Regulations and Statutes UTR6.059 Walter Kirby Singing Scholarship (1938 - )


In 1938 Walter Joseph Regis Kirby, formerly of Melbourne, professional singer, bequeathed £1,000 to the University for the purpose of establishing the 'Walter Kirby Singing Scholarship'. Each scholarship Is awarded annually 'to a student who is pursuing the course for the degree of bachelor of Music and is specialising in vocal performance.' In addition, 'during the period of tenure the scholar must diligently pursue studies in a course of subjects prescribed by the head of the school of Music.' The scholarship was made a University regulation in 1938.

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Sources used to compile this entry: The University of Melbourne, UTR6.59 - Walter Kirby Singing Scholarship, Prizes, Exhibitions, Scholarships and Bursaries (UTR6): Gifts and Bequests. Also available at