High School Bursary Program
The Pearl Ellis Gallery began offering high school bursaries in 2007 in order to fulfill its educational goal as laid out in the Society's constitution. At that time 3 bursaries of $500.00 were given out, one to each of the high schools in the valley. The choice of who were to receive the bursaries were left up to the schools using the criteria laid out by the Society.
In 2011 it was decided that the bursaries be changed from three awards of $500.00 to two awards of $750.00 and the selection process would be done by the Society.
In recognition of the support received by the Town of Comox, one bursary is dedicated to a student graduating from School District 71 (Comox Valley) and immediately pursuing further education in the field of visual arts.
The second bursary is granted to any Grade 12 student within the boundaries of School District 71 (Comox Valley) similarly pursuing immediate further education in the visual arts.
Recipients are required to produce proof of enrollment in the post-secondary institution of their choice.
Applicants are expected to meet the criteria as described in the application form.