Scholarships

FWIO Provincial Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th

Value:    $1,000

Selection:

This scholarship is provided for students furthering their formal education as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution (in their first year).  For scholarships to be awarded, proof of enrolment must be received by the FWIO Provincial Office by September 30th. Scholarships are forfeited after this date and will be awarded to the alternate.

Eligibility:

  • For the 2016 scholarship, students must complete a 500-word essay, answering the question:

"After researching the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario, how could Women’s Institutes help to advocate change for young women’s education?"

OR

"After researching the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario, how could Women’s Institutes help to advocate change for young adult's education?"

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement upon entrance into the program. A transcript of marks for the most recent academic year showing the numerical grade average in percentage form for the complete year (e.g. 85%).
  • Three signed reference letters from community organizers and/or high school faculty (no more than 2 from the school).
  • Applicant must be a Canadian Citizen, a resident of Ontario, and a prospective high school graduate. Previous winners are not eligible.
  • Full-time students entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

Conditions:

  • Candidates may apply only once in any one year.
  • When only one application is received, a grade point average of 75% must be attained for the full scholarship award. Half of the scholarship amount will be awarded for a mark under 75%.

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Helen M. McKercher Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th

 

This scholarship was established in 1976 to recognize Helen McKercher's years of service to FWIO as Director of the Women's Institute and Home Economics Service.

Value: $1,200

Purpose:

To assist a graduate student to pursue a post-graduate degree in Family and Consumer Studies, Home Economics or in a related program.

Eligibility:

  • For the 2016 scholarship, students must complete a 500-word essay, answering the question:

"How would you put life skills back into high schools?"

  • Must be a resident of Ontario for five years.
  • Must be a graduate of a Canadian University.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
  • The FWIO Provincial Office must receive proof of enrolment by September 30th. After the September 30th deadline, awards are forfeited.

Conditions:

  • When only one application is received, a mark of 75% must be attained for a Scholarship award.

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90th Anniversary Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th
 

Established in 1987 as four regional scholarships (valued at $250 each) and presented annually to WI Members upgrading their education, this is now one provincial scholarship.

Value:  $1,000

Purpose:

To assist Women's Institute Members who seek self-improvement and personal enrichment through the education system as full or part-time students.

Eligibility:

  • For the 2016 scholarship, applicants must submit a 200-word essay answering the question:

"How will your chosen course help to futher your education?"

  • Must be a resident of Ontario for at least 5 years.
  • Must be a WI Member for 5 years and currently active in WI.
  • The FWIO Provincial Office must receive proof of enrolment by September 30th. After the September 30th deadline, awards are forfeited.

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Ontario Women's Institute Scholarships

Deadline:  May 15th

 

Since 1947, these Scholarships have been presented by FWIO in recognition of the women who pioneered the Women's Institute in Ontario.

Value:  Up to (3) three awards of $1,000 each

Purpose:

To assist students studying at the University of Guelph, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

Eligibility:

  • Students from Ontario with a minimum 70% cumulative average, who have completed 4.00 credits in the BASc Program and who have involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • If other qualifications are equal, preference will be given to students who have participated in the Ontario 4-H program and/or students whose mothers are Women's Institute Members.

CLICK HERE for more information on the University of Guelph website.

International Scholarship - Lady Aberdeen

Established in 1962, this award provides scholarships for the promotion and encouragement of education in the economic, social, and cultural spheres in a developing country.

 

Purpose:

To provide training in specific subjects (namely community welfare and related topics) to those who have not previously had this advantage, as well as offering further training to qualified leaders.

Eligibility:

  • be a member of an ACWW Society

Value: dependant on course, length of instruction, etc.

For more information and/or applications, visit http://www.acww.org.uk/ or contact ACWW at info@acww.org.uk

Winners

2016

FWIO Provincial Scholarship
Jacqueline Taylor Dyck

Helen M. McKercher Scholarship
Sarah Cappuccitti

Ontario Women's Institute Scholarship
Jessica Beagan
Melissa Nauta
Melissa Crawford


2015

FWIO Provincial Scholarship
Caroline Simons

Helen M. McKercher Scholarship
Huma Rana

Ontario Women's Institute Scholarship
Lauren Cook
Kristie Pun
Alexandra Nunez


2014

FWIO Provincial Scholarship
Mary-Lynn VanLankveld


2013

FWIO Provincial Scholarship
Elizabeth (Libby) Root


2012

FWIO Provincial Scholarship
Lauren Paré

Helen M. McKercher Scholarship
Jessica Lee Hambleton

Ontario Women's Institute Scholarship
MacKenzie Brown
Rebecca Kinio
Christine Kucava