Celebrated Nova Scotian musician Charlie A’Court has established a bursary supporting home-province high school graduates who are continuing their music education in university or college.
The Charlie A’Court Scholarship for Excellence in Music (CASEM) will award $500 to a graduating student who has been accepted into a post-secondary institution to continue his/her music education.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always looked at ways I could channel the opportunities I’ve received into serving my community and creating win-win experiences,” A’Court explained earlier this week.
“This scholarship has been an aspiration of mine for years and it’s a means of expressing my gratitude for those opportunities by investing in tomorrow’s musical talent.”
The scholarship is designed to aid a student accepted into Nova Scotia-based institutions offering music courses such as the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University or the Music Business Program at NSCC Waterfront Campus for instance. Students accepted to institutions outside Nova Scotia including Ontario’s Humber College and the Berklee College of Music can also apply.
A’Court, a 5-time East Coast Music Award winner and 8-time Music Nova Scotia Award winner, says the scholarship will be rolled out in two phases. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary since A’Court graduated from Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC) and its music program in Truro. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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