Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Attention Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Visual Artists, Media Artists, Producers and Writers!

The Selection Committee representing the Michael J. Fox Theatre Society Board of Directors will again award at least $15,000 in Scholarships for 2019. The actual amounts of each scholarship have yet to be determined. Decisions will be based on the strength of the applications, letters of support and financial challenges you are facing in pursuing post-secondary arts education.

Applicants must submit their application to the Chair of their school’s scholarship committee (Ms. McChesney in room A100) by April 1st, 2019. Applications will then be reviewed by the members of the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Department to develop a short list of no more than three of the school’s strongest applicants.

All applications and the list of priority candidates should then be forwarded to Katelyn Modesto at the School District Office by Wednesday April 10, 2019.

1. QUALIFICATIONS
You must be a student graduating from a Burnaby secondary school at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. You must be a Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant.
2. AWARD
Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee.
3. AWARD CRITERIA
Your letter of application must include the following information:
 Confirmation that you are currently enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby secondary school.
 Documentation to demonstrate your interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts.
 Evidence of your financial need and an explanation of why there are no other financial resources available to you.
 A history of your school and/or community involvement (i.e. school productions, student government, choir member, volunteer work, charity work, service clubs).
 A copy of your secondary school transcript to demonstrate that your grades are high enough for acceptance to a post-secondary educational institution.
 A statement that indicates your desired post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline and your Career Goal.
4. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Your complete package must be submitted to the chairperson of your school’s Scholarship Committee (Ms. McChesney in room A100) by April 1st, 2019.

Application: MJF Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Application

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