The Nav Ghali Memorial Scholarship honours Nav, his innate ability to connect with everyone he came across, and his drive to better himself and the community around him.

Nav was a son, father, husband and a well-rounded family man. He valued education and athletics, and his love for comedy was evident through his great sense of humor. Nav made a lasting impression with people while pursuing his undergrad and Masters, and even while volunteering. He was the type of guy that you could always count on, no matter what the situation was!

This Scholarship recognizes a well-rounded student who embodies the best qualities of Nav. It is for individuals who not only focus on academics and sport, but are also engaged within their school student body. They are seen as a leader, someone who connects with all walks of the student body, and who truly makes the world around them a better place!


Family and friends of Nav Ghali

Where Tenable

Forest Lawn High School, Jack James High School, James Fowler High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, and Nelson Mandela High School 

Field of Study



Minimum $1,000


Minimum of 2 


Open to students registered in grade 12 at Forest Lawn High School, Jack James High School, James Fowler High School, Lester B. Pearson High School or Nelson Mandela High School who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have marks sufficient for entrance into their chosen program of post-secondary study. Applicants should be well-rounded students who have demonstrated leadership within their community and have contributed through volunteerism and/or participation in athletics and other school clubs or extra-curricular activities. 

Applicants are required to submit a short video (maximum 5 minutes) sharing their story and outlining: 

  1. Challenges they have overcome, why they feel they are deserving of the scholarship and how they embody the qualities of Nav Ghali
  2. How they have positively contributed to/impacted their school community
  3. Their plans for the future and how this scholarship will help them achieve their goals

Selection will be based on the video and contribution to/engagement in the applicant’s school community. 


Online application available at Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

Selection & Payment

Recipients will be notified by September. Selection will be made by a committee consisting of the donor or their representative and a representative from EducationMatters, with input from school staff if needed. To claim the award, within one (1) year of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least 2 years duration including vocational, apprenticeship, trades, technical or post-secondary institutions. Payment will be made to the post-secondary institution.


May 30