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The Jahmil French Legacy Scholarship

This Scholarship is offered in memory of Jahmil French.  An Alumni and friend to Armstrong Acting Studios, Jahmil was an artist of extraordinary ability who left behind a body of inspiring work that reflected his commitment to excellence in all arenas of his professional life.  When Jahmil was not working, he was training - invested in his development by pushing boundaries, exploring emotional depth and range, and challenging himself with the unfamiliar.  


The Jahmil French Legacy Scholarship is intended for any Armstrong Acting Studios actor demonstrating extraordinary ability and who is in need of financial support on their journey.  This scholarship is an annual award that will be applied to skill level appropriate classes* at Armstrong Acting Studios. The scholarship will be applied to class beginning the Winter Term of the following calendar year with potential extension throughout the Summer and Fall Terms.


  • Demonstrate extraordinary artistic talent + promise.

  • Based in Toronto.

  • Be a current or upcoming AAS student in good standing**.


  • Letter of intent (e.g. explaining your artistic goals and aspirations, how training at AAS will help you achieve your goals, why you need the scholarship and how you intend to use it, etc.) 

  • Headshot or recent photograph

  • Resume (if available)

  • OPTIONAL: Self tape of a monologue of candidate's choice (60-120 seconds)


  • DECEMBER 15TH of current calendar year

Submissions for The Jahmil French Scholarship 2023 are currently closed.

* The Custom Demo Reel Class is excluded from scholarship application.

**Good standing: not being subjected to any form of suspension or disciplinary action and having complied with any explicit obligations.

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The Girls With Grit Scholarship

Once a year the Girls With Grit Foundation gives an opportunity to young women all around Toronto and the GTA to apply for a 3 term (1 year) scholarship at Armstrong Acting Studios. In addition to the scholarship, there is a mentorship meeting at the conclusion of each term with the Foundation’s Director to check-in on your progress and artistic endeavours.


  • Passionate about the arts

  • Able to travel to Armstrong Acting Studios. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 online option is also acceptable

  • Demonstrate determination and excitement toward the craft

  • Want to inspire change in the community

  • Require financial support to enroll in class

  • Must fit into two streams: YOUTH (Age 13-18) or ADULT (Age 19-35)

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