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In 2015, the United Way Leeds & Grenville was able to dedicate a portion of funds to supporting students in the local area who have demonstrated an active commitment to volunteerism.
The goal of the Student Leaders of our Community Award (SLCA) is to encourage ambitious high school students to be active in leadership roles throughout their community demonstrated through a dedication to volunteerism.
If you are a successful candidate of the SLCA, you will be awarded $500. There are four (4) awards available. Two (2) from each school board.
Who is Eligible?
Bursaries are made to individuals who meet the following criteria:
• Student (including mature student) will be graduating from a secondary school in Leeds & Grenville (any schools belonging to the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO))
• Student has been accepted into a post-secondary program
• Student has demonstrated significant volunteer involvement in his/her community
• Student demonstrates financial need
Completion of the application in full is a requirement in order to be considered. Proof of post-secondary acceptance is also necessary supporting documentation that must accompany the application.
All materials must be submitted to your school principal and received by no later than Friday, June 1, 2018. Please ensure your application is submitted in full. A pre-review will take place, at which time principals will pass along their recommendations to the United Way Leeds & Grenville bursary panel. Two successful candidates will be selected from the UCDSB and another two from the CDSBEO.
Download the registration form.