In 2007, Canada Company established the Scholarship Program to recognize the sacrifice Canada’s military members make in service to our country, and to honour their legacy through the children they have left behind.
The Scholarship Program provides up to $4,000 per year, for up to four years, to support the post-secondary education for children who qualify.
If you believe you are an eligible candidate, click to learn more about the application process.
With the funding received from corporate and public donors, Canada Company oversees the Scholarship Program Fund. An independent Scholarship Fund Oversight Committee supports Canada Company in ensuring that bereaved children have the opportunity to receive scholarship grants for their post-secondary education. This oversight committee also determines the eligibility criteria, disburses the funds, and makes recommendations to Canada Company for future funding requirements.
In response to the ever-evolving needs of the Canadian Armed Forces and its members, Canada Company has announced an enhancement to the Scholarship Program. Thanks to additional contributions made to the fund in 2016, Canada Company was to expand its Scholarship Program to include the children of serving military members who have taken their own lives, as deemed attributable to their military service.
Just one year after Canada Company was founded, the Scholarship Program was fully funded through the generosity our donors and sponsors. In addition to the corporate funding, generous members of the public have added to the fund.
Beginning in 2007, CIBC provided leadership funding in the amount of $1 million. In addition to this, Canada Company also secured financial support from:
- Peter Munk, Founder and Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation
- James Balsillie, Former Co-Chief Executive Officer of Research In Motion (RIM)
- R B & H Inc.
- Paul Desmarais, President and Co-CEO of Power Corporation of Canada
- W. Garfield Weston Foundation
- Bank of Montreal
- Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada
- AGF Management Limited
In 2016 Canada Company received an additional $500,000 in funding from the Canada Company Board of Directors, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Scotiabank, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Bank of Montreal. These additional contributions made it possible for Canada Company to enhance its Scholarship Program and include the children of serving military members who have taken their own lives, as deemed attributable to their military service.
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To date, Canada Company has proudly awarded 134 scholarships to 48 recipients.
Canada Company Scholarship Recipients
- Kari Anne Kruse
- Katherine Arnold
- Elizabeth Bobbitt
- Katherine Bobbitt
- Jacob Elms
- Maude Mercier
- Kestrel Musselman
- Arina Naismith
- Jamie Nolan
- Alexandria Parker
- Charles Parker
- Elliott Webb
- Samantha Webb