The 2019 Resiliency Scholarship is an education award of $2500 for post-secondary education pursued at the university, college or apprenticeship level. It is open to youth who have demonstrated resiliency despite facing loss and adversity in their lives. We believe that young people who have found and cultivated their own resilience are ideally positioned to light the way for others by sharing their story. (Applicants are welcome to apply in subsequent years if they did not receive an award previously.)
Applications are being accepted from February 1, 2019 to May 15, 2019.
To apply, please share your story of resiliency with us and include your name, contact information (email address, mailing address and phone contact) as well as your plans for post-secondary education.
You can send your resiliency story and your contact information to us at the email address below:
Please know that your submission will be treated with strict confidence and will be only read by the Selection Committee.
February 1, 2019 – Scholarship open for submissions for 2019 awards
May 15, 2019 – Last day for submissions for 2019 Resiliency Scholarship
July 20, 2019 – Resiliency Scholarship Reception where recipients and their friends and families are celebrated and given their awards. This is an afternoon reception hosted by the Sutherland and Firth families that runs concurrently with the annual Zach Sutherland and Kaya Firth Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Georgetown, ON
How the Recipients are chosen
Recipients are chosen based on their ability to integrate their loss and adversity into their lives and choose to be resilient. We believe that from even the worst, most unacceptable circumstances, those who are able to eventually find and grow the seed of resilience within themselves have much to share from which many can benefit. We hope to provide a platform for these young people and intend to start by recognizing and rewarding their resilience.
Because this scholarship is currently funded by the generosity of our local communities some priority will be given to youth who reside in the Halton Hills and Terra Cotta areas.
As our donor base expands so too will the geographical area and number of recipients each year.
Attention to the Inception of the Scholarship and Previous Recipients sections may help applicants prepare their submissions.