Charles and Mary MacLennan Bursary

The Charles and Mary MacLennan Bursary

Charles and Mary MacLennan Bursaries in Theatre are awarded to four students in their 3rd or 4th year of study towards a BA in Theatre with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The awards are based on artistic excellence in Theatre and financial need. The value of each award is $3,000.

To apply, students must:

1. apply to the Dalhousie university bursary program by October 15;

2. submit a letter to the Fountain School of Performing Arts Student Affairs Committee, describing a) their financial need for the bursary, and b) their commitment to and excellence in the field of Theatre. 

In your letter:

  • Make note of circumstances that demonstrate your financial need for the bursary.  Details of your Canada Student Loan must be included.  If you are ineligible for a Canada Student Loan but feel that you nevertheless have financial need, please give details to demonstrate your case.
  • Provide details demonstrating your pursuit of “artistic excellence.” For example, have you successfully performed or directed particularly challenging roles or plays?  Have your original plays been staged successfully for audiences? Have you successfully created a challenging costume, show design or construction?  Have you been invited to work at professional theatre companies over the summer?  And so on…

See Fall 2022 application details. Please submit your application letter to the FSPA Student Affairs Committee, via email to by OCTOBER 15.