When local man Norman Bushman passed away and left the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music $2.8 million, his generous bequest ensured his love for the arts would live on through two music scholarships.

Applications are now open for the Norman Bushman Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies Relating to Voice and the Joy Ingall Scholarship for Studies in Music.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible for both scholarships, each worth $15,000.

University of Newcastle Foundation Executive Officer Dr Bernie Curran said Mr Bushman had a great connection to the Hunter Valley region and wanted to support music and arts in the area through his bequest.

“Norman made this donation to the Conservatorium because he wanted to help others achieve their dreams in the arts,” Dr Curran said.

“Each of us finds different ways to make our mark on the world. Norman Bushman has ensured his legacy lives on through these scholarships – one of which is named after his great friend, pianist Joy Ingall.”

“Making a bequest to the University of Newcastle and education is not just a gift – it’s an investment in the future,” Dr Curran said.

Applications for the scholarships close on 16 November. Further information about the scholarships are available on 02 4921 8900 or dfam@newcastle.edu.au

About the University of Newcastle Foundation:

The University of Newcastle Foundation aims to encourage philanthropic support for the University of Newcastle. Donations help fund student scholarships and prizes, academic positions, research and community projects.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the University can contact the University of Newcastle Foundation on 02 4921 7453 or visit the website.