The Valrene Tweedie Scholarship Fund

The Valrene Tweedie Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of our beloved Valrene Tweedie O.A.M. who dedicated her life to the world of dance. The scholarship is aimed at young dancers pursuing full time vocational dance training at a National Council recognised dance training establishment, where their attendance will be compromised due to financial hardship.

The Scholarship makes available $10,000 bi-annually which will be distributed at National Councils, the Selection Committee and Trustees discretion. Scholarships will be awarded to worthy applicants on merit. Full and part scholarships may be awarded.

The Valrene Tweedie Scholarship Fund - Entries close November 30th 2020

2020 FORMS - Winner announced in 2021
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Valrene Tweedie Scholarship 2018
The Trustees were delighted in awarding the 4th Scholarship to Lily Minchenko.

Valrene Tweedie Scholarship 2016
3rd Scholarship Fund awarded to Joshua Price. 2016 recipient.

Valrene Tweedie - 2nd Scholarship
On July 11th, the Trustees had great pleasure in presenting the second Scholarship to an extremely talented young dancer, Rebecca Blenkinsop, during the annual Cecchetti Conference this year. Rebecca is a student at VCASS at present whilst continuing her Cecchetti training and was selected by the Panel appointed by the Trustees consisting of Juliet Burnett, Margaret Illmann, Marilyn Jones M.B.E, David McAllister A.M. and Athol Willoughby O.A.M, all dancers who had long associations with Miss Tweedie.

Rebecca was awarded the Most Promising Dancer at the Cecchetti International Competition in USA last year, and was a finalist in the Prix de Lausanne earlier this year. This is where Rebecca was offered a place at The Royal Ballet School in London, but was unable to accept due to the expenses involved. The Valrene Tweedie Scholarship has enabled her to accept this place and she will be leaving Australia in early September to fulfil her dreams. We are sure that Valrene would agree that Rebecca is a most worthy recipient of the Award established in her name and we wish her every success in her future.