Scholarship program

Their future is ours.

The WRPA is proud to support the post-secondary dreams of the children of our active and retired members with our scholarship program.


Number of scholarships available
Up to five (5)

Value of each scholarship
$2,000 CAD

Application deadline
August 1st of the academic year

Eligibility 

The applicant must be

1) the child or legal dependent of an active or retired WRPA member

2) under 20 years old,

3) starting his or her first year of full-time undergraduate degree or diploma studies at a recognized, publicly funded Canadian university or college in the fall of the year he or she applies for the scholarship,

4) be currently enrolled in a Canadian high school or CEGEP or have graduated from a Canadian high school or CEGEP no more than one year prior to applying for the scholarship, and

5) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 80%.

Winners announced
Winners will be announced by August 31st of the academic year. 

Application requirements

1) Contact information

2) Information on your civic engagement (volunteer, internship or employment experience), including number of hours and type of participation

3) At least one letter of recommendation from a community member that supports your civic engagement

4) An essay (maximum 400 words) on this topic: "Describe an experience or person in your life that has helped to shape you into the person your are today." Essays are judged on clarity of thought and communication

5) A copy of an official transcript from your final year of high school or CEGEP, which includes all courses taken in the year

6) Proof of enrollment in your first year of full-time undergraduate degree or diploma studies at a recognized, publicly funded Canadian college or university starting the September of the year you apply for this scholarship

7) A high resolution, portrait-style digital photograph measuring 2"x3"

Download a PDF version of these rules/requirements here.


The Fine Print

The WRPA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, amend (including extending the scholarship application deadline) or cancel this scholarship program at any time without individual notice.

A judging panel comprised of Executive Board Members will be responsible for evaluating qualifying entries. The decisions of the scholarship competition judges shall be deemed final, conclusive and binding in all matters.

If you plan to attend a post-secondary school outside of Canada commencing in September of the current academic year as part of a year-abroad program you may still be eligible to apply provided you are participating in an exchange program as part of your undergraduate course curriculum at a recognized publicly funded Canadian college or university and your graduation diploma is issued from a recognized publicly funded Canadian college or university.

Each of the scholarships shall be comprised of a lump sum payment in the amount of two thousand ($2,000.00 CDN) dollars to be paid by way of cheque directly to the scholarship recipient. Such amount shall be applied towards the student’s tuition and other school-related expenses (including books and residence fees). T4A slips will be issued to the successful scholarship recipients for the taxation year it was received.

Apply now by completing this form.

  • "Civic engagement" includes volunteer, internship and work experience. Tell us how many hours you volunteered or worked at each job or volunteer position, as well as details of your experience.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
    The transcript should be for your final year of high school or CEGEP and include marks for the full year. Do not upload an incomplete transcript. If there is more than one page, upload each page as a separate file.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
    This is proof of registration in your first year of a full-time undergraduate degree or diploma program at a recognized, publicly funded Canadian university or college. The definition of what constitutes “full-time” status is determined by the post-secondary school being attended. Your studies must start in September of this year. You can upload more than one file.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, doc, docx, pdf.
    This is a letter of recommendation from a community member familiar with your civic engagement. You can upload more than one letter.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Your essay will be judged on clarity of thought and communication. Essay: "Describe an experience or person in your life that has helped to shape you into the person you are today." You must upload your essay as a Microsoft Word doc (.doc or .docx) or a PDF.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
    The photo must be suitable for publication. Size: 2"x 3" and at least 300 dpi resolution. We will publish this photo of you if you are awarded a scholarship.