London Music Scholarship Foundation


image The London Music Scholarship Foundation independently supported excellence in performance at Western for more than 20 years. Annual competitions were held courtesy of endowments honouring Bessie and Joe McManusGuy Lombardo and Healey Willan.

In 1997, the Foundation donated its assets, a fund of an endowed $275,000, to Western University during the first phase of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF). OSOTF matched the donation with $275,000 from the Ministry of Colleges, Universities and Training.

The University, through Foundation Western, assumed direct responsibility for management of the funds. The funds used to be given out via the public LMSF competition (view Past Winners) and is now (effective 2019) given out as follows:

London Music Scholarship Foundation Endowment Award

Awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students entering or currently registered in applied studies in the Don Wright Faculty of Music who have been identified as excellent performers in annual competition(s), which may include auditions or juries, as conducted by the Faculty of Music. Doctor of Musical Arts students are not permitted to participate in the competition. Students must have demonstrated financial need. Online financial assistance applications are available through Student Center and must be submitted by Sept 30th. Application and full details can be obtained at the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Music. This award was established through the generosity of the London Music Scholarship Foundation. This endowment received funding through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund program and recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Value: Number and value of awards will vary annually.

Questions about the Award can be directed to the Music Performance Studies office.