Clark McDougall Scholarship Program for Students:

Clark McDougall (1921-1980) was a well known St. Thomas artist who painted throughout Elgin County.  He remains one of the most significant contemporary artist in this region.  His work is part of many public and private collections across Canada.

In order to commemorate the life and artistic achievements of Clark McDougall and to encourage and support future generations of artists, a scholarship fund has been established in Clark McDougall's name by his family.  Each year two $1000 awards are presented to two graduating secondary school students from St. Thomas and Elgin County, who are pursuing visual or graphic arts at a post secondary level.



Two scholarships are awarded annually.

1.  $1000 for any graduating student entering a traditional post secondary fine arts program which includes studio courses in drawing and painting.

2.  $1000 for any graduating student entering any other post secondary visual arts program which includes arts, photography, design and architecture or 

     any other program deemed appropriate by the selection committee.



Applicants must have completed at least three years in a St. Thomas or Elgin County Secondary School.

Applicants must have been accepted to a first year fine arts or visual arts program at a post secondary institution.  The program may be at a college, university or a recognized art academy.  These scholarships may not be awarded more than once to any applicant.


Requirements for Application

.  Four (4) original works of art that reflect their area of study and career path for the selection committee to consider (these works must not be copies of another artist's, photographs or reproductions.

.  All works must be labeled on the back with the artist's name, title of work, date and medium.

.  A letter must accompany the submission of art work and include the following:

        the applicants career objectives

        indication of which scholarship the applicant is applying for

        social insurance number

.  A letter confirming acceptance and registration in  first year fine art or visual arts program at a post secondary institution.


Submission Deadline

Interested students can inquire with their guidance department for the requirements and submission guidelines.

Notification and Presentation of Award

The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, on behalf of the McDougall Family, will notify the successful applicants after the selection committee has made their decision.  The award will be presented to the successful applicants at their schools regular commencement/graduation ceremonies.  The award will be paid to the successful applicant by the Thames Valley District School Board or the London District Catholic School Board on behalf of the McDougall Family.  The monies forwarded for the scholarship are administered by the Thames Valley District School Board.


For more information please contact Sherri Howard, Educational and Event Coordinator  519 631.4040 


Please submit your application to:

Selection Committee - Clark McDougall Scholarships

C/O St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

301 Talbot Street,

St. Thomas, ON

N5P 1B5

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