History: In 2010 the 2nd Kanata Rangers undertook the WAGGGS Challenge to assist in the eradication of poverty by implementing the “Portage Over Poverty” event. This event consisted of homemade canoes being portaged from Parliament Hill to downtown Ottawa as teams deciphered clues in a photo scavenger hunt. Each canoe team raised funds that were donated to the CWFF. The event was such a success that the girls continued to put forward the activity each year and raised a total of $6000 in three years. For the first two years, the funds were donated to the CWFF; for the third year, the funds were used to support Guiding units in northern Ontario and Nunavut.
The girls decided they would like to assist other Guiding members who may need help towards their goals for further education. In 2015 the Portage Over Poverty scholarship was founded.
Although Ontario Council will administer the scholarship, the criteria and selection will be done by the girls themselves.
Evaluation Criteria: Applications must be received by the stated deadline and fully completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only materials requested will be reviewed; extra information or material submitted will not be considered.
The applicant will be evaluated by the youth members of the 2nd Kanata North Rangers based on the content of their application.
Review the 2017 POP Scholarship Evaluation Criteria.
Timeline: Deadline for submission is April 1. Please email complete application package to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful applicant will be presented at the Portage Over Poverty event each year if the applicants are able to attend. This event will be held on April 23, 2017 in Ottawa.
Only successful applicants will be notified.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the online Portage Over Poverty Scholarship Application.
Read about the 2016 scholarship recipients