Mary Elizabeth McComas Piano Scholarship

This scholarship supports graduate students specialising in piano in undertaking studies at a major piano-teaching academy or university outside of Australia.

Applications open

27 Mar 2023

Applications closed

30 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

$20,000 - $80,000

Applicable study areas


Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • have graduated or be eligible to graduate in Music from an Australian University or be currently enrolled in a postgraduate Music course at an Australian University
    • intend to enrol in a postgraduate place at a piano-teaching institution outside of Australia OR intend to secure private tuition with an approved piano teacher outside of Australia
    • be an Australian citizen

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • artistic merit
    • academic merit as demonstrated by previous academic achievement
    • career aspirations
    • travel and study plan outlining study intentions
    • likely success in completing the proposed course of study or benefit rom the travel plan
    • relevant transcripts or evidence of achievements as a pianist.

    The Dean, on recommendation of the graduate committee, will approve the recipients. Successful recipients will be notified via post of the outcome. All other unsuccessful recipients will be emailed.

  • Application process

    Apply online via the link below (link is visible only during the application open phase)

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

What are the benefits?

Payment of between approximately $20,000 and $80,000, apportioned across 2 years. The amount of funds offered depends on the nature and scope of the project and funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees annually. Successful applicants will be required to provide regular progress updates to release instalments.

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