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The William Silver Scholarship

In 1965, the friends and pupils of the late William Silver, a teacher in the Elder Conservatorium from 1919 to 1947, paid to the University of Adelaide the sum of £1,600 for the purpose of founding a scholarship for piano to perpetuate the name of William Silver.

The following rules are hereby made:

  1. The scholarship shall be known as “The William Silver Scholarship”.
  2. The scholarship shall be awarded annually and is tenable for 1 year.
  3. The annual value of the scholarship is $1,200 payable direct to the student.
  4. The scholarship shall be awarded to a piano student of the Elder Conservatorium.
  5. 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.
  6. The scholarship shall be administered by the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
  7. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium after consultation with relevant staff. Preference will be given to a student under the age of 18 years.
  8. No award shall be made if there is no candidate worthy of an award.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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