2017 Application


The Young Scholar Award was established to recognize students who demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities and made a significant contribution to their school and community. The scholarship is valued at $500.

The short answer component of the Young Scholar Award application include commonly asked leadership questions from prestigious scholarship applications and interviews. The questions were designed systematically and are cohesive with one another, so that they can be combined to form a complete 1000 words essay.


The Young Scholar Award is open to all high school students in Ontario.

Application Process

  1. Download the latest application form here.
  2. Prepare all the supporting documents.
  3. Complete the application form.
  4. Email your completed application form (Word file) with all supporting documents (PDF or JPG files) to: by the deadline.

Application Checklist

  1. Completed personal information
  2. Completed short answer component (4 questions)
  3. School reference letter
  4. Community reference letter
  5. Official student transcript with school stamp (refer to the FAQ if your school does not have an official stamp)

Deadline for the 2017 Young Scholar Award

All applicants must submit by email their application by 11:59PM EST December 25th, 2017. Incomplete and/or late application will not be accepted.

Application Tips and Common Mistakes

Visit the "Helpful Tools" page for scholarship application tips. The tips were established after an in-depth discussion with past successful scholarship recipients and scholarship selection committee professionals.

The panel of judges have compiled a list of commonly made mistakes by previous years' applicants. Students are strongly recommend to read the article prior to completing their application. The judges' suggestions on how to improve are applicable to other scholarship applications as well. For more information, please visit the "Common Mistakes" tab.

Request for Judge Feedback

To provide students with the opportunity to learn and gain experience with scholarship applications, request for feedback from the panel of judges can be made until January 2nd, 2018. For more information, please visit the Judge Feedback page.


Please visit our frequently asked questions page prior to submitting your application.