Scholarships & Bursaries

Wayne Thomson Bursary

Created in 2016 by Chione 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 Chione 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. Please see the application form for full entry guidelines.

Applications for the Wayne Thomson Bursary are now 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 Chione member.
  • The applicant must have already completed the first two parts of the NCIDQ exam (IDFX and IDPX).
  • The applicant must show proof they have completed the Practicum (PRAC) in 2017/2018 or will take the Practicum in 2018.
  • Previous recipients of the Wayne Thomson Bursary are not eligible to apply, those who were unsuccessful may re-apply. 


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