The Arved and Suzanne Kurtz Scholarship
In 1991 an appeal was initiated by Mr Peter Mathews, a former student of Arved Kurtz, with total donations amounting to $6,854, for the purpose of founding a scholarship in memory of Arved and Suzanne Kurtz.
Arved Kurtz, accompanied by his wife Suzanne, arrived in Australia in 1935 to take up a position as principal violin teacher at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. He held this position from 1935 to 1938.
The following rules are hereby made:
- The Scholarship shall be known as “The Arved and Suzanne Kurtz Scholarship”.
- The scholarship shall be awarded once every three years and is tenable for 1 year.
- The annual value of the Scholarship is $2,000, payable direct to the student.
- One scholarship shall be awarded to a student at the Elder Conservatorium of one of the stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass).
- The scholarship must be taken up in the year in which it is offered; acceptance of the scholarship offer cannot be deferred. If a student declines the scholarship offer, the scholarship will be offered to the next eligible student.
- The scholarships shall be administered by the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
- Selection of the successful candidate will be made by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium after consultation with relevant staff.
- No award shall be made if there is no candidate worthy of an award.
- The scholarship will be terminated where:
- a student ceases to be enrolled in the approved program of study at the University;
- a student has provided false or misleading information with regard to their personal details;
- a student has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress for two consecutive semesters;
- a student is guilty of serious misconduct in terms of the University Policy Rules for Student Conduct in the University.
- The rules of the Scholarship may be varied from time to time but the title and the purpose of the scholarship shall not be changed.