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 answer a number of questions in detail and an essay with a minimun word count 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.

Click Here to View Canadian Picture Pioneeres Student Assistance Program Video

The 2018 application process is now CLOSED


Please share the above poster with anyone else who may qualify.  Click Here to Download

Click here for scholarship application form


Read the detailed Rules and Regulations before you apply.


Click Here to Read Rules and Regulations

Application deadline date: August 31, 2018 (midnight EST).

Awards will be announced after judging has been completed in the Fall of 2018.

Only successful applicants will be notified.


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


2017 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.

Clarisse Atwill, British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Susan Chipman, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Alexandria Culham, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Lauren Donovan, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Ikram Farah, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Julia Francisco, British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Christopher Gagnon, Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Erin Keough, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Selena Koenig, British Columbia – Landmark Cinemas
Saio Mansaray, Manitoba – Cineplex Entertainment
Alvin Masaba, Ontario – Imagine Cinemas
Reegan McCheyne, Manitoba – Landmark Cinemas
Michaela McKinnon, Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
Michael Mercieca, Ontario – Paramount Pictures
Shanice Norris, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Laura Nurse, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Katie O'Brien, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Tyler Phill, Manitoba – Cineplex Entertainment
Olivia Siciliano, Ontario – Landmark Cinemas
Kayla Soares, Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
Carina Thomas, Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Dylan Walsh, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Brelyn Whelan, Ontario – Landmark Cinemas
Moon Zhang, Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Alison Zimmer, Ontario – Mongrel Media