Youth Scholarship

Elektra Women’s Choir Youth Scholarship (amount $500)

Deadline: February 28, 2022

The purpose of this annual scholarship is to support a young developing musician in their music education experience. The scholarship may be used for travel to a music program, participation in music festivals, private instruction, tuition or any other music education activity. The recipient may or may not be planning to pursue a career in music.


  • Applicant’s primary residence is in the Metro Vancouver, BC area or the applicant has graduated from a Metro Vancouver high school.
  • Applicant is between the ages of 15 and 20 on December 31, 2021


Recipients of the Elektra Women’s Choir Youth Scholarship are required to:

  • Fulfill the activities for which the scholarship is being sought within sixteen months of the announcement of the Scholarship recipient. (Note: Due to COVID restrictions, this timeline is flexible at this time.)
  • Demonstrate that the funds were used for the proposed activity or activities.
  • Return the scholarship amount to Elektra Women’s Choir in the event that it is not used by the recipient for the proposed activity or activities.
  • Provide consent to use their name and photograph in promotion concerning the scholarship and other choir activities.


  • Applicants who are under the age of 17 on the day they submit their application must provide confirmation of parental consent as part of the application process.
  • Applicants should apply by completing the online application.
  • The support letter from the recommending teacher/conductor must include their name, position, and phone number. This letter should be emailed directly from the teacher to
  • Both the online application and support letter must be received by 11:59pm PST Monday, February 28, 2021.


The Scholarship Committee of the Elektra Women’s Choir is comprised of Choir and Board members (community representatives). The Committee will review applications and select a Scholarship recipient. The decision of the Committee is final.

The following areas will be considered with the approximate weightings:

  • 30% Personal musical experience and achievements
  • 35% Proposed activities and scholarship impact
  • 35% Written recommendation letter from music teacher/conductor



The 2020 recipient of the Elektra Women’s Choir Youth Scholarship was Heidi Goetz.  Heidi will be pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Victoria.