Vernon Jazz Society Bursaries

One of the Vernon Jazz Society’s primary mandates is to facilitate the involvement of youth in Jazz both as musicians and audience members. VJS is pleased to have been able to award several annual bursaries over the past years to deserving jazz students in the Okanagan. Our only stipulation is that the recipients use the money to further their musical pursuits – e.g. tuition, instrument purchase, sheet music. “Part of our mandate is to encourage the jazz musicians of the future,” notes Vernon Jazz Society Past President, Brian McMahon.

We presently raise the funds by selling 50/50 tickets at all our gigs, and we wish to thank our patrons for their ongoing and generous support.

Applications are now open for 2020. Recipients will be chosen by the VJS Board after the directors listen to audio tracks submitted by applicants.

Additionally, check out the Fraser McPherson Jazz Scholarship!