Ontario Student Assistance Program
There are grants and loans available through the government's
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
Scholarships & Bursaries
Students may find out about external scholarships through online searches, checking the Scholarship Binder in the Student Services office, listening to morning announcements, and checking the bulletin board outside of Student Services.
When searching online, refine or narrow your search (sometimes under “advanced search”) whenever possible, save your searches (ex. in “my stuff” on scholarshipscanada.com), and edit your profile to alter the list of scholarships you are given.
Electronic info (under “Finance”)
Parents: employers, insurance companies, groups or organizations they are associated with
Colleges/Universities: On specific college and university websites there will be information on scholarships/financial awards/bursaries that they offer. Check the websites of the schools you are interested in attending and look for a link to their financial aid or financial services section.
In-School Scholarships & Awards:
The following is a list of scholarships available only to EDHS students. There is one application form: In School Scholarship Application.docx
**Please note: a "graduating" student is a student who is graduating at the end of the current school year. Students who graduated in the previous year who returned to EDHS are not eligible to apply to scholarships that are specifically for "graduating" students; they may apply to others if they fit the criteria.
**Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email completed applications to Mrs. Georgy-Jenkinson at
**Applications are due Friday, May 17, 2018 at 3:30pm. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.
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Name of Award
Description and Requirements for Award||
|A,D||Alex Nuttal MP Youth Award||is awarded to a graduate with an average of 75% or more in grade 12 who has demonstrated leadership in school/community, is involved in school/community activities including federal and or provincial politics, charities, church, etc. on a local, national or international level and is proceeding to post-secondary studies||$250.00|
Andy Hollands Memorial Award |
is awarded to a graduating student who is continuing to study in the field of engineering or technology
|A,D||Beacock's Auto Service Award||is awarded to a
graduating student who is pursuing a career in a skilled trade.||$300.00|
Carol Huntley Award|
is awarded to a female graduate and a male graduate proceeding to further study who have demonstrated friendship to all through kindness, empathy and acceptance
|A,B,D,E||Charlie Columbus Memorial Scholarship||is awarded to a graduate who is entering an apprenticeship in the trades. Preference will be given to the Plumbing trade.||$500.00|
Chris Minty Memorial Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduating student continuing to post-secondary education in the field of Business or Business Marketing
Coronation Lodge Masonic Association Award|
is awarded to a graduating student who is proceeding to further study or employment in a technical training field
Elmvale and District Lions Club Award|
is awarded annually to a deserving male graduate and female graduate who have made good progress and contributed to their school and community.
Elmvale Foodland Scholarship|
is awarded to an outstanding male and female graduate who has exhibited both scholarship and leadership in extra-curricular activities, and is proceeding to post- secondary studies.
Elmvale and District Horticultural Society Award
is awarded to a graduating student proceeding to further study in horticulture or agriculture related fields.
|A,D||Flos Agricultural Society Bursary||is awarded to one male and one female graduate from the Elmvale area who is continuing their education and who has demonstrated volunteerism relating to the Flos Agricultural Society Elmvale Fall Fair||$250.00|
Georgian Bay General Hospital Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of Health Sciences
|A,B,C,D,E||The Gwen Beacock Memorial Award||is awarded annually
to a deserving graduate in recognition of his or her kind spirit, willingness
to help others and desire to embrace opportunities that make a difference in
the lives of those around them||$200.00|
HGR Graham Partners Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated perseverance and dedication in overcoming challenges and is proceeding to post-secondary studies
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarship|
is awarded annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated a commitment to community and a concern for humanity
Larry Clement Memorial Agricultural Award|
is awarded to a graduating student who is proceeding to further study in the field of agriculture
|A,B,C,D,E||Michael C. Baker Memorial Award for Compassion and Service||is awarded to two graduates who exemplify service to the poor and marginalized. The recipients are students who have shown compassion, encouragement, and real help towards those who need it most. *NOTE: The donors are requesting a 200-word explanation from each recipient outlining what it has personally meant to him/her to help those in need and those on the edge of society with their compassion and service|
Mikey's Place for Autism Award|
is awarded to a graduate who is enrolled in a post-secondary program for DSW, ECE, EA or similar program designed to work with individuals with special needs.
Murray MacInnes Memorial Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduate who is pursuing a post-secondary education either in a BSW, DSW or a CYW program at an Ontario institution
is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing entrepreneurship aspirations or pursuing a career in a skilled trade or apprenticeship program
Noble Insurance Business Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing a post-secondary education in a business studies program.
North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing a career in a skilled trade or an apprenticeship program.
Ontario Principals' Council Student Leadership Award|
is awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong sense of personal growth and leadership.
Quota International of Huronia Scholarship|
is awarded to a graduate pursuing post-secondary studies in Social Services, studies affiliated with abused women and/or children, or Health Sciences
Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship|
in memory of Jack Whitton - is awarded to a graduating student who has excelled in History
|A,D||Rick Hawley Memorial Community Policing Award||is awarded to a Wasaga Beach graduate who is enrolled as a full time student in police foundations, law and security, justice studies or an equivalent program||$250.00|
Sara Vista Award|
is awarded to a graduate who is proceeding to study in the field of health care
Springwater Community Policing Community Service Award|
is awarded to two graduates who have contributed to their community in a positive manner
$200.00 each |
Springwater Township Award|
is awarded to a deserving graduate who is a resident of Springwater and has contributed to his or her school and community
Student Success Award|
is awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated extraordinary effort to gain access to post-secondary education
Wasaga Beach Lions Club Award|
is awarded annually to a deserving graduate who is a resident of Wasaga Beach.
Wasaga Beach Lioness Club Award|
is awarded annually to a deserving graduate who is a resident of Wasaga Beach.
Whitfield's Guardian Pharmacy Community Service Award|
is awarded to a graduate who has unselfishly gone beyond the forty hours of community service required to graduate.
A - graduating this year, not returning next year, proceeding to post-secondary this year
B - graduating this year, not returning next year, not proceeding to post-secondary next year
C - graduating this year, returning next year
D - graduated last year ("victory lap"), proceeding to post secondary this year
E - graduated last year ("victory lap"), not proceeding to post-secondary this year
A bursary is primarily based on financial need as opposed to merit. EDHS offers one bursary. Applications must be submitted as paper copies, since a completed OSAP application is required. Applications are due June 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm
John Bernard Kennedy Bursary Application Form 2018.pdf
Terms & Definitions
"graduate" – fifth year returners who already graduated may apply
"graduating" – only students receiving their diplomas this June may apply
"post-secondary education" – refers to college, apprenticeship, or university
Award - Something given to recognize a person's merit and accomplishments, according to criteria outlined by the person or institution granting the award. An award may be monetary or it may be signified by certificates, trophies or other public acknowledgements. It does not require repayment.
Bursary - A monetary award that is granted to a student based on financial need. A bursary does not require repayment; academic standing may be considered
Grant - Funds that are given to a student for a specific purpose, such as specialized research or academic projects. A grant does not require repayment.
Non-Renewable - A non-renewable scholarship is awarded for one year only. However, schools that offer these scholarships often offer additional upper-year scholarships.
Renewable - A scholarship is called "renewable" if the recipient can receive the scholarship for more than one year. Each year, the recipient must meet the university's or college’s stated criteria in order to continue receiving the scholarship.
Scholarship - Financial aid provided to a student in order to fund their academic studies. Unlike a loan, a scholarship does not require repayment. Scholarships are granted based on criteria outlined by the person or institution granting the award, including academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities or other distinctions. You may have to apply for certain scholarships, and you may be automatically considered for others. On eINFO, the following scholarship terms are used:
"Application Required" means that you must submit an application in order to be considered for the award.
"Application Not Required" means that you will be automatically considered for the award when you apply to the university or college - no application is necessary.