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Jason Cull Mental Health Scholarship

MusicNL is pleased to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador (CMHA-NL), and Lifewise to create a new scholarship valued at $500 to recognize and support mental health in the music industry.

The 2023 Jason Cull Scholarship for Mental Health and Music Recipient: Grace MacDonald

Grace MacDonald is a Performer, Music Teacher, and Music Therapy Intern from St.John’s, NL. She has a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Memorial University and is currently in her 2nd year of the Master of Music Therapy Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Grace is working towards becoming a board certified music therapist. This past summer, she completed a music therapy internship at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, and this school year, she is an music therapy intern at Grand River Hospital for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Inpatient Mental Health. Grace is passionate about Queer Theory in Music Therapy, and hopes to be able to offer tailored music therapy services to members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community someday. In her spare time, Grace is an active member of Laurier’s Musical Theatre Society, and will be in their production of Legally Blonde The Musical this winter. 


Applicants should be currently enrolled in or planning to attend school at the college, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, or doctoral level in any music related program, and must be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Evaluation Criteria

This scholarship will be awarded based on the applicants written explanation of how this award will improve their mental health.

How to Apply

1. Complete the application form
2. Submit a 300-500 word summary of how you would benefit from the award

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by MusicNL’s scholarship gurus.


August 31st, 2023

About Master Corporal Jason Cull

Master Corporal Jason Cull is a proud Newfoundlander & Afghanistan War Veteran. For Jason, music is used as a way to share his experience, his voice with the world, a way to remember those he’s served alongside. He released his debut album “Stranger” in 2020 to remember his fellow soldiers and as a way to heal.