Here are the scholarship opportunities for 2017:
The Community Initiatives Fund invests in the quality of life of Saskatchewan residents by offering grants for community projects that help support community development, inclusion, leadership and vitality.
We are offering 16 x $500 scholarships for Saskatchewan youth pipers and drummers to be able to afford to attend the summer school, with at least 10 of these being targeted to smaller communities at a distance from Regina, such as Prince Albert, Yorkton, Estevan and Swift Current.
Completed forms and information must be received by May 23rd, 2017.
SOUND ADVICE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The William (Bill) Long Memorial Scholarship
Bill Long learned to play the pipes after age 80, and played for several years as a member of the "Bagpipe Studies" class at the Conservatory of Performing Arts. When Bill died last year his family donated his pipes to the program, and they have been sold to provide scholarships to the camp. These will be offered each year for the next three years. For the 2017 school, there will be two scholarships, each valued at $300.
The Wa Wa Shrine Pipes & Drums Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the Wa Wa Shrine Pipes and Drums for a local student to attend 2016 Sound Advice, covering the $525 cost of a day student (with lunch) at the school. The winner must not have received any other scholarships to attend the school.
The Donald Felstrom Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the Conservatory Pipe Band in memory of Saskatchewan piper Donald Felstrom for a piper to attend 2017 Sound Advice, covering $250 toward the cost of tuition at the school.
The Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival Scholarships
The Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival is offering two scholarships to the school, each one valued at $450. The scholarships will go to "The Most Promising Piper and Drummer" of the day, as chosen collectively by the judges.
The City of Regina Pipe Band Scholarships
Anonymous Donor Scholarship
An anonymous adult piping student is offering $450 for a student needing assistance to attend the school.
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band Scholarships
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band is once again generously sponsoring three Manitoba students to attend the camp! The scholarships are for full tuition and accommodation at Sound Advice 2017.
Application forms for the SOUND ADVICE GENERAL scholarships can be downloaded HERE.
Completed forms and information must be received by May 23rd, 2017
SONS OF SCOTLAND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Sons of Scotland, Camp Balmoral Scholarships - Application Form [May 1st deadline]
Regina-area youth (18 & under) who play pipes or drums can apply for these TWO scholarships, each covering the $450 cost of a day student at the school.