Scholarship and Organ Competition Announcements

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Current and Past Scholarships

Organ Academy of Friburg Award: 500 CHF/year. Application deadline is March 1, 2020. Email
Organ Scholar/Scholarship at Assumption College, beginning Fall, 2019.
Musical America Find information about several scholarships for organ/choral study.
Christendom College Scholarships Tentatively, four scholarships are being offered.
DeSales University offers choral scholarships. Email

Current Competitions

Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition Award: First $3,500, Second $1,000, Third $500, Audience $500. Application deadline: February 4, 2020
Brooklyn Chapter George R. Mathison Scholarship Award: $1,000, Second $650, Third $350. Application deadline: February 14, 2020.
12th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition Award: First $5,000, Second $3,000, Third $2,000 (and other prizes).
2020 National Organ Playing Competition Award: First $2,000, Second $1,000, Third $500. Application deadline: Feb. 3, 2020.
Taylor Organ Competition Award: First $10,000, Second $5,00. Application deadline: Oct. 15, 2020
High School Organ Festival & Competition  Award: First $2,000, Second $1,000, Third $500, John & Margaret Mueller Hymn Prize $350. Application deadline: Dec. 16, 2019.
Quebec Organ Competition Award: First $15,000 CAD, Second $7,500 CAD, Third $4,500 CAD. Application deadline: December 6, 2019.
Young Organist Competition Greater Columbia (SC) AGO Chapter Award: First $1,500, Second $1,000, Third $750, Hymn Playing $300, Bach Performance $300. Application deadline: February 1, 2020.
2020 Canadian International Organ Competition. Award: First $25,000 CAD, Second $15,000 CAD, Third $10,000 CAD. Application deadline: January 31, 2020.
Also, see OrganPromotion for European (mostly) events.

Now closed. University of Michigan Organ Improvisation Competition Award: First Prize $3,000, Second Prize $2,000, Third Prize $1,000. Application deadline: July 1, 2019.
Now closed. Grand Prix de Chartres Award: First Prize €4,000, Second Prize €2,500, Audience Prize €1,000. The application deadline: April 15,  2018.
Now closed. Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition Award: First Prize $40,000 (there are other prizes). Application deadline: November 5, 2018.
Now closed. 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Award: First Prize $15,000, Second Prize $7,500, Third Prize $3,000. Application deadline: May 15, 2019.