Sheila Murphy Scholarship
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 80s. 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 one year 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."
Who can apply?
These Scholarships will be available from September 2012, to LSMD students who have completed their Grade 8 music exams and who wish to progress to the Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education or Grade 10 drama exams to progress to the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education.
How to apply?
Candidates wishing to apply for a scholarship should apply on-line/by post and include transcripts and a cover letter stating their interest in applying for the scholarship and the name of their music/drama teacher who may also offer a reference for the candidate. Please contact us at the Leinster School of Music & Drama for further details.