Ford Family Scholarship

The Ford Family Scholarships were set up by Stewart and Eileen Ford in 2013. The scholarships were established to recognize three dimensions of school pursuits: academics, citizenship, and applied and practical arts for students continuing on to post secondary study. 

Students must be registered to attend a recognized post-secondary institution within Canada, in a minimum two year program. The award is provided to defer costs of registration and will be paid directly to the institution.

Academic Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship was established to recognize a Penhold Crossing Secondary School student of high academic standing who is pursuing studies at the post-secondary level. To be eligible, the student must have attended and taken the majority of their high school courses at Penhold Crossing Secondary school. The $5000 annual scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest overall average from combined school and diploma exam marks in four diploma courses, including: English 30-1, Social 30-1, Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.

Citizenship Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship was established to recognize a Penhold Crossing Secondary School student who has displayed exemplary service to the school and community and is pursuing post-secondary studies. To be eligible, the student must have attended and taken the majority of their high school courses at Penhold Crossing Secondary school. The $5000 annual scholarship will be awarded to the student who has demonstrated a personal commitment to his or her school and community. The applicants will be judged on a point system for their: volunteer endeavors, leadership endeavors, school and community involvement, academic achievement and two reference letters.

Applied and Practical Arts Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship was established to recognize a Penhold Crossing Secondary School student who has displayed a high degree of competence in their chosen trade and pursuit and is continuing on into post-secondary studies. To be eligible, the student must have attended and taken the majority of their high school courses at Penhold Crossing Secondary school. The $5000 annual scholarship will be awarded on a point system to the student who has pursued practical experiences within the chosen field and has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the courses required for entry into their field of study. English 30 and Social 30 will be used to determine the applicants academic average along with other pertinent courses. These course may include: Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program, CTS, Music, Art, Drama, Physical Education and Green Certificate. The annual practical experiences will vary as will the courses used to determine each applicant’s averages, depending on the programs they are pursuing. Two reference letters related to the practical experience are also required.

Note: As per CRA regulations, our Foundation is not at liberty to disburse the awards directly to recipients. Rather, we release the funds directly to the post-secondary institution, which then credits the student’s tuition account.

Each award has its own criteria, deadline and submitting process. Please read all pieces of the application carefully.

APPLICATION LINKS:

*Please note these links will take you to the Penhold Crossing Secondary School’s Scholarship page. All Ford Family Scholarships must be applied for through the school.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Since 2013, the Ford Family Foundation scholarship has awarded over $80,000 in scholarships.