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St. Joseph's Catholic High School
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Scholarships - April

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Barrie Foundation

Month

April

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.

Value

2 - $500



Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Link

http://www.kidsmentalhealth.ca/news_and_events/ctv2015-about-the-contest.php​

Month

April

Criteria

YouTube contest called “Change the View”. Ontario youth of all grades are invited to make a short video (two minutes max.) that shows how we can take the stigma out of kids’ mental health issues like stress, depression, ADHD, bullying and psychosis.

Value

1st - $1,500 2nd - $700 3rd - $300



Col. Douglas H. Gunter History Award

Link

http://www.warmuseum.ca/education/programs/the-colonel-douglas-h-gunter-award/​

Month

April

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 2000 words (for text submission)

Value

5 - $1,000

Other Documentation

Application must be signed by the principal.


 

Community Peace Award

Month

April

Criteria

Awarded to a graduating student who best exemplifies attributes of peace in his/her life, home, school and community. (NOT OFFERED FOR 2014-5)

Essay Required

Requires a written response to five questions.

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Two written references must be included with the application.



Elgin-St. Thomas United Way

Link

http://www.stthomasunitedway.ca/?i=15577&mid=1000&id=394579

Month

April

Criteria

Community leadership involvement (must outline what motivated you to undertake the activity, what you feel you accomplished, and what you learned from the experience). Available to both year 4 and year 5 students.

Essay Required

Up to 500-word essay outlining the specifics of leadership involvement

Value

$1,000

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

Month

April

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)

Value

4 - $1,000 (2 College and 2 University)



Justice Sector Bursary

Link

http://ojen.ca/program/4065​

Month

April

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.

Value

22-$500

Other Documentation

Contact information for a high school teacher or principal is required.



Justin Eves Foundation

Link

http://justinevesfoundation.com/application-form/​

Month

April

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.

Value

$3,000

Other Documentation

A least 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher.
 


Keep Canada Green

Link

https://www.keepcanadagreencontest.ca/about/​

Month

April

Criteria

This online scholarship contest is open to students who will be graduating this year. Entrants must fully complete a series of online trivia questions regarding the environment.

Value

3 - $1,000 (Ontario) 1 - $2,500 (National)



Margaret Meathrell Memorial Award

Month

April

Criteria

To be presented to a member of the graduating class who gives of their time and effort to the Church, community, family and friends.

Value

$500


McCarthy Merit Awards

Month

April

Criteria

Explain why you feel you exemplify St. Joseph’s High School mission statement. Student must be in Grade 12 (Year 4).

Value

2 - $250



Meridian – Sean Jackson Scholarship

Link

http://www.meridiancu.ca/meridian/community/seanjacksonscholarship/Pages/default.aspx​

Month

April

Criteria

Year 4 or 5 student with an academic average of 80% or higher. Must have demonstrated a strong commitment to his/her community through volunteerism and/or initiating innovative community projects.

Essay Required

Two short essay questions: 1 – 200 word max.; 2 – 500 word max.

Value

$10,000

Other Documentation

Letter of recommendation from current school and community group you supported with volunteer work.


Ontario Hockey Federation

Link

http://www.ohf.on.ca/programs/bursary-program​

Month

April

Criteria

Available to students who plan to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Canada and have been registered for three years, including the current year, with the OHF in any capacity.

Essay Required

Letter outlining contributions to hockey plus volunteer or community service (max. 500 words)

Value

Not specified

Other Documentation

Two letters of reference: 1) from current school; 2) from a hockey-related organization.



Ontario Hostelry Institute

Link

http://www.theohi.ca/Scholarships/StudentScholarships/CollegeEntrance.aspx​

Month

April

Criteria

Awarded to students enrolling in a full-time college diploma program (minimum 2 years) in one of the following areas of study: culinary, food and beverage, hotel, hospitality, tourism or resort.

Value

2 - $1,000

Other Documentation

Resume. Letter of recommendation from school plus past or current employer. .



Ontario Knights of Columbus

Link

http://www.ontariokofc.ca/​

Month

April

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)

Value

7 - $1,000

Other Documentation

Letter of recommendation from the principal



Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship

Month

April

Criteria

For students who have been diagnosed with ADHD and are under the care of a licensed health provider for ADHD. Must be 18 at the time of submitting the application. Award is not based on financial need.

Essay Required

Personal essay – 500 words (80% weighting) Coaching essay – 100 words or less (20% weighting)

Value

1 - $1,500 + one year of ADHD coaching services



UNIFOR

Link

http://www.unifor.org/sites/default/files/attachments/application.pdf​

Month

April

Criteria

Awarded to sons/daughters of Unifor members in good standing (at least one-year seniority). Grades as well as social justice values and knowledge of the labour movement are considered.

Essay Required

Short answer questions (topics provided)

Value

28 - $2,000

Other Documentation

Letter of recommendation. Application must be signed by a Local Union Officer



W. Frank Scott Bursary (Mocha Shriners)

Month

April

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.

Value

$4,000

Other Documentation

Doctor’s medical questionnaire. Two letters of recommendation (teacher + other)



Water Environment Assoc. (Kelman Scholarship)

Link

http://www.weao.org/scholarships​

Month

April

Criteria

For students who are interested in environmental issues, particularly water quality protection.

Essay Required

500 word (topic provided)

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Teacher reference form describing skills, interests, initiative.​