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Florence Simmons Memorial Awards for School of Performing Arts Students

Description: Florence Simmons passed away in June of 2014 in her 100th year. Florence grew up in Charlottetown and attended Prince of Wales College in the 1930s, graduating with honours at the age of 19. After graduation, Florence was employed by an insurance company, and then obtained work with the Bank of Nova Scotia in Charlottetown. She learned to play the piano as a young girl, and her creativity was also expressed through drawing, sketching, and painting. Given her love of the arts, Florence named the Holland College Foundation in her will, benefiting the College’s new performance hall, as well as student financial aid for students attending the School of Performing Arts.

Criteria: Full-time students entering first or second year of any School of Performing Arts program at Holland College are eligible to apply. Applications to include a completed Application Form (including the Financial Information section). Applicants to submit a short essay, no more than 250 words, as to why they are choosing to enrol in their SoPA program and what they intend to do after graduation. The award has a merit component which will be based on audition results (audition results are housed in the Registrar’s Office – you are not required to submit these with your application). The selection committee may also consider financial need. Applications will be reviewed by The Florence Simmons Memorial Fund Awards Selection Committee, appointed by the Registrar, which includes representation from the School of Performing Arts and the Holland College Foundation.

Applies to: Music Performance, Theatre Performance, Dance Performance, Performing Arts Foundation

Internal or External Amount Deadline Type
internal amounts ranging from $1,000 to full tuition July 15 entrance

Award details subject to change.