Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarships

Summary

Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value $7000
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1

Scholarship description

The Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship is awarded to the Bachelor of Music (Honours) applicant showing greatest merit in an audition on an orchestral stringed instrument played with a bow.

Established in 1998 by a bequest by Howard Sleath of 50% of his estate to The University of Queensland. Mr Howard Sleath was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments.

Mr Sleath gave the State of Queensland a string quartet of instruments to be kept under the supervision of the Head of the School of Music. The instruments were first demonstrated by the Mayne String Quartet at a concert to inaugurate the Howard Sleath Quartet of Instruments in 1974.

Eligibility

An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant:

  • submits an application to audition on an orchestral stringed instrument played with a bow for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
  • will be enrolled full-time in the first year of the program.

Before you apply

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How to apply

Submit an application to audition on an orchestral stringed instrument played with a bow for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program to the Head by the closing date for applications.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by audition.

Contact

School of Music
(07) 3365 4949

Terms and conditions

The scholarship is tenable for one year and paid in two instalments.

The first payment will be made after the census date in Semester 1 subject to the recipient being enrolled full-time in the program.

The second payment will be made after the census date in Semester 2 subject to the recipient:

  • Continuing to be enrolled full-time in the program; and
  • Obtaining a GPA of at least 5 in Semester 1.

If the recipient fails to satisfy the above rules, the recipient must show cause to the Head why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

Terminology

In these rules:

  • Program means the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Scholarship means the Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship
  • Head means the Head of School, School of Music.