What is our Scholarships 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 6 annual scholarships (Future Fund, Cargill, Promoli, Tait, Paul Hammond and new in 2021, Klara and Oscar Bookbinder)

  • 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 

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The following are scholarships administered by the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington's Scholarship Program. These scholarships are offered annually, each with different criteria for eligibility. Read more about the opportunities available below.

Klara and Oscar Bookbinder Scholarship *New!

The Klara and Oscar Bookbinder Scholarship of $2,500 is given out annually to one student chosen from applications received from Family and Children Services and all high schools in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph. This award was created by the Foundation in honour of the Bookbinders, accomplished musicians and scholars who emigrated to Canada from their native Hungary, settling in Rockwood. Their devotion to, and long history of, teaching music to children and youth enriched the lives of hundreds of local young music students.
We are no longer accepting applications.


Cargill Scholarship

The Cargill Scholarship of $2,500 is given out annually to one student chosen from applications received from Family and Children Services and all high schools in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph. This award was created by Cargill Canada to provide financial support for students pursuing postsecondary education in the trades or an agricultural field. The award recognizes the student’s ability to demonstrate the characteristics of resiliency and perseverance to achieve their academic goals when faced with adversity.
We are no longer accepting applications.

Paul Hammond Scholarship

The Paul Hammond Scholarship of $1,000 is given out annually to one student chosen from applications received from Family & Children's Services and all high schools in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph. This award was created by the Foundation in honour of past Board Member, Paul Hammond, to provide financial support for students pursuing post-secondary education. The award recognizes the student’s ability to empower themselves and others and demonstrate the characteristics of resiliency and perseverance to achieve their academic goals when faced with adversity.
We are no longer accepting applications.

Future Fund Scholarship

The Future Fund Scholarship of $1,000 is is given out annually to a student at each high school in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph. This award is sponsored by T. Beattie Holdings to provide financial support for students pursuing post-secondary education of their choice. The award recognizes the student’s ability to demonstrate the characteristics of resiliency and perseverance to achieve their academic goals when faced with adversity. The students are nominated by the Guidance Department and/or Commencement Committee of each high school.
We are no longer accepting applications.

Promoli Scholarship 

The Promoli Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to three students in care of Family & Children’s Services to pursue the post-secondary education of their choice. Originally this award was given in memory of Stephen Promoli, the son of Fred and Patricia Promoli (former Executive Director of Family and Children’s Services). Stephen was a teenager who tragically lost his life in 1976 in Alberta and this scholarship was established to honour his memory. The award recognizes the student’s achievement of graduation, and their ability to respond to these challenges with resiliency and positivity.
We are no longer accepting applications.


Tait Scholarship 

The Tait Scholarship of $7,500 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. This scholarship is generously provided by Dr. John and Kim Tait who believe in supporting youth in developing independence, social growth, and valuable life-skills in their first year at post-secondary school.
We are no longer accepting applications.

 

 

2020 Program Stats

 

Diploma

21 Scholarships were awarded to local students in 2020.

Gender 

There were 16 female and 5 male scholarship recipients.

Medical

Health Care & Social Work 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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