Michael Pilaar Memorial Music Scholarship
Applications will open on 1 June 2024, to apply for a gift from the Michael Pilaar Memorial Music Fund, managed by Geyser Community Foundation.
FOUR Scholarships with a value of $500 each will be available in 2024 (tbc).
The purpose of the Michael Pilaar Memorial Music Scholarship is to encourage young musicians to pursue their interest and enjoyment in music performance, both vocal and instrumental, and to help them reach their potential. The focus is on classical music.
Criteria for applicants:
- The funds are to be used to support the development of an applicant’s musical skills. This could include a contribution towards instrument costs, a music camp, tuition, exam fees, etc.
- Applicants must be aged between 10 and 18 years of age as at 1 January of the year in which application is made, and currently reside in the Rotorua or Taupo District communities.
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
Other important Information:
- Late applications will not be accepted.
- Donations must be used for the charitable purpose for which they were gifted.
- Successful applicants will be selected by the Geyser Community Foundation. The decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Successful recipients may be required to be available for interviews and to participate in promotional activities agreed with the donors. Information about the gifts and the way in which they have been spent may be used by the Geyser Community Foundation for promotional purposes.
- Successful applicants are encouraged to acknowledge the Geyser Community Foundation in their promotional activities and on social media. #geysergifts
- Scholarship certificates will be presented to the successful applicants at the Gift of Music Concert, to be held at Western Heights High School, in September each year. Successful applicants may also be invited to perform at this concert.
- Successful applicants may also be invited to perform at special awards functions to be held in Rotorua and Taupo.
- The gift may be revoked if the recipient’s behaviour is inappropriate or the recipient has breached conditions of the gift.
- It is expected that the recipient will use the gift within 12 months of receipt.
The successful applicants will be required to provide a written report about how they spent the grants and outline the impact it has made on their lives. Reports must be received by the Geyser Community Foundation within six months of receiving the grant.
Applications open: 1 June 2024
Applications close: Midnight 30 June 2024
Review and decision-making: July / August
Notification of decisions: August / September
Gift of Music Concert in Rotorua: September
Celebration of Giving Awards: Rotorua and Taupo (dates tbc)
Grant payment: (date tbc)
Accountability Reports: (date tbc)
Sorry, applications have now closed.