Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships, awards, and other forms of financial aid are available to all undergraduate students at the School of Dramatic Art.

Financial Aid

OSAP and other forms of student loans are available through the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office. Please contact them for more information.

Scholarships and Awards

The following are awards that are made available to School of Dramatic Art students.

Other general and entrance awards are available to all students of the University of Windsor. Please contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office for all specific awards and requirements.

An online application is required for most of these awards. Deadlines vary.

 


Daniel Patrick Kelly Award in Dramatic Art
An annual award to a student entering Level 4 of a program offered by the School of Dramatic Art, who has maintained a standard of academic excellence and has made the most outstanding overall contribution to the School of Dramatic Art.

Myrtle Kennedy Memorial Award
An annual award presented to a 2nd year (or beyond) Dramatic Art major, based on performance ability and academic standing. Minimum GPA 9.0. Community involvement may also be a consideration. Established in 1997 by Beta Sigma Phi of Windsor, in memory of Myrtle Kennedy.

Claire Kire Memorial Bursary
Value: $100.Awarded annually on the basis of academic merit (minimum cumulative average of 66%) and financial need, to a second or third-year student in Dramatic Art.

Thomas R. McDonald Award
Value: $500. Awarded to a Drama major who has completed a minimum of four courses with at least a B average in the technical theatre/design area. Two of the courses must be at or above the 200 level. The student must show promise of pursuing technical theatre/design knowledge.

Jessica Sue Rogers Pauze Award
$100 awarded annually to a full-time Drama in Education and Community student who has made outstanding curricular contributions to the field of developmental drama and who has at least a 9.5 cumulative average.

Frances Hyland Entrance Award in Dramatic Art
Value: $1000. Open to students auditioning for entry into Level 1 of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting programme. Candidates must successfully complete the BFA Acting audition. To apply, please provide a brief note of application. Include a copy of your transcripts and forward to the Director, School of Dramatic Art.

University of Windsor Women’s Auxiliary of Dramatic Art Fund
An annual award to be granted to a full-time student in Dramatic Art who demonstrates outstanding talent in performance or production.

Jules Tonus Memorial Endowment Scholarship for Excellence in Design and Scenic Art
Awarded to a full-time third-year undergraduate student registered in Honours Dramatic Art, who has successfully completed two (2) courses in Scenic Design and two (2) courses in Scene Painting, and has indicated an interest in pursuing a career in technical theatre and/or design. Based on good academic performance (minimum cumulative average of 75%), financial need, returning for Fourth Year. Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (includes those with Protected Person status) who meets the Ontario Student Assistance Program Ontario residency requirements. Apply online. Deadline: November 15.

Backstage Award
Two awards valued up to $1000.  Awarded to Year 1 students registered full-time in the School of Creative Arts/Music or the School of Dramatic Art for outstanding creative work in his/her final secondary school year. Creative work is considered to be the writing of plays, scores, lyrics, set design, underscoring, and work with lighting and sound.  Performance students may be considered as well, provided that they also assisted backstage. Eligible candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), who meet the Ontario Student Assistance Program Ontario residency requirements, and who are facing proven financial hardship. Recipients must be in good academic standing. This award was established in 2004 in memory of Ethel May and Rowland Marshall.  

Club Soda Award of Excellence
Interest from this fund will provide an annual award to a Year 3 or 4 Dramatic Art student. Award is based on academic performance (minimum 9.0 cumulative GPA), financial need, proven leadership, voluntary participation in a community theatre production, community drama project or workshop, or University Players production. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), meeting OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Club Soda members are not eligible to receive this award unless their current term is over.

Follow Your Dreams Award
The Follow Your Dreams Award was established to recognize a student working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting who strives for excellence in his/her program.  Interest from the trust will support a student in Year 3 or 4 with demonstrated financial need.  Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) in Ontario who meet Ontario Student Assistance Program residency requirements.   

Frances Elder Undergraduate Scholarship
Interest from this fund will support one award for a Dramatic Art student in Years 2 through 4 . Based on a minimum cumulative average of 76% and financial need.  Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), meeting OSAP Ontario residency requirements.  Preference will be given to a student who has graduated from a Windsor/Essex County Secondary School.   

Francis and Vera McGrath Dramatic Art Bursary
Interest from this trust will support an annual award for a full-time undergraduate Dramatic Art student. Based on good academic standing (minimum cumulative average of 70%) and financial need. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status) who meet OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Award may be renewed if eligibility criteria met. Previous recipients must re-apply each year.  

Jules Tonus Memorial Endowment Scholarship for Excellence in Design and Scenic Art
Awarded to a full-time third year undergraduate student registered in Honours Dramatic Art, who has successfully completed two (2) courses in Scenic Design and two (2) courses in Scene Painting, and has indicated an interest in pursuing a career in technical theatre and/or design. Based on good academic performance (minimum cumulative average of 75%), financial need, returning for Fourth Year. Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (includes those with Protected Person status) who meets the Ontario Student Assistance Program Ontario residency requirements.   

Lawson Family Award in Arts and Social Sciences
One award is given annually to a 3rd or 4th year student registered full-time in Drama, Visual Arts or Communication, Media and Film. Based on academic standing (minimum cumulative average of 75% required) and proven financial need. Candidates must demonstrate active involvement and leadership in University campus activities (UWSA, campus groups, clubs, etc.) and/or community groups and activities
in Windsor-Essex County.  Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents (includes those with Protected Persons status), meeting OSAP Ontario residency requirements.