Scholarships at Fairholme

The Lindsay Statham Memorial Senior School Scholarship.

This scholarship is awarded to a girl entering Year 10 until Year 12 (3 years’ duration). 

Lindsay Statham Memorial Scholarship details:

The late Lindsay Statham

The late Lindsay Statham KSJ OAM
[Board Chairman 1980 - 2001]

The late Mr Lindsay Statham KSJ OAM was the Chairman of the Fairholme Board from 1980 to 2001. This scholarship has been established by the Board of Directors to be awarded to a girl entering Year 10 until Year 12 (3 years’ duration), to foster their special musical ability. The scholarship recognises the sterling contribution Lindsay Statham made to the Fairholme family during this time.

The scholarship, which is awarded subject to audition and interview, covers:

  • 75% off tuition;
  • Private Music lessons in auditioned instrument to the value of $2000 per annum;
  • The cost of the annual music camp (instrumental or choral);
  • The cost of associated sheet music (up to a value of $200 per annum);
  • The cost of examinations (for the instrument / voice that the student was awarded the scholarship);
  • Student will study Music and Music Extension subjects for the three year period.

The awardee of this scholarship will be required to perform at events as required by the Head of The Arts or Performance Music, participate in elective music, music extension and various College ensembles and maintain a high level of application in all subjects.

Applicants should have reached Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent in their chosen instrument. For audition, applicants will be asked to perform 2 contrasting pieces with a total duration of 6 to 8 minutes. Aural ability, sight reading, sight singing and general knowledge of their chosen pieces will also be tested. A short interview with the Principal of the College will directly follow the audition. Applicants should provide their own accompanist. Should this be difficult due to distance, please contact the College.

Application is by submission of the Music Scholarship Application Form (280KB PDF) along with copies of evidence of the most recent and/or highest level of musical achievement in the chosen instrument and most recent school report. Applicants to The Lindsay Statham Memorial Music Scholarship do not sit the ACER scholarship exam.

Complete and return to:

Mrs Emily Veal
Enrolments Officer
Fairholme College
PO Box 688 Toowoomba Q 4350

T 07 4688 4635

The Principal reserves the right not to award a scholarship in any year.

Also, you may register your interest in future scholarships ›

Additional notes:

The value and duration of all scholarships is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and all scholarships are a percentage of tuition only. The school requires that all applicants and their families support the College’s mission and ethos in full.

The College reserves the right not to offer a scholarship or scholarships at a particular Year level or within a specific category. When the scholarship is offered to the successful applicant it is a requirement that all of the usual enrolment fees are to be paid in full.

For further information please contact the Enrolments Officer, Mrs Emily Veal via 07 4688 4688 or

Eligible applicants are those who:

  • Are aligned with, and supportive of the College values;
  • Fulfil the specifications outlined within the individual Music Scholarships.

Note: In reaching decisions, consideration is given to those students who, due to financial reasons, would not otherwise be able to benefit from a Fairholme education.