Travelling Scholarships

John Chisholm Marten (1908-1966) established the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships through his estate, to provide financial support for talented Australian artists to help them achieve their dreams.

The scholarships offer talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate. 

To hear more about the John Marten, the scholarships and our role as trustee.

On 10 March 2015, Perpetual as trustee announced the 23 winners of the 2015 scholarship, distributing $460,000 in philanthropic funds to young Australians. To read more about each of the winners.
We are currently completing a comprehensive review of the Marten Bequest Travelling scholarships, to ensure that we best maximise funding and scholarship opportunities for recipients going forward. Details regarding the next scholarship round will be available in 2017.