Scholarships

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda Scholarship is funded by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda.
MARJORIE STANTON SCHOLARSHIP & JOHN BARNETT SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, the G&S scholarships assist individuals pursue an education in the performing arts. While the scholarship programme was established in 2004, they were recently renamed in recognition of the long-standing dedication and contribution to the Gilbert & Sullivan Society by Ms. Marjorie Stanton and Mr. John Barnett.

The aims of the G&S Scholarships are:
 To recognise and promote excellence in the academic and artistic abilities of students in Bermuda
 To encourage students to continue the pursuit of their artistic and academic goals as they are essential to the development of a well-rounded education; and
 To assist students from Bermuda in obtaining a college education.

Conditions Governing the Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded annually and successful applicants will be awarded a minimum of $5000.

The scholarship funds must be used to contribute to the costs of tuition, room and board at the place of study, and to the costs of travel to and from the place of study. The total value of all scholarships received cannot exceed the associated costs.
Applicants must provide a letter from parent/guardian/other/personal undertaking to accept responsibility for additional educational costs.
Successful applicants are not barred from subsequent applications for this Scholarship, but must demonstrate that a high academic standard has been maintained.

Eligibility

Applicants must be Bermudian or have sufficient connection with Bermuda to be regarded by the Society as Bermudian.
The applicants must give proof of being enrolled in an undergraduate or post-graduate course in Voice, Musical Performance, Theatre Performance or Stage Production/Design. Dance programs are not eligible.

Criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded on the following basis:
a) Art and theatre experiences (including past involvement in Gilbert & Sullivan productions as cast, crew or volunteer);
b) Academic achievement;
c) Involvement in community and public service activities;
d) Leadership qualities and achievement in extra-curricular activities; and
e) Outline of scholar’s plans to finance his/her education including an estimate of the associated costs.

Required Documents

Applicants must submit ALL of the following documentation (incomplete applications may not be considered):
(a) Completed Application Form;
(b) Academic Certificates with full details of grades attained in the various subjects;
(c) Evidence of acceptance from an approved university or institution of higher learning;
(d) Evidence of Bermudian nationality or connection with Bermuda;
(e) Letter from parent/guardian/other/personal undertaking to accept responsibility for additional educational costs;
(f) A note of other awards/scholarships that have been applied for including the amounts and the current status (e.g. received, pending, refused)
(g) Copy of syllabus of course being taken; and
(h) Digital head shot.

Completed Application Forms along with a digital photo must be emailed to scholarships2@gands.bm and received by no later than June 30th (or the first business day after June 30th).