For students graduating grade 12.
Scholarships are available to graduating grade 12 students that are moving on to post-secondary studies in the Arts, including Creative Writing, Dance, Media, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, and Arts Education. Students do not apply to a particular scholarship - the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts reviews all scholarship applications and matches each student to a scholarship that is appropriate for their chosen post-secondary route. Scholarships are awarded to students who show extraordinary skill and potential and who demonstrate clear educational or training goals. The list of scholarships is provided below to share the history of each scholarship, as well as provide background to our amazing donors.
Scholarships may not be awarded in all categories each year and more than one scholarship may be awarded in the same category. Scholarship awards must be used to offset tuition, fees, and other costs incurred as a result of pursuing post secondary education in the performing and visual arts.
be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada;
be a resident of Alberta;
be graduating from Victoria School of the Arts; and
have applied to or been accepted to a post secondary program in the performing and visual arts.
Application Deadline and Conditions
Applications are due on April 30th annually. Application deadlines are strictly enforced.
BARBARA POOLE SCHOLARSHIP - $8,000
The Barbara Poole Scholarship is endowed as the largest single amount granted by the Foundation, and is awarded to an applicant with promise for a career in the arts, along with all around outstanding academic achievement.
VERA GOTTSCHLICH SCHOLARSHIP - $7,500+
This endowed scholarship is given to a student who will be pursuing post-secondary studies in classical piano.
LANDMARK HOMES SCHOLARSHIP - $7,000
TRUSSLER/PRICE SCHOLARSHIP - $6,500
PLAYERS DE NOVO - $6,000
Players de Novo is a community of Edmonton based legal professionals that choose Victoria School of the Arts as the location to hold an amazing community theatre production every year. This scholarship has been named as a "thank you" to the Players de Novo for all of their support to fundraise for the Foundation.
ARTHUR HILLER SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000
named for Arthur Hiller
BOB MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000
Named for former principal of Victoria School, Bob Maskell who was also a founding member of the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts.
HOLE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000
STOLLERY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - $4,500
DIANNE AND IRV KIPNES SCHOLARSHIP - $3,500
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a student that is involved in their school and local community, and demonstrates a sound educational plan to pursue music in post-secondary. [especially opera or classical piano]
VERA GOTTSCHLICH - $3,500
This endowed scholarships is granted to a student from any arts discipline who shows empathy to other students or in the greater community.
CANADIAN WESTERN BANK - $3,500
BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL - $3,500
This endowed scholarship is intended for students pursuing post secondary in the area of media, art and design including arts promotion, graphics and animation.
JUDY SILLS - $3,500
This endowed scholarship is for a Victoria student of six years or more, with outstanding achievement in the choral or instrumental programs, high academic achievement, evidence of volunteer work, with the intention to study post-secondary music within a year of graduation. (Additional areas of arts experience is an asset.)
STEVE ASHWORTH SCHOLARSHIP - $3,500
This endowed scholarship is for an outstanding student in the areas of film, video or media.
LOIC CREMER SCHOLARSHIP FOR CREATIVE WRITING - $2,000
This endowed scholarship is for an outstanding student in creative writing. Click here for additional application information for this scholarship.
NIC WRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship is for students going into any post-secondary program (arts or non-arts) intent on eventually working in the Film or Entertainment Industry. Nic Wry was an Emmy nominated Edmonton producer of Film and TV such as SCTV and Intern Academy and pioneer of the Canadian Television Fund. He was an avid train fan who’s daughter and granddaughters have attended Victoria School. Nic was incredibly kind and well known for helping young artists get their start in the industry. Although he passed away from Covid in 2021, this scholarship will continue to help young people get their start, just like he did.
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - $3,500
This scholarship was created to recognize all of the donors to the foundation over the years.