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.

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Applying for Scholarships and Bursaries – Financial Aid at Max the Mutt, 2017

The deadline to submit financial aid applications for the Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 academic year is as follows:

  • Year 1: Application deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Year 1: Review & notification of status: April 15, 2017
  • Years 2-3: Application deadline: April 28, 2017
  • Years 2-3: Review & notification of status: May 7, 2017
  • Year 4: Application deadline: May 15, 2017
  • Year 4: Review & notification of status: May 27, 2017

For Entering Canadian Students: The Sean Michael Stewart Memorial Scholarship

You must have already been reviewed and accepted into year one of a diploma program to apply for this scholarship! Accepted students will need to submit the following items to the admissions department in order to be considered: 

(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

Please Note: This aid is not available to international Students.

The New Canadians Scholarship

We are pleased to offer this scholarship annually to new Canadians. The scholarship is a full tuition grant based on talent, financial need, and character. To apply, you must have first had an application review and have been accepted into one of the diploma programs.

Requirements:
• Must  have resided in Canada for less than five years, and be waiting for  permanent resident status, have permanent resident status, or be a citizen.
• Must go through the application process and be accepted to Max the Mutt before  the scholarship application deadline.
• Must demonstrate financial need

New students will need to submit the following items to the admissions department in order to be considered:

(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.)

  • Evidence of your current status in Canada and the length of time you have resided here.
  •  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
For Students Entering Year 2 or Year 3 September 2017, open to all students, Canadian or International:
Bradley Mark Johnston Memorial Tuition Aid and Max the Mutt Bursary Grants 

Please note: These grants may range from $1000 to $4000 dollars, and may be a combination of the Bradley Mark Johnston award and the Max the Mutt Bursary grant.

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
  • Students completing year 1: A portfolio of work of your choosing.
  • Students completing year 2: A portfolio of work showing what you have achieved in subjects directly related to your major.
  • A link to your online portfolio, if available.
  • Life drawing sketchbook(s).
  • Two references from current instructors: For students entering year 3, at least one of these references should be from a professionals teaching a course related to employment skills (for CA students background painting, storyboarding and layout  courses are part of professional training, as well as Intro to Props & Objects, Intro to Environment Design and Advanced Environment Design & Painting in Photoshop).
  • 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
For Students Entering Year 4 in September 2017: Patricia Rose Christmas Memorial Scholarships

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.
  • Evidence of financial need: Copies of the Notice of Assessment for the previous tax year from both you and your parents.
  • One reference from an instructor of a course directly related to your diploma program:
    for animation students -animation, layout, or storyboarding instructor ; for concept art students – an environment, character design, or props instructor.
  • A reference from your Program Coordinator.
  • An expected budget for the school year including your anticipated monthly costs for rent, transportation, food and living expenses.
  • For Animation students: include a website url or other online addresses where we can view your work. You must include an animation demo-reel but should also include work from storyboard courses, layout courses, character design. This site can also include additional work from related courses such as Drawing for Animation.
  • For Concept Art students: include a website url where we can view both final and in progress work for Environment Design, Prop Design, Character Design. This site can include additional work from other related subjects.
  • A completed application form
    About the Sean Michael Stewart Memorial Scholarship 

    Sean was an early supporter of Max the Mutt who believed in the mission of  Career Colleges, was experienced in the field, graciously gave advice and counsel. His untimely passing affected all of us, and we established this scholarship in his memory. The Sean Michael Stewart Memorial Scholarship is for a Canadian student entering Year 1: this scholarship is renewable for Years 2 and 3 if the recipient retains good academic and professional standing.

About the Bradley Mark Johnston Memorial Tuition Aid

These scholarships are one year tuition awards for students entering Years 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, recognised by the Canada Revenue Agency, and tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Foundation by both individuals and companies.”
 

About Patricia Rose Christmas and the Memorial Scholarships for Year 4 Concept Art & Animation Program students

Patricia Rose Christmas acted as our Advisor and Publicist when Max the Mutt, a grass roots college, was in it’s infancy. She was very generous and supportive. She helped us find ways to introduce us to the world, and at that time, communicated how great the work was that our students were producing. She had all the qualities we all want to emulate: professionalism, generosity of spirit and great courage.

In memory of Patricia Rose Christmas, Max the Mutt established the Memorial scholarships to be awarded to two deserving students entering each of our 4 year Diploma Program, one for Animation and one for Concept Art. The scholarships are based on excellence, character and a financial need.


Max the Mutt Bursary Grants

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