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.
University Scholarships: Ontario Universities 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 29, 2020 at 3:30pm. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.
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Name of Award
Description and Requirements for Award||
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
|A,B||Deluxe Corporation||is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing entrepreneurship aspirations or pursuing a career in a skilled trade or apprenticeship program ||$250.00|
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.
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 has a passion for agriculture through direct involvement with the family farm and is proceeding to further study
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
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
|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|
Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship|
in memory of Jack Whitton awarded to a graduating student who has excelled in History
Sara Vista Award|
is awarded to a graduate who is proceeding to study in the field of health care
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
|A,B,D,E||Wasaga Beach Lioness Club Award||is awarded annually to a deserving graduate who is a resident of Wasaga Beach. ||$300.00|
Wasaga Beach Lions Club Award|
is awarded annually to a deserving graduate who is a resident of Wasaga Beach.
|A||West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance Company Award through Randy Mooney of R.K. Mooney Insurance Brokers Ltd.||is awarded to a graduating student who is continuing their education in the Agricultural Field or a deserving student.||$500.00|
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
THE JOHN BERNARD KENNEDY TRUST BURSARY
In May 2001 the Simcoe County District School Board was advised that the late John Bernard Kennedy had included a bequest in his will to provide scholarships for graduating students of Elmvale District High School. The will directed the Simcoe County District School Board, through its Scholarship and Trust Fund, to provide scholarships "to benefit those who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend a post secondary educational facility". Scholarships, totaling ten thousand dollars, will help the recipients pay for a significant portion of their first year expenses. Graduating students who are proceeding to post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the bursary. For more details please click on this attachment John Bernard Kennedy Bursary Application Form 2021.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.