About the Scholarship

The Slaight Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student with aspirations of excelling as a performer in the music industry. Currently, the award entitles the recipient to full tuition for either Metalworks Institute’s two-year Music Performance & Technology Advanced Diploma Program or Metalworks Institute’s two-year Music Performance Advanced Diploma Program. Other education-related costs, including textbooks, supplies, housing or any other fees associated with the program are not included.

Established in 2008, the Slaight Family Foundation is committed to making a difference. The Foundation supports projects related to health care, social service initiatives, the arts, at-risk youth as well as providing aid to disadvantaged countries. To date, the Slaight Family Foundation has supported over 75 projects within Canada and overseas, enabling health research and innovative advancements in health care, assisting with programs and services to improve the lives of at-risk youth, encouraging new works of art, providing bursaries and endowment for students in need of financial support to continue their studies and providing the basic necessities of life in developing countries.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Slaight Family Scholarship Award, an applicant must:

Citizenship Status

Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.


Have sincere enthusiasm, passion and ambition to succeed in the entertainment industry.

OSSD Status

Have an OSSD or equivalent

Application Status

Have been admitted to the Music Performance & Technology Program and passed a performance audition and an academic interview.

How to Apply

1. Complete Metalworks Institute's Application Part 1

2. Complete the Slaight Family Scholarship Application

3. Attach two letters from individuals in support of your application

4. Attach a short essay (maximum of 2 pages) on why you are interested in studying Music Performance & Technology or Music Performance at Metalworks Institute and how your studies will contribute to your future career

5. Submit your complete application package to scholarships@metalworksinstitute.com by July 15th