The Dorothy Ford Memorial Scholarship is to support a female Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student enrolled in a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Performance majoring in performance with keyboard/piano enrolled in classical piano or equivalent course.

This scholarship has been established in honour of Mrs Dorothy Ford-Burnett, who was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, to support the next generation of emerging Queensland female pianists.

Maximum value is $24,000

Applications close: Sunday 10 March 2019.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a female student
  • be offered and accepted to study at QCGU in the Bachelor of Music (3 year degree) or the Bachelor of Music Performance (4 year degree), majoring in performance with keyboard/piano, enrolled in classical piano or equivalent course.
  • be enrolled Full Time.
  • have lived in Queensland for a minimum of 12 months prior to application.
  • be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • not be in receipt of any other Griffith University academic scholarship that serves the same purpose.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:
Study details

  • Tertiary education history
  • Secondary education history - Overall Position (OP) or rank/ATAR equivalent
  • Program preferences - have applied for Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Music Performance at Griffith University in 2019

Achievements

  • Leadership and community - include school leadership position/s.
  • Referee details - two referee reports from two different sources:
    • An academic referee (school teacher or principal)
    • A character referee (a person from your community or workplace)

Personal background

  • Income and Expenditure – financial need
  • Scholarships – are you in receipt of a scholarship?
  • Circumstances – Relocation – are you moving away from home in order to undertake your undergraduate degree? (All other things being equal, students from rural and regional areas should receive priority.)

Statements

  • Personal statements
    • Career goals and aims – Why have you selected the particular degree? Why classical piano?(optional)
    • Community involvement – level of active involvement in community music, including volunteering, and other non-music community activities undertaken prior to enrolling in the program
    • Experiences – outline your work history, and/or musical experiences.

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Value

Maximum value is $24,000, payable in instalments.  Payments of $3,000 are  payable for each full time enrol trimester  up to  maximum value of the scholarship or minimum duration of the program, whichever is the lesser.

Payment are made up to six weeks after the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.

Award Details

The Dorothy Ford Memorial Scholarship is to support a female Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student enrolled in a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Performance majoring in performance with keyboard/piano enrolled in classical piano or equivalent course, who has been identified as being in financial need.

This scholarship has been established in honour of Mrs Dorothy Ford-Burnett, who was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, to support the next generation of emerging Queensland female pianists.

There is one scholarship available at any time.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to;

  • The recipient must maintain cumulative career GPA of 5.5 or above, verified at census date each trimester. (Should the recipient not achieve cumulative career GPA5.5, the recipient must agree to the terms and conditions of a ‘learning contract’ for a period of one (1) trimester.  At the expiration of the one (1) trimester ‘learning contract’, should the recipient not achieve a cumulative career GPA of 5.5 or higher, the Scholarship is terminated.  The Scholarship recipient may request a review of a decision to terminate their scholarship if they feel that have exceptional circumstances.
  • The recipient must achieve a final mark of GPA 6 in Performance Studies course, course assessment may be judged by more than two Griffith Academic Staff. (The final result is verified at the end of the academic year and the learning contract does not apply. If GPA 6 is not received in final grades, the scholarship may be terminated.)
  • The recipient must remain enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Music with keyboard/piano enrolled in classical piano or equivalent course. This is verified at census date each trimester. (Should the recipient transfer to the Bachelor of Music Performance at the end of their 3rd year, the Scholarship will continue for this additional year of study).

Should the recipient not meet these conditions, verified at census date each trimester, the remaining scholarship funds will be withdrawn.

If study is postponed due to extenuating circumstances substantiated by a medical certificate, any outstanding monies will be retained until the recipient can continue their studies (as long as the deferment does not exceed one year). Thereafter any outstanding scholarship monies will be forfeited and reinvested in the endowment.

One Scholarship will be available at a time and is held by the recipient for the duration for their Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Studies course.   The next Scholarship will be available when the current recipient has completed their studies and no longer holds the Scholarship.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.