The Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship is awarded to the Bachelor of Music (Honours) applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by audition on an orchestral stringed instrument played with a bow.

Award value: $7,000

Duration: 1 year

For more information about this scholarship, please see the UQ Scholarship website.

Howard Sleath at work in 1973
About the scholarship

Established in 1998 by a bequest by Howard Sleath of 50% of his estate to the University of Queensland. Mr Howard Sleath was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments. Mr Sleath gave the State of Queensland a string quartet of instruments to be kept under the supervision of the Head of the School of Music. The instruments were first demonstrated by the Mayne String Quartet at a concert to inaugurate the Howard Sleath Quartet of Instruments in 1974.