The Patricia Long Conservatorium High School Scholarship was established with the proceeds of the estate of the late Patricia Long. This scholarship helps talented musicians attend the Conservatorium High School. The scholarship is offered to a student whose financial circumstances are such that they would substantially benefit from this scholarship.

The recipient of the Patricia Long Conservatorium High School Scholarship will receive financial support in the amount of $2,500 for each year they remain enrolled as a student at the Conservatorium High School.

They will continue to receive the scholarship whilst they remain enrolled at the Conservatorium High School, make satisfactory progress in their studies and maintain an acceptable attendance record.  The maximum period of support for any individual scholar will be six years.

The scholarship is to cover musical and educational expenses such as:

  • Purchase of a musical instrument relevant to their musical studies
  • Musical tuition
  • Uniforms and other equipment
  • Stationery and books
  • Laptop
  • Course or study related software
  • Printer
  • Excursions and camps

If a student leaves the Conservatorium High School, the scholarship will lapse. Any unspent monies at the end of the academic year of the scholarship period must be refunded to the Public Education Foundation scholarship fund.

Before applying for this scholarship, please ensure that you read the scholarship terms and conditions.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Usually currently enrolled in Year 6 (in 2020) but can be a secondary student transferring in to the Conservatorium
  • Applied to commence studies at the Conservatorium High School from 2021
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Potential to do well at the Conservatorium High School and be able to demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant contribution to reaching their musical ambitions
  • Assessment of all round musical potential based on the audition and assessment process of the Conservatorium High School
  • Commitment to study at the Conservatorium High School

SELECTION PROCESS

A selection panel will review all scholarship applications and assess them against the selection criteria. The selection panel will include representatives of the Public Education Foundation, a representative from the Conservatorium High School and independent experts. After considering all applications, the selection panel will recommend the selected applicant for the approval of the Public Education Foundation’s Board.  Successful applicants will be notified in December 2020.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email. If successful, the scholarship recipient’s school principal will also receive notification directly.

How To Apply

To apply for the Patricia Long Conservatorium High School Scholarship, students can access the link to the online portal via the Foundation’s website.  Applicants should select the Conservatorium High School Music Scholarshipshttps://www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/scholarships

Please note that all applications are now received via the Foundation’s online portal.  You will need to sign up for a FluidReview account to access the form.

Prior to starting your application, you should compile the following information ready to submit:

  • Applicant details including:
    • full name
    • gender
    • date of birth
    • phone number
    • address
    • email (please ensure you nominate an email account you regularly access)
  • Residence status (copy of residency Visa or Citizenship certificate is a requirement for applicants born outside of Australia)
  • Parent/guardian details (at least one but up to two)
    • name
    • phone number
    • relationship to student
    • email (please ensure you nominate an email account you regularly access)
  • School details:
    • name of school
    • address
    • principal name
    • email
  • School Point of Contact – the person at the school who you would like correspondence sent to – name, phone number and email
  • Basic information about you / your family:
    • whether you are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, or Pacific or South Sea Islander
    • who is the primary caregiver at home
    • highest education qualification of your immediate family
    • if you are from a Non-English-Speaking Background
    • country of origin of your parents and yourself
    • which languages you speak and are spoken at home
    • if you have a diagnosed disability or learning difficulty
    • whether you have been in out-of-home care
    • socio-economic background
    • how you found out about the scholarship
  • Which instrument/s you play
  • A statement outlining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship and how you meet each of the selection criteria. Please also include details of your musical goals.  (Maximum 400 words)
  • A copy of all pages of your most recent school report ready to upload
  • A reference from your Music Teacher (PDF or Word format, maximum 400 words)
  • A supporting statement from your Principal which addresses the selection criteria (the applicant must initiate a request via the online application to the Principal.  This will result in an email being sent to the Principal asking them to complete a statement of support online)

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE – the Principal statement must be from your CURRENT Principal, NOT the Conservatorium High School.

Note for Principals: Please be aware that your statement is a critical component of the application form and your feedback is given considerable weight in the process of panel deliberations.  The panels are looking for feedback that goes well beyond simple confirmation that the student is enrolled in your school, or that you endorse the application

 

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Once you have finalised your application and all elements are complete (including references as required) you can submit it for review.

Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Call the Public Education Foundation on 02 7814 2806 or email us at info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au.

We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the Foundation and the work that we do – www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au

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