ECU Tuition Scholarships

Emily Carr Tuition Scholarships for students continuing into second, third + fourth year

The following tuition scholarships are available to first, second and third year students enrolled in 12 or more credits at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the spring semester. Tuition scholarships are awarded to students in the form of a tuition reduction in the following fall and spring semesters. Applications for Emily Carr Tuition Scholarships are made available in March of each spring term.

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.33 at the time of application in order to be eligible to apply for scholarships. Students ineligible to apply for these scholarships include fourth year students, students on academic probation and students with a cumulative GPA below 3.33.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s cumulative GPA on May 1 of each year after the submission of spring semester grades. Awards are assessed within the applicant’s program area, meaning that a scholarship applicant will only be competing with students from his or her own program area. The amount of scholarship funding that is available is allocated equitably within each program area.

Following is a list of the scholarships awarded through the Emily Carr tuition scholarship process each year. Individual applications are not required for these awards.


ABRAHAM J. ROGATNICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships, in amounts determined annually, will be awarded to students displaying academic excellence in Design.

ALVIN BALKIND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed visual arts scholarship was established in 1997 by the late Abraham Rogatnick in loving memory of his partner, Alvin. Balkind, a gallerist, curator and art critic, was an influential leader in Vancouver’s art scene from the 1950s until his death in 1992.

ANDREW OKSAKOVSKY AND DR. EMILY GOETZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Emily Goetz in loving memory of her late husband, who was passionate collector of art who loved to discover the works of talented young artists. Dr. Goetz, a Counselling Psychologist and professional jazz and folk singer who passed away in 2015, left her estate to Emily Carr University.

AUDREY E. JANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2003 by Elsie Jang and was created in memory of Audrey E. Jang to recognize a qualified third or fourth year student in the Design Program.

BARBARA AND ARNE VENGSHOEL SCHOLARSHIP
This memorial scholarship, established in 2005, is awarded annually to a student demonstrating outstanding artistic achievement.

BARBARA CADARIO - CORINNE HIGGINS SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2011 by painting student Barbara Cadario, in memory of her aunt, Corrine Higgins, a painter and quilter. The award is designed to support a female student completing her third year at Emily Carr with a concentration in Critical and Cultural Practice.

BILL REID VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to a student with a concentration in painting and/or drawing.

BOB SCARABELLI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2004 through donations from family, friends, and new media associates after Scarabelli’s sudden passing.

BRISSENDEN SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are offered annually to students who have demonstrated promise in Visual Arts. These scholarships are provided in memory of Pearley and Norine Brissenden.

CAROLINE VICTORIA COLDICUTT ART SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2007 by Elizabeth and Thomas Coldicutt in memory of their beloved daughter, Caroline Victoria. This scholarship honours the artistic legacy of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt, an artist, poet, and student. This general scholarship is meant to
encourage students to share their creativity in all forms of artistic expression.

CHRISTOPHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Established in 1987 by Mr. John Feigl of Christopher Investment Ltd., twenty scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded annually to students who display outstanding artistic achievement.

COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS STAND TALL AWARD FOR YOUTH IN THE ARTS
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Coast Capital Savings through the Victoria Foundation. This grant recognizes a third- or fourth-year visual arts student. An Imagine Canada Caring Company, Coast Capital Savings invests in local communities, focusing on empowering
and engaging youth.

DON AND DANA GOEDBLOED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2010 by Don and Dana Goedbloed to support and recognize students enrolled in the visual arts with a print media focus.

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2010 as a tribute to employees who passed away while working at Emily Carr, and funded by families, friends, and colleagues.

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Through the Emily Carr scholarship process, the University offers Achievement Scholarships to students based on GPA.

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS SCHOLARSHIPS
This endowed scholarship was established in 1999 by members of the Emily Carr University Board of Governors, to encourage academic achievement.

EVANGELOS "ANGIE" APOSTOLIDES SCHOLARSHIP
Angie Apostolides, owner of Beau Photo Supplies Inc., established this Photography scholarship in 2003 to demonstrate his support of Emily Carr Photography students.

FRIENDS OF EMILY CARR SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 1988 by the volunteers known as the Friends of Emily Carr. The award is to acknowledge students showing exceptional dedication and promise.

FRIENDS OF SCULPTURE AWARD
This endowed award was initiated in 1989 by Diane Farris of the Diane Farris Gallery. The funds are awarded annually to a third-year sculpture student.

GEOFF PLANT CANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Geoff and Janet Plant to support students who excel academically and have a demonstrated financial need. Geoff Plant is the second Chancellor of Emily Carr University.

GORDON ADASKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2002 by Jan Adaskin in memory of her husband, artist and alumnus, Gordon Adaskin.

GORDON AND MARION SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 1995 by Gordon and Marion Smith. Gordon is one of Emily Carr University’s most esteemed and beloved alumni. He and Marion were fixtures in the Vancouver art community before her passing. The scholarship is intended to support a student enrolled in visual arts.

HIGHBURY FOUNDATION ART FUND SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2013 by the Highbury Foundation. It is intended to support a student demonstrating academic excellence.

IAN GILLESPIE DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, in an amount to be determined annually, will be awarded to a Design student.

ICAS COMPUTER ARTS AWARD
This award, in an amount determined annually, is made available to a student completing his or her third year of study.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, established by the EJLB Foundation, is awarded to an exceptional student in Industrial Design.

JACK AND DORIS SHADBOLT SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 1997 by Jack and Doris Shadbolt to recognize and support a talented painting student in the visual arts program.

JACK HARMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 2001 by Mr. Harman’s family and friends in honour of his contribution as an artist. The award is presented to a visual arts student.

JASON GODDING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2002 by Norman and Leslie Godding on behalf of the Godding Family in memory of their son, Jason Godding, an Emily Carr animation alumnus.

JOHN DAVID CARR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 1998 by Betty Carr in lovingmemory of her husband, John David Carr. The award was also funded by John’s friends, family and coworkers. The annual award is given to a female student in the area of painting who can demonstrate both outstanding achievement and financial need.

JOHN JORDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 1979 by Robert M. Jordan in memory of John Jordan. The award is given to a full-time student in the area of Photography.

JOHN M. KOERNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made available to students displaying academic excellence entering their 3rd or 4th year in Visual Arts.

KERRY BLACK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 annually, is awarded to a student entering their third year of studies with a concentration in painting or ceramics.

LEO OBSTBAUM MEMORIAL AWARD
This endowed award was established in 2010 by VANOC in memory of Leo Obstbaum, to provide and annual award to a student enrolled in
Communication Design. Obstbaum was an influential member of the design community and the award is intended to support and foster the same kind of passion Lee demonstrated throughout his career.

LINDA FRITZLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 1981 by Mr. E. A. Fritzler and Family in memory of Linda Fritzler. This annual award is given to a student who demonstrates special talent and needs financial assistance.

LINDA JANITIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 2006 by Laura Whitney in memory of Linda Janitis. This annual scholarship is awarded to a studentin visual arts.

LONDON DRUGS SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2008 by London Drugs, as part of the company’s mandate to give back to the communities they serve with one of their interests being the arts.

MAISIE ANNE ROBERTSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 1999 by the Robertson Family in memory of Maisie Anne Robertson. This award is given to a visual
arts student.

MARION V. MURRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 1991 through the estate of Marion V. Murray. The scholarship is open to students in all disciplines.

MARJORIE AND HOWARD ISMAN AWARD
This award in an amount determined annually, will be awarded to a student completing Foundation with the highest grade point average.

MARY CATHERINE GORDON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 1996 through the estate of Mary Catherine Gordon to support a student exhibiting talent, commitment, and financial need.

NORMA SORENSEN ARTIST'S SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 2004 by the Estate of Norma Ellen Sorensen. This award is intended to support and recognize a student with a focus in painting.

NORTH WEST CERAMICS FOUNDATION
This scholarship is made available to a Ceramics student entering their third or fourth year.

OCEAN CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship, in an amount determined annually, will be given to a student in the Industrial Design Program.

RUDY KOVACH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Rudy Kovach and his many accomplishments as a great artist, architect, and interior designer, by his friends and family. The award recognizes a student in the design program.

SIMON CHANG ANNUAL AWARD
Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to outstanding third year students in each of Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design.

SIMON CHANG AWARD
This award is an amount determined annually, and will be given to a student in third year Communication Design.

STEVEN JOHN HODGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 2002 by the Hodge Family in loving memory of their son and brother, Steven Hodge. Steven graduated from Emily Carr University in 1986, and had a passion for animation.

TAKAO TANABE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 1985 by Takao Tanabe to support and recognize a painting student currently in their third or fourth year.

TOM ROWE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by loving wife Vicki Gabereau, and Tom’s friends and associates. Tom was a film and television executive who attended Emily Carr University, and was a former member of the Emily Carr University Foundation Board.

TONI BORSCHNECK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was initiated in 1991 by Dr. A. G. Borschneck in memory of Toni Borschneck.

UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB OF VANCOUVER SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established in 1997 by the Trust Fund for Education of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. It is designed to recognize and support female students entering their second or third year of studies. The University Women’s Club of Vancouver is committed to helping female students further their education.

UTE WILDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2016 Ute Wilder’s children in her memory. Ute was a great artist, an enthusiastic mentor, and was always eager to share her knowledge. The award is intended to support and recognize a student, with preference given to students from Northern British Columbia. This award allows Ute to continue the arts as a lasting legacy to her passion.

VANCOUVER ART GUILD SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2017 by the Scholarship Committee of the Vancouver Art Guild. The objective of this scholarship is to recognize and support a Canadian painting student born in British Columbia whom is currently on a government student loan, with preference given to students born in Vancouver. The Vancouver Art Guild was created by and for visual artists and is dedicated to encouraging the study and appreciation of art.

WALTER JAAGER EXCELLENCE IN PAINTING SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 annually will be awarded to an outstanding student concentrating in Painting.

WENSLEY ARCHITECTURE LTD INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2019 by Wensley Architecture Ltd. The award recognizes a second year Industrial Design student. Wensley
Architecture is widely recognized for their experience in retail, residential, mixed-use, and senior health-care projects with over forty years of practice in Western Canada. They are known for their technologically innovative design and uncompromising service.

WERTSCHEK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2011 by Rosemarie Wertschek after being inspired by her brother, John C. Wertschek, who has taught at Emily Carr for over three decades. These scholarships are intended to support and acknowledge students who have completed their Foundation year at Emily Carr and are moving into their second year of studies.

WEST VANCOUVER VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship in an amount determined annually, is made available to a painting student from North Vancouver or West Vancouver.

W.G. BLACK MEMORIAL AWARD
This endowed award was established in 1980 by James Griffiths Black in memory of William Griffiths Black with the intention of supporting
painting students.

For more information about Donor-Funded Awards

Please contact Eva Bouchard, Major Gifts + Fund Development, at 604 630 4553 if you have any questions about donor-funded awards.