Student Scholarships

2024 MROO Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2024 MROO Scholarship Program will open on May 1st, 2024.

Deadline for submissions and all required criteria is September 13th, 2024.

Our Scholarship Program 

MROO's annual Scholarship Program awards a number of $3,000 scholarships, as well as the prestigious $5,000 Don MacLeod Leadership award, to students at a Canadian university, community college or similar post-secondary institution. These scholarships represent the importance we place on education and investing in today's younger generation.

Getting started  

To apply for a MROO scholarship, students must:

  • Have a relative (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, great aunt, or great uncle) who is a MROO member or their surviving spouse.
  • Be entering second year at a post-secondary institution.
  • Have a home address in Canada.
  • Complete and submit the application form.
  • They must also submit a résumé, other documents outlined in the application form, and a 300-400-word essay.

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. One-two page resume outlining the following: employment, volunteer roles, and leadership positions.

5. A 300–400-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 typee.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 September 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.