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High School Graduate Fine Arts Scholarship

2018 Scholarship Winner is Hannah Doherty from Nelson High School

In photo: Karen Hartman ( Principle ), Hannah Doherty ( Art in Action Scholarship Winner ), Hershell Thompson ( partner to Edward Robin Hoyer ), and Lori Fyfle ( Visual Arts Teacher ).

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The scholarship application process for the 2018 Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour is closed.

The below information is only available to give you an idea of what criteria is needed for the application process. 2019 student scholarship applications will be available in April 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 2018 scholarship is in memory of Edward Robin Hoyer.


The student must graduate from a Burlington High School in the school year 2017/2018, 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 for 2018 is closed

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: Do not include a name on the jpeg that identifies either the student or the high-school.  Images where this information is visible will not be considered. All images submitted must be in the jpeg format. CDs or USB drives are equally acceptable. If you would like your images returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


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

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