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​Scholarships - May

1800 Wheelchair Canada

Link:

http://www.1800wheelchair.ca/scholarship/

Month: May

Criteria: No requirement in terms of physical disability or ability.  Must have maintained an average of at least 83%.

Nomination:

Essay Required: Essay and poem (combined) should equal 500-1,000 words (theme provided)

Value: 2 - $500

Other Documentation: Must attach a transcript (Note:  Do not fax or e-mail)

 

Active Living Scholarship (sponsored by Ohio Ontario 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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: 500 word essay stating why this is your chosen profession

Value: $500

Other Documentation: Provide a recommendation letter from a community member, teacher or guidance counselor.

 

Aging Matters Scholarship

Link: https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: 1,000 word max. on why aging matters to the applicant.

Value: $1,500

Other Documentation:

 

Agnes Marie Coleman

Link: http://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/money-matters/scholarships-awards-and-bursaries/

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: Letter detailing volunteer experience, including location and dates.

Value: $2,300

Other Documentation: Completed budget.  Letter providing an explanation for requesting financial assistance.

 

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 and 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: TBD (approx. $850)

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: 1000 word essay – topic provided - must be sent by e-mail.

Value: $1,000

Other Documentation:

 

Belmont Lions Club Bursary

Link:

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: Prepare an outline of your volunteer work and what contribution(s) you have made to the community

Value: $500

Other Documentation: Application is to be sent by e-mail

 

CNIB Scholarships

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

Month: May

Criteria: Scholarships are available to students who are blind or partially sighted.  Students should have a high degree of motivation and independence, and a reasonable level of personal achievement.

Nomination:

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.

Nomination:

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.

Nomination:

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 enrollment is required.

 

Elizabeth Reurink Children of the Light Memorial Award

Link:

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: Two letters of recommendation (teacher + community member).  Copy of resume.

 

Epilepsy Ontario Scholarship Award

Link: http://epilepsyontario.org/events/obcl-awards/

Month: May

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

Nomination:

Essay Required: 600-900 word essay (topic provided)

Value: 4 - $1,500

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

Link:

Month: May

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

Nomination:

Essay Required: Brief resume explaining why you consider yourself deserving of the award.

Value: $1,000

Other Documentation: Current Ontario Student Status form.

 

Father P.J. Costello Music Award

Link:

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 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.

Value: $1,000

Other Documentation:

 

General Dynamics Proficiency Award

Link:

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required:

Value: 5 - $500

Other Documentation: Application must be submitted to the school board office.

 

Helen LeFrank Scholarship Fund

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

Month: May

Criteria: Recognizes those interested in pursuing a career in business and/or entrepreneurial disciplines.  Decisions will not be made on academic achievement alone.

Nomination:

Essay Required: 250-500 words stating why this is your chosen career

Value:

Other Documentation: School to supply weighted average and comments.  Must show proof of enrolment.  Recommendation letter.

 

Holy Angels' Catholic Women's League

Link:

Month: May

Criteria: Applicants must be involved in parish/school/community activities.  Open to Year 4 or 5 students.  You must be a practicing Catholic parishioner.

Nomination:

Essay Required:

Value: 4 - $500 (2 - College, 2 - University)

Other Documentation:

 

Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award

Link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards-arts-and-literature

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required:

Value: 6 - $2,500

Other Documentation: Creative writing piece plus a brief description about it.

 

International Plowing Match Legacy Agricultural Scholarship

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

Month: May

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).

Nomination:

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.

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

Other Documentation: Three letters of reference (including one from the principal or vice-principal).

Resume outlining past employment and/or extra-curricular activities.

 

Invite Right Scholarship

Link: https://rightlabs.com/labnotes/2017-rightlabs-grad-arts-scholarships/

Month: May

Criteria: Two scholarships:  1) Making Grad Great (how you helped make grad special); 2) Fine Arts Leaders (how you express yourself through music, acting or working behind the scenes)

Nomination:

Essay Required: A 500-word summary specific to the scholarship criteria.

Value: 2 - $500

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

 

IODE – Stirling Chapter Award

Link:

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required:

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 (Year 4 or 5).  Decision is not made on academic achievement alone.

Nomination:

Essay Required: Submit a short essay (250-500 words) as to why this is your chosen career.

Value:

Other Documentation: School to supply weighted average and comments.  Must show proof of enrolment.  Recommendation letter

 

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.

Nomination:

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.

 

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

 

Meridian – Sean Jackson Scholarship

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

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required:

Value: $10,000

Other Documentation: Recommendation letter from current school and community group you supported with volunteer work.  Proof of acceptance.

 

Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship

Link: http://www.nelson.com/scholarship/

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: 500-750 words detailing your civic leadership activities

Value: 3-$5,000

Other Documentation: High school teacher reference letter

 

Ontario Hockey Federation

Link: http://www.ohf.on.ca/view/ohfmainsite/home-page-815/ohf-bursary

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: Letter outlining contributions to hockey plus volunteer or community involvement (max. 500 words)

Value: Not specified

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

 

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 a civil technology/technician program (college).

Nomination:

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 Catholic Women's League Award

Link:

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: Submit a letter explaining why you feel you are qualified.

Value: 2 - $600

Other Documentation:

 

St. Mary's Ladies' Group Award

Link:

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required:

Value: $150

Other Documentation: (In School Application)

 

St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders' Association

Link:

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

Nomination: One student only per school

Essay Required:

Value: $500 and a plaque

Other Documentation:

 

St. Thomas Insurance Brokers Assoc. Award

Link:

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

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.

 

St. Thomas-Elgin Tourism Scholarship Fund

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

Month: May

Criteria: To assist with post-secondary education in an area of study that would support travel and tourism.

Nomination:

Essay Required: 250-500 words stating why this is your chosen career

Value: $500

Other Documentation: Must provide proof of enrolment.  Reference letters required.

 

Stuart Ferguson Memorial Scholarship

Link:

Month: May

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.

Nomination:

Essay Required: "Tell us about yourself"

Value: $1,000

Other Documentation: Letter of reference.

 

Travis Small Bursary

Link:

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

 

Water Environment Assoc. (Kelman Scholarship)

Link: http://www.weao.org/kelmanscholarships

Month: May

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

Nomination:

Essay Required: 500 word (topic provided)

Value: $500

Other Documentation: Teacher reference form describing skills, interests, initiative.

 

West Lorne Knights of Columbus

Link:

Month: May

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

Nomination:

Essay Required:

Value: 1 - $200

Other Documentation: