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Military Spouse Scholarship application closing Sept. 1

Ottawa | Petawawa: For the last five years, Willis College has awarded the “Soldier’s Hero” Military Spouses Scholarship Programme to Canadian Military Spouses.

As a part of their 150th-anniversary celebrations, Willis College created the Solider’s Hero: a scholarship fund for Canadian military spouses valued at $150,000.

Six scholarships will be awarded annually over a consecutive six-year period to military spouses who need financial help to enrol in one of Willis College’s three campuses: Arnprior, Smith Falls, or Ottawa.

Recognize Significant Role

According to the application document for the scholarship, “This was undertaken to recognize the significant role played by military spouses in supporting our troops at home and abroad, and further empower them through education.

Michael Boyd, scholarships coordinator, said the college is also in the process of “launching a new scholarship designed for Military Spouses and their dependents. We expect to have more information on this late in the fall.”

Six Scholarships

Six scholarships will be awarded annually over a consecutive six-year period to military spouses who need financial help to enrol in one of Willis College’s three campuses: Arnprior, Smith Falls, or Ottawa.

The document states that each scholarship will offer up to $25,000 and provide tuition, books, industry certification, and industry lab costs for a one-year program starting in the fall semester.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2021. All applications are to be sent to Willis College by this date, including all letters of reference.

Eligibility

“Candidates who have fulfilled all admissions requirements to a Willis College training programme and who have proof of being the spouse of a member of the Canadian military will be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships,” the document informed.

The Board of Trustees Selection Committee will be responsible for picking the successful candidates. The following criteria need to be met to be eligible for the scholarship:

    • Must be 19 years of age or over.
    • Must successfully pass all entrance requirements.
    • Provide proof of education, including all secondary or post-secondary transcripts.

The awards will be presented, along with a commemorative certificate at the Soldier’s Hero Award Annual General Assembly.

About Willis College

Willis College is a Canadian and Ottawa-based organization and is Canada’s first regulated Career College.

Across all three campuses, Willis College offers financial solutions for students, many services and is home to Canada’s only Multivendor Cyber Security Academy. Students can take single courses to build on their skillset or enrol in a full career diploma program to obtain jobs in business, technology, and healthcare.

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