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Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

​The Durham District School Board offers a number of scholarships and awards that all graduating secondary students can aspire to achieve. Here is a list of awards offered at the Board level. Please click on the individual award name to find out more information.

  • Wiesenthal Scholarship
    The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center offers seven $3,600 university entrance scholarships to Grade 12 students across Canada.

  • TD Canada Trust Scholarship
    The TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership rewards students who have shown leadership in areas of local employment programs, environmental cleanup, support group creation and family services initiatives.  Twenty students from different communities across Canada received this scholarship last year.  This scholarship is open to all students in their final year of high school or CEGEP.

  • Meridian's Commitment to Communities
    Sean Jackson Scholarship
    Mer​idian exists to help lives grow. One of the many ways we help lives grow is through Meridian's Commitment to Communities. Our Commitment to Communities builds prosperous, resilient communities through improving finan-cial literacy, empowering our employees and investing in local community partners.

    This scholarship is named in tribute to Meridian's first CEO, Sean Jackson. Sean served as Meridian's CEO from 2005-2012 and led our organization towards tremendous growth. He was equally strong in supporting his com-munity having volunteered countless hours to a variety of causes and being influential in the creation of the Niagara Community Foundation in his role as founding director. Meridian has created this scholarship to honour Sean's excellence in his role as CEO and as a community leader.

  • Mark Joel Trailbla​zer Award
    The $500 prize is to be awarded to one Durham District School Board graduating student who:  is entering into a post-secondary program with the intention of becoming a teacher and, is in their graduating year at a Durham District School Board Se​condary School.


There are many awards presented at the school level that pertain to students of that particular school only. 
If you are looking for an elementary or secondary school
award or scholarship that is not listed, please contact your
local school for further information.



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Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

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