Scholarships & Bursaries

Wayne Thomson Bursary

Created in 2016 by IDC and John Donat in memory of Wayne Thomson, a prominent Ontario interior designer, the Wayne Thomson Bursary is awarded annually to one or more candidates to assist with the cost of the NCIDQ exam. Upon Wayne’s death in October 2015, his partner John Donat graciously donated $10,000 to start the bursary fund and through the donations of family, friends and IDC members, the bursary will help emerging professionals reach their goal of becoming Registered interior designers.

Applicants must complete an application form and answer questions about the importance of professional membership and earning the NCIDQ certification. Applications are open in August and recipients are notified in October. Please see the application form for full entry guidelines.

Applications for the Wayne Thomson Bursary are closed.



  • There may be one or more recipients of the Bursary each year, but the amount shall not exceed $500 USD per recipient
  • The Wayne Thomson Bursary is non-transferrable and must be used within the academic year awarded
  • Bursary dollars must be used for the NCIDQ Practicum
  • All Bursary decisions are final


  • The applicant must be an Intern/Provisional member of their provincial interior design association
  • The applicant must have already completed the first two parts of the NCIDQ exam (IDFX and IDPX)
  • The applicant must show proof of completion of the Practicum (PRAC) or proof of enrollment in the Practicum in the calendar year of application
  • Previous recipients of the Wayne Thomson Bursary are not eligible to apply


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Please donate to the Wayne Thomson Bursary. 
Your donation of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

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