Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

The scholarship was established in 1998 by a bequest by Howard Sleath of 50 per cent of his estate to the University of Queensland. Mr Howard Sleath was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments. Mr Sleath gave the State of Queensland a string quartet of instruments to be kept under the supervision of the Head of the School of Music. The instruments were first demonstrated by the Mayne String Quartet at a concert to inaugurate the Howard Sleath Quartet of Instruments in 1974.


Applicants must: be Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents; be commencing first year in Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours); and demonstrate an outstanding ability when auditioning using an orchestral stringed instrument played with a bow.

Amount $7,000

The scholarship is valued at $7,000 for 1 year.

Number per year 4
Frequency Annual
Duration year
Student type Australian and New Zealand
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
Field of studys Creative arts
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