Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships available for VADA Students
VADA recognizes and rewards hardworking students’ effort

Financial Incentive for Hardworking Students

At VADA we understand financing your education can be difficult. Therefore we offer scholarship opportunities to help ease the financial burden for our students. Check out the available scholarships below, and contact VADA directly for Scholarship Applications at 604-633-1525.

VADA’s High School Scholarship Award (Domestic Students Only)

Students graduating in the current high school year are eligible to apply for up to $500 Scholarship Award.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Must be a Canadian, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant 
  • Graduating in the current high school year at the time of applying
  • Applicant must have completed at least (3) years of English in a Canadian High School 
  • Applicant must have completed at least (2) years of Acting, Drama or Theatre class during High School 

Application must be accompanied by:

  • Copy of Official Photo ID 
  • Copy of high school transcripts (Interim or Final)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Dramatic Arts Instructor or Career Counsellor
  • 250 Word Essay discussing:

a) Why would you like to study Acting for Film & TV? 

b) Why have you chosen Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA) to pursue your studies?

*Please Note:

  • All scholarship applications will be assessed by VADA’s Scholarship Committee. 
  • Scholarship awards may only be applied toward tuition for the full-time Dramatic Arts Program Diploma and may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash or credit.
  • Scholarship will be awarded once a candidate has successfully applied for and been accepted into the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA)
  • Scholarship awards up to $500 (CDN) will be awarded based upon the completion and content of all required scholarship requirements

Application Deadline: Application for scholarships must be received by August 1st of an applicant’s final year of high school.

Scholarship award is valid for (1) year from the date of issue

Scholarship Awards may not be used toward part-time study courses and may only be used toward VADA’s Full Time Dramatic Arts Program Diploma

 

Download Here: VADA High School Scholarship

 

VADA’s Domestic Scholarship Award 

Any domestic applicant who has graduated high school (or is over the age of 19 years old at the time of applying) is eligible to apply for up to $1,000 in Scholarship Award.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Must be a Canadian, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant 
  • No program application or fee is required to apply for scholarship.
  • All scholarship applications will be assessed by VADA’s Scholarship Committee.
  • Scholarship awards may only be applied toward tuition for the Dramatic Arts Program Diploma and may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash.
  • Scholarship will be awarded once a candidate has successfully applied for acceptance and paid the required 30% tuition downpayment for their program.
  • Scholarship awards of between $0 – $1,000 (CDN) will be awarded based upon the completion and content of all 4 required scholarship components (see below):

1. Completed Scholarship Application (with copy of photo ID attached)

2. Written Essay: 

  • Must be a minimum 500 words in length, written in English in a word document and received in a PDF format. Must include discussion on all of the following topics:

A) When did your interest in acting begin?

B) Have you studied acting in high school or post-secondary university or college?

C) What roles or productions have you been involved in?

D) What actors inspire you to pursue a career in acting? Why?

E) Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for or school?

F) How do you plan to manage the costs of tuition downpayment (30% of tuition), remaining tuition and living expenses while staying in Vancouver?

G) What are your career plans upon completing our Dramatic Arts Program Diploma? 

3. Copy of high school or post-secondary transcripts:

  • Includes transcripts from accredited high school/university/college.
  • Certification from other acting schools where training has been received also accepted.
  • Must be in English (or accompanied by official English translation).

4. Self-tape performing a monologue in English: 

  • Monologue selected may be of your own choosing, but must be in English.
  • A title card or explanation of where monologue is from should occur at the outset of the clip.
  • Monologue must last a minimum 2 minutes and maximum of 4 minutes in length.
  • A video camera, webcam or cell phone may be used to record monologue.
  • Video clip of monologue must be attached to email containing all other required documents.

Optional: Links to a demo reel or examples of your previous work

*Please note:

  • Scholarship award may not be used toward any part time studies programs
  • Scholarship award is valid for (1) year from the date of issue.
  • Scholarship may not be exchanged for cash and may only be used toward VADA’s Full Time Dramatic Arts Program Diploma

 

 

Download Here: VADA Domestic Scholarship Application

 

VADA’s International Scholarship Award 

Any international applicant who has graduated high school (or is over the age of 19 years old at the time of applying) is eligible to apply for up to $2,500 in Scholarship Award.

Eligibility Conditions

  • No program application or fee is required to apply for scholarship.
  • All scholarship applications will be assessed by VADA’s Scholarship Committee.
  • Scholarship awards may only be applied toward tuition for the Dramatic Arts Program Diploma and may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash.
  • Scholarship will be awarded once a candidate has successfully applied for acceptance and paid the required 50% tuition downpayment for their program.
  • Scholarship awards of between $0 – $2,500 (CDN) will be awarded based upon the completion and content of all 5 required scholarship components (see below):

1. Completed Scholarship Application (with copy of passport attached)

2. Written Essay: 

  • Must be a minimum 500 words in length, written in English in a word document and received in a PDF format. Must include discussion on all of the following topics:

A) When did your interest in acting begin?

B) Have you studied acting in high school or post-secondary university or college?

C) What roles or productions have you been involved in?

D) What actors inspire you to pursue a career in acting? Why?

E) Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for or school?

F) How do you plan to manage the costs of tuition downpayment (50% of tuition), remaining tuition and living expenses while staying in Vancouver?

G) What are your career plans upon completing our Dramatic Arts Program Diploma? 

3. English Proficiency Test Score: We accept only IELTS or TOEFL iBT

  • IELTS (minimum score 6.5 or higher)
  • TOEFL iBT (minimum score 79 or higher) 

4. Copy of high school or post-secondary transcripts:

  • Includes transcripts from accredited high school/university/college.
  • Certification from other acting schools where training has been received also accepted.
  • Must be in English (or accompanied by official English translation).

5. Self-tape performing a monologue in English: 

  • Monologue selected may be of your own choosing, but must be in English.
  • A title card or explanation of where monologue is from should occur at the outset of the clip.
  • Monologue must last a minimum 2 minutes and maximum of 4 minutes in length.
  • A video camera, webcam or cell phone may be used to record monologue.
  • Video clip of monologue must be attached to email containing all other required documents.

Optional: Links to a demo reel or examples of your previous work

*Please note:

  • Scholarship award may not be used toward any part time studies programs
  • Scholarship award is valid for (1) year from the date of issue.
  • Scholarship may not be exchanged for cash and may only be used toward VADA’s Full Time Dramatic Arts Program Diploma

 

 

Download Here: VADA International Scholarship

 

As a graduate of the full time DAP Program, and a current student in some part time classes, I would highly recommend Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts for all actors with all levels of experience! The teachers and coaches are great at helping you achieve your highest potential and always pushing you to go beyond what you think you are capable of. Coming directly out of high school I was lucky enough to have received a $500 scholarship. This kind of opportunity made it that much easier for me to pursue my career and attend the right school for me (I definitely suggest looking into this!).
Jewel Hand - VADA's High School Scholarship Recipient

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