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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 2024 scholarship, students must complete a 750-word essay, answering the question:

‘The number of people affected by hunger has been slowly on the rise since 2014, but tons and tons of edible food is lost and/or wasted every day. How can we increase awareness of this issue and promote global efforts towards resolving it?’

  • 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 enrollment by September 30th. Scholarships are forfeited after this date and will be awarded to the alternate.

Helen M. McKercher Scholarship Application Form – 2024 is available online.