The Salt Spring Singers support vocal music education in the community by collecting donations at our concerts and online to fund two scholarships annually:
- One, with a value of $1500, goes to a graduating student from Gulf Island Secondary School. The award for a graduating GISS student is announced at the graduation ceremony. Information on the GISS award is available through the school’s web site.
- Another, with a value of $500, goes to a Salt Spring Island community member wishing to pursue music studies and who demonstrates promise, commitment and an enthusiastic attitude. Consideration will be given to community involvement in musical activities such as performances, concerts and training. Preference will be given to candidates intending to study voice and/or who are members of a community or school choir.
An applicant may receive only one of the Salt Spring Singers awards in any one year. Each spring, invitations to apply for the community awards are advertised in the Gulf Islands Driftwood and on Salt Spring Exchange
Donations to the scholarship fund
The Salt Spring Singers are grateful to our many supporters for their donations to our Scholarship Fund. Over the years, you have helped us maintain our scholarships through our concert fundraising efforts.
If you can help, please make a donation online at CanadaHelps.org. Search for “Salt Spring Singers” on the Find a Charity page. Click on Salt Spring Singers. In the Donate to this Charity page choose the Scholarship Fund (it is the default) in the “Apply donation to a fund set up by this charity.” CanadaHelps will issue a tax receipt.
Thank you for helping us give the gift of music education to fellow islanders.