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HDSB Centrally Administered Awards

These awards are administered by the Halton District School Board. Criteria, award amount, deadline and application processes may vary by award. Please see your school principal for more details.

Awards include:

  • The Terry Fox Award
  • The Dudley and Nora Brown Scholarship
  • The Jim and Dorothy Singleton Leadership Award
  • The Ganesan Family Award
  • The Halton Proficiency Award
  • The G Melbourne Evans Scholarship

The HLF offers many regional scholarships along with a number of Awards granted through individual schools throughout the Halton Board of Education. Please click the links below for more information and to access the applications.

Amount(s): Various

Deadline(s): Check individual applications on links above (usually end of April). Please check this link for specific and most up-to-date details: Halton Learning Foundation Awards

Open to Halton region students graduating in 2017 who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to volunteerism through participation in school activities or by involvement in community groups. The student should exhibit personal growth and leadership in school and community activities. Student will be continuing studies at a University.

Qualification Requirements:

1. A Student must reside in the City of Guelph, or the Townships of Centre Wellington, Mapleton, Guelph/Eramosa, Erin, Puslinch or the Region of Halton.

2. A student who is graduating this year or did graduate last year from a secondary school program and continuing on to a University.

3. A student may win only once.

4. A student must show personal growth and leadership in school and community activities.

5. This application must also include in your own words a typed 350-500 word essay. Topic to be: “How should schools address bullying (including cyber bullying)?

6. Recommendation from a community leader must be included.

7. Signature of your Principal, Vice-Principal or Guidance Counselor is required.

8. The winner will be acknowledged at the Wellington-Halton Women’s Institute District Annual meeting and will receive the award at his/her High School Commencement.

9. If any successful scholarship recipient does not attend post secondary school in the fall or spring for any reason, he/she will forfeit the scholarship to allow another student to take advantage of the program.

Amount: $750

Deadline: All application material must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation established this fund to assist financially the children of OSSTF/FEESO members (or deceased members) to obtain their first degree/diploma/certificate or apprenticeship.

The applicant must have applied to enter a publicly-funded post-secondary college or university program or an apprenticeship program that includes an academic portion offered through a college.

Amount: Ten $1,500 bursaries

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Note: Bursaries are awarded through a lottery process.

Recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the promotion and integration of Chinese culture. Students must have achieved good standing in a Halton Secondary School. This award also aims to assists students who are in financial need.

Amount: $2000

Deadline: May 31st, 2019

A variety of awards are available:


                • Amount: $2,500
                • Deadline: April 26, 2019.


Applicants should demonstrate a history of academic success, leadership and organizational abilities in school or the community

    • The Fine Arts Award in honour of Leon and Betty Laron is presented to a student pursuing or planning to pursue either a degree or non-degree post-secondary program in Visual Arts, Performing Arts or Arts Therapy Program. Value: $2,500
    • The International studies Award in memory of Kan Nakazawa is presented to a student pursuing or planning to pursue a degree program in studies with an international focus and / or which leads to an international professional career. Value: $2,500
    • The Educational Studies Award in memory of Bev Bowra is presented to a student pursuing or planning to pursue studies leading to a career as a teacher, educational administrator or educational assistant. Value: $2,500


                • Amount: $2,500 x 2 Awards
                • Deadline: April 26, 2019.

Academic AWARDS

                • Amount: $2,500 x 6 Awards
                • Deadline: April 26, 2019.

ROTARY GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (Contact Rotary Club directly for more info)

The Rotary Club of Burlington-Lakeshore partnered with McMaster University and the Ontario government to fund a permanent graduate scholarship at McMaster University. Preference for the scholarship is given to a Burlington student enrolled in the Faculty of Health Science. Value: $15,000.

Who May Apply?

Graduating student with a physical disability that is determined to succeed.

Must be accepted at a postsecondary institution and a resident of Halton for a minimum of 3 years

Amount: Three awards valued at $800 each.

Deadline: Application to be submitted to your school's Guidance Department prior to April 28th, 2019. The school will forward the completed application to Hilary Francey, Student Services, NSEC by May 1, 2019.

Note: This is a HDSB Centrally Administered Award.

Once a year, OFSAA awards the Character Athlete Award to two recipients (one male, one female) who embody OFSAA’s values of leadership, commitment, equity, respect and sportsmanship.

Amount: Two $1000 scholarship awards (male and female). Award winners will also They will also receive a plaque from OFSAA commemorating this accomplishment.

Deadline: April 29, 2019

A graduating Halton students who has made a significant contribution in the school or community in the area of being inclusive of others.

Applicants should have offered leadership in organizing a Gay-Straight Alliance group, or leadership with persons with disabilities, or leadership in any number of initiatives and projects that strive to create a more inclusive school and community.

Amount: $1000

Deadline: All application material must be submitted by May 1, 2019.

This scholarship is awarded to an HDSB student with with a physical learning impairment, disability or disorder who will be attending College or University.

To qualify, students must provide;

  • Proof of disability from IPRC, statement of decision or IEP, or a note from a physician including the diagnosis
  • Transcript with a letter from Guidance of intent to graduate
  • Proof of application to post-secondary institution
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or supervisor

Amount: TBD

Deadline: Applications must be forwarded to the office of the HDSB Superintendent of Student Services by May 1, 2019

Note: This is a HDSB Centrally Administered Award.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a Music Student. Schools nominate a deserving student, and the selection committee conducts auctions (3-5 minute piece).

Amount: $300

Deadline: Application package must be received by May 21, 2019.

Note: This is a HDSB Centrally Administered Award.

The purpose of the award is to honour the academic achievements of our young men and women and to encourage them to maximize their potential by providing financial support.

Eligibility / Applicants must be:

      • Graduates of the Ontario Secondary School system in 2018
      • Accepted to first year of study in a post-secondary institution
      • Able to demonstrate a solid academic and volunteer service experience
      • Residents of Peel or surrounding areas

Amount $1,000

Application Deadline: May 1 2019

Presentation Date: June 9 2019

The Meridian’s Commitment to Communities Sean Jackson Scholarship recognizes and rewards community initiative, innovation and impact among Ontario youth. Each year, we award one leading post-secondary scholarship to a high school graduate who has demonstrated both academic excellence and an outstanding commitment to communities of their own.

Eligibility / Applicants must be:

      • See Website

Amount: As much as $10,000

Application Deadline: April 30 2019

Tandia is proud to offer an annual Post-Secondary Scholarship Award for young Tandia members entering their first year of post-secondary education in September.

Eligibility / Applicants must be:

      • The applicant must be a Tandia member having joined prior to December 31, 2018.
      • The applicant must be in the process of graduating from a recognized secondary school.
      • The applicant must not be a current post-secondary student.
      • If selected as a scholarship winner, the applicant will be required to provide proof of enrollment in post-secondary studies before receiving the award (such as a letter of acceptance, student number, or course registration forms).
      • The applicant must be registered full-time at a post-secondary institution for a program that is a minimum of one year in length.
      • The applicant and/or the applicant’s parents cannot discuss the applicant’s submission with any of the judges prior to or after the selection decision for scholarship recipients have been made.

Amount: 1x $2,000 or 2 x $1000

Application Deadline: Monday, May 13, 2019