Boost-A-Student Fund Success

We are excited to announce that $128,000 was raised in donations and pledges for the Boost-A-Student Fund! 

Our original goal was to raise $100,000 to support urgent student welfare and success initiatives, but thanks to our incredible donors we surpassed the goal!  

This is good news for our students during a time of continued uncertainty. We are at the unfortunate one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted each and every one of us.

The money raised through Boost-A-Student is allowing us to quickly respond to urgent student needs such as:

  • Work Integrated Learning and research scholarships 
  • Entrance scholarships for new students to AUArts
  • Bursaries to further equitable access to our programs
  • Bursaries to support urgent or unexpected student need for course materials, art supplies, technology and remote learning equipment, tuition and fee assistance  

The Boost-A-Student Fund contributes directly to our mission as a diverse and inclusive community committed to leading education and research in creative practices. Our 1,200 student artists, craftspeople and designers are future members of an increasingly important creative economy.

Thank you to all. 

M. Carol Ryder, Chair, Board of Governors
Dr. Daniel Doz 

P.S. It is not too late to contribute to the Boost-A-Student Fund. Donations received before June 30, 2021, will go towards urgent student needs as a result of the pandemic!