ADFAS Pokolbin $1000 Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship

Intended Purpose of Scholarship

This Scholarship, comprising an award of $1000 for the benefit of one successful candidate each year, has been set up to encourage the development of all forms of Fine Arts in senior years of High School including painting, sculpture, music, drama, dance and film.

The scholarship is intended to provide:

  • financial help for relevant ongoing material or equipment purchases;

  • cost of travel and attendance at exhibitions, performances or workshops related to their art; and/or

  • pay for weekend, holiday or on-line courses that the student may want to take to enhance their studies.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates from the following schools and meeting the following requirements are invited to apply for the Scholarship:

  • Mt. View High School:

    • Year 11 students who intend to major in Visual or Performing Arts for the Higher School Certificate.


  • Cessnock High School:

    • Year 10 students intending to study Visual or Performing Arts in College 1, or

    • College 1 students intending to study Visual or Performing Arts in College 2.



Details of the 2021 scholarship together with an application form can be downloaded shortly.

Eligible students are encouraged to make an application on or before the due date of Friday 3rd September, 2021, for the 2021 scholarship - late entries will not be accepted.

Only one scholarship to the value of $1,000 is awarded each year although a $250 Encouragement Award may also be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel. The decision of the ADFAS Pokolbin judging panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the result.

Payment of the awards is made in October each year to allow preparation for the following school year.