The Steven Irving Memorial Music Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Steven Irving, a gifted musician who attended Bowness Senior High School between 1993 and 1996.

His love for and appreciation of all types of music was demonstrated by his involvement in the Bowness Concert and Jazz Bands, where he played saxophone and keyboard. Steven also played drums in a rock band outside of the school program. For many years he studied piano with his grandmother, receiving his Grade Ten from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in 1995. In 1997 Steven began a Fine Arts program at the University of Calgary, majoring in piano. In addition to enjoying school, extracurricular activities, sports and church, Steven especially loved camping with his family and spending time with his dog, Cindy. He was a kind person who cared deeply about all living things. His talent and sensitivity were expressed in his music and his poetry, and it would be his fondest wish to help others pursue further education in music, his greatest love.

This fund provides financial assistance to grade 10 or 11 students attending Bowness High School who are pursuing further musical education through either band camp opportunities or private instruction.

Field(s) or Program(s) of study supported by awards from this Fund:

  • Musical education programs through either band camp opportunities or private instruction are eligible.
  • Educational Institutions at which the study may be undertaken.
  • Any music education program that is chosen by the recipient.
  • Amount, number, timing and duration of the Awards from this Fund


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