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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:

  1. The scholarship shall be known as “The Varley Scholarship”.
  2. 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.
  3. The value of the scholarship is $1,200 and shall be tenable for one year.
  4. The scholarship shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
  5. If there is no candidate of sufficient merit, the scholarship shall lapse for that year.
  6. The scholarship shall be administered by the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 for two consecutive semesters;
    4. a student is guilty of serious misconduct in terms of the University Policy Rules for Student Conduct in the University.
  9. 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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