In 2016, the Film Studies program in The School for Studies in Art and Culture lost a beloved member of our community. We are seeking to establish a memorial scholarship in his name.
Adrian Sheppard passed away in a tragic accident shortly before he was to begin the Masters program in Film Studies at Carleton University. Adrian, who had recently competed his B.A. in Film Studies at Carleton, was a young man full of promise, with a passion for the cinema, and a thirst for knowledge.
We are raising funds for the Adrian Sheppard Memorial Scholarship in Film Studies. The scholarship is intended to help promising Film Studies students at Carleton, in their final year of the B.A., who have been accepted into the M.A. program. It is meant to reward students who demonstrate academic achievement, enthusiasm, generosity, and who regularly contribute to a positive atmosphere in the classroom.
Adrian was a much-loved member the Film Studies community at Carleton, and he will be missed by all of us. In his time in our program, as both an undergraduate and a graduate student, he made many friends, and excelled as a student. He was always working hard, contributing to discussions in class, talking to friends and professors about film and art, and participating in many extra-curricular activities. Adrian’s energy, his enthusiasm, and his genuine intellectual curiosity, touched everyone he met here.
We intend to raise $5000 to get the scholarship off the ground. The annual award amount will depend on the amount raised.
The scholarship is intended to help promising Film Studies students at Carleton, in their final year of the B.A., who have been accepted into the M.A. program. It is intended to offset some of the costs of pursuing a graduate degree and to honour Adrian’s memory.