London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama has been awarded £637,000 to distribute as scholarships over the next three years.
It’s one of the largest grants given by the Leverhulme Trust this year, second only to the £695,600 awarded to the Royal College of Music.
The Leverhulme Arts Scholarships will be split between undergraduate and postgraduate musicians, as well as students studying with Guildhall Young Artists.
Interim Principal Jonathan Vaughan said the school is “committed to aiming to ensure that no student faces financial barriers to studying with us”.
The school estimates it awards more than £3m of financial support each year, with 40% of students receiving some level of support.