John Bell Scholarship

John Bell Scholarship

Thank you to all the students across Australia who auditioned for the 2019 John Bell Scholarship. Bell Shakespeare artists auditioned 185 students around the country, working with each student on their chosen Shakespeare monologue.

From a shortlist of 20 students, four winners have now been selected. The audition panel included Founding Artistic Director John Bell and Artistic Director Peter Evans.

The winners of the 2019 John Bell Scholarship are:

Hanna Bourke, Emmaus College, Rockhampton QLD
Grace Ebelebe, Darwin High School NT
Stella Gavey, Scots All Saints College Bathurst NSW
Promise Mudzingwa, Guilford Young College, Hobart TAS

Hanna, Grace, Stella and Promise will join us at Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney in January 2020 for one week of training, mentorship and observation of Hamlet in rehearsal.

Thank you to the Coca Cola Foundation and our generous donors for making the national audition tour and winners week possible.

2019 John Bell Scholarship shortlist

Josephine Blazier, Alice Miller School, Macedon VIC
Hanna Bourke, Emmaus College, Rockhampton QLD
Jordan BriggsMoree Christian School, Moree NSW
Noa Coates, Alice Miller School, Macedon VIC
Claira Constable, Loreto College Ballarat VIC
Alyssa DuncanMoree Secondary College NSW
Grace Ebelebe, Darwin High School NT
Caitlin Forrest, Georgina Molloy Anglican School, Busselton WA
Stella Gavey, Scots All Saints College Bathurst NSW
Sean Heffron, Hunter Valley Grammar School, Maitland NSW
Olivia Hodgkins, St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra NSW
Cooper McLaurinThe Essington International Senior College, Darwin NT
Khaila Middleton, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College, Alice Springs NT
Harry MoorbyKooringal High School, Wagga Wagga NSW
Promise MudzingwaGuilford Young College, Hobart TAS
Zara PodmoreBomaderry High School NSW
Georgina SaadMackillop Senior College, Port Macquarie NSW
Kai SharpeBunbury Catholic College WA
Malakye Stapleton-PintoDarwin High School NT
Ben NosworthyKildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga NSW


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Thank you to our donors and foundations who have made this program possible.

John Bell Scholarship