To support the youth of the Alta Vista – Canterbury Community in the pursuit of their educational goals at college or university, and to recognize students who have contributed exceptionally to their community through volunteer work while earning high academic achievement.

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This year the association is offering two (2) $1,000 university or college entrance scholarships. Applicants will be considered for both scholarships. The scholarships being awarded are:

  • The“Mark and Shanti Inman Community Service Scholarship”
  • One additional Canterbury Community Association Volunteer Scholarship

Only one schorlaship per applicant will be awarded. The scholarships are non-renewable.



The scholarships are awarded to first year college or university students. To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a resident of the Alta Vista ward (boundaries are Bank Street to Riverside, Riverside to Queensway/417, 417 to Walkley Road, and Walkley Road to Bank Street) OR attend a secondary school within the ward and have performed your community volunteering within the ward.
  • Be graduating from an Ottawa area high school in the 2019-2020 school year with minimum of six (6) grade 12 credits.
  • Have applied for full- time, first year undergraduate studies at an accredited post-secondary education institution for the 2020-2021 school year.



You need to submit the following information:

  • A covering letter outlining why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship
  • A completed application form. The form can be obtained from the Association’s web site at
  • An indication of completed Community Service Hours, preferably a signed Community Service Form from your high school, if available.
  • An official transcript showing your high school academic record to date, and if necessary a report card showing latest mid-term marks including second semester mid-term marks in semester schools.
  • Proof of your application to an accredited post-secondary educational institution
  • An essay (500 word maximum) on the value of community involvement and leadership, and the role it has played in your life.
  • Two (2) letters of reference, collectively covering your academic/athletic achievements at a Ottawa are high school and community involvement.
*  At a later date, award winners may be asked to provide proof of graduation from an Ottawa are high school, proof of acceptance and registration at an accredited educational institution, and will be required to provide a graduation or head/shoulder photo for publicity purposes.



Your completed application must received by the Canterbury Community Association Scholarship Committee at the post office box shown in the application, postmarked no later than Friday June 26, 2020. For further information, please call 613-738-8998 and leave a message for the scholarship committee.



The Evaluation Criteria in each category is given below:

  • 80% for participation in volunteer Community and School activities
  • 20% for academic performance (grades)
  • While volunteer school and Community Service Hours are taken into account, additional volunteer community activity is given preference as well as leadership roles in the community

Academic performance (grades)

  • Your best six (6) grade- 12 marks. In semester schools, this is a combination of your best six (6) grade marks (first semester) and mid-term (second semester) marks.

Participation in volunteer Community and School activities

  • The length of time and commitment to community and school activities taken into account
  • Participation in volunteer school activities is accepted, but community volunteer activity is given preference
  • A leadership role in community and school activities will be given additional consideration

Demonstrated leadership and voluntary community involvement in the local area are deciding factors that will be used in cases where finalists are otherwise judged to be evenly matched.



Only recipients of the scholarships will be contacted by phone by Monday, July 20, 2020.

Winners will be invited to attend a Canterbury Community Association Executive meeting in late summer or early fall for the presentation of their scholarship awards.


Revised May 2020


CCA-Scholarship Application Form English 2020


CCA-Scholarship Application Form Français 2020