The Picture Pioneers Scholarship Fund can help

In 2003 the Trustees approved awarding scholarships to students in need of financial assistance who are enrolled in full time studies. Each year the Trustees receive hundreds of applications from students requesting support for their studies. Students are asked to write a 500 word essay telling the judging Trustees about themselves and explain how the scholarship money would benefit them, and how their life and education will benefit society.

Applications are accepted each year from eligible students who are 30 years or younger, enrolled in full-time post-secondary education and who currently works or has worked in the film industry for a minimum of 1 year, within the past 6 months, or you have a parent/grandparent who currently works or did work in the film industry for a minimum of 3 years, within the past 6 months (or is a retiree with 5 years of industry employment prior to retirement )are eligible to apply for the scholarship. See full rules and regulations on web site before you apply.

Contact the Canadian Picture Pioneer office for additional information regarding the Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Scholarship Program.

The 2017 application process is now CLOSED


Please pass this notice to anyone else who might benefit from the scholarship fund

Click here for scholarship form


Read the detailed Rules and Regulations before you apply.


Click Here to Read Rules and Regulations

Application deadline date: August 31, 2017 (midnight EST).

Awards will be announced after judging has been completed in the Fall of 2017.

Only successful applicants will be notified.


Note: This award is geared towards students in financial need.

2016 Canadian Picture Pioneers
Student Assistance Awards

The students listed below were selected last year to receive awards from the Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program.

Emily Adams, Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
David Cartwright, Ontario – Film.Ca
Christine Cervania, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Susan Chipman, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Breanne Cursley, Alberta – Cochrane Movie House
Francis Austin Diaz, Manitoba – Cineplex Entertainment
Ken DiTomaso, British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Jenn Dixon, Quebec – Cineplex Entertainment
Jennifer Fletcher, Ontario – Stratford Cinemas
Samantha Hann, Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Ryan Jamison, British Columbia – Landmark Cinemas
Rebecca Larkin, New Brunswick – Cineplex Entertainment
Deanna Liao, Ontario – Extreme Reach Canada
Mackenzie McCuaig, Ontario – Premier Operating
Jennifer Mercieca, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Kiera Moore, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Isidora Nedeljkovic, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Harlan Nemerofsky, Ontario – Imagine Cinemas Promenade
Reisa Palacios, British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Colleen Riordan, British Columbia – Landmark Cinemas
Jack Rogers, Ontario – Landmark Cinemas
Isabel Seminario, British Columbia – Hollywood 3 Cinemas
Olivia Siciliano, Ontario – Landmark Cinemas
Michelle Weiler, Ontario – Highland Cinemas
Petra Woods, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment