Scholarships with Remarkable
All scholarships were initiated in 2005 coinciding with the launch of 'Remarkable' and "Music for the Heart and Soul".
1. The Richard J. Smith Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship commemerates the life of Richard Smith, Marks Piano Teacher, from Towradgi Wollongong. Richard passed away after a long battle with cancer on January 21st 2000, just prior to his 72nd birthday and his memory lives on through this annual scholarship. He is survived by his wife Val, children Fred, Cheryl, Lorraine and Rick. Mark was fortunate enough to recieve a scholarship himself at the age of 17 from Richard and this without doubt changed the course of the next 12 months of his life.
Richard with his wife Val Smith and Mark, on the night of his National win in the Yamaha Keyboard Festival, July 1979.
The Richard J. Smith Memorial Scholarship entails a full year (40 weeks) of tuition for the recipient.
It is awarded annually at the End of Year Concert by Mark, to the student that has showed the most consistancy in their pedagodic studies and musical growth during the course of the year.
The Honour Roll for The Richard J. Smith Memorial Scholarship:
2006: Taran 'The Tazman' Brassington Inaugural Winner - awarded at 2005 EOYC
2007: Tim McEwan - awarded at 2006 EOYC
2008: Adrian Wright - awarded at 2007 EOYC
2009: Hannah Jover - awarded at 2008 EOYC
2010: Ben Maris - awarded at 2009 EOYC
2011: Shannai Brassington - awarded at 2010 EOYC
2. Remarkable Diligence to Practice Scholarship
This is a scholarship awarded for consistancy in practice particlulary towards exam preparation.
It entails 4 free lessons tuition in the year following, awarded at EOYC
3. Remarkable Incentive Award Scholarship
2 weeks free tuition to two students awarded at EOYC
4. Remarkable Encouragement award
1 free lesson to one student for the following year, awarded at EOYC