What is our Scholarship Program?

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington believes in equal access to post-secondary education. Many youth in our community face barriers, such as lack of financial resources or mental health support, that prevent them from realizing their potential through education. Our Scholarships Program provides financial support for post-secondary education. The criteria for recipients do not focus solely on academic standing but rather on life achievement and goals in the face of difficult life situations.


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What do we do?

  • We provide annual scholarships to remove some of the barriers for youth. Currently there are 5 annual scholarships (Future Fund, Cargill, Promoli, Tait and new in 2020 Paul Hammond)

  • Our Scholarships Program recognizes the achievement of students who face economic or social challenges.

  • Since 2002, we have provided funding to over 100 youth in Guelph and Wellington. 

Scholarships 

Our Scholarships Scholarship Cap

 

Future Fund Scholarship

The Future Fund Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to one student at each high school in Guelph and Wellington County to pursue the post-secondary education of their choice. The students are nominated by the Guidance Department and/or Commencement Committee of each high school.

Cargill Scholarship

The Cargill Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually to one student chosen from nominations provided by all high schools in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph. The Cargill Scholarship provides financial assistance for one student to pursue post-secondary education in a trade (millwright, electrician, etc) or an agricultural-related field.

Tait Scholarship

The Tait Scholarship of $7,500 total is awarded annually to between one to three students in care of Family & Children’s Services to support their residence and meal plans for post-secondary education.

Paul Hammond Scholarship

The Paul Hammond Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to one student chosen from all the participating high schools, as well as Family and Children Services in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph to pursue the post-secondary education of their choice.

Promoli Scholarship

The Promoli Scholarship of $1,000 each is awarded annually to three students in care of Family & Children’s Services to pursue the post-secondary education of their choice.

2019 Program Stats

 

Diploma

18 Scholarships were awarded.

Gender 

15 female and 3 male recipients.

Science Book

Science was the highest area of study.


Learn More

 

To find out more about our scholarships, contact Anita Macfarlane, Program Director, at 519.826.9551 ext. 22 or anita@childrensfoundation.org 

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