Alpha Charitable Foundation Award

Program Eligibility:

Available to a full-time first, second or third year student in any program offered by The Michener Institute.


The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person;
  • Meets Ontario residency requirements as specified by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP);
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Demonstrated community voluntarism (inside and/or outside of Michener) and a commitment to continue that involvement; and
  • Demonstrated a willingness to participate in outreach programs that assist others in need.

Award Amount: $1,000


One award will be granted to an applicant who meets the above criteria and who is a student of aboriginal descent (First Nation Status, Non-status, Inuit or Métis).

The second award will be granted to an applicant who meets the above criteria.

If in any given year there is no applicant of aboriginal descent who meets the other criteria, then both bursaries can be awarded to students who meet the criteria and who are not of aboriginal descent. Qualified students who successfully complete each year of their program and reapply for the award at the end of each year may receive this bursary for up to three years.

To apply:

  • One page written application outlining why s/he is eligible for the bursary based on the above noted criteria
  • A completed budget form providing evidence of genuine financial need.

Successful applicants are requested to provide a letter of thanks to the donor.

This is an Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) or “Matching Fund” award

The Ontario Trust for Student Support was established by the Government of Ontario to encourage companies and individuals to contribute to permanent endowment funds to assist Ontario’s college and university students with financial need.

To be eligible for a “Matching Fund Award/Scholarship” a student must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
  • meet provincial residency requirements as set out in the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) guidelines*
  • submit either a Bursary Application Form

*OSAP Residency requirements:

  1. You have always lived in Ontario
  2. Ontario is the last province in which you resided for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student.
  3. Ontario is the last province in which your parent(s) have resided for 12 months in a row.
  4. You now reside in Ontario AND you have resided in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.
  5. You now reside in Ontario, but none of the above statements applies to you.

If points 4) and 5) are true for you, you may not be eligible for OSAP; however you may meet Michener’s definition of eligibility and may still be eligible for a Matching Fund Award/Scholarship if you can show financial need through a Bursary Application Form

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