Bursaries

Due to the generosity of the Trustees and the donations to our Charity, “Music for People” is able to offer the equivalent of 10 bursaries for the 2020 school.. A Bursary may be a whole or a half free place at Summer School and includes all or the relative portion of all tuition costs, accommodation and meals. The Scholarships do not cover travel to or from the School or other incidental costs. The Scholarship Committee will have to make the decisions about whether a full or half scholarship may be awarded based on the application received. To apply for a bursary please read the information regarding summer school bursaries and complete the Bursary Application form downloadable at the bottom of the page, or fill in the online Bursary application form giving a brief summary of why you are applying. We are using ALL the following 3 criteria when making our decision to award each bursary place Please add your information in support of each criterion.

  1. You are on a restricted income (eg unwaged/ student / pensioner etc). If you are not the main money provider in your family unit, please also tell us about them.
  2. You make an active contribution to music in your local community
  3. Tell us why you wish to come and what you think you would gain from attending the summer school.

Jennie Vaughan Bursary open to Singers

This is a Bursary set up following the kindness of Jennie’s family, allowing M4P to raise money in Jennie’s name in order to award full or partial Bursary to an individual who is applying for at least one course on which he/she will be singing. Other than this, these Bursary is offered as follows:
The Jennie Vaughan Singing Bursary is a free place at Summer School and includes all course costs, accommodation and meals.
The Bursary does not cover travel to or from the School or other incidental costs.
The Jennie Vaughan Singing Bursary is open to existing and new students.
To apply for a Jennie Vaughan Singing Bursary please complete the Bursary Application form downloadable at the bottom of the page, or fill in the online Bursary application form giving a brief summary about why you are applying.
We are using ALL the following four criteria, of which you must meet all four, when making our decision to award each Bursary place:

  1. You must be enrolling for at least one course on which you will be expecting to sing.
  2. You are unwaged / student / pensioner / have dependents etc.
  3. You make an active contribution to music in your local community. Please also enclose a reference from someone such as a band leader, teacher, music group committee member telling us more about this.
  4. Please also tell us what you wish to achieve / take forward following the Summer School.

BAME Bursary

This year in addition to the aforementioned we are offering 5 new bursaries for student from the black, asian and minority ethnic community. This is to address an identified inequality in our school population. The bursary does not cover travel to or from the School or other incidental costs. These bursaries are open to existing and new students who fulfil the following criteria.
To apply for the BAME Bursary please complete the Bursary Application form downloadable at the bottom of the page, or fill in the online Bursary application form giving a brief summary about why you are applying.
We are using ALL the following four criteria, of which you must meet all four, when making our decision to award each bursary place:

  1. You must be a member of the BAME community.
  2. You are unwaged / student / pensioner / have dependents etc.
  3. You make an active contribution to music in your local community. Please also enclose a reference from someone such as a band leader, teacher, music group committee member telling us more about this.
  4. Please also tell us what you wish to achieve / take forward following the Summer School. See submission criteria below

Submission criteria below, applicable to all Bursary applications

The final date for receipt of Bursary applications is Saturday 27th April 2020.
Please submit your Bursary Application form together with your Summer School Application form and “All about You” forms.
Please also provide a reference to support the Bursary application (this is referred-to on the form).
The Bursaries will be decided on the relative merits of individual applications and are at the discretion of the organising committee whose decision is final.
All applications will be treated with the utmost privacy and information in them will not be passed to anyone other than the organising committee.
All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed by the 24th May 2020.
If unsuccessful applicants still wish to attend this year’s Summer School, a place will be held open for them and they can pay using the method advertised in our brochure.
If you are applying for a Bursary, PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR DEPOSIT.