Chris Deutscher Memorial Scholarship entries open

For the third year, Radio Mansfield 99.7 FM is offering a scholarship in honour of one of our founding members, Chris Deutscher, who passed away in 2018. Chris had a passion for Australian country music and was himself a talented musician.  

In his memory, Radio Mansfield decided to create an annual Memorial Scholarship to promote and encourage two Mansfield students who have a passion and talent for music.

The first grant is by way of encouragement and will be awarded to a primary aged student who has been undertaking music lessons for at least one year. The sum of $300 is for continued music education or may be put towards the purchase/hire of an instrument.  

The second grant will be awarded to a secondary aged student. The sum of $500 will be awarded in recognition of an achievement in music to date and may be used for the continuance of his/her music education or may be put towards the purchase/hire of an instrument or perhaps even utilised to undertake a recording of his/her own work.

Eligibility Requirements -

Primary Student - 

  1. A consent form completed by your parent/guardian
  2. Recommendation from your music teacher/school music teacher
  3. A short piece of writing, telling us a bit about yourself and why you like learning music (approx. 150 words)
  4. A sample mp3 recording of you playing/singing

Secondary Student –

  1. A consent form completed by your parent/guardian
  2. Recommendation from your music teacher/school music teacher
  3. An essay detailing your music education so far and what you would like to achieve in the future (approx. 300 words)
  4. A sample mp3 recording of you playing/singing

To enter, firstly, talk to your parents and music teacher. 

Then select a piece of music/song which you think best suits your talents.

And, lastly record yourself and enter!

Short listed candidates will be invited to meet and perform their audition piece on Saturday October 14th, 2023 before a panel of judges.

Entries must be received by Radio Mansfield by close of business – 29th September, 2023

Please note, no late entries will be considered.

By email -

scholarship@radiomansfield.org.au

By mail –

Secretary,

Radio Mansfield.

Chris Deutscher Memorial Scholarship

P.O. Box 667

Mansfield 3724

Pease note, the selection panel’s decisions are final, and no further discussion will be entered in to.

We are very pleased to be offering these scholarships and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Download forms

The entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement are available in PDF or Word format.

Entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement (PDF)

Entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement (Word)

More information

For more information email Lyn Holland at scholarship@radiomansfield.org.au

Last Updated: 14 August 2023
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