Webster Nolan Fund Scholarship

Introduction

The Webster Nolan scholarship is open to first year classical music students, specialising in singing. Candidates must normally reside outside a radius of 50km from Melbourne CBD, and be in financial need.

Value

The value of the scholarship offered will be approximately $3,500 per annum for three years of the Bachelor course, pending successful academic progress. It will be paid in six equal installments.

Open and closing dates

Applications are now closed. This scholarship will next be available in 2018.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award to first year classical music students, specialising in singing. Candidates for the scholarship must normally reside outside a radius of 50km from the Melbourne CBD, and must be in financial need. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage country people to apply to and attend the College to study the art of classical singing.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of artistic merit, as demonstrated by a portfolio of most recent work or performance; academic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement; career aspirations; financial need; and likely success in completing the proposed course of study. The Dean, on the recommendation of the selection committee, will approve the recipients who may be offered the scholarship with their letter of offer from the faculty, or, once the student has accepted their place and successfully enrolled in the course, by census date (around March 31).

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.