Graduating Grade 12 Students from the Comox Valley planning to continue their education in the performing arts or entertainment fields are invited to apply for a Sid Williams Theatre Society (SWTS) Bursary. A minimum award of $500 per recipient will be given out each year – to be determined by the SWTS Bursary Committee.
Download 2013 Bursary Application
- Applicants must submit a completed SWTS Bursary Application Form to the Sid Williams Theatre Bursary Committee (which may be forwarded via the Applicant’s school) on or before April 15 (or the following Tuesday IF April 15 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday).
- Applicants must be graduating in the year of application from: G.P.Vanier Secondary School, Highland Secondary, Mark Isfeld Secondary, or North Island Distance Education. The SWTS Bursary Committee will consider applications submitted by Comox Valley residents graduating from another Grade 12 Equivalency Program (must be a program recognized by the Province of British Columbia), if all other award criteria are met.
- Applicants must be continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution in a field related to the performing arts or the entertainment industry (including film and video).
- Applicants may attach additional letters of reference as applicable.
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 hours in the SWTS volunteer program (or be registered to do so before the end of June in the year applying); and must attach a letter of reference from SWT staff (email is acceptable) in the area where time was volunteered (eg. SWTS Front of House Supervisor, SWTS Technical Director, SWTS Lounge Supervisor, SWTS Promotions Coordinator) OR
- Applicants must be investing a minimum of 2 hours per week (or minimum 60 hours per year) in formal training (i.e.class/tutor/instructor led) at a senior level in a performing art such as: band, voice, drama or dance; and must attach a letter of recommendation from their performing art teacher, choir director, band instructor, etc., and have performed in some capacity on the SWT stage (can include technical theatre activity).
Financial need, academic standing, and involvement in the performing-arts community in the Comox Valley are considered by the selection committee.
The Bursary Program receives additional support from the generous donations of individuals and businesses throughout each calendar year.