Jack McGill Music Scholarship

The Jack McGill Music Scholarships are awarded to New Zealand musicians who are pursuing advanced music studies overseas.

The Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens aged 20 years or older who hold one or more of the following qualifications...

  • Degree or diploma in music from a New Zealand university
  • A Licentiate of Trinity College, London
  • A Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music.


The Jack McGill Music Scholarship was established from a bequest from Jack Wynnegate McGill's estate. Mr McGill, who died in 1974, wished to help fund advanced music study overseas. Awarded annually, the scholarship is given to outstanding young New Zealand musicians. The scholarship is administered by Public Trust and Creative New Zealand.

How to apply

Contact Creative New Zealand for an application pack. 

Applications close on 28 February each year.

All open grant applications are accessible here.