Scholarships Program

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.

The United Church of Canada Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council Scholarship is awarded to a deserving piano student from the EOORC region (most of eastern Ontario outside of Kingston, including Perth, Brockville, Cornwall, Renfrew, and Ottawa).

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.

The Nora Vincent Memorial Scholarship is given by Tom Vincent in memory of his wife, Nora, the Centre’s former Scholarship Secretary who served faithfully in the position for twenty years.  She passed away in 2018.

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.

The National RCCO Organ Scholarships are awarded to beginning students of organ who show promise as organists and church musicians.


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