List of Scholarships
The following is a list with descriptions of the scholarships normally available in a given year. Applicants are not required to specify a preference for one of the scholarships; the jury will assign the scholarships to the successful applicants following the auditions.
The Sister Emily Doherty CND Organ Scholarship is given by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston for a beginning organ student within the Archdiocese who would like to play in a Roman Catholic parish. (2018-19 — Molly Helferty)
The Margaret McKendry Scholarship, for beginning organists, is given by Glenburnie United Church to honour their organist and choir director, Margaret McKendry, who was in the position at Glenburnie United Church for over sixty years. (2018-19 — Andreas Joannou)
The Four Winds Presbytery Scholarship is offered to a beginning organist by the Four Winds Presbytery of the United Church of Canada.
The Four Rivers Presbytery Scholarship is offered to a beginning organist by the Four Rivers Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. (2018-19 — Matthew Wilson)
The Ted Brown Memorial Scholarship is given by the Kingston Centre to a beginning organist. It is named for Edward Brown, former assistant organist at St. Mary’s Cathedral, accompanist and improviser and a loved member of the Kingston Centre. (2018-19 — Vincent Melanson)
The Nora Vincent Memorial Scholarship is given in the 2018-19 year in memory of the Centre’s former Scholarship Secretary who served faithfully in the position for twenty years. She passed away in 2018. (2018-19 — Keiran Barr)
The Sisters of Providence Scholarship is given to honour all Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul who have served as liturgical musicians and organists and who have fostered others to do so in the Archdiocese of Kingston. It is intended for, but not limited to, a beginning organist who wishes to minister in a Roman Catholic setting. (2017-18 — Christine Helferty)
The National RCCO Organ Scholarships are awarded to beginning students of organ who show promise as organists and church musicians. (2018-19 — Matthew O’Halloran and Val Leavitt)