Cover: 2019 Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award, awarded to Riel Kitson, University of Alberta, Alberta

National Scholarship Program 2020 Applications

Applications now closed.

The GDC Foundation is excited to announce our GDC National Scholarship Program for 2020.

Since 1956, the GDC has been dedicated to establishing professional standards and supporting design practice in the workplace and in schools.
This year we offer three scholarships:

  • $1000 GDC Foundation Ray Hrynkow Scholarship
  • $1000 GDC Foundation Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award
  • $500 GDC Foundation UX Design Scholarship

Information about each scholarship follows.

About the Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award
This national scholarship was created through a generous donation from Mark Rutledge CGD, to support an indigenous design student pursuing an education in graphic/communication design at a Canadian post-secondary college/university. This scholarship is established in honour of Mark’s mother, Cheryl Lynn, who was his support and inspiration and who passed away in 2016.

About the GDC Foundation UX Design Scholarship
This national scholarship is available for a promising visual or interactive design student in first to the third year who exhibits passion and proficiency in the area of experience design. This scholarship encourages students to take a user-centric approach to interactive design while exploring the design process in its many forms. The scholarship is donated by former GDC member, Ryan P. Senger.

About the GDC Foundation Ray Hrynkow Scholarship
This national scholarship is awarded to a third-year student in a Canadian four-year program whose submission has demonstrated a deep understanding of problem-solving through communication design. The Scholarship was created in honour of Ray Hrynkow, a respected Vancouver, BC design professional, teacher and GDC Fellow who passed away in 2012. It is supported by Casey Hrynkow FGDC and other donors. One step away from joining the professional ranks, the promise of the design talent in Canada is demonstrated by the recipient providing great design for social innovation and sustainability in a robust package with a strong rationale and supporting research.

Application Deadline May 1, 2020

You can find out more information and apply here.
To read about our 2019 GDC Scholarship winners click here.

For information regarding GDC scholarships or other education matters please contact: Aidan Rowe, GDC Education Chair

Want to give back to your community by establishing or supporting a scholarship to honour a designer, educator or company? Please contact: Peggy Cady, GDC Foundation Committee Chair.