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SBA Scholarship Awards

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021 ( all Scholarships)


REVISED Bev Shore Memorial Scholarships

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021

Award Amount:  up to FOUR $300 scholarships each year

Who Can ApplyBand students graduating from grade 12 who have been active in their school band program for at least 4 years & who have specific plans to continue their involvement in band after graduating

The Beverley Shore Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of the late Beverley Shore in partnership with the Saskatchewan Band Association.  Beverley was very active in the Saskatchewan Band Community. She was a Board Member and instructed at SBA Band Camps for several years. Beverley brought her enthusiasm and generosity to all her community music endeavours.  The scholarships have been established to further honour her memory.

To apply students must complete the online application form by following the link below.  Please note, a short letter or recommendation from the applicant's high school or community band director or other band leader is required as part of the application.

To begin the application, click:         Bev Shore Memorial Scholarship Application


David Gelinas Memorial Jazz Education Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021

Annual Award Amount:  $250

Who Can Apply:  Saskatchewan Jazz Band students in grades 7 - 12

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Band Association, the Gelinas family is pleased to remember David's love of music by encouraging other young jazz musicians. David Gelinas loved music, band and particularly jazz music!  His passion and pursuit of excellence was evident to all who knew him.  The David Gelinas Memorial Jazz Education Scholarship honours his memory by awarding one dedicated jazz band student from grade 7 - 12 with financial support to encourage their ongoing development as a jazz musician. 

To apply students must complete the online application form by following the link below.  Please note:  students will be asked to identify how the award will be used to further their development as a jazz musician outside of their school program & will need to include a letter of recommendation from a Band Director, private lesson instructor or other relevant Band leader.

To begin the application, click:     David Gelinas Jazz Education Scholarship


Greg McLean Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021

Award Amount: TWO scholarships of $700 each are available annually

Who Can Apply:  Saskatchewan Music Education program students preparing for or in their internship year.

The Saskatchewan Band Association is pleased to honour the memory of long-time Saskatchewan Band Director and SBA volunteer Greg McLean by awarding two scholarships each year to Saskatchewan Music Education students as they finalize their education and continue their dedication to band development in the province.  In addition to his School Band programs, Greg was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Band Association. He served on the SBA Board of Directors, was a clinician and conductor at SBA Band Camps for over 25 years and provided ongoing mentorship to new band directors.

In recognition of Greg's support for quality band education and internship experiences and his mentorship of new band directors, the SBA is pleased to award the Greg McLean Memorial Scholarships annually.

To apply students must be preparing for or engaged in their 4 -month internship (which includes a band focus) within 12 months of the application deadline. 

To see all award criteria & to begin the application, click: Greg McLean Memorial Scholarship


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