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2019 High School Graduate Fine Arts Scholarship

Photo caption: Art in Action member, Darlene Throop, left, presents the 8th Annual Fine Art scholarship to Anna Golding (middle). Anna’s teacher, Jordie Burton, proudly stands to her right.

Anna Golding is the 2019 Art in Action Scholarship Winner

Anna Golding is this year’s scholarship winner. She is from Dr. Frank Hayden Secondary School in Burlington, Ontario and will study at the University of Guelph earning a fine arts degree. You can find Anna in Studio 9 along with artist Ian Cowling.

Anna Quotes: “I create art that is an embodiment of myself. It begins as a piece pf me, then evolves in such a way that the end result can be carefully traced back to the original idea. One could say the process I go through is similar to that of Dr. Frankenstein & his monster, in the fact that his monster gets extremely out of his control and that is ultimately how my art ends up. My art shows truth of self, giving way to feelings of complete freedom and utter vulnerability in myself, during creation, and in viewers, as they experience it.”

An important part of Art in Action’s mandate is to support the next generation of Burlington’s artists with this annual scholarship programme. The award ranges from $1000.00 to $1500.00 depending on the financial support the artists receive each year from those who attend the tour.


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 – $1,500.00 to a talented student.

This year’s scholarship has a minimum value of $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 gallery exhibit, the Burlington Studio Tour, and will receive media attention.


The student must have graduated from a Burlington High School in the school year 2018/2019, and intended to pursue a future career in the Arts, studying at the post secondary level in an arts focused program. The jurors looked for originality, creativity, concept and execution.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Darlene Throop, scholarship coordinator for Art in Action, at  or call 905 332-0348.

Past Scholarship Winners

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