SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES
There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available to the most gifted students and those facing financial hardship.
THE ELAINE PAIGE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE
This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of Elaine Paige OBE and will be awarded to an undergraduate Musical Theatre student for their three years at Mountview. The Scholarship is awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need.
THE WATERMILL/MOUNTVIEW BURSARY
This bursary is available for Actor Musician students and covers 50% of the course fees for three years. It is awarded based on talent and financial need.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds musical theatre scholarships at renowned musical theatre colleges throughout the UK. The Scholarship is awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need and funds one undergraduate Musical Theatre performer for their three years at Mountview. Auditionees will be informed if they are eligible to apply during the audition process. Eligible students are invited to audition.
LEVERHULME TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
The Leverhulme Trust funds three Mountview students each year on the full-time Foundation in Musical Theatre course. The Scholarship covers course fees and includes a maintenance grant.
PETER COXHEAD SCHOLARSHIPS
BA (Hons) Theatre Production Arts students can apply for the Peter Coxhead Scholarship. The bursary will grant a full or part scholarship for all three years of study.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a total family income under £70,000 per annum. Application forms to apply for the scholarship are given to every student who has been offered a place on the course. 11 scholarships were awarded in 2018.
CONSTELLATIONS CREATIVES DRAMA STUDENT BURSARY
The Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary is awarded by Yellow Earth Theatre Company to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of east Asian actors on stage and screen. This award is given to a drama school student of east Asian origin who a judging panel thinks best demonstrates they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.
THE LAURENCE OLIVIER BURSARY
The Society of London Theatre offers these annual bursaries to help 2nd year acting students facing financial difficulty in their final year of training. Mountview is invited to nominate two candidates to audition for this bursary.
THE LIONEL BART FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Lionel Bart Foundation was established in 1999 following the death of the renowned writer and composer who is best known for writing the book, music and lyrics of the musical Oliver! The Foundation supports undergraduate students wishing to pursue a career in the theatre. The Lionel Bart Foundation aims to help second and third year students who are suffering financial hardship.
LILIAN BAYLIS AWARD
The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation offers this annual bursary to help 2nd year acting students facing financial difficulty in their final year of training. Mountview is invited to put forward one candidate.
LONSDALE SCHOLAR FOR VOCAL EXCELLENCE
This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of Mr James Lonsdale and will be awarded to a student on the MA Musical Theatre course. Candidates must show exceptional skill in voice at audition and shortlisted students will be contacted to discuss the award.
THE SIR JOHN GIELGUD CHARITABLE TRUST
Mountview is invited by The Sir John Gielgud Charitable Trust to nominate one 2nd year acting student facing financial difficulty in their final year of training.
As a member of Drama UK, Mountview nominates one 3rd year graduating student to audition for the Spotlight Prize.
WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS AWARD
The Worshipful Company of Musicians’ award is given for full-time study on a musical direction course in the UK. It is an award of £5000 and adjudicated by a panel of leading musical directors involved in the industry. The selection is based on relevant skills including conducting, piano accompanying, working with singers, arranging/ orchestration, improvisation and interpersonal skills. In addition to the monetary prize, the recipient will become a Yeoman of the Musicians’ Company.