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5th March 2013

VFS Women in Games Scholarship Sparks Unprecedented Response

VFSAn overwhelming response to the annual Women in Games Scholarship offered by Vancouver Film School (VFS) has led to the unprecedented announcement of four recipients. Janel Jolly of Canada, Nicha Jaijadesuk of Thailand, Jaymee Mak of Australia, and Anna Prein of Russia have all been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the one-year Game Design program. This scholarship, the first of its kind in the world, covers the full tuition for an aspiring female game designer in VFS’s acclaimed Game Design program. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th June 2012

BC Film Foundation Announces 2012 Daryl Duke And William Vince Scholarship Winners

BC Film And MediaGayatri Bajpai, Iuliana Constantinescu and Heather Trawick were announced today as the winners of the 2012 Daryl Duke & William Vince Scholarships, which were created to honour the significant contributions of Mr. Duke and Mr. Vince to the film and television industry by assisting in the advanced education of exceptional BC filmmakers. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2012

Accessible Media Inc. Unveils Inaugural Scholarship Program

Accessible Media IncAccessible Media Inc. (AMI) has announced the launch of the first annual AMI Scholarships as part of the non-profit organization’s continuing mission to improve, increase and promote media accessibility for all Canadians. Starting this fall AMI will award two $5,000 scholarships per year to qualifying individuals, one of which will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th May 2012

Shaftesbury Announces School Sponsorship And Student Awards

shaftesbury films incLeading creator, producer and distributor Shaftesbury has announced a renewed sponsorship commitment to the Toronto District School Board’s Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA). As part of its ongoing support of the school, Shaftesbury will donate $30,000 over the next three years to the ESA Film program. Shaftesbury has also announced winners in the inaugural Shaftesbury Student Filmmaker Awards, in order to recognize achievement at each grade level of the ESA Film program. The awards were announced at ESA on Thursday, May 17 by The Listener’s Ennis Esmer (Season 3 premieres May 30 on CTV). Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2012

VFS Presents The 4th Annual Women In Games Scholarship

VFSVancouver Film School is pleased to present this year’s Women in Games Scholarship to Kristina Soltvedt Wiik of Norway. The first of its kind in the world, this scholarship provides full tuition for an aspiring female game designer to VFS’s acclaimed one-year Game Design program. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th March 2012

RTDNA Calls For Scholarship Applicants And Award Nominations

rtdna canadaRTNDF Canada was established by RTDNA Canada in 1978 to offer financial assistance to journalism students. Nine scholarships will be awarded to Canadian students this year, bringing the total amount awarded by RTNDF to more than $281,500.00. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th March 2012

Centre for Arts and Technology Announces Scholarships for Tenth Anniversary

mini-orbyTo celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary, the Centre for Arts and Technology is pleased to announce they will be awarding scholarships totaling $475,000. To apply for a scholarship, students are asked to fill out an application including a short essay detailing where they see themselves 10 years from now. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th January 2012

VFS Announces 4th Annual Women In Games Scholarship

Vancouver Film School (VFS) is proud to launch its fourth annual Women in Games Scholarship as part of Game Design Expo 2012.  Worth up to $49,250, application details will be provided at the Game Design Open House on January 22nd, which also features sample classes and arcades of student- and alumni-created games. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th September 2011

Public Relations Communications Legacy Scholarship Announced In Calgary

cprsThe Canadian Public Relations Society, Calgary chapter and the Communications + Public Relations Foundation have signed an agreement to partner in the establishment of the $1,000 Calgary Legacy Scholarship to be awarded annually to a student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program at one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary, or SAIT Polytechnic.

Eligible students from those educational institutes will have completed year one of their studies and be entering second year, demonstrated overall understanding of public relations and communications, its theoretical and practical elements, values and principles. They must hold a student membership in CPRS Calgary. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th September 2011

MasterCard Foundation To Help Students Attend MicroFinance Summit

The Toronto International Microfinance Summit announced today The MasterCard Foundation is providing 100 college and university students with financial assistance to attend its conference at Toronto’s Allstream Centre September 17, 2011. In its third year, the Summit is comprised of two events, a fundraising Gala on September 16th and the micro way Conference with a new MicroMarketplace September 17th. This year the theme is From Microfinance to Financial Inclusion: Making a Difference in our World. Topics include:

  • Financial Literacy, Youth Programs and First Nations
  • Mobile Banking, Technology and Investment Funds with impact
  • How microfinance enables global health initiatives
  • Rating Microfinance Institutions and Risk Management
  • Microfinance in conflict zones

“The Toronto International Microfinance Summit brings together thought leaders in the sector with both international and domestic expertise,” says Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation.  “The Summit is an important platform for knowledge-sharing and The MasterCard Foundation is proud to support students’ attendance.”

“Microfinance is the place where business and international development objectives intersect and social impact is achieved,” adds Jim Louttit, Vice President of Toronto International Microfinance Summit and Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit Secretary.  “For the second year, The MasterCard Foundation is partnering with us so more students can learn about this powerful poverty reduction tool, interact with experts and get involved.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will attend the Gala and offer official greetings. Forty Summit speakers from thirty organizations on five continents are scheduled to make presentations,  including:

  • Bob Annibale – Citi Microfinance
  • Vidar Jorgensen – Grameen America
  • Kadita (A.T.) Tshibaka – Opportunity International
  • Philip Smith – philanthropist and author
  • Joyce Lehman – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Michael Bowles – Aga Khan Foundation
  • Damien von Stauffenberg – MicroRate
  • Jeff Rayman – Secutor Capital
  • Dr. Tanjina Mirza – Plan Canada
  • Howard Weinstein – Solar Ear
  • Charles Belanger – FINCA
  • Francois Montour – CIDA
  • Tess Bayombong – CARE Canada
  • Deborah Lindholm – Foundation for Women

 

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