Application Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be Bermudian.
  • Have ability in a chosen arts field (documentation attesting to this fact must be attached to the application).
  • Require financial assistance to study the arts.
  • Be accepted at a school or university in a recognised programme for the arts before an applicant can receive an award.

Additionally, applicants must supply the following documents to the Peter Leitner Scholarship Trustees:

  • Completed application form (click to download).
  • Copy of the applicant's Birth Certificate.
  • Academic certificates and official transcripts.
  • Description of work experience, if applicable.
  • Testimonial from the applicant's arts-related teacher regarding the applicant's ability/experience.
  • Description or examples of any performance experience or portfolio.
  • A general statement, limited to 800 words and in the student's own handwriting, outlining career intentions and goals and why the applicant feels qualified to be awarded a Scholarship. (Note: very young applicants are eligible for a Scholarship, and may be aided with this portion of the application.)
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18 years, the Bermudian-status certificate of a parent.
  • If the applicant is 18 years or over, a certificate from the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs stating the applicant is Bermudian.
  • Proof of financial need.

Application Deadline:


for the 2019/20 Academic Year

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

Applications with all supporting documentation must be received by the Fund Secretary by 5:00 p.m. on the first Friday in May of each year prior to studies in the academic year starting that September.