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

Awards, Scholarships, Grants, and Bursaries

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



Federation Family Education Fund

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation established this Fund to assist financially the children of OSSTF/FEESO members (or deceased members) to obtain their first degree / diploma / certificate or apprenticeship. Ten (10) $1,500 bursaries are available; bursaries are awarded through a lottery process.

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

  1. The applicant must be a dependent child, stepchild, or ward of an active OSSTF/FEESO member in good standing or deceased member who was in good standing and an active OSSTF/FEESO member prior to their passing.

  2. The applicant must have applied to a publicly funded post-secondary college or university program or an apprenticeship program that includes an academic portion offered through a college.

  3. Interpretation and administration of the terms of this Fund are at the discretion of the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee Scholarships and Awards Work Group subject to the approval of the Provincial Executive.

  4. All awards are made conditional upon the recipient being enrolled in the 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 the $1,500.

    When notified by the provincial office, it is the responsibility of all successful applicants to ensure that documentation confirming enrollment and educational expenses are received by:

    Karen Metherall, Administrative Coordinator
    Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
    Educational Services Department
    60 Mobile Drive
    Toronto ON
    M4A 2P3

  5. Only on-line applications will be accepted. If submitted successfully, you will receive a "Thank you" page; if you don't, please contact Karen Metherall.

  6. Although one may apply multiple years, applicants may only receive funding in the amount of $1,500 once in a lifetime.

Applications must be received at OSSTF/FEESO provincial office no later than April 15.

Due to the overwhelming number of applicants, only award winners will receive notification in June. The list of winners will be posted on the OSSTF/FEESO website as a related link under the Federation Family Education Fund web page and the list will also be published in the Fall issue of Update.

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