Webster Nolan Fund Scholarship


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.


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 and will reopen during semester 1 Oweek 2019.  Applicants can expect to receive an emailed outcome in April.

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.


How to apply

This application has 2 separate steps. To be considered both steps must be completed by the application closing date. Please allow enough time to complete both.

Step 1 Scholarship Application

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 your CV and academic transcript.

Step 2 Student Financial Assistance Application

To assist with the assessment your application you are required to submit an online Student Financial Assistance Application by the application closing date. If you already have submitted a Student Financial Assistance Application in the last six months you do not need to apply again but you can update and re-submit your details before the closing date.