Wallace Joyce Scholarship

Wallace Joyce Scholarship

The Wallace Joyce Scholarship is a $1,000 bursary created to support students from York Region pursuing their studies in an art or design-related field at a post-secondary level.

Mr. Wallace Joyce touched the lives of countless people in Markham. He was a champion of the arts and supported many organization throughout his life. The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham celebrates Wallace Joyce’s contribution through an award offered to any graduating high school student in York Region pursuing their studies in an art related field at a post-secondary level.


  • Graduating York Region high school student
  • Pursuing art or design-related studies at a post-secondary level


  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Selection of the applicant’s works
  • Letter documenting the applicant’s enrolment in an art/design college or university program
  • Statement written by the applicant explaining their art practice
  • Reference letter from one of the applicant’s art teacher/instructor
Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified in May 2023.

Past Recipients

2008: Dawn Kim, Unionville High School ($500)

2009: Kelly Eng, Unionville High School ($500)

2010: Deshi Deng, Unionville High School ($500)

2011: Sabrina Nazar, Unionville High School ($500)

2012: Shannon Eng, Unionville High School ($500)

2013-2015: Program under review.

2016: Hilary Romaniuk, St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School ($1000)

2017: Claire Heidinger, Unionville High School ($1000)

2018: Joshua Kim, Bayview Secondary School ($1000)

2019: Michelle Cheng, Bayview Secondary School ($1000)

2020: Grace Choi, Unionville High School ($1000)

2021: Rita ChenBayview Secondary School ($1000)

2022: Annie Feng, Bill Hogarth Secondary School ($1000)