Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program

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2021 Student Assistance Awards Program Now Closed


2020 Student Assistance Awards Recipients

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

(Click on below graphic to download 2020 student recipient pictures)

CPP 2020 Student Assistance Awards Recipients

Muna Abdullahi – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Jean-Nicolas Blais – Quebec – Cineplex Entertainment
Julianna Bosa – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Adam Broomfield – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Jada Burrell – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Taija Chung – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Keerthana Elankeeran – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Christopher Gagnon – Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Hailey Gelinas – Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
Shalby Himes – Ontario – Gallery Cinemas
Katie Horbasenko – Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Parth Kakra – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Erin Keough – Newfoundland and Labrador – Cineplex Entertainment
Rejoice Laboriante – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Deanna Liao – Ontario – Extreme Reach
Renz Marvin Manuel – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Anica McKnight – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Rupinder Minhas – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Farah Mushtaha – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Ella Poynton – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Emily Que – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Emilee Schnobb – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Jordan Sheridan – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Ajilan Sivaloganathan – Ontario – Imagine Cinemas
Emma Wallwork – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment

In 2003 the Trustees approved awarding student assistance awards to students in need of financial assistance who are enrolled in full time studies. Each year the Trustees receive hundreds of applications from qualifying students requesting financial support durng their full-time studies. Students are asked to answer a number of questions in detail about their financial situation and provide an essay with a minimum word count telling the judges about themselves and explain how the assistance money would assist them, and how their life and education will benefit society.  The majority of the students who apply work in movie theatres across Canada.

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 this possible funding. Click Here to read 2021 full rules and regulations before you apply.

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

Apply Now for the 2021 Student Assistance Awards Program.