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
September 30th of the 2021/2022 academic year
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 will be announced by October 31st of the 2021/2022 academic year.
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.