ETFO Faculty of Education Award

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) may annually award up to 17 awards of $500, to the graduating Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate candidate in the Faculty of Education. Awarded on the basis of: academic excellence; exemplary teaching practices; demonstrates initiative to broaden personal experience in educational culture; and demonstrates commitment to social justice. The candidate must provide written recommendations from both the practicum supervisor and an associate teacher. The recommended candidate must not have received other funding from the ETFO.

To apply, please go to:
Annual Application Deadline: February 1

OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award

The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1000 annually, shall be awarded to one graduating Intermediate/Senior from Lakehead University who applies for the award and who in the opinion of the OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Executive has shown a clear understanding and empathy for the values of unionism, is attempting to secure a job with a public secondary board, and best exemplifies the award criteria. 

To apply, please click here.

Annual Application Deadline: April 15

Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund

The Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) provides assistance under the broad concept of grants in aid to nationals of developing countries. The underlying premise of such individual aid is that the visiting student or educator will return to his or her own country and contribute to education in that context. The intent of the Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund is to assist foreign students or educators who are temporarily engaged in an educational venture in this province. Such assistance may include travel inside or outside of Ontario as well as other educational needs. Grants are made from accrued interest of the Fund. The dimensions of the grants will vary according to individual requests, though grants fall in the region of $500-$700. The number of grants will also vary, according to disbursable income and the number of requests approved. 

For more information and to receive an application form, please contact:
OTF International Assistance Committee
1300 Younge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4T 1X3
Telephone: 416-966-3424, 1-800-268-7061

First Nations, Métis, Inuit Women in Education Scholarship

 ETFO offers this bursary annually to First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) women who are entering their first year of a full-time undergraduate degree program at either Brock University or Lakehead University. Up to two scholarships of $1250 and a certificate of recognition may be granted. This award is not intended to support a master’s or doctorate program.

Candidates for the First Nations, Métis, Inuit Scholarship – Women’s Program will be considered on the basis of the following criteria:

a) FNMI female;
b) proof of acceptance into a full-time undergraduate degree program at either Brock University or Lakehead University;
c) general financial circumstances of the candidate;
d) has not previously received this ETFO scholarship; and
e) the study period occurs after June 30.

Ontario College of Teachers Scholarships

Since 2003, the Ontario College of Teachers has been awarding scholarships that provide financial support to teacher candidates. The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program supports and sustains excellence in the teaching profession by reinforcing high standards and professional competence. It does so by rewarding the achievements and characteristics of individuals who model the values of teaching as a respected, time-honoured and forward-looking profession. See their website

Lakehead Awards

Please visit the section for Undergraduate students on Lakehead's Scholarships, Awards, and Loans page.