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Apply for a two-year full scholarship dedicated to the spirit of Miles.

Announcing the 2024 Scholarship Recipients

“As a dreamer from Lima, Peru, I’m truly humbled and honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship”.

Xiomara Velasquez

“I know that this scholarship will provide me with the hope and stepping stones needed to propel my career forward”.
Raquel Da Silva

About the Scholarship

The Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship is a 100% Tuition covered scholarship to one of the 2-year diploma Portfolio programs offered by Miami Ad School Toronto, developed in partnership with Broken Heart Love Affair and Lifelong Crush.

The deserving recipient will be a potential student who has persevered, endured, and ultimately, overcome their struggles. Because advertising is best crafted by people with diverse backgrounds. Even the challenging ones. 

If you thrive on creativity and storytelling, there may be a home for you in advertising! Take this opportunity to find out by applying to receive a full scholarship at the Miami School of Advertising (M.AD) Toronto.

This scholarship is in honour of Miles – a one-year-old boy from Muskoka who lost his battle to cancer in February of 2021. Miles remained positive, good-natured, and trusting, while inspiring those around him with his grit and grace. Miles is deeply missed by everyone who knew him, and his memory and legacy will continue live on in our hearts.

The chosen recipient of the Scholarship must have experienced significant trials in their life while demonstrating positivity and inspiring those around them- in short, they will possess many of the same qualities as Miles. This Scholarship is one of the many ways in which Miles’ legacy will continue to impact others.

Miles’ Story

Miles Philip Hammond was a one-year-old boy from Muskoka who lost his battle to cancer in February of 2021. Miles was a happy, smiley baby who brought immense joy to all who had the privilege of meeting him. Throughout his short life, Miles encountered significant challenges, including multiple rounds of chemotherapy and the amputation of his right foot. Despite this adversity, Miles remained positive, good-natured, and trusting, continually inspiring those around him with his grit and grace. Miles is deeply missed by everyone who knew him, and his memory and legacy will continue to have ripple effects in this world.

A Love Letter to First

First
First
First
Your first no chance
No way
No hope
To get your dream
Whatever that may be

Let no voice be louder than your own
No teacher
Friend or expert
Stop you from that
Thing
You must reach

Let no one tell you
Your dream
is too big or too small
It is yours
Hold tight
Follow it through
To get your first chance 

You
The ones that defy
With a smile
You Are special
Don’t let anyone be the first to tell you any other
Be the first
To get there
Wherever your dream is

In Memory of Miles Philip Hammond
The little warrior who made it to his first birthday

Eligibility & Information

2 Full Recipients

AD + CW Full Time Programs

Tuition Fees Covered 100%

Who is Eligible?

The Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship is for targeted towards domestic disadvantaged students who require financial assistance. 

When Can I Start?

The Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship is applicable to the Spring 2024 (April 8th) and Summer 2024 (July 8th) start dates at the school.

How do I Apply?

To start your scholarship application, fill out the form below.  Deadline to submit your application is February 20th, 2024. Reach out to admissions@adschool.ca for more info or questions.

Are There Additional Requirements ?

Yes, applicants must demonstrate proof of financial need, and complete the creative assignment submission, as well as complete an interview with the Hammond Family, if shortlisted.

2022 Recipients

Our recipients not only get tuition covered for the 2 year program at M.AD, they also receive guidance, mentorship and hands-on internships where they get to collaborate and work on real briefs for real clients. By placing these students at top-tier agencies in Toronto, they are embedded within the creative department as copywriters or art directors – learning what it’s truly like to work in the industry before even graduating.

Ben LeDrew

“The Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship was the difference in my pursuing a career in Advertising or not. Growing up in a small province and an even smaller town made for few creative opportunities to study and work in advertising. The costs of moving away from home, along with the cost of tuition, made for unbreakable barriers to a career in Advertising.”

Qudsiya Jabeen

“This scholarship had a tremendous impact on my life. However, this scholarship goes beyond the individual impact that it has had my life. I strongly believe it’s doing something much bigger.

I got such a warm welcome into the industry, exposure, access to mentorship and a supportive network. It opened so many doors for me. All these things go such a long way for emerging talent coming into a very tough industry.

I truly believe that there is a lot of equity deserving talent out there. And they aren’t exactly “hidden talent”. They are not hiding but rather waiting. Waiting for an opportunity, space to show up as they are and mentorship.”

2022 Recipients

Our recipients not only get tuition covered for the 2 year program at M.AD, they also receive guidance, mentorship and hands-on internships where they get to collaborate and work on real briefs for real clients. By placing these students at top-tier agencies in Toronto, they are embedded within the creative department as copywriters or art directors – learning what it’s truly like to work in the industry before even graduating.

“The Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship was the difference in my pursuing a career in Advertising or not. Growing up in a small province and an even smaller town made for few creative opportunities to study and work in advertising. The costs of moving away from home, along with the cost of tuition, made for unbreakable barriers to a career in Advertising.”

Ben LeDrew

2022 Recipient

“This scholarship had a tremendous impact on my life. However, this scholarship goes beyond the individual impact that it has had my life. I strongly believe it’s doing something much bigger.

I got such a warm welcome into the industry, exposure, access to mentorship and a supportive network. It opened so many doors for me. All these things go such a long way for emerging talent coming into a very tough industry.

I truly believe that there is a lot of equity deserving talent out there. And they aren’t exactly “hidden talent”. They are not hiding but rather waiting. Waiting for an opportunity, space to show up as they are and mentorship.”

Qudsiya Jabeen

2022 Recipient

Eligible Programs

Art Direction

2-Year Portfolio Program | Full Time | Four Interships | Online or Hybrid

Copywriting

2-Year Portfolio Program | Full Time | Four Interships | Online or Hybrid

Apply for the Scholarship by Downloading Application Package

In the Package you will find:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • More Eligibility Requirements
  • Creative Assignments
  • Application Forms

FAQ’s & More Info

When Can I Start?

The Miles Philip Hammond Scholarship is applicable to the Spring 2024 (April 8th – June 14th) and Summer 2024 (July 8th – September 13th) start dates at the M.AD Toronto school.

Do I Need Any Pre-Existing Credentials (Courses, Certifications)?

No, you don’t need any pre-existing credentials. You must however apply with M.AD Toronto for either Art Direction & Copywriting for the April 2024 or July 2024 cohort.

Can I Postpone My Start Date?

No, students are required to commit to starting either on April 8th, 2024, or July 8th, 2024.

Do I Have To Be In Canada To Be Eligible?

No, you don’t have to physically be in Canada. However, you must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible for this scholarship. 

Is There An Age Requirement?

There is no age requirement for the scholarship, however to be considered for admissions to M.AD Toronto, you must be 16 or older. 

Are There Additional Requirements?

Yes, applicants may be required to prove the validity of their application by providing financial statements or other additional requested evidence.

Will My Flight + Accommodations Be Covered?

Only the tuition for the full-time program of your choice at M.AD Toronto is covered. Selected Winners are responsible for their own laptop, accommodations, flights, meals, etc.

Do I Need An Undergraduate Degree or Post Graduate Education To Be Eligible?

No, a previous undergraduate degree or post-graduate experience are not mandatory to be eligible for one of our full-time programs.

Are The Programs Virtual Or In-Person?

Selected winners will have the option of online education or in-person classes.

Do I Pay An Application Fee To Apply To M.AD Toronto?

To apply for the scholarship, you are not required to pay initial application fees to M.AD Toronto. But you will only be accepted without admission fees if you are a selected recipient of the scholarship.

I Took A Single Class at M.AD Toronto, But I Was Never A Full time Student, Do I Qualify?

Yes, but only if you have taken less than 4 single classes at M.AD Toronto. 

Can I Include Photos In My Essay Submission?

Yes, photos are accepted and encouraged. Remember to be creative.

Do I Have To Be Accepted Into A Full-Time Program While Applying To The Scholarship?

No, but to be eligible to compete for this scholarship you must apply to M.AD Toronto through www.miamiadschool.ca/apply or your scholarship application will not be considered.

Do I Have To Demonstrate Creativity During The Interview?

A passion for creativity is required for this program, but we encourage you to showcase your personality and positive attitude during the interview. Our intention is to get to get to know you better. Just be yourself!

Will All Applicants Get To Be Interviewed?

No, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. More information will be provided in the invitation.

Can I Transfer This Scholarship To Any Other M.AD School Location?

No, this is only valid for M.AD Toronto. Please reach out to other campuses separately to inquire on available scholarships for their specific campus. 

Will I Be Disqualified If My Video Submission Is Over 5 Minutes?

No, however any content that goes past the 5-min time mark may not be considered.

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