Scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships and bursaries are available each year for outstanding ability, for designated instruments and in cases of financial need. The value of all awards is subject to means test.
Junior Academy is very grateful to donors and benefactors whose assistance has greatly facilitated the implementation of our plans: these benefactors include the Leverhulme Trust, the Wolfson Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Susan Lawrence Travel Bursary Fund, Julian Bream Guitar Scholarship, Benslow Musical Instrument Loan Scheme, Department of Education Muisc and Dance Scheme (MDS) and various anonymous benefactors.
Junior Academy is supported by the Music and Dance Scheme ‘Access to Excellence’ programme. The aim of the scheme is 'to help identify, and assist, children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education, which will enable them, if they choose, to proceed towards self-sustaining careers in music and dance'.
For more information please see www.dcsf.gov.uk/mds.
Julian Bream Trust Junior Scholarships are available to exceptionally gifted classical guitarists or lutenists, who wish to study at Junior Academy. Each Julian Bream Trust Junior Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition fees. The selection of each nominee for a Julian Bream Trust Junior Scholarship will be carried out by Junior Academy in accordance with its normal auditioning procedures and criteria. If your audition is successful, Junior Academy will pass your details to the Julian Bream Trust for consideration. There is no separate scholarship application process.