Youth under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2018 (and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution) in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. There is no minimum age. Interested students must contact their local Optimist Club. They need to submit an essay on the pre-assigned topic. To find out a contact, please e-mail the Programs Department at programs@optimist.org.

Official rules are available at optimist.org

Amount: $2500

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Application for the 2019 Peace Award.

Developing leaders. Advancing peace.

What is the Farah Family Youth Peace Scholarship?

The Farah Family and the YMCA are inviting youth school groups of all ages in Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford area to apply for a grant of $500 - $2,500 to support youth-led projects that:

  • Encourages the advancement of peace in their community
  • Promotes non-violence within the family, community, nationally or internationally
  • Demonstrates ways to live in peace and harmony in an increasingly diverse society
  • Supports leadership in global awareness among young people
  • Encourages global responsibility and action towards positive change

View Farah Family Youth Peace Scholarship Information Package

**Students are encouraged to talk to their school to develop a project they can lead and co-apply for the Scholarship to run the project.**


Amount: $500-$2500

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Halton Learning Foundation - Burlington

Awards open to local high school students. Students are to apply through link below.

Amount: Numerous awards available

Deadline: Range from March to May, 2019. Please refer to the specifics on this link: Halton Learning Foundation Awards

The topic for this year's Oratorical Contest is: "Is there a fine line between Optimism and Realty?" This contest is gives the students the opportunity to win up to $22,500 in scholarships if they advance to the World Oratorical Championship.

Amount: $22,500

Deadline: March 19, 2019

Amount: Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore established in 1972 and Rotary Club Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation established in 1991 provide student awards in excess of $50,000 annually. The following awards are included: Vocational Studies Awards, Specialty Awards, Student Leap Forward Awards, Athletic Awards and Academic Awards.

Deadline: April 26, 2019

The award is intended to open new doors or provide an opportunity that would not otherwise have been available.To be eligible you must:

• Be a grade 12 graduate or equivalent.

• Be committed to pursuing post-secondary education, vocational training, skilled trades or adult education with a specific career focus -- i.e. not general studies. (Student does not have to be entering their training/education immediately following graduation.)

• Demonstrate a reasonable level of past academic achievement (not necessarily the academic elite).

• Demonstrate strength of character, honesty, diligence and reliability.

• Demonstrate financial need.

Amount: 2 X $2500

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Each Burlington High School may nominate up to two students for this award. The student must complete an application form, include four to six jpeg images of their art, and be endorsed by the school’s Principal.

Amount: $1000

Deadline: Scholarship will be open in April 2019. Date is yet to be determined.

NOTE: Do not include a name on the jpeg that identifies either the student or the high-school. Images where this information is visible will not be considered. All images submitted must be in the jpeg format. CDs or USB drives are equally acceptable. If you would like your images returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. All applications must be post marked or delivered to Darlene Throop at 1295 Knights Bridge Ct. Burlington, L7P 3K8 by TBD

jim and dorothy singleton leadership award

This Award is open to students from Robert Bateman High School, along with Garth Webb and Iroquois Ridge High Schools in Oakville. This award is given to a graduating student who has demonstrated leadership during high school, and who has contributed to the quality of school life for his/her fellow students.

NOTE - this award is nominated by Staff at each school

Amount: 3 x $500

Deadline: TBD

Note: This is a HDSB Centrally Administered Award.

The Top Hats are inviting applications for two scholarships, one in the amount of $1000.00 and the other in the amount of $500. The purpose of these scholarships is to support music instruction or further studies in the field of music.

Application Requirements:

  • Any student musician in the City of Burlington who:
  • has not previously won an Eric Ford Scholarship;
  • is currently in grade 7 – 12, actively involved in a Burlington school band or orchestra, or is a member of the Burlington Teen Tour Band;
  • is not a relative of a member of the Top Hat Marching Orchestra

Amount: 2 scholarships - one $500, one $1000

Deadline: There is no due date determined yet. Co-ordinator of the award will be in touch soon.