OTTAWA, ON – April 4, 2024 – 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 2024 scholarship program. Now in its fourth year, the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program provides financial support and mentorship opportunities to two 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: The application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 1pm ET on June 27, 2024.

“We’re proud to continue supporting the next generation of animators through our Diversity in Animation scholarship program,” said Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire, founders of Jam Filled Entertainment. “This initiative is very important to us and provides tangible financial and mentoring support to talented animators from across the country. 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 delighted to continue supporting the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program,” said John Young, CEO, Boat Rocker Media. “Since its inception, the program has provided meaningful financial and mentorship support to animation students across Canada who identify as diverse. We look forward to another year of stellar applicants.”

The scholarship program is open to the first 100 submitted applications.

Press Contact:Boat Rocker Media:
Matt Salvatore