The Hawaii Chapter has a number of scholarships available:

a. Donald Conover Scholarship Fund. The Fund is available to any Hawaii resident and will be used to pay for one-half the cost of organ lessons up to $600 for the first year and $300 for the second or third year. Students will pay their teacher half of the cost of lessons which are matched by their scholarship award, and the entire cost of lessons after their awards have been completed. Applications are due by August 31st, with auditions to be completed by the end of September. The American Guild of Organists Hawaii Chapter will determine the number of awards to be given, based upon a percentage of the funds currently available. Organ instructors must be Hawaii Chapter AGO members in good standing. Award preference will be given to new applicants.

Download an application form by clicking here: Scholarship Application

b. Aloha Music Scholarship Award.  Given to the highest ranking applicant for scholarships. The funds were given by the Aloha Music Club for the purpose of educating organists.

c. Robert Anderson Memorial Scholarship Award. For organ students who continue their studies at the university level. Award is $1,000 in the form of a gift certificate to the Organ Historical Society catalog which contains over 5,000 items related to the organ: pipe organ CDs, DVDs, sheet music, and books.

d. Paul Bornand Memorial Scholarship Award. Funds have been transferred to the Donald Conover Scholarship Fund.

e. Katherine Crosier Special Scholarship.  Grants for organ lessons given to students based on need.

To view the list of previous scholarship recipients, please click here.

To download a Scholarship Student Attendance Form, please click here.

Joey Fala, AGO Scholarship recipient, with the late John McCreary
Joey Fala, AGO Scholarship recipient, with the late John McCreary