Scholarship Grants

CFPEI hosts and manages a number of Scholarship Funds. These funds have been established over the years by organizations, groups, families, and individuals who are interested in helping young Islanders further their education and career goals. Several of the funds are memorial funds established by individuals and/or families who wish to honor the memory of a family member or friend.

Each Scholarship has its own purpose and eligibility criteria according to the wishes of the person or group who established the individual fund. They are processed in either a May or an October application deadline.

To satisfy PEI residency criteria, an applicant must indicate that they are a resident of PEI for at least 6 months plus a day prior to attending a recognized post­-secondary institution.

Unless indicated otherwise, all scholarship applications are received via CFPEI Office. Once cleared for eligibility and when all supporting documentation is received by office staff, applications are forwarded to a confidential CFPEI Granting Committee or to an external selection committee of the particular Scholarship Fund.

 

2017 application deadlines (On-line forms live by March 2017. Full list follows 2016 section):

May 1, 2017 application deadline

  • Architects’ Association of PEI Scholarship
  • Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust
  • Christian Gavard Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Gerry Barrett Dental Association of PEI Legacy Fund
  • Noreen and George Corrigan Scholarship Fund – Single Mother, Disability
  • Gordon Doughart Memorial Award
  • Joseph Spriet Scholarship
  • Lorne and Ruby Bonnell Scholarship
  • Lowell Phillips Scholarship
  • Orin Carver Scholarship
  • PEI Protestant Children’s Trust Bursary – NEW in 2017
  • TRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Legacy Scholarship – NEW in 2016
  • St. John’s Lodge No. 1 – Ross Estates Bursary
  • Stephen Turner Memorial Fund
  • Summerside Natick International Friendship Hockey Fund

October 31, 2017 application deadline

  • St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship
  • Joan Auld Scholarship

Note – The following section refers to 2016 Round 2 Granting (October 31 application deadline) and listed for reference only.

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2016

Granting schedule for Round 2 - Oct 31

Round 2 – Post-secondary (application deadline was October 31, 2016 – now closed)

2016 TRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Legacy Scholarship Fund

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 with initial funding by Mary Dunea and the Government of PEI to mark the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Prince Edward Island. Income earned from the fund provides scholarships to PEI students attending a PEI post-secondary institution. Students in financial need and who demonstrate leadership experience and volunteer support to causes attributed to the Royal couple, such as disadvantaged youth, military families, and conservation, may apply. Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2016 award: $8,800 – Four awards in inaugural year estimated at $2,200 each – October 31, 2016, application deadline

Criteria:

  • graduate of PEI high school
  • enrolled in an Island post-secondary intuition

 

2016 Joan Auld Scholarship Fund

Joan AuldThis Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council in honour of Joan Auld.  Joan’s career was as a Craft Development Officer with PEI Department of Business Development. She worked for over 30 years to support the craft industry on PEI. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Estimated 2016 award: $500 – Oct 31, 2016 application deadline

Criteria:

  • a Canadian citizen and have been a resident of PEI for at least 6 months prior to attending a recognized post­-secondary institution
  • a student enrolled in full time studies in a craft-­related field at a post­-secondary institution

2016 Noreen and George Corrigan Scholarship Fund

Noreen Corrigan picThis renewable Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by Noreen Corrigan, a Charlottetown business woman who, on behalf of she and her husband George, established two renewable award categories:

Single Mother: Scholarship is awarded to a single mother who is enrolled in and/or attending a post-secondary school.

Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2016 award: $1,720 – Oct 31, 2016 application deadline

Criteria:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • PEI high school graduate or equivalent who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years’ old
  • enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary school
  • single mother not in a common law relationship

2016 Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship Fund

ScotlandThe St. Andrew’s Society established the Scholarship Fund in the 1980s. The purpose of this Scholarship Fund is to provide Island residents*, who are of Scottish Catholic descent, with a scholarship in aid of furthering their education in a post-secondary education institution. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

*An Island resident is a resident of PEI for at least 6 months plus a day prior to attending a recognized post­-secondary institution.

Pool available $52,000 for awards up to $1,000 – October 31,2016, application deadline

Criteria:

  • be enrolled in a post-secondary institution within their first two years
  • student is Roman Catholic, and be of Scottish descent (either having a Scottish surname or at least two grandparents who were born with a Scottish surname).

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2017 

NEW Change of date notice – 2017 Application deadline for the following scholarships is MAY 1, 2017

Architects’ Association of PEIArchitects Association of Prince Edward Island

This Scholarship Fund was established by the Architects Association of PEI in 2004 to help Island students pursue degreed studies (bachelor, masters, doctoral) leading to a career in the field of architecture. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $2,000 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • PEI High School Graduate
  • Enrolled in full-time studies in a Canadian or American architectural degree program
  • Has completed at least one year and is continuing in an undergraduate or post graduate degree program in Architecture
  • Demonstrates academic achievement, performance in projects, design ability, leadership ability, and concern for the welfare of others

Download application for Architects Association of PEI (PDF). Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017

Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Charitable Trust

Arthur and Theresa MacDonaldThis Scholarship Fund was transferred to the CFPEI in 2011 by the committee of the Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Trust. The income from the funds assists Island students who are in a PEI post-secondary program and who could benefit from financial assistance. Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 award:  Five scholarships of $1,000 are awarded each year – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Download application for Arthur and Theresa MacDonald Scholarship Fund. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Christian Gavard Memorial ScholarshipChristian Gavard pic

This memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the parents of Christian Gavard in 2012 in order to honour Christian and provide a scholarship each year to a deserving graduate from Bluefield High School. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $1,000 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • Bluefield High School graduate who enrolled in a post-secondary institution
  • demonstrated involvement in music and performing arts
  • demonstrated inspiration, encouragement and support of peers

Download application for Christian Gavard Memorial Scholarship. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Dr. Gerry Barrett Dental Assoc. of PEI Legacy FundDAPEI logo

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Dental Association of PEI and transferred to the CFPEI in 2010. The fund was created in honour of Dr. Gerry Barrett, an esteemed long-time Island dentist. The award is granted to an Island student enrolled in a Dentistry program at Dalhousie University. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $840 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • Island resident
  • student entering their third or fourth year in Doctor of Dental Surgery or equivalent program at Dalhousie University

Note: Please contact the Dalhousie Faculty of Education Dental School for application form.

Gordon Doughart Memorial AwardGordon Doughart photo

This Memorial Award was established by the parents of Gordon Doughart in 2016. Gordon was a talented Red Seal chef whose sense of humor, generosity and strong work ethic earned the respect and support of friends and co-workers.  He was a very devoted husband and father.  He enjoyed and competed in a variety of sports with a particular passion for hockey and golf.

Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $500 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • high school graduate accepted to attend Holland College
  • student who has or whose immediate family has been impacted by cancer or
  • student who has provided significant volunteer service to support cancer research or to benefit a cancer patient

Download application for Gordon Doughart Memorial Award. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Joseph Spriet Scholarship Joe Spriet pic

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by the Province of PEI in honor of the tremendous contribution that Joseph Spriet made to the 2009 Canada Games Host Society. The award recipient will be in studies related to human services, business, sports or agriculture and who can dehours of volunteer work with sports and/or charitable organizations. Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $5,000 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

One of the following criteria:

  • a full-time post-secondary Island student who has a disability or
  • a second, third or fourth year Island student pursuing full time post-secondary undergraduate or
  • a post-graduate student pursuing masters and doctorate or
  • a high school graduate in the workforce for one year and enrolled in a post-secondary institution

Download application for Joseph Spriet Scholarship Program. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Lowell Phillips Scholarship FundLowell Phillips

This Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 and transferred to the Community Foundation of PEI in 1999. The fund was created by friends and associates of Lowell Phillips to honour and celebrate how Mr. Phillips faced adversity and courageously overcame challenges throughout his life. Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $750 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • a student with a defined physical disability
  • a resident of PEI*
  • enrolled in a post-secondary school

*An Island resident is a resident of PEI for at least 6 months plus a day prior to attending a recognized post­-secondary institution.

Download application for Lowell Phillips Scholarship Fund. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Noreen and George Corrigan Scholarship FundNoreen Corrigan pic

This renewable Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by Noreen Corrigan, a Charlottetown business woman who, on behalf of she and her husband George, established two renewable award categories:

Learning Disability: Scholarship is awarded to an Island student with specific learning disabilities to attend a post-secondary institution.

Estimated 2016 award: $2,580 – May 31, 2016 application deadline

Criteria:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • PEI high school graduate or equivalent who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
  • enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary school
  • student has documented learning disabilities – Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and/or Dysgraphia

Single Mother: Scholarship is awarded to a single mother who is enrolled in and/or attending a post-secondary school.

Estimated 2016 award: $1,720 – October 31, 2016 application deadline

Criteria:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • PEI high school graduate or equivalent who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years’ old
  • enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary school
  • single mother not in a common law relationship

 

Download application for Noreen and George Corrigan Scholarship Single Parent, Disability. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Orin Carver Scholarship FundOrin Carver pic

This Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 at the close of the Canada Winter Games to honour and recognize the leadership of Orin Carver who served as President of the games. Mr. Carver passed in 2001.

Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 awards:  Five scholarships of $1,050 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • a graduate of a PEI High School with a Grade 12 overall average of 75%
  • a student entering Holland College or UPEI
  • demonstrates a high level of excellence and leadership in either athletics, arts, community service or any combination

Download application for Orin Carver Scholarship Fund. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

NEW FUND IN 2017  – PEI Protestant Children’s Trust Bursary

The PEI Protestant Children’s Trust Bursary was established by the PEI Protestant Children’s Trust in recognition of its long association with the care and education of Prince Edward Island’s Protestant young people. The Scholarship Fund awards are for Holland College students.  First priority will be given to applicants with no living parents; second priority to applicants with only one parent; and third priority to applicants with parents not capable of providing financial support further education as required. Award recipient will receive 50% of the award on or before the start date of the program, and will receive the other 50% at the midpoint of their first year of their program, provided the Registrar confirms the student has good academic standing.

Estimated pool available estimated $10,000 for2017 awards up to $4,000 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Awards determined by CFPEI Granting Committee

Criteria:

  • PEI high school graduate (or equivalent), within the last eight (8) years
  • First year student enrolled in a one or two year course at Holland College
  • A PEI resident for five years or more
  • Affiliation with a Protestant Church (note from Church agent), regardless of denomination

St. John Lodge No. 1 – Ross Estates BursaryMasons-PEI

The St. John Lodge – Ross Estates Bursary was established by the estate of John and Muriel Ross, and transferred to the Community Foundation of PEI in 2012. This Scholarship Fund awards are granted to a direct descendent of a PEI Mason. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Pool available $4,500. Amount awarded is based on number of applicants – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • a graduate of a PEI High School
  • attending a post-secondary school

Download application for St. John Lodge – Ross Estates Bursary. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Stephen Turner Memorial FundStephen Turner pic

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 in honor of Stephen Turner, an activist in and devoted member of the political scene of PEI. Award determined by an external award selection committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $500 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • a student enrolled in or attending UPEI, Holland College or Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.
  • demonstrated leadership in or dedication to community or community groups
  • active in political organization(s) and/or community development initiatives
  • demonstrated financial need

Download application for Stephen Turner Memorial Fund. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Summerside-Natick International Friendship Hockey Naticks crestFund

In 2001, founding members of the International Friendship Hockey Series Committee established the Summerside-Natick International Friendship Hockey Fund. This Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to a student, involved in the Summerside Area Minor Hockey Association, entering into their first year of post-secondary studies. Award determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $500 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • demoSummerside-ARea-minor-hockedemonstrated financial need
  • PEI high school graduate accepted at a post-secondary school
  • demonstrated involvement in the Summerside Area Minor Hockey Association

Download application for Summerside-Natick International Friendship Hockey Scholarship Fund. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Graduate studies

Joseph Spriet Scholarship Joe Spriet pic

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by the Province of PEI in honor of the tremendous contribution that Joseph Spriet made to the 2009 Canada Games Host Society. The award recipient will be in studies related to human services, business, sports or agriculture and who can demonstrate 200 hours of volunteer work with sports and/or charitable organizations. Award determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $5,000 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

One of the following criteria:

  • a full-time post-secondary Island student who has a disability or
  • a second, third or fourth year Island student pursuing full-time post-secondary undergraduate or
  • a post-graduate student pursuing masters and doctorate or
  • a high school graduate in the workforce for one year and enrolled in a post-secondary institution

Download application for Joseph Spriet Scholarship Program. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

Lorne and Ruby Bonnell ScholarshipLorne Bonnell

This Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the late Dr. Lorne and Ruby Bonnell for a student pursuing M.SC. Award determined by CFPEI Granting Committee.

Estimated 2017 award: $1,000 – May 1, 2017 application deadline

Criteria:

  • a graduating student from UPEI
  • accepted into a Canadian University for graduate studies in the masters of science field (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)

Download application for Ruby and Lorne Bonnell Scholarship. Note: An on-line application will be live by March 2017.

To make further inquiries regarding applying for a scholarship, call the Community Foundation office 902-892-3440 or email cfpei@pei.aibn.com