Scholarships and Bursaries

By on January 3, 2010

Lindsay Dumaine Memorial Scholarship

The Lindsay Dumaine Scholarship Music Fund started in 1993 to assist young people who are pursuing music education. Since that time, the Arts Council has included a performing arts scholarship and has recently created a visual arts scholarship. Three yearly scholarships are presented at the Graduation Ceremonies at North Peace Secondary School to students who are pursuing further education in music, visual arts and performing arts following graduation from high school.

The seed money for the original Lindsay Dumaine Memorial Music Scholarship was contributed by the Ray Dumaine family after their son Lindsay was killed in an auto accident in 1992. Past recipients have been very grateful for this support towards their musical and performing arts endeavours.

The Arts Council has added funds yearly to the original contribution of $1,315, which has now grown to $ 12,250. From 1999 – 2004, the interest has provided two scholarship awards of $250/each to the Lindsay Dumaine Scholarship for Music and the Lindsay Dumaine Scholarship for Performing Arts. In 2006, a third award for Visual Arts was included and the amount of each of the awards was increased to $300 per student.

Donations to increase the Scholarship fund are welcome and donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. The Arts Council plans to continually increase the scholarship to add more deserving students to the list of recipients.

Dumaine Memorial Scholarship for Music – Past Recipients

Dumaine Scholarship for Music started in June 1993

2009   Christopher Young
2008   n/a
2007  

Jeffrey Kouwenhoven

2006

 

Dana Pederson

2005

 

Trevor Thorlakson

2004

 

Mike Thomas

2003

 

Gabrielle Odowichuk

2002

 

Chris Barak

2001

 

Laura Shrum

2000

 

Jody Peck

1999

 

Heather Mackie

1998

 

no student continuing on Music – awarded as a Dumaine Memorial Scholarship For Performing Arts

1997

 

Sheldon Stanley

1996

 

Stephen Koshurba

1995

 

n/a

1994

 

Rebecca Bell

1993

 

Teresa Ritchie

Dumaine Memorial Scholarship for Performing Arts – Past Recipients

Dumaine Scholarship for Performing Arts started in June 1998

2009   Emily Nadeau-Howatt
2008  

Danielle Truscott

2007  

Chalene Scott

2006

 

Steven Andrews

2005

 

Joel Lahaye (Drama/Musical Theatre)

2004

 

Angela Gladysz (Watt School of Irish Dance)

2003

 

Lyndsey Schneider (Studio 2 Stage – Dancer)

2002

 

Aubyn Petryshyn (Drama)

2001

 

Aisling Watt (Watt School of Irish Dance)

2000

 

Amanda O’Toole (Watt School of Irish Dance)

1999

 

Angela Ohland

1998

 

Grant Sutherland

Dumaine Memorial Scholarship for Visual Arts – Past Recipients

Dumaine Scholarship for Visual Arts started in 2006

2009   Staci Nyffeler
2008   Tahlia Ollenberger
2007   Kayla Demers

2006

 

Dana Pederson

 

North Peace Secondary School Fine Arts Bursaries

Every year, the Fort St. John Community Arts Council presents three bursaries of $100/student to three students at North Peace Secondary School. One bursary is given for the strands, Performing Arts, Music and Visual Arts, and is presented at the June Awards Ceremony at North Peace Secondary School. The bursaries are presented to students who demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm towards their art program.

 

Northern Lights College Creative Writing Bursaries

Every year, the Fort St. John Community Arts Council presents two bursaries to Northern Lights College students who are excel in the Creative Writing and the Visual Arts Programs. The award is $150/student and is presented at the yearly awards ceremony in April at Northern Lights College.

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