“The Skipping Stone Foundation supports and empowers trans and gender diverse youth and their families by providing low-barrier access to social and community, mental health and medical services.

Our name originates from the idea that positive actions have a profound and far reaching impact like water ripples away from a skipping stone. In recognizing those acts, it is our hope that their example inspires those around them to do the same.”

Donor

Skipping Stone Foundation

Where Tenable

Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District

Field of Study

Unrestricted

Value

$250

Number

Up to 3 awards

Eligibility

Open to Grade 12 students who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma Applicants must identify as a member or ally of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Successful applicants are individuals who have made a positive impact in their community.

This contribution might be in the form of volunteering or community involvement, raising awareness or education, or directly improving and supporting the lives of LGBTQ2+ individuals around them.

Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter must be provided by a school official, employer or community-based organization. One letter may also be a personal recommendation if the applicant wishes.

Essay

Applicants are required to submit an original essay speaking to the nature of their impact on the LGBTQ2+ community and the effect that it has had on others and in their own lives.

The essay must be no more than 750 words in length.

Apply

Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. 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

Selection will be based on the essay, references and volunteerism. Recipients are selected in July and selection will be made by the Skipping Stone board of directors, including a representative from EducationMatters. All applicant contact information will remain confidential during the selection process.  To claim the award, within twelve (12) months of notification of the award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada of at least one year duration, or an eligible skilled trades or apprenticeship program. Payments are made to the post-secondary institution or program.

Deadline

May 30

To download a printable PDF of the terms of reference for this award click here.