Fraser Holmes Memorial Scholarship

The rundown

Fraser Philip Holmes (1987-2015) was a bright and rising star on the Canadian music scene. A “musician’s musician” and a well-known, exceptionally talented guitarist and singer-songwriter. Fraser was a distinguished alumnus of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music program and a beloved member of our music community. Fraser died peacefully, with his loved ones by his side, on December 31st, 2015, following a courageous battle with Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

In Fraser’s honour, we would like to establish an annual scholarship to reward outstanding singer-songwriters in the Bachelor of Music program at Carleton.


Through the first phase of this project, we would like to raise $10,000 to continue Fraser’s legacy at Carleton.

Our eventual goal is to raise $25,000 to fully endow this scholarship and allow us to continue providing scholarships to more deserving music students each year. Once endowed, this award – and Fraser’s memory – will exist in perpetuity, supporting generations of creative, talented singer-songwriters to come.


Scholarships reward exceptional academic achievement and make education possible to those with limited financial means. Carleton University is proud to have one of the country’s best student aid programs, providing close to 11,300 scholarships and bursaries each year, and remains committed to providing students with vital beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities.

Through your gift today, the Fraser Holmes Memorial Scholarship will honour his memory and support exceptional singer-songwriter students in the Bachelor of Music program.