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Solstice Bursary

Registered Name: School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa

Business No: 827301672RR0001

Solstice Bursary

SPAO believes that diverse voices are crucial in establishing a better, more equitable arts community; those from marginalized communities and those experiencing financial hardship cannot be left behind. Financial instability disproportionately affects Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people, communities of colour, members of the Trans community and other marginalized people. As such, SPAO has created Solstice Bursaries prioritizing those in financial need from these traditionally marginalized groups.  The Solstice Bursary covers the cost of the second year of the Diploma Program tuition. SPAO recognizes that the word "marginalized" could mean many things to different communities. Those in financial need who also self-identify as marginalized are encouraged to apply.

Any application to our college diploma program, in which the applicant identifies as a marginalized person, will be considered for the Solstice Bursary. Applicants can indicate this information within the college diploma application.