The ACTRA Alberta Gerrick Winston Memorial Scholarship Program was created in memory of member and ACTRA Alberta Vice President (South) Gerrick Winston to help ensure Alberta Performers have the ability to achieve their professional goals. Gerrick Winston

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 $2,000 per year, to Full Members to enhance their educational and/or professional standards in the industry. Eligible programs are those that assist the member in continuing to develop their career as a professional performer in Alberta or will assist the member to transition into another career within the Alberta Screen Industries.

Application Deadline: July 8th, 2021 at 5:00 pm

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.

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.

The program of study must begin within five 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 to a maximum of $10,000 on a lifetime.

To Apply:
The application form is available HERE.

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.

Submit application by email, please send to

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Branch Rep. Tina Alford (

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
ACTRA Alberta is pleased to announce the spring 2020 recipients of the Gerrick Winston Memorial Scholarship.
Friday, January 03, 2020
ACTRA Alberta is pleased to announce the winter 2020 recipients of the Gerrick Winston Memorial Scholarship.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
ACTRA Alberta is pleased to announce the summer 2019 recipients of the Gerrick Winston Memorial Scholarship.