The Yulgilbar Foundation Scholarship

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Following the success of their first scholarship partnership, The Yulgilbar Foundation will support the dream of an aspiring dancer with three years of tuition at The McDonald College, commencing in 2020.

In support of education and opportunities for students based in regional NSW, the full scholarship will allow a prospective student from the Northern Rivers region to study at The McDonald College in Sydney from Year 10-12, commencing in 2020. This will cover the entirety of their academic and performing arts tuition during the student’s time at the College. The scholarship is open to students who have studied or have an interest in classical ballet and wish to pursue performing arts professionally.  

This sought-after full scholarship includes three years of academic and performing arts tuition fees* at The McDonald College inclusive of boarding accommodation. Prospective students should be studying classical ballet and currently be based in the Northern Rivers region in NSW.

Applications close Friday 25 October (5pm).

 

Selection Criteria

  • Must commence in Term 1, Year 10, in 2020
  • Be currently based in the Northern Rivers Region in NSW
  • Must be studying classical ballet
  • Be willing to attend an audition in person at the College or submit video audition
  • Conduct an academic competency test
  • Commit to a three-year study period at The McDonald College

 

* The successful applicant will need to cover uniform costs, levies, textbooks, laptop, excursions, transport to and from their hometown for the duration of their schooling at the College. 

 

SUBMIT INTEREST

 

THE YULGILBAR FOUNDATION

The Yulgilbar Foundation’s area of focus is rural, regional and remote Australia and more specifically, on education, environment and capacity building. It is a family run Private Ancillary Fund and was established in 2001 by Baillieu and Sarah Myer. The Yulgilbar Foundation’s area of focus is rural, regional and remote Australia and more specifically, on education, environment and capacity building. The family have had a long-standing involvement in the rural industry, particularly in Northern NSW and we are passionate to see rural and regional Australia prosper.

 

making dreams a reality: CHARLIE SLATER

The first scholarship recipient, Charlie Slater, studied at the College from 2015-2017. Based in Alstonville, NSW, Charlie came from a geographically and financially disadvantaged background. The scholarship gave him the opportunity to study classical ballet, whilst building his confidence as a young man. After graduation in 2016, Charlie was accepted as an apprentice into the Queensland Ballet Young Artist program. 

 

 

ENQUIRIES

General enquiries about The Yulgilbar Foundation Ballet Scholarship can be made to the Principal, Maxine Kohler, by contacting (02) 9752 0500 or emailing registrar@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au