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Raymond Walters Visual Arts Award

Scholarships and Bursaries

Raymond Walters Visual Arts Award

This award has been created with donations made in Ray’s memory to the Foundation to assist youth in the arts.

E. Raymond Walters (1927-2020), known as Ray, belonged to a cohort of commercial artists, lithographers, and printers in Toronto who, inspired by the Group of Seven a generation earlier, escaped the city every year to sketch and paint rural Ontario.

As noted in his obituary, “Always artistic, Ray painted two murals which won prizes in the Toronto Exhibition, prompting his teacher to suggest he go to art school. His parents didn’t approve, saying he would only end up selling pencils on Yonge Street. He studied art at Northern Vocational School (now Northern Secondary) under artists Larry Panton and Leonard Brooks and went on to a long career in commercial art as co-founder and president of Art and Design Studios (ADS) Ltd. on Merton Street in Toronto, retiring in 1995.”

Ray also owned the Merton Gallery and ADS Film Productions and was a life member of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

Awarded to the Student with the best grade/work produced in Observational Landscape Drawing and Painting, who is enrolled in the Drawing and painting certificate course at Haliburton Campus

Student recipient is selected by School

Funded by The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation


Estimated Value

1 available in the Spring semester

Applying is Easy

Registered students with an active timetable are able to apply for all bursaries that are administered by the college though our single on-line bursary application.

By completing this application, you will be considered for all college-administered bursaries and scholarships for which you are eligible. To apply, log into myCampus (the student portal), and go to the Student Centre section. The Apply Now! button will open the on-line application as long as you have a valid SIN on file. If you do not have a valid SIN on file, you are required to provide proof of SIN (any government issued document with your name and SIN) and government issued photo-id at the Registrar's Office so your record may be updated. Please note that bursary applications will not be evaluated until after the application deadline date.

Financial Aid Contacts:


(705) 749-5530 ext. 1616

Claudia Byers
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1166

Debbie McEachern
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1669

Alannah Kennedy
Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 1176

Amy D’Silva
Frost Campus (Lindsay)

(705) 749-5530 ext. 3302

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