Helen M. McKercher Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,200
Awards Available: 1

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.

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:

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) Must be a resident of Ontario for five years.

C) Must be a graduate of a Canadian University.

D) Previous winners are not eligible.

Conditions:

For the scholarship to be awarded, the FWIO Provincial Office must receive proof of enrolment by September 30th. After this date, scholarships are forfeited.

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