Frances Keen, Noreen M and C.C. (Mickey)  Halleran  Memorial Scholarship

The Keen Halleran Scholarship Fund was first established May 2003, as the Halleran Scholarship by Frances Keen (1955-2006) in recognition of her high school band/choir and piano teachers, Noreen and Mickey Halleran of Quesnel, BC.  Unfortunately, Fran passed away before she could finish her project.  The project was completed and Frances’ name was added to the scholarship in recognition of her work as an elementary choir and band teacher, as a community choir director and advocate of music education and music in the community.
The Scholarship Fund will benefit a piano student who:
• has studied for a minimum of one year in School District # 72 Campbell River
• is continuing to study piano at university
• has completed at least the first year of an undergraduate degree in Music or is in a postgraduate degree program in Music
• is a full-time student
The value of the scholarship is advertised in the year there will be an award. The application deadline is 31 October in the award year. In case of there not being a candidate who meets the aforementioned criteria, then the fund may be allotted to an adult/children’s Community Arts Group such as choir, band, or musical theatre in Campbell River.  As well, the fund may then be directed towards workshops or projects such as recordings.


Frances Keen, Noreen M and C.C. (Mickey)  Halleran  Memorial Scholarship  Recipients

2009 Kolya Kowalchuk
2011 Matthew Blackburn
2013 Kevin Ngo
2015 Ryan Krell
2017 Carter Johnson
2019 Matthew Krell