The Friends of the Conservatorium Travel Bursary has been established to support excellence in musical ability and encourage students of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) to travel interstate or overseas for the purpose of further training or educational development.

Maximum value: $1,000

Applications closed for 2020.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a current undergraduate student at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU)
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a person who holds an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa (or its equivalent).

What do I include in my application?

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

Study details
  • Program – to verify current study and achievements including GPA.
Personal background
  • Income and expenditure
  • Personal statements
    • Career goals and aims – outline your career ambitions and your plans for travel
    • Scholarship benefit – How will this bursary and the travel planned benefit you and your success in university?

You should upload the following in the supporting documentation section. Please use only the following formats: PDF, Word, jpeg or Excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted.

  • Details of your travel and study plans, such as flight bookings, travel itinerary, or acceptance letter for study. (optional but recommended)

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Maximum value is $1,000, paid in one instalment, provided conditions are met.

Payment is made on confirmation of travel plans, refer to the terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

The Friends of the Conservatorium Society was established in 1975 with the following objectives:

  1. To foster interest in and support for QCGU.
  2. To promote activities which will stimulate such interest and support.
  3. To encourage the making of gifts and bequests to QCGU, to its library, its equipment and its funds.
  4. To encourage the setting up of scholarship and bursary funds and the endowment of prizes.
  5. To encourage and promote the acquisition by the conservatorium of rare or historical instruments scores and manuscripts, works of art and other objects having cultural value or significance.
  6. To promote visits or tours by overseas or interstate lecturers or performers.
  7. To assist in establishing a residential college or hostel for students.
  8. To raise money and solicit funds in support of any of the objects here in mentioned.
  9. To engage in such other activities as may be in the opinion of the management committee be designed to further the said object or any of them.

The Friends of the Conservatorium played a vital role in the philanthropic foundations of QCGU, fundraising and advocating for the institution. Many QCGU alumni have been supported both directly and indirectly by their efforts.

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

  • be a current QCGU student
  • use the bursary in the following 12 months towards the cost of tuition, travel, accommodation or travel associated living expenses (the bursary will be forfeited if it is not used within 12 months from the bursary closing date)
  • provide acceptable evidence of travel plans, such as flight bookings, travel itinerary, or acceptance letter for study prior to receiving the bursary payment.

The decision to award this bursary will be based on excellence, benefit and need. References will be sought from QCGU faculty.

Applications, including any supporting documentation, 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.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.