Burt Harris Memorial Scholarship
With initial funding through The Beat 94.5 FM in 2006, this scholarship was built to award music education scholarships to needy students for private and institutional music programs. The scholarship was named after Burt Harris, a music lawyer and a fierce advocate for music and musicians, who passed away after a battle with cancer. Burt’s passion for all things music will be carried on through this scholarship program.
Through fundraising, generous donations from the public, and grants, we help students and individuals gain one-on-one musical instruction from a professional instructor, and assist them in working toward a brighter future with confidence and passion. We believe that the gift of music for these students will benefit the community beyond the music sector, as they take their dedication for playing music, and apply that same dedication and passion to the rest of their lives.
In the past, this program has been fortunate enough to receive funding from Tegan & Sara, who were former clients of Burt. They assembled a limited edition CD of their initial demo versions of The Con, and sold them while on tour. Proceeds from the sale of this album were donated to the Music BC Charitable Foundation’s scholarship program.
A minimum of one (1) $500 scholarship award will be given to an individual age 25 and under who can show financial need and exceptional ability, to help pay for private instruction in Canada for a musical instrument.
A minimum of one (1) $1000 scholarship award will be awarded to an individual age 25 and under who can show a financial need and exceptional ability, to help pay for tuition for a music program at a post secondary institution.
This program is not for career training for positions in the music industry, so no applications for funding for an entertainment business management program, etc. will be eligible.
Applications are currently closed. Please check back for the Application Package.