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The John 'Slick' Osborn Scholarship

In 2000 John Russell Osborn bequeathed his residuary estate to the University of Adelaide for the purpose of providing a scholarship or scholarships to assist undergraduate students studying drums or percussion instruments.

The following rules are hereby made:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as “The John ‘Slick’ Osborn Scholarship”.
  2. Recipients must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia 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 scholarship shall be awarded annually and is tenable for 1 year.
  4. Two scholarships of $6,000 will be awarded annually, and if only one worthy candidate is identified, the scholarship will be $12,000.  Scholarships will be payable in two equal instalments following confirmation of enrolment after each of the census dates and shall be subject to confirmation by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of satisfactory progress.
  5. A candidate for the award of the scholarship shall be a full-time student of drums or percussion in the Bachelor of Music or Honours Bachelor of Music program.
  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 by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium after consultation with relevant staff.
  9. No award shall be made if there is no candidate clearly worthy of an award.
  10. 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.
  11. 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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