Student Achievement


The branch is pleased to be able to provide awards to successful applicants on an annual basis. The branch scholarship is awarded in the name of the branch founder, Mary Skipsey. The branch bursaries are awarded in the name of the legacy fund donor, Helen Ruth Martin.

Applications are closed for 2022


Scientific studies show that music training develops body, mind and spirit, and correlates with academic achievement and success in many other fields.

Studies show enhancement in: brain development & plasticity, spatial reasoning, verbal memory, linguistic ability, organization, pattern recognition, collaboration, creativity, sensitivity, social skills, discipline, time management, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory awareness, problem solving, concentration, expression, self-confidence, open-mindedness, overcoming fears, increasing positive affect & generating endorphins, taking risks, understanding our culture and other cultures.

Performing, composing, and listening to music are intrinsically joyful, rewarding and satisfying activities. Music training is a predictor of success in life. These benefits exist across all socioeconomic levels.