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Sia Furler Institute Scholarship

The Sia Furler Institute Scholarship has been established as a result of donation from Professor Jennie Shaw. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance to students in financial need with education and living costs for one year of the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Media, or the Diploma of Music programs.


The following rules are hereby made:

  1. The Scholarship shall be known as the “Sia Furler Institute Scholarship”.
  2. Recipients must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia, 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 awarded.
  3. The annual value of the Scholarship is $2,500, payable in two equal instalments direct to the student following confirmation of enrolment and subject to satisfactory academic progress after each of the census dates (31 March and 31 August each year). Satisfactory academic progress will be based on the recipient maintaining a Grade Point Average of 4 (pass average).
  4. At least one scholarship will be offered annually commencing in 2018, but the number of scholarships to be offered is to be determined annually by the selection panel, subject to the availability of funds.
  5. To be eligible for the scholarship students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Media or Diploma of Music program at the University of Adelaide and must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  6. The Scholarship will provide assistance with education and living costs for one year of Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Media or Diploma of Music programs for which the recipient is awarded the Scholarship.
  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 Faculty of Arts.
  9. The Faculty of Arts will call for applications annually at the commencing of each calendar year. Each applicant will be required to produce a short (1 minute) video clip which:
    • outlines why they seek to complete the Music and Media course;
    • outlines how they feel the course will benefit them in their professional endeavours;
    • defines the special qualities they feel they would bring to the course.
    The completed application form along with evidence of financial need and the video clip are to be uploaded by the applicant to the Faculty’s website.
  10. Selection of the successful candidate(s) will be made by a selection panel consisting of the Director, Elder Conservatorium (or nominee) (Chairperson), the Head, School of Humanities (or nominee) and a representative of the Sia Furler Institute (or nominee). The criteria for selection will be the quality and content of the video, and the academic merit of the applicant. In the event that the selection panel cannot agree on a candidate, the final casting vote will be made by the Director, Elder Conservatorium.
  11. Students in receipt of other University of Adelaide Scholarships may apply for this Scholarship.
  12. The scholarship will be terminated where:
    • a student ceases to be enrolled fulltime 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;
    • a student is guilty of serious misconduct in terms of the University Policy Rules for Student Conduct in the University
  13. The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.
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