Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD)

Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD)

March 12, 2014 09:00 ET

VCAD to Welcome High School Students at Art X on March 29, 2014

Workshop to help 2014 high school grads apply for up to $150,000 in scholarships this year

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 12, 2014) - With more than $150,000 in scholarships available to 2014 high school graduates, the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) of Vancouver wants to help applicants earn a scholarship at the Art X Portfolio Workshop on March 29, 2014.

Held at VCAD's downtown Vancouver campus, Art X offers attendees an opportunity to work on their applications for VCAD's 2014 High School Scholarship program and receive direction and feedback from the college's talented faculty. The workshop will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Check in time is 9:30am sharp.

"We believe the cost of an education shouldn't deter students from pursuing careers they're passionate about," said Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for VCAD. "Art X is the perfect place for students to put together the best application possible."

With more than 50 scholarships available this year - including up to one full-tuition scholarship - there are plenty of chances for high school students to earn financial support for their studies.

"It felt amazing [to receive a scholarship]," said Carlos Gonzaga, a 2013 High School Scholarship recipient. "It gave me the opportunity to attend VCAD and allowed me to focus on school work instead of financial issues."

The scholarship program is open to high school students who will graduate in 2014. Available awards include up to one full-tuition scholarship, up to four half-tuition scholarships and 50 partial scholarships. Applicants must submit a scholarship application package as well as an application to a VCAD program in Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, 3D Modeling Animation Art and Design, Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion, Game Development and Design or Mobile Game Design and Development.

Students can either complete and hand-in their application at Art X or can take the time to work on it and submit before the deadline of May 23, 2014. Official rules and regulations can be found at

For more information, call 1.800.370.6136, or RSVP online. You can also follow VCAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About VCAD

VCAD is an art and design school focused on inspiring creativity, where the instructors share the same commitment, desire and passion for art and design as the students. Diploma programs in Interior Design, 3D Modeling Animation Art & Design, Game Development and Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Mobile Game Design and Development, and Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion, have quarterly start dates to maximize flexibility for students. VCAD is also a passionate supporter of the arts within the community, offering bursaries, scholarships and awards to local organizations each year.

Contact Information

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