Bursaries

Bowman (Lionel Bowman Bursary/Prize)

Who qualifies? One bursary/prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate student for the best interpretation of a complete solo piano work by Beethoven.
Applications: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 30 September
Value: approximately R2 500-R3 000
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.

Chapman (Myra Chapman Educational Trust)

Applications: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602
Closing date: 31 October of the previous year of study
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.

Cluver (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
Value: R2 000

Coetzee (JC Coetzee Bursaries for church organists)

Who qualifies? Organ students who wish to qualify as church organists.
Applications: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 31 October of the previous year of study
Value: About R4 000 each
Particulars: Merit bursaries offered by the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa.

Elphick (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: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
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.

FAK Senior Music Bursary

Applications: Executive Officer, FAK, PO Box 2655, BROOKLYN SQUARE 0075
Closing date: 15 November
Value: R7 000

Franken (JLM Franken)

Who qualifies? A notably deserving full-time student in any specialised field of Music.
Applications: The Chairperson: Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 31 October of the previous year of study
Value: R3 000
Particulars: Estate of the late Mrs LEF Rosser

Hartman (Anton Hartman)

Who qualifies? Deserving undergraduate or postgraduate students in any field of music study
Applications: The Chairperson: Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 31 October of the previous year of study
Value: R2 500
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.

Hendrikz (Hilda Hendrikz)

Who qualifies? Deserving undergraduate or postgraduate voice students.
Applications: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 31 October of the previous year of study

Laetitia Morkel Bursary Fund

Who qualifies? Financially needy BMus students who are also academically deserving
Applications: www.maties.com
Value: Tuition fees
Particulars: Students must excel in piano. Suitable candidates will be considered by the Music Department.

Pretorius (Anna Pretorius)

Who qualifies? Bursaries for promising, needy students
Applications: www.mymaties.com
Particulars: Music, Speech and Drama

Quick (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: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 30 September
Value: approximately R4 000 each
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.

Roos (Gideon Roos Bursary Fund)

Applications: www.mymaties.com
Particulars: (1) An Ester Mentz Bursary for study in music (especially singing) at Stellenbosch University. (2) A Gideon Roos Bursary for study in science, law or classical languages 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. Applications open 1 December (see website for closing date).
Value:
1. Third, fourth or honours year – R9 000
2. Master’s degree or doctorate – R9 000

Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)

Who qualifies? Exclusively for citizens of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland. Undergraduate Bursaries for General Music Study in Southern Africa. Only students who have been accepted for the first or second year of study in any general branch of either the Western art, jazz/“popular” or indigenous South African music genres.
Applications: www.samrofoundation.org.za. Applications open 1 December (see website for closing date).

Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)

Who qualifies? Exclusively for citizens of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland. Undergraduate Bursaries for Music Education/Class Music Teaching Study in Southern Africa. For third- or fourth-year students with Music Education and/or Class Music Teaching as major subject. Available in both the Western art and jazz/“popular” music genres.
Applications: www.samrofoundation.org.za. Applications open 1 December (see website for closing date).

Smallie Scholarship

Who qualifies? Notably deserving, full-time student(s) of piano, violin or voice.
Applications: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 31 October of the previous year of study
Particulars: One or two scholarships are awarded annually for a maximum period of two years.
The award is made by the Chairperson of 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: www.mymaties.com

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.
Applications: The Chairperson, Department of Music, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602
Closing date: 30 September
Value: R3 000 each
Particulars: From a donation made by the Stellenbosch University Women’s Association, two study bursaries are awarded annually to Music students.

“Vereniging van Volksang en Musiek”

Who qualifies? One bursary for a deserving and needy student
Applications: www.mymaties.com