Barbara Bishop Hewitt Scholarship
The Barbara Bishop Hewitt Scholarship is provided annually to support classical music graduates from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music to undertake further study in Australia or overseas.
Open and closing dates
Applications are now open at this link. They will close at 11.59PM Tuesday 23 April. Applicants can expect to receive an outcome by the end of May.
Criteria and eligibility
Candidates for the scholarship must have graduated from a course in music from the former Faculty of Music or classical graduates from the Conservatorium within the last 5 years, and must be planning to undertake further study in Australia or overseas. Current graduate students who meet these criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note this scholarship will not fund applications to attend competitions.
Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:
- artistic and merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results) and CV;
- career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process);
- travel and study plan (outlining teacher/masterclass/tertiary intentions; detailed budget requirements; letters of support; etc); and
- likely success in completing the proposed course of study / benefitting from the travel plan (addressed through questions in the application process).
The Dean, on the recommendation of the graduate committee, will approve the receipients, who will be notified via post of the outcome. All other unsuccessful receipients will be emailed.
To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.
How to apply
Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the applications link. The link will only be visible during the application period.
The application will require personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You will be required to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript and, where relevant, there will be the option to include any support material that gives weight to your application. Where financial need is a consideration, you'll also be asked to provide an estimate of your budget for the year ahead.