Scholarship Opportunities

Helping students take the next step in their educational journey.

HLF partners with companies and individuals to offer scholarships, bursaries and other awards to help deserving students of the Halton District School Board continue their education or training beyond high school.

2018 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
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 John Horner MDHS ScholarshipGraduating or recently graduated student from Milton District HS. • 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
Application
The Muslim ScholarshipGrade 12 graduating students, regardless of religion, who are pursuing full-time post-secondary studies.• This scholarship supports students who are strong, honest, hardworking, reliable, with a history of community service or other volunteering activities, and who possess strong leadership skills.

Application
Shaarei Beth El Synagogue Community ScholarshipGrade 12 graduating students from any HDSB high school. Open to students of all faiths.Pursuing post-secondary studies in humanities, social studies or a helping profession. • Demonstrate leadership, community engagement and interest in working with people. • Demonstrate a reasonable level of academic achievement as well as financial need. 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 grade 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
Burlington Professional Firefighters Association Community ScholarshipGrade 12 graduating students from Burlington high schools who are pursuing post-secondary education. • Must have donated a minimum of 100 volunteer hours in the community

• Proven leadership skills

• Academic average of at least 75%

Application

2018 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 AwardStudents enrolled in the Bronte Creek program.• Interest in pursuing environmental education at post secondary.
• Students who require financial assistance 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
Helen Zdriluk Central Company AwardGraduating students at Burlington Central.Bursary that recognizes students who contribute to the performing arts at BCHS.

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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