Bill 7 Award LGBTQ Scholarship
Who Can Apply
The Bill 7 Award is a scholarship for individuals with demonstrated financial need after accessing available public financial support. To be eligible to receive a Bill 7 Award scholarship, individuals must also meet ALL of the following three criteria:
- You are attending or accepted by a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in the Province of Ontario
- You are pursuing your FIRST post-secondary program of study
- You identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, two-spirited or queer (LGBTQ)
How to Apply
The 2019-20 application cycle is now open. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-September 2019. The Award Presentation Event will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the 519 Community Centre in Toronto
Application deadline for 2019-20: Friday, August 2, 2019
You are encouraged to use the online application form to apply.
If necessary, you may also print out and complete an Application Form and send it, along with all necessary documentation, by mail to Bill 7 Award, c/o Supporting Our Youth, Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON M5A 2S5, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Need to Submit Your Application
In addition to your application form, we require the following documents. These may be attached in .pdf, .doc or .txt format.
- A copy of OSAP estimate (if applicable)
- Proof of registration/acceptance from the post-secondary institution. Acceptable proof could be a copy of the confirmation of your offer of acceptance; proof of registration in the program; proof of payment of tuition; a copy of your offer of admission. If you are selected as a recipient, you must provide proof of active enrolment in your program before payment is issued.
- Reference letter from a teacher, guidance counsellor, coach, employer, community or social worker, doctor, religious leader or similar professional who can support your application. The reference letter should indicate how long and in what context the writer knows you and explain why you would be a good candidate for the Award.
- A personal statement, 250 words or fewer, detailing why you should be selected as the recipient of the Bill 7 Award. You may wish to consider how your studies or future work will contribute to the improvement of the LGBTQ community and/or provide us with any other information you feel we should know about you that will make you a good candidate, such as children, family, relationships, disabilities, experiences of discrimination, living situation, geographic context, etc.
The Ontario Work Study Plan
Applicants may also want to investigate the Ontario Work Study Program. This program helps Ontario students find part-time employment during the school year at the school. Please contact the financial services office of your school for more information.