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KSA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value $2,000

Number of Scholarships 5

Candidates must be residents of the the local area now defined as the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich and be registered as students of secondary school in the current (2023/24) school year. Scholarships are intended for students in their graduating year but consideration is also given to those who have undertaken an "extra" year of high-school education. In addition, a successful candidate has to submit a fully completed application as per details on the Application webpage.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Display a demonstrated financial need.
  • Display a commitment to academics during his/her school career and be furthering his/her education at a recognized post secondary institution in the immediate autumn term (or first available term).
  • Display a commitment to minor sport(s) noting your past, present and proposed involvement. (Note: You may include school-based participation as well as that with any of the local community organizations such as, but not limited to, those found using the "Local Sports Groups" link (in the left column of this web page).  Note: In 2009, the "sports" qualification was clarified to include members of the KW Ranger Hockey Team (Ladies) meeting the other criteria for a KSA scholarship.

A scholarship recipient would be an individual who:

  • is a well-rounded student athlete, meaning a person who plays organized sport(s)
  • has contributed to the betterment of their team (or sport) through character and leadership
  • has better than average school marks
  • has contributed to the school or broader community through volunteering
  • has taken steps to finance their future cost of college or university but is in need of financial assistance to further their education.

Information for scholarship 2024 applicants:  

The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Kitchener Sports Association reviews all the scholarship applications and decides which applicants will receive (effective as of 2024) a $2,000 financial award for their first year of post-secondary education.

Up to 5 applicants will be chosen to receive a scholarship award and will be informed by telephone by Friday May 3rd and informed of the presentation details.  Each recipient will receive a personal cheque for $2,000, by appointment, at a presentation ceremony on Sunday May 26th (or a suitable alternative date by special arrangement).