Established in 2009 by Dr. C. Joseph Kurian, founder of Alpha Charitable Foundation and President of Alpha Laboratories Inc., this award is presented to two students who have demonstrated a commitment to their community through volunteer involvement and in outreach programs that assist others in need. One award is reserved for an Indigenous student.
Program(s): All Advanced Diploma Programs
Title: Alpha Charitable Foundation Award
Term Status: Any
Residency Requirements: Ontario resident. Canadian Citizen (or PR or PP).
OTSS Funded*: Yes
Demonstrated Financial Need*: Yes
Criteria 1: Demonstrated community voluntarism (inside and/or outside of Michener) and a commitment to continue that involvement.
Criteria 2: Demonstrated a willingness to participate in outreach programs that assist others in need.
Criteria 3: One award reserved for Indigenous student (First Nation Status, Non-status, Inuit or Métis). If none, then both bursaries can be awarded to students who meet the other criteria.
Minimum GPA: N/A
Type of Application: Written application.
Application Requirements: An essay (350 words max) describing/ demonstrating the student’s eligibility using criteria
Nomination/Reference Requirements: N/A
Selection Made By: Scholarship & Awards Committee
Award Value: $1000
Number of Awards: 2
*Michener established various endowed Awards through generous donor contributions that were matched by the provincial government’s Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The income generated from these endowments is used to support Awards for Michener students who are Canadian citizens (or permanent residents or protected persons), who are residents of Ontario (student has lived in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months up to the beginning of full-time post-secondary study).
Refer to the “Application Requirements” and “Criteria” above and provide written evidence of how you meet the criteria and upload with your application.
*If the Scholarship, Award or Named Bursary indicates “Yes” to “OTSS Funded” and/or “Demonstrated Financial Need”, have your income and expense information handy to enter on page 2 of the online application.