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Helen M. McKercher Scholarship

Scholarship Value $1,200

Number of Scholarships 1

This scholarship was established in 1976 to recognize Helen McKercher’s years of service to FWIO as Director of the Women’s Institute and Home Economics Service.


To assist a graduate student to pursue a post-graduate degree in Family and Consumer Studies, Home Economics or in a related program.


  • For the 2023 scholarship, students must complete a 750-word essay, answering the question:

“The Covid-19 pandemic affected all aspects of life including how education was delivered. In your opinion, how will the delivery of education evolve in the next five years?”

  • Must be a resident of Ontario for five years.
  • Must be a graduate of a Canadian University.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.


For the scholarship to be awarded, the FWIO Provincial Office must receive proof of enrolment by September 30th. After this date, scholarships are forfeited.