Student

Scholarships & Awards

How do I apply?

Please refer to the relevant application forms for further details and instructions.

Completed student award applications with all supporting documentation must be sent using the application forms above no later than May 2, 2021. If you encounter any problems, contact us below and someone from our awards committee will be happy to help.

Particular consideration will be given to greater Burlington area students with financial need, and to mature students who have overcome personal challenges in completing high school requirements.

All applications will be screened by the Awards Sub Committee of Rotary Burlington Lakeshore.  The final selection will be made through an interview process.

Note:  Members of our Club and their immediate families are ineligible.

Helping Burlington Area Students to Pursue Post-Secondary Education and Training

Vocational Studies Award

In Memory of Ron McDermott, this award is presented to a student pursuing post-secondary vocational training through a recognized post-secondary institution or program such as a community college, private, apprenticeship, trade or university program. Value: $2,500.

Vocational Studies Award Application Form

“With the funding I received from the Rotary Club I managed to find a really good lightweight computer as well as a printer that work perfectly for school.” – 2018 student award winner

Specialty Studies Award

Applicants should demonstrate a history of academic success, leadership and organizational abilities in school or the community

  • The Fine Arts Award in honour of Leon and Betty Laron is presented to a student pursuing or planning to pursue either a degree or non-degree post-secondary program in Visual Arts, Performing Arts or Arts Therapy Program. Value: $2,500
  • The International studies Award in honour of Kan Nakazawa is presented to a student pursuing or planning to pursue a degree program in studies with an international focus and / or which leads to an international professional career. Value: $2,500
  • The Educational Studies Award in memory of Bev Bowra is presented to a student pursuing or planning to pursue studies leading to a career as a teacher, educational administrator or educational assistant. Value: $2,500

Specialty Studies Awards Application Form

Leap Forward Awards

These Awards are open to local youth to provide assistance for further training/education in a recognized occupation, vocation, or skilled trade.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a strong desire to move forward. Value: $2,500 each for 2 awards. 

Leap Forward Awards Application Form

The Social Service Work Program has helped me to grow and has inspired me to strive to help everyone… Words cannot describe the way this support feels to me and I want to thank you for this.” – 2018 student award winner

Athletic Awards

Open to local high school student athletics to provide assistance with training costs for enrollment in sports related training programs beyond high school. Value: $2,500 each for 1 award.

Athletic Awards Application Form

Academic Awards

Presented by the Rotary Burlington Lakeshore Charitable Foundation to students demonstrating leadership and organizational skills in school and community, a history of academic excellence and are pursuing or planning to pursue a post-secondary Degree.  Value: $2,500 each for 4 awards.

Academic Awards Application Form

I just want to say thank you guys for this. I am truly grateful for the help and impact that was made in my life.” – 2018 student award winner

Rotary Graduate Scholarship

Rotary Burlington Lakeshore has partnered with McMaster University and the Government of Ontario to fund a permanent graduate scholarship at McMaster University. Preference for the scholarship is given to a Burlington student enrolled in the Faculty of Health Science. Value: $15,000.

Need help with your application or would or would like to learn more?

Contact our student awards committee.