Student Scholarship

Student Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

To kick-start creating a personal legacy scholarship or bursary fund for yourself or a loved one, or in the name of your company or cause, or because you believe in the Conservatory’s ability to nurture the artistic potential of its students, please contact the Mount Royal University Foundation at 403.440.7725 to speak with a donation officer.

We also welcome questions regarding any level of donation to an existing scholarship fund - every contribution makes a difference!

How do I donate to Conservatory student scholarships or bursaries?

If you would like to contribute to a Mount Royal Conservatory scholarship or bursary fund, three options exist:

1. Create an endowed personal legacy scholarship or bursary fund.
An endowed fund generates interest that collects each year, which is used to award the scholarship or bursary. The principal donation is significantly higher than the scholarship/bursary amount awarded so that the fund may exist in perpetuity.

The Mount Royal University Foundation will tailor a Gift Agreement to capture your intentions for this scholarship or bursary. This Agreement lists the terms of the award(s) and the responsibilities of you and the Mount Royal University.

2. Create a personal legacy scholarship or bursary with a pre-determined quantity of awards to be granted.
This type of fund is known as an Annual Scholarship (or Bursary) Fund. The Mount Royal University Foundation will tailor a Gift Agreement to capture your intentions for this scholarship or bursary. This Agreement lists the terms of the award(s) and the responsibilities of you and the Mount Royal University.

3. Donate to an existing scholarship or bursary fund.
To learn more about existing scholarship/bursary funds, or to create a scholarship or bursary, please contact the Mount Royal University Foundation at 403.440.7725 to speak with a donation officer.

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

Scholarships can be based on limitless criteria, although most are merit-based.

Bursaries must be awarded based on proven financial need (through Canada Revenue Service statements for household income). Additional criteria can be included as well.

Interested in other types of donations (not just scholarships) to the Mount Royal Conservatory? Please visit the Mount Royal University Foundation for other options.