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Scholarships2019-01-28T10:42:28+00:00

Every year, we work with the Public and Catholic Secondary schools within Cambridge and North Dumfries to award scholarships to deserving graduating students seeking financial assistance for their post-secondary educations.

Applications accepted: March 4 – May 31, 2019

Application Process

Nominations for Scholarships may only be submitted by the school principal or designate on behalf of the student. Some scholarships may require additional information from nominated students.

A Student Release Form must be submitted by nominees in order to complete the scholarship nomination and to give the Community Foundation permission to publish their name and/or photos.

Once the nomination has been completed, foundation staff, in partnership with scholarship fund-holders assess whether nominated students meet the criteria for each respective scholarship. Should there be any concerns surrounding any nomination(s), a foundation staff member will contact the nominator.

For questions or assistance, please contact Adriana Van Oostveen at 519-624-8972 ext. 202 or by email.

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Allan and Anne McKay’s five children, all graduates of Southwood, to honour their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and to recognize the importance of post-secondary education.

Criteria: Residency in North Dumfries considered an asset; Demonstrated financial need; Personal statement from the nominated student explaining how the scholarship will benefit and affect him/her.

Focus: Nursing, Health Studies, Pure Science, or the Performing Arts.

Eligible School(s): Southwood Secondary School only.

1 Award: up to $2,000

2018 Recipient:

Mackenzie Dawson – Southwood Secondary School

Pursuing: Nursing – Trent University 

The Anonymous Bursary Award was established by an anonymous donor and is awarded to a student from North Dumfries pursuing post-secondary education.

Criteria: Residency in North Dumfries; Demonstrated financial need; Showing persistent hard work to overcome financial and/or other obstacles; A brief letter from the nominated student explaining how the bursary would bring a positive impact on his/her life.

Focus: Any discipline

Eligible School(s): All Public and Catholic Secondary Schools – only one student will be selected.

1 Award: up to $2,000

2018 Recipient(s):

Jack Curran – Southwood Secondary School

Pursing: Mechanical Engineering – University of Waterloo

Criteria: Minimum of the last two (2) years in a Cambridge Secondary School; Demonstrating commitment to the automotive program (if applicable) in their high school and distinguishing themselves technically.

Focus: OYAP auto mechanics apprentice program or truck & coach program at Conestoga College OR Registered Nursing program at any college or university.

Eligible School(s): All Public/Catholic secondary schools

1 to 2 Awards: up to $500 each

2018 Recipient (s):

Kristy Censner – Jacob Hespeler Secondary School
Pursuing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Conestoga College

John Pennington – Southwood Secondary School
Pursuing: Truck and Coach Technician – Ontario Trades School/Conestoga College

Criteria: Significant and/or unique contributions within school athletics and in the community; Demonstrating integrity in both student and personal life; Confirmed enrollment in any college or university for the upcoming Fall.

Focus: Any discipline

Eligible School(s): Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School only.

1 Award: up to $500

2018 Recipient(s):

Sophia Coelho – Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
Pursuing: Biological Sciences – University of Guelph

Criteria: Confirmed enrollment in a post-secondary institution.

Focus: Health Sciences program.

Eligible School(s): Preston High School only.

1 Award: min. of $1,000

2018 Recipient(s):

Sophia Zhang – Preston High School
Pursuing: Life Sciences – McMaster University

Criteria: A female student who has achieved a level of academic success to suggest that she will be successful in her studies at the post-secondary level; has exceeded the minimum of 40 volunteer hours of community involvement activities, demonstrated exceptional commitment to her community; demonstrated that she deserves to be supported in her first year of post-secondary education (i.e. demonstrated financial need and/or persistent hard work to overcome financial or other obstacles)

Focus: Any program at a university or community college.

Eligible School(s): All Secondary Schools in Cambridge and/or North Dumfries.

2018 Recipient(s):

Vannalin Bun – Preston High School
Pursuing: Business (BBA) – Wilfrid Laurier University

The Keith Taylor Memorial Scholarship is made possible through an endowed fund established by the Taylor Family in memory of Keith Taylor, who was former Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cambridge.

Criteria: Involved in Waterloo Region Big Brothers Big Sisters (Cambridge Area Only) as a little brother or little sister; Confirmed full-time enrollment in  post-secondary education.

Focus: Any discipline, trade or career training program.

Eligible School(s): All Public/Catholic Secondary Schools.

1 to 2 Awards: up to $500 each

2018 Grant Recipient(s):

Colton Hesch – Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
Pursuing: Robotics – Conestoga College

Criteria: Demonstrated persistent hard work to overcome financial or other obstacles; Confirmed enrollment in a university (preferred) or at any community college on a field of study mentioned below for the upcoming Fall.

Focus: Bachelor of Science – Nursing Program OR Practical Nursing Program

Eligible School(s): Catholic Secondary Schools only

1 to 2 Awards: $250 each

2018 Recipient(s):

Alyssa Marina – Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
Pursuing: Bachelor of Nursing – Conestoga College

The R.L. Petersen Scholarship is awarded to a Cambridge secondary school graduate who is enrolled full-time in a business program at a college or university and has demonstrated outstanding moral judgment in both their student and personal life while also making a significant and/or unique contribution within their school, the community and with others. In addition, they will have demonstrated a sense of individuality and a level of academic success sufficient to suggest they will be successful in their future studies.

Criteria: Minimum of the last two (2) years in a Cambridge Secondary school; Confirmed full time enrollment at any college or university in a field of study mentioned below for the upcoming Fall.

Focus: Any Business-related program (ex: Management Studies, Accounting, Entrepreneurial Studies, Human Resources, or Business).

Eligible School(s): All Public/Catholic Secondary Schools

Up to 5 Awards: up to $500 each

2018 Recipient(s):

Tahira Naz – Galt Collegiate Institute
Pursuing: Accounting and Financial Management – University of Waterloo

Devan Flaming – Jacob Hespeler Secondary School
Pursuing: Integrated Business and Humanities Program – McMaster University

Madison Mitten – Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
Pursuing: Business Accounting – Nippising University

Emily Turchin – Preston High School
Pursuing: Business Accounting – Wilfrid Laurier University

The Tim Walker Memorial Scholarship Award is made possible through an endowed fund set up by Stephanie Walker to honour the life of her son, Tim Walker. Tim was a loved Geography teacher at Southwood Secondary School.

Criteria: Demonstrating persistent hard work to overcome financial or other obstacles; Confirmed full-time enrollment at any college or university in a field of study mentioned below for the upcoming Fall.

Focus: Environment OR History.

Eligible School(s): Southwood Secondary School only.

1 Award: up to $400

2018 Recipient(s):

Andrew Arndt – Southwood Secondary School
Pursuing: Bachelor of Science & Environmental Science – Algoma University

The Hoegy Scholarship was established in 2016 to honour Helen Hoegy’s wishes to honour her husband Louis Hoegy and their late son Howard Hoegy. The award, in memory of Louis and Howard, will recognize a graduating student of Glenview Park Secondary School in Cambridge, who is pursuing a post-secondary education.

Criteria:  Demonstrating persistent hard work to overcome obstacles and dedication  to his/her academics; Confirmed full-time enrollment at any college or university for the upcoming Fall.

Focus:  Any discipline

Eligible School(s):  Glenview Park Secondary School only

1 Award: $1750.00 

2018 Recipient(s):

Kayla Hardman – Glenview Park Secondary School
Pursuing: Early Childhood Education – Conestoga College