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Jumpstart Your Animation Education: Three Thrilling Scholarships Await

Mike Drach | May 16, 2023

Calling all would-be animators! Ready to sketch out your future career?

Here at TAAFI — as you darn well know — we're all about nurturing new talent and championing diversity in our vibrant community. That's why we're thrilled to announce these scholarship opportunities from the fine folks at Switch Entertainment, Spin Master and Jam Filled Entertainment.

Want to learn more? Read on, my aspirational friends:

Switch Entertainment: Switch VFX & Animation Entrance Scholarship
URL: https://www.switchent.com/scholarships/
Due date: June 1, 2023
Amount: $1,000 plus three 2-hour learning workshops with The Animation Lounge
Eligibility: Ontario residents accepted into a college animation program

Spin Master: Future of Play Scholarship Program
URL: https://www.spinmastercareers.com/global/be/scholarships
Due date: June 9, 2023
Amount: $12,500
Eligibility: Equity-seeking communities (BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, women)

Jam Filled Entertainment: Jam Filled Diversity in Animation Scholarship
URL: https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/JamF_EN/
Due date: No due date specified, but applicants must be entering their second year of studies in approved institutions (see below)
Amount: $3,000 per academic year
Eligibility: Individuals who identify as diverse (special focus on ethno-racial and indigenous identities, gender and sexual identities, place of origin, age and ability) enrolled in the following institutions and programs:

  • Sheridan College – Bachelor of Animation Program (4 years)

  • Algonquin College – Animation Program (3 Years)

  • Seneca College – Animation Program (3 Years)

  • Nova Scotia Community College – Digital Animation Program (2 Years)

  • Durham College - Animation - Digital Production (3 years)

  • Centennial College – Animation - 3D (2 years)


Remember, there's more to scholarships than just financial aid — they're stepping stones on your path to success, a chance to rub shoulders with industry pros, and a way to share your stories. So let the world see your talent and apply today!

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