Foresters Financial Competitive Scholarships

Foresters Financial
Provider
Value
$10000
Deadline
March 01, 2024
Difficulty
Normal

Foresters believes that young leaders committed to their academics and their communities deserve support with their education. That’s where their Competitive Scholarship comes in. The program offers up to 355 tuition scholarships of up to $2,500 each year to young leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership through community service and a commitment to academics.

How to Apply

New applicants are those in their final year of secondary school or completing their post-secondary education.

  • A minimum of 200 hours of community service within two years of the application deadline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 or an 80% average.
  • Must be enrolling in a minimum two-year, full-time undergraduate program at a recognized school in Canada or the US.
  • The applicant, their parent, legal guardian, grandparent or spouse must be a current Foresters member.
  • Applicants must be of the age 24 years or under at the time of the application through to the time payment is issued.

Returning candidates are those who have earned or applied for the scholarship in previous years.

  • A minimum of 50 hours of community within one year of the returning candidate application deadline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a 75% average.
  • Must be enrolled in full-time studies in the academic year they are applying as a returning applicant in Canada or the US.
  • The applicant, their parent, legal guardian, grandparent or spouse must be a current Foresters member.
  • Applicants must be of the age 24 years or under at the time of the application through to the time payment is issued.

Additional eligibility requirements apply. More information is available on the scholarship website.

Along with your Scholarship application, you must include an essay of 250 words or less. You must share a written response about your experience with a volunteer project, in which you have given back and supported a community. Ask yourself, “why was it meaningful and how did it impact the community?”

In addition, you must also include a letter of recommendation from an individual who is not related to you and is familiar and recognizes your community service experience.

Recipients of the Competitive Scholarship award are chosen by ISTS with careful consideration and examination of the requirements. The minimum requirements for community service hours, grades, references, and the essay are all items applicants need in order to be considered for a scholarship. Meeting or exceeding these requirements does not mean or guarantee that you will be chosen as a Scholarship recipient.

Overall weighting of the application components:

  • Community Service, Recommendation Letter and Essay: 65%
  • Grades: 35%

Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal and applicants do not receive feedback on their applications.