Scholarship Application

The Canadian Grenadier Guards Foundations call for Applications for Scholarships April 1st, 2024 to May 31st, 2024. For 2709 Guards Cadet  Corps applicants have until June 30th, 2024.

  1. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 31st, 2024, at 17:00h. (2709 Cadet Corp deadline 30 June 2024). No Exceptions.
  2. Application and supporting documentation section is found on page 6.
  3. You will be advised via email upon receipt of your application.  Please follow-up if you do not hear from us.
  4. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  5. If you have any questions on the application process please send an email to scholarships@cgg.ca
  6. Scholarship awards will be announced early September 2024 on cgg.ca.

Our Mission:

To foster, support and enable continuing post-secondary studies for the Regimental Family of The Canadian Grenadier Guards.
This year, 2024, scholarships will be issued for $1,000.00 to a maximum of $1,500.00, up to a maximum total disbursement of $ 10,000.00, all in Canadian Dollars.

Award Criteria

  • Serving Member or their dependants (child/children) or spouse.  The serving member must be presently serving The Canadian Grenadier Guards, for their dependants and/or spouse to apply.  Applicant must be a registered student of a post-secondary school or trade school, full-time or part-time taking a minimum of three (3) courses per session
    • Applicants in this category are eligible to apply for scholarship # 1 and scholarship # 4 (see below
  • Veteran Member or their dependants (child / Children) or spouse.  To be a veteran member you must be registered with The Canadian Grenadier Guards Association, for their dependants and or spouses to apply.  Applicant must be a registered student of a post-secondary school or trade school, full-time or part-time taking a minimum of three (3) courses per session
    • Applicants in this category are eligible to apply for scholarship #1 and scholarship #3 (see below).
  • Cadet Corps applicant must be serving The Canadian Grenadier Guards Cadet Corps at the time of the application.  Applicant must be a registered student of a post-secondary school or trade school, full-time or part-time taking a minimum of three (3) courses per session 
    • Applicants in this category are eligible to apply for scholarship #1 and scholarship #2 (see below).

All students must have a proven record of excellence in academic studies and service in the community.

Applicants must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form and provide attachments, via the automatic submission form attached.

Attachments:

  • A copy of the most recent academic transcript. 
  • Proof of registration for the fall session of 2024, in a post-secondary school or trade school.
  • Personal Essay. In your essay, please answer the question ‘ With various life responsibilities, including Academic, Civilian Work, Military work or support, family, volunteer service, etc., how do you balance all these obligations, handle stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle’Service may be as a member of the cadet corps, the serving battalion, as a veteran or as a dependant serving the community ( maximum 800 words, minimum 400 words, double spacing please).

Scholarship funds will be issued directly to the recipient, to pay for tuition, books and lodging when living away from home.

The Canadian Grenadier Guards Foundation with the support of our many donors, is pleased to announce that four (4) New Scholarships are now available for those interested in applying.

Our scholarships are:
  1. The J.F. Young VC Scholarship for education in the field of health sciences, post-secondary studies or trade courses, The Regimental Family of The Canadian Grenadier Guards.
  2. The Terry Whitty Scholarship is for those presently serving with The Canadian Grenadier Guards Cadet Corps, post-secondary studies or trade courses.
  3. The Canadian Grenadier Guards Association, Veteran Family Scholarship for Veterans who served with The Canadian Grenadier Guards and their Dependants, post-secondary studies or trade courses.
  4. The Guards Basil Leblanc Scholarship for Serving Members of the Canadian Grenadier Guards and their dependants, post-secondary studies or trade studies.

Tips for Writing the Scholarship Essay

Numerous scholarship opportunities are available for students. When writing the scholarship essay, you should consider the purpose of the scholarship. The following are some tips that you should follow when writing a scholarship essay.

  1. Know the word limit of the essay.
  2. Brainstorm the essay topic.
  3. Write an outline or a rough draft for the essay it makes your writing phase easy.
  4. Write a strong statement that summarizes your points.
  5. Your scholarship essay reflects your personality.
  6. Be honest when writing the scholarship essay and do not add fake details.
  7. Keep the directions of the academic committee in mind.
  8. Make sure the scholarship essay is free from all grammatical and spelling mistakes.
  9. Proofread the essay before submitting

 Application Form

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