The Anne Lathlean Memorial Scholarship Fund

In July 2001 our association lost one of its most loved members when Anne Lathlean lost her battle with breast cancer. Anne had joined OSASA in the early 90’s and after completing the Leadership Course became one of our regular and most admired presenters. Anne’s extensive background in Dalcroze and her love of drama were major influences on the sessions she presented. Those of us fortunate enough to have attended her workshops have many vivid and unforgettable memories of the beautiful quality of her work and the inspirational ways she had us moving and creating. 


 “As a tribute to Anne the Orff Committee has decided to establish a Memorial Fund that will enable members to be supported in attending Professional Development Conferences and Activities from time to time. This will be known as THE ANNE LATHLEAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Activities that are supported by this fund will be communicated to members through the newsletter. The committee feels that this is a fitting way to remember Anne within our Association” 
From OSASA Newsletter 2001

Over the years many members have received funds from the Memorial Scholarship to attend Levels Courses, National Conferences and other professional development. Again this year the opportunity to apply for professional development financial assistance through THE ANNE LATHLEAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND is available to our members. Application forms will be placed on the OSASA website and we encourage members to avail themselves of this opportunity and continue Anne’s legacy.

By Margaret McGowan-Jackson
OSASA Newsletter 2014


The Anne Lathlean Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to current financial OSASA Community Members who have been active in the association for a minimum of 2 years, to support them in Orff Schulwerk professional development activities such as conference and courses (excluding local OSASA term workshops).

In 2019 OSASA will be offering 4 Scholarships of $250 each for the express purpose of supporting community members to attend accredited Levels courses in other states.

Successful applicants are expected to continue their involvement with the association and write an article about their professional development for the OSASA Beat blog.

To apply for the Anne Lathlean Memorial Scholarship Fund applicant must complete the following registration below.

If you would like more information on the application process please contact the OSASA President, Michael McConnochie via

Anne Lathlean Memorial Scholarship Form

Name *
Address *
Date of Professional Development *
Date of Professional Development
Details of your involvement with OSASA/Orff Associations (membership, workshops, levels courses, presenter) 500 Word Max
500 Word Max