NSCAD University students have received a generous donation from the Walker Wood Foundation toward scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies.
The Walker Wood Foundation has committed to providing NSCAD students $80,000 over four years. This funding will provide entry scholarships to four undergraduates, total value of $16,000 each over four years; and two graduate scholarships, with a total value of $8,000 each over two years.
“We want to thank the Walker Wood Foundation for their generosity and foresight in supporting education. Facilitating the future of art, craft and design students is an investment in the creative economy,” said Kara Holm, Advancement Director, NSCAD University. “We understand that financial pressures have a direct impact on students. Scholarships such as these are vital to a student’s financial planning and are an important part of achieving academic success.”
The Walker Wood Foundation’s contribution is a welcome addition to the existing scholarships available to students at NSCAD. Last year, the Halifax-based university awarded 262 scholarships, totaling $435,000.
The Walker Wood Foundation was established in 2006 by Neil C.W. Wood and his wife Susan. It is dedicated to funding post-secondary education for candidates who have a high academic standing, demonstrated leadership or similar qualities and whom might have otherwise found it difficult to afford further education. The foundation currently gives awards to numerous universities and colleges across Canada.
“NSCAD offers distinctive programming in socially important fields, and its students are unique,” said Dr. Kate Wood, vice-president, Walker Wood Foundation. “Our foundation supports students participating in a large range of academic programs. By partnering with NSCAD, we’re helping to support the next generation of leaders in the creative industries.”
For more information on scholarships available at NSCAD, visit https://my.nscad.ca/scholarship/entrance-scholarship.ezc.