Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Fund

The Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Fund, launched in 1999, was established as an endowment fund with the Ontario Arts Foundation to provide financial assistance to young people from West Toronto wishing to pursue their education in the arts.

Scholarships are awarded to students attending designated arts education institutions.

The Province of Ontario through the Ontario Arts Foundation has matched all dollars raised through various fundraising initiatives. The total raised through contributions and matching funding from the OAC Foundation has reached almost $200,000. This endowment generates interest annually in perpetuity to be used for scholarships and awards.

All donations to the fund are tax receiptable and donors giving $2,500 or more can name the scholarship or award. If you are interested in learning more about our Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship Fund or in making a donation to support our young aspiring artists, please call us at 416-622-8731 or email

2007-2008 Stephen Staryk Scholarship in Violin recipient, Hannah Matthijsse.

Through this program, the following scholarships and awards have been established:

Earla Alexander Scholarship
Ontario College Of Art & Design

Humber Valley Art Club Award
Ontario College Of Art & Design

Jack B. Coutts Memorial Scholarship in Piano
Kingsway Conservatory Of Music

Steven Staryk Scholarship in Violin
Royal Conservatory Of Music

John & Gloria Cann Scholarship in Voice
Royal Conservatory Of Music

Gregorian Playhouse Award in Drama
Etobicoke School Of The Arts

Etobicoke Musical Productions Award in Musical Theatre
Etobicoke School Of The Arts

CIBC Award
Etobicoke School Of The Arts

Arts Etobicoke's Past Presidents' Award in Visual Art
Etobicoke School Of The Arts

RBC Financial Group Award in Music
Etobicoke School Of The Arts

Mary Smart Memorial Scholarship in Dance
Sean Boutilier Academy Of Dance

Elizabeth Borden Memorial Scholarship in Music
Humber College

Michael Iain Prentice Scholarship in Film, Television, Radio, Journalism or the Performing Arts
Richview Collegiate Institute

Christine McIvor Scholarship in Dance or Drama
North Albion Collegiate Institute

Bell Canada Award
North Albion Collegiate Institute

Kiwanis Club of the Kingsway
North Albion Collegiate Institute

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