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The Thelma Dent AMEB Prize

In 1979 Thelma Everilda May Dent bequeathed a pecuniary legacy of $1,000 to the University of Adelaide for the purpose of establishing a scholarship at the Australian Music Examinations Board for students of piano.

This is an endowed prize with the capital held in the University’s Endowment Fund and the income distribution each year used to fund the prize.


  1. The Prize is known as “The Thelma Dent AMEB Prize”.
  2. The value of the Prize is $2,000 or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the Prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the Endowment Fund.
  3. The Prize shall be awarded annually and is payable direct to the student.
  4. The Prize is awarded on the results of the eighth grade examinations in piano conducted in South Australia by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), provided that in the opinion of the examiners there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. The Prize shall not be awarded more than once to the same person. 
  6. The Prize shall be administered by the Australian Music Examinations Board (SA).
  7. The rules of the Prize may be varied from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.

Rules approved by Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President (Academic) 12 February 2016

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