The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music – 50th Anniversary Scholarship Program

Play a part in developing tomorrow’s musicians

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music 50th Anniversary Scholarship Program provides much needed support that allows students to fully immerse themselves in their study and practice.  For many recipients, scholarships offer the opportunity to attend University and pursue their dreams.  Scholarships can also provide life-changing experiences through overseas study and performance opportunities, extending our student’s experiences and talents and truly shaping them as musicians of the 21st century.

“Without the generous award from this scholarship, I would not have been able to afford to participate in this program and would have lived with regret that this was one opportunity I could not seize.”  Emily Domingo, Anna Chmiel scholarship recipient 2014

Equity Scholarships

For students who demonstrate financial need, and regional and interstate students who have had to relocate to Monash, this support greatly assists with study, living and accommodation costs.

$7,000 per year or $21,000 for 3 years

Scholarships that Reward Excellence

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated excellence in music studies and personal contribution to the general musical activities of the school. The award can be for a specific specialisation or general excellence. 

$7,000 per year or $21,000 for 3 years

International Travel Scholarships

A point of difference for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is the unique opportunity for students to study at the Monash Centre – Prato (Italy) and in New York. These are overseas units (2 – 3 weeks) as part of their undergraduate degree (not exchange programs). 

Each Scholarship is between $2,000 and $5,000

If you would like to play a part in developing the musicians of tomorrow you can make a donation by going to or completing the attached form.

Scholarships will be awarded from 2016 onwards.