Post-secondary Scholarships for the Creative Sector

Creative Launchpad provides a transformational opportunity for young people who demonstrate a passion and commitment to the arts.

Creative Launchpad is a financial award made available to those students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in post-secondary studies across the spectrum of creative fields.

Application Deadline – Monday, May 2, 2022

Creative Launchpad can be used for programs such as:

  • Visual & Media Art
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Arts Administration
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Music Production
  • Game Design
  • Fashion, Makeup, and Hair

Eligibility

Qualifying applicants are those who:

  • Will be graduated from secondary school with a Dogwood Diploma.
  • Are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Will be pursuing full time studies in an approved post-secondary program in the creative sector.
  • Be actively involved in an Arts Umbrella program for a minimum of six months.

Some students plan to take a “gap year” before pursuing post-secondary studies for varying reasons (i.e. work to raise funds or travel). Students who are planning to take a “gap year” to prepare for post-secondary are still eligible to apply for the scholarship as long as:

  • The gap year does not exceed the length of one academic year (i.e. September to August).
  • The student can still provide proof of enrollment at their chosen post-secondary institution.
  • The student can provide their reasoning for the gap year in their written statement.
  • Funds from the scholarship will be used towards supporting the student’s time while enrolled in a program and actively taking classes.

Creative Launchpad is generously funded by Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton

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Application Deadline – May 2, 2022

Please submit all application materials via email to Argel Monte de Ramos – amontederamos@artsumbrella.com.

To apply to this scholarship program students must complete the Student Application Form, which includes a written statement and budget.

In addition, applicants must provide the following:

  • Two references, one of which must be an Arts Umbrella faculty member. Family members are not eligible references. Each reference must complete a Creative Launchpad Reference Form.
  • Documentation of acceptance in chosen post-secondary program.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in an interview with the selection committee.

DOWNLOAD STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

DOWNLOAD REFERENCE FORM

If you need assistance in filling out the application or have any questions/concerns, please contact Argel Monte de Ramos, Assistant, Community Programs, Surrey at 604.585.6996 or amontederamos@artsumbrella.com.