Scholarship Recipients

2019-2020 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 indesign.
Alexander Castro, Level 6, Olympia, WA (AWARDED AT FIRST STEPS 2019)

Millicent Rockwell Donnelly Bursary
Awarded annually to a junior student from Manitoba who demonstrates talent, professionalism and good work habits.
Adrian Ramirez, Level 2, Selkirk, MB

Paddy Stone Scholarship
Awarded annually at First Steps to a student who shows choreographic ability in the jazz, tap or musical theatre genre.
Lauren Voros, Level 6, Kelowna, BC (AWARDED AT FIRST STEPS 2019)

Shelley Shapiro Blum Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student with great potential.
Lauren Voros, Level 6, Steinbach, MB

RWB School Professional Division Scholarships
Awarded annually to talented students by RWB School artistic faculty at various international festivals and competitions.
Sophie DeGraff (YAGP) Maple Grove, MN
Chester Gould (YAGP) Vancouver, BC
Takeru Hatsushika (YAGP) Toyko, JPN
Natazia Head (YAGP)Oregon City, OR
Sakura Iwamoto (Japan Grand Prix) Hokkaido, JPN
Olivia Jalandoon (Surrey Festival of Dance) Richmond, BC
Corben Simpson (ADC/IBC) Hillsborough, NC
Tsukino Tanaka (YAGP) Osaka, JPN
Isabella Watkins (Surrey Festival of Dance) Richmond, BC

Leon & Lorraine Rubin Scholarship
Awarded annually.
Ben Despins, Level 3, Winnipeg, MB

David Peregrine Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a junior level male student.
Adrian Ramirez, Level 2, Selkirk, MB

University Women’s Club Performing Arts Bursary
Awarded annually.
Gabriel Belley, Level 3, Winnipeg, MB

Daimler-Chrysler Scholarship
Awarded annually to a talented student.
Cleighden Butler, Level 6, Ottawa, ON

Rene Highway Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a high level of commitment, motivation and a love of dance.
Aidan Vaudreuil, Level 4, Lower Sackville, NS

Jane McEvoy O’Donnell Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a commitment to the art of dance.
Marley Patterson, Level 4, Courtenay, BC

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.
Julianna Generoux, Level 7, Okotoks, ON

Kally Kennedy Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student in year 2 or 3 of the Teacher Training Program.
Hinano Ishikawa, TTP Year 3, Hokkaido, Japan

Nijinski Dance Scholarship
Awarded to students of Polish descent with a preference given to Manitoba students.
Niki Powell, Level 4, Winnipeg, MB

Odette & Odile Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
Taisi Tollasepp, Level 5, Toronto, ON

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.
Tess Pepetone, Level 5, Waterdown, 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.
Gracie Whyte (BC)
Campbell Iuliani (AB)
Caitlyn Fast (MB)
Logan Shaw (ON)
Alexandra Guerra (QC)
Maeve Brown (NS)
Naiya Istvanffy (NB)
Tihan Stapleton (PE)
Emily Pike (NL)

IG Wealth Management Financial Confidence Scholarship
Awarded annually to talented Canadian students.
Quintin Cianci, Level 7, Kirkland, QC
Logan Shaw, Level 3, Orleans, ON
Marley Patterson, Level 4, Courtenay, BC

Craig Music & Entertainment Scholarship
Awarded annually to a talented student.
Myles Mackesy, Level 6, Toronto, ON

ESSO Kids Award of Excellence Scholarship
Awarded annually to a talented student who demonstrates an exceptional level of commitment.
William Hrivnak, Level 6, Bowmanville, ON

Endowment Award
Awarded annually to a student from the RWB’s Endowment Scholarship Fund.
Karen Hagiwara, Level 4, Kanagaua, JPN
Takeru Hatsushika, Level 7, Toyko, JPN

Rose & Berel Sholom Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to talented, promising, junior female students from Canada.
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.
Julia Hockey, Level 6, Victoria, BC

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 5, Elkhorn, WI

Canadian Pacific Scholarship
Awarded annually to talented students who demonstrate an exceptional level of commitment and who live in Canada.
Olivia Kowalchuk, Level 6, Penhold, AB

RWB Alumni Scholarship
Awarded annually to two or more students.
Emma Curtis, Level 6, Brampton, ON
Akira Thornton , Level 5, Ottawa, ON
Quintin Cianci, Level 7, Kirkland, QC
Corson Kolynko, Level 6, Brooklin, ON
Josh Sinclair, Level 4, Winnipeg, MB

Founders Scholarship
Awarded annually to students entering Levels 5 to 7 who demonstrate talent, commitment and achievement in dance studies.
Myles Mackesy, Level 6, Toronto, ON

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 6, Brampton, ON
Gwendolyn Pritchett, Level 2, Charlottetown, PE
Isabella Watkins, Level 1, Richmond, BC
Rafe Perry, Level 4, Comox, BC
Jin Spence, 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 5, Regina, SK
Brooke Thomas, Aspirant, Abbotsford, BC

Evelyn Hart Scholarship
Awarded to a Canadian female student entering Level 5 to 7 who demonstrate talent and commitment to the art of dance.
Tayte Brown; Level 6, Vancouver, BC

Arnold Spohr Scholarship
Awarded annually to one male & one female student entering Levels 5 to 7 who demonstrate an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement.
Taisi Tollasepp, Level 5, Toronto, ON
Felix Jinga, Level 5, Windsor, 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.
Gillian Smith, Level 7, Kirkland, WA
Logan Savard, Level 7, Comox, BC

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