Eric and Dilys Burt Memorial Scholarship

Eric and Dilys Burt Memorial Trust Endowment Fund Scholarship

Eric Burt was ‘Long known as a distinguished reporter, Eric and his wife Dilys were avid Symphony goers,” says Andrew Mason, a past chair of the Symphony’s Board of Directors. “Although Eric wasn’t musically inclined himself, he absolutely loved the music. The Symphony offered him a sense of the community and its talents. He was always impressed with its quality and level of music activity.”

Mr. Burt’s instructions upon his death were that his gift to the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra be placed in an endowment fund with The Saskatoon Community Foundation for the purpose of scholarships for youth in music.  Through this memorial trust, Mr. Burt provides the means of encouraging youth to pursue careers in music that will continue to provide a foundation for the Symphony for future generations.

Scholarship Guidelines
The recipient must be a musician, who is pursuing formal post secondary study at a university of recognized school of music in the study of a symphonic instrument. Proof of enrolment will be required. Graduate studies are applicable. Preference will be given to musicians who have had working experience playing with the Saskatoon Symphony.

Along with the completed Burt Memorial Scholarship Form, all applicants must submit a letter of reference which supports  their musicianship and artistic merit.

The application deadline is November 25th. Successful candidates will be notified in early in the new year.

For more details contact Mark Turner, Executive Director, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, by email at

Submit completed applications to: 

Eric and Dilys Burt Memorial Trust
Endowment Fund Scholarship
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
602B 51st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K3

Any applicants for the Dilys and Eric Burt Scholarship shall, as part of the application, consent to the SSO announcing the Scholarship in the media and otherwise publicizing the scholarship and the qualifications of the person to receive the award.