FWIO Provincial Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

This scholarship is provided for students furthering their formal education as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution (in their first year).


A) For the 2021 scholarship, students must complete a 750-word essay, answering the question:

"In 2020, our way of life changed as a result of the global pandemic. Explain the importance of community and how Women's Institutes can play a role in preventing social isolation, both during this health crisis and beyond."

B) 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%).

C) Three signed reference letters from community organizers and/or high school faculty (no more than 2 from the school).

D) Applicant must be a resident of Ontario, and a prospective high school graduate.

E) Full-time students entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

F) Previous winners are not eligible.


A) Candidates may apply only once in any one year.

B) For the scholarship to be awarded, the FWIO Provincial Office must receive proof of enrolment by September 30th. Scholarships are forfeited after this date and will be awarded to the alternate.

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