Merdon Hosking Youth Scholarships

ACFO
Provider
Value
$2500
Deadline
September 01, 2024
Difficulty
Normal

The Merdon Hosking Youth Scholarship was established in honour of ACFO-ACAF founder and former president Merdon Hosking. The one-time $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a child or dependent of a member of the CT Community that is currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program at a recognized institution.

Two scholarships will be awarded, for a total of two winners.

How to Apply

To be eligible, you must be a child or dependent of a member of the CT Community that is currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program at a recognized institution.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Personal resume.
  • A letter outlining personal contributions to society (150-200 words).
  • A letter outlining contributions they intend to make to society in their adult life (150-200 words).
  • Academic records.
  • Two letters of recommendation from sources (not family members) who are familiar with their abilities and performance records.

Submit your complete application to scholarships@acfo-acaf.com or by mail to the address below:

ACFO-ACAF
193 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 6W4

The evaluation of applications and selection of winners are done by an independent committee. To make the process more fair and unbiased, all personal identification is removed from the applications before they are sent to the evaluation committee.

To facilitate discussion, the committee members will examine the application in detail assigning a score from 1 – 5 on each of the following assessment criteria:

  • Resume
  • Present Contributions to Society
  • Future Contributions to Society
  • References
  • Academic records

Their judgment is based on the application and supporting documents.

  • Selection committee members are not required to provide written appraisals of individual applications. An evaluation scoring grid will be the basis of their decisions.
  • Should there be no clear winner, one face-to-face meeting may be required to select the eventual winner.

Appeals for reconsideration can be entertained only on the ground that due process, in an administrative case, was not followed.

Scholarship winners are announced at the ACFO-ACAF Annual General Meeting in October.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are complete.