OTTAWA, ON – April 5, 2023 – Jam Filled Entertainment, a Boat Rocker company, is calling on animation students who identify as diverse from six leading Canadian post secondary institutions, to apply for its 2023 scholarship program. Now in its third year, the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program provides financial support and mentorship opportunities to four students who identify as diverse and are entering the second year of an animation program at:
- Algonquin College
- Sheridan College
- Seneca College
- Nova Scotia Community College
- Centennial College
- Durham College
Each scholarship is valued at $3,000 CAD per academic year and is renewable until the bachelor's degree or diploma is obtained. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit an online application now by visiting: https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/JamF_EN/. The application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 1:00PM ET on June 28, 2023.
“We’re pleased to officially open applications for the 2023 edition of the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program,” said Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire, founders of Jam Filled Entertainment. “This is an incredibly important initiative to us and provides tangible financial and mentoring support for the next generation of animators. We encourage all eligible students to apply today.”
Eligible applicants must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in an Animation Program at one of the six eligible institutions,
- Have successfully completed the first year of studies with intention of entering the second year,
- Be in good academic standing over the last two terms of available marks,
- Identify as diverse (special focus on ethno-racial and indigenous identities, gender and sexual identities, place of origin, age and ability).
“Boat Rocker is proud to once again support the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program, which has helped students with diverse backgrounds achieve their academic and professional goals in the animation industry,” said John Young, CEO, Boat Rocker Media. “We look forward to another year of strong applicants who share our collective passion for animation.”
The scholarship program is open to the first 100 submitted applications.
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