Congratulations and a reminder to apply
February 8, 2016

Imagine this. Money’s tight and your art supplies have run low.

And then comes a note from Christina Warren, the manager of Financial Aid and Student Counselling at NSCAD, letting you that you’ve won a scholarship and funds are headed your way. Phew!

“Receiving a scholarship was a surprise for which I am very grateful,” says NSCAD student Haven Havok, recipient of the $2,500 Christine Lynds Memorial Bursary. “This semester was darkened by financial strain but now it is as if everything has been illuminated by relief. I am much more relaxed about affording everything for university; now I can focus on channeling creativity.”  

Each semester, NSCAD’s Scholarship and Awards Committee distributes more than 70 scholarships, awards and bursaries ranging in value from $300 to $6,000.

“For myself, scholarships and bursaries have been essential to curbing student loan debt before it becomes unmanageable,” says Evan Meisner, recipient of the Prince Edward Scholarship, the most generous scholarship offered at NSCAD. It is funded by the Province of Nova Scotia. “They can make the difference between being able to afford a post-secondary education and having to miss out on experiences you will find nowhere else. Without these awards I would have had to postpone my future goals and miss some of those experiences.”

No matter how small or large, scholarships mean a great deal to the recipients, helping to offset the expense of a university education.

“There are some students who feel they don’t have a chance even when they have a healthy GPA. So they don’t end up applying and that’s really too bad because we have lots of awards,” says Christina.

The process of applying has been streamlined, so students only need to apply once a semester to be considered for the full range of scholarships and bursaries. (The exception is the Roloff Beny Scholarship, which funds a photography student’s off-campus study or exchange project.)  Scholarships are awarded based on GPA and bursaries on financial need.

“We want as many students as possible to benefit from this money, which can make such a difference,” she adds.

Application forms for scholarships and bursaries are available online. The deadline for applications is Thursday, February 25 at 4 pm.

And, while we’re on the subject of scholarships and bursaries, we extend sincerest thanks to our generous donors and hearty congratulations to the recipients.

For the winter 2016 semester, they are:

Paulina MacNeil
 125th Anniversary Scholarship for Photography
Clarissa Long Beacon Securities Scholarship
Jessica Naish Lingley Beacon Securities Scholarship
Letitia Calver J. Dukelow Bursary
Juss Heinsalu
 J. Dukelow Bursary
Kathleen Lesser J. Dukelow Bursary
Evan Meisner
 J. Dukelow Bursary
Ryan Abrams
 Reginald D. Evans Fund Scholarship
Evan Meisner
 Gerald Ferguson Memorial Bursary
Tiandongding Zuo
 Former Student Bursary
Warren Jones
 Amber Harkins Memorial Award
Sara Panchaud
 Amber Harkins Memorial Award
Myfanwy Gover
 Shawn Jackson Bursary
Isabelle Foisy
 David Lanier"Big Hat, No Cattle" Sculpture Scholarship
Tiandongding Zuo
  FUNSCAD Homer Lord Memorial Fund Scholarship
 Haven Havok Christine Lynds Memorial Bursary
Fernanda Campos-Quintana Bernadette Macdonald Bursary
Ricky King Bernadette Macdonald Bursary
Jessica MacDonald A. Murray MacKay Fund
Julian Covey Alexander J. McDonald Memorial Award
Toban Ralston
 Alexander J. McDonald Memorial Award
Adonika Clark
 Thomas George & Ethel Pearson MacKenzie Scholarship
Isabelle Foisy Thomas George & Ethel Pearson MacKenzie Scholarship
Lindsay Jacquard
 Thomas George & Ethel Pearson MacKenzie Scholarship
Kayla Robb
 Thomas George & Ethel Pearson MacKenzie Scholarship
Gabriel Soligo
 Ian McLachlan Memorial Bursary
Adonika Clark
 Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship
Clarissa Long
 Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship
Laura Pelton Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship
Kathleen Roberts
 Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship
Tamara Oake
 Barbara Newman Scholarship
Robert Shaw
 Nova Scotia Graduate Innovation & Research Scholarship
Lingu Shi
 Nova Scotia Graduate Innovation & Research Scholarship
Angela Arsenault
 Marie Peacocke  Bursary
Brent Cleveland
 Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship
Lindsay Jacquard
 Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship
Karen Thomas
 Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship
Hannah Verhoeven
 Glenn Rodgerson Memorial Bursary
Stephanie Rybczyn
 Effie May Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kayla Robb
 William J. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Angela Arsenault
 Starfish Award Bursary
Katherine Cordero
 Starfish Award Bursary
Kaya Karpinska
 Starfish Award Bursary
Alexandra Jaroma
 SUNSCAD Bursary
Stefanie Loukes
 SUNSCAD Bursary
Rafael MacDonald
 SUNSCAD Bursary
Charlotte Martina
 SUNSCAD Bursary
Adonika Clark
 Studio 21 Fine Art Scholarship