Lassonde Scholars | Mount Allison

The Lassonde Scholarships, Awards, and Internships are transformational opportunities for undergraduate students.

New in 2021-22, they support talented students in the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts.

To learn more about how to apply for a Lassonde scholarship or award, visit scholarships and awards for first-year students and scholarships and awards for current students.

To learn more about giving to Mount Allison and how you can create unique opportunities for students, contact our Development Office.


2021-22 Lassonde Scholars

Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship  

  • Annabel Carnero

The Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship is an entrance award named in honour of the late Claudette MacKay-Lassonde — an accomplished engineer, a trailblazer, a philanthropist, an advocate for opportunities for women in engineering, and both a lover of fine arts and a painter herself.

Gibbens Lassonde Entrance Scholarships  

  • Olivia Haill        
  • Evelynne Marchand     

Gibbens Lassonde Performance Awards

  • Nasya Owens (First-Year Performance Award)        
  • Elizabeth Farrell (Second-Year Performance Award)        
  • Nora Livesey (Third-Year Performance Award)        
  • Jasmine Vautour (Third-Year Performance Award)        
  • Laika Pollock (Performance Award and Art History and Museum and Curatorial Studies Award)

The Gibbens Lassonde Entrance Scholarships and Gibbens Lassonde Performance Awards are named in honour of Julie Lassonde and Michael Gibbens (Class of ’93).  

2021 Lassonde Summer Internships

  • Daisy Graham    
  • Sophia Patrell    

Internships are available annually in partnership with museums, galleries, and other organizations. 


“I am honoured to be the inaugural recipient of the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship. Being awarded this generous entrance scholarship based on the review of my portfolio has been hugely encouraging to me as an aspiring artist. I am extremely grateful for the value the Lassonde Family Foundation has placed on a Fine Arts education at Mount Allison University.” 

 — Student Annabel Carnero


"The Gibbens Lassonde Performance Award gives me an additional sense of confidence that my work is indeed progressing. This award will help me so much to pursue my goals and aspirations, not only for my final year, but also as I go forward in my creative future.

"Thank you Lassonde Family for supporting Mount Allison’s Fine Arts students."

— Student Nora Livesey


“We at the Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation are delighted to make this gift. It is our goal to ignite, advance, and support the next generation of fine artists and to promote artistic excellence and expression across Canada and abroad.”

— Pierre Lassonde


Announcement of the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts (February 2021)