We are currently working on scholarship opportunities for 2023, and will post here as we confirm.
These scholarships are for Saskatchewan youth, under 19, except for the Bruce Gandy BDS Scholarships and the Winnipeg Police Scholarships.
The Gandy Bagpiping Foundation Scholarships
Pipers across North America can apply for one of several available scholarships in 2023. Download the application.
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band Scholarships - TBA
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band is once again generously sponsoring Manitoba students to attend the camp! The scholarships are for full tuition and accommodation at Sound Advice 2022. Please apply directly to the band.
Download the form (pdf), and return with your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brin Family Scholarship (2 x $250)
The Brin Family has three pipers who all played in Saskatchewan pipe bands: The Prince Albert Highlanders, The 96th Highlanders, Strathfleet Pipe Band, and The City of Regina Pipe Band. Dani (Brin) Millar has played with the SFU Pipe Band since 1995, winning 6 World Pipe Band Championships, and having played concerts on major stages around the World. We are extremely pleased to have Dani as an instructor at Sound Advice.
The Highland Piper Scholarship (2 x $250) - TBA
This scholarship for $485 has been donated by Margeret Wenman to honour her Scottish roots and to encourage youth applicants to pursue their piping studies.
The Balcarres Scholarship (2 x $250) -TBA
These scholarships are for students NOT from Regina or Saskatoon, to encourage youth musicians from Saskatchewan communities. Donated by an adult piper in the Conservatory "Bagpipe Studies" Program.
The Donald Felstrom Scholarship (2 x $250) - TBA
This scholarship is offered by the Conservatory Pipe Band in memory of Saskatchewan piper Donald Felstrom for a piper to attend 2020 Sound Advice, covering $150 toward the cost of tuition at the school.
The P-M Duncan Fisher Scholarship (2 x $250) - TBA
Dunc Fisher was a force in sports and piping, and this scholarship is offered for a piper to assist with Sound Advice tuition. Thus fund is growing, so there may be more added before the school.
Regina RCMP Pipes & Drums Scholarships (2 x $250) - TBA
Regina's RCMP Pipes & Drums are offering two scholarships for students at this year's school.
The Scottish Heritage Society of Regina (1 x $250) - TBA
Formerly The Sons of Scotland, Camp Balmoral, the SHSR is supporting young students with a $250 scholarship.
The Schmidt Family Scholarship (1 x $250) - TBA
Allan and Sharon Schmidt have been huge contributors to the Scottish scene in Regina through pipe bands, the SHSR and the Highland Games.
The City of Regina Pipe Band Scholarships (10 x $200)
The City of Regina Pipe Band is offering $2000 in scholarships for members of the Conservatory of Performing Arts Pipe Band.