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Youth Choir Scholarships

The Shallaway Youth Choir Scholarship Program has been established to recognize choristers that exemplify Shallaway’s vision both within the Choir and through other activities in their community. The scholarship aids Shallaway members in their continued study of choral music and leadership, and is used to cover tuition, tour costs, and more.

Scholarship Details


January 30th, 2025 – Applications are launched
March 1st, 2025 – Application deadline
Before April 30th, 2025 – Congratulatory letter to the successful chorister(s) and the awarding of the Scholarship may be promoted on social media and on the Shallaway website

Categories and Eligibility

The Scholarship Committee selects recipients from four categories:

  • Choristers ages 12-14 as of December 31 of the scholarship year
  • Choristers ages 15-18 as of December 31 of the scholarship year
  • University Entrance scholarship
  • Choristers with exceptionalities

Note:  Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Whether all categories are awarded, whether one or more scholarships may be awarded in any particular category, and whether a scholarship award should be split between categories may change from year to year.

Criteria for Assessment.

  • Show promise of future development musically
  • Requirement to write an essay which includes examples of leadership ability within the choir
  • Exhibits good citizenship and community service
  • Exhibits strong sense of commitment to music and pursuits
  • Exhibits leadership skills in Shallaway and/or community

How to Apply

The 2024 general application will open January 30, 2025 and have a March 1, 2025 deadline.

Review online application form.

Complete your online application form.

Print and review your completed application before submitting it to make sure all the information you have provided is complete and accurate. Be sure your essay and recommendations are attached as PDFs. Any information that does not appear on the printed page will not be seen by the Scholarship Committee.

Submit your online application. Your online application must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Any questions respecting completion of the application should be directed to the Executive Director at <>

Past Scholarship Winners

Eli QuinnClaire DonnanPaige Penney
Maia McKeownEmmajane Donnan

Choral Scholars (Post-Secondary)

As part of its vision of education, Shallaway has partnered with the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Music, to aid in the development of young music educators. The centerpiece of this partnership is the program of annual choral scholarships awarded to promising young conductors, who then apprentice with Shallaway for a year of mentored study and development. Choral Scholars work with the conductors to learn more about all aspects of choir life, and provide fresh insight.