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Anne & Gordon Samstag
International Visual Arts Scholarships

The Samstag 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.

Gordon Samstag's will provided funds for awarding annual scholarships enabling Australian visual artists to study and develop their artistic capacities, skills and talents outside Australia. This remarkable gift ranks as one of the very great bequests to visual arts education in Australia.

Samstag Scholarships are administered by the University of South Australia through the Samstag Museum of Art, on behalf of Gordon Samstag's United States-based trustee, the Bank of America. 142 Samstag Scholarships have been awarded to date.

From 2020, each scholarship covers reasonable costs for twelve months overseas, institutional fees for one academic year of study (where applicable), a tax-exempt stipend of US $50,000, return airfares, personal travel and medical insurance.


Applications for the 2020 Samstag Scholarships are OPEN,
closing 30 June 2019.


Click here to begin your application.