The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship will reopen in 2026.

The Arts have long been a central and vital plank in the School’s curriculum and character. The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship is offered to a new student entering into Years 10 or 11, who demonstrates outstanding abilities in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the Visual Arts and is available for either a boarding or day student.

The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship is means-tested and shortlisted candidates are asked to provide financial information for their application to be considered.

Student selection is based on the student’s folio of original work and academic examination. Shortlisted students are asked to complete a creative assessment task and interview with the Head of Visual Arts.

Successful candidates will be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School and be actively involved in the broader Visual Arts programme as a role model for others.

In accepting the Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship, the student must complete not less than two Visual Arts subjects in Year 10, and not less than two VCE Visual Arts subjects in Years 11 and 12, or one in IB Diploma Visual Arts 11 and 12. Students completing the IB Diploma must also commit to complete the Extended Essay on a subject relating to the Visual Arts.


The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found here.