Rolling Stone Australia has collaborated with Southern Cross University in launching the Rolling Stone Music Scholarship. A grant that will be awarded to hard-working individuals eager to study a Bachelor of Contemporary Music.

You don’t need me to tell you how truly nonsensical this year has been. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that having all plans thwarted by a global pandemic sent me on an existential spiral. We just hope that in your moments of existentialism you gleaned some kind of clarity. That you were able to take a breather, assess your passions, and figure out what it is that makes you tick.

Apply for the scholarship here

At the risk of sounding like somebody who takes The Secret as gospel: a new year is dawning and with a new year comes new opportunities. It’s a chance for you to go out on a limb and chase the thing you really care about.

If your passion is music, this scholarship is for you. Rolling Stone Australia and Southern Cross University have partnered up to bring you the Rolling Stone Scholarship. The Scholarship covers a total value of $15,000 over 3 years for Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at either their Lismore or Coomera campuses.

Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree covers all areas of the industry. From production, performance and songwriting to navigating the business side of the industry.

You’ll be privy to mentorship from the brightest, most passionate names in the industry. The state-of-the-art facilities offer recording studios, rehearsal studios, music production labs, keyboard lab, and professional-standard performance spaces.

It’s a foot in the door for major music events like Splendour in the Grass and the APRA AMCOS songwriters’ workshops.

Contemporary music student Nelson Ludeke in the recording studio at the Lismore campus.

There are a number of alumni from Southern Cross University that have carved out their legacy in the Australian music scene, including award-winning producer Matt Fell, singer-songwriter BUOY, composer and musician Yantra de Vilder, Matt Smith of Thirsty Merc, US country music number-one hit songwriter Phil Barton and more.

Applications open on the 23rd of December, and close five weeks later on the 31st of January, 2021. The 10 best answers will go through to a second round where participants will be asked to submit a long-form answer.

To learn more and to apply visit the link here.