How to Apply Guidelines and Application Form

Closing Date: Must be received by 4 pm Wednesday 15th March 2023

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified within one month of the application closing date.

General Information

The Margaret Standen Bursary, sponsored by her family, was established in 2018 in memory of Margaret, a valued member of the Visual Arts Learning Area at Bendigo Senior Secondary College from 1977 to 2013. The Bursary will provide Year 12 students studying Studio Arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking; Ceramics and Sculpture or Photography) and/or Art General with support, in the form of bursaries to assist students to pursue their passion and career within the Visual Arts.

The Trust makes available Bursary funding of $4000 each year to be used to support students to purchase materials and/or equipment to help them further their passion in the Visual Arts. The Bursary total will most likely be split amongst a number of students/applicants.

Successful applicants will be required to complete an online application form which includes a detailed budget on how the Bursary will be spent. Applicants will also be required to provide a brief written report to a panel detailing how the proceeds of the Bursary were used to support studies in the Visual Arts and assisted in supporting students to pursue a career pathway in the Visual Arts.

The number of bursaries awarded and the final value of the bursaries will be at the discretion of the panel.


Applications for a Margaret Standen Art Bursary for 2023 are invited from Year 12 students who:

  • Are completing Units 3 and 4 Studio Arts (in any discipline) and/or Art General in 2022
  • Can articulate how the Bursary will help them pursue their Arts passion

Selection Criteria

Applicants must be studying Units 3 and 4 Studio Arts and/or Art General and will be selected against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest and passion in the Visual Arts
  • Information from two referees; at least one should be a teacher at BSSC


How to Apply

Read the information carefully and complete the online application form below. Attach required supporting material and lodge the application by the due date.

When to Apply: The Margaret Standen bursary online applications must be received by 4 pm Wednesday 15th March 2023
Late applications will not be considered.

More information

Contact Bendigo Senior Secondary College:
Ph: 54431222


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