The Leonard Foundation is a financial assistance program for students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a Canadian university or affiliated college. Colonel Reuben Wells Leonard wanted this financial assistance to go to individuals who, without it, would not be able to obtain a degree. For that reason, a true financial need must be demonstrated. He also believed that the recipients of his awards should have qualities for leadership so that Canada could grow. Over the years, the amount available for the Financial Assistance Program has grown to approximately $130,000.00 annually. Approximately 100 awards are made annually. The value of the award is usually $1,000 – $1,500.
How to Apply
1. Colonel Reuben Wells Leonard wanted this financial assistance to go to individuals who, without it, would not be able to obtain a degree. For that reason, a true financial need must be demonstrated. Those still living with their families and whose gross total annual income, including “in kind” benefits* exceeds $60,000.00 are not likely to be accepted. Those applicants who have permanently resided outside of the family home for an extended period will be required to supply detailed financial information. It is recognized that some of this information is somewhat personal; however, to fulfill the requirements of the donor, it is required. If you do not wish to divulge this information, the General Committee will not be able to make a reasoned decision.
2. The Leonard Foundation scholarships are awarded to students enrolled or enrolling in an accredited undergraduate degree program in a College or University in Canada. The institutions must be open to all without restriction except for an academic standard. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
3. Students must be enrolled in their first undergraduate program as a full-time student. A student is considered to be full-time if when enrolled for a program’s full year credit. Only students pursuing a post graduate degree in Education or Divinity are eligible for continuing support.
4. All applicants will be considered, but when necessary, preference may be given to children of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada. Preference is also given to those who have previously received an award from The Leonard Foundation.
5. Successful applicants are expected to obtain employment during free time to help defray the costs of their education. In addition, they must participate regularly in athletic, fitness or military activities. Personal qualities showing a potential for leadership are also a requirement.
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1. Be sure to review the criteria detailed on this web site to confirm your eligibility.
2. To apply, download the Application Form found below.
3. Your form must be completed in its entirety. It can be completed electronically or printed and completed by hand. If completed by hand, please ensure it is clearly legible, especially your name, mailing and email addresses.
4. The application form is to be submitted through a Nominator. A list of Nominators can be found on this web site. Select one nearest you and contact them for an appointment/interview. This must be done before March 15. The earlier the better, but not before January 2.