George Black Scholarships

George Black Conference Scholarship

Available for Annual conferences held in Canada only. Number of conference scholarships will be awarded based on the level of the George Black Fund. It pays for conference registration, accommodation and meals, but not travel.

Recent George Black Membership Scholarship recipients are invited to apply. In addition, any full-time students (undergraduate or graduate level) at Canadian post-secondary institutions who are making a contribution to congregational song in Canada may apply. The full-time students may nominate themselves or be nominated by an academic, a church musician or worship leader.

Application Requirements
Candidate must be a person studying full-time at a Canadian university or college in a program (undergraduate or graduate level) of relevance to worship leadership that includes a least some study (course work or self-directed) in the use of hymns and or songs in worship. Candidate must submit a completed application form, a letter of application describing the experience and aspiration of the candidate in worship leadership and a letter of reference from his or her academic, musical or worship supervisor.

George Black Membership Scholarship

The membership scholarship provides a one-year membership in The Hymn Society at the student level for a number of candidates. The number of scholarships is based on the level of the George Black Fund. Since the fund is the same fund that provides for the George Black Conference Scholarship, annual disbursements will be managed with that in mind.

Applicants may nominate themselves or be nominated by an academic, church musician or worship leader.

Nominate a student by emailing George Bell at georgebell@rogers.com.

Application Deadline: October 30th, 2022.

Application Requirements

Candidate must be a person studying full-time or part-time at a Canadian university or college in a program (undergraduate or graduate level) of relevance to worship leadership that includes a least some study (course work or self-directed) in the use of hymns and or songs in worship. Candidate must submit a completed application form, a letter of application describing the experience and aspiration of the candidate in worship leadership, and a letter of reference from his or her academic, musical or worship supervisor.

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