Quinte Ballet School of Canada has helped talented young dancers achieve their dreams through special awards and bursaries thanks to many donors. A new Founders Scholarship was established in September 2020 to honour Founding Artistic Director Brian Scott and the many people who supported the establishment of the school nearly 50 years ago.
QBSC’s new Founders Scholarship will provide tuition support to students in the professional training program. Back in 1972, Founding Artistic Director Brian Scott created the path for Quinte Ballet School to grow into a cultural treasure – a school that welcomed students from the local area, from across Canada and many parts of the world. With the creation of this scholarship, we support the next generation of professional dancers, honour our Founding Artistic Director and the many people who supported the establishment of the school.
QBSC FINANCIAL BURSARY
Applications for financial assistance for QBSC students enrolled in the Professional Training Program are accepted before the end of July each year. Application forms and bursary conditions are available from the Assistant to the Artistic Director. Recipients are selected by the School’s Bursary Committee.
LEN STEPANICK BURSARY FOR BOYS
Established in 2015 to honour Len Stepanick, one of QBSC’s dedicated instructors, this bursary creates opportunity to support boys in their dance training. Recipients are selected by the Artistic Director in partnership with the School’s Bursary Committee.
HELEN KELLY AWARD
The Helen Kelly Award recognizes the achievements of students in their graduating year. Recipients are selected by the Artistic Director. Helen Kelly is a founding member of the Quinte Ballet Guild that helped to establish QBSC in 1972.
JONATHAN & DAWN MAU AWARDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Thanks to a generous donation from the Mau Family, the Jonathan & Dawn Mau Awards of Encouragement provide tuition support to selected students currently enrolled for at least one year in QBSC’s Professional Training Program. The award recipients are selected by the Artistic Director in partnership with the School’s Bursary Committee and announced in the Fall.
SARA HOLTON INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
To honour Sara Holton, a long-standing student of Quinte Ballet School, the Sara Holton International Program (SHIP) was established to enable a student(s) to attend the Royal Danish Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program in Copenhagen for 3 weeks in July. The scholarship of $2500 covers the cost of tuition and partial travel to Denmark. Sara’s grandfather, Dr. Rolfe Morrison, along with other family members and friends, donated funds to establish this scholarship in her memory. In partnership with the Sara Holton International Program Committee and Artistic Director selects the scholarship recipient. Applications are available through the Assistant to the Artistic Director in December.
Donations can be made at any time to these bursary and scholarship funds. Our appreciation to the many people who have made possible these special bursaries, scholarships and awards through their donations.