Arts

Department Scholarships

Langara College scholarships and awards are intended to recognize and support the outstanding achievement of our students. Scholarship and award recipients must satisfy all criteria specified by a donor, unless the donor agrees to waive those criteria.  

  • The following are the criteria for Departmental Scholarships:
    • be a full-time Regular Studies student in the semester for which the scholarship or award will be received;
    • currently registered in a minimum of 9 credits and in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two semesters;
    • enrolled in at least their second semester of study;
    • must be in good standing at the College;
    • have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher;
    • meet any additional scholarship criteria specified by a donor; these can be found under the scholarship name on our website;
    • most Departmental Scholarships do not require applications and students are selected by recommendation by program Faculty when they meet the specific scholarship criteria. If applications are required, please check with the specific Department Chair of the program. 

Students with a registered disability with Disability Services or StudentAid BC require to be registered in a minimum of 6 credits instead of 9 credits to be eligible for scholarships.

Part-time students enrolled in 6 to 8 Regular Studies credits in the semester for which the scholarship or award will be received, and in at least one of the past two semesters, may receive scholarships and awards if the donor has directed a portion or all of a fund to part-time students or for Departmental Scholarships, where the department demonstrates exceptional circumstances, such as high program enrolment of part-time students.

Split enrollment students who are also enrolled at other institutions must have 9 credits at Langara to meet the requirement.


Canadian Studies

Tom Robertson Memorial Scholarship recognizes a student who has successfully completed at least two of Canadian Studies 1110, 1120, 1130, 1140, or 1150 and at least two other Canadian Studies program courses.  Grade point average will be considered.  Student must demonstrate a sustained interest and curiosity in Canadian Studies and the intention to pursue further study in Canadian Studies. (Fall)

Classical Studies

Malcolm McGregor Memorial Scholarships are awarded to recognize students with academic excellence in the Classical Studies program.

  • Award I: Awarded to a student who is enrolled in at least the third term of the Classical Studies Program at Langara College and has completed four courses in the program.  The recipient must be enrolled in or have completed CLST 1110 and 1120.  The recipient must also be enrolled in or have completed two of the following courses: HIST 2210, HIST 2211, LATN 1115, LATN 1117, GREK 1115, GREK 1215. (Fall)
  • Award II: Awarded to a student who has shown academic excellence and completed all the requirements for the Arts and Science (Classical Studies) Diploma or the Associate of Arts Degree (area of concentration: Classical Studies).  Students must have completed requirements within the past three semesters and need not be currently enrolled. (Fall)

Ted Langley Scholarship recognizes students who have completed the first term of the Arts and Science (Classical Studies) Diploma or Associate of Arts (Classical Studies) Degree at Langara College.  It is awarded to a second term Classical Studies student.  Students must have completed at least four courses (12 credit hours), including CLST 1110 or CLST 1120, and a first year English course.  They must be enrolled in at least four courses (12 credit hours) in their second term, including CLST 1110 or CLST 1120, and a first year English course.  A minimum grade point average of 3.33 in their most recent term is required. (Spring)

Design Formation

Baker's Association of B.C. Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the third term of the Design Formation Program who are deemed “most promising” based on their creative and academic achievement. (Fall)

Bob Neighbors Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed the first year of the Design Formation Program with a high level of academic achievement in graphics.  The chosen recipient will be a student who freely shares their knowledge and abilities with others and supports their colleagues during their learning process. (Fall)

DA Architects Interior Design Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrate outstanding academic success with the highest CGPA across the interior design stream of the Design Formation Program. (Spring)

Design Formation Graduates' Studio Scholarship recognizes a student from the Design Formation program who has attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in first-year studio courses and has been a positive role-model and creative contributor to his/her peers. (Fall)

Design Formation Visual Presentation Award recognizes a student who is enrolled in the third term of the Design Formation Program.  The recipient must demonstrate a keen interest in the Visual Presentation Field, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in DDSN 1152 and DDSN 1252. (Fall)

Molson Coors Canada Scholarship is awarded to the Design Formation Program student who achieves the highest combined grade point average in the first year of DSGN 1151, DSGN 1152, DSGN 1153, and DSGN 1154.  The recipient must also, in judgment of the faculty, demonstrate the highest level of creativity and commitment to these studios. (Fall)

Rajean C. Salmon Scholarship goes to students registered in 3rd term of the Design Formation Program who demonstrate the highest level of creativity, commitment, and determination to succeed in the Design Formation Program. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first two terms of the program. (Fall)

The Design Formation Faculty Award Awarded to a student in 3rd or 4th term of the program, demonstrates high degree of commitment and supports colleagues through their learning process. (Fall/Spring)

The Design Formation Faculty Scholarship awarded to a student in 4th term of the program and has the greatest increased change in GPA through terms 1-3. (Fall/Spring)

Xerox Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in Design Formation, Fine Arts, Journalism, or Publishing.  The award is typically given out on a rotating basis, to a student enrolled in one of these programs. Please see below for specific criteria, depending on which department is awarding.

  • Design Formation (2020): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms of the Design Formation program and has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program. 
  • Fine Arts (2019): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms (minimum of 15 credits per term) of the Fine Arts program and who has shown outstanding achievement, professionalism and dedication to the advancement of the studio arts.
  • Journalism (2018): Awarded to a student enrolled in either the second year of the two year program or the second term of the one year program.  The student must demonstrate outstanding achievement, leadership, excellence in writing and, in particular, investigative reporting. 
  • Publishing (2021): Awarded to a student, who has completed two terms of the Publishing program and who has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program.

English

Albert and Nora Tolman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved an ‘A’ in two first year English courses. They must be currently enrolled in a Creative Writing course, and demonstrate outstanding achievement. (Fall)

Bob Steele Memorial Scholarship recognizes a Langara College athletic team player who has completed at least one second year English course, preferably Canadian Literature, with a minimum C- grade.  The Recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. and must also demonstrate financial need. (Spring)

Dr. Roger Holdstock Scholarship is awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in, or has completed one second-year film-related English course. The recipient must have a minimum
grade of 3.0 in their completed first-year English course.(Fall/Spring/Summer)

Jon Furberg Memorial Scholarship 

  • honours a student who has successfully completed English 2223 and/or English 2224 with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. (Spring)
  • awarded to Creative Writing Student who successfully completed Creative Writing Course(s) with minimum GPA of 3.5. (Spring)

Margo Hartley Memorial Scholarship goes to a student who has completed two Langara Communications courses with outstanding marks while enrolled in full-time studies. (Fall)

Tom Meikle Scholarship is awarded to recognize first-year English students at Langara College. The recipient must have the highest grades in English 1127/1128. A committee of first-year English instructors will recommend the most promising student on the basis of a combination of marks, writing skills, love of literature and general enthusiasm for the study of English. (Spring)

W49 Writing Competition Awards are awarded to winners of the writing competition for W49 Magazine. First and second place prizes in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. (Fall)

Film Arts

Drummond-Davis Award for Film Arts recognizes students from the Film Arts Program, either current full-time students or recent grad. Applicants must have had their film accepted for screening at a film festival located on the West Coast (Canada or USA). Students must provide a written statement to the department chair of Film Arts explaining how this bursary will assist their travel to attend the screening and help move their career forward.(Fall/Spring/Summer)

George Bush Achievement Award recognizes an above average Film Arts student who is selected by a jury as “Best Director” of a graduation film from the “Production Practicum” course, FLMA 1282. (Summer)

Tamarak Filmworks Arts Award is awarded to a student for outstanding achievement in the Unlock the Vaultfilm festival. (Summer)
 
Fine Arts

David Lambert Memorial Scholarships are awarded to Fine Arts students who demonstrate outstanding achievement. The awards are:

  • The Avery Huyghe/Jack Diggle Memorial Award is for a 4th term Ceramics student who is eligible for the Graduating Exhibition, is judged to be the most outstanding in the area of Ceramics and shows the most promise.(Spring)
  • The T. Kakinuma Memorial Award for a 4th term ceramics/sculpture student who is eligible for the Graduating Exhibition, is judged to be the most outstanding in the area of Ceramics/Sculpture and shows the most promise. (Spring)
  • The Bill Watson Memorial Award for a 4th term Printmaking student who is eligible for the Graduating Exhibition. The candidate is judged to be the most outstanding in the area of Printmaking and shows the most promise. (Spring)

Scott Plear First Year Drawing Scholarship is awarded to recognize a student who has consistently demonstrated outstanding drawing in a first year drawing course.  Any Langara College student (Career or Arts and Science) who has successfully completed a first-year drawing course (either FINA 1120 -Introduction to Drawing I or FINA 1220 -Introduction to Drawing II) is eligible.(Summer)

Xerox Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in Design Formation, Fine Arts, Journalism, or Publishing.  The award is typically given out on a rotating basis, to a student enrolled in one of these programs. Please see below for specific criteria, depending on which department is awarded.

  • Design Formation (2020): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms of the Design Formation program and has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program. 
  • Fine Arts (2019): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms (minimum of 15 credits per term) of the Fine Arts program and who has shown outstanding achievement, professionalism and dedication to the advancement of the studio arts.
  • Journalism (2018): Awarded to a student enrolled in either the second year of the two year program or the second term of the one year program.  The student must demonstrate outstanding achievement, leadership, excellence in writing and, in particular, investigative reporting. 
  • Publishing (2021): Awarded to a student, who has completed two terms of the Publishing program and who has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program.

Journalism

Barbara Gunn and Gary Mason Scholarship is awarded to the Journalism student who has the best story or series of stories published in The Voice. (Summer)

B.C. Journalists' Legacy Fund recognizes a student enrolled full-time Journalism program who, during the past year, has written the best news story for The Voice. Student must be enrolled in the 2nd year of the Diploma program or 2nd term of the Certificate program.  The story must have demonstrated high reporting standards including initiative, originality, sounds research, factual accuracy, fairness, and superior writing. (Spring)

Jeani Read-Michael Mercer Scholarship for Journalism Students Jeani Read-Michael Mercer Scholarship for Journalism Students requires applicants to produce a major work of journalism suitable for publication in a newspaper, magazine, broadcast, electronic or other media outlet. (Spring) 

Journalism Ethics Scholarship is awarded to a senior Journalism student who demonstrates the ability to handle ethically challenging situations while working on the Journalism Department newspaper, The Voice.  The decision is based on the student's “ethical conundrum” paper in the Journalism Ethics course and on their performance as a reporter or editor with The Voice.  Student need not be currently enrolled, but must have been enrolled in the previous semester. (Summer)

Leon and Simma Holt Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a Journalism program student who has demonstrated public responsibility and integrity in Journalism and has a proven respect for its fundamental principles, namely accuracy, objectivity, fairness, research and honesty. (Spring)

Penny Wise Journalism Scholarships There are three scholarships: 

  • An entrance scholarship for female students enrolled in the Journalism Certificate Program and recommended by BCYCNA and Journalism faculty. (Fall) 
  • An award for a returning 2nd term Certificate student who has demonstrated sound researching and reporting skills and shown exceptional promise as a journalist. (Spring) 
  • An Award for a returning 3rd term Diploma student who has demonstrated sound researching and reporting skills and has shown exceptional promise as a journalist. (Fall)

Scott Schill Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the graduating Journalism student who demonstrated the highest proficiency in all subjects of the Journalism Program. (Spring)

Xerox Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in Design Formation, Fine Arts, Journalism, or Publishing.  The award is typically given out on a rotating basis, to a student enrolled in one of these programs. Please see below for specific criteria, depending on which department is awarded.

  • Design Formation (2020): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms of the Design Formation program and has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program. 
  • Fine Arts (2019): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms (minimum of 15 credits per term) of the Fine Arts program and who has shown outstanding achievement, professionalism and dedication to the advancement of the studio arts.
  • Journalism (2018): Awarded to a student enrolled in either the second year of the two year program or the second term of the one year program.  The student must demonstrate outstanding achievement, leadership, excellence in writing and, in particular, investigative reporting. 
  • Publishing (2021): Awarded to a student, who has completed two terms of the Publishing program and who has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program.

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies Scholarship is awarded to students who have completed Latin American Studies LAMS 1100, LAMS 1101 and at least 2 other LAMS Program courses. Grade point average will be considered and Students must demonstrate an interest in Latin American Studies and an intention to pursue further studies in the field. (Spring)
 
Modern Languages

French Faculty Scholarship recognizes students who have completed a minimum of one French course at Langara College. Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum of a B- average in the French course. (Fall/Spring)

Gertrude Langridge Memorial Modern Language Scholarship is for students in the French Program who have completed a minimum of one French course while enrolled in a full academic program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. (Fall/Spring)

Jean L'Abbe Memorial Scholarship is an award for students who have demonstrated excellence in at least two French courses while enrolled in four courses. The chosen recipient must have the highest grade in the highest level of French courses, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Should there be a tie, the student with the highest cumulative GPA will receive the award. (Spring)
 
Professional Photography

Alvin Schafer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the 4th term Professional Photography student with the highest overall cumulative GPA in the first three terms of the program. (Spring)

Eero Sorila Photography Scholarship is awarded to recognize academic excellence. It is presented to the student with the highest grade point average (no less than 3.00) after completion of the first term of the Professional Photography Program. (Spring)

Evangelos (Angie) Apostolides Scholarship is awarded to photography students. They must have completed the second term and be enrolled in the third term of the Professional Photography Program. Students must have achieved a grade of B or higher in BUSM 1115 (Entrepreneurship), be in the top 30% of the class, and must have shown leadership among his/her fellow students, or exhibited outstanding initiative or problem solving ability. (Fall)

Gary Schwartz Photography Excellence Scholarship is awarded to graduating students from the Professional Photography Diploma Program with the highest GPA in the last term of the program. (Spring)

Henry & Elaine Chen Scholarship is awarded for achievement and community/charitable leadership by a Langara College Professional photography student.  The recipient must be registered full time in the 4th term of the program, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.  The recipient must also submit documentation in support of his/her participation in community or charitable activities. (Spring)

Herb Addington Memorial Rotary Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed 1st year of the Professional Photography Program and plans a career in professional photography. Students must be in the top 20% of the class and demonstrate previous or current community involvement. (Fall)

Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia Scholarship awards a Professional Photography Program student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit. He/she must have completed the second term of the program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, and be registered in third term. (Fall)

Schiffer Memorial Prize in Photography is awarded to a student in the 4th term of the Professional Photography Program who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.33 and who has shown leadership among his/her fellow students. (Spring)

Publishing

Editors' Association of Canada/Association Canadienne Des Reviseurs, B.C. Branch Scholarship awarded to a Publishing Program student who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and has achieved an “A” grade in PUBL 1115- Writing for Publication course. The recipient must demonstrate a strong interest in becoming an editor. (Spring)

Publishing Department Scholarship are awarded from donations from sources who receive the services of the students in the Publishing Techniques and Technologies Program for the production of a newsletter. One award is for the best newsletter design and one is for the best editing of the newsletter.  Award availability depends on the availability of a donor/client for the newsletter. (Summer)

Xerox Canada Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in Design Formation, Fine Arts, Journalism, or Publishing.  The award is typically given out on a rotating basis, to a student enrolled in one of these programs. Please see below for specific criteria, depending on which department is awarded.

  • Design Formation (2020): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms of the Design Formation program and has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program. 
  • Fine Arts (2019): Awarded to a student who has completed two terms (minimum of 15 credits per term) of the Fine Arts program and who has shown outstanding achievement, professionalism and dedication to the advancement of the studio arts.
  • Journalism (2018): Awarded to a student enrolled in either the second year of the two year program or the second term of the one year program.  The student must demonstrate outstanding achievement, leadership, excellence in writing and, in particular, investigative reporting. 
  • Publishing (2021): Awarded to a student, who has completed two terms of the Publishing program and who has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to the program.

Theatre Arts

Antony Holland Scholarship is for students enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of the Theatre Arts Program at Langara College. The award goes to one or more students who demonstrate outstanding ability and dedication in the program. (Spring)

Beta Sigma Phi, Vancouver Scholarship is an award for a 3rd or 4th term Acting student or 2nd term Production student, who has demonstrated excellence in some area of the Theatre Arts Program. The recipient must maintain their registration in the program.  Students must submit a written application to the department indicating their reasons for needing scholarship assistance. (Fall)

Carol Chrisjohn Scholarship is awarded to an Acting or Production student in term two through six of the Theatre Arts Program at Studio 58. The student must express a passion for the art of theatre and demonstrate joy in the work. (Spring)

David Pritchard Stage Management Scholarship recognizes one student for outstanding achievement in stage management. (Spring) 

David Pritchard Theatre Arts Scholarship recognizes one student for outstanding achievement in all aspects of the Theatre Arts Program. (Spring)

Earl Klein Memorial Scholarship is for a 4th, 5th or 6th term Theatre Arts student who demonstrated generosity with peers and a contribution to the ensemble.  The recipient must also display freedom of creative expression, interest in increasing knowledge in all aspects of theatre, commitment, determination, and financial need. (Fall)

Gertrude Langridge Memorial Theatre Arts Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the Theatre Arts Program. One Scholarship is awarded to a second or third year acting student or a second year production student who has shown a strong and consistent contribution to the ensemble.  A second scholarship is awarded to a second or third year acting student who demonstrates outstanding ability in some aspect of the program.  Both award recipients are chosen by recommendation from the Theatre Arts Program faculty. (Fall/Spring)

Jennifer Prosser Wade Family Endowed Scholarship is for students in the final year of the Theatre Arts Program (either the Acting or Production Option) who have shown the most kindness and caring towards others during their final year in Theatre Arts. The award was established in the belief that a lasting drama or art of any kind is all about caring and concern that touches upon what is universal rather than what is parochial, trendy or shallow. (Spring)

John F. Parker Scholarship for Theatre Arts is awarded to an Acting or Production student in the second or third term of the Studio 58 Theatre Arts program who demonstrates exceptional promise. (Fall)

Lloyd Nicholson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognize outstanding musical achievement in Theatre Arts-Studio 58.  The recipient must be a second or third-year Theatre Arts-Studio 58 student who demonstrates outstanding musical ability. (Spring)

Studio 58 Writing Award Studio 58 Writing Award recognizes students from the Diploma in Theatre Arts who show outstanding artistic potential in writing as reflected in projects completed in 2nd or 3rd term writing course, plays produced in Fourplay, or solo shows in development. (Spring)

The Glorian MacDewellis International Student Award recognizes international students enrolled in the Theatre Arts Diploma (Production or Acting). Applicants must have successfully completed their first year of studies in the program, are in 3, 4, 5 or 6th term, and have shown immense dedication, commitment, and growth within the program.(Fall/Spring)

Touchstone Theatre Scholarship honours students registered in the 2nd year of the Theatre Arts Program who have shown exceptional progress in their work. (Fall)

Women's Studies

Woman Elder in Action (WE*ACT) Award is awarded to a female student with demonstrated financial need and having completed or enrolled in at least two Women's Studies courses.  The student must be enrolled in 9 credits and completed an application form including a paragraph addressing how Woman’s Studies has impacted them. (Spring)