Scholarship Opportunities

Helping students take the next step in their educational journey.

Companies and individuals set up scholarships, bursaries and awards through HLF to ensure that deserving students have support to continue their education or training beyond high school. These funds may be specific to individual schools or system-wide.

Click on the links below for more information about our current scholarships, and application forms where applicable.

2017 Scholarships for HDSB Students – Student Application Required

ScholarshipEligibilityCriteriaApplication
Colin M. Bain Halton ScholarshipGraduating or recently-graduated students
pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in Social Sciences (History, Geography, Canadian Law, Sociology or Economics).
• Reasonable level of academic achievement, but not considered ‘academic elite’
• Strength of character, honesty, diligence and reliability
• History of community service and/or other • Volunteering activities
• Demonstrated leadership skills financial necessity
Application
Downtown Georgetown Music ScholarshipGrade 12 graduating students at Georgetown District High School in the Music program.• The winning student must be pursuing a post-secondary education in Music immediately following graduation.
• Academic achievement and financial need will be considered in the overall assessment.
• The student should be involved in extra-curricular music activities such as bands or tutoring.
Application
Fran Lloyd ‘Students Volunteering Abroad’ BursaryAll students participating in the “Students Volunteering Abroad” Program. • Demonstrates volunteerism and community mindedness
• Financial need that could impede participation in the program without assistance
Application
Hatch Engineering ScholarshipAll graduating students who meet the criteria.• Graduating Aboriginal student (status or non-status First Nations, Metis or Inuit).
• Must be pursuing engineering or a closely related science program at the postsecondary
level.
• Must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and initiative to
succeed.
Application

Harry Tomkins Scholarship
Grade 12 students pursuing post-secondary studies immediately following graduation.
• Must demonstrate reasonable academic achievement and a strong desire to continue their education.
• Strength of character, honesty, integrity and commitment to studies
• Demonstrate financial need

Application
IBEW Local 105 Electrical Apprenticeship AwardStudent must be participating in the HDSB/OYAP Electrical program, or is an Electrical Apprentice through the OYAP/SHSM program.
Student also demonstrates a desire to pursue an electrical trade post-graduation.
Candidates will be required to pass the basic aptitude test administered by the IBEW/ECAH Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
• 80% overall mark or higher in Grade 12 College Math, English and Electrical
• Good Attendance record
• Good management of tools
• An overall willingness to help and learn
• Recommendation letter from Coop employer
Application
John Horner Halton Social Science ScholarshipGraduating or recently-graduated students
pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in Social Sciences (History, Geography, Canadian Law, Sociology or Economics).
• Reasonable level of academic achievement, but not considered ‘academic elite’
• Concern for general welfare of their community
• Financial necessity
Application

Kevin Caughlin Technological Studies Scholarship
All Grade 12 graduating students who are going on to college in technological studies or an apprenticeship in the trades will be eligible.• Successful gradudation from grade 12
• Enrolment in an apprenticeship or college trades program at college
• Demonstrated desire to pursue technological education.
• Financial need may be considered.
Application
Neil J. Guiry Construction ScholarshipGraduating HDSB OYAP student enrolled in one of the following:
• Halton Home Builders’ Program
• Carpentry or Cabinet Maker Program
• Electrician Program
• HVAC Program
• General Machinist Program
• Tool & Die Maker Program
• Industrial Mechanic/Millwright Program
• Welder/Welder Fitter Program
• Desire to pursue Skilled Trades in post-secondary
• Financial need which may prevent the further pursuit of post-secondary education
Application
The Paula Liu Family ScholarshipGrade 12 graduating students attending Halton District School Board schools pursuing post-secondary education.
Preference will be given to a student who has experienced a death of a parent.
• Pursuing post-secondary immediately after his/her garde 12 year
• Be graduating grade 12 with a minimum average of 80%
• Be involved in co-curricular activities (school and/or community
Application
The Tharby Family ScholarshipGrade 12 graduating students at Nelson High School pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to a student athlete interested in pursuing a career in the Sciences• Have an 80% average or higher in grade 12 college or university level Chemistry, Physics or Biology
• An athlete involved in Nelson High School Teams
• Be involved in the community; through part-time work, volunteer work or athletics
• Demonstration of time management through successful participation in above three items
Application

2017 Scholarships Selected by Schools

ScholarshipEligibilityCriteria
Aaron Haire Drumline (Music) AwardGrade 12 MM Robinson students pursuing education or apprenticeship in music or sound engineering. • Passing grades in all studies, including music
• Involvement in extracurricular music activities
• Preference given to students who demonstrate hard work and are involved in volunteer work/the community
Alfred “Butch” Kirkham ScholarshipGraduating student of T.A. Blakelock who is entering his/her first year of university or college in September.• Student entering an undergraduate program related to Engineering or the Environment.
• Academic achievement: 75% or better average.
• Financial need is a consideration.
Angela Hsu Achievement AwardGraduating White Oaks Secondary School ESL student pursuing post-secondary education.• Active participation in co-curricular and community activities
• Above average grades in all academic subjects
• Strong leadership skills
Canadian Federation of University Women (Burlington) AwardsAll female graduating students at identified Burlington High Schools. • Varies by award. Please see page.
Christopher Peroune Memorial Sports AwardGraduating Lester B. Pearson HS students pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in Sports Management or Sports Journalism.• High level of commitment and good sportsmanship in one or more sports or athletic activities
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Financial necessity
• While academic performance is encouraged, it is not a deciding factor in this award
Design 4 – Bronte Creek Project BursaryStudent currently enrolled in the Bronte Creek Project.• Interest in pursuing environmental education in post-secondary schooling
• Financial need which would impede their ability to participate in the program
Design 4 – WOSS OYAP ScholarshipGraduating White Oaks Secondary School student pursuing Technological Studies in post-secondary education, preferably Construction Technology/Carpentry.• Keen desire to pursue technological studies, particularly carpentry
• Above-average overall marks
financial necessity
Doug Foley ScholarshipGraduating Milton District High School student
pursuing post-secondary education.
• Active participation in athletics, particularly football at MDHS
• Above average grades in all academic subjects
• Strong leadership skills
Jim Tassie Memorial AwardAll Grade 12 graduating students at Oakville Trafalgar High School pursuing post-secondary education will be eligible to win the award. • Be active in student council
• Active in athletics
• Demonstrate creativity
• Be a caring responsible student who exhibits pride in Oakville Trafalgar and genuine concern for others
John Horner MDHS ScholarshipGraduating or recently-graduated Milton District High School students. Application required.• Reasonable level of academic achievement, but not considered ‘academic elite’
• Strength of character, honesty, commitment to studies
• Concern for general welfare of their community
• Financial necessity
Kathy Charteris Memorial Scholarship AwardGraduating White Oaks Secondary School students (one male, one female).• Student has utilized or benefitted from in-school social work resources
• Student is pursuing post-secondary education
Kristine Williams Cosmetology AwardGrade 12 MM Robinson students pursuing studies in Cosmetology. • Excellence in, and passion for, cosmetology
• Passing grades in all studies, including cosmetology
• Preference given to students who demonstrate hard work and are involved in volunteer work/the community
Maureen Hagan Fit for Life AwardGraduating Grade 12 students at T.A. Blakelock High School.• The student has participated in school athletics however not necessarily made a team
• The student may be involved in extra-curricular activities either in school or in the community
• The student possesses leadership qualities; enjoys cheering on their mates and raising people up.
• Most importantly, the recipient has a “never give up” attitude and a work ethic that is obvious and admirable both academically and athletically.
• The award is based more on efforts than on results.
Monsieur Lachance Award for French ImmersionGrade 12 student enrolled in the French Immersion Program at T.A. Blakelock High School.• Grade average of B or higher
• Enrolled in the French Immersion Program (French Core students are not eleigible for this Award)
• Demonstraeted love of the language, be outgoing, demonstrated ownership in their own success
Reverend Jim Morrow Memorial AwardGraduating students of MM Robinson High School.• Student pursuing post-secondary education in Engineering.
• Preference given to those with proven athletic skills.
• Must demonstrate financial need.
Tyler Cooper Athletic Achievement AwardGrade 8 students at Charles Beaudoin PS (Grade 7 if no Grade 8’s present).• High level of academic achievement in all subjects
• Good sportsmanship in one or more sports or athletic activities at CBPS

CONTRIBUTIONS TO A SCHOLARSHIP FUND

To contribute online to a specific Scholarship Fund, please choose the DONATE ONLINE NOW link below.

Once you arrive at the donation page, choose “Scholarships” and specify the name of the scholarship you wish to support in the comment box.

“Life hasn’t been easy for me and I’ve had many days when I’ve felt like giving up … but I have grown from a troublesome young kid to an aspiring doctor. Thank you so much for your generous scholarship. I view this honour as a reward for my hard work.”

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