RCCO Ottawa Centre
CRCO Section d'Ottawa

PO Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5W4


The RCCO is a Registered Canadian Charity.

A number of scholarships are made available to young organists as well as more advanced organists. You can read a description of each scholarship below. To make a donation to any of our scholarships or another centre fund, use the donate button on the right to take you to our donation page.

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The GODFREY HEWITT Memorial Fund

Godfrey Hewitt Picture
The Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Fund provides:

The fund is grateful to the many donors who support this fund each year. More information about the fund and a donation form can be obtained below:

Memorial Fund General Information
Memorial Fund Donation form

The GODFREY HEWITT Memorial Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship of $5,000 awarded by application to an advanced organ student.

Application Form
Past Recipients

Application deadline is April 30.

The GODFREY HEWITT Memorial Prize

The Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Fund also provides the first prize ($5,000) in the National Organ Playing Competition.

General information
Competition Rules
Application Form
Past Recipients

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These scholarships, are worth up to $500 and $300 respectively and are awarded each year to members of the Ottawa Centre who are planning a summer course, conference or other professional development activity. Application should be made to the Centre President: president (at) rcco-ottawa (dot) ca before April 30. Please include a brief outline of your education, experience and details of the proposed professional development activity.

RCCO Ottawa Centre
Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa K1P 5W4
Application Deadline is April 30.
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The Ottawa Centre is offering support for centre members who wish to pursue certification from the RCCO. The Examination Bursary of $200 is intended to be used by the examination candidate to pay for a small number of lessons from a senior organist familiar with the examination requirements and standards. The lessons may be on the topics of the candidates choice (repertoire, practical tests, written tests or ear training) and the Centre can provide recommendations on appropriate teachers with experience of the standards of performance expected for successfully completing RCCO examinations.

To be awarded an Examination Bursary please contact in confidence the Membership Convenor: Donald (dot) Russell (at) rcco-ottawa (dot) ca for the Ottawa Centre. Applications are typically made in the fall. Payment will be made to the applicant after confirmation of registration for an examination has been received.

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The Centre provides $500 for organ scholarships through the annual Kiwanis Festival of Music and Dance. These scholarships are awarded by the organ adjudicator.

The Kiwanis club also offers $600 in memory of one of our former members, Arnt Loa, making a total of $1100 in scholarship money available to the competitors.

Visit The Music Festival Website for registration information.

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Each spring (May-June) we audition promising young pianists and beginning organ students who are interested in pursuing organ studies. We offer a number of these scholarships (one which is sponsored by National Office) each year which gives each student 10 hours of free organ lessons. Applicants must be 25 years of age or younger and at the grade 7/8 RCM level. Interested students should fill out this application or write:

RCCO Ottawa Centre
Student affairs
Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa K1P 5W4

The application deadline is March 31.

Download application
Please print and distribute the posters in English and French to help advertise this opportunity.

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Organ Academy Bursary


The Centre will provide up to four bursaries in the amount of $250 each to allow teenaged organ students from Ottawa, recommended by teachers who are members of the Ottawa Centre, to attend the Student Academy which is being offered at the RCCO National Convention. The money is to be provided from the Centre's Development Fund, which is used for educational purposes.

To apply for this bursary, please complete this application and mail it to the address on the application. For further information please contact Frances Macdonnell.

Application deadline is March 31.
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The RCCO Ottawa Centre is pleased to offer a complimentary student membership for any organ student meeting the following criteria:

To qualify for the membership grant, the organ student should submit the Student Grant Membership Application form to the Centre Executive at the address below. The student will be advised of the membership being granted.

Please submit the form by mail to:

RCCO Ottawa Centre
Box 2270 Station 
Ottawa K1P 5W4 ON

If you have any questions, contact the Membership Convenor: Donald (dot) Marjerrison (at) sympatico (dot) ca

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A bursary of up to $500 will be made available from the Development Fund each year for a student who demonstrates financial need to pay for organ lessons. To apply, please contact the Student Concerns coordinator before April 30.

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A number of Scholarships are also available through National Office.

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