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The Angela Lakin Scholarship

In 1970/71 friends of the late Angela Lakin (1943-69) gave to the University of Adelaide the sum of $2,190 for the purpose of commemorating her achievements in music.  Although blind from birth, Angela Lakin had, amongst other musical achievements, graduated with honours in music in 1965.

The following rules are hereby made:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as “The Angela Lakin Scholarship”.
  2. The scholarship shall be awarded annually and may be held in conjunction with any other scholarship or award, and is tenable for up to four years.
  3. The annual value of the Scholarship is $2,500 payable in two equal instalments direct to the student following confirmation of enrolment after each of the census dates (usually 31 March and 31 August each year) and shall be subject to confirmation by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of satisfactory progress during the course of tenure of the award.
  4. To be eligible for the scholarship a candidate must:-
    1. have a physical disability (and be registered with the University’s Disability Service) which, however, is not such as to preclude satisfactory progress in the study of theoretical and scholarly aspects of music or alternatively in a performance of music
    2. have reached a standard in the study of music acceptable for admission to the program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in the University or as a student of a principal course in the Elder Conservatorium.
  5. In determining the award, the Director of the Elder Conservatorium may take into consideration the financial circumstances of the candidate and his/her family as well as the musical merit of the candidate.
  6. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium after consultation with relevant staff.
  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 scholarships shall be administered by the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
  9. No award shall be made if there is no candidate clearly worthy of an award.
  10. 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.
  11. 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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