Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
To support curricular and entrepreneurial perseverance of students and emerging glass artists, many scholarships, bursaries and awards are offered to Espace VERRE’s students and graduates.
The 25th Anniversary Scholarship
Every year, an anonymous foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship to a student registered for the college programme’s 4th semester, to motivate perseverance towards receiving their diploma. It allows the student to pay tuition fees, buy glass art tools and materials.
The Caisse de la culture Desjardins offers three annual bursaries of $1,000 each for Espace VERRE’s graduates starting their careers in the glass art field. The funding can be used to purchase equipment, tools, as well as cover some of the transitional Fusion program’s rental fees.
Edward Hayes and Svetlana Putintseva, glass art enthusiasts wishing to contribute to the Espace VERRE community, offer an annual $1, 500 bursary for a graduate wishing to enrol in a glass art workshop or training session in Canada or abroad.
This annual juried bursary permits its laureate the use of the Houdé-Mendel kiln for six months. The bursary was created, following François Houdé last wishes, in coalition with the Montreal glass collectors Mrs and Mr. Mendel, of supporting kiln working research and innovation
Created by glass artists Susan Edgerley and Donald Robertson, the Edgerley-Robertson Award is offered to an Espace VERRE graduate to encourage innovation, intuition, exploration, research, discovery and poetry for kiln and pate de verre work. The award allows the use of the Houdé-Mendel kiln for six months.