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2015 GDC National Scholarship Awards (Submissions Closed)

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GDC offers amazing scholarship and mentorship opportunities for students. Recipients receive scholarship awards that are applied directly to their tuition fees. Scholarship amounts range between $250 and $2,000. The winning students are profiled on the GDC national website, the national e-newsletter, and also receive prominent coverage in Canada’s national design media. Gain the recognition you deserve! 

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities to choose from:

  • Applied Arts Scholarship
    Any communication design project may be submitted!
  • Canada Type Scholarship
    An award for excellent type skills and love of typography! Each submission requires two projects.
  • GDC Foundation, Ray Hrynkow Scholarship
    For projects that show design thinking and that demonstrates any or all of the following: empathy, humanity, social responsibility, and sustainability.
  • GDC Foundation, Marc Brisbourne Scholarship
    Specifically for students in graduate programs.

2015 Mentorship Opportunity

GDC offers unique mentorship opportunities for 5 scholarship applicants who are GDC student members. Each mentor is a CGD certified member who will provide support to an emerging designer participating in the GDC national scholarship program. Mentors are leaders in their field and passionate about sharing their expertise and knowledge. Each of the mentors will review the scholarship submissions and choose a student to guide for a three month period.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time graphic/communication design program at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Must be returning to continue full-time studies in a graphic/communication design program at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Submissions must be current student work 

GDC National Scholarship Submission and Review Process:

Submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of professional CGD certified designers and educators appointed by the GDC National Executive 

Continue to check for updated information and begin thinking about your submission!

Submission deadline was May 19, 2015