The Varley Scholarship and Exhibition
In 1947, John Varley donated the sum of £1,000 to the University of Adelaide for the purpose of providing a scholarship tenable at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
The following rules are hereby made:
- The scholarship shall be known as “The Varley Scholarship”.
- The scholarship shall be offered annually to a student of the viola, violin, violoncello or double bass, with preference given to a student of the viola.
- The value of the scholarship is $1,200 and shall be tenable for one year.
- The scholarship shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
- If there is no candidate of sufficient merit, the scholarship shall lapse for that year.
- The scholarship shall be administered by the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
- 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 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.