Instrumental Bursaries

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.

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 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.