Heavy Metal PhD Scholarship + 3 US Scholarships To Apply For In 2019

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Previously, the Typical Student team shared a list of celebrity-inspired university courses that students can take in real universities. Now, the news broke of an Australian university that offers students a PhD scholarship to study heavy metal! Tune in to learn more.


How To Get PhD In Heavy Metal?



The University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, is currently offering a scholarship for a PhD focused on the heavy metal industry and scene.  As reported by NME, "the scholarship is worth $27,596. The research specifically involves the 'the social geography of heavy metal culture'. Just take a look at the course description as quoted by LADBible: 

"While unique scenes have evolved across the globe, the bulk of Heavy Metal's bands have originated within countries in the northern latitudes.

"Australia is uniquely positioned within this global evolution, owing to its historical connection to the United Kingdom and shared cultural affinities with its colonial originator.

People who love music just a little more than others are able to study it at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of schooling where you can learn about the more technical aspects of the industry. 

"While remote from the geographical heart of Heavy Metal culture, Australia has developed its own unique and passionate approach, producing a number of high profile bands."

All the metalheads around the world should pay closer attention to this scholarship as there's so much material to work with!


Other Music Scholarships To Consider In 2019




Started by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the scholarship offers a reward of up to $4,000 in tuition aid for students who major in communication, performing arts, or English.


The Icy Frost Bridge Scholarship is intended for female music students at DePauw University who can play or sing the US national anthem. You can learn more about the enrollment and awards on the official website. 


This scholarship was created for outstanding student percussionists. The scholarship winner gets $5,000 in tuition awards and a trip to the Zildjian music factory in Massachusetts, where they can pick a free set of cymbals. To participate in a scholarship, a student must send an audio recording of them, playing a four-mallet marimba or complex snare solo. 



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