Awards & Scholarships


Nominations for VOS Student Scholarships

Each year VOS awards a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 (Canadian) to a student who has demonstrated passion and dedication to the performing arts. The scholarship is available to current high school students who are choosing to pursue studies in the performing arts at the post-secondary level, including conservatory style training.

Areas of focus include performance (singing, dancing, and acting), backstage production (lighting design, costume design, make-up, scenery construction, stage management) or any other area of performing arts production. Preference is given to those who have worked on VOS productions in the past or taken part in VOS youth classes or summer camps.

The scholarships will be awarded to applicants of the minimum age of 17 years who reside within the Capital Regional District and are entering a post-secondary program in music, dance or theatre. Email for an application form.

The applications for 2020 are closed. Please check back in the winter for the 2021 application.


Nominations for Honorary Member

The purpose of this designation is to recognize long term service to VOS. Nominees must exhibit outstanding contributions to the Society on and/or off stage. They must meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least 20 consecutive years as a member
  • Must have served at least three two-year terms on the Board of Directors
  • Have been involved in numerous productions in any capacity

Nominations for the Dave Milligan Recognition Award

Dave Milligan was a member of the VOS family for many years. He was a Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, dance, performer, and worked crew for many shows. Davey died suddenly in 2002 and to recognize this amazing man, VOS established this award in his honor.

The purpose of the Dave Milligan Volunteer Recognition Award is to recognize outstanding volunteers during the previous season (June to July). They are individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to VOS on and/or off stage, are always willing to help, are there when needed, and are a positive representative of VOS.


Award Nominations:

Any member may recommend and put forward another member’s name with written justification for the Board of Directors consideration. Nomination deadline is June 15th annually.

The winning applications will be selected by committee. The Board of Directors will review the nominations and selections from the committee. All decisions are final. Recipients will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in September. Please note, individuals cannot receive the award two years in a row. Please email nominations to