ONPHA’s Kathleen 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.

2017 Applications

ONPHA will be accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship until June 23, 2017.

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 college, university or private trade school
  • must be studying full or part-time (minimum 60% course load) for the 2017-2018 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. 

Application form

Click here to download the Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship Application Form


Email us at scholarships@onpha.org

Application Deadline: Friday, June 23, 2017

Help us reach as many eligible students as possible

ONPHA needs your help to reach and support as many eligible students as possible. You can help us give back to Ontario's Aboriginal community by:

  • Downloading a copy of our poster to display in a high-traffic location in your non-profit housing community
  • Emailing us at scholarships@onpha.org to have us mail you a printed copy
  • Sharing this information and webpage with any students or tenants who may be eligible


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.

Thank you to our sponsor!

2016 Winners