The KSA Scholarship Program

As of 2019: 24 yrs - 137 awards totaling $213,000

Updated Friday July 19, 2019 by Kitchener Sports Association.


In 1996 funding was provided for an initial five-year Scholarship Program for graduating students of secondary schools in Kitchener-Waterloo. The intent was to provide four awards of $1,000 each year. In 2001, KSA confirmed it would be continuing its Scholarship Program. We thank the Programmed Insurance Brokers Golf Tournament for its generous sponsorship of this program's launch and initial 10 years of operation.  

The award was increased in 2005 to provide each recipient with an additional $1,000 upon entry into his/her second year of studies and subsequently modified to $2,000, all for first-year studies. In 2013, the number of awards was increased to (up to) 6 scholarships and the residency criteria was expanded to include the City of Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich as well as those of Kitchener. 

With the presentation of the 8 scholarships in April 2018, 127 students have now received a total of $198,000 through this program. Again, in 2019, we will be honouring (up to) 8 individuals with $1,500 each.

Eligibility and Selection

       Candidates must be residents of the the local area now defined as the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich and be currently attending secondary school. (Scholarships are intended for students in their graduating year but consideration is also given to those who have undertaken an "extra" year of high-school education.)

       The Scholarship Selection Committee of the Kitchener Sports Association reviews all the scholarship applications and decides which applicants will receive (effective as of 2017) a $1,500 financial award for their first year of post-secondary education. 

       Payment is contingent upon proof of registration in a recognized post-secondary educational institution. In addition, a successful candidate has to complete the application process and: 

     ***  Display a demonstrated financial need.

     ***  Display a commitment to academics during his/her school career and be furthering his/her education at a recognized post secondary institution in the immediate autumn term (or first available term).

     ***  Display a commitment to minor sport(s) noting your past, present and proposed involvement. (Note: You may include school-based participation as well as that with any of the local community organizations such as, but not limited to, those found using the "Local Sports Groups" link (in the left column of this web page). Note: In 2009 the "sports" qualification was clarified to include members of the KW Ranger Hockey Team meeting the other criteria for a KSA scholarship.

Deadline date for submission of applications for consideration for the 2019 scholarships is 5:00 pm, Tuesday April 2, 2019. Applications must be received in the MTE office by that time - no exceptions.

2019 KSA Scholarship Application.pdf

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