Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 12–17 | Teacher Development Aug. 11–19, 2018 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Bursaries & Scholarships

Bursaries for Reduced Tuition Fees
A limited number of $225 CDN student bursaries are available for reduced SOSI tuition fees. They are intended to assist dedicated students who would like to attend SOSI but who require financial assistance.

There is an early application deadline of May 1, 2018

Please send:
  • Regular Student Application form with registration fee.
  • A short letter of recommendation by the student's individual Suzuki teacher (the letter should describe the family's financial limitations, and dedication to Suzuki lessons).
  • A copy of income verification (T4 summary sheet). If the bursary is awarded, it will be applied toward the tuition fee. The names of those receiving bursaries will be strictly confidential. Applying students who do not receive a bursary may withdraw their application without penalty.

You may make a contribution to the SOSI Bursary Fund with your Student Application. Canadian tax receipt issued for donations of $10 or more.
Sally Gross Cello Bursary
Sally Gross is one of SOSI's founding directors and served as its Cello Director for 31 years, retiring at the end of the 2014 season. To honour the great contribution Sally has made to the cello program at SOSI over her tenure, her colleagues have donated funds to assist a dedicated Book 1 cello student who would like to attend SOSI but requires financial assistance.

Please send:
  • Regular Student Application form with registration fee.
  • A short letter of recommendation by the student's individual Suzuki teacher (the letter should describe the family's financial limitations, and dedication to Suzuki lessons).
  • A copy of income verification (T4 summary sheet). If the bursary is awarded, it will be applied toward the tuition fee. The names of those receiving bursaries will be strictly confidential. Applying students who do not receive a bursary may withdraw their application without penalty. For further information please contact Tracy Jewell at sosi@artset.net.
Kiera Schneider Memorial Scholarship
In the fall of 2000, Kiera Schneider passed away following a car accident. Kiera was a violin student in the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Kiera's sister Sophie continues to play cello. Her parents Dan and Rhona are committed Suzuki parents who not only see the value of a musical education but live it on a daily basis.

Kiera was a vivacious nine year old with a zest for life. Her passion for reading lead her to adventures in other worlds. She already had an article published! In fact she shared many of her own fantasies through her own writings. Kiera was very intelligent. She had a quest for knowledge that was never ending. She enjoyed life to the fullest, people loved being around her, and she loved being around people.

Kiera began to play Suzuki violin a year before passing away, and the violin quickly became an important part of her life. She eagerly participated in group classes with her peers, and with her sister, attended the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute in Waterloo after her first year of study. The Suzuki String School of Guelph established the Kiera Schneider Memorial Scholarship.

By the family's wishes, this perpetuating scholarship will enable first or second year Suzuki String School of Guelph students to attend the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute. For information on applying for this scholarship, contact Tracy Jewell at sosi@artset.net.
Teacher Development Bursaries/Scholarships
Suzuki Association of Ontario
Are you a member of the Suzuki Association of Ontario? This association offers three scholarships to teachers: www.suzukiontario.org/scholarships

Application deadline to SAO: May 31, 2018

For additional assistance to teachers at SOSI, see our Teacher Development Offers page.
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