Since 1939 the University has offered annually five scholarships for orchestral instruments, tenable at the Elder Conservatorium, in accordance with the following rules:
- One scholarship is offered for each of the following subjects courses: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, percussion.
- A candidate may not hold more than one of these scholarships at any one time.
- If there is no candidate, or no candidate of sufficient merit, for any scholarship in the prescribed instruments, the scholarship may be offered to a suitably qualified student of any other orchestral instrument.
- A scholarship shall be tenable in the first instance for one year. It shall then be re-offered for competition and the holder shall be eligible for re-appointment to the scholarship for a second year. No scholarship shall be awarded to the same candidate for more than two years.
- A scholarship shall entitle the holder to free tuition in the principal subject course for which it is awarded and in such secondary courses as may be approved by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.