Scholarship Value $5,000
Number of Scholarships 13
Ranald and Vera Shean were highly respected musicians and teachers in Edmonton. They were determined that the young people they taught should not miss out on opportunities to expand their musical abilities and would often help students with travel or tuition. Ranald passed away in 1997; Vera in 2005. Both Ranald and Vera are members of the City's Cultural Hall of Fame.
The Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarship Fund assists students who demonstrate commitment and exceptional talent in studies of violin or piano. The primary criterion is quality of performance.
The Shean's legacy also continues to support music education and excellence through The Shean Strings & Piano Competition and the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival.
In 2020, 13 awards totaling $55,000 were granted. The size and number of awards may vary.
Awards generally range between $1,000-$5,000.