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OSSTF/FEESO Financial Assistance Awards for Further Education · Federation Family Education Fund



Federation Family Education Fund

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) established the Federation Family Education Fund (FFEF) to assist financially the children of OSSTF/FEESO members in good standing in the year of application to obtain their first degree/diploma/certificate or apprenticeship. Bursaries are awarded through a lottery process and are conditional upon the recipient being enrolled in the program and proof of tuition paid equal to or greater than the value of the bursary.

The following are the criteria for the Federation Family Educational Fund:

  1. The applicant must be a dependent child, stepchild, or ward of a currently Active OSSTF/FEESO member in good standing in the year of application (including a deceased member who was an Active OSSTF/FEESO member in good standing prior to their passing in the year of application).

  2. The applicant must have applied to or is currently attending a publicly funded college or university program, or an apprenticeship program that includes an academic portion offered through a college.

  3. All awards are conditional upon the enrollment of the recipient in a post-secondary program and proof of educational expenses (tuition, course textbooks / learning materials, student fees, on-campus living expenses, travel expenses to / from permanent residence, and on-campus residence) paid equal to or greater than $3 000.

  4. Although one may apply in multiple years, only one application per student per year will be accepted even if they are a dependent of two OSSTF/FEESO members.


  5. Applicants may only receive the Federation Family Education Fund once in their lifetime.


  6. Only online applications will be accepted. If submitted successfully, you will receive a "thank you" confirmation; if you do not receive one, please contact

  7. Once successful recipients are notified by the provincial office, it is their responsibility to ensure that documentation confirming enrollment and educational expenses are submitted and received by:

    Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
    Educational Services Department
    49 Mobile Drive
    Toronto, ON   M4A 1H5

  8. Interpretation and administration of the terms of the FFEF are at the discretion of the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Scholarships & Awards Work Group, subject to the approval of the Provincial Executive.

Applications must be received by the provincial OSSTF/FEESO no later than April 15 of each year.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, only successful recipients will be notified. The list of recipients will be posted on the OSSTF/FEESO website as a related link under the Federation Family Education Fund web page and the list will be published in the fall issue of Update

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