OSSTF/FEESO Financial Assistance Awards for Further Education

OSSTF/FEESO Educational Enhancement Grant · OSSTF/FEESO Educational Enhancement Grant Application Form



OSSTF/FEESO Educational Enhancement Grant Application Form

Study may be on a full-time or part-time basis:

  1. leading to your very first undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate at a university or community college of your choice - you are ineligible to apply for this grant if you already hold ANY degree, diploma, or certificate from a university or college
  2. in gaining a secondary school diploma from a publicly-funded secondary school.

If you submit this application successfully, you will receive a “thank you” page.  If you do not receive this page, contact:

This online application form features file upload capability.  You can submit a total maximum file size of 20MB of document attachments.

If you submit your online application form with document attachments over 20MB, you will arrive at a “Page Not Found” error page.  You will then be required to re-submit your file online form keeping within the total file size limit of 20MB.  To avoid arriving at this error page, it is recommended each file attachment be no more than 3MB.

If you have reached the maximum file size and have not included all of your attachments, email the remainder to esdawards@osstf.ca.

* Denotes mandatory information.

CHECKLIST – Have you included the following information?

  •  Type of proposed study (box checked)
  •  Letter of acceptance or probable acceptance to an educational institution
  •  Official transcripts of marks, if applicable
  •  Letter of recommendation from person in education
  •  Letter of recommendation from person in community



Date Saturday, June 22, 2024

PART A - Applicant Information

If you have received any post-secondary degrees or diplomas, you do not qualify for this award. Please consider applying for the S. Hunter Henry Grant Award.

* First Name
* Last Name
* Home Phone
Cell Phone
* Personal E-mail
Is this your first undergraduate degree / diploma?

1. Address (where you want correspondence sent)
* Street Address  
* City/Town  
* Postal Code  
Is this your permanent address?

2. Membership Information
* OSSTF/FEESO Membership Number
* OSSTF/FEESO District # & Name
* OSSTF/FEESO Bargaining Unit Name

    If other, please specify: 

3. * Name of Employer
  * Name of Work Location / School

4. * Professional Position at Present

5. * Indicate whether you have previously received any of the five OSSTF/FEESO Scholarships or Awards listed below:

    What was the value of the award?
    Failure to submit the required written report(s) for any of the above will disqualify your application from being considered for any OSSTF/FEESO scholarships or awards in the future.

6. Indicate which of the following will apply while you are involved in your study:
No Leave          
Leave of Absence without pay:   From to
Leave of Absence with pay:            
Sabbatical   From to
Self-funded Leave (x over y plan)   From to
Other:   From to
If ''other'', please specify            

7. Specify anticipated expenses for the year of the program for which this application applies:
*   $

8. Academic and Professional Qualifications
  i) Do you have a secondary school diploma?
  ii) Do you have a degree / diploma / certificate from a university or college?
    If yes, date received, subject area, and content specialization.
PART B - Plan of Study

1. * Name of institution you will be attending:

2. * Title of program in which you are / will be registered:

3. * Plan of study will be:

4. Attach a letter indicating your acceptance, or probable acceptance, to the educational institution.
  (File types allowed: .wpd / .pdf / .doc / .docx / .txt)

5. * Length of Study (give inclusive dates - years and months)
  From   to 

6. * Have you already commenced your plan of study?
    If yes, describe what you have accomplished to date. Provide a brief summary, 150 words maximum.

7. * Official Transcripts
  Attach completed transcript of marks if applicable.
  (File types allowed: .wpd / .pdf / .doc / .docx / .txt)
  (File types allowed: .wpd / .pdf / .doc / .docx / .txt)
  (File types allowed: .wpd / .pdf / .doc / .docx / .txt)

8. * Describe the relevance of your study as it relates to your present job and to education in Ontario.

9. Letters of Recommendation (each letter should address the applicant’s suitability for this award). OSSTF/FEESO is unable to advise you what should be contained in your letters of recommendation.

 Indicate the names and positions of persons submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf:
  a) Workplace - Colleague or Supervisor
* Name
* Position
  Letter attached (File types allowed: .wpd / .pdf / .doc / .docx / .txt)
  b) Other
* Name
* Position
  Letter attached (File types allowed: .wpd / .pdf / .doc / .docx / .txt)

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all documentation is received by the provincial office, no later than April 1, in order for your application to be deemed complete.

I hereby consent to the collection and use of the above-noted information by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation. This information shall be used exclusively for the purposes of union administration and the representation of our members.

* Name of applicant: