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Amount of Scholarship

The award will be $1,000, with one award to be awarded in each of the five regions of Canada:

  • British Columbia
  • The Prairies and Territories
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada


  • The scholarship is open only to young women students who are enrolled in a Canadian secondary school.
  • The student can be in any year of study in secondary school.
  • Applicants should be students who are making a contribution to their school's leadership teams or student councils.


  • In a cover letter, tell us how you have been involved in school activities related to student council or leadership activities.
  • Submit a research paper that is related to how women make a difference in community service, leadership positions, or politics.
  • The research essay must be between 750 and 1,000 words.
  • Applications will be kept on file and considered for up to three years, depending on eligibility.


Two written references are required:

  • One (1) from a personal friend or relative, and
  • One (1) from a school instructor.


January 31, 2017

Please send your submissions to:
Program Officer, Women in Local Government
Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government
By mail: 24 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P3

Page Updated: 09/11/2016