Scholarship from The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America designed to support George Brown College fashion students overseas

Freeman Company staff hold a cheque
Photo: Michelle McCarthy, Paul Yuille, John Welch, Ken Foxtrot, Ishrani Jaikaran, Jess Gill, Paul McClure, Rosa Fracassa, Carmel Drumgoole, Cindy Gouveia and Gerard Ezinwoke.

The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America has committed $15,000 to support George Brown College students enrolled in the Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology, School of Fashion Studies.

The Scholarship, known as the The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America Scholarship will be awarded to one student each year for the next three years in the amount of $5,000. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in their last semester at the GBC School of Fashion studies and be accepted to attend a university in the United Kingdom to continue their studies abroad. Chosen students will exhibit a commitment and dedication to their area of professional study.

At the cheque presentation event on March 20th at George Brown’s Casa Loma campus, staff and faculty joined with members of The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America to celebrate. The Chair and Trustee of the Honourable Company of Freemen, John Welch presented this cheque and noted the importance of supporting students. “We look to continue our charitable activities with George Brown College through its association with the University of the Arts in so far as expertise in the fashion arts today is reminiscent of the work of some Livery companies similar in origins and activities. I and my Court colleagues are excited about this association with George Brown College, working together to assist a worthy student to achieve their career aspirations,” said Welch.

In attendance at the event from the Honourable Company of Freemen group was Master of the Court, Ishrani Jaikaran and Trustees, Michele McCarthy, Gerard Ezinwoke, Ken Foxcroft and Welch. In attendance from George Brown College was Cindy Gouveia, President of the George Brown College Foundation; Rosa Fracassa, Acting Chair of the School of Fashion; Paul McClure, Professor from the GBC School of Jewelry and Carmel Drumgoole, Senior Development Officer at the George Brown College Foundation. Also in attendance was Paul Yuille, Director of International at the London College of Fashion and Jess Gill, Regional Manager of Eastern Canada at London College of Fashion.

“As we celebrate the College’s 50th anniversary, we are proud to have partners like The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America who support our students. They share historical knowledge and insight and show our students the importance of respecting principle and commitment,” said Gouveia.

How to Apply for the The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America Scholarship

Students who wish to apply for this award must complete an application on STU-VIEW. More information, including deadlines and instructions, is available on the Awards and Scholarships page.