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High School Graduate Fine Arts Scholarship

Due to COVID-19, there is no scholarship for 2020.

About the scholarship

In 2012, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art in Action we initiated an annual scholarship to encourage young artists in Burlington pursuing a post secondary education in the fine arts. We were able to offer 2 scholarships of $1000.00 each to two Burlington students. Every year since 2012 we’ve presented one Scholarship with a value between $1000.00 to a talented student.

Most of the scholarships are $1000.00 and will be awarded to the most deserving student at their high school’s commencement ceremonies.  The student is invited to participate in the Burlington Studio Tour and will receive media attention.


The student must graduate from a Burlington high school in the year of the tour and intend to pursue a future career in the Arts by studying at the post-secondary level in a fine arts focused program. The jurors look for originality, creativity, concept and execution.

Application Process

Each Burlington High School may nominate one student for this award. The student must complete an application form, include 4 to 5 digital images of their art, and be endorsed by the school’s Principal.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Seaton, scholarship coordinator for Art in Action, at

Past Scholarship Winners

2019 Student Scholarship Winner
Anna Golding from Dr. Frank Hayden Secondary School

2018 Student Scholarship Winner
Hannah Doherty from Nelson High School

2017 Student Scholarship Winner
Joanna Roselli from Assumption Catholic High School

2016 Student Scholarship Winner
Emma Roberts from Dr. Frank J. Hayden High School

2015 Student Scholarship Winner
Annie Masson from Notre Dame High School

2014 Student Scholarship Winner
Sarah Tom from Robert Bateman High School

2013 Student Scholarship Winner
Michelle Nguyen from Robert Bateman High School

2012 Student Scholarship Winner
Olivia Hashka from Nelson High School

2012 Student Scholarship Winner
Jessica Gneth from M.M. Robinson