The NABS ACAD Bursary

The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) is pleased to provide a bursary fund to ACAD. NABS is a national charity in Canada set up to provide assistance to people in the marketing and communications industry who may need assistance due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties. NABS is supported 100% by industry and has chapters in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec who provide services in all Provinces.

Hosting the Cannes Reel at the ACAD facility is a great opportunity to bring awareness to students of an industry charity they most likely will be employed in. For more information on NABS, please contact Loraine Brown, NABS West, Regional Director at 604.580.8036 or email

For more information and to apply to this scholarship please visit the ACAD website here.

Ruth Hancock Scholarship

Ruth Hancock was universally admired in the Canadian broadcasting industry for her diligence, her enthusiasm, her fair-minded approach and her willingness to help others personally and professionally.

For 12 years she was manager of the Toronto office of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and executive secretary of both the Broadcast Executives Society and the Central Canada Broadcasters’ Association.

In 1973, Ruth Hancock joined the CTV Network as Director of Promotion and Public Relations, and was appointed that same year as the executive assistant to the President of CTV. Ruth was diagnosed with cancer in June 1973 and passed away on December 12, 1973.

In 1974, a scholarship fund was established in her memory by CTV, Broadcast Executives (BES) and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB).

Ruth had a keen interest in seeing young people have the opportunity to expand their talents in the industry she loved and served so well.

The criteria on which applicants are judged best exemplify the admirable qualities of Ruth Hancock. The Ruth Hancock Scholarships are designed to encourage talented, hard-working students to pursue careers in Canadian broadcasting or broadcast sales/marketing.

Ruth Hancock Scholarship - Information Package

Ruth Hancock Scholarship - Application Form