NIDA Open Equity Scholarships

The NIDA Open Equity Scholarships are open all secondary school-aged students nationally, regardless of previous experience or professional ambition. Our winners receive complimentary tuition to participate in their selected course during the spring holiday program.

Unfortunately NIDA must suspend the 2020 Equity Scholarship program as we consider what programs can continue in the wake of recent disruptions due to COVID-19.

At this stage we are not able to announce when we may be able to recommence the Equity Scholarship program however we encourage you to register your interest below. We will let you know when this program is able to resume.

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2019 Winners:

To celebrate NIDA’s 60th anniversary, NIDA Open Equity Scholarships were offered to help young people experiencing barriers to participation in the arts including financial or other disadvantage, to achieve their full creative potential.

In 2019, NIDA proudly awarded over $25,000 worth of scholarships to 50 secondary school students across Australia in the following locations:

Sydney – Kensington, Chatswood, Campbelltown, Parramatta
Newcastle
Canberra
Darwin
Brisbane
Cairns
Gold Coast
Adelaide
Launceston
Melbourne
Perth – Fremantle
Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

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