Creative Arts Bursary 2024

Okanagan Screen Arts Society – Creative Arts Bursary 2024

• This application form is reserved for students attending schools in the North Okanagan that are not
under the umbrella of School District 22 (i.e. Vernon Christian School, PVSS/Armstrong, etc.)

• DO NOT USE THIS FORM if you attend a high school under the umbrella of SD22.
Please use the SD22 Scholarship & Bursary Program form at


The Okanagan Screen Arts Society (OSA), a non-profit society in Vernon, was founded in 2016. The OSA curates,
presents, and hosts multi-disciplinary arts and culture events at the historic Vernon Towne Theatre which has
been in operation as an arts venue since 1929.

OSA Mandates:

  • To preserve the historic Vernon Towne Theatre.
  • To bring Canadian and International Films to the community of Vernon.
  • To provide a live performance space which will give opportunities to local artists to share their
    compositions and talents at an affordable cost.
  • To provide bursaries annually to students pursuing education in the creative arts.
  • To contribute to the vitality of the downtown Vernon area.

One of the mandates of the OSA is to provide bursaries to assist students from the North Okanagan who are
pursuing a post-secondary education (certificate, diploma, or degree) at an accredited post-secondary institution
in the creative arts (Creative Writing; Digital Arts; Drama; Film Studies; Fine Arts; Music; Performing Arts; Theatre

The OSA Society Bursary Committee recognizes each applicant’s financial needs, academic achievement,
community involvement and volunteer work. Future goals and career interests, personal accomplishments, and
two letters of reference will be significant in the overall determination of the OSA Bursary recipients.

OSA Bursary Application Criteria

1. Applications are open to students with a permanent address in the North Okanagan who are entering or
pursuing a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree in the creative arts.
2. Proof of application, *acceptance and *proof of registration at an accredited post-secondary institution
in a creative arts certificate, diploma or degree program are required to receive the OSA bursary and
must be submitted with the bursary application. (*if not yet available please advise.)
3. Applicants must submit their official high school transcript (plus post-secondary transcript if applicable).
4. Applicants must submit two signed letters of reference with their application. References should not be
related to the applicant and are preferably former teachers, coaches, or counsellors/ advisors. The OSA
Bursary selection committee has the right to contact the references.
5. Download application form HERE and submit to no later than April 30, 2024.


Thank you very much.

Okanagan Screen Arts Bursary Committee