Scholarship

Together we can make anything.

The Makers High School Scholarship is built to provide the opportunity for as many creative students as possible to dream big, and believe in their ability to actualize those dreams through the support of Makers. We aim to create a partnership between two capable students and Makers Mentors to give students the basic skills to launch their creative career.

We are intent on encouraging a more diverse and equitable media landscape in Canada. In our first year, we partnered with Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, ON, awarding two graduating students with a scholarship valued at $5000 per student.

In 2022, graduating students will submit ideas for real projects they want to bring to life! We will again be awarding two students with the tools, support and guidance they need to help bring their vision to reality over the summer of 2022.

The goal is to pave a path for young, divergent perspectives in our industry by providing tools in which youth can discover the possibilities of a job in media. We hope to expand the initiative to other schools across Northern America with the help of future partners.

2021 Recipients

Major congrats to Archie Parameswaran and Khasha Amirthara
who joined us from Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute last season.

Archie (Archaky) Parameswaran
Archie (Archaky) Parameswaran
Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute
Khasha Amirthara
Khasha Amirthara
Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute

2021 Recipients

Major congrats to Archie Parameswaran and Khasha Amirthara
who joined us from Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute last season.

Archie (Archaky) Parameswaran
Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute
Archie (Archaky) Parameswaran
Khasha Amirthara
Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute
Khasha Amirthara

THE AWARDS

Four (4) students will be awarded the following:

  • A Mac laptop and an iPhone
  • 1 year access to Adobe Creative suite
  • A Makers headshot to be included on our website
  • $1,000 grant towards making your project
  • 2-month summer mentorship program with our producers (read more about the mentorship on the application page)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Display passion for media and have an interest in a career in a media profession (film, advertising, photography, writing and more)
  • Self-motivated and passionate about learning and storytelling
    Graduating senior in attendance at Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute (Scarborough, ON) or C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute (North York, ON)
  • Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Application submitted with all required deliverables by the application deadline of May 6th, 2022.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Student to fill out application form.
  • Pitch Us Your Project: Tell us about what you’d like to create with the tools, support and scholarship money. The pitch can be a TikTok video, short essay, photograph series, website, whatever you have at your disposal. We don’t mind the medium but we want to see your creativity and passion come through.

QUESTIONS?

Applicants are encouraged to email us at scholarship@makers.to with any questions that come up in the creation of their scholarship applications, if required. We will be hosting a virtual information session through your school, stay tuned for date and time announcements of this event. Sign up at scholarship@makers.to to receive updates or to submit a question for the committee.