Awards & Bursaries

Awards & Bursaries

The College offers a range of scholarships and awards which can provide students with financial help towards the cost of tuition, sheet music/music books, and other expenses.

It should be emphasised that these awards are intended to support students in serious organ study, and in particular study devoted to the attainment of the College's diplomas. Applicants should normally be members or student members of the College.


Applications are invited three times a year by the following deadlines: 1 February, 1 May, and 1 October. In certain circumstances, applicants may be advised that an application is being held over to a subsequent deadline.

The full list of available awards can be found in this fact sheet.

Applications for an award should be made through this application form.

Click here for the Guidelines on Submitting Audio-Visual and Digitised Material for Assessment (see The Harry Gabb Scholarship)

Click here for the Authentication Form (see The Harry Gabb Scholarship)

Other Funding

There are a number of other sources of financial help for students. For our latest Funding your Studies information sheet, see RCO Academy Downloads.


These awards and bursaries have been instituted as a result of the generosity of benefactors, and the College is always ready to receive further benefactions for this purpose.

Gifts, either from the living or by legacy, may be used to augment existing endowments or, where sufficient, to institute new awards.

Information about making such benefactions may be obtained from the College's Chief Executive, Philip Meaden, at