The RBC Emerging Scholars Program is an opportunity for 100 young Canadians (aged 18–30) across the country to contribute to a national conversation on politics, art and ideas by enjoying and contributing to the inclusive and intellectually vibrant atmosphere of Spur Festival.

The RBC Emerging Scholars Program provides scholarships to these students to attend the Spur festivals in their city as an intellectual and network-building experience. The students will be encouraged to interact with the speakers, as well as with the audience members, and to actively engage in Spur’s social media campaign by posting commentary, photos, thoughts and ideas.

  • Entry to ticketed events
  • Reserved seating for all free public events
  • Priority in asking questions during Q&A at Spur events
  • The opportunity to contribute to the Spur Festival blog “The Line” before, during and after the festival


How to apply: Please use the submission form below to forward a résumé (no more than 2 pages) and a letter of interest.

For questions, please email us at

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