The Dick Lack Scholarship provides young people an opportunity to pursue excellence in their chosen artistic field.
The Dick Lack Award was founded in 1987 to honour the memory of Richard (Dick) Lack, whose foresight and hard work resulted in the building of the Nunawading Arts and Entertainment Centre (Whitehorse Centre).
A structural Engineer by profession and a keen amateur flautist, Dick was a Foundation Member of Maroondah Symphony Orchestra. As a Councillor of the City of Nunawading, Dick was disappointed when the Municipal Offices were built without the provision for a concert hall, and soon the idea of an Arts Centre in Nunawading was born. For many years Dick fought for this vision and worked with Nunawading Arts Council to raise funds for his dream to proceed.
Although very ill at the time, Dick Lack was a proud performer with Maroondah Symphony Orchestra when it played at the opening concert in the Whitehorse Centre.
His dream had come true.