Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships

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What are the eligibility requirements?

In order to meet the criteria for an award, applicants must :

  • Be a permanent resident or citizens of Canada;
  • Be a resident of the greater Edmonton or Northern Alberta (including Red Deer and areas north) or have been residents prior to the beginning of their current studies;
  • Be pursuing advanced classical music study of violin or piano at a recognized post-secondary institution or with a recognized private music teacher;
  • Be at least 15 years of age;

What documents do I need to provide?

In addition to the completed application form, applicants must provide:

  • A high quality CD recording of maximum 20 minutes duration with repertoire from three distinct periods (more details are available in the application). Recordings must not be electronically altered and the date and place of recording must be provided for each selection on the disk.
  • (if available)A copy of the letter of acceptance or confirmation from private instructor; and
  • Any further details the applicant may wish to include.

How are award decisions communicated, and how will awards be paid?

Applications are reviewed by an Awards Panel after which award candidates will receive notification of the decisions by email within approximately three months of the application deadline.

Awards are intended to assist recipients with cost such as tuition, fees, books and supplies, living expenses, travel for auditions and special opportunities for development of musical talent.

It is the responsibility of the recipient to adhere to all regulations of the accepting post-secondary institution regarding all fee payments and to ensure that registration and/or enrollment status is not jeopardized. Students are also responsible for all expenses not covered by the award, in accordance with institution payment deadlines. No part of any award issued by the Edmonton Community Foundation can be applied to amounts owing from previous years.

The deadline for the applications is March 31

applications and all related material must be submitted by the deadline. If March 31 falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:30pm the following business day.
If you have any questions please e-mail: studentawards@ecfoundation.org