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OSSTF/FEESO Educational Enhancement Grant

  1. The purpose of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Educational Enhancement Grant is to assist OSSTF/FEESO members in good standing with their studies:
    1. leading to a first undergraduate degree/diploma at a university or community college of their choice; or
    2. in gaining a secondary school diploma from a publicly-funded secondary school.

    An amount of $3,500 will be set aside each year. The award may be any sum up to $3.500. More than one award may be made in any one year, having regard for the funds available and the sum(s) requested by the applicant(s). Unused funds will not accumulate from year to year.

  2. Applications are acceptable from current OSSTF/FEESO members in good standing.
    1. The study may be on a full-time or part-time basis at a university, a community college or other educational institution of the candidate's choice.
    2. Studies toward additional degrees/diplomas, do not qualify for this grant.
    3. Have not previously been a recipient of this grant.

  3. Each candidate shall submit a completed application form provided by the Federation which shall include:
    1. a letter of acceptance or of probable acceptance into the candidate's proposed program from the chosen university, community college or other educational institution;
    2. a statement of anticipated expenses;
    3. two letters of recommendation: one from a person in education and one from a person in the community not directly involved in education. Each letter should address the suitability of the candidate for this award.

  4. Grant recipients must provide a written report outlining the work covered during the period of study to OSSTF/FEESO upon completion of the period of study. A transcript of marks from the educational institution at which the program was taken shall be included with the report.

  5. Interpretation and administration of the terms of this grant are at the discretion of the OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee subject to the approval of the Provincial Executive.

  6. Completed applications should be electronically submitted with all attachments.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that any attachments that cannot be submitted electronically are sent to:

    OSSTF/FEESO
    Attn: Karen Metherall
    60 Mobile Drive
    Toronto ON
    M4A 2P3
The application and all attachments must be received at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office no later than April 1.