The EKO Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Empowered Kids Ontario Scholarship are now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted an application.

Empowered Kids Ontario announces the 2019 EKO Scholarship.

The EKO Scholarship Program empowers kids with special needs with awards of up to $1,000 to support them in reaching their education goals and career dreams.

The EKO Scholarship recognizes the personal triumphs of youth who tackle the responsibilities associated with rehabilitation services. Recipients have accomplished what their peers strive to do: succeed and pursue life’s challenges. The program is available to youth who have benefited from services and supports offered by one of Ontario’s 21 Children’s Treatment Centres, and who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and volunteerism in their community or in their extra-curricular activities.

Each award contributes to the cost of a college or university program, or a career training program. Awards of up to $1,000 are available to qualifying students.

The 2019 EKO Scholarship Program offers up to five awards. Applications for the EKO Scholarship have now closed.

Since 2011, Empowered Kids Ontario has invested $43,000 in education grants to students with special needs. Students who have received support through the EKO Scholarship Program have attended colleges and universities across Ontario, including University of Waterloo, St. Clair College, Laurentian University, York University, University of Ottawa, and Carleton University.