Scholarship Information

Scholarships

The Sarnia Community Foundation is pleased to administer a number of scholarships on behalf of donors. If you are a student considering post secondary education or a student already enrolled, one of these scholarships could be for you.

Please call the office at 519-332-2588 to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on deadlines.

Ongoing Scholarships

Society of St Vincent de Paul / J&JY Trades Scholarship

Established: 2010

This scholarship supports students entering or continuing in a trades education. Deadline for applications is 4 pm March 31st each year.

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

2015 winners B Zuniga and M Darcy receive their awards

2015 winners B Zuniga and M Darcy receive their awards

2016 winners H Burnard, J Dubque, C Murray receive awards

2016 winners H Burnard, J Dubque, C Murray receive awards

H. Burnard, N.Lord and P. Zekveld award winners 2017

H. Burnard, N.Lord and P. Zekveld award winners 2017

Samantha, Ebinnee, Koty and Emily 2018 scholars

Samantha, Ebinnee, Koty and Emily 2018 scholars

Blue Eyes Big Heart Josh Alderton Memorial Scholarship

Established: 2013

Applications for the 2020 award are now being accepted. Please deliver the application to the SCF office by the deadline of MAY 24th, 2020

A new award will be made in 2019.

The Blue Eyes, Big Heart Scholarship was created in memory of a remarkable young man, Joshua Alderton, 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 this 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 own community and we believe that by helping women and children affected by domestic violence pursue higher education we can carry on his legacy. The first scholarship was awarded in 2014.

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

Blue Eyes Scholarship 2014

2014

Blue Eyes Scholarship 2015

2015

Blue Eyes Scholarship 2016

2016

Blue Eyes Scholarship 2017

2017

Blue Eyes Scholarship 2018

2018

Susan Moffatt Memorial Scholarship

Established: 1997

The Susan Moffatt Scholarship was created with the goal of providing financial assistance to a graduating secondary school student who plans to further their education at the university or college level, with a primary focus on history, education or health science studies.

The recipient of this scholarship will have faced a personal physical or mental health challenge in their life and have prevailed despite that challenge.

To apply: Please write a letter addressed to the Scholarship committee and deliver it to the Community Foundation office by June 15th ​at 4 pm. PLEASE NOTE: Only those applications that come to the SCF office directly will be considered. The letter should be a a minimum of 500 words but no more than 1000. In the letter, you should describe your own physical or mental health challenge and how you have prevailed in life despite this challenge. Explain how this challenge has motivated you to pursue post-secondary studies with a focus on history , education or a health related curricula and describe your career goals which completion of a college of university degree programme in history, education or health sciences will enable you to pursue.

Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

Avery T presented with 2015 scholarship by SCf Board Members

Avery T presented with 2015 scholarship by SCf Board Members

Cassie & Cyndie V presented with 2016 scholarships

Cassie & Cyndie V presented with 2016 scholarships

Marissa M presented with the the 2017 scholarship

Marissa M presented with the the 2017 scholarship

Cody B 2019

Cody B 2019

Gillian 2019

Gillian 2019

Steeves and Rozema Health Care Scholarship

Established: 2010

The Steeves & Rozema Health Care Scholarship was created by the Steeves & Rozema Group in 2010 and is funded through an endowed fund held at the Sarnia Community Foundation. It has been established to assist individuals enrolled in the Health Sciences / Health Care programs at a post-secondary educational institution and who have a particular interest in caring for seniors.

Multiple scholarships are awarded annually.

The Sarnia Community Foundation receives application from qualified individuals on behalf of the fund holder, Steeves & Rozema.

All inquiries are to be directed to the SCF office 519-332-2588

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

S&R Awards 2018

S&R Awards 2018

Steeves and Rozema 2017 winners

2017 winners

Steeves and Rozema One of the 2016 winners

One of the 2016 winners

One of the six 2015 winners

One of the six 2015 winners

Nicole Surdyka with SCF’s Kymani Barnes

Nicole Surdyka with SCF’s Kymani Barnes

Lambton Federation of Agriculture Fund for the Joyce Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Established: 2014

Available annually to a student in second or third year of post-secondary education. Must be a resident of Lambton County. A farm registration number is required. Deadline for applications is July 15th wirh awards being given in late August.

To apply, click the following link https://lambtonfederation.ca/scholarships/joyce-anderson-scholarship/.

2015 SCF Chair Nancy Kremer with Deric Coleman

2015 SCF Chair Nancy Kremer with Deric Coleman

Joanne Klauke-LaBelle Memorial Scholarship

Established: 2015

Joanne Klauke-LaBelle (JKL) Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a woman who devoted her life to the youth. She created an environment that was free of judgment and with a mission to create harmony in ourselves, each other, and the world we live in through the power of the arts – especially music. Joanne strongly believed in volunteering and more particularly, believed in “paying it forward”. She passionately tried every day to make a difference and asked that those around her did the same. Joanne created a legacy of love and music for youth in the communities of Sarnia and Lambton County. This scholarship is intended to help those individuals intending to pursue the performing arts or visual arts as a field of study.

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

Joanne

Joanne

Norma And Don Moore Scholarship

Established: 2017

The Norma and Don Moore Scholarship has been established to support doctors or nurse practitioners currently in an educational programme leading to a license to practice in Ontario who have indicated an intent to practice in Lambton County.

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

Zandbergs Scholarship Fund

Established: 2017

The Zandbergs Scholarship is intended to help those individuals intending to pursue a career in teaching and particularly those who have intend to teach in languages other than English.

Application deadline is May 15 of any calendar year.

The Founders of the scholarship gave many hours of instruction to members of the community in a wide variety of endeavors and believe in the power of education to lasting difference. The scholarship is open to donation so any member of the community who wishes to may donate to the fund and support the future of education.

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.

Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

Established: 2018

The Ontario Sugarbeet Growers Association established the Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship to honour the life and work of Brian Fox, a farmer, innovator, explorer and family man after his death in 2013.

The Scholarship is intended to encourage young people in the pursuit of education, innovation, exploration and enthusiasm in agriculture.

The application deadline is November 30th of any calendar year . If that day is during a weekend the deadline becomes the first business day following. Awards will be presented at the OSGA annual meeting in February or March.

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Applications are also available at the Sarnia Community Foundation office.