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Scholarships for Music

Ford-Harrison Church Music Award

One award of approximately $1,500.

The award is available to students enrolled in one of the Church Music and Worship academic plans to offset expenses related to tuition fees or enrichment activities in the area of church music and worship. Application is by letter to the director of the Church Music & Worship program.

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The Jean Caya Music Award

Usually two awards of approximately $2,000 for up to four years.

This award supports and promotes musical gifts among students studying at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing Music studies at University of Waterloo. Recipients will be chosen giving preference to the following criteria:

  • Students pursuing or who plan to pursue a Music major or joint-honours.
  • Students enrolled in a music course at Conrad Grebel University College.
  • Demonstrated musical and academic ability (instrumental, vocal, research).
  • Contribution to the music program of the college.

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The Rudolf and Hedwig Rempel Music Award

Two awards of approximately $2,000 for up to four years.

This award supports and promotes musical gifts among students studying at Conrad Grebel University College and pursuing Music studies at the University of Waterloo. The award will be used to attract gifted students into the Faculty of Arts (in the first year) and acceptance into the Music program (in the second year). Normally a student will receive 25% of the award in each of their four years of study. Recipients will be chosen giving preference to the following criteria:

  • Students who are pursuing a Music major or joint-honours.
  • Students enrolled in music at Conrad Grebel University College and holding a 75% average.
  • Contribution to the Music program of the college.
  • Students holding a current contract as a resident or associate student with the college.

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Clemens Scholarships in Music

Two awards of approximately $1,000.

Each year, these scholarships are given to general and honours music majors or to joint honours music majors who are entering or continuing studies towards a degree in music. The following criteria for scholarships will be considered: academic excellence, achievement in performance (Music Studio courses), and overall contribution to the music program (participation in Conrad Grebel-organized ensembles, recitals or chamber music). At least two music courses per term are required for recipients of music scholarships. Nominations are normally made by the members of the Music faculty.

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The Agnes Giesbrecht Choral Music Scholarship

One award of approximately $1,200.

This award supports and promotes choral music and training among students enrolled in the Music program at Conrad Grebel. The applicant will have a strong academic record, be actively involved in the Music program, possess excellent vocal skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in choral music, including the Russian Mennonite choral music tradition. The recipient will be a member of the Chapel Choir and will serve as assistant to the director of the Chapel Choir.

Application process:

Please send a short (2-3 paragraphs) application to Kenneth Hull, Director of Chapel Choir, by May 31 preceding the fall term during which you wish to serve. Outline your musical qualifications (academic and performance background and skills). Indicate why you are interested in this scholarship and why you believe you are a good candidate for this position.

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Evanov Radio Group Music Award

One award of approximately $1,000.

This award supports and promotes a Canadian student enrolled in the Music program at the University of Waterloo at Conrad Grebel University College who demonstrates financial need by qualifying for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Application process:

A letter of application submitted to the Laura Gray, Chair of the Music department, accompanied by proof of OSAP eligibility.

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The Abner Martin Music Scholarship

One award annually.

This award given by the Menno Singers to one student who will be enrolled in a full-time music major or minor program at the undergraduate level; is affiliated with an Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) congregation; and has demonstrated involvement and proficiency in musical activities in church and community.

Application process:

Deadline is September 15 for 2011. For more information and/or an application form contact Lewis Brubacher.

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The Music and Culture Award

This award supports music students who want to participate in a University of Waterloo "Music and Culture" travel course (MUSIC 355). Recipients will be nominated by the Department of Music from among students who are enrolled in MUSIC 355 who have submitted letters of interest. Recipients must be involved in the Music program. Financial need will be given priority.

Conrad Grebel University College financial aid

Visit the Financial aid and awards webpage for a complete list of financial aid available from Conrad Grebel University College.

University of Waterloo financial aid

For more information on general University of Waterloo financial aid, visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid website.