The Michael George Harper Bursaries – Announcement

Michael George Harper
September 30, 1961 – January 16, 2023

We are pleased to announce that a fund has been established to support the Michael George Harper Bursaries at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax.

The bursaries will provide assistance to young adults (12-20) who have exhibited a passionate interest and dedication to voice, dance and/or musical theatre and who, because of financial need, require multi-year funding support for training in these arts. The bursaries embrace the principles of diversity, and equality as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Two bursaries will be awarded every other year: one for She/They and one for He/They. Each of the two bursaries will be for two years, with funding being provided annually. The estimated annual bursary for 2023 and 2024 will be $3,500 for each person each year.

Funding can be used for training in class work or private coaching at the Conservatory, as well as essential equipment. Some external training may be considered.

If you desire, donations to the Michael George Harper Bursaries can be made by cheque, bank draft or e-Transfer. The Conservatory is a registered charity in Canada (Charitable Registration Number: 840672703RR0001). Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.

For all donations, please state that that the funds are for the Michael George Harper Bursaries and provide your:
• full name
• mailing address
• phone number
• email address

For cheques or bank drafts, make payable to to the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and send to:
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1K7

For e-Transfers, send using online banking to