QAC Student Bursaries

Supporting the dreams of students

Kodie Trahan-Guay


QAC Student Bursaries

“What a year it has been!” Gabrielle Faith Edwards is studying in the Acting for Camera and Voice program at Seneca College and was the recipient of a Quinte Arts Council Bursary (QAC) in 2022. “It was such a big help for me financially with my studies. My first year was quite the learning and growing experience.” 

From learning skills such as dance, combat, emotional work, and on screen techniques, to being cast in a lead role in her first short film – ”my program also opened up so many opportunities for me outside of the classroom. I was able to start modeling for photography students, star in a short film and mini web series, broadcast and be a performer/dancer for different events. Most recently I was cast in two worldwide broadcast commercials that will be released this year! Thank you Quinte Arts Council for supporting my journey.” 

Each year, the QAC awards six bursaries to students graduating from secondary schools in the Quinte region who are studying the arts at a university or college. This year the QAC added a seventh bursary for a student pursuing dance. We thank the Parrott Foundation, Elaine A Small, Tipper Financial, Shawn Newman and our patrons for supporting this bursary program. The recipients are:

Chloe Burr graduated from Bayside Secondary School and will attend the OCAD University studying Photography.

Isaac Levy graduated from Centennial Secondary School and will be attending Carleton University for Architectural Design.

Lily Chapman graduated from Centennial Secondary School and will be continuing on to Queen’s University for a concurrent Bachelor’s of Music and Bachelor’s of Education.

Jake Harrison graduated from St. Paul Catholic Secondary School and will be attending Algonquin College to study Interactive Media Design.

Sophia Crawford-Kenney graduated from Centennial Secondary School and will be attending the University of Toronto/Sheridan College for Theatre and Drama Studies.

David Litke graduated from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute and will attend Sheridan College for Performing Arts with an ultimate goal of being in musical theatre.

The inaugural recipient of the Anita Binnie Award is Piper Orrick. Orrick most recently has been awarded the 2023 Sara Holton International Program scholarship to attend the Summer Intensive at the Royal Danish Ballet.

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