The George Stroumboulopoulos

Music Therapy Scholarship


We are accepting applications for the George Stroumboulopoulos Scholarship again! There are two scholarships of $4000 available for Canadian music therapy students to help them complete their studies and internship hours. The scholarship is generously funded by George Stroumboulopoulos.


  • This scholarship is not for current MTA’s who have already competed their internship and accreditation requirements.
  • A student, enrolled in a Canadian music therapy training program at the undergraduate or graduate level. 
  • A student currently in the first year of their music therapy academic program. For undergraduate students this is the third year of studies. For post-graduate programs this is the first year of studies.



The application must include:

  • Resume.
  • A 500-word essay explaining why you deserve the scholarship. Include your name, contact information, and the University where you are studying.
  • Two letters of reference, including at least one from a faculty member at your academic institution.
  • A copy of your transcripts to-date.


Applications are due November 17th, 2023.

Please email applications to: info@musictherapyfund.ca⁠

La bourse en musicothérapie

George Stroumboulopoulos

4 000,00 $

Nous recevons de nouveau des demandes pour la Bourse George Stroumboulopoulos ! Deux bourses de 4 000 $ chacune seront offertes aux musicothérapeutes canadiens afin de les aider à terminer leurs études et leurs heures d’internat. La bourse est généreusement financée par George Stroumboulopoulos.


  • Cette subvention ne s’adresse pas aux MTA qui ont déjà terminé leur internat et qui ont rempli les exigences de l’accréditation.
  • Tout étudiant actuellement inscrit dans un programme de formation universitaire en musicothérapie au niveau de premier cycle ou deuxième cycle.   
  • Tout étudiant dans sa première année d’étude universitaire en musicothérapie. Pour les étudiants de premier cycle, cela correspond à leur troisième année d’étude. Pour les programmes d’études supérieures, cela correspond à la première année d’études.  



La demande doit comprendre : 

  • Un curriculum vitae.
  • Un essai de 500 mots qui décrit les raisons pour lesquelles vous méritez cette bourse.
    Inscrivez aussi votre nom, vos coordonnées et l’université dans laquelle vous étudiez
  • Deux lettres de recommandation : une de ces deux lettres doit au moins être écrite par
    un membre du corps professoral de votre établissement d’enseignement.
  • Une copie à jour de vos relevés de notes.


Il faut présenter les demandes avant le 17 novembre 2023. 

Envoyez vos demandes à : info@musictherapyfund.ca⁠


Tian Ip 

Wilfrid Laurier University

Tian Ip is a skilled musician and music teacher from Hong Kong and Vancouver, who began playing piano and guzheng at a young age, and completed a diploma in piano performance. She has studied various musical disciplines such as audio engineering, choral conducting, and pipe organ performance. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin and is currently on the board of directors of the BC Chinese Music Association. She is also active in her community as a volunteer performer for the Canadian Cancer Society Gala. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University with the hope of contributing to her community with music in the future.

Rossana Paz

Wilfrid Laurier University

Rossana Paz is a Guatemalan music graduate with 13 years of teaching experience, including 12 years as a member and CEO of the Guatemalan System of Orchestras (SOG), a non-profit organization that provides free orchestral training to children and adolescents using music as a tool for social development. In 2019, she obtained a Bachelor of Music from “Universidad del Valle de Guatemala” (Magna Cum Laude) and received diplomas in Art History and YOA Global-Leaders Program, with endorsement from McGill University and Oxford. She has been musically trained in various countries and is currently a 3rd-year bachelor of music therapy student at Wilfrid Laurier University.


Mimian Cheng

Wilfrid Laurier University

“I am so honored to be selected as one of this year’s lucky recipients. The money from the scholarship will help to pay for part of my tuition, invest in new instruments, and cover some basic living costs. This scholarship gives me a break from worrying about my finances so I can really focus on school and grow into the future music therapist I want to be for my community. It’s great to know there are people like George who believe in our field and recognize the important role that music therapists play in health and well-being. Thank you so much, George and the Canadian Music Therapy Fund!”

Jonathan Lu

Wilfrid Laurier University

“I have experienced the benefits of music therapy. I aim to be a role model for future generations of disabled youth to finally see someone who walks like them, talks like them, and plays guitar like them become a certified music therapist.”


Jennifer Lin

Concordia University

Stéphane Supperville

Concordia University

Olivia Maveal

Wilfrid Laurier University