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The Ellen Sauer Scholarship

In 1997 Marion Musgrave de Boehme bequeathed a pecuniary legacy of $30,000 to the University of Adelaide to establish a scholarship for a student of the Elder Conservatorium who demonstrates outstanding merit with the piano or any orchestral instrument including voice, and who is deserving of financial assistance.

The following rules are hereby made:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as “Ellen Sauer Scholarship”.
  2. Recipients must be Australian citizens/New Zealand citizens/permanent residents of Australia/holders of a permanent humanitarian visa undertaking study as a Commonwealth supported student and must remain enrolled on a full time basis in the approved program for which the scholarship was approved.
  3. The scholarship shall be awarded every second year and is tenable for 2 years.
  4. The annual value of the Scholarship is $2,200, payable in two equal instalments  following confirmation of enrolment and subject to satisfactory academic progress after each of the census dates
  5. To be eligible for the scholarship the student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours) program.
  6. One scholarship shall be awarded every second year to a piano or orchestral or vocal student of the Elder Conservatorium requiring financial assistance.
  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 Coursework Scholarships Office.
  9. Selection of the successful candidate will be made by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium after consultation with relevant staff.
  10. No award shall be made if there is no candidate clearly worthy of an award.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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