Proudly originating from Horsham in country Victoria, Alex has worked closely with the local RM Showcase to create The Alex Rathgeber Performing Artist Scholarship, awarded for the first time in 2019. 


Designed as a way of encouraging and fostering the talent development of promising young performing artists and musicians from around the Horsham & Wimmera region, the recipient receives a $1,000 prize to support and encourage their development as a performing artist.

Through this scholarship, Alex acknowledges the dedicated members of the Horsham and Wimmera performing arts community who provide young people with exciting introductions to theatre, music and the performing arts.

The inaugural winner of the Alex Rathgeber Performing Artist Scholarship was Sofia Laursen Habel (pictured).