VanArts Offering 25 Full Tuition Scholarships to Ukrainian Refugees
UPDATE March 28, 2022: All 25 scholarships have been awarded, and applications are now closed. See here for more details.
VANCOUVER SUN – March 8, 2022: In response to the current crisis, VanArts hopes to give 25 refugees an opportunity to launch a career by offering 25 full tuition scholarships for any of VanArts’ 12-month programs, in fields such as animation, game design, visual effects and photography.
The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts is offering 25 full scholarships to refugees who have fled Ukraine following the recent invasion by Russia.
“As the Government of Canada works to fast-track Ukrainian refugees coming to Canada, the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) recognizes that education can make a positive difference in their lives,” read a statement issued by the school Tuesday.
In response to the current crisis, the school hopes to give 25 refugees a chance to launch a career by offering 25 full tuition scholarships for any of VanArts’ 12-month programs, in fields such as animation, game design, visual effects and photography.
Scholarship recipients can enrol in one-year diploma programs that begin as soon as March 14 and study online until they have relocated to Vancouver, though late admission will be permitted until April 4. The diploma programs include 2D character animation, 3D character animation, game art and design, professional photography, and visual effects for film and TV.
“Our school has an excellent reputation among local and international studios for the quality of our grads,” said VanArts president Alan Phillips. “It’s our desire to give this opportunity to Ukrainian refugees, and to provide training that will help them launch a creative and rewarding career in Canada.”
Those interested in applying for one of the 25 scholarships should contact VanArts’ admissions department at 1-604-682-2787 or email@example.com from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. An admissions advisor can walk the individual through the application process.
Vancouver Sun article posted by Stephanie Ip.