Scholarships & Grants

THE PRESIDENT’S BURSARY AWARD was established in 2012 to assist deserving and talented young guitarists in the GTA to further their development as musicians.

The award was developed at the suggestion of Eli Kassner, with initial funding from then-president Harold Levy, and is supported through the ongoing generosity of Guitar Society donors.

The President’s Bursary Award is intended to assist talented young classical guitarists who are aiming toward careers in music. 

The bursary process is currently under review and information updates will be posted to this site when available. Please check back soon!

Past winners of this award include:

2012
Trevor Cooper

2013
Patrick Teggart
Nevan Prostran

2014
Adam Batstone
Shawn Pickup

2015
Shawn Pickup
Emad Bagheri

2016
No award

2017
Erez Sussman

2018-19
James Renwick

2019-20
No award

Other Scholarships

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