Student Scholarships

The 2022 MROO Scholarship Program – Now in Its 16th Year!

Helping MROO Members and their Children or Grandchildren

Applications are now closed for 2022.

MROO Scholarship Program Criteria 

The MROO Scholarship program offers $2,500 scholarships for students entering the second year of a Canadian university or a Canadian community college or similarly recognized post-secondary institution.

  • A minimum of two scholarships will be available for students from each of our nine zones and Zone A (covering students residing in parts of Canada outside of Ontario).

  • When fewer than two applications are received from any zone, the “unused” scholarship(s) from that year will be added to the number of scholarships available to applicants from that zone in the following year

In addition to the number of scholarships available according to the policies above, one $5,000 Don MacLeod Leadership Award will be awarded to the applicant who, in the opinion of the Committee, displays the most significant record of leadership experience.

Applications will be evaluated primarily on the student’s experience in leadership positions and in service to others, as well as on his/her clear vision for the future and how his/her studies will help “to make a difference.”

Applications will be evaluated by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the Board, and the decisions of that Committee are final.

  • The following relatives of MROO members are eligible: children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews including step-relatives.

  • Applicants must have a home address in Ontario for Zones 1 through 9 and a Canadian address for Zone A. The Board will identify two applicants per zone, according to the students’ addresses.

  • Applicants must submit proof of acceptance into the second year at a Canadian university, community college, or similarly recognized post-secondary institution, and a transcript of first-year marks

  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience in leadership positions, such as in sports teams, school bodies, business, musical groups, cultural organizations, community groups, political or religious organizations, charitable agencies, farm organizations, etc.

  • Applicants that have chosen a degree path that will directly enhance the lives of Canadian seniors will be awarded additional points as determined by the Scholarship Committee. Examples such as health care, senior studies, social work.

  • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service and helping others

  • Applicants must demonstrate a clear vision for the future: how they intend to make a difference in the world and in their communities

  • To demonstrate that they meet these criteria, applicants must submit a 200–300-word essay, which thoroughly summarizes extracurricular activities during their careers, their plans to “make a difference” in the future, and the role of their current program in meeting their future goals. The quality of the essay, and the information in it, are all important.

  • Applicants must submit a detailed resume, showing past volunteer roles, employment, and leadership positions

  • The applicant must ensure that their application contains all the necessary attachments (see the Application Form).

Have questions about the program? Check out the FAQ Page!


Here's What Our Previous MROO Scholarship Recipients Have Said:


"I am incredibly thankful for the support of MROO which will help me pursue opportunities such as a semester abroad, student internships, and research projects."
— Matias, Zone 6/A


"This MROO scholarship will help me fund textbook purchases so that I can have all the resources that I need for my independent learning. I truly appreciate it!"
— Andrew, Zone 8


"I greatly appreciate the support from MROO! This student scholarship will help me in continuing my university studies, and pursue my goal of working in the Biomedical Engineering field to address healthcare challenges.”
— Sarah, Zone 2 


"I also just want to thank you and your organization so much for this incredible award. I am beyond grateful! 
— Alyssa, Zone 5