The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program awarded three $7,000 CAD scholarships each year to students entering the final year of study toward Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with a focus or major in photography at select Canadian academic institutions. The Scholarships were awarded to students working in photography who have shown extraordinary potential throughout their undergraduate studies. Additionally, the home institutions of the winning students each received $1000 CAD honoraria.
For the 2016-17 academic year, our partner institutions were: OCAD University, University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University, Ryerson University, Concordia University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD), Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, University of Lethbridge, University of Toronto, York University, University of Guelph and University of British Columbia.
More than 100 students applied to the program, and each academic partner institution formed a jury of three faculty to review their students' submissions and selected one finalist for submission to the 2016-17 Scholarship Program Jury.
The three winners each received $7,000 CAD and a trip alongside a faculty member to Toronto in December 2017 to attend the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Winner Announcement Gala and meet the artists shortlisted for the Prize.