Ethel Osborn Prize


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate, Honours
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Grant
Scholarship value AUD$1,000
Scholarship duration 1 Year
Opening date 1 July 2020
Closing date 5 August 2020


About the Prize

Ethel Osborn was a well-known operatic soprano with an international career who returned to Queensland in 1951 and became a part-time examiner in singing with the Department of Music at the University of Queensland from 1952 to 1962. 

The Ethel Osborn Prize was established in 1983 following a bequest of $15,000 from John Gilmour in memory of his wife, Ethel Osborn Gilmour.


Awarded for the most outstanding performance in classical voice.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please review the Senate Rules for this scholarship and the rules below (under ‘Selection Criteria').

Complete Application Form.

All applications must be submitted to the School by 5pm, Wednesday 5th August 2020.


Selection criteria

Heats Wednesday 12th August 2020 6pm-9pm, Nickson Room

Final Tuesday 18th August 2020 6pm-8.30pm, Nickson Room

Competition rules:

  • Heats- max 10 mins duration
  • Finals- max 20 mins duration
  • No more than 6 candidates to proceed from heats to finals in each competition
  • Competitors to organise and self-fund any rehearsals with pianist prior to heats and final if required
  • Winner (automatic) and runner up (by invitation) in each competition to perform in prize winner concert
Applications are closed.


School of Music
(07) 3365 4949
Applications are closed.