Supporting Student Scholarships since 2002

Abbondànza (Italian for abundance), is the Faculty of Fine Arts annual student scholarship fundraiser. For 18 years generous sponsors and supporters of the arts have come together for an evening of entertainment, Italian food, and fine art, all to support the passions and dreams of students studying art, drama, music and new media at the University of Lethbridge.

Since its inception, the Abbondànza Scholarship Endowment has awarded more than 115 scholarships to deserving senior students in Art, Drama, Music, New Media, and Multidisciplinary programs. As the endowment continues to grow, the impact of the awards continues to expand.

With re-written terms of reference, the scholarships, which originally went to senior students in art, drama, music, new media and multidisciplinary programs, are now the largest Fine Arts scholarships available to new (entrance), senior (fourth-year), AND graduate-level students.

That’s MORE students, receiving MORE money! MORE money means:

  • MORE time to focus on projects instead of working part-time
  • MORE financial support of artistic endeavours, projects, opportunities and professional development
  • LESS stress struggling to make ends meet
  • MORE time to dedicate to creative research and practice

These awards make dreams happen – hear from the students themselves:

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19th Annual Abbondànza

Friday, January 24 | 6 pm

Anton's Ballroom, Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge.

Join the Faculty of Fine Arts during an entertaining evening filled with original art, exciting performances, a gourmet Italian meal, fun and frivolity!

Contact Kelly Morris to learn about sponsorship opportunities
and to purchase tickets: 403-329-2227 or 


Thank You to Our 2019 Abbondànza Supporters

Major Sponsors

Val Matteotti Ranches Ltd.
Glenn & Janice Varzari
Kate & Jim Langston
Erasmus Okine
Lethbridge Herald

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Course Sponsors

Primi FWBA Architects
Secondi Art & Mary Jane Crooks
Dolce Mike & Maureen Mahon

Performer & Volunteer Sponsor

Alexander Whitehead Executive Search

Wine Sponsors

Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits
Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge
Kurt Schlachter & Jason VandenHoek

Music Sponsors

Harry & Irene Penner
Olive Green

Piano Sponsor

Clarity Law

Silent Auction Sponsors

Estate of Carl Granzow
Dennis Neufeldt and Helen Henderson

Friends of Fine Arts

Foster and Sons Jewellers