QUOTE(Halka @ May 6 2012, 12:12 AM)
The Cambridge University website says:
"All those who receive an academic offer in January will be asked if they wish to apply for a Choral Award. No Awards will be considered or made in advance of the completion of academic assessment of applicants.
Applicants wishing to be considered for an Award should submit the Choral Award Application Form by 15 February 2013 at the latest. Some Colleges may use an earlier deadline. Please see College websites and information for details. Late applications will not be considered."
This doesn't seem. to me, quite consistent with various things said above. Perhaps the procedure has changed, or is the above inaccurate, or have I misunderstood?
If that's what it says, it's changed since a couple of years ago. Me, I didn't think to check before posting, sorry. Sounds more like the instrumental award scheme schedule now, though that isn't college specific (or wasn't... don't anyone take my word for it). Takes the heat off this summer - but piles it on next winter term I suppose.
The only thing I would say is that (at least for the instrumental scheme), you can occasionally miss being prompted when you get an offer, and in the excitement of the offer you can miss that you've been missed if you get my drift. It doesn't mean you aren't welcome to apply, but you do need to remember to apply by the deadline/ask what to do/check relevant webpage, if by any chance they don't ask you in the offer package.
Shame we can't flag your message as important - hope everyone relying on previous advice on here is still reading the thread
EDIT: wonders if organ scholarship application process has changed too...