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There are a wide range of scholarships and awards available to Humber students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or student leadership in their academic programs and in the community.

  • Awards recognize specific academic achievements and/or other particular accomplishments. Generally, students are selected for awards based on established criteria and faculty recommendation to the Dean.
  • Scholarships are mostly by application only. Selection criteria usually include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, as well as financial need. Students must apply online via MyHumber. The majority of scholarship applications are due annually on September 30th.

School of Creative & Performing Arts scholarships and awards

Department awards and scholarships are donated by individual and corporate supporters as well as many of the faculty, staff and administration. Below is a short list of scholarships sorted by department.

Brian Linehan Award (each year) - amount varies

Brian Linehan Award (each year) - amount varies

Dean's Entrance Scholarship (3 x $1,000): A scholarship is presented to an incoming student in the Creative Book Publishing program who has demonstrated high academic achievement in their final year of post-secondary studies, as selected by the scholarship committee. For application information, click here.

Jack David Scholarship: Awarded annually in June to a current publishing student who demonstrates financial need and shows early promise in the area of acquisitions. Application information will be distributed to students after classes have started.

Simon & Schuster Marketing and Sales Internship Award: Awarded to a current publishing student specializing in marketing and showing the most promise in the sales and marketing areas. This outstanding opportunity offers a three-month paid internship at Simon & Schuster Canada. Application information will be distributed to students after classes have started.

Simon & Schuster Editorial Internship Award: Awarded to a current publishing student specializing in editorial and showing the most promise in the full range of editorial skills. This outstanding opportunity offers a three-month paid internship at Simon & Schuster Canada. Application information will be distributed to students after classes have started.

  • The James Appel Scholarship (each session) $1,000 (3x)
  • The Bram and Bluma Appel Scholarship (each session) $2,000 (4x)
  • (September only and generously funded by HarperCollins Canada)
  • The Timothy Findley/William Whitehead Scholarship $2,800
  • (January only and generously funded by HarperCollins Canada)
  • Writers’ Trust of Canada Scholarship (January only) $1000 (4x)
  • The Avie Bennett Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing (May only) $1,000 (2x)
  • The Avie Bennett Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing (September only) $1,000
  • The Budd Sugarman & Gordon Johnson Scholarship (September only) $1,000
  • The Budd Sugarman & Gordon Johnson Scholarship (January only) $1,000 (2x)
  • The Karen Hill Memorial Scholarship (September only) $2,000

The Avie Bennett, Budd Sugarman, and Karen Hill Memorial Scholarships are available to all qualified applicants. Other scholarships are available to Canadian residents only, and Appel scholarships to Ontario residents only. Appel scholarships are awarded provisionally by the writing school, and applicants must then fill out supplementary forms for the Advancement office in order to demonstrate precise levels of financial need. 

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, you must include supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need. Those who do not include supporting documentation will not be considered. Financial documentation might include a copy of the last page of your tax return, a copy of student debt, or proof of social assistance. Please also include a short paragraph describing your life circumstance, dependents, and partner income, if any.

Scholarship documentation cannot be submitted via Slideroom. Scholarship documentation must be emailed to correspondence.scholarships@humber.ca and please refer back to your Slideroom materials in this email.

Please note that late applicants may find that scholarships have been exhausted, and students who have received scholarships in the past may not apply for funding a second time.

Kevin Mackle Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship is presented to a first-year full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program who has demonstrated high academic standing, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Bruno Anthony Mambella Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship is presented to a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Music program, specializing and excelling in the area of music production, who has demonstrated high academic achievement, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Kenny MacLean Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship is presented to a returning student in the Bachelor of Music program who has shown a pattern of musical passion, creativity, and leadership, as exemplified by Kenny MacLean, who was best known as a member of the multi award-winning Canadian band Platinum Blonde, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Gordon and Anne Wragg Music Scholarship: A scholarship is presented to returning students in the Bachelor of Music program who have shown academic and musical excellence and are contributing members of the Humber music community, as selected by the scholarship committee.These scholarships best exemplify the support and commitment of Humber's founding President, Gordon Wragg.

Eugene Amaro Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship is presented to an outstanding student in the Woodwind Profile of the Bachelor of Music program with emphasis upon creativity and doubling skills, as selected by the scholarship committee. This scholarship has been established in memory of Eugene Amaro and his musical talent.

Phil Sheridan Scholarship for Jazz Passion: A scholarship is presented to a third or fourth-year jazz student in the Bachelor of Music program who exemplifies the vision and drive needed to facilitate the expression of the artistic voice both for him/herself and others, as selected by the scholarship committee.

Duke Ellington Society Scholarship: A scholarship is awarded annually for excellence in jazz or composition to one or more music majors in the Bachelor of Music program concentrating in jazz studies who are enrolled in at least one of the third or fourth-year jazz workshops, jazz orchestra or jazz composition courses, as recommended by faculty to the dean. The scholarship is supported by the Toronto Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society which fosters the performance, study and appreciation of Duke Ellington and his contemporaries.

David Williams "Soulfingaz" Scholarship: A scholarship is awarded annually to a first year student in the Bachelor of Music program who is majoring in keyboard who has demonstrated passion and promise.

Eddie Sossin Humanity Award: Presented to a student in any year of the Bachelor of Music program who displays humility and a desire to help others in the cause of advancing music, as recommended by faculty to the dean.

Eddie Sossin Jazz Award: Presented to a first or second-year jazz student in the the Bachelor of Music program showing the most improvement, as recommended by faculty to the dean.

Humber Theatre Alumni Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student in the Theatre Performance program who has demonstrated excellence in his or her studio work and who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates potential for a career in the performing arts. Preference will be given to a student moving into their final year.

Brian Linehan Award (each year) - amount varies

Note: All scholarships/bursaries listed may not be available every year and new scholarships occasionally become available that may not be on this list. Please contact your Humber program office for a current list of scholarships/bursaries.

The $2,500 scholarship incentive

Humber wants you to upgrade your education. Those who qualify will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500 ($1,250 each semester) — the only one of its kind in Canada.

Eligibility

Only students who have completed a two or three-year diploma at a publicly-funded college are eligible, and they must have a program GPA of 80% or higher. However, diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit.

Do your credits qualify?

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The Application Process

Humber students may apply directly to the college by completing the online application.

Graduates from other colleges should apply through Ontario Colleges. Applying through the centralized application centre allows for the transmission of both your application and your college transcripts.