Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship

By May 2022, a total of $289,000 has been granted to more than 100 students attending schools in Burnaby School District.

Initial funding for these scholarships, part of a ten-year program, was provided by Michael J. Fox to assist students in pursuing careers in the visual and performing arts. Funding is now managed by a committee which draws support from corporate and personal donations, grants, an internal foundation fund and operating revenue from the Theatre’s concession operations.

Scholarship applicants must be graduating at the end of the current school year and be enrolled in an arts course in a Burnaby secondary school. Applicants must demonstrate interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts discipline (e.g. dance, drama, music, visual arts, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts). Scholarship funds are to be used to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in an arts or arts-related area.

Awards are based on the strength of the application and evidence of financial need. The amount awarded to each individual may range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Applicants complete an application package (obtained through their school’s Student Services office) and submit to their school’s Scholarship Committee.

Lobby mural design by Axana Gaidacheva - 2006 recipient from Burnaby South Secondary School

Congratulations to the Michael J Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Recipients of 2022

The Michael J Fox Theatre Society Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Michael J Fox Theatre Scholarships for students in the Visual and Performing Arts in Burnaby.


Byrne Creek Secondary School
The Burnaby Firefighters & Michael J Fox Theatre Scholarship in Memory of Marilyn Codyre

Cellina Jane Balagbag

Cariboo Hill Secondary School

Keyaan Vegdani

Cariboo Hill Secondary School


Burnaby South Secondary School


Burnaby South Secondary School

Reese Magnayon

Bryne Creek Secondary School