Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario Scholarship Program

September 06, 2024

MROO’s annual Scholarship Program awards a number of $3,000 scholarships, as well as the prestigious $5,000 Don MacLeod Memorial Award for Leadership to students at a Canadian university, community college or similar post-secondary institution entering their second year of study with a full course load (full-time student). These MROO scholarships represent the importance MROO places on education and investing in the next generation.

How to Apply

To apply for a MROO scholarship, students must:

  • Have relative (parent, grandparent, aunt, unclegreat aunt, or great uncle, including step relatives) who is MROO member or surviving spouse of a MROO member
  • Be entering the second year of a first degree or diploma program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution and be a full-time student (full course load)
  • Be enrolled in full-time program
  • Have a home address in Canada

To apply applicants must submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of successful completion of a full course load in the first year (typically a transcript of first-year marks)
  • Proof of acceptance into the second year (typically a letter from Registrar or proof of payment of fees for the second year)
  • A  one-to-two-page resume outlining the following: employment, volunteer roles, and leadership positions (you must use the template provided)
  • A 200-300-word essay outlining your vision of your future leadership roles and service to others, and how your post-secondary studies will assist you in realizing your goals

MROO’s Scholarship Committee is looking for applicants who have:

  • Experience in leadership positions
  • A commitment to volunteer service and helping others
  • A clear vision of how they will make a difference in their community and the world

The application deadline is Friday, September 6, 2024 at 5PM (ET). Award recipients will be notified in October by email.

If you have any questions, please email us at Please type the following in the subject line: your full name and Scholarship Submission.