Scholarship Form

Opportunity Scholarships 

Awarded based on need, the SYO Opportunity Scholarships support musicians who do not have the financial means to cover their musician contributions.
An application email will be sent to you at the start of the audition period and scholarships and their value will be announced in your orchestra offer email. Any application that does not contain supporting documentation and the required proof of income will not be considered.

Applications for 2018 Opportunity Scholarships are now closed.



2018 Opportunity Scholarship Information Sheet


Opportunity Scholarships are only possible though the generosity of others, please consider making a donation to support young musicians today !


Macquarie Group Foundation Regional Scholarship 

The inaugural Macquarie Group Foundation Regional Scholarship will be awarded to one musician from regional NSW who lives over 200km from Sydney CBD. This scholarship covers the musician’s full contribution and camp fees. This scholarship is funded by Macquarie Group staff with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation. By recognising the talent which exists in regional NSW, Macquarie Group is investing in the future of classical music and opportunities for emerging talent in communities.


Principal Chair Sponsorship 
Each year SYO seeks private donors to support the Principal Chairs of The Sydney Youth Orchestra and the Concertmasters of the orchestras within the SYO Symphonic Orchestral Program. These scholarships are awarded on merit and the confirmation of a donor.

More information on Sponsoring a Principal Chair