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The CFUW Orillia Education Foundation is committed to providing scholarships to young women who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Graduating students from Orillia area Secondary Schools, the Learning Centre, and Simcoe Shores Secondary School are invited each year to apply for a Scholarship. CFUW Orillia Education Foundation Board members thoroughly review the applications and the scholarships are awarded to deserving applicants in June. The criteria are primarily based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and financial need. Every aspect is weighed carefully before the decisions are made. The application forms are available in early January with a submission deadline of mid-April.

In 2023, 24 students received scholarships ranging from $500 to $1700, totaling $32,700. Since we started awarding scholarships in 1974, $403,975 has been awarded to 749 young women.

Comments from two of this year’s Scholarship winners:

  • Thank you so much! I am so grateful for your support and I look forward to meeting you and other CFUW members so I can thank you in person.
  • I want to thank you for this scholarship that will greatly impact me and education, as well as taking some financial stress off my parents! I thank you and everyone at the CFUW for this opportunity! I can’t wait to start the next chapter of my life and education! I don’t even know how to put into words how grateful and excited I am!

Our 2023 Scholarship Winners

2022 Graduate Videos