Financial Assistance, Scholarships & Awards

The University of Toronto’s Policy on student financial support states that no student admitted to a program at the university should be unable to enroll or complete the program due to lack of financial means. This policy is applicable only to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, and protected persons, and assumes that students will first access the government aid for which they are eligible. Students are eligible to apply for bursaries at the Faculty of Music to complement their major source of funding, or to help meet unexpected expenses.

The Faculty of Music also awards a range of scholarships; the criteria for each award is listed below the respective award.
During the academic year students may take advantage of employment opportunities within the Faculty of Music: orchestra manager/librarians, house managers, cloakroom attendants, ushers, library assistants, occasional office assistance. Requests for student musicians for events within the University and outside are posted on Sharepoint. The Career Centre is another great resource for seeking employment.

Government Student Assistance Plans

Full-Time Students
Provincial/Territorial Loan Programs 

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides funding in terms of grants and loans to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons, based on the financial need assessment. The loans are interest-free and non-repayable as long as you are enrolled in full-time university study. More information and applications can be found on-line at www.osap.gov.on.ca.  It is recommended that returning students apply for OSAP assistance by May 31 and that new students apply for OSAP assistance by June 30. 
Students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons from outside of Ontario may be eligible for financial assistance from their provincial or territorial governments. Applications are usually available in late May or early June. More information is available at http://www.future.utoronto.ca/finances/financial-aid/osap-and-other-government-aid

UTAPS
University of Toronto financial aid programs fill the financial gap for full-time students who receive the maximum amount of government financial aid available, but whose funding doesn’t cover all university costs.

To be eligible for UTAPS funding, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person (recognized convention refugee); and
  • Be enrolled in full time studies for the fall and winter session; and
  • Be receiving the maximum amount of OSAP, other provincial/territorial government student aid, or First Nation’s band funding but this funding doesn’t cover all of your university costs (i.e., you have unmet need); and
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities: Non-repayable assistance is available to OSAP recipients who have special educational expenses as a result of a disability. Information and applications are available from Enrolment Services.

General Information

A Bursary or Grant is an award given to a student who can demonstrate financial need. While need is a major consideration, a student’s record must indicate that he or she would benefit from further education. Application is necessary for a Bursary.
A Loan is granted to a student demonstrating financial need. The sum loaned must be fully repaid by the student to the loaning body at an interest rate established at the formal completion of the loan agreement. Application is necessary for a Loan.
A Scholarship or Prize is awarded to a student for high academic and /or musical achievement. Applications are not normally necessary for scholarships, but students should consult the detailed listings below.  There are a number of scholarships that require the student to be an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need. Financial need is based on whether or not a student has qualified for OSAP.

 

Faculty of Music Scholarships and Awards

UNDERGRADUATE BURSARIES

Open to students in all full-time undergraduate programs. Limited funds are available throughout the academic session to students who demonstrate financial need in order to continue their education. 

Dorothy M. Koldofsky Adelman Bursary   Established 1987
To encourage and assist students in the study of violin.

Isadore Dubinsky Memorial Bursary   Established 1988 
Awarded to a violin student registered in a degree or diploma program, on the basis of financial need.

Goodman-Meyer Bursary   Established 1990
Awarded annually to a full-time student needing assistance.

Bernadette Graham Memorial Bursary   Established 1987 
To be awarded to students on the basis of financial need which has arisen as the result of a serious illness.

Hymn Society Bursary   Established 2004 
Awarded on the basis of financial need to a singer or keyboard player who has demonstrated professional conduct as a musician. Preference will be given to those actively  involved in church music or with a reasonable expectation to soon be doing so.

Hugh McKellar Bursary   Established 1997
Awarded on the basis of financial need to a singer or keyboard player who has demonstrated professional conduct as a musician. Preference will be given to those actively involved in church music or with a reasonable expectation to soon be doing so.

Boyd Neel Bursary   Established 1983
Awarded to gifted violin, viola, cello or double bass students in the Performance degree or diploma programs who demonstrate financial need.

Edith Gertrude Shepherd Bursary   Established 1991
Awarded annually to a full-time student needing assistance.

William Solomon Memorial Award   Established 1997
Awarded to any student in the Faculty of Music on the basis of financial need.

Grad 9T7 Faculty of Music Scholarship   Established 1997
Awarded on the basis of financial need.

Grad 9T8 Faculty of Music Scholarship   Established 1998
Awarded on the basis of financial need.

Faculty of Music Undergraduate Campaign Scholarship   Established 1997
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Music who demonstrates financial need and who, without the assistance, would not be able to continue their studies.

 

ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

William Aide Entrance Scholarship in Piano Performance   Established 2004 
Awarded to the top undergraduate applicant in Piano Performance who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.  The Award is renewable for three additional years, provided a standing of A- or higher is maintained annually in the Piano Performance courses. 

Harald and Jean Bohne Scholarship   Established 2017
Awarded as a merit-based scholarship to outstanding entering and continuing students.

George Brough Memorial Scholarship   Established 2017
Awarded as a merit-based entrance scholarship to an outstanding string student. 

Walter & Danuta Buczynski Entrance Scholarship in Music   Established 2005
Awarded to one student entering an undergraduate degree program who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.  

Ruth Budd Bass Scholarship   Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based award to an outstanding orchestral bass student entering their first year at the Faculty of Music who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person. Very strong preference for a female student.

Elizabeth Burton Scholarship   Established 1975
Awarded to a gifted student on admission to the first year of any full-time program in the Faculty of Music. 

Robert William Bygrave Entrance Scholarship in Voice Studies   Established 2005
Awarded to the top undergraduate applicant in voice who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.  The Award is renewable for three additional years provided a standing of A- or higher is maintained annually in the Voice Performance classes.

Ian R. Dalton Music Scholarship   Established 2016
Awarded to a gifted flute student entering first year of any full-time program. 

Distillery Jazz Festival Entrance Scholarship   Established 2005 
Awarded to a gifted student entering first year of Jazz studies who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.

Dr. Madeline M. Field Music Scholarship   Established 2003 
Awarded to a gifted student entering first year of studies whose primary instrument is piano or harp. 

W.O. Forsyth Admission Scholarship   Established 1985 
Awarded to a gifted pianist upon admission to the first year of any Performance program. This award is renewable in second, third and fourth years, provided first-class standing is maintained in piano Performance courses, and overall achievement is high. 

Albert and Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Entrance Scholarship in Music   Established 2005
Awarded to a top undergraduate applicant from northwestern Ontario demonstrating financial need. Renewable for three additional years, provided an annual GPA of 3.3 or higher is maintained.

William Fulton & Caroline Doherty Fulton Memorial Scholarship   Established 2012
To be awarded to one outstanding student upon admission to the first year of any full-time undergraduate program at the Faculty of Music. 

Peter A. Goulding & Frank (Barry) White String Scholarship   Established 2005 
Awarded upon admission to an applicant in Cello Performance who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.  The Award is renewable for three additional years, provided an annual GPA of 3.3 or higher is maintained. 

Nancy E. Hardy Music Education Entrance Scholarship   Established 2011
To be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student entering the Music Education Program or Concurrent Teacher Education Program at the Faculty of Music. 

Russell Hartenberger Percussion Scholarship   Established 2017
To be awarded as a merit based entrance scholarship to an outstanding percussionist.

Anna and Maurice Hennigar Memorial Brass Scholarship   Established 2005 
Awarded upon admission to an outstanding student in Brass Performance or Music Education, who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.  The Award is renewable for three additional years, provided an annual GPA of 3.3 or higher is maintained. 

Ethel Berney Jackson Scholarship   Established 2012
To be awarded as merit-based scholarships to female students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program in music. 

Faculty of Music Jazz Studies Scholarship   Established 2013
Awarded as a merit-based scholarship to students in the Jazz Studies Program. 

Ann and Eli Kassner Entrance Scholarship in Guitar Performance   Established 1979
To be awarded to a guitarist entering the performance program who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.

Andrew Alexander Kinghorn Scholarships   Established 1978
Awarded to gifted students entering any first year program in the Faculty of Music. 

Moe Koffman Memorial Jazz Scholarship   Established 2001
Awarded to an outstanding student entering the jazz performance program at the Faculty of Music.

Balfour Le Gresley and Dr. Hildegarde Vierkoetter Le Gresley Entrance Scholarship   Established 2012
To be awarded to one outstanding student upon admission to the first year of any full-time undergraduate program at the Faculty of Music. 

Robert and Jean Liss Entrance Scholarship in Music   Established 2004
Awarded to the top undergraduate applicant entering the Bachelor of Music Degree Program who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need. 

David John Malysh Memorial Entrance Scholarship in Music Education   Established 2008
To be awarded to one undergraduate student entering the Music Education program at the Faculty of Music on the basis of financial need and merit in accordance with the U of T Policy on Student Awards and OTSS program guidelines. 

Alice & Armen Matheson Entrance Scholarship in Piano Performance   Established 2008
To be awarded as a full tuition entrance scholarship to a top undergraduate applicant in piano performance.  The award is tenable for three additional years provided a standing of A- or higher is maintained in Piano Performance courses.  If there is no such candidate, the award is then allotted to the top undergraduate applicant in violin performance under the same conditions. 

Mamie May Scholarship   Established 1997
Awarded annually to attract academically strong performance students who demonstrate financial need.  Criteria for retaining the scholarship for three additional years include maintaining a good academic average, and a major ensemble mark above 80%.

Anna Margaret Wallace and William Alexander McCoy Scholarships   Established 2011
To be awarded as merit-based scholarships for incoming first-year students at the Faculty of Music. 

Donald McMurrich Memorial Scholarship   Established 1975 
Awarded to a gifted student whose major instrument is the double bass. Preference will be given to a student entering the first year of studies in the Faculty of Music, but students in second or higher years will be considered.

Oskar Morawetz Entrance Scholarship in Music   Established 2004
Awarded to the top undergraduate applicant entering the Bachelor of Music Degree Program who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need. Renewal for one year if GPA of 3.3 is achieved. 

Music Alumni Admission Scholarship   Established 1988 
Awarded to gifted students on admission to any full-time undergraduate program.  

Noreen and Phil Nimmons Entrance Scholarship in Jazz Performance   Established 2004 
Awarded to the top undergraduate applicant in Jazz performance who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need. The Award is renewable for three additional years provided a standing of A- or higher is maintained in the Jazz Performance courses.

Paul Read Jazz Scholarship   Established 2011
To be awarded annually to two students entering the Jazz Studies Program. 

Arthur Edward Redsell Scholarship   Established 1995 
Full tuition scholarship awarded to entering or continuing students in financial need who are specializing in organ, church, or choral music.

Deirdre Norah Reynolds Entrance Scholarship   Established 2010
To be awarded to a student based on merit upon admission to the first year of any full-time undergraduate program at the Faculty of Music. 

Earl Simard Entrance Scholarship   Established 2005
Awarded to a blind or disadvantaged student who is pursuing a degree in Performance or Teaching.  Secondary preference is for a student from Northern Ontario, or a student who has vigorously participated and demonstrated excellence & leadership in High School Musical Ensembles.

Eric James Soulsby Scholarship   Established 1985
Awarded to a gifted student on admission to the first year of any full-time program. 

The Sound Post Scholarship (Performance - Strings)   Established 2005
To be awarded on the basis of achievement with consideration of financial need for one full-time student entering first year of the Performance degree program whose primary applied instrument is strings. 

The Sound Post Scholarship (Music Education - Strings)   Established 2005
To be awarded on the basis of achievement with consideration of financial need for one full-time student entering first year whose primary applied instrument is strings and who intends to continue in the Music Education program. 

Arnold Walter Memorial Award   Established 1975
To be awarded to a student on admission to the first year of the performance degree program, who displays potential for excellence.

Mary-Margaret Webb Piano Performance Award   Established 2004 
Awarded to the top undergraduate applicant in Piano Performance who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.

Don Wright Entrance Scholarship   Established 1979 
Awarded to a student entering the first year of full time studies; preference will be given to an instrumentalist who intends to complete the Music Education program.

Lynda Wulkan Oboe Scholarship  Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based award to an outstanding oboe student entering their first year at the Faculty of Music.

Katherine Cherney Raxlen Zeldin Vocal Award   Established 2006 
To be awarded as an undergraduate entrance scholarship to a promising soprano, mezzo soprano or alto, in voice performance. 

University of Toronto Scholars Program 
This program recognizes outstanding University of Toronto students in the first year of any degree program. Further information available at: https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/university-of-toronto-scholars-program/

President’s Scholar of Excellence
Further information available at: https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/presidents-scholars-of-excellence-program/

The National Scholarship Program   
The University of Toronto National Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context.  The National Scholars are those who not only excel in academic pursuits but also have an enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and an involvement in the life of their school and community.  Each secondary school is invited to nominate, on the basis of these criteria, one graduating student to receive a University of Toronto National Book Award.  The winners of the Book Awards, and only these students may enter the National Scholarship Competition.  Information and applications are sent to secondary schools each fall.  Between fifteen and twenty of the finalists will be identified as University of Toronto National Scholars.  The National Scholarships range in value from $7,500 to $12,500 each year for four years of undergraduate study.  The annual value of each student’s scholarship is determined on the basis of his or her financial circumstances.
Further information available at: https://future.utoronto.ca/national-scholarship/about/

Pearson International Scholar
Further information available at: https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about/

IN-COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Holly Durant Almeida Award   Established 1998 
Awarded to a Music Education student, preferably a flautist, who has contributed to music in the community in Holly’s spirit.  

Howard F. Andrews Memorial Prize   Established 1989
To be awarded annually to an outstanding performer in a Faculty of Music ensemble.

Swee Kim Ang Memorial Scholarship   Established 2011
To be awarded to an outstanding student pursuing a music education degree, with a preference for a student whose primary instrument is piano.

Lillian Florence Blanch Scholarship   Established 1995  
To be awarded each year to a talented voice student in the performance degree or Artist Diploma programs of the Faculty of Music. 

Lloyd Bradshaw Prize   Established 1997 
Awarded annually to a student who shows the potential to make a significant contribution in the area of choral conducting, and who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to a student entering the fourth year of the undergraduate Bachelor of Music program.

Kenneth and Helen Bray Scholarship   Established 1999 
To be awarded to an outstanding first, second, or third year student in the Music Education program who demonstrates a high level of musicianship and teaching ability. Preference is given to a Canadian citizen who shows a strong interest in teaching in Canadian schools. Financial need must be demonstrated. 

Brooke Memorial Music Scholarship   Established 2012
To be awarded to one undergraduate student on the basis of financial need.

Susan Cale Award   Established 2006 
Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  

Jean A. Chalmers Scholarships   Established 1989
Awarded to outstanding students in the second or higher year of any full-time program.

Martin Israel Clenman Music Award  Established 2020
To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need.

George Coutts Memorial Scholarship   Established 1965 
Awarded to a student entering fourth year, who obtained first class honours in the third year of a degree program and who is “a fine person and of sound musicianship”. 

James Craig Opera Orchestra Award   Established 1983 
In recognition of a student who makes a significant contribution to opera productions in the opera orchestra. 

William Croombs Memorial Scholarship   Established 1977 
Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in Music Education whose special career interest is in elementary music education. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Sylvia Crossley Prize in Music History and Literature   Established 1988 
Awarded to a student entering the third or fourth year of the Music History & Culture program on the basis of achievement of the highest standard. 

John Dan Scholarship   Established 1994
To be awarded annually to a student studying a stringed instrument.

Duke Ellington Society Jazz Scholarships   Established 1996 
Awarded to an outstanding first year student in the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree (Jazz). 

Faculty Artists’ Scholarship   Established 1993  
To be awarded to the most outstanding student who is continuing full time in a program. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

Faculty of Music Early Music Studies Scholarship   Established 2017

Faculty of Music Jazz Studies Scholarship   Established 2013
To be awarded as merit based scholarships to students in the Jazz Studies Program. 

Faculty of Music Scholarship   Established 2012
To be awarded to an outstanding student at the Faculty of Music. 

Fairways Concert Scholarship   Established 2003  
To be awarded to an outstanding student in an undergraduate program in Performance. 

Percy Faith Award   Established 1974 
To be awarded to a student of outstanding talent and achievement in the second or higher year of any full-time program. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Victor Feldbrill String Scholarship   Established 1971
Awarded to a gifted violin, viola, cello or double bass student in the performance degree or diploma program but not in a graduating year.

Lorand Fenyves String Scholarship   Established 1988 
To be awarded to a gifted string student registered full-time in the second or higher year of the performance program. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Fleming-Colin Scholarship   Established 2014
To be awarded to an outstanding performance student based on merit and need. 

Nick Gelmych Violin Scholarship   Established 1988 
Awarded annually to a violin student of outstanding talent who is registered full-time in any year of a performance program in the Faculty of Music.

Jacob and Sarah Goldman Memorial Scholarship   Established 1975  
Awarded to a female student in third or fourth year of the Music Education degree program, who is outstanding in her academic work and in her potential as a music teacher in Canadian schools.

Glenn Gould Memorial Scholarship   Established 1986 
Awarded annually for musical and academic excellence to a student in the second or higher year of any program.

Gwendolen M. Grant Music Scholarship   Established 2003
Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the composition program of the Faculty of Music.

Dr. Herbert Haberman Memorial Award  Established 2019
To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need.

Doreen Hall Scholarship   Established 1987
Awarded to an outstanding student preparing for a career in music education, particularly with children. Preference will be given to a student with interest in Orff-Schulwerk training. 

Morris Hanisch Scholarship   Established 1986
Awarded annually to a student in the second or higher year of a program, whose major instrument is piano, and who has demonstrated commendable progress both musically and academically.

Frank Harmantas Trombone Scholarship   Established 2005
To be awarded on the basis of merit to a student in the Trombone Choir who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.

Fay Hethrington Scholarship   Established 2010
To provide an annual award for an outstanding piano, string, composition, or conducting undergraduate student at the Faculty of Music. 

Leslie John Hodgson Scholarship/Bursary   Established 1971  
Awarded to a student in a performance program.

Walter Homburger Scholarship   Established 1975  
Awarded to a full-time student for outstanding achievement at the completion of the first year of a performance degree or diploma program.

Walter Homburger Scholarship OSOTF II   Established 2004
Awarded to a full-time student for outstanding achievement at the completion of the first year of a performance degree or diploma program. 

Jazz Arranging Prize   Established 2011
To be awarded to a Jazz Studies student entering their 4th year, who demonstrates excellence in arranging. 

Jazz FM91 Scholarship   Established 2011
To be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate Jazz Studies student.

Irene Jessner Scholarship   Established 1988 
To be awarded to an outstanding voice student in any degree or diploma program.

Bessie H. Jowett & Phyllis F. E. Jowett Scholarships   Established 2000
Awarded to one or more students enrolled in the Faculty of Music and entering the third or fourth year in voice training. 

Greta Kraus Scholarships   Established 1997 
Awarded to third year students with top marks in Lieder and/or Piano-Vocal. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

Teng Li Scholarship   Established 2013
To be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto on the basis of financial need.  Preference will be given to a string student.

Lobodowsky Choral Scholarship   Established 2005 
Awarded on the basis of exceptional talent and leadership in choral music.

Johnny Lombardi Memorial Scholarship   Established 2013
To be awarded annually on the basis of academic merit to a music student engaged in music, journalism, or other artistic studies that include a multicultural view reflective of the cultural diversity found in Toronto and Canada.

Barry Manilow Scholarship   Established 1985 
Awarded annually to a student entering the second, third or fourth year of any program, who has demonstrated commendable ability in both musical and academic studies. 

Lois Marshall Memorial Scholarships   Established 1997 
These undergraduate scholarships in voice will honour the memory of a great singer and teacher, and enable young singers of the future to realize their talents and ambitions. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

Robert & Jean Elliott McBroom Scholarship   Established 1997                                           
To be awarded to a deserving and talented student of composition, pianoforte, or voice. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

John O. McKellar Scholarship   Established 1991 
Awarded annually to a gifted student of choral music.

Ben McPeek Scholarship   Established 1983 
Awarded to an outstanding student in second or third year of the composition program.

Merriam School of Music Scholarship   Established 2017
Awarded as a merit-based award to an outstanding piano or voice student in the Music Education or Performance program.

Mary Morrison Award in Voice Performance   Established 2008
To be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate singer in Voice Studies who demonstrates excellence in both vocal talent and musicianship.  The recipient must show vocal ability within a broad range of musical styles, including contemporary music.

John Moskalyk Memorial Prize   Established 1996
The award will be made to a violinist in the Bachelor of Music Performance degree program, or the Artist Diploma program.

Ailsa Jessie and James Bernard Moulsdale Essay Prize   Established in 1995 
To be awarded annually to the student who submits the best essay in an upper-level History and Culture course.

Laura Kinton Muir Prize   Established 1996 
To be awarded to a cello student who has achieved excellence in performance. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Music Alumni Awards   Established 1998 
Awarded to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Music on the basis of academic excellence. 

Music Annual Fund Award   Established 2000
To be awarded to an undergraduate student in any full-time Music program on the basis of financial need.

Miriam Neveren Memorial Scholarship   Established 1989
Preference will be given to a student entering Year 4 of the piano performance degree program who has demonstrated musical and academic excellence. It is the donor’s hope that the recipient also will have displayed qualities of leadership through involvement in student and professional activities. 

Oke Family Scholarship   Established 2008
To be awarded to one undergraduate student in Music Education at the Faculty of Music based on merit. 

Marietta Orlov Piano Scholarship   Established 2002 
Awarded to a gifted pianist enrolled in Performance, based on achievement with consideration for financial need. 

Kathleen Parlow Scholarships   Established 1965 
The estate of the late Kathleen Parlow provides scholarships for violinists, violists and cellists in the Bachelor of Music Performance degree or Artist Diploma programs.

Patricia Parr Scholarship   Established 1985
Awarded annually to a student entering the second or higher years of the Piano Performance program. 

Luciano Pavarotti Scholarship   Established 1986
Awarded to an outstanding voice student in any degree or diploma program of the Faculty of Music. 

Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award in Cello   Established 1991
Awarded annually to a cello student.                           

Arthur Plettner Scholarships   Established 1999
Awarded to student(s) who demonstrate outstanding musical and academic potential or achievement. Financial need must be demonstrated. 

PNN Scholarship   Established 2014
Awarded to an outstanding student in Second Year or later of the Piano Performance program. 

Norman and Joan Promane Jazz Scholarship   Established 2016
Awarded to an outstanding student in the Jazz Studies program. 

Queensmen of Toronto Richard Bowles Memorial Scholarship   Established 2002 
Awarded to a gifted voice student in performance (second year) tenor, bass or bass-baritone.  

Margaret E. Read Jazz Scholarship   Established 1992 
To be awarded to a student entering second, third, or fourth year who demonstrates outstanding musical and academic achievement in the Bachelor of Music Performance Degree (Jazz). The award may be divided among several students. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

Lillian and Henry Regehr Scholarship in Music Performance   Established 2017
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student at the Faculty of Music on the basis of financial need. 

Godfrey Ridout Scholarship   Established 1986 
Awarded to a student entering third or fourth year who best demonstrates those qualities Professor Ridout admired: solid musicianship, breadth of knowledge of music literature and history, general intellectual cultivation, and the power to communicate with polish both orally and in written prose. 

Eugene Rittich Memorial Scholarship   Established 2010
To be awarded annually as a merit-based scholarship to an outstanding wind or brass student.

M.E. Rudzik Jazz Scholarship  Established 2019
To be awarded as a merit-based scholarship to an outstanding Jazz studies student in any year.

Clementina Sauro Memorial Award   Established 1980 
Awarded to a student majoring in Music Education who has demonstrated proficiency in voice, and who shows promise of being an effective teacher of vocal music. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Ezra Schabas Performance Award   Established 2014
Awarded as a merit-based award to a Performance student in Second Year or later, who shows professional promise.  The student may be a pianist, string player, singer, or woodwind, brass, or percussion player.

Peter Screaton Skinner Prize   Established 1966
To be awarded to an organ student enrolled in a program leading to the Bachelor of Music degree.

Helen (Nicholson) Smith Memorial Music Scholarship  Established 2019
To be awarded to an outstanding full-time 3rd or 4th year Music Education undergraduate student who has an interest in choral music. 

Allen Stewart-Coates Award  Established 2020
To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate Performance student at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need.  Preference will be given to students in the Voice Studies program.

Mary Alice Stuart Jazz Scholarship   Established 2006
Awarded to any student in the Jazz Studies program at the undergraduate and graduate level, who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.

Ann D. Sutton Award   Established 2013
To be awarded annually to an outstanding 2nd year or later keyboard performance student at the Faculty of Music.

Richard Iorweth Thorman Jazz Scholarship   Established 2005 
Awarded to an outstanding student entering second, third or fourth year in Jazz Performance who is an Ontario resident that demonstrates financial need.

Norman & Hinda Tobias Memorial Scholarship   Established 1975                         
Awarded to an outstanding student in the performance program whose major is a woodwind instrument. 

University of Toronto Women’s Association Jazz Scholarship   Established 2013
To be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student in Performance at the Faculty of Music on the basis of financial need.  Preference will be given to a Jazz student. 

Wayne Vance Scholarship for Organ Performance   Established 2010
To be awarded annually to an outstanding organ performance student at the Faculty of Music.

Wayne Vance Scholarship for Piano Performance   Established 2012
To be awarded annually to an outstanding Piano performance student at the Faculty of Music. 

Kathleen Walls Memorial Scholarship Fund   Established 2007
Awarded annually to one or more students, preferably in piano studies, who are Canadian residents or Canadian citizens.

Healey Willan Memorial Scholarship   Established 1991
Awarded to a student of high academic standing entering third or fourth year. Preference will be given to students in Theory and Composition.  Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Bill Wilson Memorial Award in Jazz Studies   Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based scholarship an outstanding jazz studies student entering their 4th year who demonstrates financial need and involvement in the jazz community.

Women’s Art Association of Canada Luella McCleary Award   Established 1974 
Awarded to an outstanding woman student in the graduating class in the Performance or Opera programs.

Women’s Art Association of Canada Lynn and Robin Cumine Award   Established 1981
Awarded to a third-year Music Education student entering fourth year in the autumn, and who intends teaching in secondary school. 

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Centennial Scholarship   Established 2010
To be awarded annually to any full-time student in the Performance Program of the Faculty of Music pursuing the goal of a professional performance career who has the best overall talent and performing potential.

Don Wright Scholarship   Established 1980 
Awarded to a student who demonstrates accomplishment in the field of Music, Arranging or Jazz. Preference is given to a student in the Music Education program. 

Pinchas Ziegel Memorial Scholarship   Established 1998   
To be awarded to a very promising vocal student going into their second year, based on academic excellence and potential.

Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholarship   Established 1997 
To be given annually to an outstanding percussionist, jazz or classical (or to be shared by both). Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

University of Toronto Scholars Program
This program recognizes outstanding students at the end of their first, second and third year of their program.

 

OPERA DIVISION SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to students registered in the Diploma in Operatic Performance/Masters in Opera Program.

ARIAS All Past Presidents’ Scholarship

ARIAS Marjorie Blaser Memorial Scholarship

ARIAS Regina Borowska Memorial Scholarship

ARIAS Anne and John Craine Memorial Scholarship

ARIAS Andrews King Scholarship

ARIAS Musical Director’s Discretionary Scholarship

ARIAS Scholarship of Excellence

ARIAS Mariss Vetra Latvian Scholarship

ARIAS Selma & Bruno Zlemit Scholarship

Edith Binnie Memorial Scholarship   Established 1995
To be awarded to a singer or student repetiteur of the Opera Division who demonstrates financial need.

Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship in Opera   Established 2007

Victor Braun Memorial Opera Scholarship   Established 2001
Open to one full-time student in any year of the opera program to be awarded on the basis of excellence.

Blanche Carragher Award   Established 2006
To be awarded to a student(s) pursuing studies in the Master’s or Diploma programs in Opera at the Faculty of Music.

Rena Coulter Scholarship   Established 2002 
To be awarded to student(s) whose primary courses of study is opera.

Frederick Malcolm Croggon Opera Scholarship   Established 1986
To be awarded to a gifted student enrolled full time in the Opera Division. 

Irene Pump and Keith Croot Graduate Fellowship in Opera   Established 2006
To be awarded to graduate students in Opera, based on merit. 

Anne Delicaet Opera Scholarship   Established 2016
To be awarded to one outstanding student in the Opera program. 

Marc & Vreni Ducommun Scholarship   Established 2011
To be awarded to a full-time student in the Opera program.

John and Margaret Eros Memorial Scholarship   Established 2005
Awarded to a full-time student in the Opera Program at the Faculty of Music who is an Ontario resident demonstrating financial need.  

Gladys & Lloyd Fogler Scholarship   Established 2008
To be awarded to an outstanding student in the Opera program. 

Helen Simmie Godden Memorial Opera Scholarship   Established 2003 
To be awarded to student(s) whose primary course of study is opera.

W. Earl Goodchild Opera Scholarship   Established 2005 
Awarded to a student in the Opera Program who is an Ontario Resident that demonstrates financial need.

Regan Grant Memorial Scholarship   Established 1992 
Awarded annually to a student in the Opera Division.  Preference will be given to a baritone. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Sandra Horst Opera Scholarship   Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based scholarship to one or more outstanding students in the opera program.

Reverend James Edward Hunt Opera Scholarship   Established 2016
To be awarded to an outstanding student in the Opera program.

Peter & Hélène Hunt Award in Opera   Established 2005 
To be awarded to one student entering their second year of the Master’s or Diploma programs in Opera at the Faculty of Music who is deemed to have potential for a career on the world’s opera stages.

Patricia Kern Opera Scholarship   Established 2009
To be awarded on the basis of excellence to a student in the Opera Division at the University of Toronto. 

Maria & Hans Kluge Scholarship   Established 1998
To be awarded to a student in the final year of the Opera Stage Directing program or a voice student in the Diploma program. Preference is given to a mezzo-soprano/contralto.  

Felix & Ruth Leberg Scholarship   Established 1987
Awarded to a student in the Opera Diploma program, with preference given to an outstanding student entering first year. 

Robert & Joan Lederer Scholarship   Established 1998 
Awarded to an exceptional student (non-vocal at least once in 5 years) at the discretion of the Opera Division Music Staff — based on talent as well as personal contribution to the art. Financial needs may be taken into account.

Father Owen Lee Scholarship   Established 2001 
Awarded to one full-time student in any year of the opera program, to be awarded on the basis of excellence.

Dr. Viola Lobodowsky Scholarship   Established 1997 
To assist in the first instance, talented opera students considering a third year of study who demonstrate financial need. 

Andrew MacMillan Scholarship   Established 1968 
To be awarded to an outstanding baritone student in the opera program. 

Gordon and Dagmar McIlwain Bursaries   Established 2009
To be awarded to one or more students in the Opera Division of the Faculty of Music on the basis of financial need.

Ruby Mercer Fellowship   Established 1986 
To be offered to an outstanding singer in the Opera program of the Faculty of Music. In addition to talent and merit, the financial needs of the student may be taken into account in awarding the Fellowship.

Michelle Ducommun Michaud Memorial Scholarship   Established 2017

Sigmund Mintz Scholarship   Established 2012
To be awarded to one opera student. 

Clive and Sue Mortimer Scholarship   Established 2010
To be awarded to a baritone in the opera program. 

Faculty of Music Opera Division Scholarship   Established 2016
Awarded to an outstanding student in the Opera Diploma program. 

Tina Orton Memorial Scholarship   Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based scholarship in alternating years to an outstanding opera diploma student and to an outstanding student studying an orchestral instrument. 

Doreen Polegato Memorial Scholarship   Established in 2003
Awarded to a deserving student in the Opera Diploma program.

The John Pump Opera Scholarship   Established 1985
Awarded annually to a gifted singer entering the first year of studies in the Opera Diploma program.

Stephen Ralls Operatic Scholarship   Established 2009
To be awarded to one opera student at the Faculty of Music on the basis of financial need and merit.

Orest H.T. Rudzik Scholarship  Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based scholarship to an outstanding student in the Opera program.

Opera Scholarship in Memory of Margo Sandor   Established 2001
Awarded to a student or students enrolled full-time in the Opera program at the discretion of the Musical Director of the Faculty of Music.

Joseph So Opera Scholarship   Established 2018
To be awarded as a merit-based award to one outstanding student in the opera program at the Faculty of Music.

The Daniel Stainton Memorial Scholarship   Established 1993 
Awarded annually to a young Canadian tenor in the Opera Division who shows promise both vocally and dramatically. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. 

Janet Stubbs Graduate Fellowship in Opera   Established 2006
To be awarded to graduate students on the basis of merit to a student in graduate studies for opera.

Ruth E. Vanderlip Opera Scholarship   Established 2008
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need to a student in the Opera Division at the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto Women’s Association Scholarship   Established 1994
To be awarded to a full-time student in the Opera Diploma program. Preference will be given to students nearing completion of their studies.

Nancy Wahlroth Scholarship   Established 2008
To be awarded to a deserving student in the Opera Division’s Diploma in Operatic Performance Programme at the Faculty of Music in accordance with the U of T policy on Student Awards.

Mary A. & John Yaremko Q.C. Scholarship   Established 1994 
To be given annually to students who exemplify a particular degree of voice and musical excellence who will benefit from a third year of study in the Opera division.   Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

 

GRADUATING SCHOLARSHIPS

Douglas Bodle - St. Andrew’s Award   Established 1994 
For a student who, upon graduating from the performance program in voice, is deemed to have the strongest potential in the area of oratorio or concert repertoire. The award is to assist the student in post-graduate work or training related to these disciplines.

Gabriella Dory Prize in Music   Established 2003  
To be awarded to the graduating student in a Performance Degree or Artist Diploma who has attained the highest marks in Performance in the graduating year in: Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, or French Horn. 

Faculty of Music Graduating Award   Established 2013
To be awarded to a graduating student in either an undergraduate or graduate program who is deemed to have great potential to make an important contribution to the field of Music as per OSOTF guidelines.  Applications become available Feb 1st; deadline to apply is May 1st

William Erving Fairclough Scholarship   Established 1966  
This scholarship is for holders of the degree of Bachelor of Music in the University of Toronto for the purpose of studying organ playing or advanced composition in the United States or Europe. The award may be renewed for a second or third year. 

W. O. Forsyth Graduating Scholarship   Established 1970  
Awarded to the Performance degree or diploma student, majoring in piano, on the basis of merit. The award is intended to enable the winner to pursue further musical study.

Neil D. Graham Scholarship   Established 1986  
Awarded to a graduating student in any full-time degree program who has attained the highest proficiency in the graduating year.

Gerhard Kander Graduating Award for Violin   Established 2009
To be awarded to one graduating undergraduate violin student, based on merit.

Suba Institute Award for Performance Excellence   Established 2003  
A free demo CD recording opportunity to be awarded as a prize to the top graduating performance student at the undergraduate level. 

Tecumseh Sherman Rogers Graduating Award   Established 2004 
To be awarded to a graduating student in either an undergraduate or graduate program who is deemed to have the greatest potential to make an important contribution to the field of Music, as per OSOTF guidelines.  Applications become available Feb 1st; deadline to apply is May 1st.

William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Awards   Established 2005 
To be awarded to a graduating student in either an undergraduate or graduate program who is deemed to have the greatest potential to make an important contribution to the field of Music, as per OSOTF guidelines.  Applications become available Feb 1st; deadline to apply is May 1st.

 

AWARDS BY APPLICATION OR COMPETITION  (Applications are required for these awards.)

Ann H. Atkinson Prize in Composition   Established 2015
To be awarded to any Faculty of Music student in recognition of the most outstanding electro-acoustic composition in the competition. 

David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Awards   Established 2004 
To be awarded to promising upper-year students in all undergraduate and graduate music programs who are Ontario residents demonstrating financial need to provide support for continued study outside the academic session. This could take place through summer programs in Canada and abroad or through private study. Applications would be reviewed on the basis of academic standing, reasonable budgeting and the impact the studies will have on the students’ professional development.  
Applications become available on Feb 1st; deadline to apply is May 1st.

Jean A. Chalmers Award   Established 1967
To assist one or more exceptionally promising students of the Faculty of Music in taking master classes or lessons from a distinguished performing artist not on the staff of the Faculty of Music or the Royal Conservatory of Music, either one visiting the Faculty or RCM for the special purpose of giving such classes or lessons, or one giving such classes elsewhere in Canada. In making the award, consideration is given to the financial need of the student.   
Applications become available Feb 1st; deadline to apply is May 1st

Felix Galimir Chamber Music Fund   Established 2002
An award every year to the most promising string or piano chamber music group in the chamber music program.

ARIAS Mary & John Yaremko Summer Study Abroad Award   Established 2010
To be awarded to a promising undergraduate or graduate student in the Opera Division who is an Ontario Resident demonstrating financial need.  This award is to provide support for continued study outside the academic session for summer programs or private study outside of Canada.

Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music   Established 2003  
To be awarded in recognition of the most outstanding composition by a student in the graduate or undergraduate program.

Irene Norman Faculty of Music Undergraduate Award   Established 1998
To be awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Music, majoring in organ, who demonstrates financial need, excellent musicianship and a wide range of humanitarian and cultural interests.  Application becomes available on February 1st; deadline to apply is May 1st.

Patricia Martin Shand Fund for Student Travel   Established 2012
To be awarded to undergraduate and graduate music education students for travel. 

String Quartet Composition Competition Prize   Established 2013
To be awarded to any Faculty of Music student in recognition of the most outstanding composition.