Jam Filled Entertainment’s Diversity in Animation Scholarship Program is back. The company is once again calling on animation students who identify as diverse from six leading Canadian post secondary institutions, to apply for its scholarship program. The Jam Filled Diversity in Animation Scholarship Program provides financial support and mentorship opportunities to promising second year animation students.
JAM FILLED ENTERTAINMENT’S DIVERSITY IN ANIMATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2022
Scholarship program aims to provide financial support and mentorship opportunities; Application period open until 1PM ET June 30, 2022 for students who identify as diverse from six leading Canadian institutions
OTTAWA, ON – April 6, 2022 – Jam Filled Entertainment, a Boat Rocker company, is once again calling on animation students who identify as diverse from six leading Canadian post secondary institutions, to apply for its scholarship program. The Jam Filled Diversity in Animation Scholarship Program provides financial support and mentorship opportunities to promising second year animation students.
Four individual scholarships will be available to students who identify as diverse and are entering the second year of an animation program at Algonquin College, Sheridan College, Seneca College, Nova Scotia Community College, Centennial College, and NSCAD University. Each scholarship is valued at $3,000 CAD per academic year and is renewable until the bachelor’s degree or diploma is obtained. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit an online application now by visiting www.jamfilled.com/news. The application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 1:00PM ET on June 30, 2022.
“We’re delighted to once again offer the Jam Filled Diversity in Animation scholarship program to help the next generation of animators thrive,” said Kyle MacDougall, Phil Lafrance, and Jamie Leclaire, founders of Jam Filled Entertainment. “After a successful inaugural year of the program, which saw students receive not only financial support, but also invaluable mentorship opportunities, we’re excited to help other talented animators pursue their studies in the craft we all love.”
Eligible applicants must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in an Animation Program at one of the six eligible institutions,
- Have successfully completed the first year of studies with intention of entering the second year,
- Be in good academic standing over the last two terms of available marks,
- Identify as diverse (special focus on ethno-racial and indigenous identities, gender and sexual identities, place of origin, age and ability).
“The Jam Filled Diversity in Animation program provides a tangible way of helping students with diverse backgrounds achieve their academic and professional goals in the animation industry and we’re incredibly proud to support this initiative,” said John Young, CEO, Boat Rocker Media.
The program is open to the first 100 submitted applications.
About Jam Filled Entertainment
Founded in 2008, Jam Filled Entertainment is a full-service digital animation studio headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with additional studios in Toronto and Halifax. Acquired by Boat Rocker in 2016, Jam Filled offers industry-leading animation from a team of over 600 skilled artists and animators. The studio has worked on numerous hit shows, including The Casagrandes (Nickelodeon), The Loud (Nickelodeon), Pinky Malinky (Netflix/Nickelodeon), A Tale Dark and Grimm (Netflix) Final Space (TBS), Thomas & Friends (Mattel Creative), Inside Job (Netflix) DC Super Hero Girls for Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network, and Dino Ranch (CBC, Disney Junior). For more information, please visit www.jamfilled.com.
About Boat Rocker
Boat Rocker (TSX: BRMI) is the home for creative visionaries. An independent, integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker’s purpose is to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices around the world, Boat Rocker’s creative and commercial capabilities include Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family television production, distribution, brand & franchise management, a world-class animation studio, and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. A selection of Boat Rocker’s projects include: Invasion (Apple TV+), Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, CTV Sci-Fi Channel), Dear… (Apple TV+), Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple TV+), The Next Step (BBC, Family Channel, CBC), Daniel Spellbound (Netflix), and Dino Ranch (Disney+, Disney Junior, CBC). For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com.
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