For the first time in 2023, Museum London will award the Steve Mavers Scholarship for Arts Education to an Arts Education student at Western University. For 18 years, Steve Mavers served at Museum London as Curator of Education, was a beloved team member, and made a significant impact through his work before his death in 2021. In his memory, community donations were collected to create a scholarship to support students at Western who are poised to make an impact in the field of arts education and in the lives of learners of all ages. Steve was committed to life-long learning and was pursuing a Doctorate in Education at Western. This award is one way Steve’s passion for arts education and Museum London lives on!

Eligibility: This opportunity supports one student annually who is enrolled in the Faculty of Education at Western University and can demonstrate passion for and commitment to arts education.

Amount of Award:

Application deadline: April 3, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST

 What you should provide:
-a compelling letter that summarizes your work to date and your vision for the future
-your CV
-documentation of your enrollment status at Western University
- contact information for two references, including personnel at Western and community members with whom you’ve worked

Your application should demonstrate passion for and commitment to the field of arts education, a track record of community involvement and engagement through the arts through schools and volunteer opportunities, and strong recommendations from Western Faculty and/or others in the community with whom you’ve worked. Preference will be given to students entering year two of their program of studies with the intention that this award will contribute to tuition costs. 

All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered.  Send your complete application in a single PDF with the subject line “Mavers Scholarship” to

Applications will be reviewed by a committee and final decisions will be communicated by the end of April 2023.  The successful applicant will be invited to submit a photo and short bio for an announcement and will be invited to receive the award at Museum London’s Annual General Meeting on May 3, 2023.