For students graduating highschool in 2021 and proceeding to post-graduate studies in fall, KSA has up to 8 scholarships of $1,000 each available. Details on the application process follow.
For 3 years (2000,2001 & 2002), KSA also sponsored the Grade 8 Leadership Program which provided recognition to local grade-8 students. The program was suspended due to an overall lack of interest from the local schools.
Eligibility and Selection
Candidates must be residents of the the local area now defined as the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich and be currently attending secondary school. (Scholarships are intended for students in their graduating year but consideration is also given to those who have undertaken an "extra" year of high-school education.)
The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Kitchener Sports Association reviews all the scholarship applications and decides which applicants will receive (effective as of 2021) a $1,000 financial award for their first year of post-secondary education.
Payment is contingent upon proof of registration in a recognized post-secondary educational institution. In addition, a successful candidate has to submit a fully completed (self-designed) application as per details on the Application webpage. Eligibility criteria include:
A) Display a demonstrated financial need.
B) Display a commitment to academics during his/her school career and be furthering his/her education at a recognized post secondary institution in the immediate autumn term (or first available term).
C) Display a commitment to minor sport(s) noting your past, present and proposed involvement. (Note: You may include school-based participation as well as that with any of the local community organizations such as, but not limited to, those found using the "Local Sports Groups" link (in the left column of this web page). Note: In 2009, the "sports" qualification was clarified to include members of the KW Ranger Hockey Team (Ladies) meeting the other criteria for a KSA scholarship.
A scholarship recipient would be an individual who:
A) Is a well-rounded student athlete, meaning a person who plays organized sport(s)
B) Has contributed to the betterment of their team (or sport) through character and leadership
C) Has good school marks
D) Has contributed to the school or broader community through volunteering
E) Has taken steps to finance the future cost of college or university, but is in need of financial assistance to further his/her education.