PRINCE EDWARD AWARD
The Province of Manitoba established this award in 1991 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Edward to Manitoba. This prestigious award is given annually to one male and one female student who have demonstrated an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement and who are entering Levels V, VI or VII.
Recipients: Kira Hofmann & Brandon Lockhar
ARNOLD SPOHR SCHOLARSHIP
Established by the Board of Directors to recognize Mr. Spohr's many years with the RWB and the influence and inspiration he has given and continues to give. It is presented to two students annually.
Recipients: Hunter Loewen & Akanbi Babatunde
EVELYN HART SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Julia Jones-Whitehead
Established in 2006, the Douglas and Elizabeth MacEwan Scholarship Fund provides up to five years of continuous financial support for a student or students of potentially great talent who need assistance in order to complete their dance education. The first scholarships were awarded in 2007.
Recipients: Saeka Shirai & Dae Hee Lee
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA AWARD
The Royal Bank of Canada Award is presented annually to students who have demonstrated an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement. The recipients must be Canadian, with a priority given to students from rural areas.
Recipients: Katie Simpson, Erin Atkinson & Ryley Krauss
This scholarship was established by the Board of Directors in memory of Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Hey Farrally, founders of the RWB.
Recipient: Madeline Bez
ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Established and supported by the RWB Alumni Association, whose membership includes former dancers of the RWB Company. The scholarship was presented for the first time in 2008 and is now awarded annually.
Recipient: Madison Chisholm & Michel Lavoie
ANTONIO KLOCKOW MEMORIAL BURSARY
Antonio Klockow felt that his life had been greatly enriched because he had been able to study dance, something that was only possible for him because financial assistance was available. This bursary was established in his memory to ensure that other young artists may share his experience.
Recipient: Ryan Vetter
CANADIAN PACIFIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Canadian Pacific Scholarship is awarded annually to a Canadian student who has demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to the art of ballet.
Recipient: Seth Buckley
JULIA ARKOS MEMORIAL AWARD
Established by the RWB School in memory of Ms. Arkos' contributions to the School as a long-time teacher, this award is presented to a student who exemplifies the passion and talent of Ms. Arkos.
Recipient: Anna Benko
This award derives from the RWB's Endowment Scholarship Fund to which many hundreds of individuals have made gifts.
Recipients: Naomi Tanioka & Liam Saito
ESSO KIDS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
This award provides support for a talented young artist in their pursuit of excellence in the art of dance.
Recipient: Conrad Mueller
CRAIG MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Given by Craig Broadcasting annually to support a student in their studies at the RWB School.
Recipient: Jesse Petrie
INVESTORS GROUP PROFESSIONAL DIVISION FALL/WINTER SCHOLARSHIPS
Investors Group also provides several scholarships each year which support talented students during their fall/winter studies at the RWB School.
Recipients: Erin Atkinson, Katie Simpson, Samara Rittinger, Kelsey Miller & Callum Siltberg
INVESTORS GROUP PROFESSIONAL DIVISION SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year Investors Group generously provides up to 11 summer session scholarships, one in each province and territory. Recipients are from Summer Session 2012
Recipients: Martina Prefontaine, Etienne Rutkowski, Polly Guay, Meghan Carnegie, Tania Angelovski, Sydney Nantel, Sarah Fougere, Simpson Ross & Adrian Batt
JUANITA Y. ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
Juanita Alexander was a long time member and active supporter of the RWB Women's Committee and through them, of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. This scholarship was established in her memory by her family.
Recipient: Sarah Harris
ODETTE & ODILE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by a gift of the DeFehr Foundation. It is named after the principal characters in the great Russian classic, Swan Lake, in recognition of the pursuit of excellence undertaken by all students of ballet, and in honour of the DeFehr family's roots in Russia.
Recipient: Michaela Skuce
KALLY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Kally Kennedy was a passionate supporter of the RWB and the RWB School and helped found our Creative Movement program. Her estate has provided for an annual scholarship to a deserving student or students in our Teacher Training Program.
Recipient: Denise Belzile
DR. ALICE CHEATLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Cheatley has made a tremendous contribution to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School over many years as a board member, enthusiastic fund-raiser and staunch supporter. Dr. Cheatley is the recipient of the Order of Canada for her life-long commitment to the community.
Recipient: Regina Bertuzzi
JANE MCEVOY O'DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP
Jane McEvoy O'Donnell was a ballet lover who attended RWB performances regularly with her friends. A gift from her estate, with added donations from friends and family, was used to establish this scholarship in her memory.
Recipient: Conrad Mueller
Established by Daimler-Chrysler Canada, this scholarship is awarded to assist a talented student in their studies.
Recipient: Caelar Phillips
UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB PERFORMING ARTS BURSARY
This award is presented every year to a student studying in the performing arts who demonstrates talent, commitment and motivation.
Recipient: Tania Angelovski
DAVID PEREGRINE MEMORIAL AWARD
David Peregrine arrived at the RWB School in 1975 and had risen to the rank of Principal Dancer by the time of his death in 1989. This award was established by David Peregrine’s family in his memory and is given annually to a promising junior dancer.
Recipient: Brandon Lockhart
LEON & LORRAINE RUBIN SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Jin Ah Kim
UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB / DR. ALICE CHEATLEY BURSARY
Awarded to a Level I to Level IV student based on talent, commitment and motivation.
Recipient: Alexzandra Haggith-Sookachoff
PADDY STONE SCHOLARSHIP
Paddy Stone was one of the stars of the RWB from 1939 until 1946. This scholarship was established by his family to recognize his contribution to the RWB and the world of dance and awards students with a talent for choreography.
Recipient: Alex Fehr
MILLICENT ROCKWELL DONNELLY BURSARY
Millicent Donnelly had a life-long love affair with dance. She was an enthusiastic student of RWB founder Gweneth Lloyd and later held season tickets with her late sister, Audrey Rockwell. In her will, Ms. Rockwell created a bursary that would recognize her sister's love of dance.
Recipient: Michel Lavoie
DOREEN MACDONALD AWARD
Doreen Macdonald was a longtime Wardrobe Director at the RWB. After she retired she continued her association as a member of the RWB Alumni Association and volunteered weekly in the RWB's administrative offices. A provision in her will established this scholarship to be awarded annually to a student showing interest and talent in the field of design.
Recipient: Mary Grace Kalnay
RWB PROFESSIONAL DIVISION SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Noah Franck