Any child, born within or outside marriage, including an adopted child, of a Canadian Police or Peace Officer (as defined in the Society By-Laws) who has died in the ‘line of duty’ (as defined in the Society By-Laws), may apply for a scholarship.
- Must be between ages of 18-26 years at the time of application.
- Must be registered, as a full time or part-time student, at an approved post secondary educational institution (university, college, technical college).
An approved post-secondary educational institute means a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is a designated educational institution in subsection 118.6 (1) (a) (I) of the Income Tax Act (Canada), such as a Canadian university or college of applied arts and technology. (See Definition of Terms in the complete Memorial Ribbon Scholarship Regulations (PDF) for designated educational institution.)
To be considered a post-secondary program for scholarship purposes, the entrance requirements must be:
- A Secondary School Diploma (of a secondary school recognized by the Municipality or Province of its location, or equivalent; or
- Mature student status as determined by institution policy.
Qualified recipients must apply each year for scholarship to the Scholarship Advisory Council (SAC) using the form supplied via the Memorial Ribbon Society website.
To be considered for a scholarship from the Fund, a surviving child must meet the following requirements:
Applies, qualifies, and is admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer school student in an approved course or program of study at an approved post-secondary educational institution in Canada;
Applies to the Fund for the first time before the age of 27 if they are a surviving child; however, depending on the circumstances, a first-time applicant over 27 years of age may be considered on a case by case basis;
Has not, at the time of the first application, already been awarded a bachelor’s degree;
Provides evidence satisfactory to the Fund that:
a. He / she is the child of a police or peace officer slain in the ‘line of duty’;
b. He / she has been admitted to an approved course or program of study (for which a scholarship is being sought) at an approved post-secondary educational institution; and
c. He / she meets the other requirements of the eligibility criteria;
d. Provides proof of satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the post-secondary institution where he/she is enrolled) in order to continue receiving the scholarship for each subsequent semester or term. Consideration may be given, under extenuating circumstances, for unsatisfactory academic progress in assessing the continuation of a scholarship for a subsequent semester or term.