Scholarships 

As Scholarship Chair at the WAAC since 2013, I feel privileged being part of its historical Scholarship Program, started in 1948, in support of students in the studies of all the Arts at post-secondary educational institutions.

Opportunities which brought me in close contact with the schools we support, gave me an understanding of their highest levels of scholastic standards, resulting in equally high levels of achievement by the students.

Post secondary education of this quality is costly. This is where our support has the most impact and earns the greatest reward.

We take pride in our role as historic long time supporters of some of the great Canadian Artists, Karen Kain, Rex Harrington, Measha Brueggergosman and Jean Stilwell among others. We are equally proud of our current support of future stars, performers, educators, leaders and role models who are on the cusp of professional careers and, who will contribute to the greater good of the Arts community, as well as the community at large.

Nina Tschupikow
Scholarship Chair and Board Member

Women’s Art Association of Canada Scholarship Recipients, 2020-2021
Scholarships are funded by The Women’s Art Association of Canada and member donors. Recipients are chosen by Faculty member at each respective school. Scholarships are awarded for “Excellence”. All Scholarships are in the amount of $1500 each.


Ontario College of Art and Design University

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Mary Ella Dignam Scholarship, recipient TBA
  • The Woman’s Art Association of Canada / Barbara Mitchell Scholarship, recipient TBA

University of Toronto Faculty of Music

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Luella McCleary Scholarship, recipient Annika Telenius ( voice )
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Lynn & Robin Cumine Scholarship recipient Lydia Shan ( piano )

George Brown College Theatre Art School

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Jocelyn Shaw Scholarship, recipient TBA
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Anne and James Morison Scholarship, recipient TBA

Canada’s National Ballet School

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Maxine Goldberg Scholarship
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Astrid Stec Scholarship
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Mary Jane Cripps Scholarship
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Danielle Fraser Scholarship
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Nina Makowkin Tschupikow Scholarship

The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Virginia Bogle Scholarship, recipient Kebin Lee (flute)
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Nancy Roberts McCulloch Scholarship, recipient Alicia Ingalls (violin)
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Jill Maynard Scholarship, recipient Cecille Chow (piano)
  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Dale Butterill & Louis Szabo Scholarship, recipient Tilman Sandvoss (violin)

Sheridan College Art and Art History

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Helga Scott Scholarship, recipient Ethan Goldsmith

Ryerson University School of Image Arts

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Dixie Allen Scholarship, recipient Lin Duperron

WAAC Scholarship Donors

Dixie Allen
Barbara Bogle
Mary Jane Cripps
Danielle Fraser
Maxine Goldberg
Jill Maynard
Barbara Mitchell
Anne Morison
Astrid Stec
Nina Tschupikow


BIPOC High School Awards of $500 each


Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / The Broda Family Award recipient TBA, funded by Maggie Broda

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Joanne Nelson Award recipient Abrar Al Mouktaran, funded by Joanne Nelson

Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute

  • The Women’s Art Association of Canada / Stella Maris Award recipient Raisa Rahman, funded by Cal Lorimer