BURSARIES

An objective of the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is to provide quality music and dramatic arts education to students of all circumstances through a bursary program. Academy students of any ability and instrument can apply for bursaries. Applications are reviewed according to financial need and dedication to studies. Bursaries are applied for and awarded in September and October. Bursaries are awarded by mid-October and are applicable to that academic year. A separate application is required each academic year and will be considered on the basis of financial need and the availability of funds.

HOW TO APPLY

⭐ Bursary applications must be completed in full and received on or before Friday, September 27, 2019 for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 academy year.⭐

Please print this helpful BURSARY APPLICATION CHECKLIST to help you ensure that your application is complete.

ONLINE BURSARY FUND APPLICATION FORM or PRINTABLE BURSARY APPLICATION FORM

ONLINE BURSARY LETTER OF SUPPORT or PRINTABLE BURSARY LETTER OF SUPPORT (2 letters of support are required)

More Information About our Student Bursaries:

✔️ Bursaries are available to highly motivated students who can demonstrate a financial need and provide support letters from teacher(s) with their application.

✔️ Applicants may be new OR returning students of the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

✔️ Student must be fully registered at the time of application with registration and society membership fees paid.

✔️ Students may apply for financial assistance to help offset the cost of tuition for private lessons OR group classes.

✔️ Students may apply for one bursary per year be it for the academic year OR the following summer.

✔️ Only ONE (1) application per family can be accepted. If there is more than one Academy student in the family, complete the application for the student with the highest tuition amount.

Applicants are evaluated based on:

  • Submitting a complete application.
  • Commitment to their chosen area of study.
  • Financial need.
  • Personal objectives.
  • Nature and length of proposed program of study.
  • Application letter.
  • Letters of support.

Expectations for Successful Recipients: 

✔️ In the event that the student is successful in securing a bursary, it is expected that he/she will help out and/or perform at bursary fundraising events or volunteer in any other capacity the student is able to.

✔️ The Academy will reduce or discontinue the bursary if a student withdraws from lessons or enrolls for less tuition than originally indicated on the application for assistance. These adjustments will be made as necessary.

In cases where a student has a change of financial situation after the deadline to apply for a bursary, an application may be submitted on the recommendation of the teacher. It is not guaranteed that funds will be available.

SUPPORT OUR BURSURY FUND – DONATE NOW! 

The bursary fund is supported by community donations from individuals and organizations as well as by proceeds from Academy recitals and events.

Help support students in need financial assistance through donating to our bursary fund.

Donations can be made by ETRANSFER to info@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca.

CASH or CHEQUES made payable to “Penticton Academy of Music” can be dropped off at our office during our office hours.

NORM LOONEY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts is proud to host the annual Norm Looney Scholarship Competition. This event aims to recognize the accomplishments of our talented students and offers them recognition for their hard work.

To participate in this competition: 

  • Students must be under the age of 18 and studying at a Grade 5 level or above.
  • Student’s lesson payments must be up to date at the time of application.
  • Students must complete and submit an application by the deadline of Thursday, May 23, 2019 AT 6:00PM to the office. 
  • Applicants must perform one piece at the year-end June Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
  • 1 (one) scholarship at $500 and 4 (four) scholarships at $250 will be awarded.

Please print the 2019 NORM LOONEY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION APPLICATION FORM

“Norm Looney joined the board of directors of the Penticton Academy of Music Society in 2014, and one of his last wishes was to show gratitude for the role that music had in shaping his life.” – Penticton Herald