Scholarships & Grants

THE PRESIDENT’S BURSARY AWARD is given to deserving Toronto classical guitarists (including the GTA) to assist in furthering their development as musicians.
Winners are chosen by the President’s Bursary Award Committee. Application deadline September 15th.

Past winners of this award include:

Trevor Cooper

Patrick Teggart
Nevan Prostran

Adam Batstone
Shawn Pickup

Shawn Pickup
Emad Bagheri


To qualify, applicants must fulfil one or more of the following:
-been resident in the GTA for a minimum of two years
-been employed in the GTA for a minimum of two years
-been a student of a relevant group/school in the GTA for a minimum of two years

At the discretion of the Committee, financial assistance will be provided to a qualified individual to further the development of the individual’s talent.

Successful candidates must submit an expense summary related to the spending of their bursary.

Click here for more information and to download the application form.


The Guitar Society continues to provide three endowed scholarships at the University of Toronto in the name of our founder and artistic director emeritus, Eli Kassner. These are: an undergraduate entrance scholarship, a graduate entrance scholarship, and a yearly award to an outstanding performance-stream student.