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2019 High School Graduate Fine Arts Scholarship

The 2019 application is now closed. Winner will be announced by June 15, 2019. Thank you to all who applied.


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

The 2019 application is now closed.


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