Sheila Murphy Scholarship

Sheila Murphy

The Leinster School of Music and Drama (LSMD) at Griffith College have announced the launch of The Sheila Murphy Music and Drama Scholarship Award in memory of former director of the school, Miss Sheila Murphy.

Originally from Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Sheila was a cherished member of the team at the LSMD and was appointed to the position of director in the 1980's. Very much the essence of the music and drama school, the number of students increased from 3,000 to 15,000 in over 300 centres nationwide under her excellent guidance.

To mark the anniversary of Sheila's passing, the scholarship serves to pay tribute to the contribution Sheila made to the School and her love for music and drama which spanned over five decades.

Manager of the Leinster School of Music and Drama, Karen Casey said, "Sheila was an inspiration to the thousands of students who passed through the doors of the Leinster School of Music & Drama. "She is sorely missed but I think she would be happy to know that her name will go on to help and inspire future music and drama students and teachers in Ireland."

Playing percusion at Griffith College

Who can apply?

Our Scholarship is open to students who have completed their Grade 10 Speech & Drama exams with The Leinster School of Music and Drama (LSMD) and have an interest in progressing to LSMD's Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education programme. 

Instruments at LSMD

How to apply?

Candidates wishing to apply for a scholarship should submit an online application for their chosen course. Please click here to open the Online Application Form. We require a copy of the following documents to support your application for the scholarship:

  • Grade 10 Speech & Drama performance grades
  • Reference from your LSMD music/drama teacher 
  • Personal Statement including your expectations from the programme, your suitability and how it would enhance your professional development or career

Please state your interest in applying for the scholarship in the comment section of the Application Form. 

Please note - all information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

If you require further information please email Hannah Costello at [email protected].