Howard And Gladys Sleath Scholarship

The Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship is awarded to the Bachelor of Music (Honours) applicant showing greatest merit in an 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 in 1974

About the Scholarship

Howard Fortnam Sleath (1899-1984) was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments. In 1974 he donated a set of four instruments (two violins, a viola and a cello) to The University of Queensland Department of Music.

Following his death, the University of Queensland received a bequest from Howard Sleath to assist the study of stringed instruments played with a bow. The Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship is one of the activities funded from that bequest.