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Scholarship Information

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

October

  • Horatio Alger Ontario Scholarship Program 
    • Value: Awards up to $10,000
    • Criteria: Program provides assistance to students with financial need who have displayed perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintained a minimum grade of 65%, and plan to complete a degree. Applicants must be year 4, enrolled full-time, and involved in co-curricular and community activities.
    • Essay Required: Two required essays
    • Other Documentation: Certification form from school, an online letter of support and a copy of each parent's most recent annual income tax return.
  • Loran Award
    • Value: 126 cash awards available at different levels.
    • Criteria: For students entering university and in their final year of full-time studies. Minimum overall average of 85% (last three years final grades).  The selection criteria includes character, commitment to community service and leadership potential.
    • Nomination: Possibly
    • Essay Required: Two short essays
    • Other Documentation: Scholarships are available to both school sponsored (3 max.) and non-sponsored students.

November

  • Father Ted Colleton
    • Value: 1 x $1,500 1 x $800, 1 x $500
    • Criteria: Provide a brief self-profile outlining participation in school life/community activities and a description of their interest/involvement in the pro-life cause. Applicants can be Grade 11 or 12.
    • Essay Required: 1,500 words (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: One letter of reference from a school staff member or community representative
  • TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
    • Value: 20 – Up to $70,000 each
    • Criteria: Applicants must have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year and have demonstrated community leadership. Must send application by registered mail.
    • Essay Required: 600 word essay describing your community leadership involvement. Optional: An essay of 250 words describing your family or personal circumstances
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from school. Two letters of support from community groups who have been the focus of your involvement.

December

  • Burger King Scholarship
    • Value: $1,000 - $50,000
    • Criteria: Demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, etc. You do not need to be a Burger King employee. A cumulative average of 80% is required.  You should also demonstrate substantial work experience.
  • Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Scholarship 
    • Value: 5 x $1,000 (US)
    • Criteria: Recognizes a top religion student. Criterion includes outstanding leadership in embracing religious education. Financial need is not a consideration.
    • Nomination: Yes - 1 only per school
    • Essay Required: 750 words max. (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: Student application and Faculty Rep. forms must be completed and submitted with essay.

​​​January


  • Canadian Women in Municipal Government
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Open to female students enrolled in any year of study who are contributing to their school's leadership teams or student council.
    • Essay Required: Research essay - 750 to 1,000 words - topic provided
    • Other Documentation: Two written references: 1)  personal friend or relative 2) School Instructor
  • Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals
    • Value: $1,000 - $2,500
    • Criteria: Student was born in Portugal or at least one parent is of Portuguese origin.
    • Essay Required: Short biography including academic, work and volunteer experience and why you believe you should receive an award.
    • Other Documentation: Current transcript,  resume and headshot photo.

February

  • Col. Douglas H. Gunter History Award
    • Value: 5 x $1,000
    • Criteria: For current Year 4 students who plan to continue their studies. Submissions of an original work may be through text, visual art or audio/video production. Topic is provided.
    • Essay Required: Maximum 1,000 words (for text submission)
    • Other Documentation: Application must be signed by the principal.
  • Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation
    • Value: 3 – 5 x $5,000 - $10,000 over 4 years
    • Criteria: Foundation assists those pursuing a college or university education in the creative or performing arts. Students must demonstrate exceptional artistic ability. The award provides for tuition and accommodation costs.
    • Essay Required: Brief explanation of why you should be considered.
    • Other Documentation: Two references from schools currently or previously attended.
  • Kin Canada – Hal Rogers Endowment Fund
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: This bursary is awarded based on financial need, community and school involvement, and knowledge of Kin Canada. You must be a full-time year 4 student who demonstrates high ideals and qualities of citizenship.
    • Other Documentation: Provide proof of citizenship.  Application must be sent to local club only.
  • RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
    • Value: 10 x $4,000 per year
    • Criteria: Selection for the award is based primarily on personal and academic achievements and financial need. You must maintain a full course load leading to a degree, certificate or diploma. Open to students who are Indian, Inuit or Metis. 
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from a teacher, employer or community member.
  • RBC Students Leading Change
    • Value: 8 x $10,000
    • Criteria: Applications must be submitted online. You do not have to be a Royal Bank client however, children of Royal Bank employees are not eligible to apply. You must have achieved a minimum 75% average in your last completed year of study.
    • Essay Required: Requires completion of an essay question (500 words or less)
  • Schulich Leader Scholarship
    • Value: 25 x $80,000 25 x $60,000
    • Criteria: A Year 4 Student enrolling in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) studies at one of 20 pre-selected universities. Must possess at least 2 of 3 of the following attributes: outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership; academic excellence; financial need.
    • Nomination: Yes - 1 only per school
    • Essay Required: 600 word essay demonstrating why they would make a great Schulich Leader
    • Other Documentation: 2 reference letters (at least one academic)
  • Stacey Levitt Memorial Award
    • Value: $2,500
    • Criteria: Essay must address the following: how do you demonstrate a long life lived to the fullest? – how are you helping others to achieve this? – how do you demonstrate values of nobility, courage and inclusivity? – how do you plan to use the funding?
    • Essay Required: 2 pages max.
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from school or community.
  • Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
    • Value: $28,000 (over 4 years)
    • Criteria: Open to students of all abilities and all fields of study. Dedication to humanitarian ideals, courage in overcoming obstacles, and pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic and civic life. Financial need is not a criterion. Renewable for up to four years.
    • Other Documentation: 3 referees online (cannot be a relative)
  • Wally Scott Minor Hockey Bursary
    • Value: 2 x $1,000 - $2,500
    • Criteria: Must have been a registered OMHA player for a minimum of 5 years. Must maintain a high standard of academic excellence. Active in any local community sport or social program.
    • Essay Required: One page letter outlining the request.
    • Other Documentation: One-page letter from the local minor hockey association president supporting the request.

March

  • Allan Simpson Educational Fund
    • Value: Amount varies each year.
    • Criteria: Assistance for young people who are orphans.  Renewable if the applicant maintains a passing grade in all courses as a full-time student.
  • Coin Competition
    • Value: $100 - $1,500
    • Criteria: Must be registered as a High School Ambassador. This competition (based on the Grade 12 accounting curriculum) is designed for students interested in the accounting profession.
    • Other Documentation: Must have a signed parental consent form if under 18.
  • Diabetes Hope Foundation
    • Value: 25 x $2,500
    • Criteria: Recognizes students who demonstrate active involvement in their community and/or sports activities while engaging in healthy self-management of their diabetes.
    • Essay Required: Choose 1 of 2 essay topics provided (1,000 word maximum)
    • Other Documentation: 2 letters of reference (1 medical and 1 non-medical)
  • Girl Guides Canada
    • Value: 25 awards ranging from $2,000 (Full time) to (Part-time worth $1,000)
    • Criteria: Open to members who are pursuing a post-secondary education at a recognized college, university or trades program on a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants must remain a Girl Guides member for the 2017-18 guiding year.
    • Essay Required: Short essay questions that lets them know what guiding has meant to you.
    • Other Documentation: Application must be submitted on-line
  • Jack Richardson Bursary
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: The applicant must be pursuing music as a major at a post-secondary school in London and have made a strong contribution to the school music program.
    • Essay Required: 500-1,000 words (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: Letter of recommendation from music teacher or a guidance counsellor.
  • OFSAA Alumni Scholarship
    • Value: 4 x $500
    • Criteria: To student athletes in pre-determined member associations. Criterion includes participation in high school sports, involvement in other areas of school and community activity, and an overall average of at least 80%.
    • Essay Required: One page letter describing how school sport has influenced your life.
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from teacher or teacher/coach at the high school.
  • Retail as a Career (Canadian Retail Institute)
    • Value: 1 x $5,000 1 x $3,000 18 x $1,000
    • Criteria: Students entering a retail, business, or marketing-related program at a Canadian college or university and currently working at least part-time in retail.
    • Essay Required: 600-800 words (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: Letter of reference (200 words max.) from your current retail employer. Proof of enrolment.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Bursary
    • Value: $500 per scholastic year
    • Criteria: Awarded based on financial need. Available to ex/currently serving members of The Canadian Forces (Regular or Reserve), to war veterans and their children/grandchildren as well as ordinary and life members or associate members of the Royal Canadian Legion or ladies' auxiliary members and their children/grandchildren.
    • Other Documentation: Student must be applying to OSAP. A portion of the form must be completed by the Legion Branch of the student's sponsor.  Applications must be mailed.
  • Scouts Canada Foundation
    • Value: 20 x $1,000
    • Criteria: Currently active and registered members will be selected based on: scouting history, involvement and achievement; leadership contributions to scouting; community leadership; scholastic achievements; and attitude and aptitude. Recipients are expected to continue involvement with Scouts Canada.
    • Essay Required: 200-word statement on the value of scouting in your life
    • Other Documentation: 2 letters of reference:  one from scouting organization; one from outside organization (preferably from school)

April

  • Barrie Foundation
    • Value: 2 x $500
    • Criteria: Year 4 student (1 male & 1 female) planning to attend college or university. Student has achieved an 80%+ average over the last two semesters. Student has demonstrated consistent best effort in all academic areas through his/her high school career.
    • Other Documentation: (In School Application)
  • Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation
    • Value: 3 x $2,500
    • Criteria: Students must be entering a college or university agriculture program. Applicants will be assessed on their leadership qualities, academic standing and essay.
    • Essay Required: 750-1,000 words on a provided topic.
  • Children's Mental Health Ontario/Change the View
    • Value: 1st - $3,000 2nd - $2,000 3rd - $1,000
    • Criteria: Ontario students of all grades are invited to make a short YouTube video (two minutes max.) that shows how we can take the stigma out of kids' mental health issues.
  • Elgin-St. Thomas United Way – Betty Want
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Awarded to a student who has shown exemplary leadership through community volunteering. Available to year 4 students only.
    • Essay Required: 500-word essay describing community leadership involvement
    • Other Documentation: Letter of support from a community group, organization or individual who has been the focus of the involvement.
  • Friends of St. Joseph's Memorial Scholarship
    • Value: 4 x $1,000 (2 College and 2 University)
    • Criteria: Consistently seeks personal academic excellence. Worked to develop their God-given potential throughout high school. Must be active in co-curricular activities and have participated in community volunteer work throughout high school. (Year 4 & 5)
  • Justice Sector Bursary
    • Value: 7 x $1,000 15 x $500
    • Criteria: Bursary to assist students who demonstrate academic excellence, are in financial need and will be entering their first year of studies in a program that will lead to a career in the justice sector (e.g. paralegal studies, criminology, police foundations, etc.)
    • Essay Required: A 250-word essay expressing why they feel they should receive this bursary.
    • Other Documentation: Contact information for a high school teacher or principal is required.
  • Keep Canada Green
    • Value: 1 x $2,500 (National) 3 x $1,000 (Ontario)
    • Criteria: Entrants must fully complete a series of online trivia questions regarding the environment.
  • Libro Community Builder Scholarship
    • Value: 31 x $2,000
    • Criteria: You must demonstrate outstanding commitment to your community while balancing academic success.
    • Essay Required: Maximum of 3,000 characters (topic provided)
  • London Home Economics Assoc.
    • Value: $350
    • Criteria: Year 4 students who plan to enter university or college to study a Home Economics, Human Ecology, Family Studies or Foods and Nutrition related program. Must have taken at least one course in Family Studies (NOT simply a Social Science course)
    • Essay Required: 250-300 word letter (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: Unofficial transcript
  • McCarthy Merit Awards
    • Value: 2 x $250
    • Criteria: Explain why you feel you exemplify St. Joseph's High School mission statement. Student must be in Grade 12 (Year 4).
    • Other Documentation: (In School Application)
  • Ontario Knights of Columbus
    • Value: 5 x $1,000
    • Criteria: Son/daughter of a member (living/deceased) or an active member of Squires. Marks, although important, will not be the only criteria. Proven financial need and service to church and community will be heavily weighted.
    • Essay Required: Autobiographical statement (includes educational objectives) – One page maximum
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from the principal
  • St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: Student has an interest in and has achieved well in a minimum of two courses related to green industries and/or biology.
    • Essay Required: 500 words or less (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: Teacher's comments
  • UNIFOR
    • Value: 28 x $2,000
    • Criteria: Awarded to sons/daughters of Unifor members in good standing. Grades as well as social justice values and knowledge of the labour movement are considered.
    • Essay Required: Four short answer questions (topics provided)
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter. Application must be signed by a Local Union Officer
  • W. Frank Scott Bursary (Mocha Shriners)
    • Value: $4,000
    • Criteria: Awarded to a physically handicapped student who will be attending college or university.
    • Essay Required: Outline future career or profession plans. Description of extracurricular activities and interests.
    • Other Documentation: Doctor's medical questionnaire plus two recommendation letters (teacher + other)

May

  • 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 dbaughman@ldcsb.ca
    • 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)
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: To support post-secondary education in the area of physical activity. Applicants (Year 4 or 5) will have demonstrated leadership ability and interest in the importance of participation and inclusion over the importance of winning.
    • Essay Required: 500 word essay stating why this is your chosen profession
    • Other Documentation: Provide a recommendation letter from a community member, teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Aging Matters Scholarship
    • Value: $1,500
    • Criteria: Award is open to a student who currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Must have good academic standing.
    • Essay Required: 1,000 word max. on why aging matters to the applicant.
  • Agnes Marie Coleman
    • Value: $2,300
    • Criteria: Granted to a graduate of St. Mary's, West Lorne, has met the entrance requirements of King's College (Western) and demonstrates financial need.
    • Essay Required: Letter detailing volunteer experience, including location and dates.
    • Other Documentation: Completed budget.  Letter providing an explanation for requesting financial assistance.
  • Allan D. Smith Memorial
    • Value: TBD (approx. $850)
    • Criteria: Program in emergency services (firefighter, law enforcement, paramedic). Must have a proven record of community service. Preference given to a relative of an Elgin County volunteer firefighter and if involved with peer counseling/group or class support.
    • Nomination: Yes - only 1 per school
    • Essay Required: 200 words as to why you believe you are a deserving candidate.
    • Other Documentation: Two reference letters in support of the student. Transcript plus calculated average.
  • B. Davis Scholarship
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Available to all high school juniors and seniors.  Not an academic scholarship but they would like to know what your future academic plans are.
    • Essay Required: 1000 word essay – topic provided - must be sent by e-mail.
  • Belmont Lions Club Bursary
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: Open to any Belmont Area student who has a solid academic record but also exceeds the required number of volunteer hours and has made a positive contribution to their community.
    • Essay Required: Prepare an outline of your volunteer work and what contribution(s) you have made to the community.
    • Other Documentation: Application is to be sent by e-mail
  • Costello Music and Storytelling Fund
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: Applicants will have demonstrated a passion for performance and skill in music or storytelling.  Recordings, video essay/performance or YouTube links may be part of your application.
    • Essay Required: 250-500 words stating why this is your chosen career.
    • Other Documentation: Must provide proof of enrolment. Reference letters required.
  • Dennis Redman Memorial Scholarship
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: Preference will be given to students planning careers as firefighters. However, students pursuing careers as paramedics or police officers may be eligible.
    • Essay Required: 250-500 word essay outlining why they wish a career in emergency services
    • Other Documentation: High school must supply marks and comments about the applicant. Proof of enrollment is required.
  • Elizabeth Reurink Children of the Light Memorial Award
    • Value: $1,000 cheque + plaque
    • Criteria: Award is to be student led, student directed, and student inclusive. Open to all Grade 12 students in the LDCSB who are going on to post-secondary education.
    • Nomination: To be nominated by the Grade 12 students. May self-nominate.
    • Essay Required: 500 word essay to be taken to interview.
    • Other Documentation: Two letters of recommendation (teacher + community member). Copy of resume.
  • Epilepsy Ontario Scholarship Award
    • Value: 4 x $1,500
    • Criteria: Open to graduating students who are currently under an Ontario physician's care for epilepsy.
    • Essay Required: 600-900 word essay (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: 1) Handwritten cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Evidence you are receiving care; 4) Two reference letters (not from family member); 5) copy of acceptance letter.
  • Father Ernie Deslippe Memorial Scholarship
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Child or grandchild of a Knights of Columbus Council 1467 member (living or deceased) going on to a post-secondary program.
    • Essay Required: Brief resume explaining why you consider yourself deserving of the award.
    • Other Documentation: Current Ontario Student Status form.
  • Father P.J. Costello Music Award
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Must be in his/her graduating year, participated in the music curriculum throughout their high school career, volunteered with music related events, participated in extracurricular school activities while maintaining a good academic standing.
    • Nomination: Maximum of 5 candidates to be nominated.
    • Essay Required: Letter explaining why they feel they are qualified to receive the scholarship based on the criteria.
  • General Dynamics Proficiency Award
    • Value: 5 x $500
    • Criteria: One proficiency award for a student studying in each of the following areas: a skilled trade or engineering or business; or a student who shows a commitment to diversity through educational and extracurricular pursuits; or a student supported by a family member of the Canadian Forces (regular or reserve) or who is an active member of the Forces or Cadets.
    • Other Documentation: Application must be submitted to the school board office.
  • Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund
    • Value: Not specified
    • Criteria: Recognizes those interested in pursuing a career in business and/or entrepreneurial disciplines.  Decisions will not be made on academic achievement alone.
    • Essay Required: 250-500 words stating why this is your chosen career.
    • Other Documentation: School to supply weighted average and comments. Must show proof of enrolment. Recommendation letter.
  • Holy Angels' Catholic Women's League
    • Value: 4 x $500 (2 - College, 2 - University)
    • Criteria: Applicants must be involved in parish/school/community activities. Open to Year 4 or 5 students. You must be a practicing Catholic parishioner.
  • Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award
    • Value: 6 x $2,500
    • Criteria: This program recognizes Indigenous youth 18 and under for their creative writing talent. Creative writing pieces may include short stories, poems, essays, plays, songs, comic strips, etc.
    • Other Documentation: Creative writing piece plus a brief description about it.
  • International Plowing Match Legacy Agricultural Scholarship
    • Value: 2 x $2,500 (1 - male, 1 - female)
    • Criteria: Student (Year 4) plans to attend a college or university in Canada to study in an agriculturally related program (ex. agricultural sciences, agri-business, agri-tourism, nutrition, earth sciences and food sciences).
    • Essay Required: An essay of 1,000 words or less on a provided topic. A statement of 250 words or less on a provided topic.
    • Other Documentation: Three letters of reference (including one from the principal or vice-principal). Resume outlining past employment and/or extra-curricular activities.
  • IODE – Stirling Chapter Award
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: The Year 4 student must have been involved in school activities, demonstrated leadership skills throughout his/her high school years, show financial need and have an academic average in the 70-85% range.
    • Other Documentation: Requires guidance department comments including average.
  • Joanne Brookes Automotive Scholarship
    • Value: Not specified
    • Criteria: Recognizes those interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry (Year 4 or 5). Decision is not made on academic achievement alone.
    • Essay Required: Submit a short essay (250-500 words) as to why this is your chosen career.
    • Other Documentation: School to supply weighted average and comments. Must show proof of enrolment. Recommendation letter.
  • Lincoln Alexander Award
    • Value: 3 x $5,000
    • Criteria: A nominee must have made a significant contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice or discrimination. Scholastic performance is not taken into consideration.
    • Essay Required: Detailed description of achievements.
    • Other Documentation: Letters of reference from at least two persons.
  • Meridian – Sean Jackson Scholarship
    • Value: $10,000
    • Criteria: Student with an academic average of 80% or higher. Must have demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to his/her community through volunteerism and/or initiating innovative community projects.
    • Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from current school and community group you supported with volunteer work. Proof of acceptance.
  • Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship
    • Value: 3 x $5,000 
    • Criteria: Awards are granted to students who have demonstrated academic success (minimum 80% in final year), personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership. Application must be made on-line.
    • Essay Required: 500-750 words detailing your civic leadership activities
    • Other Documentation: High school teacher reference letter
  • Ontario Hockey Federation
    • Value: Not specified
    • Criteria: Available to students who plan to enroll in a Canadian post-secondary institution and have been registered for three years, including the current year, with the OHF in any capacity (player, trainer, coach, etc.) Consideration for financial need.
    • Essay Required: Letter outlining contributions to hockey plus volunteer or community involvement (max. 500 words)
    • Other Documentation: Two letters of reference: 1) from current school; 2) from a hockey-related organization.
  • Ontario Road Builder's Assoc.
    • Value: 2 x $2,000
    • Criteria: Awarded to students entering the first year of a civil engineering program (university) or a civil technology/technician program (college).
    • Essay Required: 500 words describing why you have chosen this career and what your goals are.
    • Other Documentation: Letters of reference from past employers, teachers or community leaders.
  • St. Anne's Catholic Women's League Award
    • Value: 2 x $600
    • Criteria: Applicants must be students in their graduating year. They must have demonstrated Christian values in both their school and community life, have participated in extracurricular school activities while maintaining a good academic standing, have volunteered in the community, and been an active member of their parish community.
    • Essay Required: Submit a letter explaining why you feel you are qualified.
  • St. Mary's Ladies' Group Award
    • Value: $150
    • Criteria: Student must be a graduate of St. Mary's (West Lorne). Student must have demonstrated consistent best effort in all academic areas.
    • Other Documentation: (In School Application) 
  • St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders' Association
    • Value: $500 and a plaque
    • Criteria: A student pursuing an apprenticeship or post-secondary education in construction technology. Preference given to a student who has completed at least one co-op education placement in the construction trades. Financial need may be a consideration.
    • Nomination: One student only per school
  • St. Thomas Insurance Brokers Assoc. Award
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: To a graduating student who is proceeding to post-secondary education in an insurance related field. Community involvement and academic achievement are important qualifications.
    • Essay Required: 200 words or less as to why you believe you are a deserving candidate.
    • Other Documentation: Transcript plus calculated average. Two reference letters in support of the student.
  • St. Thomas-Elgin Tourism Scholarship Fund
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: To assist with post-secondary education in an area of study that would support travel and tourism.
    • Essay Required: 250-500 words stating why this is your chosen career.
    • Other Documentation: Must provide proof of enrolment. Reference letters required.
  • Stuart Ferguson Memorial Scholarship
    • Value: $1,000
    • Criteria: Open to a year 4 student applying to university or college who is in receipt of social assistance or is part of a family receiving social assistance.  Marks will be taken into consideration.
    • Essay Required: "Tell us about yourself"
    • Other Documentation: Letter of reference
  • Travis Small Bursary
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: Attending University of Guelph or Ridgetown College pursing studies in Animal Science or Agriculture. High school must be completed in four years.
    • Nomination: 1 only per school
    • Essay Required: Brief statement regarding the goals and purpose to the selected course of study.
    • Other Documentation: Reference letter written by a teacher, employer or coach
  • Water Environment Assoc. (Kelman Scholarship)
    • Value: $500
    • Criteria: For students who are interested in environmental issues, particularly water quality protection.
    • Essay Required: 500 word (topic provided)
    • Other Documentation: Teacher reference form describing skills, interests, initiative.
  • West Lorne Knights of Columbus
    • Value: $200
    • Criteria: Year 4 student who works to achieve their academic personal best. Must have graduated from St. Mary's, West Lorne. 

June

  • 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")

July

  • 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.

​August

  • 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.