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Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship

In 2015, USQ will offer one Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship.

This annual award alternates between instrumental and vocal study programs and in 2015 will be open to instrumentalists. The funds are intended to assist a student to further advance their musical studies overseas.

Joyce Lloyd (1916–2004) was born in Brisbane, working as a journalist and radio broadcaster in Australia, before moving to England where she worked for the BBC and spent 20 years as a county magistrate presiding in criminal and family courts. During her years abroad she travelled widely, visiting Europe’s major cultural centres and developing a love of the arts and classical music in particular. Together with her husband, distinguished aeronautical engineer and mountaineer Peter Lloyd, she set up the Tilford Bach Society in Surrey. Whilst residing in Toowoomba, Mrs Lloyd established the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship in 1998 (with funds from her Campbell family inheritance) to give outstanding music graduates from the University of Southern Queensland the opportunity to travel overseas to further develop their careers.

The Scholarship need not be awarded every year or may be awarded to more than one student (on a shared basis).  It is expected that a recipient will take up the Scholarship within two years of receiving the award.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $20,000.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be currently studying music performance at level 3 or higher at USQ
  • have no more than fifteen months prior to selection been eligible to graduate from USQ with a degree in music or equivalent.

Selection criteria

Applicants must: 

  • submit a personal statement indicating: 
    • details of tertiary academic performance including a certified copy of academic transcript/s
    • a case for undertaking overseas study, including general and specific aims and expected benefit to the student
  • provide a certified copy of their academic transcript 
  • obtain and provide two (2) written references from two different individuals from a recognised authority (e.g. current teacher, Head/Coordinator of Music, Program Coordinator from a Queensland Tertiary Institution), who can attest to the applicant’s music performance activities, standard of expertise and potential. The written references must clearly show the name and current contact details of the referees
  • provide time line information and extensive details of teacher and/or institution and course of study (as applicable)
  • provide a cost analysis which should include tuition fees, travel expenses, living costs and other associated expenses (eg. concert attendance, sheet music, reference texts).  Costings must be current and submitted in Australian dollars along with details of anticipated local costs and conversion to Australian currency
  • provide a recital programme of at least 30 minutes of suitable music (with timings of individual works included)
  • submit an audio or video recording of a recent performance/s which you believe demonstrates your ability as a performer. Submissions are to be made either via a link to your submission on YouTube, SoundCloud or Dropbox provided to be sent to by the closing date for applications or, alternatively, via a CD accompanying your written application).

Applicants will be required to attend an interview, with shortlisted applicants chosen to compete in a public concert scheduled for 7.30pm Saturday, 22 November 2014 in the USQ Arts Theatre.

How to apply

Complete the USQ Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship Application Form (PDF*582KB) and post the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarship Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Closing date

Applications opening soon.

Further information

Please contact:

Kathy Pingel
Faculty of Arts
University of Southern Queensland 
E-mail :