Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship supports Aboriginal students living in
non-profit housing in Ontario. Each scholarship winner receives $1,000 for use
towards their post-secondary education costs, like tuition, books, technology
and transportation. In 2017, with the generous support of Union Gas, ONPHA is
excited to be able to double our support
from 5 to 10 Aboriginal students.
The 2017 application period is now closed. ONPHA will be accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship beginning in March 2018.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must meet all
of the following criteria:
must be an Aboriginal student living in non-profit housing* in Ontario
- must be enrolled in a program at a recognized college, university or private trade school
- must be studying full or part-time (minimum 60% course load) for the upcoming school year
*Non-profit housing is rental housing that is owned and operated by a non-profit organization, including community groups, faith groups, and local governments (cities, towns, or counties). Non-profit housing is sometimes referred to as social housing, public housing, or subsidized housing. If students are unsure of whether they live in non-profit housing, they can ask their landlord or property manager.
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About the scholarship
In December 2009, the social housing sector lost a dedicated colleague and tireless advocate in Kathleen Blinkhorn. To celebrate her memory, ONPHA, with the support of Kathleen's family, developed the Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship to commemorate her work developing Aboriginal housing programs and working with Aboriginal communities.