Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Fund (SCH) is a Canadian registered charity that partners with Harmony, Incorporated to support the Directors First initiative. In addition, SCH provides individual and group scholarships to eligible Canadian residents who need financial assistance to further their vocal musical education, whether at Harmony University, an Area Education Day, in a school or college, or in the community. In its 10 years as a registered charity, the foundation has awarded more than $750,000 through the generous donations of individuals, quartets and other barbershop groups associated with the Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmony, Incorporated and Sweet Adelines International.

Deadlines for scholarship applications are December 1st, March 1st, June 1st and September 1st and forms can be accessed online at singcanadaharmony.ca. Applicants need a reference, which can be given by the chapter liaison and others. For more information about the opportunity to serve as your chapter liaison, please contact the undersigned SCH Board members.

SCH accepts donations online through Canada Helps or by cheque. There is a DONATE button on the web site. In this season of giving, please consider recognizing a friend or family member who has asked that you not buy a gift this year, whether for the holidays or for a birthday or anniversary or other special occasion. Perhaps you are that person who wants to de-clutter at home and appreciates a creative gift. It is easy to let your friends and family members know they can make a tribute gift in your honour (yes, we are Canadian) and get a tax receipt. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped someone further their vocal music education. Unlike many charities, SCH operates with volunteers, so administrative expenses are minimal.

Submitted by
Trinda Ernst, past International President 2004-2006 ([email protected])
Patricia Cassidy, past Area 5 Director ([email protected])