Creating a scholarship is a wonderful gift to the world. The students who benefit from the scholarship will go forward in life with an education and the knowledge that a kind person helped them along the path to getting their degree and starting their career.
Scholarship funds can be established in honour of, or in memory of, specific individuals, corporations or other organizations. Donations can be made directly or by planned giving such as a bequest through a will or a gift of life insurance. Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship should contact the principal/scholarship committee of the school that has been chosen to benefit (if school-specific) to decide an appropriate focus for the scholarship, then contact the Foundation for details and set-up. A one-time 5% fee is charged by the Foundation for the administration of new scholarships.
For all contributions, UGLF advises potential donors to discuss their plans and decisions with their financial and legal advisors concerning tax implications.
Awards are similar to scholarships but funds are submitted to the Foundation, usually on an annual basis, to be presented at commencements, graduations or other occasions. The Foundation issues cheques to the recipients and provides tax receipts to the donors. The Foundation considers these awards to be School funds, and processes these without cost to the donor or school.
Endowment funds may be established for long term support of schools or programs. These may be named in honour of, or in memory of, specific individuals, companies or organizations. Please contact the Foundation for information. A one-time 5% fee is charged by the Foundation for the administration of new scholarships.
For donations to the Scholarship Fund, Awards or Endowments, a Charitable Tax Receipt is provided for amounts of $20 or more, and only when the donor's name and address are provided in full.
Upper Grand Learning Foundation Scholarship
The Upper Grand Learning Foundation Scholarships have been established with the proceeds of a bequest from an estate. In accordance with the terms of the will, the benefactor will remain anonymous.
The bequest provides that the funds be invested and the interest only be paid out annually in four (4) equal shares to four (4) academically high achieving and financially needy students, selected from the Protestant high schools in the County of Wellington.
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
Have successfully completed the graduating year at one of the public high schools in Wellington County, and have received, or be entitled to receive, an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Be registered, in the same calendar year that this award is granted, as a full-time student at any post-secondary institution in a course leading to a degree, graduation diploma or other certificate of successful completion
Have demonstrated a combination of high academic achievement and financial need
To be considered candidates must:
Complete in full a Foundation application form
Be recommended by the school principal or head of guidance
Provide a transcript of marks
Provide a letter outlining their goals and ambitions
Return application and documents by April 30th
Incomplete applications will not be considered
Completed applications and supporting documentation should be forwarded to:
The Upper Grand Learning Foundation
500 Victoria Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1E 6K2
519-822-4420 ext 851
Final selection will be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Upper Grand Learning Foundation. The amount of each scholarship is approximately $500. A representative of the Foundation or its designate will present the awards at the recipients’ Commencement ceremonies.