Purpose and Background
The Sponsoring Group is the Friends of The Mer Bleue (FOMB) who administer the Waste Connections Canada (WCC)/Friends of The Mer Bleue (FOMB) Community Fund.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide encouragement in the way of financial assistance through a Scholarship/Bursary opportunity for college/university tuition to graduating high school students who are pursuing post-secondary education at a Canadian University or College. Graduating students, who plan on pursuing courses of study/and or research in which at least one environmental related course will be completed, are eligible to apply. It is anticipated that the studies will result in a University Degree designation, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Graduate Certificate, or an Ontario College Diploma.
The current scholarship amount is $2,000 per recipient attending an eligible school. Each eligible school will be allowed to award one $2,000 bursary per year to a qualifying student. The bursary is not cumulative nor may it be transferred. In the event a specific school has no qualified students the school will not receive the $2,000 bursary to award that year. Students at that school will be eligible the following year.
It is intended that this bursary will continue for years to come however, your school will receive annual confirmation in writing that such is the case.
In addition to ensuring the mandatory requirements, (above), are met each school will be responsible for determining the criteria for the bursary, selecting the recipient and awarding the bursary. The school is required to provide FOMB with a copy of their selection criteria once it has been established.
The process is primarily driven by the school. Specifically each School will be responsible for;