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St. Joseph's Catholic High School
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Scholarship Information


The scholarships are organized by which month applications must be made.

October - Click for more detail

  • Horatio Alger Ontario Scholarship Program 
  • Loran Award

November - Click for more detail

  • Father Ted Colleton
  • TD Scholarship for Community Leadership ​

December - Click for more detail

  • Burger King Scholarship 
  • Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Scholarship ​

  • Canadian Women in Municipal Government
  • Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals

February - Click for more detail

  • Col. Douglas H. Gunter History Award
  • Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation
  • Kin Canada – Hal Rogers Endowment Fund
  • RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
  • RBC Students Leading Change
  • Schulich Leader Scholarship
  • Stacey Levitt Memorial Award
  • Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
  • Wally Scott Minor Hockey Bursary
  • Allan Simpson Educational Fund

March - Click for more detail

  • Coin Competition
  • Diabetes Hope Foundation
  • Girl Guides Canada
  • Jack Richardson Bursary
  • OFSAA Alumni Scholarship
  • Retail as a Career (Canadian Retail Institute)
  • Royal Canadian Legion Bursary
  • Scouts Canada Foundation
  • Barrie Foundation

April - Click for more detail

  • Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation
  • Children's Mental Health Ontario/Change the View
  • Elgin-St. Thomas United Way – Betty Want
  • Friends of St. Joseph's Memorial Scholarship (In School Application
  • Justice Sector Bursary
  • Keep Canada Green
  • Libro Community Builder Scholarship
  • London Home Economics Assoc.
  • McCarthy Merit Awards
  • Ontario Knights of Columbus
  • Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship
  • St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society
  • W. Frank Scott Bursary (Mocha Shriners)

May - Click for more detail

  • 1800 Wheelchair Canada Value: 2 x $500
    • Criteria: No requirement in terms of physical disability or ability.  Must have maintained an average of at least 83%. All applications need to be received by April 20th to email address
    • Essay Required: Essay and poem (combined) should equal 500-1,000 words (theme provided)
    • Other Documentation: Must attach a transcript (Note:  Do not fax or e-mail)
  • Active Living Scholarship (sponsored by Ohio Ontario International Games)
  • Aging Matters Scholarship
  • Agnes Marie Coleman
  • Allan D. Smith Memorial
  • B. Davis Scholarship
  • Belmont Lions Club Bursary
  • Costello Music and Storytelling Fund
  • Dennis Redman Memorial Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Reurink Children of the Light Memorial Award
  • Epilepsy Ontario Scholarship Award
  • Father Ernie Deslippe Memorial Scholarship
  • Father P.J. Costello Music Award
  • General Dynamics Proficiency Award
  • Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund
  • Holy Angels' Catholic Women's League
  • Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award
  • International Plowing Match Legacy Agricultural Scholarship
  • IODE – Stirling Chapter Award
  • Joanne Brookes Automotive Scholarship
  • Lincoln Alexander Award
  • Meridian – Sean Jackson Scholarship
  • Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship
  • Ontario Hockey Federation
  • Ontario Road Builder's Assoc.
  • St. Anne's Catholic Women's League Award
  • St. Mary's Ladies' Group Award
  • St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders' Association
  • St. Thomas Insurance Brokers Assoc. Award
  • St. Thomas-Elgin Tourism Scholarship Fund
  • Stuart Ferguson Memorial Scholarship
  • Travis Small Bursary
  • Water Environment Assoc. (Kelman Scholarship)
  • West Lorne Knights of Columbus


  • AIA & Global Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship 

    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time college program, university program or an accredited automotive program.  Priority will be given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.
    • Essay Required: At least 250 words - why you believe you deserve to be chosen to receive a scholarship.
    • Other Documentation: One Recommendation letter (non-family member)
  • Breylan (BBG) Communications Award Value: $500
    • Criteria: Must have an average of at least 80% to apply.  Submission must be made on-line.
    • Essay Required: Two essay questions (under 1500 words each) – topics provided
  • Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Value: 6 awards (3 - male, 3-female) 1 x $8,000; 2 x $4,000; 3 x $2,000
    • Criteria: Have competed in an OFSAA middle distance event of 800 meters or greater or OFSAA Cross Country event.  Have attained an 80% + average in school.  Attended Grades 10 and 11 in Canada.
    • Essay Required: 500-word essay stating why you feel you qualify for the scholarship
    • Other Documentation: Two letters of reference (coach, teacher or community member). Summary of OFSAA participation & any other major athletic achievement(s).
  • Childhood Cancer Foundation Value: $1,500
    • Criteria: Offers scholarships to young Canadians who have been treated (or are currently being treated) for childhood cancer (diagnosed at age 18 or younger).
  • Clark McDougall Scholarship Value: 2 x $1,000
    • Criteria: Students entering a first year fine arts program (drawing, painting) or visual arts program (arts, photography, design, architecture, etc.).  Must have completed at least 3 years in a St. Thomas or Elgin County high school.
    • Essay Required: Letter outlining career objectives.
    • Other Documentation: Four original artworks that reflect their area of study and career path. Letter confirming acceptance and registration to program.
  • Justin Eves Foundation Value: $3,000
    • Criteria: This award is for students with learning disabilities who will be attending a Canadian college or university.  Financial need is not a requirement but will be considered if the information is provided.
    • Essay Required: Personal statement describing yourself and your achievements.
    • Other Documentation: A least 1 Recommendation letter from a teacher.
  • Leighton & Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Awarded to students who live in the Long Point Region watershed area, have demonstrated academic achievement and have participated or volunteered in conservation related organizations/activities.  You must be pursuing studies in conservation, environmental studies, resource management and/or related fields.
    • Essay Required: Letter indicating why you wish to pursue an education in a conservation or resource management field. May wish to include a resume.
  • Ontario Teachers' Insurance Plan (OTIP) Value: 12 x $1,500 (6 male/ 6 female)
    • Criteria: Parent, step-parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, etc. must be insured with OTIP (i.e. must work in education). Selection is by random draw from all eligible applications received. Essay Required. Application available only online
  • Roy Cooper Memorial Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Recognizes a full-time student who has a documented Learning Disability who will be entering a university or college program in an engineering or physical sciences discipline. (Does not include social sciences or technology majors.)
    • Essay Required: Candidate must provide a written letter stating the money will be used for tuition or books.
    • Other Documentation: A reference letter from a high school teacher.  Learning disabilities documentation.  Copy of your acceptance letter.
  • Workers Health and Safety Centre Value: 6 x $1,200
    • Criteria: Full time students beginning their studies at any Ontario college or university (certificate, diploma or degree).
    • Essay Required: Topic provided - Must do an essay (600-1,000 words) or a poster (maximum 18" x 24")


  • Elgin County/Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship  Value: $500
    • Criteria: Awarded to a student who is entering agriculturally related studies.  Criteria includes demonstrated leadership and community involvement, satisfactory academic achievement and financial need. 
    • Essay Required: 500 words or less – Topic provided
    • Other Documentation: Academic records or letters of support may be included. Must attach a letter describing why you  deserve this award.
  • Professional Engineers Ontario Value: $500
    • Criteria: Awarded to a student who will be attending an Ontario university engineering faculty.  Preference will be given based on academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
    • Essay Required: 500 words or less – why you want to become an engineer
    • Other Documentation: Transcript. Reference letters are also required
  • Southwold Township Award Value: 2 x $1,000 (one male and one female)
    • Criteria: Must be a current resident of Southwold and be pursuing studies in business administration; finance; environment; recreation leadership; agriculture, firefighting technology; government services or engineering (minimum 2-year fulltime studies).
    • Essay Required: One page indicating why you deserve this scholarship
    • Other Documentation: Provide a copy of the acceptance letter. List school, community, employment in the last 5 years.


  • Lower Thames Valley Conservation Bursary Value: $500
    • Criteria: Applicants must live in Dutton/Dunwich, West Elgin or Southwold.  Must be pursuing studies in the field of environmental/conservation studies.  Preference will be given to those who demonstrate community and/or school involvement in environmental and conservation issues.
    • Essay Required: An application of no more than 500 words outlining a number of points, which are provided.