Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

  • For more information about Scholarships and Bursaries please refer to the Capilano University Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards information page.

    The following awards are specific to the Music Therapy program:

    Capilano University Entrance Excellence Award for Music Therapy

    Fall semester
    The University recognizes the top Music Therapy applicant each year.  The applicants are assessed through the audition-interview process.  The top applicant will receive a scholarship that will be applied to their first semester tuition.  Application through Financial Aid required for this award.
    Award value last year:  $1500

    Kay Wilson Memorial Award

    Fall semester
    This award is established in memory of a psychotherapist and pianist, Kay Wilson.  The award is supported by one of our Librarians; she believes the Music Therapy program best reflects Kay's interests and values. 
    Award value last year:  $350

    Shakespeare Family Fund Award for Music Therapy

    Fall and Spring semesters
    The Shakespeare Family has created a fund to support two awards each year.  The family recognizes the distinct contribution Music Therapy makes to children in need. 
    Award value last year:  $500 in the Fall term, $500 in the Spring term.

    Chantal Jolly Memorial Music Therapy Award

    Fall, Spring or Summer
    This award has been created in memory of a Music Therapy alumni, Chantal.  She was a Music Therapist, clinical supervisor, Reiki Master, sound healer and a Guided Imagery and Music Fellow.  Despite living with breast cancer for seven years, Chantal never gave up hope and lived life to the fullest.  At 45, she left a legacy of love, songs, and music that will continue to inspire her friends and colleagues to dream and grow.
    Award value this year: $500

    Bill Ekins Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    This scholarship has been created to honour the life and friendship of Bill Ekins, who died unexpectedly in 2004.  Bill led a life of volunteerism, creativity, inspiration and humour.  This award is given to a Music Therapy student who demonstrates excellence in academics and practicum. 
    Award value last year: $750

    Billy Rhodda Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    Billy was a vibrant and creative man who loved life and prized his daughter Virginia.  He died at the age of 36.  This scholarship is given to a Music Therapy student who demonstrates creativity, leadership and excellence. 
    Award value last year: $750

    Brian Beaudoin Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    Brian valued volunteerism, the deaf community and the rights of people with handicaps; he died at the age of 27.  The award is given to a Music Therapy student who demonstrates volunteerism, compassion and excellence.   
    Award value last year:  $750

    Carolyn Kenny Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    The award recognizes the contributions Carolyn made to Canadian Music Therapy.  The scholarship is given to a Music Therapy student who demonstrates compassion to others, appreciation of cultural identity, and self-awareness in the clinical setting. 
    Award value last year: $300

    Evelyn Hildebrant Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    Evelyn was gentle and passionate woman working in the health care industry.  She was a social activist, and she loved science fiction.  She died at the age of 34.  This scholarship is given in her honour to a Music Therapy student who demonstrates teamwork and excellence in the classroom and practicum. 
    Award value last year: $750

    Gordon Hewitt Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    Gordon was a graduate of the Capilano University program and an active Music Therapist in the Vancouver area.  The scholarship is given to a Music Therapy student demonstrating excellence and community involvement. 
    Award value last year:  $750

    IODE - Lions Gate Chapter: Gladys Palmer Award

    Spring semester
    The Independent Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) chapter of North Vancouver has established this ongoing award for a Music Therapy student demonstrating scholastic excellence in memory of Gladys Palmer.
    Award value last year:  $750

    Music Therapy Association of B.C. Scholarship

    Spring semester
    The provincial chapter, Music Therapy Association of BC, has established this scholarship for a deserving Music Therapy student. The scholarship is given to a 4th year student demonstrating excellence. 
    Award value last year:  $500

    Jim Campbell Memorial Music Therapy Bursary

    Spring semester
    This award honours a friend.  This bursary is aimed at Music Therapy students who demonstrate financial need and who are successful in their practicum experiences. 
    Award value last year: $750

    Jim Standeven Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship

    Spring semester
    Jim was a loving husband, supportive father, and someone who valued faith, family and community.  Jim left Canada in his later years to obtain his MA and Ph.D. He returned to Canada to continue his work.  This new award recognizes the costs and challenges of attending university as an international student.  Only international students will be considered for his scholarship. 
    Award value last year: $1,000

    The following awards are specific to a set of programs; Music Therapy students are encouraged to apply.

    John and Jackie Knill Dreammaker Award

    Spring semester
    The family of John and Jackie Knill has established an award for those who love music and art.  This award is for students in fourth year of the Music Therapy program.  A special application form, and an essay, is part of the application process. 
    Award value last year:  $800

    Kawai Piano Scholarship

    Spring semester
    The Kawai Piano Company supplies new pianos to the Music Department on a loan basis each year.  At the end of that year all the pianos are sold in the "Piano Sale".  Some of the profit from the sale generates this scholarship.  This scholarship rotates between the three music programs each year.  One candidate from each of the three music programs is chosen based on pianistic excellence.  A general scholarship application form is used. 
    Award value last year:  $400

    North Vancouver Community Arts Council Scholarship

    Spring semester
    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council awards scholarships each year to students who have achieved excellent academic standing during two preceding terms in a Visual and Performing Arts Program, including Music Therapy.  A General Scholarship Application form is used. 
    Award value last year:  $800

    University-wide Scholarships of interest to Music Therapy Students:

    Paul Gallagher Award for Excellence

    Spring semester
    This university-wide award honours a previous Capilano University president.  The award focuses on excellence and leadership.  Five Capilano University Music Therapy students have won this award in the past eleven years.  The award involves partial tuition scholarship and funds for textbooks. 
    Award value last year: Approximately $2,000.

    A National Music Therapy Scholarship of particular interest to Music Therapy Students:

    Fran Herman Scholarship from the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

    March 15 deadline
    The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund offers a national scholarship  to the top Canadian fourth year Music Therapy student who exemplifies leadership, creativity, innovation and academic excellence. 
    Award value last year $2,500.

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