Are you continuing your Postsecondary studies next year? 

                  Do you need some money to assist you with expenses? 

You might also want to check with your parent or guardian employers.  They often have awards or bursaries for children of their employees.

Check out these websites as well.           

NEW – ** –

                                        Search out all the available bursaries, scholarships, and awards listed below.

            Links to applications are at the end of the criteria for each award.  Print off a hard copy of the application, fill it out and submit it.  Pay attention to applications that students send directly to separate/outside organizations.  The remainder of the applications should be submitted to the main office at GHS.

This information is divided into three sections.  In the first section  local awards and bursaries are listed and these require applications. The deadline for the applications varies so please read these applications carefully.

The second section are awards and busaries that don’t require applications.

The third section are either provincial or national awards. These applications have various deadlines as well. Please read them over carefully.

 SECTION 1 – Deadline dates for applications are varied. Please read over each carefully.  The final date to submit applications to the GHS bursaries and scholarships is May 31, 2019

Aramark Bursary


¨       Current GHS student, pursuing a post secondary education

¨       preference given to student who is pursuing a career in food service, hospitality industry

¨       monetary value – $500 Student Scholarship

¨       fill out an application  and submit to GHS main office

Aramark Nutrition Bursary Application

The Bala Cranberry Festival Awards and Scholarships



¨       Living in either Muskoka Lakes Township or the town of Bala

¨       Students to apply directly to the Bala Cranberry Festival at the link above

  • NEW:  Date Extension to November 7th, 2018 
Bracebridge Agricultural Society Bursary


¨       Current GHS student

–       $1000

¨       pursuing post secondary studies in the field of Agriculture (Biology, Economics, Heavy Equipment), Veterinary (Animal health), or Family Studies (Baking, Culinary, Food science & Nutrition), Fibre Arts, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, etc.  See list on application form.

¨       Applications to be completed in full and mailed by student by May 31, 2019 to Bracebridge Agricultural Society, PO Box 53, Bracebridge, P1L 1T5 (include two letters of reference)

–       Guidelines and application forms are available on their website at:

Bracebridge Agricultural Society Bursary

CWA Foundation (Canadian Welding)


  • For students who show an aptitutde and passion for the welding industry and/or financial need, and are applying to a certified welding program offered by a publically funded Canadian College or University
  • The CWA Foundation will be selecting 80 – 100 high school students to receive an award of $2,000 – $2,500.
  • Students will complete the on-line application
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW Muskoka Charitable Trust)


  • be a FEMALE student enrolled in high school and pursuing post secondary education(College or University)
  • Good Academic Standing – has shown potential
  • Must demonstrate FINANCIAL NEED
  • Proof of Enrollment at a post secondary institution is required
  • Value of the Award $1500

Canadian Federation of University Women

Charlie Esson Stewardship Bursary


¨       be a resident of Ontario in the geographic boundaries that encompasses Parry Sound, Muskoka and Almaguin and an attendee or graduate of one of the six high schools located within these boundaries

¨       must demonstrate acceptance into a recognized college or university program in one of the specified Natural Sciences (Biology, Forestry, Environmental Studies) or related Technologies (Wildlife, Forestry, Environmental Engineering)

¨       complete an application form with two supporting letters of recommendation.  While priority will be given to applicants entering first year, all undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.

¨       bursary is $1,000

–        Deadline for applications:  May 17, 2019 at 4pm

¨       All applications should be submitted by the student to Muskoka Conservancy, Attn: Aaron Rusak, Administration and Program Coordinator, 47 Quebec Street, box 482, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1T8.  They can also be emailed to

–       Digital copies of this application can be downloaded at

Charlie Esson2019


Clinch Estate Bursary


*        live within a 50 mile radius of Port Carling (Gravenhurst is included in this radius)

*        Current high school student registered and attending university or pursuing a university program at a college

*        award value is 1/10 of the estate (has been around $500.00 in the past)

*        application deadline is June 30th of current school year

*        apply directly to Scotiatrust c/o Toni Sangster, 402-1321 Blanshard St., Victoria, BC V8W 0B6

“ Please impress upon the applicants that it is important that they fully complete the form and attach as much supporting documentation as possible (transcripts of marks, letters of reference etc.)  Payments for any beneficiary under the age of twenty one is made to a parent or guardian of the beneficiary.  Therefore it is important that student applications include date of birth and names and addresses of parent/guardian.  Once all applications are submitted, notification to successful applicants will be made and a proof of registration at the university will be required.”

Clinch Estate Bursary Application

Choquette Family Foundation Bursary

$5,000 scholarship – repeated every year for four years of study at a university/college (Total $20,000)

An additional opportunity exists for an additional $5,000 scholarship for a full-term internship abroad

To be eligible for this award, a candidate must:

  • demonstrate Financial Need
  • provide proof of enrolment
  • Be a Permanent Resident – Canadian Citizen

To Qualify for this Scholarship, a student must hand write a letter outlining the following:

  • Their immediate post secondary plans (name of program, location, length of study)
  • Why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship (include a description of your financial need) How would this scholarship assist you in reaching your goals?
  • How you would use this scholarship to enhance your/others lives?
  • What you hope to learn/gain from studying in your chosen field? (Learn about yourself, learn/experience from others)

Choquette Family Foundation Scholarship application

en Plein Air Bursary


*        Must be enrolled in a secondary school in Muskoka and pursuing a post-secondary education in the visual arts field – fine art, photography, theatre or music!

*        Application must include a portfolio, letter of intent, copy of your college or university acceptance letter

*        Two bursaries each in the amount of $850

*        application deadline is May 27 to June 14 at 4:00 p.m.

*        applications can be e-mailed to

En Plein Air 2018 Bursary Info 2

Fine Films Arts Award (NEW FOR 2018)


  •  must attend or have recently attended Gravenhurst High School and have been involved in the Arts either in regular classes or in extracurricular activities at the high school.
  •  All ARTS students are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to those focusing on FILM PRODUCTION.
  • Areas could include:  lighting, camera, visual effects, costume, set design, and sound-direction, screenwriting, animation, performance, marketing….
  • The award must be used to purchase needed supplies or equipment for an accredited Arts Program beyond the secondary level.
  • The Final award will be decided by Fine Films reps after an interview (virtual or in person), with the candidates.  The award will be paid directly to the student at the start of the second year of the ARTS program.
  • Deadline to apply:  May 15, 2019,          $1,000 Award

2018 Fine films Arts Award Application

Gaspard’s Keep Canada Green Scholarship Awards contest


¨       be registered at Gravenhurst High School who has chosen Gaspard Rental Gowns for our Graduating Students

¨       The is an environmental questionnaire that should take about 30 min.

¨        Grand prize of $2500 or one of ten $1,000 scholarships.

G.H.S.  Bursary Fund


¨       be registered at a post-secondary institution

¨       demonstrate financial need – should apply for OSAP if you are applying for this Fund

¨       complete an application form – part A – below 

¨       the size and number of recipients of this award will be determined in late November

¨       recipients will receive their bursary by December of their first year at a post-secondary institution

¨       the value and number of recipients of the award varies

¨       submit application to the GHS main office

2016 GHS Bursary application

Gravenhurst Family Physicians Scholarship


¨       be a current student at G.H.S.

¨       be accepted for admission as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution

¨       has demonstrated community involvement

¨       the value of the award is $1,500

¨       submit application to the GHS main office

Gravenhurst Family Physicians Application

Gravenhurst Lions Club Bursary (2)


¨       be a current GHS student

¨       be accepted for admission as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution

¨       complete an application form

¨       the value of each award is $1,500 (there are two)

¨       submit application to the GHS main office – deadline is May 31st or email:

2017 Gravenhurst Lions Club

Gravenhurst Rotary Club

  – To qualify, the student must be attending school in Gravenhurst OR be a resident of Gravenhurst and  furthering their education at a post-secondary level which may include attendance at a university, college, trade school or other institution which   leads to a degree, diploma or certificate upon completion.

   – deadline for applications is June 30th

Rotary Club 2019 Bursary-Application


Huntsville Hospital Foundation


¨       open to students from the area served by Muskoka East Parry Sound Health Services

¨       student must be pursuing education in the Health Sciences Field

¨       the value of the award is $500.00 – $1000.00

¨       Completed application should be sent by students to the Foundation office by mail, fax, or hand by April 25, 2019 by 4 p.m.  Applications can be forwarded by the student to:  Huntsville Hospital Foundation – Scholarship Committee, 4-100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7, T: 789-4756, Email:

¨       Guidelines and Applications under “Need” and then “Education”

2019 Huntsville Hospital application


 Independent Order of Oddfellows


¨       Pursuing post secondary studies at the college or university level

¨       2 annual awards (1 for male student and 1 for female student) – bursary provided once proof of attendance at post secondary institution is confirmed

¨       Must demonstrate financial need

¨       the size of the award will be determined by current interest rates

¨       complete an application form and submit to GHS main office

Independent Order of Oddfellows application


 Kris Clement  Award


To be eligible for this award, a candidate should:

¨       The candidate must be a graduate of Gravenhurst High School. Preference would be given to a resident of Gravenhurst but not limited to. Applicants may re-apply in their second and third year of their post-secondary school education

¨       Complete an Application Form and submit to the GHS main office

2015 Kris Clement Award

 The Larry Petten Memorial Award

Sponsored by Veridian Corporation


¨       Current GHS student pursuing a trade

¨       registered in a college/university or apprenticeship program

¨       preference given, but not limited, to candidates pursuing electrical trade or other electrical, engineering or computer studies program

¨       complete an application form

¨       value of the award is $200

Larry Petten  Memorial Award Application

Lindenfield  Estate Bursary


¨       Dollar value of bursary varies each year

¨       four bursaries for students graduating from GHS

¨       pursuing post secondary education in a field related to human medicine (Health Sciences included)

¨       fill out an application form

 Lindenfield Estate Bursary Application

Literacy Society of South Muskoka


  • demonstrate financial need
  • current high school student pursuing post secondary education
  • $500

2018 Literacy Society

McConnell Memorial Foundation Award (numerous)


¨       to qualify for Grade 12 bursaries students must take 4 or more options in grade 11 and 12 and must obtain an average of at least 66% in grade 12 with no failures in grade 11

¨       demonstrate need

¨       provide proof of registration and attendance at a post-secondary institution

¨       complete an application form.  Deadline to submit applications to the Main Office is May 31

¨       the value of each award is $1,500.00

McConnell Bursary

Muskoka Arts & Crafts – Elene J. Freer Art Scholarship


¨       be attending GHS and pursue post-secondary studies in visual arts or crafts

¨       $1200 for each year of study to a maximum of four years.

¨       Students must present a portfolio, a copy of their application or acceptance for post secondary education, a contact address, and a 500 word letter of intent

¨¨      deadline is June 9, 2019 Your application must be delivered to the Chapel Gallery, located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge, during its hours of operation, which are Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. It may also be mailed to Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Box 376, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1T7.

Muskoka Lakes Association Bursary (MLA)


¨       Student must demonstrate financial need to continue to their post-secondary education

¨       Available to graduating students from:   GHS, BMLSS, and St. Doms

¨       the value of the award is $5000.

To apply, complete the attached application by Friday, April 19th  and hand in to the Main office at GHS.  A representative from MLA will pick up these applications on April 19th .

2019 Muskoka Lakes Association Bursary

 Ontario Power Generation Secondary School Student Achievement Award (SSSAA)


¨       Two annual awards per Ontario Secondary School

¨       $250 per award.  Preference 1 male and 1 female award recipient per school

¨       Awarded to a student who has completed their grade 12 with a specific focus on further College or University study in any of the following fields:  Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Nuclear), Sciences, Trades and Technology, Environment, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, or Business

¨       Requires strong oral and written communication skills

¨       Demonstrated leadership skills

¨       Is of good academic standing (minimum B average)

¨       Involved in extra-curricular activities and/or community volunteerism (Please submit a list of all your community involvement and extra curricular activities with your completed application form)

¨       Is legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation

¨       Signed Consent and release form from recipient(s) along with their grad photo must be provided to the OPG rep for use in OPG reports and community ads on the SSSAA

.OPG Application Form


 Ontario Provincial Police Youth Foundation Bursary


¨       Two bursaries, each $1,000, for each OPP Region in Ontario (GHS is located in Central Region)

¨       Must be a graduating student pursuing a full time program at a university, college or apprenticeship program.

¨       Demonstrate financial need and academic ability.  (participation in an OPP summer camp program is optional)

¨       Due Date – May 16, 2019


 Paul Irvine Memorial Athletic Award


¨       Male athlete in graduating year pursuing post-secondary education

¨       Post secondary education does not need to be associated with athletics or sport

¨       Has displayed athletic skill at a high level and have been committed to sport during his high school career (school and/or community sport)

¨       Has displayed outstanding effort and “ gives it all” in every game

¨       A team player who is committed to personal achievement for the benefit of the team

¨       Pick up the application form from guidance and have a teacher-coach and/or community coach and/or another individual complete the form and submit it with a letter of support from the nominee.

Paul Irvine Memorial Athletic Award application

 Paul  Irvine Memorial Art Award


¨       Current GHS student

¨       Student pursuing study in visual arts field at the post-secondary level

¨       Apprenticing with a master craftsman may also be accepted as a post-secondary experience

¨       Student who     a) strives for achievement in art

b) shows passion for art in addition to talent which may be as yet undeveloped

c) is innovative and adventurous in his/her artistic pursuits

¨       fill out a self nomination form and submit to guidance

¨      present a portfolio of 5-10 original works of art for Dr. and Mrs. Irvine to examine

Paul Irvine Memorial Art Award application.

O.S.S.T.F. Gravenhurst High School Excellence in Education Award


¨       Given to a student(s) pursuing post secondary education in social services or teaching – an interest in “working with kids”

¨       Demonstrates financial need

¨       Complete an application form

¨       $500

O.S.S.T.F. Gravenhurst High School Excellence in Education Award application


PEO Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter Engineering Scholarship – formerly Jonathan Ainley Memorial Engineering Scholarship (2)


¨       Academic Performance

¨       student must be accepted into a recognized engineering program at an Ontario University

¨       has made a contribution to community, intra and extracurricular activities, leadership positions taken on during high school

¨       Deadline:  August 31st each year

¨      To apply:    The Application Form for this award can be downloaded from the Chapter website at:

send the completed form and attachments to the Education Director at:

¨       $3000

PEO-SM Scholarship Application 2018

RBC Scholarship for the Children of Employees of the Royal Bank


¨       Academic Performance – 75% or greater

¨       Volunteer/Community involvement and/or extracurricular activiites

¨       Provide two letters of Reference and an official transcript.

¨       To apply: submit an application by visiting   and use company code:  280RBC2017

¨       Up to 100 scholarships valued at $2,500

Retired Teacher’s of Muskoka Bursary (RTO)


¨       Awarded to a student who is in financial need and will graduate from a Muskoka School in June 2018

–       money must be used for post secondary school, including apprenticeships or post secondary personal development programs (not necessary to be going into the education field to apply)

¨       deadline for application to be received by Mrs. Schofield is Monday, April 29, 2019.  May need to send 1 week prior to actual deadline to ensure that it arrives by the deadline! 

¨       Only one grant will be given  $2500

¨       Write a letter to Mrs. Pat Schofield explaining your need, reasons for requesting the money, long term goals, and include a letter of support from a teacher or principal.  Student sends to Mrs. Pat Schofield, 37 Fieldstream Chase, Bracebridge, ON, P1L 0B2.

Retired Teachers 2019

Russell & Elizabeth Cooke Bursary (1)


¨       be a resident of the area municipality administered by the Town of Gravenhurst and have a minimum average of 65%

¨       current high school student – must provide proof of registration and attendance at a university

¨       complete an application form

¨       Value of award determined by current interest (approx. $1000)

Russell and Elizabeth Cooke Bursary  application

Sean Kelly Memorial Bursary –  Muskoka Men of Song 


¨       fill out application form.  Deadline is April 15, 2019

¨       student must be a resident of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst or the Township of Muskoka Lakes

¨       student must be pursuing advanced training/education in music, and is experiencing financial limitations and/or accessibility to instruction

¨       student must provide a written, confidential recommendation from the applicant’s instructor.

¨       student must aspire to be involved in musical performance within the community

¨       student must demonstrate need for support


SMMH Auxiliary Student Scholarship


¨       fill out application form.  Deadline is May 3, 2019

¨       student must be graduating from Gravenhurst High School, St. Dom’s or BMLSS

¨       student must be pursuing a recognized post secondary school in the Health Sciences Field

¨       students will have contributed to their school and community beyond the compulsory 40 hours

¨       student must submit the application form, a transcript, and three letters of reference

2019 Student Application SMMH

Stan Darling Environmental Scholarship Fund


*        Student must be pursuing post secondary studies at a Canadian University or College, must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident(landed immigrant) and have demonstrated outstanding environmental commitment involving community service and leadership during their time at high school

*        Demonstrated academic achievement and participation in volunteer and extracurricular activities at school or in the community

*        $2300

*        Complete an application – submit a description of your involvement in school and/or community

2018 Stan Darling Environmental Scholarship


Town of Gravenhurst  OPSEU LOCAL 325 “UNION” Employees (2)  NEW FOR 2018


¨       Current GHS student pursuing post-secondary education

¨       demonstrates inclusivity, community involvement and civic pride

¨       fill out an application form

¨       value $250 each

Town of Gravenhurst OPSEU Local 325

Town of Gravenhurst  Community Contribution  Award(1)


¨       Current GHS student pursuing post-secondary education

¨       a resident of the Town of Gravenhurst

¨       involved in community programs

¨       demonstrated good citizenship

¨       fill out an application form

¨       value $500

On-Line Application Town of Gravenhurst

Township of Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association Bursary (1)


¨       reside in the Township of Muskoka Lakes (Glen Orchard, Bala, Port Carling)

¨       complete an application form – student to send the application to the Association

–       applications are due by May 15th

¨       the award has a value of $750

Township of Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association Bursary application

Section 1 A:

These awards do not have applications per se however the awards committee at GHS needs information from you to assist them in determining the recipient of these awards. Please submit a written statement to GUIDANCE for each award to indicate your wish to be considered for these awards. Statements must indiate why you are a suitable candidate for these awards and list your experiences that fulfill the criteria for the award(s) you are applying for.

Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award


*        given to one student from each secondary school

*        recognizes exemplary student involvement in the community

*        submit to Guidance a list/description of activities  in the community that you have volunteered


Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers


¨       Presented to young volunteers between the ages of 15 and 24 by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

¨       Is between 15 and 24 years old, lives in Ontario, donates a large amount of unpaid time to a charity, not-for-profit organization or person, has been working steadily to improve the community and promises to continue, has been a leader, caused change and overcome challenges, is a role model for volunteers, has inspired others to volunteer.

¨       No application is necessary but please indicate that you are wishing to be considered for this award.  Submit to the Guidance office a paragraph describing your volunteer involvement in the community.

¨       Additional information is available on the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Website at: and Click on Honours and Awards

¨       The deadline for nominations is January 31 of each year

Principal’s Award for Student Leadership


¨       demonstrated leadership while attending Gravenhurst High School

¨       Indicate to guidance if you would like to be considered for this award – provide a description of how you have been a leader

¨       $100



This section includes awards that are presented at commencement, but do not require applications.  They are decided upon by academic marks OR by the GHS staff based on the criteria for the awards OR by fellow students. The awards in this publication are sorted by a general category and by department categories.

Governor General’s Award Medal and Certificate  (1)

The most prestigious academic award


¨       A BRONZE medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduation from a secondary school.

¨       The average includes all grade 11 and grade 12 courses as listed on the student’s official Transcript of Grades issued by the ministry of education. The average cannot be anticipated; it must be calculated based on final

¨       Equitable access for the entire student population is an important aspect of the medal’s value. Regardless of the stream or the subjects chosen, all students are eligible for consideration upon graduation.

¨       Courses taken after graduation to upgrade marks are not to be included

Hazelwood Senior Proficiency Awards


¨       student must be in Grade 12

¨       must have an average of over 75% in 5 subjects and have many award points (participation in clubs/teams)

¨       GHS staff decides on the points  – GHS staff decides on award winners

Nipissing University Award


*        given to one student from each secondary school

*        maintain at least a “B” average and have made application to attend Nipissing University in the fall

*        notify your guidance counsellor if you have applied to Nipissing

Ontario Scholar


¨       average of 80% or over in 6 grade 12 university preparation, university/college preparation, and/or college preparation courses.

Robinson Quarry


*        be in his/her graduating year and is interested in environmental sciences.

*        demonstrate Passion (1st criteria) and Financial Need (2nd consideration) and Marks (last consideration)

*        value $500

*        no application necessary

Robinson Haulage – NEW FOR 2018


*        be in his/her graduating year, pursuing work, apprenticeship or diploma in mechanics, heavy equipment operator, etc.

*        demonstrate financial need

*        value $500

*        no application necessary

Simcoe East District Women’s Institute


*        be in his/her graduating year

*        demonstrate financial need

*        value $200

*        no application necessary

Silver Moon Rebekah Lodge Award


¨       exhibit noticeable improvement in academics, leadership and/or participation in student life at G.H.S.

¨       be in his/her graduating year

¨       value $100.

¨       no application is needed

Thornton Award


*        Graduating student who has made an outstanding contribution to school life over the years

*        average of 65% or more

*        nominated by any student in GHS

*        prize to be determined! Highest recognition for a valuable student

Student Council Award


*        student who has made an outstanding contribution to school life over the years, displays involvement in school activities

Department Awards

Arts – Music

Gordon Sloan Memorial Music Award (1)

Presented by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst


*        graduating student who has made the greatest contribution to the music program

*        selected by band members, no application is necessary

*        the award has a value of $1000


GHS Arts Person of the Year

*   celebrates the artist who has made significant contributions to the arts scene at GHS in this school year

*   recipients of this award support the work of their peers and are often talented in several different areas (     ie) drama, music and visual arts

Lifetouch Fine Arts Award

*     presented to the student with the highest mark in Grade 12 Visual Art

*     value — $250

GHS Drama Award


*        presented to a graduating student for their contribution to Drama Club for the 3 or 4 years at GHS

*        a student who performed in the Sears Ontario Drama Festival, club exercises and events

*        no application necessary

*     value — $100

Business and Computers

T.D. Canada Trust Business Program Award

*       presented to a graduating student who has completed business courses at the high school level and           has plans to pursue business at the post-secondary level

*       no application necessary

Canadian and World Studies

The Norm Miller Award

*       presented to the student who has achieved academic excellence and is pursuing post-secondary                education in history, law or political science

*      no application necessary

*     value — $200

The GHS Geography/Environmental Award

*     presented to a senior student who has the highest mark in Grade 12 Geography

*     value — $150

The GHS Canadian and World Studies Award

*    presented to a senior student having attained the highest mark in Grade 11 or 12 Humanities

*     value — $150

Will Davidson Scholarship Prize (1) 


*        the award is $500

*        demonstration of proficiency in humanities (law)

¨       no application necessary


English Award

The Gravenhurst Banner University English Award

presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 university level English

*     value — $100

The GHS College English Award

*    presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 college level English

*     value — $100

The GHS Workplace English Award

*    presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 workplace level English

*     value — $100

Hugh Clairmont Creative Writing Award 

*    presented to a student based on a written submission of their work in any genre or style in either                French or English

*     value — $200

French Award

The GHS French Award

*    presented to the student with the top mark in Grade 12 University level French

*     value — $100


The GHS University Mathematics Award

*     presented to a student who experienced a high level of success in at least 2 Grade 12 university level         math courses.  This student demonstrates a genuine interest in the field of mathematics

*     value — $200

The GHS College Mathematics Award

*     presented to a student who has the highest mark in Grade 12 college level math

*     value — $200

Physical and Health Education

The GHS Physical & Health Education Award

*     presented to a graduating student who has participated in phys-ed classes throughout their high                 school career and has received high marks in those classes while having a positive attitude and strong       work ethic.

*     value — $150

The GHS Kinesiology Award

*     presented to the student with the highest marks in Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology

*     value — $150

Donny Wilson Memorial Award for Contribution to Intramural Athletics


The GHS University Science  Award

*     presented to a student who has completed at least 2 of the 3 Grade 12 University level science                   courses.  The student will have shown academic excellence in combination with a genuine curiosity             and interest in the process of science.

*     value — $150

The GHS College Science Award

*    presented to a student who has completed at least 2 of the senior level college science courses and           demonstrates skills and knowledge that would make them a good technician in an employment setting.

*     value — $150

Student Services

Student Services Award for Accomplishment – Guidance

*   recognizes a graduating student who has had an impact on the students at GHS

*     value — $100

Student Services Award for Peer Assistance

*  given to a graduating student, who as a peer assistant, either through peer tutoring or a co-operative        education work placement, has made a positive impact on GHS students with special needs.

*     value — $100

Students Services – Special Education

Derek Verbrugge Memorial Award


*        Eligible students must have demonstrated community involvement, improved academic standing each year, enjoyed co-op work experience, and benefited from support from the Special Education Department (IEP)

*        $250 approx.

The CUPE 997 Graduation Award

*     presented to a graduating student who has struggled and succeeded with the help of special education

*     value — $100

Student Services – Coop

Gravenhurst Plumbing Heating and Electrical Award (1)


¨       Taken Co-op at GHS

¨       Must be graduating

¨       Attending post-secondary, completing an apprenticeship or moving in to the workplace in an area related to the Co-op experience.

¨       Chosen by Chip Loughead and the Co-op Co-ordinator

¨       1 x $200

Ontario Co-operative Education Award (1)


¨       Taken co-op at GHS and be in their final graduating year

¨       Most Outstanding Individual in his/her placement and registered at a post-secondary institution related to their Co-op experience

¨       $200 Value

¨       no application – chosen by Co-op co-ordinator

The Employment North Award

*     presented to a graduating student going directly into the world of work following high school

*     value — $100

The Neviss Electrical Systems Co-Operative Education Award

*     presented to a graduating student who has completed a co-op placement at GHS

*     must be attending post-secondary in a trades-related program, completing an apprenticeship, or going into the workplace in an area related to their co-op experience

*     value — $200

OYAP — Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Award

*     presented to a graduating student who made an outstanding contribution to the Accelerated OYAP             program.  The student must be continuing his/her apprenticeship following secondary school.

*     value — $200

Rotary Club of Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes


¨       money to be credited toward post-secondary education for the college component of apprenticeship

¨       upon signing with the TLDSB OYAP co-ordinator, your application will serve as the application for this award – let Mrs. Schandlen know if this is something you are eligible to receive.

¨       the value of the award is up to $1,200.00

Technological Education-Auto

The Bruce Robertson Automotive Technology Award

*     presented to a graduating student who demonstrates an eagerness to learn, who is mechanically inclined, and is a team player with leadership potential

*     value $250

Technological Education – Yearbook

The GHS Yearbook Award of Merit

*     presented to a student in the yearbook class for his/her outstanding contributions to the Tatler, to               honour their dedication, creativity, teamwork and positive attitude.

*     value — $50

Technological Education -Hospitality and Tourism

The GHS Hospitality and Tourism Award

*     presented to the student who has been actively involved in the hospitality program and academically           excels in the area of hospitality and tourism

*     gift value — $100

The Maisie’s Kitchen Hospitality and Tourism Award

*     presented to a student who is intending to continue their studies in the area of hospitality and tourism

*     dedicated in memory of Maisie Clairmont

*     value — $200

Technological Education

The GHS Technology Award of Excellence

*     presented to a graduating student whose progress has been outstanding in technology throughout             his/her 4 years of high school

*     value — $100 (2 recipients)



These applications are not directly controlled by GHS.  Some of these applications are available in the guidance office.   Some are available on-line or through direct contact of the sponsoring body.  If you need assistance with any of these awards, please see guidance.  Please check deadlines – they vary by award!

Aird Scholarhip


¨       have a physical disability that is a major, long term impairment which severely restricts your activities

¨       $2500

¨       be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident

¨       be an Ontario resident

¨       plan to register in September  in the first year of either an undergraduate degree program at a recognized Ontario university or a two or three year certificate program at a college of applied art and technology or private postsecondary institution in Ontario

¨       not have previously received an Aird scholarship

¨       application available the OSAP website.

¨       send application directly to Aird Selection Committee – deadline end of April

Allan Simpson Educational Fund Awards


¨       Pursuing post secondary education at a recognized University or College

¨       full Orphan (both parents deceased)

¨       Four awards of $2500 – disbursed in two installments payable to the university/college

¨       Award is renewable in subsequent years

¨       Application forms must be submitted no later than March 1

Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program


¨       students must be enrolled in their final year of high school as of May 29, 2019 and eligible to graduate from high school in 2019.  Students must be planning to enrol at a Canadian post-secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.

¨       Successful applicants will each be awarded a scholarship of $1500 based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community.


¨      deadline for applications is May 31, 2018

Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship


¨       awarded each year to two student-athletes that will continue their post secondary education at a Canadian College or University

¨       One male and one female are awarded separate scholarships in the amounts of $5,000 each.

¨       Also available are one-time bursaries of $1,000 to four additional scholarship finalists

¨       Teacher-coaches are encouraged to nominate 1 male and 1 female from each school. (Speak to your coach to nominate you!!!)

¨       Applications are due beginning of June

¨ and click on Awards and Scholarships to see additional awards

Burger King Scholars


¨       Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 to 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent (see guidance)

¨       Works an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (part time year round) (Exceptions may be made for students with special circumstances)  ** Please note that students DO NOT have to be employed at a BURGER KING® restaurant to be eligible for a scholarship

¨       Demonstrates participation  in community service and/or co-curricular activities

¨       Demonstrates financial need

¨       Can obtain written recommendation from both a school official and employer (both of whom are not related to the student)

¨       Plans to enrol in an accredited two or four year college, university or technical school no later than the September following their graduation

¨       Application available at

¨       The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017.

Canada Basketball Scholarship


¨       Awarded to a male and female high school basketball player who continues at a post secondary school in Canada

¨       $2500 each

¨       Applications are due April

¨ and click on Awards

Canadian Hospitality Foundation


¨       graduating

¨       applying for  Hotel and Food Administration at  U of Guelph OR

¨       applying for Tourism and Hospitality Management at Mt. St. Vincent OR

¨       applying for Bachelor of Commerce – U of Calgary OR

¨       applying for Hospitality and Tourism at Ryerson

¨       fill out application which is available in the guidance office


The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards

(formerly The Canadian War Museum History Award)


¨       graduating

¨       five prizes of $1000

¨       entering university studies, preferably in a recognized degree program in history

¨       for application form visit the website, click on Home, Education, School Programs

¨       Download the application form (PDF file, 136 Kb)


¨       Deadline is middle of April

Federation Family Bursaries 


¨       to assist financially the children of OSSTF members entering college or university programs

¨       application forms and information are available at


¨       deadline for applications is generally the end of April

¨       the value of the award is $1500.00 each

Findlay,  J.V.  Bursary


¨       graduating student

¨       pursuing study in occupational safety, health or the workplace environment at university or college

  • e.g. safety engineering technology; occupational health and safety degree programs; industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, ergonomists, systems safety programs
  • Application form must be completed and submitted with the work. Download the application form (826 KB PDF)

¨       deadline of application is beginning of February

Future Aces Foundation Scholarship


¨       Students who have exhibited exemplary citizenship qualities

¨       Must be a Canadian resident, pursuing post-secondary education or training, and be between the ages of 16-24

¨       $1,000 (30 awards available)

¨       Award Deadline:  end of January


The Loran Award – Canada’s largest four-year undergraduate award (valued at $100,000)


¨       Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school, demonstrate good character, service and promise of leadership.  Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
  • An annual stipend of $10,000, mentorship from a Canadian leader, access to summer internships, an orientation expedition through Algonquin Park, annual retreats and scholar gatherings.
  • Sponsored Applicant – Deadline
  • Direct Pool Applications – Deadline


Georgian College Dual Credit Scholarship


¨      $1000 scholarship available to DC students who attend Georgian College. Students use their student ID to log into Georgian college. They then use the online tool to search and apply. Open August 15 – October 31

Harrison McCain Foundation Scholarship/Bursary


¨       Available annually to entering students attending university

¨       Must be graduating from a high school in Canada

¨       Each award has a program value of $16,000 payable over four years

¨       Minimum 80% average in senior year of high school, financial need, leadership qualities and a recognized initiative in funding your own education


¨       Deadline for receipt of completed applications is beginning of March.

Horatio Alger Ontario Scholarship Program


¨      plans to pursue university, attend a high school and live in Ontario, and must be a Canadian citizen

¨       Must have a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a degree at a post-secondary institution in Canada

¨       critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is preferred.  If higher, explanation must be provided

¨       involvement in co-curricular and community activities

¨       a minimum percentage grade of 65, receive up to $10,000 for post-secondary studies

¨       demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and a desire to contribute to society

¨       Application deadline:  October 25

Jack A. MacDonald Award of Merit


¨  Elementary or Secondary School Student, attending an Ontario Public School

¨  $500

  • April 7, 2017 deadline for application

¨  Earned a sound academic record and has shown outstanding service and leadership in his or her community

¨  Nominations must come from an independent third party (teacher, trustee, etc.) – speak to someone if you want to be nominated!

  • Ideal for a G7 Representative as there should be a letter from a member of the School Board to support the application

James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award


– Be 18 years of age or under

– Submit an original creative writing piece that has not in any part been copied from any source

– Self identify as being Aboriginal

– Be a student enrolled in a school in Ontario and a permanent resident of Ontario

– to make a submission or for more information, visit

– deadline is May 31.  Every year up to six Aboriginal students each receive the award of $2,500

Kelman Scholarship


• Be registered in an Ontario high school with the intent to move to college or university the following year;

• Have an interest in environmental issues, particularly water quality protection

Knights of Columbus (Ontario) Bursary Program


¨  Secondary School Student must have applied for admission into a full-time program at a university or college in Ontario

¨  Must be a member of the Knights of Columbus, or the wife, son, or daughter of a member in good standing

¨  Ten $500 bursaries will be awarded

¨  Marks, although important, will not be the only criteria used

¨  Nominations must come from an independent third party (teacher, trustee, etc.)

¨  Pick up application at

¨  Deadline:  May 1st 

ORBA Scholarships – Civil Engineering 


¨       The Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from an Ontario High School and entering their first year of a Civil Engineering program at an Ontario university

  • The Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a Civil Engineering Technology or Technician program at an Ontario college or equivalent.
  • Each award is valued at $2,000
  • Additional details and applications are available online at
  • Deadline is May 31, 2018
OFSAA Alumni Scholarship


¨       awarded each year to female and male student-athletes attending post secondary education in Canada

¨       $500 to each student

¨       Applications are due beginning of April

¨ and click on Awards

Ontario Hockey Federation Bursary Program


¨       awarded to a student that is applying to a Canadian Post Secondary Institution and is a participant in Minor Hockey or an affiliate.

¨       $1,000

¨       deadline:  Generally end of April        application available at: after February 1


Ontario Justice Education Network


¨       awarded to a graduating high school student pursuing post-secondary studies related to a career in the justice system at an Ontario University

or College.

  • demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to their studies and who are in financial need.

¨       Range from $500 – $1000

¨       deadline:  May 11, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.


Ontario Minor Hockey Foundation Wally Scott Bursary


¨         awarded to a student that has made an outstanding commitment to community service, athletics, and academics. This bursary reflects the achievements of a young hockey player who is committed to his or her community, athletic ability, and academic achievement.

¨         Each recipient can receive up to $2,500 towards his or her post-secondary education. There will be a maximum of two bursary winners awarded per year.

¨       Deadline: Generally mid April

¨       Applications available online at:

Ontario Hostelry Institute


¨       awarded to a graduating student that is applying to an Ontario Community College in a diploma program in one of the following areas:  Culinary, Food and Beverage, Hotel, Hospitality, Tourism, Event, or Resort

¨       Deadline:  End of April

¨       Two payments of $1,000 each will be made in September of the recipient’s first and second academic years.



Ontario Power Generation John Wesley Beaver Awards


¨       be a Native student attending college or university

*        intend to study engineering, environment, forestry, Biology, or business

*        the value of the award is $2,000 for college and $4,000 for university


*        apply directly to Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Parks Association Foundation Bursary/Scholarship Program


¨       be enrolled in a recognized Ontario educational institution in a parks or related field


¨       fill out an application – May 26

Ontario Teacher Insurance Plan

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to win, you must meet the following criteria at the time of the selection:

  • You or your relative (e.g. child, step-child, grandchild, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, spouse, etc.) must be insured through an individual or group policy of an insurance plan or program offered by OTIP
  • You must be a full-time post-secondary student at a Canadian college or university for the upcoming academic year
  • You must be under 30 years of age

Padgett Business Services Scholarship Program


¨       an applicant must be a dependent of a small business owner who employs fewer than 20 individuals, owns at least 10% of the stock or capital of the business and is active in the day to day operations of the organization

¨       be graduating high school

¨       attending an accredited post-secondary institution

¨       100 word essay describing your education and career plans

¨       deadline is March 1

¨       $500.00 value

¨       contact NANCY STABBACK at 705-326-8731 for an application form


Peterborough Horticultural Society Scholarship Program


¨       an applicant must be a Canadian Student who has been accepted by either Trent University or Sir Sanford Fleming College into any year of a horticultural, landscape design, or other related program (i.e. Retail Floristry, Urban Forestry, Aboriculture, Vitticulture, Environmental Science, Botany, and Turf Management)

¨       provide proof of acceptance into a horticultural-related program

¨       submit a current resume and most recent transcript of grades

¨       submit a type-written essay of 300-500 words, describing when you first became interested in this field, practical experiences you have had as a volunteer or employee, and your career plans for the future.

RBC[i] Royal Bank Financial Scholarships


¨       Must be graduating from the final year of high school and have a min. grade average of 65%

¨       Must be registered/accepted at a college or university in Canada  for the  Fall/Winter session

¨       Ten awards will be distributed to students across the country

¨       applications available at

¨       deadline is in May

¨       must supply copy of  letter of acceptance

RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program


¨         Five students will receive $4,000 annually for their education expenses

¨         All status Indians, non-status Indians, Inuit, or Metis are eligible to apply

¨         Must be applying to a field related (but not restricted) to the financial services industry

¨         Deadline for applications is January 31

RCGA Foundation Scholarships


¨        must be attending or have been accepted at a Canadian university or college with a golf program recognized by the RCGA Foundation.  A list of recognized schools can be found on their website.

¨        golfers, landscape architects and turfgrass agronomists are eligible for these scholarships

¨         The deadline for scholarship application submission is June 30th

¨        to download online scholarship application,  and look under ‘RCGA Foundation’.

Retail as a Career Scholarship Program


¨       Twenty $1,000 scholarships for students who are pursuing an education in a retail or business-related post-secondary program and who are currently working at least part-time in retail

¨       Students must submit a reference letter from their current retail employer, 700 word essay, and official transcript

¨       Deadline for applications is April 1


Retired Teacher’s of Ontario (RTO/ERO) Scholarship


¨       To assist people in pursuing a career in education in Canada (apply for this if you might one day become a teacher)

¨       Each candidate for the award must be enrolled in a full or part-time program which will lead to a career in education in Canada; be a resident Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant;

¨       be a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, grandniece or grandnephew of  an RTO/ERO member. (retired teacher)


¨       Each scholarship shall be in the amount of $1000.

Royal Canadian Legion Bursary Assistance Awards


*        War Veterans and their children and their grandchildren

*        ordinary members of the The Royal Canadian Legion and their children and their grandchildren

*        associate members of The Royal Canadian Legion and their children

*        Ladies’ Auxillary members and their children

*        applications are submitted directly to the Legion

*        awards are based on financial need

*        applications are available in guidance, but you apply for this once you are attending post-secondary institution in the fall.

*        deadline for this award is March 31 of your first year at college or university

Legion Application form

Russell Alexander Law Firm Scholarship – NEW for 2018


*        A graduating student who has an interest in joining or studying the legal profession with an 80% average or higher.

*        $2,000 scholarship

*        Interested students should apply using the following link:

*        Deadline is June 22, 2018

Sean Jackson Scholarship


*        A dedicated Volunteer or innovative community organizer entering a post-secondary institution in 2016

*        $10,000 scholarship

*        Download the application at

*        Deadline is May 8, 2016

Sean Jackson Scholarship 2016

TD Canada Trust Scholarship


  • Be in your final year of high school
  • Have demonstrated outstanding community leadership
  • Possess the academic skills to successfully enter and complete college or university
  • DEADLINE:  November 18, 2016
Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund – NEW 2018


¨       Indigenous high school leaders

¨       Applicants MUST have strong leadership and commitment in their school and home community.

¨       $2500 renewable award for students entering their first year in full time studies in a two-year college diploma program or a four-year undergraduate program at a Canadian accredited college or university in the fall 2018.


The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association Automotive Graduation Award


¨      Be a high school graduate and be accepted into an Automotive Service, Motive Power or Auto Technology program

¨       Confirm your enrolment into their selected program OR submit a letter with your application that indicates their firm intention to enrol in program.  Include a written statement of 250 – 300 words indicating why you are interested in pursuing an education and a career in the Automotive Service Industry.

¨       Graduate with a final year average of 70% or higher.

Automobile Dealers Association Graduation Award Application Form 2019

Toyota Earth Day Scholarship


¨       Graduating student

¨       Achieved excellence in academic and extracurricular activities and demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the environment

¨       15 awards of $5000

¨       National winner will also receive a Panasonic notebook computer

Deadline for applications is end of Jan  – applications available on the web at and

“Whipper” Billy Watson Education Bursary


¨     A Canadian Student with a physical disability

¨       $2000

¨     Planning to pursue post secondary education at an Ontario College

¨     Demonstrated commitment to academic study

¨     Demonstrated leadership and community service

¨     Demonstrated participation in extra-curricular activities

Applications available  at

Wolfe Family Entrance Scholarship


¨  Student who has demonstrated academic excellence, volunteerism, and participation in sports and physical fitness

¨  $6000 each year continuing for up to three years

¨  be entering their first year of study in an undergraduate degree program at Brescia University College;

¨  have achieved a minimum average of 80% or greater;

¨  have graduated from an Ontario high school and are enrolling in university directly from high school without any previous post-secondary experience;

¨  be an Ontario resident;

¨  provide documentation of volunteer/compassionate activities and team participation


¨  Application deadline:  June