Bill Hill Scholarship Program

Dufferin County is pleased to present the Bill Hill scholarship program consisting of five one-time $2,500 scholarships. The program introduced by former Warden Bill Hill in 2012, is intended to recognize outstanding students from the county who will be pursuing post-secondary education and/or training.

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Please note: The application for the Bill Hill Scholarship is currently unavailable. The application is being updated and will be available in mid February 2021.

Application Process

All applicants will be required to submit the following information:

  • Completed application form
  • 300-word essay as outlined on the application form
  • Transcripts from Grade 11 and semester one of Grade 12
  • Letter of Reference from a staff member of your current school
  • Proof of admission to post-secondary institution or training program

Application packages can be emailed to

Scholarship Streams

Scholarship awards will be considered for university, college, and trade/apprentice programs. One scholarship will be awarded for each of the following areas:

  • Science and Technology (includes Health Sciences, Engineering, and General science programs)
  • Business and Social Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Arts (Fine arts and Liberal arts)
  • Skilled trades and applied training programs

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Dufferin County
  • Be graduating high school the year of applying for the Dufferin Scholarship Program (not a requirement for the Agriculture stream - can be currently enrolled in post-secondary education)
  • Been accepted to a post-secondary institution or training program

Selection Process

Completed applications must be received by May 15th. Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee. The selection committee will consist of two members from Dufferin County (Warden and Chair of the General Government Services Committee), a school board representative (rotating between boards/schools) and a member from the Dufferin Arts Council (for the Arts stream).

Successful applicants will be notified by no later than the end of May and invited to attend the County Council meeting in June to be presented with their award.