Rosemary and John Hopkins Award

This scholarship supports conductors who are current or former students at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in helping with a youth or community music project. The successful project, ideally to be completed within 12 months from receiving the Award, should be creatively conceived and may be undertaken in partnership with other youth or community organisation(s) such as orchestra, ensemble, choir or school. It is intended that recipients of the Award would gain high level practical experience, develop a commitment to and a greater understanding of community and youth music projects and their possibilities to improve society and disadvantaged communities. These attributes very much reflect the vision and values of John Hopkins, so it is a very fitting memory of his life and achievements.

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

at least $4,700

Applicable study areas


Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Conductor who is a current student or graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne (or its predecessor faculties)
    • Producing a youth or community music project.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • artistic merit and CV
    • conducting qualifications and professional experience as a conductor of a community ensemble
    • a project proposal on how the funding will assist with a community or youth music project (including detailed budget requirements, letters of support, etc).
  • 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?

A single payment of $4,700.

To accept this award, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. After the completion of the proposed activity, a brief progress report is requested for sending to the Hopkins family.

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