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:
- The scholarship shall be known as “The William Silver Scholarship”.
- The scholarship shall be awarded annually and is tenable for 1 year.
- The annual value of the scholarship is $1,200 payable direct to the student.
- The scholarship shall be awarded to a piano student of the Elder Conservatorium.
- 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 shall be administered by the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
- 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.
- No award shall be made if there is no candidate worthy of an award.
- 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.