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Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) National Scholarship Fund

The BBPA National Scholarship Fund is a national scholarship program and dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program. The Fund receives financial donations from corporations and individuals that share its mission to support the education and development of Canada’s future leaders, through assisting Black youth in their attainment of post-secondary education.

The application form does not ask that you target your candidacy to a specific scholarship. This is because the judges will assess your application against scholarships with donor determined criteria. You will be considered for all scholarships for which your candidacy makes you eligible.

Brief descriptions of existing scholarships and applications are posted to the BBPA National Scholarship Fund’s website: BBPA National Scholarships The online application form for the 2016 scholarships will be posted by March 1, 2016.

 

ETFO Bursaries

Applications for ETFO bursaries

Application deadline for the following ETFO bursaries and scholarships is April 30, 2016.  See website for awards with February 1, 2016 deadline.

ETFO Bursary—Aboriginal Women in Education Bursary - Womens' Program (open to non ETFo members)
ETFO offers this bursary annually to Aboriginal women who are entering a publicly funded faculty of education, or ETFO Aboriginal women members who are taking a qualification/upgrading course from a publicly funded university/institution. Up to four bursaries of $1,250 and a certificiate of recognition may be granted. This award is not intended to support a master's or doctorate program.


ETFO Bursary—Bev Saskoley Anti-Racism Scholarship
This scholarship may be offered to an active ETFO member pursuing studies at the graduate level in the area of anti-racist equity education at a publicly funded university/institution. One award of $1,250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted.


ETFO Bursary—Bev Saskoley Anti-Racism Scholarship - Women's Program
This scholarship may be offered to an active ETFO female member pursuing studies a the graduate level in the area of anti-racist equity education at a publicly funded university/institution. One award of $1,250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted.

ETFO Bursary—ETFO Member Bursaries
Bursaries are offered annually to members who are entering a faculty of education, or who are taking a qualification/upgrading course at a publicly funded university/institution. Up to four bursaries of $1,250 and a certficate of recognition may be granted. This award is not intended to support a master's or doctorate program.

ETFO Bursaries For Sons and Daughters of ETFO Members)
Bursaries are offered annually to a son or daughter of an active ETFO member entering a faculty of education at a publicly funded university/institution. Up to twelve bursaries of $500 and a certificate of recognition may be granted.

ETFO Bursaries—Women's Progam (Desigated Groups) 
[For members of designated groups - Women's Programs]
Bursaries are offered annually to female members of designated groups who are entering a Faculty of Education at a publicly funded university/institution or female ETFO members of designated groups who are taking a qualifications/upgrading course at a publicly funded university/instition. Up to four bursaries of  $1,250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted. This award is not intended to support a master's or doctorate program.

ETFO Master's Scholarship
This scholarship may be offered to active ETFO members to study at the master's level at a publicly funded university/institution. Up to four awards of $1,250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted.


ETFO Master's Scholarship—Women's Program
This scholarship may be offered to active ETFO women members to study at the master's level at a publicly funded university/institution. Up to four awards of $1,250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted.


ETFO Women's Studies Scholarship
This scholarship may be offered to active ETFO members for graduate work in women's studies at a publicly funded university/institution. One scholarship of $1,250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted.
 

Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education

The Ontario College of Teachers' Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship is named in honour of the College’s second registrar. An award of $2,000 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates must study at a faculty of education in Ontario to apply for the Atkinson Scholarship. They must be in a consecutive program or going into their final year in a concurrent program. Candidates must achieve outstanding academic achievement while demonstrating a high level of preparedness for teacher education.

The 2015-16 application deadline has now passed and the application process is closed for this year.  Read about our latest inspiring recipient.
 


OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award: The H.W. Bryan Memorial Award of Honour

The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1,000 annually, shall be awarded to one graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Education Teacher Candidate at each English–language publicly assisted Ontario faculty of education who applies for the award and who in the opinion of the OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Executive has shown a clear understanding and empathy for the values of unionism, is attempting to secure a job with a public secondary board, and best exemplifies the criteria below.
 

The Teacher Candidate to be selected for the OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award (listed in order of importance, #1 being most important):

  1. is an advocate for unionism and related values.
     
  2. has demonstrated political or social activism that promotes the professional nature of teaching.
     
  3. has shown leadership by supporting and advocating for fellow Teacher Candidates.
     
  4. has shown leadership in organization of events which benefit fellow Teacher Candidates.
     
  5. has demonstrated a high degree of professional competence.
     
  6. is attempting to secure a teaching position that would make her or him an OSSTF/FEESO member.
(See Application and Award Criteria links below.)

 

Award Recipient Selection Process

  1. Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies Teacher Candidates who will be graduating in spring 2016 may apply for the award using the OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award Application Form (see Related Links below). The application form must be submitted by April 30, 2016.
     
  2. The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education of Work Group will consider at its May meeting all applications received and will recommend to the Provincial Executive one applicant from each eligible faculty of education who best exemplifies the award criteria above to be the Award Recipient from that faculty.
     
  3. Once the Provincial Executive has confirmed the award recipients, and by the end of the June 2015 at the latest, OSSTF/FEESO will forward the award cheque and letter of congratulations to those recipients and will inform the Deans of the Faculties of Education of the name of the recipient from their respective faculty.

OSSTF Faculty of Education Award Application; OSSTF Faculty of Education Award Criteria

 



Phi Delta Kappa, Toronto Chapter Awards:

Jackman Award
The Jackman Award was established by the Toronto Chapter to honour its founding president Henry Jackman, who modeled lifelong dedication to education and a deep concern for the individual student. It is open to students of education at all levels, including graduate students of education, enrolled in an Ontario educational institution. The winning entry at the chapter level will receive $500 and a one-year membership in PDK. The deadline to apply for the Jackman Award TBA

Jackman Award: Application

If you have any questions, contact the Chair, Jackman Award: Linda Massey.


Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award
The Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching* is open to students in an undergraduate education programme with a student teaching component. Undergraduate education majors engaged in student teaching during the summer, fall and spring of the current year are eligible.

The winning essay at the Chapter level will be entered in PDK International's Prospective Educator Award process. Chapter winners will receive a cheque for $500 and a Professional membership in PDK. The Chapter winner will be sent to the International level where it will be eligible for an award of up to US $1000.  Deadline TBA

Download the following two forms, complete and mail according to the instructions on the Application Cover Sheet
1) Application Cover Sheet: Application Cover Sheet

2) Self Nomination Form: Self Nomination Form

Send the completed form to Excellence in Student Teaching Award Chair Zenobia Omarali at the address in the application Please forward all questions about the award to Zenobia Omarali.




Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa

The Diane MacSavaney Scholarship Award
Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Honorary Organization of Women Educators Dedicated to Educational Excellence, Altruism and World Understanding.

This scholarship in the amount of $5,000 was established by Colin MacSavaney in memory of his beloved wife Diane MacSavaney, RHO Chapter of Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa. Diane was a role model and a dedicated teaching professional. Her accomplishments included: Ontario President, International Vice-President of the North Central Region and International Chaplain of Alpha Delta Kappa.

Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa will grant one annual scholarship to a student enrolled in their final year and will obtain their teacher’s qualifications in the spring. The value of the scholarship is $5,000.00. Preference will be given to a female student who is committed to pursuing a career in education, demonstrates the qualities of an educational leader and exemplifies the goals of Alpha Delta Kappa, namely educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.

Please submit/mail your application package to:

Excellence in Education Committee,
Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa
Suite 706,
2010 Islington Ave,
Toronto, Ont.
M9P 3S8

*Complete scholarship application deadline TBA  Your original and true signature is required on your application. Therefore, the signed page 3, reference letters and your official transcripts must be sent through Canada Post. Your resume and page 2 may be submitted to ADKdbeatty@gmail.com

If you have queries or questions e-mail: ADKdbeatty@gmail.com

Your complete application package will be reviewed and evaluated by the Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Committee. The Excellence in Education Committee will select a recipient by November 30, 2013 from the applicants who are currently enrolled in their final year of the Ontario Teacher’s Qualifications Program. The successful recipient notification TBA.




Mico Alumni Association (Ontario, Canada Chapter) Teacher Candidate Scholarship

Eligibility: Students of Jamaican anchestry, eligible to work in Canada, who show financial need.
Applicants for the Mico Alumni Association (MAA) teacher Candidate Scholarship should submit a personal statement in which you:

(a) relate how your community service, particularly in urban, multicultural communities, has shaped your decision to become a teacher;
(b) state in one or two short paragraphs, your views on diversity and equity in education;
(c) explain how legitimate, unmet financial needs may have restricted your teacher education opportunities and how the MAA scholarship will alleviate some of these needs.

Referees:
Please submit the names, addresses, phone numbers of two referees, one of whom would know about your community involvement and the other a course instructor in the teacher education program in which you are enrolled.

Application: Application Deadline: TBA

Please e-mail completed applications to:

Winston L. McIntosh at:
winston.mcintosh@3web.net
(416)-282-4866
OR
Ms. Lona Freemantle at:
lfreemantle@gmail.com
(416) 616-9880

The above-named persons will also be available to speak about any further questions you may have concerning any aspect of the application.
 


 

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