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Awards / Bursaries / Scholarships


Awards, bursaries and scholarships are available to students attending post-secondary programs throughout Ontario.


An award is a gift which can be a sum of money or citation which is given to a student to recognize achievement in some capacity as established by the donor. 


A bursary is a monetary or equivalent award granted to a student or potential student to enable that person to continue studies.  It is based primarily on financial need, but achievement is also considered.


A scholarship is an award of money or equivalent granted to a student toward the expense of further study.  It is based on academic achievement, but need may also be considered.  Scholarship recipients are generally selected based on donor established criteria.

[Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarship Booklet]



  • James Hillier Foundation Scholarship Nomination Application  
    Graduating students wishing to apply for the James Hillier Foundation Scholarship must submit their Nomination Application to St. John's College by April 24, 2020.  Nomination Applications can be obtained from, and completed ones sent in, by e-mailing Mrs. Spiers at Information about the Scholarship is available at
  • CFUW Trust Award [Canadian Federation of University Women Brantford] -  Female graduates wishing to apply for the Canadian Federation of University Women Trust Award A should contact Mrs. Spiers at as soon as possible to obtain an application form and their transcript.  Applications are due to the CFUW by e-mail no later than April 30, 2020.
  • Ontario Knights of Columbus Bursary   - The applications are to be mailed directly to the Knights of Columbus to be received by them no later than May 1, 2020.
  • Samuel W. Stedman Foundation Bursary  - For the spring of 2020 covid-19 has severely impacted the education system and so we have made the following adjustments for 2020.  The application deadline has been extended until May 15th 2020.  If you are unable to connect with someone at school to complete section B you may submit a letter of reference in place of section B.  The letter must be from a non-relative. If you are unable to include a transcript you must include a copy of your most recent final report card.  By submitting this application you give consent for the Stedman Foundation to contact you Guidance Department directly to request a transcript or discuss your application.
  • Women Inspiring Women, Women's Institute Scholarship - The applications are to be mailed directly to the Women Inspiring Women, Women's Institute no later than July 15, 2020. 




The following awards, and bursaries are determined at the school level from applications received by February 28, 2020.

There are six possible applications for Bursaries/Scholarships as well as the Smitiuch Injury Law Scholarship and the Mabel and Gorden McMillen Foundation Scholarship.  Select the appropriate Application #, choose Open, then View, then Edit Document.  Complete Applications on the computer, make sure to indicate with [x] which bursary/scholarship you are applying for, then save, print and submit to Student Services by the last school day in February. 

Handwritten applications will not be accepted. 

The Sharp Bus Lines Bursary

The St. John's College School Council Bursary

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association Bursary

The Knights of Columbus Bursary

McCarthy Uniforms Inc. Bursary

Sisters of Providence Bursary (Female Student)

The J.W. Burke Bursary for Laurier-Brant

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Bursary

The Lisa Dawdy Memorial Bursary

The J. Frank Quinlan Memorial Award

The Edmund Turlej Memorial Bursary

The Brant County Federation of Agriculture Award

The Jeffrey Kings Memorial Bursary

The Rebecca Wolstenholme Memorial Award

The Spirit of Optimism Award

The Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award

The St. John's College Leadership Award

The Catholic Christian Service Award

The Reginald F. Kempa Christian Living Award

The St. John's College Merit Award

The St. Pius X Catholic Women's League Bursaries

The St. Pius X C.W.L. Christian Leadership Award Dedicated to the Memory of Deceased Past Presidents

The St. Basil's Catholic Women's League Bursary

The St. Joseph's Catholic Women's League Bursary

The Edward J. Gira Memorial Award

The CWL Sacred Heart Council Religion in Life Award