Scholarships and bursaries2021-03-30T14:12:28-04:00

Scholarships & Bursaries

To support curricular and entrepreneurial perseverance of students and emerging glass artists, many scholarships and bursaries 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.

Faire la différence Foundation Bursaries

The Faire la différence Foundation 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.

Houdé-Mendel Bursary

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

Espace VERRE Bursary

This annual juried bursary enables its laureate to use the Houdé-Mendel kiln for six months. The bursary supports research and innovation in kiln working and pâte de verre, and shares the vision of the Houdé-Mendel Bursary.

Hayes-Putintseva Bursary

Edward Hayes and Svetlana Putintseva, glass art enthusiasts wishing to contribute to the Espace VERRE community, offer an annual $1,750 bursary for a graduate wishing to enrol in a glass art workshop or training session in Canada or abroad.