Scholarships & Awards

Available Awards & Scholarships

Name Criteria Year of student Award or Scholarship Type: Music, Dance, Drama, Playwright or Merit Funded Donor Annually/Foundation $ Award Amount
Outstanding Work Both On and Off Stage Award Merit Award: Outstanding Work Both On and Off Stage Year Award Merit Betty Wilkinson Fund   Foundation  
Derksen McClure Memorial Award for Dance Awarded to a Year 1 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Dance Year 1 Award Dance Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation  
Fowler Family Award for Dance Awarded to a student for achievement in dance in year 1 Year 1 Award Dance Donor Albert & Sheila Fowler Annual donation 500.00
Betty Wilkinson Award for Drama Awarded to a Year 1 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Acting Year 1 Award Drama Betty Wilkinson Fund   Foundation 500.00
Odermatt Family Award for Voice Awarded to a Year 1 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Voice Year 1 Award Music Donor Ailsa Odermatt Annual donation 500.00
W.E. Honey Memorial Award Awarded to a Year 1 student who demonstrates outstanding musical merit Year 1 Award Music Donor Jim Hill Annual donation 500.00
Alice May Salmon Scholarship: Performing Arts Dipolma in year one 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 I or Year II student of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and must be applied directly to their tuition for the existing or following year. Year 1 Scholarship Voice/Dance Alice May Salmon Fund   Foundation 1,000.00
Ken and Patricia Mariash Award for Achievement Merit Award: Outstanding Achievement & Work Ethic Year 1 or 2 Year 1 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation 500.00
Iris M. Bannerman Award “An Actor Prepares” An Actor Prepares” – Awarded to a Year 1 or Year 2 student who has shown exceptional achievement in the areas of text analysis and roles research Year 1 or 2 Award Drama Donor Dr. Iris MacGregor Bannerman Annual donation  
Spirit Award: Performing Arts Diploma Nominated by their peers, this student makes outstanding contributions to the culture of the college by encouraging others to be the best versions of themselves, celebrates their successes, and has demonstrated respect for diversity and the views of others. This award is only available to a Year I or Year II student of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and must be applied directly to their tuition for the existing or following year. Year 1 or 2 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation 500.00
The Sun will come out tomorrow! To a student who:
1. Shows optimism in adverse/challenging times
2. Inspires and encourages others in positive spirit
3. Thinks “out of the box” in the creative process
Year 1 or 2 Award optimism Donor David Roland Annual donation 600.00
Marilyn Gitnick Severs Bursary Awarded to a deserving student who excels as a singer and/or actor, 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 I or Year II student of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and must be applied directly to their tuition for the existing or following year. Year 1 or 2 Bursary Voice/Acting Donor Aaron Severs Annual donation 1,000.00
Puente Theatre Scolarship 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. Students must submit an essay on multiculturalism in the arts and why it is important. Year 1, 2 or 3 Scholarship Drama Donor Puente Theatre Society Annual donation 500.00
Personal Growth as a Whole Performer Award Merit Award: Personal Growth as a Whole Performer Year 1, 2 or 3 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation  
Oak Bay Kiwanis Scholarship Awarded to a student who demonstrates their promise to succeed by their leadership in their community, in their college, and in their studies. Students must submit an essay on leadership in the community, the College and in your studies and artistic practice. Year 1, 2 or 3 Scholarship Merit Donor Oak Bay Kiwanis – Milton Manor Annual donation 1,000.00
Fowler Family Award for Playwriting Awarded to the best One Act play. Students must write and submit an original ten-minute play for a general audience. Year 1, 2 or 3 Award Playwright Donor Albert & Sheila Fowler Annual donation 500.00
Adam Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship in Technical Theatre This merit-based scholarship is awarded to a student or students at the Canadian College of Performing Arts who display an interest and aptitude in the technical aspects of theatre production and have demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of the work ethic and discipline required by the industry. Eligible students will be nominated by the Production Team at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Nominations will be reviewed by the Managing Artistic Director and the Director of Education and Programming. Scholarships can range from $500 – $1000 based on monies available in the fund and on the number of students being awarded a scholarship. Year 1, 2 or 3 Scholarship Technical Donor IATSE Local 168 Annual donation 500.00
Alice May Salmon Scholarship: Performing Arts Dipolma graduate 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 I or Year II student of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and must be applied directly to their tuition for the existing or following year. Year 1, 2 or 3 Scholarship Voice/Dance Alice May Salmon Fund   Foundation 1,500.00
Mary Jane McGowan Artistic Director Award For a student who exemplifies dedication, entrepreneurship, and potential as a future artistic leader Year 2 Award Artistic Direction Donor Caleb Marshall Annual donation 500.00
Fowler Family Scholarship for Dance Awarded to a student of dance entering Year 1 Year 2 Award Dance Donor Albert & Sheila Fowler Annual donation 500.00
Odermatt Family Award for Dance Awarded to a Year 2 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Dance Year 2 Award Dance Donor Ailsa & Kirsten Odermatt Annual donation 500.00
Betty Wilkinson Award for Drama Awarded to a Year 2 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Acting Year 2 Award Drama Betty Wilkinson Fund   Foundation 500.00
Ken and Patricia Mariash Award for Achievement Merit Award: Outstanding Overall Growth & Achievement – Year 1 Year 2 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation 500.00
Outstanding Overall Growth & Achievement – Year 2 Award Merit Award: Outstanding Overall Growth & Achievement – Year 2 Year 2 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation  
Spirit Peer Award: Performing Arts Dipolma graduate   Year 2 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation  
Derksen McClure Memorial Award for Music Awarded to a Year 2 student who demonstrates outstanding musical merit Year 2 Award Music Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation  
Edith Ling Award for Voice Awarded to a Year 2 student who has shown outstanding achievement in Voice Year 2 Award Music Donor Joan Wells Annual donation 500.00
Ives Family Award for Theatre Arts This student shows an aptitude for technical production, stage and production management, and design for the stage. year 2 Award Production and design Legacy scholarship fund     500.00
Founders Award for Musical Theatre Awarded to a student who has shown outstanding achievement in Musical Theatre Year 2 or 3 Award Music Donor Janis Dunning & Jacques Lemay Annual donation 500.00
Dorothy Gray Merit Award: Outstanding Contribution to Studio Ensemble Dorothy Gray Merit Award: Outstanding Contribution to “Studio Ensemble” Year 3 Award Merit Legacy scholarship fund   Foundation 500.00
Ives Family Award for Theatre Arts This student shows an aptitude for technical production, stage and production management, and design for the stage. year 3 Award Production and design Legacy scholarship fund     $500.00

2021/2022 Awards Winners

Name Recipient name
Fowler Family Award for Dance  Camely Rouleau
Betty Wilkinson Award for Drama Elijah Bell
Odermatt Family Award for Voice Katie Van Bergeyk
W.E. Honey Memorial Award Mireille Fynes
Ken and Patricia Mariash Award for Achievement  Elisha Dowber
Spirit Award: Performing Arts Diploma Katie Van Bergeyk
Spirit Award: Performing Arts Diploma Elizabeth Hilderman & Sian Spiller-Tisserand – year 2 (tie)
The Sun will come out tomorrow!  Gracie Vanthuyne
Fowler Family Award for Playwriting Erika-Shaye Gair 
Mary Jane McGowan Artistic Director Award Sian Spiller-Tisserand
Odermatt Family Award for Dance Brayden Lord
Betty Wilkinson Award for Drama Jeremy Sinclair
Ken and Patricia Mariash Award for Achievement  Evelyn Hawes
Edith Ling Award for Voice Devon Walker
Ives Family Award for Theatre Arts Shania Cabilao
Founders Award for Musical Theatre Gina Bayliss
Dorothy Gray Merit Award: Outstanding Contribution to Studio Ensemble Jaren Guerreiro
Ives Family Award for Theatre Arts Tiffany Oud
Iris M. Bannerman Award “An Actor Prepares” Jasmina Parent 

2021/2022 Scholarship Recipients

Name Recipient name
Alice May Salmon Scholarship: Performing Arts Dipolma Daniel Tepper
Marilyn Gitnick Severs Scholarship Liz Hilderman
Oak Bay Kiwanis Scholarship                    Zoe Spry
Adam Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship in Technical Theatre Cooper Hiebert
Alice May Salmon Scholarship: Performing Arts Dipolma graduate Jeremy Sinclair