Memorial Scholarship (2018)
In 2003 COLS set up a Memorial Scholarship. Each year two deserving COLS graduating students who are going on to post-secondary education are awarded a $1000 scholarship each. The Board of Directors reviews each application and decides on the recipients to be announced at closing ceremonies at the end of every annual three-day seminar. The Board would like to be able to give more scholarships than we currently do.
From 2003 to 2015 the scholarship was named after Eileen Krieger who was an ambassador in 1997 and tragically killed in a car accident. In recent years we have been saddened to lose other members of our COLS family who have dedicated so much time to COLS and their community. We have decided we need to recognize all those who have left us and you will see their pictures and brief history below.
Nelson was a member of the Stoney Creek Optimist Club and a volunteer with COLS since it began in Ontario in 1982. He always had a smile on his face and could be found directing traffic as the ambassadors arrived, talked to parents and made sure everyone had a parking spot and were directed to the parent seminar on Sunday.
Amber was an ambassador in 2002. She was active with the SOKA and HHAA Chapters of COLS. She attended McMaster University where she wrote for the university newspaper. She loved to travel and lived in Britain after graduating university. In 2016, Amber lost her battle with leukemia.
Sherri was an ambassador in 1995. She was a very active member of the Brampton alumni club and COLS as a junior leader and alumni representative. She was tragically killed in a car accident while on her way to take Christmas goodies to her husband’s office, but was able to swerve her car to keep her son safe. She always had a smile on her face and when she met her friends it was like they had never been apart.
|2017||Shaun Bredl||Northern College (Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training)|
|2017||Amy Fisher||University of Ottawa|
|2016||Allie Moore||Brock University|
|2016||Vadar Hassan||University of Toronto|
|2015||Brittany MacKinnon||Queen's University|
|2014||Tushita Patel||University of Saskatchewan|
|2014||Scott Robinson||McMaster University|
|2013||Rachael Rishworth||University of Toronto (Political Science)|
|2013||Michael LaCute||University of Waterloo|
|2012||Ann Marie Corrado||Western University|
|2012||Joelle Schonberg||Queen's University|
|2011||Nicole Robertson||Sir Wilfrid Laurier University|
|2011||Rob Thomson||Queen's University|
|2010||Samantha Cicciarella||University of Guelph|
|2010||Stephen Galbraith||Lakehead University / Brock University (Political Science)|
|2009||Mishka Nizar||York University|
|2009||Mauricio Curbelo||University of Toronto (Engineering)|
|2008||Janalee Ferreira||Sir Wilfrid Laurier University (Languages and Literature)|
|2008||Claire Buxton||Sault Ste. Marie College (Aviation)|
|2007||Kaitlyn Tezseri||Lakehead University|
|2007||Natalie Maxwell||University of Toronto|
|2006||Shamin Mohammed||University of Ottawa (Health Sciences), Founder of LetsStopAIDS|
|2006||Kevin Wang||McMaster University|
|2005||Matt Fowler||Sir Wilfrid Laurier University|
|2005||Peter Newhook||McGill University|
|2003||Brent Fraser||Ryerson University|
The COLS Memorial Scholarship is open to any graduating secondary school student who is going on to post-secondary education. The application must be submitted no later than May 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No applications will be accepted/reviewed after that date and time.
The application must be completed as directed. Any application that fails to follow the directions may be given a lower rating.
Two versions of the application are available. We recommend using the Microsoft Word version as it is provided in a fillable form layout. A PDF is also available, but essay answers must be typed and attached to the application. If there are any questions, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be directed accordingly.Download Word (Recommended) Download PDF