Scholarships and Bursaries 2023

Supporting enthusiastic and committed students with lesson fees.

Every year Wollongong Conservatorium of Music (WollCon) provides a scholarship and bursary assistance program to help enthusiastic, passionate and committed students with their music lesson fees.

There are two Scholarship Programs for 2023: The Endangered Species Scholarship and the Noel Lamerton Scholarship.


These scholarships are designed to encourage young people to learn instruments which fewer people have been learning in recent times. This year WollCon is offering scholarships in the following instruments:

Oboe, Bassoon, French horn, Harp. Viola, Double Bass, Trombone and Jazz Backline (Guitar & Drums).

The scholarship covers a maximum of 50% of the cost of a single tuition program at WollCon.


These scholarships are available to any student, of any instrument or genre of music whose permanent address is in the Shellharbour LGA.

Successful candidates will be awarded $500 toward their individual music tuition fees for one academic year.

This assistance is possible due to the support by NSW Department of Education.

Applications have NOW CLOSED.

Our 2023 Scholarship recipients are pictured below:


WollCon believes in positive change through music for all and every year WollCon provides a bursary assistance program to help enthusiastic, passionate and committed enrolees with their music lesson fees.

Bursaries are offered to enrolees who require financial assistance in order to maintain their musical activities at WollCon, and are available throughout the year (for that year) – there is no deadline for applications.

The outcome of an application will be communicated to the applicant within a 10-day period, and prior to the forthcoming term to ensure timely enrolment.

Any enrolee at WollCon may apply for a bursary.  Enrolees may be currently enrolled at WollCon or a regular participant in our Schools Music Program.