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We have three dedicated scholarships available to potential Academy students. If you would like to support young artists in these or our other disciplines you can name a scholarship as a legacy or in honour of someone for whom it would be meaningful. We endeavour to connect the scholarship winners with the donors. 

Email us to support a talented young artist achieve their dreams, or call our development office at (902) 582-3842. 

Joseph Lappin Choreographic Scholarship

The Joseph Lappin Choreographic Scholarship is a memorial fund created to support young dancers as they develop their choreographic skills at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Choreographic Academy

Joseph Lappin had an immense respect for the arts. He was always willing to try something new, from painting miniatures, to drawing Celtic knots, to piano lessons, and even highland dancing. He believed that art needs to be pursued, practiced, and appreciated regardless of existing skill or talent, and so provided endless encouragement to others in their artistic endeavours. This support extended to institutions dedicated to artistic development, including the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and the work we do.

The development of art in thoughtful, meaningful ways was extremely important to him, and because of his teachings and actions, each of his children have learned the importance of art in their lives. His family is proud to honour his memory by providing the same support to the young artists of Nova Scotia pursuing creative development at Ross Creek that he showed in his daily life.
The scholarship will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the desire to develop their choreographic voice, the curiosity to learn more about the medium and exceptional potential as a choreographer.

The scholarship will be presented to two individuals who have presented work at Dance Nova Scotia’s Taking Steps to Fly and/or sent in a complete application form. The recipients will be announced by at Taking Steps to Fly in collaboration with Dance Nova Scotia.

Fill out your application here.

Phil Kudelka Theatre Scholarship

The Phil Kudelka Theatre Scholarship is a memorial fund created to support young actors as they develop their performing skills at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Theatre Academy 

Phil Kudelka served on the board of Directors for our organisation, and sent his children to our camps. He saw the value of the arts in a well-rounded citizen and especially connected with the theatre we develop here. 

His family is proud to honour his memory by providing the support to the young artists pursuing creative development at Ross Creek that he nurtured in himself. 

The scholarship will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the desire to develop their acting skills, the curiosity to learn more about the medium and exceptional potential as a performer with a desire to pursue it after high school.

The scholarship will be presented to one individual who has participated in the NS High School Drama Fest or other regional drama program, or who otherwise has shown a commitment to the art form, and/or sent in a complete application form. The recipients will be announced at the Nova Scotia High School Drama Fest in collaboration with Theatre Nova Scotia. 

Fill out your application here.

Al Whittle Film Scholarship

The Al Whittle Film Scholarship has been created to support young filmmakers as they develop their  skills at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Film Academy.

Al Whittle was a life long film buff who operated the Acadia Cinema in Wolfville for decades and who left a legacy to keep the love of film alive for future generations.

The full academy scholarship will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the desire to develop their film-making skills, the curiosity to learn more about the medium and exceptional potential, with a desire to pursue it after high school through a short film submitted to the WhitFlix Short Film Festival each spring.

We encourage students to submit an original film to the Whit Flix Festival as per our guidelines which will be announced shortly.  PLEASE DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS IN YOUR FILM.

Email us here  to get information about how to  submit your film for Whit Flix

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