OSSTF, DISTRICT 9 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS
Terms and Conditions of Eligibility and Selection
Eligibility is limited to persons who will be graduating or have graduated within the past year from a secondary school and are dependent children, natural or adopted or foster children of at least one year as of the date application is due, of parents or guardians who are members of OSSTF District 9, retired members of OSSTF District 9 or deceased members of OSSTF District 9.
- NUMBER OF AWARDS
Four (4) entrance scholarships will be awarded. Attempts will be made to award at least one award to a college bound student. Awards are not renewable.
(c) VALUE OF PAYMENT
Four (4) awards valued at $500.00 (five hundred dollars) each payable to the successful candidates who will be attending university or a community college.
(d) QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANT
Academic - The applicant should have attained a level of excellence in their area of proficiency. Consideration will be given to students applying to academic programs, trades or apprenticeships at the college or university level.
Character – At least one letter of reference from a staff member of the applicant’s current Secondary School (e.g. principal, teacher, or support staff) who is familiar with the student’s curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The Treasurer of OSSTF, District 9 shall pay the amount awarded to each student who has been selected after confirming that the student is duly enrolled to an accredited college or university in a course leading to a diploma or degree. All applicants must send to the OSSTF, District 9 Scholarship Committee a letter confirming admission and some form of proof of tuition payment to a university or college. Special circumstances may be brought to the District President for consideration. It is the sole responsibility of the award recipient to report the funds received as income to Revenue Canada.
- RESPONSIBILITIES OF AWARD RECIPIENTS
Award recipients must be prepared to enter college or university in the year of application. Consideration will be given to applications from students up to one year after graduation from high school who are enrolling in the first year of a post-secondary education program and who have not received the bursary before. Requests for deferment will be considered only in unusual circumstances. The final decision for allowing deferments will be made by the OSSTF, District 9 Scholarship Committee.
The selection of award recipients will be made by the OSSTF, District 9 Scholarship Committee. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee in the awarding of scholarships and all decisions related to the scholarship fund and the administration thereof shall be final.
(h) DUE DATE – Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Applications may only be submitted online only by clicking on the online application link below.
YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
1. Student’s Introductory Letter – including:
a. Community/Volunteer Involvement – As per OSS requirements
c. Other Community/Volunteer Involvement (Other than OSS requirements)
d. Other Interests/Hobbies
2. Official transcript - to include the number of courses taken this year and interim marks of the final year.
3. A letter of reference from at least one staff member (principal, teacher, support staff) who is familiar with your
curricular and extra-curricular activities.
4. (Optional) Letters of reference from non-school individuals –employer, volunteer coordinator, etc.
5. A letter confirming admission to a university or college.
Click here for the online application form.