Garth Worthington spent three decades teaching music in Edmonton Public Schools, conducting thousands of students in school bands and choirs. He also worked as an assistant supervisor of music with the Division and was one of the creators of Night of Music, an annual showcase of students in Edmonton Public Schools.
Garth also spent his time conducting the Centennial Singers, a choir made up of high school students across Edmonton Public Schools. He was a talented musician and singer in his own right. Garth sang baritone and played piano, guitar, clarinet and sousaphone. He passed away in 2014. To keep his passion for music alive, the Garth Worthington Memorial Scholarship fund was established. This scholarship supports vocal or choral music students who attend an Edmonton Public Schools' high school.
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a senior high school student in Edmonton Public Schools with outstanding talent and skill in vocal or choral music and who is actively pursuing vocal or choral music studies.
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $600
An applicant must:
The school principal will be asked to support the student’s application and verify financial support is warranted.
Before completing the application form, the applicant must:
The applicant will need to prepare answers to the following questions for the application form:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2023
The selection team will rank each submission on the applicant's talent and skill in vocal or choral music, pursuit of vocal or choral music education, personal and/or leadership qualities, and financial need. Recipients will be contacted in June.