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Blue Eyes Big Heart Scholarship

The Blue Eyes, Big Heart Scholarship was created in memory of Joshua Alderton, a remarkable young man who tragically passed away in a car accident on July 25, 2013. Josh had a larger than life personality and a passion for volunteering. His charitable spirit truly knew no bounds, and the scholarship is intended to help people who have been affected by domestic violence pursue their educational goals. Josh was dedicated to breaking the chain of violence in his community, and we believe that by helping women and children affected by domestic violence pursue higher education, we can carry on his legacy.

Scholarship Guidelines
Please review these guidelines before completing the application form.

To be considered for the award, you must be

  1. A resident Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant
  2. Have significant financial needs, as demonstrated by the application and supporting documents.
  3. Have been affected by domestic violence and be actively working to break the chain of violence.
  4. Applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4 pm May 24 of any year. If May 24 is a weekend day, the deadline is extended to the following Tuesday. Late applications cannot be considered.

The scholarship is awarded on the understanding that the funds will be used to cover the cost of enrolment in an educational programme or the materials required to complete academic upgrading.

As of January 2022, the scholarship is valued at $500.00.

Application Process:

  1. All applicants are required to complete the scholarship application form and include all the required documents as listed. The completed application and supporting documents must be sent or delivered to:
    Sarnia Community Foundation, 109 Durand Street Sarnia, ON N7T 5A1
  2. A letter or email acknowledging the receipt of the completed application will be sent.
  3. All applications that include the requested material and that meet the guidelines as outlined above are forwarded for consideration to the BEBH Scholarship Committee
  4. The committee recommendation is sent to the SCF board, whose decision is final. Those applicants that are declined are informed in writing
  5. Successful applicants will be informed in writing with payment to follow and should be available for photos, interviews or any other promotional activities as arranged by the Foundation

For more information, contact the SCF Grants and Scholarship Administrator
Phone: 519 332 2588 E-mail: [email protected]


The Sarnia Community Foundation has a privacy policy that protects personal information. Any personal information requested on this application will only be used to assist with the assessment of the application. A copy of the application form and supporting documents may be kept for audit purposes.

Should the application be successful, SCF will require the recipient to provide express consent to publish their name and photograph in print or on social media managed by SCF. Exceptions may be made under certain circumstances. This will be confirmed by SCF in writing at the time of presentation. All other information will remain confidential.

All Scholarship recipients are required to provide the Foundation with their full legal name and Social Insurance Number. This information is required for audit purposes and the issuing of a T4A a s required by law.

Personal Information


Information to be included

Drop files here or
Max. file size: 300 MB, Max. files: 2.
    This could be a copy of a driver’s license, lease agreement or bill. Out-of-territory residents may be considered depending on the volume of local applications
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 300 MB, Max. files: 2.
      These must be written on your behalf by someone other than a family member or relative. One should be from an individual qualified to speak on your situation. The second should be from someone who knows about your community involvement and service.
      Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 300 MB.
        An essay of up to 1000 words or a 3-5 mins video on how domestic violence has affected you and how you hope to break the chain of violence in your life

        Application Information