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2019 High School Graduate Fine Arts Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Studio Tour

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Application deadline is Wednesday May 15, 2019.


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 graduate from a Burlington High School in the school year 2018/2019, and intend to pursue a future career in the Arts, studying at the post secondary level in an arts focused program. The jurors are looking for originality, creativity, concept and execution.

Application Process

Each Burlington High School may nominate up to two students for this award. The student must complete an application form, include four to six jpeg images of their art, and be endorsed by the school’s Principal. NOTE: Make sure your name and/or the high school’s name is not visible on any image. Images where personal information is visible will not be considered. All images submitted must be in the jpeg format. USB drives are preferred but CDs are acceptable. If you would like your flash drive or CD returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. All applications must be post marked by May 15, 2019, or delivered to Darlene Throop at 1295 Knights Bridge Ct. Burlington, L7P 3K8 by that date.


All students, their Principals and Heads of Guidance will be notified by June 15th, 2019.


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