Enriched Educational Opportunities

The Schulich School of Music offers financial support for undergraduate students to pursue EEOs. EEOs are learning opportunities outside the classroom that will enhance your educational experience. Schulich EEOs are restricted to non-credit learning activities.

Completed EEO projects can be added to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Application decisions are concluded for eligible EEO projects which take place until the end of December 2021. Stay tuned for new EEO funding opportunities for projects envisioned for the period of January to August 2022.

Application deadlines

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021: For projects to be carried out between May 15th and December 31, 2021

Decisions will be announced within two weeks of the deadline.

Applicants may:

  • submit only one application.
  • receive funding for only one EEO activity which takes place between May 15 and December 31, 2021.

Application process

  • Apply online and include the following information:
    • Project description (PDF) Letter of invitation or acceptance if relevant (PDF)
    • Budget (fill out directly on form)
    • Letter of support from a faculty member (PDF)

An incomplete application will be cancelled. To be reconsidered, you will have to submit a new application along with the required documents by the application deadline.

You may submit an EEO application while waiting for a host organization to accept your request to participate in a program/event. If your EEO request is approved before receiving a confirmation from the host organization, you may still receive your award. However, we strongly advise you not to spend the awarded funds until you receive confirmation that you can participate in the activity for which you have applied.

Once you have completed the approved EEO activity, you must submit the following to studentawards.music [at] mcgill.ca (Music Student Awards) within 2 months following the end of your activity:

  • A short report (around 300 words) on the program and its value to you
  • Proof of attendance/completion of project. Items of proof such as a boarding pass (for travel) and registration record (e.g. conference badge), program pamphlet with your name printed, email or letter acknowledging your participation, etc. will be considered.

You will be required to refund McGill University the full amount of the EEO award if you fail to provide proof of activity completion.

Amount and disbursement of funds

EEO funding amounts vary and are unlikely to cover the full cost of your project. Funding will not normally exceed $1200.

  • Your award should get released to your personal bank account before the start date of your project.
  • You must ensure that your personal bank account information and mailing address are up to date on Minerva. Otherwise, the EEO award will not be disbursed.
  • When preparing the budget for your application, you should consider the degree to which the feasibility of your project is dependent on receiving EEO award.


To be considered for the EEO award, you must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a B.Mus., B.Mus./B.Ed. or L.Mus. program at McGill University for the semester during which the EEO activity takes place. The EEO fund will not be disbursed if you are not registered.
  • The EEO fund will be rescinded if you are not registered full-time after the add/drop deadline.
  • For Summer EEO award eligibility, you must fall into one of the following categories:
    • Be registered in at least one course for the Summer session
    • No summer registration BUT registered in the preceding Winter session AND be registered for the upcoming Fall session in the same degree/program
    • Have graduated in the preceding Winter session

Eligible EEO projects include:

  • Participation in international competitions
  • Participation in recognized festivals and academies, workshops, and conferences in music performance, composition and research
  • Participation in recognized unpaid internships
  • Other projects of demonstrable benefit to your education and professional development

You might also be eligible for need-based EEO financial aid. This is offered through McGill's Student Aid Office.

Selection criteria

Applications are reviewed by the Associate Dean (Academic and Student Affairs) in consultation with the relevant Department Chairs (Performance and Music Research). Selection criteria includes:

  • Completeness of the application
  • Eligibility
  • Academic standing
  • Quality of the project
  • Availability of funds
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