The GDC National Scholarship Awards are Canada’s pre-eminent educational awards founded in 2003, funded by Canada’s top design-related companies, and coordinated by the GDC. Since 1956 the GDC has been dedicated to improving graphic design standards and practice, in the workplace and in schools. The GDC National Scholarship Awards encourage and support students in taking their design education to a level that will better prepare them for professional practice.

Talented individuals from across Canada who are full-time students enrolled in a 2-, 3- or 4-year graphic design program, who are returning to continue their studies, and who are also Student Members of the GDC, SGDQ or RGD Ontario are invited to enter the GDC National Scholarship Awards Program.

Winners receive scholarship awards which are applied directly to their next year’s tuition fees. The winning students are profiled on the GDC national website, the national newsletter, and also receive prominent coverage in Applied Arts Magazine as well as other Canada design publications.

Local scholarship information:  Various GDC Chapters offer local scholarships. Contact the chapter in your region for information.

Alberta South
GDC Alberta South and ACAD Celebrate a Strong Relationship.  For more information please contact the GDC/AB South Education Chair, Elaine Prodor at