2 SUPPORT OUR TROOPS SCHOLARSHIPS OVERVIEW Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Support Our Troops (SOT) Scholarship Program introduced for the FY 15/16 academic year, which commences 1 Sep 15. The SOT Scholarship Program is intended to complement but not duplicate other scholarship programs offered to the members of the Canadian Forces (CF) Community. The SOT Scholarship Program is available to families of currently serving members and veterans. At this time, five full-time Scholarships and two part-time Scholarships will be awarded annually. For full-time students, the maximum value of the scholarship is $10K, to be split equally over the course of the program, to a maximum of four years. For part-time students, the maximum value of the scholarship is $5K to be split over the course of the program to a maximum of six years. Those who are eligible to apply for a SOT Scholarship are encouraged to apply on-line on the SOT website under the Support Our Troops Scholarships in the programs section, please visit: Applications must be submitted by 31 Jul 15 and are to include: A proof of enrolment in a post-secondary (university of college) program; A current resume; A letter of recommendation supporting the application from a professor, academic advisor or community leader; and A maximum 500 word essay describing the impact of military life and the importance of a scholarship. Additional details concerning the application process can be found in the Terms and Conditions section of this guide. The first recipients of the SOT Scholarship Program will be announced by 15 Aug The Support Our Troops Program is supported by: donations from generous Canadians and Corporate Canada, proceeds from events undertaken by community-based groups, and contributions from external organizations and foundations. BMO Bank of Montreal has committed to providing funding for five SOT scholarships, one to be awarded in each of the next five years. The SOT Program welcomes other donations and contributions to help deliver and expand this Program. Anyone interested in this regard is encouraged to contact Mr. Colin Bayne, the Corporate Outreach and Donations Manager, at or at Members of the CF Community looking for additional financial support related to post-secondary education are encouraged to visit the Student Line of Credit, offered by BMO Bank of Montreal. Table of Contents: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS SCHOLARSHIPS Support Our Troops Scholarships... 4 Terms and Conditions... 4 Additional Opportunities... 7 Overview... 7 List of Scholarships & Bursaries... 7 Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity... 7 Academy Canada... 7 Algonquin College... 8 Anavets... 8 Brandon University... 8 Canada Company... 9 Canadian Armed Forces... 9 The Canadian Hero Fund Canadian Military Engineer Association Canscribe Career College Georgian College Government of Saskatchewan Interest- Free Loan Status Memorial University Mount Royal University Navy League of Canada Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Robertson College and Robertson College online Royal Canadian Legion Royal Canadian Benevolent Education Fund The Royal Canadian Regiment Association The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Veterans Affairs Women in Defence Security Wilfred Laurier University Contact Us
3 SUPPORT OUR TROOPS (SOT) SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM Terms and Conditions 1. Background a. The SOT Program offers up to seven scholarships, five for full-time students and two for part-time students annually to families i of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members ii and veterans iii aspiring to continue their post secondary education at the college or university level. b. The designation of part-time and full-time status is determined by the university/ college being attended by the applicant. c. For full-time students, the maximum value of the scholarship that may be allocated is $10,000. The amount of the scholarship granted will be split equally over the course of the program up to a maximum of four years. d. For part-time students, the maximum value of the scholarship that may be allocated is $5,000. The amount of the scholarship granted will be split equally over the course of the program up to a maximum of six years. 2. Eligibility Criteria a. To be eligible for a SOT Scholarship, applicants must be family of a currently serving member of the CAF or a veteran as defined within the NPP Eligibility matrix and must be: i. A Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status in Canada; and ii. Enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate at a recognized publicly funded Canadian college or university. b. A student who plans to attend a program outside of Canada as part of a year-abroad program is eligible to apply provided he/she is participating in an exchange program as part of the undergraduate course curriculum at a recognized publicly funded Canadian college or university and the degree issued is from a recognized publicly funded Canadian college or university. c. Employees, directors, and officers of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) and its subsidiaries, and any family of any of the foregoing are not eligible for the scholarships. For greater certainty, family shall be defined as a person whose parent or legal guardian is an employee, director or officer of CFMWS or any of its subsidiaries. 3. Application Process a. Applications to the program are available on the CFMWS website, and are to be submitted on-line. Deadline to apply is 31 July of each year at 23:59hrs EST. b. Applications may be completed in either official language (French or English). c. Applications are to include the following documentation: i. A proof of enrolment in the program, or a letter of acceptance into a program from the college or university; ii. A current resume; iii. A letter of recommendation supporting the application from a professor, academic advisor or community leader; and iv. A maximum 500 word essay describing the impact of military life and the importance of a scholarship. d. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant. 4. Adjudication Process a. The Scholarship Administrator will review all eligible applications and provide a shortlist of applicants for consideration by the CFMWS Scholarship Board. b. Applications will be prioritized based on the following: i. Civic Engagement, Extracurricular, Volunteer and Work Experience - 30% of total score; ii. Essay Answer 30% iii. Letter of Reference 25%; and iv. Financial need 15%. c. The essay will be evaluated based on the following: i. Clarity of thought and communication of arguments 25%; ii. Persuasiveness 25%; iii. Creativity/originality 25%; and iv. Potential positive impact 25%. d. Submissions will be reviewed by the CFMWS Scholarship Board in early August to determine the recipients of the Scholarship. At the sole discretion of the CFMWS Scholarship Board, an applicant may be asked to meet with the Board via phone, video conference or in person depending on where the applicant resides. e. All decisions rendered by the Board are considered to be final. 5. Applicant Guidelines a. The applicant certifies that all the information provided on the application form and in all the accompanying documents is true, accurate, and complete to the best of their knowledge. The applicant understands that the provision of false information will render them ineligible for this Scholarship program. b. By submitting the scholarship application, the scholarship candidate authorizes CFMWS and its employees, agents, contractors and those of its affiliates to release any information provided in or relating to the scholarship application to its representatives, the CFMWS Scholarship Board, Administrator, and respective representatives who need to know such information for purposes of administering and promoting this and other CFMWS programs. c. The applicant authorizes CFMWS, the Scholarship Administrator, and respective representatives to collect, use, store and confirm information about the applicant; the application; the service arrangements applicant has made with or through CFMWS, high school, college, university, government, or community sources; and from 4 5 references the applicant has provided to CFMWS, our Administrator, and their
4 6. Other respective representatives in the application for the purposes of administering and promoting this Scholarship program. The information CFMWS, Administrator and their respective representatives may collect, use, store and confirm includes, but is not limited to, personal evaluations and transcripts. d. The applicant hereby authorizes third parties, such as universities, government or community sources to release information required for the scholarship to CFMWS, Scholarship Administrator and respective representatives who need to know such information for purposes of administering the SOT Scholarships. This information may include personal evaluations, verification that student information is correct and transcripts. e. In the event that an applicant is a scholarship recipient, the applicant authorizes CFMWS the worldwide right to use the applicant name, image, likeness, city and province of residence, university name and any direct quotes made by the applicant in respect of the Scholarship program for marketing and publicity purposes in any and all media without further compensation. f. Scholarship recipients (in the case of minors, a parent or legal guardian) will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance, Publicity and Liability Release before being awarded a scholarship. The signed declaration will include the recipient s consent to the use of their name, city and province or territory of residence and photograph, image or likeness without further compensation, in any publicity carried out by SOT in respect of the Scholarship program. a. The SOT Program 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. ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OVERVIEW A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to serving and former Canadian Armed Forces members and their families. Though Canadian Armed Forces Morale and Welfare Services does not administer all of the scholarships or bursaries below, we would like to support the generosity of the educational institutions, government partners and charitable organizations who provide these programs by helping them raise awareness among eligible military community members. Please review the scholarship and bursary opportunities below, and share this information with the military members and families within your area. If you know of a military community-oriented bursary or scholarship offered by a post-secondary institution that is not listed here, please contact with the scholarship details. List of Scholarships & Bursaries: ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY YEAR (ALOY) Program The year-long Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) program accepts 20 aboriginal youths each year. The program is designed to provide youth with a post-secondary school experience, and includes education, leadership, military and academic development programs. Graduates of the program who meet the academic and military requirements can enroll at RMCC or enlist as noncommissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The program is a partnership between the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Canadian Defence Academy and RMCC. For more information, please visit i Families includes: The member s spouse or common-law partner who is normally residing with the member at the member s place of duty or who, if living separately, is doing so for military reasons; A relative by blood, marriage, common-law partnership, adoption legally or, in fact, who is normally residing with the member and for whom the member may claim a personal exemption under the Income Tax Act; A child who is normally resident with the member and for whom the member would have been eligible to claim a personal exemption under the Income Tax Act if the child were a relative by blood, marriage, common law partnership, adoption legally or, in fact, for whom the member has accepted full financial responsibility and has commenced adoption proceedings; A child or legal ward of the spouse or common-law partners and the member who is single and in full-time attendance at school or university and is under the age of 26; and A family member who is permanently residing with the member, but who is precluded from qualifying as a dependant under the Income Tax Act because the family member receives a pension. ii Canadian Forces Members included Regular Force Members and Reserve Force Members: CF, Regular Forces Members: includes officers and non-commissioned members who are enrolled for continuing, full-time military service. Includes students on full-time study status (such as Regular Officer Training Program). CF, Reserve Force Members: includes the Primary Reserve (serving on one of three classes of service A, B, and C), the Canadian Rangers and the Cadet Organization Administrative and Training Service. iii Canadian Forces Veteran: The Government of Canada officially recognizes as Veterans - for public recognition purposes only- those members of the Canadian Forces who have successfully completed Basic Military Training; and, have been released from the Canadian Forces with an honourable discharge. ACADEMY CANADA Canadian Armed Forces Military Spouse Scholarship Program Location: Three locations in Newfoundland and online learning Academy Canada has a tuition reduction program for the spouses of Canadian Armed Forces members. Academy Canada wishes to support Canadian Armed Forces families by assisting military spouses in the pursuit to further their education and career goals. Spouses of Canadian Armed Forces members who have served at least three years are eligible for the Academy Canada scholarship program. For military spouses already enrolled, tuition reduction will come into effect at the start of the semester subsequent to the student becoming eligible. Eligible students are entitled to a $1000 tuition reduction each semester as long as their spouse remains an active Canadian Armed Forces member. The tuition reduction will be in scholarship/bursary form. Students are responsible to pay any applicable income taxes on these funds. For more information, please visit 6 7 These requirements apply equally to those Canadian Forces members who have served in the Reserves.
5 ALGONQUIN COLLEGE Military Families Fund Sens Foundation Bursary Location: Campuses in the National Capital Region and Ottawa Valley as well as online learning Algonquin College offers a variety of services to military members and their families, including the Military Families Fund Sens Foundation Bursary. Applications for the Bursary are currently being accepted for the school year. Successful applications will be selected in the fall of each academic year. The Foundation is hoping to disburse between bursaries. For more information about the bursary and other military-oriented programs, please visit ANAVETS (ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS) Judge Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship It is with immense pleasure that we announce the Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship available to direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren) of members of The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada attending ANY year of University or College courses leading to a degree or diploma. Application can be completed here: Colonel Frank R. Kossa Memorial Scholarship The Frank Kossa ANAVETS bursary is awarded annually in a draw at our annual Board of Director s meeting. To qualify for the draw, an applicant has to have earned the prestigious Cadet ANAVETS Medal of Merit and be entering any year of a University of Community College course leading to a degree or diploma. CANADA COMPANY Scholarship Program Location: At over 70 colleges and universities across Canada Children of military parents killed while serving on an active mission with the Canadian Armed Forces are eligible to receive financial assistance for their post-secondary education from the Canada Company Scholarship Fund launched in October The scholarship fund is in recognition of the selfless sacrifice that Canada s brave military personnel make in the service of their country. The Canada Company Scholarship Fund provides up to $4,000 per year for up to four years to support the post-secondary education for children who qualify. The fund will provide scholarship grants to children retro-actively to January 1, Project Hero Established in 2009 by General (Retired) Rick Hillier and Honorary Lt. Colonel Kevin Reed, this scholarship is offered to children of fallen soldiers who wish to begin undergraduate studies. Over 70 Canadian colleges and universities offer this scholarship, which is used towards tuition and in some cases room and board for the first year of study. To see which schools offer the Project Hero scholarship, please visit Canadian Armed Forces Enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces through the Regular Force Officer Training Plan (ROTP) and you will receive free university tuition, books and academic equipment in addition to a salary with benefits. You can attend the Royal Military College of Canada or an approved Canadian university. Finally, you will have a guaranteed job upon graduation. Application can be completed here: BRANDON UNIVERSITY Afghanistan Mission Memorial Award Location: Brandon, Manitoba The Afghanistan Mission Memorial Award recognizes the sacrifice of Canadians within the theatre of combat, in peacekeeping and in diplomatic service in Afghanistan. These full tuition undergraduate awards are available to any student whose parent or legal guardian was a member of Canadian Armed Forces staff or Canada s federal diplomatic corps (i.e. department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) and was killed as a result of an operational mission in Afghanistan (as of 2001/2002) or in training for such a mission. These awards are open to full-time or part-time undergraduate students in their first degree. To be eligible to receive the award, a student must also have graduated from high school and undertaken their first year of study prior to the age of 21. These awards are renewable to a maximum of 120 credit hours provided that the student remains in good standing (minimum 2.0 c.g.p.a.). To learn more about this award, please visit Enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces through the Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education Plan (NCM SEP), and you will receive free college tuition, books and academic equipment in addition to a salary with benefits. Finally, you will have a guaranteed job upon graduation. Enroll as an Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces through the Reserve Entry Training Plan (RETP), and you will attend the Royal Military College of Canada. You will receive an officer cadet s salary when doing military training but you must pay for your own tuition and books. You will be eligible for a reimbursement of up to $2,000 per year to a maximum of $8,000. For complete details, please visit 8 9
6 THE CANADIAN HERO FUND The Canadian Hero Fund Scholarship Children and spouses of Canadian soldiers who are killed in active duty are eligible for Canadian Hero Fund scholarships. These scholarships help the children of fallen soldiers pursue a post-secondary education and provide spouses of fallen soldiers the necessary support for professional retraining. Scholarships can be used towards attendance at an accredited university, college, or trade school in Canada. The Canadian Hero Fund is currently accepting scholarship applications. Applications for both scholarships can be downloaded at Scholarships applications for the academic year can be sent to: Canadian Hero Fund, 55 Bloor St. W, PO Box 19532, Toronto, ON M4W 3T9 CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEER ASSOCIATION (CMEA) Bursary Program Locations: Any Canadian certified post-secondary education institution The Canadian Military Engineers Association (CMEA) is established to enhance the effectiveness of Canada s military engineering capability, to encourage effective communication and close association amongst the Canadian Military Engineer Family, to facilitate the well-being of Association members, and to preserve the history and heritage of Canada s military engineering practitioners. In order to assist CMEA members and their dependants pursuing post secondary education, the CMEA Bursary Program was put in place. The program consists of six individual educational bursaries of $1000, to be awarded annually, for the year of study starting in September, to three applicants meeting the eligibility criteria. Applicants may receive bursaries in more than one year of study, however annual applications must be submitted. Priority shall be given to those applicants who have not previously received a bursary through this program. To learn more about this Bursary Program, please visit CANSCRIBE CAREER COLLEGE Medical Transcription Program Location: Online learning CanScribe Career College is offering two scholarships to any military member or military family member interested in applying for the Medical Transcription Program. To be considered for this scholarship, please submit a 1-2 page essay describing your personal motivation for applying, including background information, how this career choice will impact your life, your plan of action to complete the course and future aspirations. Essays should be submitted via to canscribe.com. Applications for the year are due by February 28th. All military members and military family members who enroll in the Medical Transcription Program are also eligible for a free Dictation Program upgrade. Simply request the free upgrade upon your enrolment into the program. To learn more about CanScribe Career College and program options, please visit GEORGIAN COLLEGE Operation Hero Scholarship Location: Seven campuses in Ontario as well as online learning The Operation Hero Scholarship is open to dependants and spouses of serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces members who are entering any full-time post-secondary program at Georgian College and have demonstrated involvement within their communities. Students must demonstrate financial need and be a permanent resident of Ontario. Preference will be given to family members of those currently posted to CFB Borden, Meaford and the Grey and Simcoe Foresters. For more information, please visit To apply, please visit GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN Scholarship of Honour The Scholarship of Honour was established in March 2009 to recognize Saskatchewan men and women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces by supporting their enrollment in post-secondary education anywhere in Canada. To be eligible, a candidate must be a returning soldier who served on active duty in designated military operations in the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular or Reserves), after January 2001; and a returning soldier who is a current or former Saskatchewan resident; or the spouse or child of a permanently disabled or deceased soldier who served in designated military operations after January 2001 and who is or was a Saskatchewan resident. The value of the scholarship is $5,000. To learn more about the scholarship, contact Student Financial Assistance at or visit
7 INTEREST-FREE LOAN STATUS Student loan interest-free status is available to any Canadian student reservists currently on Special Duty Assignments in Special Duty areas (i.e. war zones). Interest-free status benefits student reservists by ensuring that the student loans of reservists will not accrue interest, and reservists will not be required to make payments on their student loan. To be eligible for this interest-free status, reservists must indicate that their student loans are not in repayment, that they are serving abroad on a Canadian mission (including the training period prior to deployment and the re-integration period before discharge or any medical recovery/rehab period after the deployment ends) and will be returning to their studies once they are released from active duty. You can apply here: MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 150 RCAF Wing Memorial Scholarship Location: Newfoundland This Scholarship, valued at a portion of the annual accrued interest on the endowment, will be tenable only at Memorial University of Newfoundland to a full time undergraduate student in any year or field of study, based on scholarship standing. Consideration may be given to students demonstrating financial need. The Scholarship will be available to: (I) a Wing member (as defined by the Constitution) or *relative of a Wing member; (ii) an Air Force Veteran or a *relative of an Air Force Veteran; (iii) an Air Cadet/ex Air Cadet of the 515 North Atlantic Squadron (defined as any person who has served for two years and is/was in good standing at present or at the time of departure from his/her Air Cadet Unit). *Note: Relative is defined as son/daughter; grandson/daughter; greatgrandson/daughter; brother/sister; nephew/niece. The Scholarship may be awarded to the same applicant more than once. If in any given year, there is no eligible candidate, two scholarships may be awarded in the following year at the discretion of the trustees. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. Applications are available at 150 RCAF Wing or from the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office, Room 4018, University Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Applicants will be required to submit a personal letter of application, stating goals, personal achievements and financial need. Applications are to be submitted in writing to 150 RCAF Wing - Memorial Scholarship Committee, 565 Roosevelt Avenue, Pleasantville, St. John s, NL, A1A 5B2. You may contact us by telephone to (709) The War Veterans Family Award This award has been established to give financial assistance to Canadian and Newfoundland War Veterans who served overseas and their families. It is valued at $2500 annually and is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains the minimum academic requirements for an award and continues as a full-time undergraduate student at the University. To be eligible for this award, students must show that they are the child, grandchild, spouse or other dependant of a Canadian or Newfoundland War Veteran, or are themselves a Canadian or Newfoundland War Veteran. The applicant must provide the war veteran s name, service branch and service number. The recipients will be enrolled in any year of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland and would have graduated from a high school in Newfoundland and Labrador. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated financial need. Recipients must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. A special application is required and may be obtained from the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office, Room 4018 University Centre or by telephone to (709) The award will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY Nicole Stacey Memorial Scholarship Locations: Mount Royal University students The Nicole Stacey Memorial Scholarship is designed to recognize academic achievement. Starting Fall 2013, a full time student enrolled in his or her second year in Aviation Diploma program will be awarded. The scholarship disbursement will be of $ for the deserving recipient. In honouring the life that Nicole had lived, preference will be given to a Canadian resident who is dedicated to committing service and betterment of their communities. This would also include any persons that serve with the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular Force, Reserve, or Rangers), the police, EMS, or firefighting. Criteria: Applicants will be assessed on the academic achievement on top of their service to their communities. To determine community commitment or service, applicants will be required to provide details on the application form (available through Mount Royal University). References will also be required. To be considered for this scholarship, apply here: Navy League of Canada Maritime Affairs Scholarship These scholarships are intended to assist with tuition and may not be awarded where the Government provides free tuition eg. enrolment in the Canadian Armed Forces, acceptance at the Canadian Coast Guard College, or by grant covering the cost of tuition. For application and instructions, please visit
8 NORTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NAIT) Fallen Heroes Scholarship Location: Campuses in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as distance learning. This scholarship is available to any full-time student at NAIT who is an immediate family member of a fallen hero. A fallen hero includes members of the Canadian Armed Forces, police service, firefighters or emergency medical technicians/paramedics who have died on duty. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need and/or satisfactory academic achievement. One scholarship of $2,000 is awarded annually and the deadline to apply is 31 January and 30 September For application instructions, please visit Corporal Bryce Keller M.M.V. Memorial Bursary This bursary is available to any full-time or apprenticeship student at NAIT who is the child of a currently serving or retired Canadian Armed Forces member. It is awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement, financial need, and a demonstrated determination to succeed. Applicants must complete a minimum half page essay outlining how they demonstrate the determination to succeed. One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually and the deadline to apply is 31 Jan For application instructions, please visit Alberta/NWT Command The Royal Canadian Legion This scholarship is available to any full time students enrolled in a two-year program at NAIT. The following priorities are given: (1) son or daughter of a deceased or disabled War Veteran, or (2) son or daughter of a War Veteran, or (3) an Ex-Service Man or Woman, or (4) son or daughter of Ex-Service or Serving Personnel, or (5) grandson or granddaughter of Ex-Service Personnel, or (6) a Native-born or naturalized Canadian domiciled in Alberta or the NWT. It is awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement and financial need. Three scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. Continuing students apply on-line by March 1st. Entrance students apply online by March 31st. For application instructions, please visit Many CF families also live in rural areas, where accessing school may be challenging. We work hard to provide you with the best distance education possible, providing accredited diploma programs that will prepare you for the real world. After graduation, our Career Services department is committed to helping all of our students secure careers through our wide employer network no matter where you may move to in Canada. Whether you want to learn in a classroom or Online check us out at: Proud supporter of ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Poppy Trust Fund A variety of bursaries are awarded from the Poppy Trust Fund to students who are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Canadian ex-service personnel (war veterans or post-war service) and who are in need of assistance. These bursaries may be awarded at any stage of a college or university program. Other bursaries and scholarships may be awarded from other Legion funds and the criteria are established by the respective branch or Provincial Command. For complete information on the bursaries and scholarships available in your province or community, please contact the Legion branch nearest you. Contact information is available at ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL BENEVOLENT FUND Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund Educational Assistance Location: Various Locations The Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund assists dependants and grandchildren of serving and retired naval members with their educational pursuits at colleges, universities, and vocational institutions. ROBERTSON COLLEGE AND ROBERTSON COLLEGE ONLINE Scholarship Program Location: Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Brandon, Online CF Community members can receive up to a $5,000 scholarship for online courses/programs, and up to a $3,000 scholarship for Ground Campus programs. Robertson College and Robertson College Online will have you career ready in 12 months! We make it easy for you to study for a new career with a flexible online schedule that adapts to any lifestyle. We understand that you may have other work or family commitments and could be posted to a new city on short notice. Annually twenty Navy Centennial Bursary scholarships of $3,500 each, 30 Sea Cadet Scholarships, and one CPO Hooser $5,000 scholarships are awarded. In addition the RCNBF administers the CPO Andrew McQueen Jack Trust which provides 10 bursaries, of $1,000 to former and serving members of the naval forces of Canada, their dependants and descendants. Applications for these awards must be received not before 1 September and no later than end-october. Under a separate program, the Fund also assists those with financial need who are pursuing trade, vocational, or community college training. This assistance, which is based on need, is limited to a maximum of $1,500 per applicant. Applications are accepted any time during the year for this program. Bursary details, guidelines and applications are available on the RCNBF website at or by calling the RCN Benevolent Fund at