The Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships were established in 1991 through the generous bequest of the late Gordon Samstag, an American artist who taught from 1961 to 1970 at the South Australian School of Art, now the School of Art, Architecture and Design, a part of the University of South Australia.

Samstag Scholarships are awarded by the University of South Australia on behalf of Mr Samstag's Trustee: US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Naples, Florida, USA. The Samstag Program is administered through the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art.

Gordon Samstag's remarkable gift ranks as one of the very great bequests to visual arts education in Australia. 138 Samstag Scholarships have been awarded to date.


Congratulations to our 2017 Samstag Scholars Jacqueline Felstead (VIC) and Zoe Kirkwood (SA)!

Both artists have been been accepted into their international schools of choice. Jacqueline Felstead will attend the Royal College of the Arts, London and Zoe Kirkwood, the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.


Applications for 2018 Samstag Scholarships have CLOSED

2018 Scholars announced late September 2017