M & E Kefford Scholarship


The M&E Kefford Scholarship is available to any Faculty music student in any year level, who is the child of a British* subject and normally resides in the State of Victoria.  *'British' for the purposes of this scholarship includes a number of countries. The complete list is here.  


The value of the scholarship offered will be $1,000.

Open and closing dates

Applications are now closed and will reopen on the third week of March, 2020.  Applicants can expect to receive an emailed outcome in May.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award to students of any degree of music, enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, who are children of British* subjects by birth, and resident in the State of Victoria.

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); 
  • evidence that a parent was born in one of the approved coutries (i.e. a copy of a birth certificate);
  • evidence that applicant currently lives in Victoria (i.e. photocopy of driver's licence); and  
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty and 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

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application 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.