The Foundation plans to award two scholarships annually beginning in 2019.
One will allow awardees to pursue a university offered academic program.
One will provide support for awardees to pursue a certification at a community college or other similar institution.
The maximum value of a scholarship to pursue a university degree program (for example BSc or BComm) is currently to be $5,000 per academic year. The maximum value of a scholarship to pursue a certification at a college (for example, Culinary Arts, Licensed Practical Nurse) is currently to be $3,000 per semester.
The selection of awardees will take into account the following criteria but not so as to limit the parameters of choice: financial need, academic achievement, integrity, ingenuity, innovation, compassion, commitment, demonstrated community service, society needs and good character. Section C III outlines how to demonstrate achievement of these criteria.
To provide awardees with greater certainty as to their financial support for their studies, the Foundation will renew the scholarship awarded for each of 2 subsequent consecutive periods – academic years or semesters – depending on the program of study. Any such renewals will be subject to the awardees continuing their studies and achieving a B grade (or equivalent) or higher in each of all subject areas that comprise the program of study. The number of scholarships awarded annually may grow to a maximum of 6 as the Foundation matures.