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The Jack de Vos Scholarship

The Jack de Vos Scholarship has been established by a donation of $10,000 to the University in 1981 by Mrs D L Duthie, for the purpose of establishing a scholarship in pianoforte tenable at the Elder Conservatorium for students of special talent.

The following rules are hereby made:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as “The Jack de Vos Scholarship”.
  2. Recipients must be Australian citizens/New Zealand citizens/permanent residents of Australia/holders of a permanent humanitarian visa undertaking study as a Commonwealth supported student and must remain enrolled on a full time basis in the approved program for which the scholarship was approved.
  3. The annual value of the Scholarship is $4,500 payable in two equal instalments subject to confirmation of continuing eligibility after each of the census dates and recipient’s satisfactory academic progress.
  4. One scholarship shall be awarded on an annual basis and be tenable for one year.
  5. To be eligible for the scholarship the student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours) majoring in Piano.
  6. 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.
  7. The scholarships shall be administered by the Coursework Scholarships Office.
  8. Selection of the successful candidate will be made on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium.
  9. The scholarship may be held in conjunction with any other scholarship or award.
  10. Where two or more candidates are of equal merit in any year, the Scholarship may be divided equally amongst them.
  11.  The scholarship will be terminated where:
    1. a student  ceases to be enrolled in the approved program of study at the University
    2. a student has provided false or misleading information with regard to their personal details
    3. a student has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress
    4. a student is guilty of serious misconduct in terms of the University Policy Rules for Student Conduct in the University
  12. 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.
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