We are currently working on scholarship opportunities for 2020, and will post here as we confirm.
These scholarships are for Saskatchewan youth, under 19, except for the Bruce Gandy BDS Scholarships and the Winnipeg Police Scholarships.
The Bruce Gandy Bagpiping Development Society Scholarships
Pipers across North America can apply for one of several available scholarships in 2020. Visit the website and download the application. Bruce Gandy Bagpiping Development Society
The Moose Jaw Highland Games Scholarships (6 x $150)
The Moose Jaw Highland Games has put forward six scholarships of $150 each for youth pipers and drummer from Saskatchewan.
The Brin Family Scholarship (5 x $100)
The Brin Family has three pipers who all played in Saskatchewan pipe bands: The Prince Albert Highlanders, The 96th Highlanders, Strathfleet Pipe Band, and The City of Regina Pipe Band. Dani (Brin) Millar has played with the SFU Pipe Band since 1995, winning 6 World Pipe Band Championships, and having played concerts on major stages around the World. We are extremely pleased to have Dani as an instructor at Sound Advice.
The Highland Piper Scholarship (3 x $150)
This scholarship for $485 has been donated by Margeret Wenman to honour her Scottish roots and to encourage youth applicants to pursue their piping studies.
The Balcarres Scholarship (3 x $100)
This scholarship is for students NOT from Regina or Saskatoon, to encourage youth musicians from Saskatchewan communities. Donated by an adult piper in the Conservatory "Bagpipe Studies" Program.
The Donald Felstrom Scholarship (1)
This scholarship is offered by the Conservatory Pipe Band in memory of Saskatchewan piper Donald Felstrom for a piper to attend 2020 Sound Advice, covering $150 toward the cost of tuition at the school.
The Regina Scottish Heritage Society Scholarship (2: 1 @$150 and 1 @ $100)
The Regina Scottish Heritage Society provided this $250 scholarship courtesy of an employee donation from Farm Credit Corporation.
The P-M Duncan Fisher Scholarship (2 x $100)
Dunc Fisher was a force in sports and piping, and this scholarship is offered for a piper to assist with Sound Advice tuition. Thus fund is growing, so there may be more added before the school.
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band Scholarships
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band is once again generously sponsoring Manitoba students to attend the camp! The scholarships are for full tuition and accommodation at Sound Advice 2020. Please apply directly to the band.
There is no separate form to send in for scholarships. Please select the "Apply - Yes" choice when you register, and use the text area to describe why you would be a good candidate for a scholarship.