship the applicant should demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Experiencing personal or socioeconomic disadvantage
  • A commitment to a career in the creative industries.
  • Creative thinking in the form of storytelling.
  • An ability to produce and communicate thoughts and feelings within a piece of creative work.
  • A willingness to give voice to the refugee experience and how it impacts their perspective as a storyteller
  • A capacity for study.

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