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SCHOLARSHIPS Avenues for Access

This scholarship is available to BIPOC Canadian students. Through providing scholarship funding to students from communities that are underrepresented in the Canadian entertainment industry, we aim to build crews that represent the diversity of the Canadian population.

Inclusion Inspires Innovation

CMU College of Makeup Art & Design, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada , is proud to announce the launch of the Avenues for Access Scholarship. With $100,000 earmarked for scholarship funding annually, our goal is to provide aspiring Canadian makeup artists from BIPOC communities with pathways into the film and television industry.

We believe that education is a critical lever to change the societal structures that perpetuate racial inequities. The Avenues for Access scholarship program is a key factor in CMU’s commitment to improving diversity within its walls as well as the Canadian film and television industry. For information about eligibility requirements and how to apply, see below. 

Eligibility requirements To receive a scholarship, students must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Identify as belonging to the BIPOC community
  • Have a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent
  • Participate in an interview with CMU College's scholarship committee
  • Be accepted into one of CMU College's diploma programs

Limited scholarships available. Scholarship funds up to $10,000 per student. Only those selected to receive a scholarship will be contacted.

Selection process

All applicants are evaluated based on their essay submission and personal interview. 

Scholarship Committee

Robert Weir,
Professional Hair & Makeup Artist


Professional Hair & Makeup Artist, Beauty Director, Writer and On-Air Personality

Cherie snow


Professional Makeup Artist, Member of IATSE 873, CMU Alumna

Deanna Cadette, Senior Vice President of CMU College of Makeup Art and Design.


Senior Vice President, CMU College

Ranelle Aquino


Student Services and Administration Manager, CMU College

Have some questions?

Contact our admissions team!
416-968-6739 x41
[email protected]