Scholarship Recipients

2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

The School provided $112,499.39 in scholarships in support of 35 students.

Doreen Macdonald Scholarship
Awarded annually at First Steps to a student who shows interest and talent in design
Sarah Snider, Aspirant, Barrie, ON (AWARDED AT FIRST STEPS 2018)

Millicent Rockwell Donnelly Bursary
Awarded annually to a junior student from Manitoba who demonstrates talent, professionalism and good work habits
Oscar Lavitt, Level 3, Winnipeg, MB

Paddy Stone Scholarship
Awarded annually at First Steps to a student who shows choreographic ability in the jazz, tap or musical theatre genre
Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Aspirant, Vernon, BC (AWARDED AT FIRST STEPS 2018)

Shelley Shapiro Blum Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student with great potential
Brooke Thomas, Level 7, Abbotsford, BC

RWB School Professional Division Scholarships
Awarded annually to talented students by RWB School artistic faculty at various international festivals and competitions
Shinichiro Ebe (Japan Grand Prix), Saitama, Japan
Takaya Kako (Japan Grand Prix), Aichi, Japan
Gillian Smith (YAGP), Level 6, Kirkland, WA
Hailey Chan (Surrey Festival of Dance), Richmond, BC
Natazia Head (YAGP, short-term study scholarship), Oregon, USA
Clara Vazanko (YAGP, short-term study scholarship), Spokane, WA

Leon & Lorraine Rubin Scholarship
Awarded annually
Takaya Kako, Level 7, Aichi, Japan

David Peregrine Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a junior level male student
Joshua Sinclair, Level 3, Winnipeg, MB

University Women’s Club Performing Arts Bursary
Awarded annually
Elisha Woo, Level 4, Winnipeg, MB

Daimler-Chrysler Scholarship
Awarded annually to a talented student
Shinichiro Ebe, Level 6, Saitama, Japan

Rene Highway Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a high level of commitment, motivation and a love of dance
Felix Jinga, Level 4, London, ON

Jane McEvoy O’Donnell Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a commitment to the art of dance
Julianna Generoux, Level 6, Okotoks, AB

Dr. Alice Cheatley Scholarship
Awarded annually to a Level 5 to 7 student who demonstrates a high level of commitment, and motivation, and a love of dance
Amber Gibson, Level 7, NSW, Australia

Kally Kennedy Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student in the Teacher Training Program
Hinano Ishikawa, TTP Year 2, Hokkaido, Japan

Nijinski Dance Scholarship
Awarded to students of Polish descent with a preference given to Manitoba students
Niki Powell, Level 3, Winnipeg, MB

Odette & Odile Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a committment to the pursuit of excellence
Gillian Smith, Level 6, Kirkland, WA

Juanita Y. Alexander Scholarship for Artistic Excellence
Awarded annually to a student entering Levels 5 to 7 who demonstrates an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement in dance studies
Emma Curtis, Level 5, Brampton, ON

IG Wealth Management Professional Division Summer Scholarship
Awarded annually to one talented Canadian student from each province and territory who has been accepted to Summer Session
Marley Patterson (BC); Eric Nimchuk (AB); Adrian Ramirez (MB);
Cleighden Butler (ON); Alexandra Guerra (QC); Jocelyn LeBlanc (NS);
Emily Côté (NB); Marius Lavoie (PE)

IG Wealth Management Fall/Winter Professional Division Scholarship
Awarded annually to talented Canadian students
Cleighden Butler, Level 6, Ottawa, ON
Julia Hockey, Level 5, Victoria, BC
Marley Patterson, Level 3, Courtenay, BC
Adrian Ramirez, Level 1, Steinbach, MB
Aidan Vaudreuil, Level 3, Lower Sackville, NS

Craig Music & Entertainment Scholarship
Awarded annually to a talented student
Connor Grant-Canseco, Level 5, Winnipeg, MB

ESSO Kids Award of Excellence Scholarship
Awarded annually to a talented student who demonstrates an exceptional level of commitment
Olivia Kowalchuk, Level 5, Penhold, AB

Endowment Award
Awarded annually to a student from the RWB’s Endowment Scholarship Fund
Eli McGowan, Level 4, Sioux Falls, SD

Rose & Berel Sholom Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a Canadian female student, born & raised in Winnipeg that demonstrates talent & promise.
Evelyn Little, Level 2, Winnipeg, MB
Olivia Koppanyi, Level 3, Winnipeg, MB

Julia Arkos Memorial Award
Awarded annually to a student who exemplifies the passion and talent of former RWB School Artistic Faculty member Julia Arkos
Henriette Hartl, Level 7, Queensland, Australia

ANR Pipeline Scholarship
Awarded to students who demonstrate an exceptional level of talent and commitment, and are from the Michigan or Wisconsin area
Timothy Gaulke, Level 4, Elkhorn, WI

Canadian Pacific Scholarship
Awarded annually to talented students who demonstrate an exceptional level of commitment and who live in Canada
Quintin Cianci, Level 6, Kirkland, QC

RWB Alumni Scholarship
Awarded annually to two or more students
Bridget Lee, Level 7, North Canton, OH
Logan Savard, Level 6, Comox, BC
Hannah Smith , Level 7, Winnipeg, MB

Founders Scholarship
Awarded annually to students entering Levels 5 to 7 who demonstrate talent, commitment and achievement in dance studies
Hannah Smith, Level 7, Winnipeg, MB

Royal Bank of Canada Award
Awarded annually to Canadian students who demonstrate an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement, with a preference given to students from rural areas
Emma Curtis, Level 5, Brampton, ON
Leila Hopkins, Level 3, Cambridge, ON
William Hrivnak, Level 5, Bowmanville, ON
Myles Mackesy, Level 5, Stoney Creek, ON
Kamryn Ross, Level 1, North Saanich, BC
Taisi Tollasepp, Level 4, Toronto, ON

Douglas & Elizabeth MacEwan Scholarship
Awarded for up to five years continuously to students demonstrating great talent and potential
Nathaniel Ritter-Magot, Level 4, Regina, SK
Sarah Snider, Aspirant, Barrie, ON

Evelyn Hart Scholarship
Awarded annually to a Canadian female student entering Level 5 to 7 who demonstrates talent and commitment to the art of dance
Tayte Brown; Level 5, Vancouver, BC

Arnold Spohr Scholarship
Awarded annually to one male & one female student entering Levels 5 to 7 who demonstrates an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement
Ana Mekvabishvili, Level 7, Batumi, Georgia
Ethan Ribeiro, Level 7, Kitchener, ON

Prince Edward Award
Awarded annually to one male and one female student entering Levels 5 to 7 who demonstrates an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement
Bridget Lee, Level 7, North Canton, OH
Logan Savard; Level 6, Comox, BC

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