Bursaries

OPEN TO ALL COMPETITORS 18 AND UNDER

These bursaries are given to kids 18 and under and all that is required is an entry in the competitions and a letter stating why they think they should qualify for this money. The Committee must receive these applications and entry forms by May 31, 2005. Bursary recipients will be listed in the souvenir program and the money will be handed out during the closing ceremonies.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: We love to read your letters; please include your name, age, address and accordion teacher – if applicable. Also, a brief history of your interest, experience with the accordion and why you feel you should receive this bursary. Please note “AGE” requirement – 18 years of age and under!!!
At KIOTAC 2004, $7400.00 was awarded! A special THANK YOU to those who helped us help the kids. Your donations at the door for the competitions go to our bursary fund and a few special “Friends” made cash donations, and all the extra funds from the Guinness record attempt went into the bursary fund. We gave out a total of 37 bursaries.

THE SHIRLEY McFADYEN MEMORIAL AWARD

$400.00 will be awarded to a student or students 18 years and under who require funds to be able to attend the championships. Teachers if you have a student(s) that you feel could benefit from this award, please contact the KIOTAC Committee. Recipient(s) to be decided by the Committee and the cheque(s) will be mailed after the event. The name(s) will remain anonymous. Thank you to Don and his family for this generous donation.