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Calling all students!

Step forward and apply for a Competitive Scholarship.

Attention! The deadline for Competitive Scholarship applications has been extended from March 1 to April 30. Students who meet the eligibility criteria can still apply by clicking the Apply now button.

At Foresters, we believe that young leaders committed to their academics and their communities deserve support with their education. That’s where our Competitive Scholarship comes in.


Up to

355

tuition scholarships across Canada and the US

Worth up to

$2,500

 

Apply by

April 30

 


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Here’s what we’re looking for from new applicants:

  • New applicants are those in their final year of secondary school or completing their post-secondary education.
  • A minimum of 200 hours of community service within two years of the application deadline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 or an 80% average.
  • Must be enrolling in a minimum two-year, full-time undergraduate program at a recognized school in Canada or the US.
  • The applicant, their parent, legal guardian, grandparent or spouse must be a current Foresters member.
  • Applicants must be of the age 24 years or under at the time of the application through to the time payment is issued.

Here’s what we’re looking for from returning candidates:

  • Returning candidates are those who have earned or applied for the scholarship in previous years.
  • A minimum of 50 hours of community within one year of the returning candidate application deadline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a 75% average.
  • Must be enrolled in full-time studies in the academic year they are applying as a returning applicant in Canada or the US.
  • The applicant, their parent, legal guardian, grandparent or spouse must be a current Foresters member.
  • Applicants must be of the age 24 years or under at the time of the application through to the time payment is issued.
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When to apply

Foresters Competitive Scholarship has one application window. Both new and returning candidate applications are open from:

December 4, 2023 to April 30, 2024

Applicants will be notified of their award status in the first week of June 2024.

If selected for a scholarship, recipients must accept or decline the scholarship by the deadline indicated on the acceptance form. If that deadline is missed, recipients risk forfeiting their scholarship.

Scholarship funds are issued by August 31, 2024.

Have a question or two about Competitive Scholarships? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Discover more details about the requirement criteria and other important information about Scholarships.

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For the purpose of determining eligibility, a "certificate" includes a certificate, policy or annuity issued by The Independent Order of Foresters, or a certificate, policy or annuity issued by Foresters Life Insurance Company on or after April 2, 2008, except that it does not include Foresters Life funeral annuity certificates or creditors' group insurance certificates.

The Competitive Scholarship benefit is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Eligible members, their spouse, dependent children, and grandchildren may apply subject to the eligibility criteria.