Bursaries

Lionel Bowman Bursary/Prize

Who qualifies? One bursary/prize is awarded annually to a student for the best interpretation of a complete solo piano work by Beethoven.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 30 September
Particulars: Students are to compete for this prize. Applicants must give a public performance of a complete work by Beethoven in the presence of adjudicators.

Myra Chapman Educational Trust

Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March
Particulars: Undergraduate scholarships may be awarded to the same candidate/s for a maximum tenure of three years; postgraduate scholarships may be awarded to the same candidate/s for a maximum tenure of two years. Renewal must be applied for annually. The awards are made in consultation with the Department of Music. Should no postgraduate candidates qualify, the total amount may be awarded to qualifying undergraduate students.

Betsie Cluver

Who qualifies? A single bursary for the BMus student with the overall best achievement in Piano as the principal instrument in his third year of study
Applications: No applications

JC Coetzee Bursaries for church organists

Who qualifies? Organ students who wish to qualify as church organists.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Dr Mario Nell mdn@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 28 February
Particulars: Merit bursaries offered by the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa.

Edna Elphick

Who qualifies? Registered or prospective students (part-time or full-time) or alumni of the Conservatoire (“Konservatorium”) qualify. Applicants may not be older than twenty-five on 30 September of the year in which they participate.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 30 September
Particulars: Violoncello. The award is decided by competition and applicants are required to perform a short programme in public in the presence of adjudicators. An award will be made only if the standard is satisfactory. The money has to be used for study at the Conservatoire or at an approved institution abroad.

JLM Franken

Who qualifies? A notably deserving full-time student in any specialised field of Music.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March
Particulars: Estate of the late Mrs LEF Rosser

Anton Hartman

Who qualifies? Deserving undergraduate or postgraduate students in any field of music study.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March
Particulars: Two bursaries. Where a bursary holder discontinues his studies as a result of poor achievement, all the bursary monies, together with interest at the prevailing interest rate, shall be repayable. Awards are made in conjunction with the University’s Department of Music and the Santam Trust.

Hilda Hendrikz

Who qualifies? Deserving undergraduate or postgraduate voice students.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March

Laetitia Morkel Bursary Fund

Who qualifies? Financially needy BMus students who are also academically deserving
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Particulars: Students must excel in piano. Suitable candidates will be considered by the Music Department.

Anna Pretorius

Who qualifies? Bursaries for promising, needy students
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za

Closing date: 1 March

Particulars: Music, Speech and Drama

Mabel Quick

Who qualifies?
• Prospective or registered full-time Music students.
• Competitors for the Singing scholarship must be not more than 23 years of age on 30 September of the year in which they participate.
• Previous winners are disallowed from participating again.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 30 September
Particulars: Two scholarships. One is for singing, the other for any musical instrument. The awards are made on the basis of competition. Applicants must perform a short programme in public in the presence of adjudicators. In the years immediately following, winners will be required to study as their major subject singing or the particular musical instrument in which they have won.

Mabel Quick Overseas Bursary Competition

Who qualifies? Registered 3rd, 4th year, postgraduate & alumni students.

Previous winners are disallowed from participating again.
Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 30 September

Particulars: This competition takes place once every two years. Contact the Departmental Secretary, Karen Valentine for more information.

Ester Mentz Bursary

Gideon Roos Bursary Fund

Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za

Closing date: 1 March
Particulars:  Gideon Roos Bursary for study in music (especially singing) at Stellenbosch University.

Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)

Who qualifies? Exclusively for citizens of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland. Samro music bursaries for Composition Study in Southern Africa. For the study of Composition as a major subject in either the Western art/choral or jazz/“popular” music genres.
Applications: www.samrofoundation.org.za. (See website for closing date and other relevant information).

Smallie Scholarship

Who qualifies? Notably deserving, full-time student(s) of piano, violin or voice.
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March
Particulars: One or two scholarships are awarded annually for a maximum period of two years.

The awards are made in consultation with the Department of Music. From the Estate of the late Ms LE Smallie.

Stellenbosch Boere-Orkes

Who qualifies? One bursary for a deserving and needy student
Applications: Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March

Stellenbosch University Women’s Association

Who qualifies?
• One of the bursaries is awarded to a deserving final-year student in the field of education. The award is based on academic results and other achievements of the preceding years of study. No applications.
• The other bursary is awarded to a deserving third-year student for musical performance (any instrument or singing). Applicants are required, towards the end of their second year of study, to perform a short programme in public in the presence of adjudicators.
Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 30 September
Particulars: From a donation made by the Stellenbosch University Women’s Association.

“Vereniging van Volksang en Musiek”

Who qualifies? One bursary for a deserving and needy student
Applications: Application forms can be requested from Karen Valentine kmv@sun.ac.za
Closing date: 1 March