Named after the late Australian actress and activist, the initiative offers a path to the US market for acting talent via targeted packages worth more than Usd$25,000.
They include online and in-person training on various aspects of the industry, as well as help with visas and immigration services.
Duncan blazed a trail for Australian actors in the US during the ’80s, portraying Iris Carrington Wheeler on the daytime soap opera Another World, a role for which she was honoured not only with nominations for the Soap Opera Awards but also an Emmy nomination.
She passed away in February 2019 at the age of 76 after a battle with gynaecological cancer.
This will be the third year the scholarship has been run,