Joyce McKenna Scholarship
The Joyce McKenna Scholarship is provided for the most talented student for each year to travel overseas to further his or her musical education.
Open and closing dates
Applications are now closed.
Applicants can expect to receive an outcome by the end of May. It will be next open for application in March 2020.
Criteria and eligibility
Candidates for the scholarship must be the most talented student for each such year, and is provided to enable overseas travel to further the recipient’s musical education. This scholarship is restricted to classical graduates from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music only from the previous year's cohort. 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 will approve the receipient, who will be notified via email of the outcome. Unsuccessful receipients will also 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.