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Oscar Peterson Scholarship

Offered:

Entrance Award

Type:

Scholarship

No. of Awards:

1 - 1

Description:

The Oscar Peterson Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student entering the Music degree program who demonstrates a unique musical ability, especially in the field of jazz performance, as demonstrated through live performance or a portfolio. The recipient must present a minimum admission average of 80 percent and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and reside in of Ontario. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable for a maximum of three additional years provided the recipient enrolls in a minimum of 18 credits each year and achieves a sessional GPA of 7.50.

Application Process:

To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available at http://www.yorku.ca/web/futurestudents/financialsupport/ by April 4. Students must fill out the Personal Statement section of the SFP outlining their personal circumstances as it relates to social, economic or personal barriers that could inhibit their ability to pursue a university degree. Applicants must also complete the portfolio requirements for admission to be the Music program.

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  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

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