Helping students take the next step in their educational journey.

Sometimes a financial helping hand is also a vote of confidence in a child’s potential.  Annually, about 90 students of the Halton District School Board are honoured with over $70,000 in awards thanks to our generous donors.

To APPLY ONLINE to any of the following scholarships, you will be redirected to the Awards Hub at the Oakville Community Foundation. (Please note: HLF scholarships are ONLY for graduating students of the Halton District School Board.)

For information about the awards below or to set up a new scholarship, please email Sherri at armstrongsh@hdsb.ca. Click here to see HLF awards selected by schools.

Scholarships for HDSB Students – 2021 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

ScholarshipBackground/
Sponsor
EligibilityCriteriaDeadline & Application Checklist
Alix Jickling ScholarshipCreated by the Jickling family to provide financial support for students pursuing nursing in post-secondary school.Grade 12 graduating students of Georgetown District High School pursuing nursing. • Student must be pursuing a registered nursing program at college or university immediately following graduation
• Recipient should be academically strong
• Should demonstrate involvement in school and/or community activities
April 30, 2021

• Most recent transcript
• A one-page essay, including involvement in community and school
• Recipient to provide thank you letter
• See online application for further details.

Burlington Professional Firefighters Association Community ScholarshipCreated to recognize Burlington youth exhibiting community benevolence, school or team leadership and personal excellence.Grade 12 graduating students of an HDSB high school in Burlington. • Demonstrated leadership
• Academic achievement (avg.75% or better)
• Minimum 100 community volunteer hours over your high school career.
• Financial need will also be considered.
April 30, 2021

• Letter of reference from a community organization
• Most recent transcript
• Letter from the student
• See online application for further details.

Colin M. Bain Halton Scholarship

Created to celebrate the life and passion of Colin Bain, a former HDSB teacher and coach. Graduating or recently-graduated students
pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in Social Sciences (History, Geography, Canadian Law, Sociology or Economics).
• Reasonable level of academic achievement
• Strength of character, honesty, diligence and reliability
• History of community service &/or other volunteering
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Financial necessity
April 30, 2021

• Most recent transcript
• Two letters of recommendation.
• Letter from the student
• See online application for further details.

District 15 Retired Teachers of Ontario Academic Spirit Award
Established by the RTO/ERO District 15 Halton to recognize graduating students who have overcome personal or academic obstacles.Grade 12 graduating students pursuing post-secondary studies at a recognized Canadian college, university or apprenticeship, immediately following graduation.• Good academic performance
• A strong work ethic, commitment to studies and service to others
• Has overcome obstacles to successfully graduate from high school
• Financial need may be considered.
April 30, 2021

• Letter of support from a guidance counsellor, student success or special ed teacher.
• Letter of support from one other teacher
• Most recent transcript.
• Letter from the student
• See online application for further details.

Dr. Margaret Ackerman STEM ScholarshipCreated to support female identifying students pursuing core sciences — Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering/Technology or Mathematics — who require financial support to pursue post-secondary studies. Grade 12 graduating HDSB students pursuing STEM subjects at a recognized Canadian university. Must be nominated by your school. • Reasonable level of academic achievement (min. B average).
• Strong work ethic, responsible and goal-oriented.
• Have held a regular, part-time job while attending high school full-time
May 17, 2021

• Most recent transcript
• Resume
• Letter of reference from a STEM teacher in the field being pursued.
• Letter of reference from student’s workplace.
• Nomination by your school
• Student letter outlining why you are a good candidate
• See online application for further details.

Fran Lloyd ‘Students Volunteering Abroad’ BursaryCreated to ensure the leadership and initiatives promoted by former MDHS teacher Fran Lloyd will continue in perpetuity.

All students participating in the “Students Volunteering Abroad” Program. • Demonstrates volunteerism and community mindedness
• Financial need that could impede participation in the program without assistance
To apply for this award, please email Sherri Armstrong at armstrongsh@hdsb.ca
Hatch ScholarshipEstablished by Hatch Engineering to recognize Indigenous students.All graduating students who meet the criteria.• Graduating Indigenous student (First Nations, Metis or Inuit).
• Pursuing engineering or a closely related science program post-secondary
• Demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and initiative to
succeed.
April 30, 2021

• A few paragraphs about your academic and career goals
• Most recent transcript
• 1-2 letters of recommendation
• See online application for further details.

Harry Tomkins ScholarshipEstablished in memory of former Oakville resident K.R. (Harry) Tomkins. He was a strong advocate of education, having never had access to formal academics during his childhood.Grade 12 students pursuing post-secondary studies immediately following graduation.
• Reasonable academic achievement and a strong desire to continue your education.
• Strength of character, honesty, integrity and commitment to studies
• Demonstrated financial need
April 30, 2021

• Most recent transcript
• Letter of reference from 1-2 graduating year teachers
• Student letter
• See online application for further details.

John Horner Halton Social Science ScholarshipEstablished by retired teacher John Horner to support strong, honest, hardworking students who might not otherwise be eligible for post-secondary undergrad scholarships. Graduating or recently-graduated students pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in Social Sciences (History, Geography, Canadian Law, Sociology or Economics).• Reasonable level of academic achievement
• Concern for general welfare of your community
• Financial necessity
April 30, 2021

• Letter outlining academic and career goals,community service
• Most recent transcript.
• Two letters of recommendation. (one from a teacher)
• See online application for further details.

Kevin Caughlin Technological Studies ScholarshipEstablished to commemorate the career and passion of retired HDSB educator Kevin Caughlin, who values apprenticeships and college pathways as excellent opportunities for post-secondary success.All Grade 12 graduating students who are going on to college in technological studies or an apprenticeship in the trades will be eligible. Must be nominated by your school. • Successful gradudation from grade 12
• Enrolment in an apprenticeship or college trades program
• Demonstrated desire to pursue technological education.
• Financial need may be considered.
April 30, 2021

• 1-2 paragraphs outlining why candidate should receive the award.
• Reference letter from a tech studies OR co-op teacher.
• A copy of your credit counselling summary.
• Current resume.
• See online application for further details.

Muslim ScholarshipEstablished by the Muslim Scholarship Fund to recognize students who go above and beyond to help those who are less fortunate.Grade 12 graduating students, regardless of religion, who are pursuing full-time post-secondary studies. Open to students of all faiths.• Strong, honest, hardworking, reliable
• A history of community service or other volunteering
• Possess strong leadership skills.

May 17, 2021

• Your high school transcript from Grades 9 through Gr. 12 (most recent)
• Two letters of reference.
• An essay from the student
• See online application for further details.

Neil J. Guiry Construction ScholarshipCreated to commemorate the life and passion of Neil Guiry. Neil was the owner of a building/construction company and husband to Pat Guiry, a retired HDSB social worker.Graduating HDSB OYAP student enrolled in one of:
• 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 that may prevent further pursuit of post-secondary education
April 30, 2021

• A paragraph from both student and nominator
• Your current resume
• Letter of recommendation from co-op or technology teacher
• Letter of recommendation from a relevant member of the community.
• See online application for further details.

Shaarei-Beth El Synagogue Community ScholarshipCreated by the Shaarei Beth El Synagogue of Oakville to support youth pursuing a career in the helping professions who face financial barriers to meeting their goals.

Grade 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. • Reasonable level of academic achievement and financial need. April 30, 2021

• A letter from the student.
• Most recent transcript.
• Letter of reference from a graduating year subject teacher
• Letter of reference from a community organization with which you have worked or volunteered.
• See online application for further details.

Sunshine Building Maintenance Environmental Stewardship ScholarshipEstablished by Sunshine Building Maintenance to recognize outstanding environmental achievements. Grade 12 graduating student pursuing post-secondary education at a Canadian college, university or apprenticeship following graduation.• Reasonable level of academic achievement
• Outstanding environmental achievements
• Volunteer hours in the community, Earth Day initiatives and financial need are also considerations.
April 30, 2021

• A short letter from the student
• Most recent transcript
• Letter of reference from one teacher and at least one community organization with which you have volunteered
• See online application for further details.

The Paula Liu Family ScholarshipCreated to honour the memory of Paula Liu, who showed strength and perseverance through hardships in her life. As a widow with no family in Canada, she supported her children through post-secondary education.Grade 12 graduating students from a single parent family 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
April 30, 2021

• Most recent transcript
• Current resume
• One reference from a community member, teacher or social worker
• 1-2 paragraphs written by the student
• See online application for further details.

Virox Science and Innovation AwardCreated by Virox Technologies to recognize students pursuing science at university. Award recognizes graduating students pursuing university studies in biology, chemistry, physics, other BSc. or engineering. ● Demonstrate a minimum 80% average in sciences.
● Have a demonstrated work ethic, curiosity and passion for learning, science and innovation.
April 30, 2021

• Most recent transcript
• Reference from a teacher (optional)
• Letter from the student about academic/career goals.
• See online application for further details.

To learn about setting up a new scholarship, contact Sherri at armstrongsh@hdsb.ca.