Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology Awards

To be considered for any of the awards listed below students must be enrolled full-time in an Arts and Design Program and can apply by selecting Divisional Winter Awards application on the Student Profile through STU-VIEW during the Winter application window.

If you have any questions about individual awards or the application process, please contact us at awards@georgebrown.ca.

If you are interested in helping us expand our awards program, please contact the George Brown College Foundation.

School of Design

Dean's Award of Excellence

  • Be enrolled in an Arts (Fashion, Jewellery) program
  • Be in their graduating year
  • Demonstrate superior academic performance
  • GPA 3.5 and above
  • Active involvement in extra-curricular activities and leadership
  • Contribute to the learning environment

To apply:
Write a one page letter addressed to Dean Luigi Ferrara, detailing how you meet the award criteria listed above. Letters need to include your name, program, mailing address and student ID number at the top of the letter.
Submit your letter to the Fashion Studies, Administrative Office, Room C442, 160 Kendal Ave., Casa Loma campus Attention: Awards Applications –Dean’s Award.
The winner will be invited to their program Awards ceremony at end of semester. It is expected that the award recipient will attend the ceremony to accept their award and provide a thank you card to the donor.
Value: $1,000

Albina Skibicka Bursary  
Laurentian Technomedia Inc has donated funds for the establishment of the Albina Skibicka Bursary. The award is available to students in the G102 program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must have demonstrated excellence in magazine page layout

Canadian Rotographics Limited Scholarship
Canadian Rotographics Limited has donated funds for the establishment of Canadian Rotographics Limited Scholarship. The award is available to full-time and/or part-time students in the School of Design.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Demonstrates academic excellence with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Student is in their final year of study
  • Student shows an inspiring talent for Design but is at risk of dropping out due to personal or financial hardships

Christine Raissis Endowment
Christine Raissis has donated funds for the establishment of the Christine Raissis Endowment. This award is available to any registered George Brown College Student in Engineering Technologies or Computer Technologies who are involved in a research project.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must maintain a 3.0 Min GPA or higher
  • The student produces a reference letter from an instructor, College staff member or industry partner    
  • The student must display passion for their field of study

Francis Mak Memorial Scholarship  
Jonathan Gould has donated funds for the establishment of the Francis Mak Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to students in any design program in any year of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must be open to working with others
  • Student must demonstrate that they have overcome obstacles in the pursuit of higher education

George and Dorothy Dilworth Graphic Arts Scholarship  
Dennis Smith has donated funds for the establishment of the George and Dorothy Dilworth Graphic Arts Scholarship. The award is available to students in the Graphic Arts and Design programs in their second year of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate that they have high aptitude and scope for further development of technical aspects and conceptual skills needed to create high impact graphic arts and design.

School of Design Scholarship  
Jonathan Gould has donated funds for the establishment of the School of Design Scholarship. The award is available to students in the G102 program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must be open to working with others and have demonstrated that they have overcome obstacles in the pursuit of higher education.

Shelley Warsh Memorial Scholarship
Gary Hanrahan has donated funds for the establishment of Shelley Warsh Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to students in the G102 program, with the highest cumulative average in GRAF 1004, GRAF 1014, and GRAF 2026.
Value: $1,000

The Cundari Scholarship
The Cundari Group has donated funds for the establishment of The Cundari Scholarship. The award is available to students in any design program in any year of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • Student should be self-motivated and passionate about learning.

Umbra Award for Design Excellence  
Umbra has donated funds for the establishment of the Umbra Award for Design Excellence. The award is available to students in the G102 program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • The student must display financial need
  • The award will be presented to the top graphic design student based on creativity and design excellence.

The Van Raissis Award for Innovation
Christine Raissis has donated funds for the establishment of the Van Raissis Award for Innovation. The award is available to students involved in an applied research project in either the School of Engineering Technologies or the School of Computer Technologies.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • The student must display financial need
  • Letter of reference from an instructor, College staff member, or industry partner
  • The student has demonstrated a capacity and competence for innovation including a passion for technology and mathematics, as identified by an instructor or applied research team members

School of Fashion

Dean's Award of Excellence

  • Be enrolled in an Arts (Fashion, Jewellery) program
  • Be in their graduating year
  • Demonstrate superior academic performance
  • GPA 3.5 and above
  • Active involvement in extra-curricular activities and leadership
  • Contribute to the learning environment

To apply:
Write a one page letter addressed to Dean Luigi Ferrara, detailing how you meet the award criteria listed above. Letters need to include your name, program, mailing address and student ID number at the top of the letter.
Submit your letter to the Fashion Studies, Administrative Office, Room C442, 160 Kendal Ave., Casa Loma campus. Attention: Awards Applications –Dean’s Award.

The winner will be invited to their program Awards ceremony at end of semester. It is expected that the award recipient will attend the ceremony to accept their award and provide a thank you card to the donor.
Value: $1,000

Dr. Constantine Campaniaris Award for Excellence in Fashion Marketing
Constantine Campaniaris has donated funds for the establishment of the Dr. Constantine Campaniaris Award for Excellence in Fashion Marketing. This award is available to any registered George Brown College Student in Fashion (Centre for Arts, Design & IT) in any year of study for the following program(s): F102, F112
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must maintain a 3.0 Min GPA or higher
  • The student must display passion for their field of study
  • The student must be actively involved in the community (college and/or external)
  • The student must have the highest combined average in FASH2004 and FASH2008

Fashion Business Industry Award - 1st year  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Business Industry Award - 1st year. The award is available to students in the F112 program in their first year of study.

Fashion Business Industry Award - 2nd year  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Business Industry Award - 2nd year. The award is available to students in the F112 program in their second year of study.

Fashion Business Industry, First Year Student Achievement Award
  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Business Industry, First Year Student Achievement Award. The award is available to students in the F112 program in their first year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate the highest GPA in the first year.

Fashion Management First Year Student Achievement Award  
 The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Management First Year Student Achievement Award. The award is available to students in the F102 program in their first year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate the highest GPA in the first year.

Fashion Management Award - 2nd Year  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Management Award - 2nd Year. The award is available to students in the F102 program in their second year of study.

Fashion Techniques & Design Award - 1st year  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Techniques & Design Award - 1st year. The award is available to students in the F113 program in their first year of study.

Fashion Techniques & Design Award - 2nd year  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Fashion Techniques & Design Award - 2nd year. The award is available to students in the F113 program in their second year of study.

Frances Villano Fashion Award  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the Frances Villano Fashion Award. The award is available to students in the F102 program in their graduating year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate commitment to program, learning community, fellow students, and faculty endorsement.

International Fashion Management & Development Award  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the International Fashion Management & Development Award. The award is available to students in the F402 program in any year of study.

Joan Landy Memorial Leadership Award   
Sharon Snitman has donated funds for the establishment of the Joan Landy Memorial Leadership Award. The award is available to students in the School of Fashion studies in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate leadership qualities through various means such as volunteer community service.
  • The student must demonstrate a strong passion for the field of studies.

School of Fashion Scholarship
Anne Sardo has donated funds for the establishment of the School of Fashion Scholarship. This award is available to any registered George Brown College Student in Fashion (Centre for Arts, Design & IT) in any year of study for the following program(s): F102, F112, F113, F412, F414, and F415
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must maintain a 2.5 Min GPA or higher
  • The student must be a registered domestic student
  • The student must display passion for their field of study’
  • The student must be actively involved in the community (college and/or external)

Sharon Snitman Scholarship
Sharon Snitman has donated funds for the establishment of the Sharon Snitman Scholarship. This award is available to any registered George Brown College Student in Fashion (Centre for Arts, Design & IT) in any year of study for the following program(s): F112
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must maintain a 3.0 Min GPA or higher
  • The student must display passion for their field of study
  • The student must be actively involved in the community (college and/or external)

William Villano Fashion Award  
The Academic Department has donated funds for the establishment of the William Villano Fashion Award. The award is available to students in the F102 program in their graduating year of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must be a graduating student in F102 Fashion management with high GPA, demonstrating commitment to program, learning community, fellow students, and faculty endorsement.

Telio Scholarship
Telio has donated funds for the establishment of the Telio Scholarship. The award is available to a student in fashion design.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Graduating student (last year of the program)
  • You can develop a specific project or be part of a class curriculum
  • It must contain an aspect that links “design” to “business”. For example
  • How would you best market your garment?
  • What marketing strategies would you use to launch your product?
  • How do you establish a brand and what would it convey?
  • What kind of resources (material, human, financial) would you need to launch your collection
  • Etc.

School of Fashion Studies: Jewellery Arts

Dean's Award of Excellence

  • Be enrolled in an Arts (Fashion, Jewellery) program
  • Be in their graduating year
  • Demonstrate superior academic performance
  • GPA 3.5 and above
  • Active involvement in extra-curricular activities and leadership
  • Contribute to the learning environment

To apply:
Write a one page letter addressed to Dean Luigi Ferrara, detailing how you meet the award criteria listed above. Letters need to include your name, program, mailing address and student ID number at the top of the letter.
Submit your letter to the Fashion Studies, Administrative Office, Room C442, 160 Kendal Ave., Casa Loma campus. Attention: Awards Applications –Dean’s Award.
The winner will be invited to their program Awards ceremony at end of semester. It is expected that the award recipient will attend the ceremony to accept their award and provide a thank you card to the donor.
Value: $1,000

Birk's Award  
The Birk's Award is available to graduating students in the F110 program.
The award will be presented to a student whose work demonstrates a commitment to the pursuit of goldsmithing excellence.

Bob Willlie Award  
The Bob Willlie Award is available to students in the F114, F110 programs in their fourth semester (if enrolled in F114 or F110) or sixth semester (F114).
The award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in stone setting combined with general academic performance.

Canadian Gemmological Association Award
The Canadian Gemmological Association has donated fund for the establishment of Canadian Gemmological Association Award. It is available to students in the Gemmology Program (F105).
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Registered, full-time domestic and/or international student or;
  • Student is in their second semester of study
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continued studies and accreditation in the gemmology field
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater

Canadian Jewellers Association Award  
The Canadian Jewellers Association Award is available to students in the F114 program in their 4th semester of study.
The award recognizes 4th semester students in the Jewellery Arts program who have demonstrated an excellence in their commitment to the pursuit of goldsmithing.

Daniel Myerson Memorial Award
Myerson’s Limited has donated funds for the establishment of the Daniel Myerson Memorial Award. The award recognizes students enrolled in Jewellery Arts (F114) or Jewellery Methods (F110) Program.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:
• Student in his/her final semester
• Demonstrates strong gold fabrication skills
• Must submit design packages

Gambhir's Import Award for Excellence in Design  
Gambhir's Import has donated funds for the establishment of the Gambhir's Import Award for Excellence in Design. The award is available to students in the F114 program in their third year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate the best use of coloured stones or pearls.

Gambhir's Import Award for Academic Excellence  
Gambhir's Import has donated funds for the establishment of the Gambhir's Import Award for Academic Excellence. The award is available to students in the F114 program in their third year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate the highest CGPA through 5 semesters.

Gerstein & Bitters' Scholarship  
Marvin Gerstein has donated funds for the establishment of the Gerstein & Bitters' Scholarship. The award is available to students in all jewellery programs in their first year of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:
The student must demonstrate effort and perceived potential.

Gesswein Award  
The Gesswein Award is available to students in the F114, F110 programs in their fourth semester (if enrolled in F114 or F110) or sixth semester (F114).
The award recognizes a student that displays initiative in technical explorations in their work.

H. & M. Perrin Award  
The H. & M. Perrin Award is available to students in Jewelry diploma programs in their graduating year of study.
The award recognizes a student whose work demonstrates excellence in academic performance, achievement in their practical work, and community involvement and professionalism.

Jewlr Award
Jewlr Award is available to students enrolled in the Jewellery Methods (F110) program.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:
• A graduating student who is in his/her final semester
• Has a program cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Demonstrate the commitment and spirit of dedication to the jewellery manufacturing sector

Lacy & Company Award  
The Lacy &Company Award is available to students in all Jewellery Programs in their second semester year of study. The award recognizes students with a high GPA in their first semester.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Louis Frankian Diamond Jewellers Award  
The Louis Frankian Diamond Jewellers Award is available to students in the F114 program in their sixth semester of study.
The award will be presented to a student who has used diamonds creatively and appropriately in jewellery or design

Made You Look Entrepreneur Award  
The Made You Look Entrepreneur Award is available to students in the F114, F110 programs in their fourth semester (if enrolled in F114 or F110) or sixth semester (F114).
The award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated that their goal is to run a sustainable small business as a self-employed jewellery designer post-graduation. The application must include jewellery or photos of jewellery, a letter that explains why you believe you are the best recipient for the award, and an orientation with Sarah Hamsel at Made You Look.

Mejuri Jewellery Competition Award
Mejuri has donated funds for the establishment of the Mejuri Competition Award. The award recognizes students enrolled in Jewellery Arts (F114) program in his or her 4th semester of study. The award will be presented to student who has the winning submission of design packages to Mejuri production jewellery design competition.

Mika's Intention Scholarship  
Frederick Knittel has donated funds for the establishment of the Mika's Intention Scholarship. The award is available to students in any Jewelry program in any year of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • Student whose circumstances necessitate a second career

Platinum Unlimited Award  
The Platinum Unlimited Award is available to students in a Jewelry diploma programs in their graduating year of study.
The award will be presented to a student whose work demonstrates technical excellence.

Sarah & Arthur Frankel Gemsetting Award  
Sarah & Arthur Frankel Gemsetting Award is available to students in the F114, F110 programs in their fourth semester (if enrolled in F114 or F110) or sixth semester (F114).
The award will be presented to a graduating jewellery student whose work demonstrates excellence in gem setting.


School Of Media & Performing Arts


A.C. McDonell Memorial Scholarship  
The estate of A.C. McDonnell has donated funds for the establishment of the A.C. McDonell Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P100 program in all years of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need

Corus Entertainment's Theatre, Television & Film Scholarship
Corus Entertainment Inc. has donated funds for the establishment of the Corus Entertainment's Theatre, Television & Film Scholarship. This award is available to any registered George Brown College Student in Arts & Design (Theatre) in any year of study for the following program(s): P104
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need    

David Walden Memorial Scholarship  
Various donors have donated funds for the establishment of the David Walden Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P100 program in their second or third year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate that they have exceptional musical talent,
  • The student must demonstrate that they are self-motivated
  •  The student must demonstrate that they are passionate about learning, have an openness to learning from and working with others.

Deloitte & Touche Scholarship  
Deloitte & Touche has donated funds for the establishment of the Deloitte & Touche Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P100 program in all years of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need 

Esther Farlinger Theatre Scholarship 
Esther Farlinger has donated funds for the establishment of the Esther Farlinger Theatre Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P100 program in all years of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA Requirement of 3.0
  • The student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate a commitment and spirit of dedication to their area of study.

HSBC Scholarship  
HSBC Bank Canada has donated funds for the establishment of the HSBC Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P100 program in all years of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need

John Bannerman Memorial Bursary  
The John Bannerman Memorial Bursary is available to students in the School of Media and Performing Arts-Theatre Performance in their third year of study, who perform a vocal masque.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate determination and a genuine commitment to their training
  • Student must be ready to embrace all opportunities

MDC Partners Scholarship  
MDC Partners Inc. has donated funds for the establishment of the MDC Partners Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P100 program in all years of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need

Scotiabank Scholarship in the Faculty of Business and Creative Arts  
Scotiabank has donated funds for the establishment of the Scotiabank Scholarship in the Faculty of Business and Creative Arts. The award is available to students in the P104 program in all years of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need

Theatre Arts Fellowship Award
George Brown Seniors Association has donated funds for the establishment of the Theatre Arts Fellowship Award. The award is available to students in any program in the School of Media and Performing Arts in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must show high standard of performance within the academic year
  • Student must be a supportive presence to others in the program

Theatre School Scholarship  
Theatre School have donated funds for the establishment of the Theatre School Scholarship. The award is available to students in the P104 program in all years of study.
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must display financial need
  • Student must demonstrate excellence

Thomas White Memorial Bursary  
Ray Wares has donated funds for the establishment of the Thomas White Memorial Bursary. The award is available to students in the School of Media and Performing Arts-Theatre Performance in their third year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Show great promise to establish themselves as a professional actor based on their talent and work ethic

Timshel Challenge
An anonymous donor has donated funds for the establishment of the Timshel Challenge student to acknowledge a student who has embraced the training offered here at the school, through hard work. The award is available to students in any program in the School of Media and Performing Arts-Theatre Performance in their second year of study.


Scholarships, awards, and bursaries listed are subject to change without prior notice, and are subject to conditions as may be set down by the college and/or the donor of the award.

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