Elliot Joel Bursary

The Elliot Joel Bursary was established in loving memory of Elliot Joel (1970-2014), AOCA, 1995. A bursary is granted annually to a qualified student in the 3rd or 4th year of the Drawing and Painting Program. To be eligible, students must have received mental health assistance from OCAD University’s Health and Wellness Centre and require financial aid.
Elliot was a digital artist specializing in computer game graphics. A gentle spirit, he had friends from all walks of life, was generous, well-travelled, and enjoyed cycling and surfing. As a dedicated youth leader, he provided guidance and instruction, organized events and was much appreciated by his group. Towards the end of his life he struggled silently with depression and ended his life in October 2014. This Fund was established by his family to assist students living with mental health issues to pursue a degree at OCAD U.

Eligible students should contact the Health & Wellness Office to apply.