Scholarships

Scholarships 2020

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The National Scholarship program recognizes the achievements of members in Girl Guides of Canada, while supporting them as they pursue their educational goals and careers.

Scholarships are open to girl and adult members who are pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized college, university or vocational program. Whether you’re a full-time or part-time student, studying engineering, education, political science, or anything in between, there’s a scholarship that’s right for you! 

Application deadline: March 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

General Requirements for all Applicants

  • Applicants must be currently registered GGC members.
  • Scholarships are conditional on acceptance or continuation in a full-time or part-time program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
    • Recognized post-secondary institutions include universities, colleges and vocational schools where high school completion is the normal entrance requirement (unless entering as a mature student).
  • Applicants must remain a member of Girl Guides of Canada for the upcoming 2020-2021 Guiding year.

Apply for a scholarship

Available Scholarships

Actuarial Foundation of Canada National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are pursuing a post-secondary degree in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics or computer science.

Col. Karen Ritchie Memorial National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are entering their first year of an engineering program.

Dr. Roberta Bondar National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are entering their third or fourth year, or a postgraduate program in math, science, applied science or technology.

Environmental Studies National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are pursuing a post-secondary degree with emphasis in the field of environmental studies or related fields.

Norma Osler Education National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are pursuing a post-secondary degree with emphasis in the field of education (including teachers’ college).

GGC First Year Full-time National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies.

GGC Second Year Full-time National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are entering their second year of post-secondary studies.

GGC Third Year Full-time National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are entering their third year of post-secondary studies.

GGC Fourth Year Full-time National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are entering their fourth year of post-secondary studies.

GGC Postgraduate National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are pursuing a postgraduate degree, diploma or certificate.

GGC Part-time Studies National Scholarship
For registered members of GGC who are pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate on a part-time basis. As per the Canada Student Loans Program, a part-time student is defined as one who is enrolled in 20-59 per cent of a full course load.

STEM National Scholarship:
For registered members of GGC who are pursuing a post-secondary degree with particular emphasis in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

FAQ – Submitting a National Scholarship Application

What are the requirements needed to apply for a Girl Guides of Canada National Scholarship?

To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be a girl or adult member of Girl Guides of Canada
  • Be continuing your GGC membership in the upcoming year and remain an active participant
  • Be enrolled or are enrolling in a recognized post-secondary institution, which includes university, college or vocational school
  • Have your most recent school transcript available to upload with your application
  • Have your iMIS (membership) number at hand (note: it would also be helpful to have a copy of your iMIS record so you can review your Guiding awards, positions and volunteer roles - you can find it on Member Zone)
  • Create an account on our online application system
  • Not be a past GGC National Scholarship recipient

How do I create my online account in order to apply for a scholarship?

Before you begin your application, you will need to create an online account.  Register an account by clicking the green register button in the top right-hand corner. If you have created an account in the past for National Scholarships on FluidReview (e.g. as a past recipient or selection committee member), that account is still valid. Please use that account information to login. Click the grey Log In button in the top right corner and use your existing email and password.

Once you create your account you will receive a confirmation email from SurveyMonkey Apply, our online review tool. Click on the confirmation link in the email to complete the account creation process. Remember your account email and password so that you can log into your account to make edits to your application. If you did not receive a confirmation email from SurveyMonkey Apply, please check your spam or junk folder.

How do I complete the online application? 

Once you create your online account, there are four steps to complete in order to submit your application:

Step 1: Complete the questions in the online application form

Step 2: Upload your school transcript

Step 3: Sign the application

Step 4: Submit your application

Am I able to save and edit my GGC National Scholarship application?

Yes, you are able to edit and save your scholarship application.  You can continue working on it at a later date by signing back into your account. Please note, however, that once you submit your application, you will no longer be able to make edits.

When is the GGC National Scholarship deadline?

Please submit your application by March 30, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

How do I submit my school transcript?

To submit your school transcript, you will need to upload the transcript into your account as prompted. It must be your most recent transcript. If you don’t have an electronic version of your transcript, please scan and save a PDF copy of your transcript, which you can then upload with your application. Make sure that your name and the school’s name are visible on the transcript. Please take a moment to review your uploaded transcript to ensure it is clear and readable.

How do I sign my scholarship application?

To sign your application, use your mouse to write your signature on the line provided. 

When will I be notified about the status of my scholarship application? 

Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of June 2020 after the review process is completed. Unsuccessful scholarship applicants will be notified by the end of July 2020.

How are scholarship applications evaluated?

Applications will be evaluated in five areas, for a total of 65 points, as follows:

Area Points

Grades

5

Guiding Participation/History

20

Activities Outside of Guiding

5

Short Essay Questions

30

Overall Application
(Ability to communicate and present information well)

5

Can I apply for more than one GGC National Scholarship?

Yes, members can apply for more than one GGC National Scholarship. However, each member can only be awarded one scholarship. In addition, while former recipients are not eligible for another scholarship, previously unsuccessful applicants can re-apply.

I'm the recipient of a provincial scholarship.  Can I still apply for a national scholarship?

Yes, recipients of provincial scholarships are still eligible for national scholarships if they fit the GGC National Scholarship requirements.

What GGC National Scholarships are available?

We offer scholarships for both full-time and part-time studies, as well as for specific and general fields. You will find 2020 scholarships under dropdown menu ‘Available Scholarships’.

What's the value of GGC’s National Scholarships?

The value of GGC National scholarships varies but are typically around $1,000 for a part-time scholarship and $2,000 for a full-time scholarship.

Is a French version of the scholarship application available?

Yes. You can access the French application by selecting ‘Français’ in the top right corner of the application log in page. You can also change the language at any time during the application process in the top right corner.

What should I include in my short essay questions?

This is where you can let reviewers know what being a member of Girl Guides of Canada means to you; please provide specific examples whenever you can. We're looking for honesty and your personal connection to Guiding. Elaborate on or describe:

  • The role that Guiding has played in your life
  • How Guiding has assisted with your personal growth
  • What Guiding has offered that you could not find anywhere else
  • How others have positively benefited from your Guiding knowledge and experiences
  • What receiving this scholarship will mean to you

Can I submit my scholarship application by mail?

No – scholarship applications can only be submitted online.

Meet Previous National Scholarship Recipients

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients

2017 Recipients

2016 Recipients

2015 Recipients

2014 Recipients

Thank you to our donors!

Thank you to the individuals, groups, foundations and corporations who help make the 2020 Scholarship Program possible.

  • Actuarial Foundation of Canada
  • Teh Barrett Family Foundation
  • Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada
  • The Masonic Foundation

Memorial scholarships:

  • The Almina Pokrant Memorial Scholarship
  • The Laura Krajewski Memorial Scholarship
  • The Manuela Silva Memorial Scholarship

A special thank you to:

  • 1st Humber Glen Trefoil Guild
  • 1st Kingston Trefoil Guild
  • 5th Georgetown Trex
  • The Port Credit Girl Guides and the 1st Jalna Trefoil Guild

For more information about applying to, or supporting, GGC's National Scholarship Program, please contact us at:
Scholarship(@)girlguides(dot)ca
416-487-5281 ext. 260

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