Deadline: April 23, 2012
Students commencing a BMus or BMus (Ed) undergraduate full-time degree at the University of Aberdeen in September 2012 are eligible to apply for the scholarship named in Mrs Hardie’s memory.
One scholarship is available.
One scholarship will be awarded to a student with musical talent (piano or keyboard) entering the University for full-time undergraduate studies. The scholarship will offer £670 per annum to a gifted student of Music specialising in either the piano or keyboard.
This scholarship, valued at £670 per annum, will be awarded for the four year duration of the undergraduate degree. The scholarship will be dispersed in two equal parts, one at the end beginning of December and the other, pending satisfactory progress, at the beginning of the second half session in February.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, musical talent, and financial need. The Selection Panel will seek to identify candidates with significant academic potential and musical talent. Financial and personal circumstances of the applicant will play an important part in the selection process.
For the scholarship, a shortlist will be drawn up and students invited to attend an audition, see Timetable below.
To be considered for the scholarships you will need to have applied to the University of Aberdeen for a BMus place starting in September 2012; to be awarded the scholarship you must receive and then firmly accept a BMus offer, either conditional or unconditional, of a place at the University. The scholarship can only be held by students of the University – it cannot be transferred to other institutions.
An ad hoc Committee composed of representatives from Music will consider the applications, short list the candidates to attend an audition and make the award. This Committee’s decision will be final. The information provided in your UCAS application form will not form part of the scholarship selection process.
How to Apply
Complete an application form and return it by post to the University along with your reference. You will receive correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application.
The Personal Reference
You will need to provide a supporting Reference. It should be completed by someone who is familiar with your musical abilities, your circumstances and your recent studies – or with your intellectual capabilities – whether at school, college, access course or in employment. Someone from your school or college (normally but not necessarily the Head Teacher or Principal) or someone from your place of work who has a supervisory or managerial role would be a satisfactory referee; someone in a responsible position who knows you well would be equally appropriate. The form for your Reference should be given to the person you have nominated. The person writing the Reference should give it back to you, in a sealed envelope. It is then your responsibility to ensure that the reference is enclosed with your application.
The Reference provided will form part of the scholarship selection process. It is helpful if the Referee explicitly deals with the Scholarship Selection criteria and refers to information detailed by the applicant in the Scholarship Application. The Reference should not necessarily be a repeat of the UCAS Reference.
NB: applications where the candidate has written the supporting reference, or where no UCAS application number is given will not be considered by the selection panel.
The closing date for applications is 23 April 2012. If you are applying using a downloaded form, you should send your completed application form, together with your reference to:
Mr James Wright, (The Elspeth Hardie Music Scholarship), Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Aberdeen, University Office, King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX.
Please note that applications cannot be considered if the reference is not submitted.
On receipt of applications the Committee will draw up a short list of BMus candidates to be invited to attend an audition. The audition is expected to take place the week term commences, 21 to 24 September 2012.
Following the audition, the scholarship will be awarded.
If you have any queries not answered by the guidelines above please contact us at the above address, or by telephoning 01224 272090/91.