Ivy May Pendelbury Scholarships

Introduction

The Ivy May Pendelbury Scholarships are available to music students of good character, enrolled in any year level, who are able to demonstrate both financial need and membership to the Anglican Church.

Value

Approximately $15,000, with funds provided by an external trustee. Multiple scholarships will be offered.

Open and closing dates

Applications are now closed for 2017 and will next open in the third week of February 2018. Applicants can expect to receive an emailed outcome in April.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award to music students of good character, enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, who are able to demonstrate both financial need and membership to the Anglican Church.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:

  • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. audition, folio presentation) and possibly class participation; 
  • academic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results);  
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process); 
  • financial need (ascertained via the application, requesting income and expenditure information), 
  • evidence of membership to Anglican Church (i.e. a copy of a letter from a senior member of the applicant's local parish), and  
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Dean, on the recommendation of the Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, will approve the recipients.

Additional requirements

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

The online application link will appear here when the scholarships is next open for applications. The link will only be visible during the application period.

You'll be asked to provide your personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You'll be asked to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript (or most recent other results, such as VCE scores), and you'll also have the option to include any support material you feel 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.