D. Michael A. Rudder and Susan E. Reid Charitable Foundation

174B Archimedes Street, Suite 148, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

B2H 2T6 Canada
 

info@rudderreidfoundation.com
 

RRCF Registration No.:  76885 7286 RR0001

Review & Selection Process

Awardees will be selected based on an assessment of three criteria, demonstrating achievement of elements identified under Available Awards (i.e. financial need, academic achievement, integrity, ingenuity, innovation, compassion, commitment, demonstrated community service, society needs and good character) and based on the applications and references submitted:
 

  1. Academic excellence 
     

  2. Demonstrated financial need
     

  3. An assessment of a written statement (approximately 1,000 words) identifying:
     

  • The applicant's education, hobbies, interests and community participation to date

  • A highlight of personal progress, especially as it relates to overcoming adversity

  • An outline of personal goals, and how the education to be pursued will support achieving these goals, especially as it relates to lifting the applicant beyond her or his current circumstances

  • Any other factors the applicant considers makes them uniquely qualified to be an awardee
     

Preference will be given to students pursuing studies in the fields of technology, business, health and engineering. Applicants must show that they plan to attend a recognized post-secondary institution or a 'prescribed university' as that term is used in the Income Tax Act.

 

Upon receipt of an application:
 

  1. the date of receipt

  2. the name of the applicant; and 

  3. the applicant’s email
     

will be logged in a register of applicants.
 

A review will be completed to confirm that the application contains the required information documents (as noted previously).
 

On completion of this review a notice will be sent to the applicant advising that:
 

  1. the application has been accepted for consideration; or 

  2. the application is deficient and has not been accepted, however a revised completed application may be submitted so long as it is received within the application deadline dates; or

  3. the application has been received after the deadline date for applications and is not accepted for consideration. 
     

Applications accepted for consideration will be forwarded (electronically) to up to three members of the volunteer Recommendation Committee. Each Recommendation Committee member will submit their recommendations and comments, if any, no later than one week prior to the date when the Foundation has committed to inform successful applicants (see below).
 

University-based programs: Successful applicants for a university-based program will be advised by July 31 by email, and verbally and visually by Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp.
 

Applicants who do not receive confirmation of an award by July 31 should consider their application not to have been successful.
 

Upon receipt from an awardee of a certified copy of completed registration at the institution as previously stated in their original application, scholarship funds will be approved for disbursement. Funds will be disbursed in two payments:
 

  1. $3,000, subject to the requirement noted below; and

  2. $2,000 on or before December 15, subject to the awardee providing confirmation that studies are continuing. 
     

College programs: Successful applicants for college programs will be advised no later than 60 days before the scheduled commencement date of the program as published by the institution identified in the application.
 

Applicants who do not receive confirmation of an award by that time should consider their application to not have been successful.
 

Upon receipt from an awardee of a certified copy of completed registration at the institution as previously stated in the original application, scholarship funds will be disbursed to the awardee within 5 days.