SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CRITERIA
The Scholarship Fund of the James Hillier Foundation is intended to aid specific students in Brant County. Dr. Hillier has said, “I would probably never have gone to University if it had not been for a scholarship I received upon graduation from Brantford Collegiate Institute. Dr. Hillier was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Toronto during the depression in the 1930’s and it has been his desire to see others assisted in the same way.
Only candidates nominated by their school may apply.
Further, to be eligible for a scholarship, a candidate must:
- Be a graduate of a secondary school (high school or collegiate) located within Brant County
- Have been a full time student for the final three years, and a resident of Brant County or adjacent areas served by secondary schools within Brant County for the past three years
- Have signified their intentions of pursuing scientific or technological careers
- Have demonstrated or indicated an interest in scientific research
- Have been accepted to a college or university that have an appropriate accredited curriculum
For an application to be considered, the applicant must have:
- A graduating average from secondary school of at least 90% in his/her best six subjects acceptable for university entrance, including at least two sciences
Application forms are available from the Student Services department of any Brant County secondary school or downloaded from this website.
- The deadline for submitting applications is May 15 of each year
- Successful candidates will be advised by letter no later than July 15 of the same year
- Completed Application Form
- Letters of Support from the School Principal and a Science Teacher
- Official Results: Secondary School transcripts and interim university entrance mark
**PRINCIPAL: Please forward up to two completed applications and accompanying documentation re: the applicants recommended by your school to The James Hillier Foundation Scholarship Committee, 16 Candlewood Drive, Brantford, ON N3R 6A1.
- The Scholarship Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors of the James Hillier Foundation, consisting of four directors from the board and up to three persons will evaluate the applications and make the decision
- The decision of the committee is final
- Reasons for the selection / decisions are strictly confidential
- There is no allocation of a specific number of scholarships for various schools
- Each school will be eligible to recommend up to two (2) students each year
- The Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to award any scholarships in any given year.
Method of Payment
Scholarships are paid to the educational institution, early in the fall term. Expenses in accordance with the guidelines will be reimbursed directly to the student upon submission of appropriate supporting receipts.
Scholarship ContinuanceIn order for the scholarship to be continued beyond year one of the program, the student must:
- Maintain a minimum “B” average or equivalent
- Maintain an undergraduate science, math or technological course of study throughout each college or university year
- Until completion of a first undergraduate degree or a maximum of 4 years or $20,000.
- On an annual basis
- At the discretion of the Scholarship Committee after they have ensured compliance with the scholarship criteria