Financial aid and awards

Welcome to the School of Music's Financial Aid and Awards page. Please note that the application process is done through the 'Online Scholarships and Bursaries' portal in the 'Finance' section of your uoZone account. The application steps are clearly outlined in the scholarship navigator you will find in this portal.

There are a considerable number of scholarships for which you might be eligible throughout the University of Ottawa. This page is meant to serve as a reference for scholarships managed by the School of Music. Please click on the links below to learn more about the various scholarships.

Most of our scholarships are of two varieties: need-based scholarships (the OSOTF/OTSS scholarships), and merit based-scholarships. For need based scholarships, candidates must demonstrate financial need (you will need to fill out the 'Financial Questionnaire' which is another portal in the 'Finances' section of your uoZone account), and be residents of Ontario as per OSAP rules.

For applications, please visit the Financial Aid and Awards website:


OSOTF Scholarships

Albert Tunis Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Newbegin Award in Music

Bhawani Anantaraman Memorial Foundation Fund

Captain Paul L. Bender Bursary in Music

Donald Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship for Young Artists

Ernest Gagnon and Cécile Gagnon-Côté Scholarship

Florent Brault Bursary

Gaston Héon Graduate Scholarship in Music

Gastton Héon Undergraduate Scholarship in Music

Guy Huot Memorial Scholarship

Jackie Larocque Violin Scholarship

Jean-Paul Sevilla Scholarship

Lise Laneville Scholarship

Marc Infante Scholarship

McCoy-Ryan Graduate Scholarship in Music

Memorial Piano Scholarship

School of Music Entrance Scholarship Fund

Shelagh and David Williams Scholarship in Music

Thérèse-Larocque Memorial Scholarship Fund


Merit-based Scholarships

Scholarships without application procedures

Candidates are nominated by the appropriate sector and/or professors, depending on the specific scholarship.

Alexander Macklin Scholarship in Viola

Allan Miskell Memorial Award

Anita Malhotra Chopin Award

Anna Maria Brancker Schubert Award

Anthony King Memorial Scholarship

Armand and Margaret Weisbord Memorial Prize in Music

Aruna & Rupa Anantaraman Violin Scholarship

Beaudry-Somcynsky Prize in Classical Music Composition

Calixa Lavallée Scholarship

Camille Gay Fund - Hull Rotary Club

CHIN International Radio Scholarship Fund

Ed Honeywell Scholarship for Classical Guitar

Frederick Karam Scholarship

Gloria Macklin Scholarship in Piano

Harwalkar Memorial Scholarship

Jean-Marie Beaudet Fund

J. Morton Woodwind Scholarship Fund

Keith and Ross MacMillan Scholarship

Krishna Gupta Memorial Scholarship in Music

Marie-Claire Guindon and Robert Major Fund

Marina Kun Scholarship

Maurice and Claudette Larocque Cello Scholarship

NAC Music Bursary for International Students

Nalini Perera Little Lotus Classical Music

Rennie Regehr Admission Scholarship for Excellence in Viola

Robert-Taylor Admission Scholarship for the School of Music

Shelagh and David Williams Scholarship for Excellence in Voice Performance

Thériault-Brillon Strings Scholarship

University of Ottawa Choir Choral Direction Scholarship

Vic Pomer Violin Entrance Scholarship

School of Music Admission Scholarship Fund

School of Music Vision Campaign Scholarship


Scholarships with application procedures

Bessie Ewen Scholarship in Orchestral Studies

Concerts Cumberland Scholarship

Cynthia Millman Floyd Scholarship

Ethel Ruth Snider Bursary

Helen Nininger Scholarship in Fine Arts

Henry Bonnenberg Memorial Scholarship in Music Education

Isobel Firestone Scholarship

Memorial Piano Scholarship

Mitchell Sharp Commemorative Bursary

Nicole Senécal Scholarship in Music

Nora Hickson-Kelly Scholarship in Music

Robert W. Oades Memorial Bursary

University of Ottawa Ernest-Gagnon Scholarship

William H. Kelly Scholarship in Music

Zoya Solod Piano Scholarship


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