Four scholarship recipients from across Canada set to receive financial support and mentorship opportunities from leading animation studio; Three students to receive one-time bursaries   

OTTAWA, ON – September 14, 2022 - Jam Filled Entertainment, a Boat Rocker company, announced the recipients of its scholarship program focused on attracting students from diverse backgrounds to the animation industry. Now in its second year, the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation (JFDIA) scholarship program provides financial support and mentorship opportunities to promising second year animation program students.

The program, administered by Scholarship Partners Canada, a division of Universities Canada, on behalf of Jam Filled Entertainment, received many applications. After careful review, four individual scholarships valued at $3,000 CAD per academic year, and renewable until the bachelor’s degree or diploma is obtained, have been awarded to:

Scholarship Winners:

  • Sol Lym - Centennial College
  • Jodi Hanson - Seneca College
  • Grant Agwatu - Sheridan College
  • Yaffa Husseini - Algonquin College

In addition, Jam Filled announced that has awarded two one-time $300 bursary awards to two animation students from Algonquin College in Ottawa.

One-time $300 Bursary awards:

  • Polina Sysoieva - Algonquin College
  • Giovana Milanetto - Algonquin College

“Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program,” said Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire, founders of Jam Filled Entertainment. “The response to this initiative has been overwhelming and we truly appreciate every student who took time to apply for a scholarship this year. Based on the quality of applications we received, the future of the animation industry is bright.”

The Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program was launched last year for students who identify as diverse and were entering the second year of an animation program at Algonquin College, Sheridan College, Seneca College, or Nova Scotia Community College.