The Canadian College of Performing Arts believes in providing affordable education to deserving students based on their talent and ability to succeed in a professional career in the performing arts.
- Every Canadian student receives a tuition subsidy from the Canadian Heritage Arts Society, totalling nearly half the cost of tuition.
- The college is designated PTA, and designated for student loans in every region. Applications are available in June. Contact your provincial student financial assistance office for info.
- Every student (domestic and International) can apply to the college’s needs-based bursary program. There are two application times per year; August and December.
- Every student (domestic and International) are eligible for the merit-based scholarship program that rewards students for achieving excellence in their studies.
- The college encourages students to seek out additional funding through their local community service organizations and through the guidance/career education department of the institution they are currently attending.
CCPA has two bursary disbursements – the first in the Fall and the second one follows in January. Both offer a limited number of bursaries for students needing financial assistance to pursue their studies. Bursaries are given at the discretion of the Bursary Committee based on the student’s ability to demonstrate financial need. Bursary awards will first be applied to any outstanding tuition owing for their program of studies. Any remaining amounts will be disbursed directly to the student. The Bursary Committee will not know the identity of the applicant. To apply for a bursary the student must complete the Financial Assistance Application that will be provided. The applicant may be requested to provide additional information upon review. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
The Canadian College of Performing Arts has two merit-based scholarship programs:
CCPA has a number of internal and external donors who contribute to our scholarship program. Nominations are made based on specific criteria or submission by the student for those requiring an essay. A scholarship panel reviews the nominations/essays and selects the successful recipients. A detailed list of available scholarships and criteria is listed below.
Only applies to Company C Studio Ensemble Diploma Program Students. Students earn a scholarship through their program by exceeding specific financial targets. After the program end date, the Finance Department along with the Company C manager conduct a review of the program to determine if the students were successful in exceeding their financial targets. If it is determined that the students were successful, then the scholarship will be awarded within 30 days after the financial review is completed.
Students have the opportunity to earn money through a Work-Study program during the year, where they assist the staff in several functions such as Librarian, AV Technician, Wardrobe, Monitor, Pride Team and Photographer/Videographer. This provides the students with some financial assistance and gives them a better appreciation and understanding of the business of the arts. To be considered for a work-study opportunity you must complete the application form that will be provided in the Financial Information Package.
Financial assistance may be available through your province of residence and/or The Canada Student Loan program. The Canadian College of Performing Arts is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) and is designated for loans in all provinces. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and including the results of your student loan application is a requirement of your Financial Assistance Application form. (If applicable. Applications begin in June.)
An Actor Prepares
In the spirit of Stanislavsky’s training tradition, this scholarship is awarded to a student with the interest and discipline to pursue their acting training the roles research and the “W W” required papers and have been diligent in presenting these papers on time and well presented.
Grandmothers’ Award for Voice
Awarded to a Year I student who has shown outstanding achievement in Voice.
Edith Ling Award for Voice
Awarded to a Year II student who has shown outstanding achievement in Voice.
W.E. Honey Memorial Award
Awarded to a Year I student who demonstrates outstanding musical merit.
Derksen McClure Memorial Award
Awarded to a Year II student who demonstrates outstanding musical merit.
Derksen McClure Memorial Award for Dance
Awarded to a Year I student who has shown outstanding achievement in Dance.
Odermatt Family Award for Dance
Awarded to a Year II student who has shown outstanding achievement in Dance.
Fowler Family Award for Dance
Awarded to a Year II student who has shown outstanding achievement in Dance.
Pat Taylor Award for Drama
Awarded to a Year 1 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Acting.
Betty Wilkinson Award for Drama
Awarded to a Year II student who has shown outstanding achievement in Acting.
Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society Award for Musical Theatre
Awarded to a Year I student who has shown outstanding achievement in Musical Theatre.
The Founders Award for Musical Theatre
Awarded to a Year II student who has shown outstanding achievement in Musical Theatre.
Alice May Salmon Award
Awarded to one or more deserving students who excel as a singer and/or dancer, to assist them with the financial burden of their studies toward pursuing a career in the performing arts (Needs based). This scholarship is only available to a year 1 or year 2 student of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and must be applied directly to their tuition for the existing or following year.
Puente Theatre Scholarship
This award is to support diversity and multiculturalism in the arts. It is awarded to a student striving for excellence who is connected to the immigrant experience either through his/her family or because of a special interest in multiculturalism and the performing arts.
Oak Bay Kiwanis Award
Awarded to a student who demonstrates promise to succeed by their leadership in their community, in their college, and in their studies.
Generosity of Spirit Award
Awarded to the student who best demonstrates from his or her actions the qualities of strength, compassion, generosity, selflessness, citizenship & humour. This student makes outstanding contributions to the culture of the college by encouraging his or her peers to be the best versions of themselves and truly celebrates their successes. The nominee has demonstrated respect for diversity and the views of others, is supportive of his or her classmates and always chooses to see the best in people and situations. This student is known to perform random acts of kindness, and maintains a friendly rapport with peers, faculty, and staff and is a positive role model. In short, this student constantly puts the betterment of the group ahead of any personal individual achievements without the expectation of recognition or reward.
Merit and Faculty Recognition Awards
Awarded to students who show outstanding endeavour, these awards are intended to assist and encourage students to continue their studies in the performing arts.
Marilyn Gitnick Severs Award
Awarded to a deserving student who excels as a singer and/or actor, to assist him/her with the financial burden of their studies toward pursuing a career in the performing arts (Needs based). This scholarship is only available to a year 1 or year 2 student of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and must be applied directly to their tuition for the existing or following year.