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ACTRA Alberta Full Membership Scholarship Program

The ACTRA Alberta Member Scholarship Program helps to ensure Alberta Performers have the ability to achieve their professional goals.

Overview:

The Member Scholarship will contribute funding to Full Members in pursuit of educational and/or professional development.

ACTRA Alberta will award funding, to a maximum of $3,500 per year to Full Members to enhance their educational and/or professional standards in the industry. Eligible programs are those which assist the member in continuing to develop their careers, whether directly through actor training or training to further employment in the Alberta Screen Industries.

Spring Submission Deadline: January 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Eligibility:

Any FULL MEMBER, in good standing, who is a resident of Alberta and a member of the Alberta Branch for a minimum of six months, may apply for the scholarship.

In the case of members wishing to transition to a new career in the screen industries, priority will be awarded based on length of membership within ACTRA Alberta.

Further Information:

Only Canadian courses / workshops are eligible for scholarship funding.

Awards will be paid directly to the institution, school, or teacher providing the education and not directly to the applicant unless other arrangements are made.

If the applicant requires to travel and reside away from their normal residence, assistance MAY be awarded for travel and lodging, to a maximum of four hundred and fifty ($450) dollars for board and lodging and eight hundred ($800) dollars for return travel.

The program of study must begin within nine months of the application deadline. Scholarship funds will not be awarded for courses that are already complete.

In the event the member A) withdraws from the course before it begins or B) withdraws partway through before the course’s completion, the member will be responsible either for A) any monies not refunded to ACTRA by the institution or company or B) the assessed value of the remaining part of the course or courses not completed.

Upon completion of the program of study, the member will be required to provide written proof of completion.

Members may only apply once per ACTRA fiscal year (March to February).

To Apply:

The application form is available HERE and at the ACTRA Alberta office.

Supporting Information Required:

  • A Resume
  • A full description of the course of study
  • Proof of acceptance in the course
  • Tuition cost
  • A statement of any other financial assistance being awarded for the same course of study, including other bursaries or parental support
  • An essay of no more than six hundred (600) words or a video no longer than three minutes outlining the reasoning for making the application, personal objectives and why there is a financial need.

If applying for travel and lodging:

  • The location of the study program is required
  • Full details of costing including travel and lodging

If submitting by email, please send to alberta@actra.ca.

If submitting a hard copy, the application should be submitted directly to:

ACTRA Alberta
812, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2H 2K6

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