The Hilary M. Weston Scholarship is granted each year to two students enrolled in a full-time graduate level social work program at an Ontario publicly funded university.
Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to mental health issues, as well as outstanding scholastic achievements. Successful applicants receive a one-time award of $7,500.
The scholarship is named after Hilary Weston who was the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1997 – 2002.
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Scholarship applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to mental health issues through community service or paid work.
They must also be registered, or plan to register, in a full-time graduate level social work program at a publicly funded Ontario university in the next academic year.
A student with a permanent disability must take a minimum of 40 per cent of a full course load.
All applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence.
Applicants must have lived in the province for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding registration in a social work program.
The deadline is December 15, each year. If December 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
An independent selection committee reviews each application and recommends the scholarship recipient.
Refer to the application form to get more details about program requirements
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor