The Leverhulme Trust has awarded Trinity Laban £91.5k. The grant will allow fifteen nominated students to pursue their studies in Musical Theatre at conservatoire level.
Each nominated student will become a Leverhulme Musical Theatre Scholar and will be awarded a bursary to help fund their studies. The bursary scheme will reward students who have proven they have potential to excel in Musical Theatre and break down financial boundaries of continuing into Higher Education. Trinity Laban will distribute the award over three years to ensure that the maximum amount of students can benefit.
Trinity Laban's BA (Hons) Musical Theatre is a unique performance-based course which offers collaborative opportunities through individual and group learning in voice, dance and acting. Students work with a wide range of industry professionals to develop the diverse skills required to succeed in a career in Musical Theatre.
The Leverhulme Trust is one of the largest funding bodies in the UK. Its resources are used to provide scholarships and grants in research and education across all academic subjects.
Professor Anthony Bowne, says, "We are extremely grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for making these bursaries available to our students. They will enable us to ensure that the most promising students, regardless of background, are able to pursue their educational and professional goals in Musical Theatre."