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​Scholarships - May

Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award

Link

http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/bartleman.shtml

Month

May

Criteria

This program recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent. Creative writing pieces may include short stories, poems, essays, plays or songs. You must be 18 or under and self-identify as being Aboriginal.

Value

6 - $2,500

Other Documentation

Creative writing piece plus a brief description about it.


Active Living Scholarship (sponsored by OhioOntario International Games)

Link

http://www.escf.ca/grants/scholarships/

Month

May

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

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Provide a letter of recommendation from a community member, teacher or guidance counselor.



Allan D. Smith Memorial

Link

http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/studentawards/details/smith.htm

Month

May

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. Preference given if involved with peer counseling/group or class support.

Nomination

Yes – 1 Only per school

Essay Required

200 words as to why you believe you are a deserving candidate.

Value

$1,000

Other Documentation

Two reference letters in support of the student. Transcript plus calculated average.


B. Davis Scholarship

Link

http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Month

May

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.

Value

$1,000


Canadian Hearing Society Award

Link

Month

May

Criteria

Granted to a student who has functioned with a hearing loss (hard of hearing, deafened or deaf) and who has demonstrated good citizenship and made a positive contribution to life at school and/or in the community.

Essay Required

200 words or less as to why you are a deserving candidate.

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Two letters of reference in support of the student.


Canadian Hospitality Foundation

Link

http://www.thechf.ca/scholarships

Month

May

Criteria

Must be applying to one of the following areas at the college or university level: accommodation, chef, cook, culinary, events, pastry chef, food & beverage, club, hospitality, hotel, resort, restaurant, tourism, and catering management. Applications are available at the individual colleges’ or universities’ awards office.

Value

Amount not specified

Other Documentation

Recommendation letters required from school and from past or present employers. Resume


CNIB Scholarships

Link

http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/awards/Scholarships/Pages/CNIB_Scholarships.aspx

Month

May

Criteria

Scholarships are available for students who are blind or partially sighted. Students should have a high degree of motivation and independence, and a reasonable level of achievement. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Essay Required

Maximum two page essay (topic provided)

Value

$1,000-$5,000

Other Documentation

Eye report from doctor. Letter of reference from a teacher or school official.


Costello Music and Storytelling Fund

Link

http://www.escf.ca/grants/scholarships/

Month

May

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

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Must provide proof of enrolment. Reference letters required.


Dennis Redman Memorial Scholarship

Link

http://www.escf.ca/grants/scholarships/

Month

May

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

Value

$500

Other Documentation

High school must supply marks and comments about the applicant. Proof of program enrollment is required.


Elisabeth Reurink Peace Ambassador Scholarship

Month

May

Criteria

FOR GRADE 11 STUDENTS ONLY. Exceptional achievement in communicating and practicing bullying prevention within their school community. Actively works at being a peace-maker.

Nomination

Only one student can be selected

Essay Required

250 words – topic is provided

Value

2 - $500

Other Documentation

Letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or other community representative


Elizabeth Reurink Children of the Light Memorial Award

Month

May

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

Value

$1,000 cheque + plaque

Other Documentation

Candidates will be interviewed by the selection committee. Two letters of recommendation (teacher + member of their community). Copy of resume.


Epilepsy Ontario Scholarship Award

Link

http://epilepsyontario.org/obcl-epilepsy-scholarship-awards/

Month

May

Criteria

Open to graduating students who are currently under an Ontario physician’s care for epilepsy.

Essay Required

600-900 word essay (topic provided)

Value

6 - $1,000

Other Documentation

1) Handwritten cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Letter from physician; 4) Two reference letters (not from family member); 5) copy of acceptance letter


Father Ernie Deslippe Memorial Scholarship

Month

May

Criteria

Child of Knights of Columbus Council 1467 member (living or deceased) going on to a post-secondary program.

Essay Required

Brief resume as to why you deserve the award.

Value

$1,000


Father P.J. Costello Music Award

Month

May

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 and maintained a good academic standing.

Nomination

Maximum of 5 candidates can be nominated

Essay Required

Letter explaining why they feel they are qualified to receive the scholarship based on the criteria.

Value

$1,000


Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals

Link

https://www.tcdsb.org/FORSTUDENTS/OpportunitiesForStudents/Documents/Flyer_Essay%20Contest%202015_FPCBP.pdf

Month

May

Criteria

This essay contest is open to all Ontario students of Portuguese descent who are in grades 9-12. Entries may be in either Portuguese or English. As a condition of winning, students must obtain an RESP account.

Essay Required

Gr. 9 & 10 (200-300 words) Gr. 11 & 12 (400-500 words) – Topic is provided

Value

$500


General Dynamics Proficiency Award

Month

May

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.

Value

5 - $500

Other Documentation

Application must be submitted to the school board office.


Holy Angels’ Catholic Women’s League

Month

May

Criteria

Must be full-time students. Applicants must provide a list of their academic achievements, school involvement (teams, clubs, service programs, leadership roles, etc.) and church/community involvement. Applicants do not have to be Catholic.

Value

4 - $500 (2 – College, 2-University)


International Plowing Match Legacy Agricultural Scholarship

Link

http://www.elgincounty.ca/county-council/news/plowing-match-scholarship-accepting-applications

Month

May

Criteria

AVAILABLE FOR 1ST YEAR POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY. Student must be attending 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

1,000 words or less on a provided topic

Value

2 - $2,500 (1 male, 1 female)

Other Documentation

Three letters of reference (including one from post-secondary instructor). Resume outlining past employment and/or extra-curricular activities.


Invite Right Scholarship

Link

http://www.eventiq.com/scholarship

Month

May

Criteria

Two scholarships: 1) Making Grad Great (how you helped make grad special); 2) Sweat Your Way to Grad (student athlete who demonstrates school spirit).

Essay Required

A 500-word essay telling your story.

Value

2 - $500

Other Documentation

Application must include the name of a supporting teacher and an accompanying letter from them.



IODE – Stirling Chapter Award

Month

May

Criteria

The student must have been involved in school activities, demonstrated leadership abilities throughout his/her high school years, show financial need and have an academic average in the 70-85% range.

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Requires guidance department comments including average


Joanne Brookes Automotive Scholarship

Link

http://www.escf.ca/grants/scholarships/

Month

May

Criteria

Recognizes those interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. 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. Letter of recommendation.


John Wise Scholarship

Link

http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/studentawards/details/wise.htm

Month

May

Criteria

Post-secondary studies in agriculture, science or a field related to agriculture such as veterinary science, animal husbandry or food science. Student should have excellence in academic achievement, school extra-curricular activities and community activities.

Essay Required

200 words or less as to why you believe you are a deserving candidate

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Transcript plus calculated average. Two reference letters in support of the student.


Libro Community Builder Scholarship

Link

https://www.libro.ca/Community/StudentAwards.aspx

Month

May

Criteria

You must demonstrate active participation and leadership in your community while balancing academic success (at least an average of 67% or higher).

Essay Required

300-500 word (topic provided)

Value

10 - $3,000

Other Documentation

List 3 volunteer and/or leadership experiences


Lincoln Alexander Award

Link

http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/lma.shtml

Month

May

Criteria

A nominee must have made a significant contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice or discrimination. Scholastic performance is not taken into consideration.

Nomination

Only one nominee per school.

Essay Required

Detailed description of achievements

Value

3 - $5,000

Other Documentation

Letters of reference from at least two persons


Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship

Link

http://www.monsanto.ca/ourcommitments/Pages/OpportunityScholarship.aspx

Month

May

Criteria

Students must be from a farm family with plans to enter into agricultural studies at a college or university. Students must have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in the community. Only Year 4 students may apply.

Essay Required

300-500 words – topic is provided

Value

$1,500

Other Documentation

Two reference letters, one of which is a farmer nomination.


Ontario Road Builder’s Assoc.

Link

http://orba.org/education-training/scholarships​

Month

May

Criteria

Awarded to students entering the first year of a civil engineering program (university) or civil technology program (college). Past work experience is a key criterion.

Essay Required

500 words describing why you have chosen this career and what your goals are.

Value

2 - $2,000

Other Documentation

Letters of reference from past employers, teachers or community leaders.


St. Anne’s Parish, Council of Women

Month

May

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.

Value

2 - $600


St. Mary’s Ladies’ Group Award

Month

May

Criteria

Student must be a graduate of St. Mary’s (West Lorne). Student must have demonstrated consistent best effort in all academic areas.

Value

$100


St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders’ Association

Month

May

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-operative education placement in the construction trades. Financial need may be a consideration.

Nomination

One student only per school

Value

$500 and a plaque


Travis Small Bursary

Month

May

Criteria

Attending University of Guelph or Ridgetown College pursing studies in Animal Science or Agriculture. High school must be completed in four years.

Nomination

Yes – 1 only per school

Essay Required

Brief statement regarding the goals and purpose to the selected course of study.

Value

$500

Other Documentation

Reference letter written by a teacher, employer or coach


 

West Lorne Knights of Columbus

Month

May

Criteria

Year 4 student who works to achieve their academic personal best. Must have graduated from St. Mary’s, West Lorne.

Value

1 - $200​