Applications now open for County’s 2023 Bill Hill Scholarship Program
Applications are now open for Dufferin County’s 2023 Bill Hill Scholarship Program!
The annual Bill Hill Scholarship Program consists of seven one-time $2,500 scholarships. It was introduced by former Warden Bill Hill in 2015, and is intended to recognize outstanding students from the county who will be pursuing post-secondary education and/or training.
Seven scholarship awards will be considered for students entering a university, college, or trade/apprentice program.
Scholarships will be awarded in the following five program areas:
- Science and Technology (includes health sciences, engineering, and general science programs)
- Business and Social Sciences
- Agriculture and Environmental Studies
- Arts (fine arts and liberal arts)
- Skilled trades and applied training programs
Race and Ethnicity Streams
Two scholarships will be awarded to students who identify as:
- Black or a Person of Colour
- Indigenous/First Nations (Status, Non-Status), Métis or Inuit
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 current school
- Proof of admission to post-secondary institution or training program
All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:
- 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
The deadline for applications is Monday, May 15, 2023. More information on the Program and the application form can be found at www.dufferincounty.ca.
Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, which will consist of two members from Dufferin County (Warden and Chair, General Government Services Committee), a school board representative (rotating between boards/schools), a member from the Dufferin Arts Council (for the Arts stream), and a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Advisory Committee.
Successful applicants will be notified in May and will be invited to attend the County Council meeting in June to be presented with their award.
“Dufferin County is pleased to administer the Bill Hill Scholarship Program again this year to support local students entering a university, college, or trade/apprentice program. The selection committee looks forward to reviewing applications. Eligible students are encouraged to apply before the May 15 deadline!”
- Wade Mills, Warden, Dufferin County
“At Dufferin County, we are dedicated to supporting our local community and providing opportunities for everyone to thrive. We are proud to administer the Bill Hill Scholarship Program again this year to support local students as they pursue post-secondary education or training.”
- Sonya Pritchard, Chief Administrative Officer, Dufferin County
Megan Ball, Manager of Communications