DAVIDSON SCHOLARSHIP – Selection Criteria
Applicants must be utilizing CMHA Peel Dufferin Vocational Support Services or actively working on vocational goals with a support worker from any CMHA Peel Dufferin program.
Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enrol in a recognized educational institute or online course. Priority to course(s) leading to a certificate or diploma and consideration will be given to general interest courses (conferences not eligible.)
Applicant should identify other sources of funding and where the financial need is required. Financial assistance towards schooling in the form of grants should be noted. Funding being requested should be for upcoming fiscal year which starts April 1st. Applicants requesting reimbursement for courses already paid for will not be considered.
Application and Approval Process
December 1 – Application forms and criteria will be distributed to Program Managers of CMHA/Peel, posted on our web site and distributed to affiliated programs.
March 31 – Deadline for all applications.
April – Vocational Committee will have met and made a decision on the awards.
May – 1 or 2 Board members will join the Vocational meeting to determine the recipients of the scholarship. Recipients will be notified.
**(these dates are subject to change depending on the amount of applications received)
In order to be considered, application forms must be completed in full, including references. If possible, a reference letter attesting to the likelihood of the candidate successfully completing the program should be attached to the application.
The award is typically between $400 and $800, depending on the number of eligible applicants. Awards will be payable to the bursary recipient, after receipt of proof of registration in the course; or the institution will be paid directly on behalf of the applicant.
If applicant terminates course within the first quarter, the bursary money must be returned to CMHA/Peel. Special consideration will be made for medical reasons. Upon completion of the course, bursary recipients must forward a copy of their transcript of course results to CMHA/Peel. A file will be kept indicating the amount of bursaries and number of applicants who graduate.
Applicants may apply more than once, provided they have complied with all of the criteria in the past.