Student Scholarships

2024 MROO Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2024 MROO Scholarship Program are now open! Apply using the button below.

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Please read the full MROO Scholarship requirements and criteria below.

Deadline for submissions and all required criteria is Friday, September 6th, 2024, at 5PM (ET).

MROO Scholarship Program 

MROO's annual Scholarship Program awards a number of $3,000 scholarships, as well as the prestigious $5,000 Don MacLeod Memorial Award for Leadership to students at a Canadian university, community college or similar post-secondary institution entering their second year of study with a full course load (full-time student). These MROO scholarships represent the importance MROO places on education and investing in the next generation.

Have questions about the MROO Scholarship Program? Check out our FAQ Page.

MROO's Scholarship Committee is looking for applicants who have: 

  • Experience in leadership positions. 

  • commitment to volunteer service and helping others and, 

  • clear vision of how they will make difference in their community and the world. 


Don MacLeod Memorial Award for Leadership

The Don MacLeod Memorial Award for Leadership is a memorial scholarship in remembrance of MROO's Past President Don MacLeod who was the President from 1987-2011 for 25 years. Find out more about Don MacLeod here and his contributions to MROO.

Don MacLeod Photo

Don MacLeod, Past President of MROO (1987-2011)

MROO Scholarship Requirements to Apply

To apply for a MROO scholarship, students must:

  • Have relative (parent, grandparent, aunt, unclegreat aunt, or great uncle, including step relatives) who is MROO member or surviving spouse of a MROO member. 
  • Be entering the second year of a first degree or diploma program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution and be a full-time student (full course load).
  • Complete and submit the application form.
  • Students must also submit their résumé in the format provided (do not simply submit your own résumé), other documents outlined in the application form, and a 200–300-word essay. 
  • Be enrolled in full-time program. 
  • Have a home address in Canada.


How To Apply  

Your submission must include the following five items: 

1. Your completed application form.

2. Proof of successful completion of full course load in the first year (typically transcript of first-year marks).

3. Proof of acceptance into the second year (typically letter from Registrar or proof of payment of fees for the second year). 

4. A one-to-two-page resume outlining the following: employment, volunteer roles, and leadership positions.

5. A 200–300-word essay outlining your vision of your future leadership roles and service to others, and how your post-secondary studies will assist you in realizing your goals. 

Instructions for preparing and sending your submission: 

 1. Your essay must include your full name listed on the top of the document.

2. We accept word documents or PDF files. Wherever possible, please use one consistent file type, (e.g., paste scanned documents into word file or create pdf files from word documents). Please ensure scanned files/images are clear and legible. 

3. Important: Please name/save your documents as follows: 

  • Scanned copy of your Confirmation of Enrollment [your name]
  • Scanned copy of your Marks [your name]
  • Essay [your name]
  • Resume [your name] - You must use the template provided. 
  • We will not accept screen shots for attachments.


How and When Are the MROO Scholarship Recipients Notified?

Award recipients will be notified in October by email. Those receiving funds will be required to provide a Social Insurance Number [SIN] so MROO can issue a T4A Tax Receipt at the beginning of 2025. Banking information is necessary for MROO to send the funds via Electronic Funds Transfer.

Students submit this information by returning to a secure, password-protected page on the MROO website. This confidential information is removed from the website after it has been retrieved by MROO and passed onto our Finance Team for processing the payments and the T4A Income Tax Receipts.