Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Assistance

Max the Mutt offers many options for students who are unable to pay all or part of their tuition due to financial hardship. We are also able to provide contacts at financial institutions for a student line of credit.

The following financial assistance options are provided through the school:

Applying for Financial Aid at Max the Mutt

The deadline to submit financial aid applications for the Fall 2016 / Winter 2017 academic year is as follows:
• Year 1 Application deadline: April 8th, 2016
• Year 1 Review & notification of status: April 13th, 2016
• Years 2-4 Application deadline: April 8th, 2016
• Years 2-4 Review & notification of status: April 13th, 2016

For New Students

New students will need to submit the following items to the admissions department in order to be considered for one of our 1st-year scholarships:

Note: if you currently reside outside the Greater Toronto Area you may submit items electronically. Please ensure all image files are in JPG or PNG format in a single zipped file.

  • Entire package from your application review (additional items can be included).
  • One additional character reference.
  • An additional essay of no more than 1 page (about 300 words) outlining why you need financial assistance, and any special considerations that are relevant to your financial situation.
  • A link to your online portfolio, if available.
  • An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food and living expenses.
  • Evidence of financial need: copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year both you and your parents.
  • A completed application form

Please Note: This aid is Not Available to International Students.

For Returning Students

Returning Students will need to submit the following to the registrar’s office by the submission deadline:

  • An additional essay of no more than 1 page (about 300 words) outlining why you need financial assistance, and any special considerations that are relevant to your financial situation.
  • An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food and living expenses.
  • Portfolio of work of your choosing.
  • A link to your online portfolio, if available.
  • Life drawing sketchbook(s).
  • Two references from current instructors.
  • Evidence of financial need: copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year both you and your parents.
  • A completed application form

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries are awarded on a review of the student’s portfolio, their financial need, and the recommendations of their references.

The following scholarships are available:

Bradley Mark Johnston Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are one year tuition awards for students entering year 2 or 3 of a diploma program.

Bradley Mark Johnston was a graduate of Max the Mutt Animation School; a talented artist and animator, a kind, generous, compassionate and caring young man who was a loyal and loving son, brother and fiancé.

In honour of his unexpected passing, Brad’s family has established this foundation in his memory in remembrance of his generous desire to support aspiring young artists.

The mission of the Bradley Mark Johnston Educational Foundation is to assist deserving, talented young people by granting financial tuition assistance, thus enabling them to further their post-secondary education in Fine Arts and Animation, which they might not otherwise be able to pursue. The Foundation is a Registered Charity, recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency, and tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Foundation by both individuals and companies.

Requirements:
• Must go through the application process and be accepted to Max the Mutt
• Must demonstrate financial need.

New students will need to submit the following items to the admissions department in order to be considered for one of our 1st-year scholarships: Note: if you currently reside outside the Greater Toronto Area you may submit items electronically. Please ensure all image files are in JPG or PNG format in a single zipped file.

• Entire package from your application review (additional items can be included).
• One additional character reference.
• An additional essay of no more than 1-page (about 300 words) outlining why you need financial assistance, and any special considerations that are relevant to your financial situation.
• A link to your online portfolio, if available.
• An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food, and living expenses
• Evidence of financial need: copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year from both you and your parents.
• A completed application form (Download Link).

The New Canadian Scholarship

We are pleased to offer this scholarship annually to new Canadians in Canada. The scholarship is a full tuition grant based on talent, financial need and character. The student must complete the General Requirements associated with their program of interest. The student must also complete the Program Specific requirements and additional requirements outlined below:

Requirements:
• Must reside in Canada for less than five years
• Must go through the application process and be accepted to Max the Mutt
• Must demonstrate financial need

New students will need to submit the following items to the admissions department in order to be considered for one of our 1st-year scholarships:
(Note: if you currently reside outside the Greater Toronto Area you may submit items electronically. Please ensure all image files are in JPG or PNG format in a single zipped file.)

• Entire package from your application review (additional items can be included).
• One additional character reference
• An additional essay of no more than 1-page (about 300 words) outlining why you need financial assistance and any special considerations that are relevant to your financial situation
• A link to your online portfolio, if available
• An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food and living expenses
• Evidence of financial need: copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year from both you and your parents
• A completed application form (Download Link)

Please Note: This aid is only applicable to New Canadian Students Only.

The Patricia Rose Christmas Memorial Scholarship – Concept Art & Animation Programs

These scholarships offer financial assistance for students entering Year 4 of a diploma program. This scholarship is based on excellence in the students specialized diploma program and covers all tuition except the 1st $2500.

• Must have instructor character reference
• An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food, and living expenses
• Evidence of financial need: copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year from both you and your parents.
• A completed application form (Download Link).

Sean Michael Stewart Memorial Scholarship

We are pleased to offer this scholarship annually to Canadian full time students entering any diploma program. The scholarship is a full tuition grant based on talent, financial need and character and is renewable for Years 2 and 3 if the recipient maintains a good work ethic and professionalism.

Requirements:
• Must go through the application process and be accepted to Max the Mutt
• Must demonstrate financial need.

New students will need to submit the following items to the admissions department in order to be considered for one of our 1st-year scholarships: Note: if you currently reside outside the Greater Toronto Area you may submit items electronically. Please ensure all image files are in JPG or PNG format in a single zipped file.

• Entire package from your application review (additional items can be included).
• One additional character reference.
• An additional essay of no more than 1-page (about 300 words) outlining why you need financial assistance, and any special considerations that are relevant to your financial situation.
• A link to your online portfolio, if available.
• An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food, and living expenses
• Evidence of financial need: copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year from both you and your parents.
• A completed application form (Download Link).

Bursaries

Bursaries are one-year awards which take into consideration a student’s portfolio work and their financial need.

Deadline Dates:

The deadline to submit financial aid applications for the Fall 2015 / Winter 2016 academic year is as follows:
• Year 1 Application deadline: April 8th, 2016
• Year 1 Review & notification of status: April 13th, 2016
• Years 2-4 Application deadline: April 8th, 2016
• Years 2-4 Review & notification of status: April 13th, 2016