The Mendelssohn Scholarship for composers is usually awarded every other year. We hope to make the next award in 2021. The value of the award varies from year to year.

Music students below the age of 30 on 1st April in the year of the award are eligible. The award shall be expended by the elected Scholar in furtherance of his/her musical education in Britain or in musical centres abroad.


Due to the ongoing pandemic, no decision has been taken yet regarding the date for the next award – we hope it will be in 2021.

Any composers wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact the Hon Secretary : for further information regarding the application process.


Composers who submitted a postal application for the 2020 award c/o the Royal Academy of Music, have had their scores and paperwork returned.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.