Vivien Gough Memorial Performing Arts Scholarships

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About the Scholarships

These Scholarships are provided to demonstrate the importance and value the School places on the performing arts and are funded by The Gabriel Foundation, which exists to gather funds and support for the School. CGGS is indebted to the Foundation for its support.

Vivien first became associated with Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) when her eldest daughter commenced at the School in 1987 followed by her second daughter in 1992. Both daughters graduated from the School in Year 12 in 1994 and 1997, respectively.

Vivien was a member of the CGGS Parents and Friends Association from 1989 and 1994, and then joined the Friends of Parents and Friends Association in 1998.

In 1991 Vivien became the Parents and Friends representative on the Gabriel Foundation Board and was the Bishop-In-Council Representative from 1999 to 2005. Her determination and clear thinking mind, as well as her ability to sum up a discussion and ask the hard questions were qualities that the Foundation regarded highly.

Vivien was passionate about the performing arts and this scholarship is offered by The Gabriel Foundation in her memory.


The Scholarships provide up to 50 per cent remission of tuition fees. This is calculated on a sliding scale depending on the family's financial circumstances.


The scholarship is open to students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2018.

The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

  • financial need
  • interview
  • achievements and academic record
  • audition
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to dance, drama or music within the School.

Scholarships are only open to permanent residents or those who have Australian citizenship.