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The Verna Florence Dinham Scholarship for Piano

A scholarship for students of piano
This scholarship supports undergraduate students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
TBC
  • Undergraduate piano student
January 2021 February 2021

How to apply

No application necessary. Eligible students will be considered for this scholarship as part of their admission application to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Benefits

The scholarship value and duration will be determined by the dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and will be stipulated in the scholarship offer letter to the successful recipient(s).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled or have an unconditional offer to study a full-time undergraduate degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • be studying piano.

Background

This scholarship was established from a donation from Verna Florence Dinham.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, The Verna Florence Dinham Scholarship for Piano is to assist outstanding undergraduate students to undertake studies in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

b. This Scholarship was established from a donation from Verna Florence Dinham.

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be studying Piano.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit, and/or

II. portfolio and/or performance.

b. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship value and duration will be determined by the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient(s).

b. The annual payment will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

d. Transfer of the Scholarship, within the same faculty, may be permitted with the written approval of the Dean.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum WAM of 65 each semester.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval of the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once a Scholarship has been terminated, it cannot be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.