Interested in applying?
Start here!
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Do you attend one of our participating schools?

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Are you in grade

11 or 12?

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If you answered yes to both questions,

learn more about

the application

process.

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Brilliance is evenly distributed, opportunity is not. 

Students in Ontario from low income families are 3 times more likely to drop out of high school. We're here for those determined to beat the odds.
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The
Merit
Impact

Bursaries

97% of students

who receive a Merit Award proceed to post secondary school.

2,779

BURSARIES GRANTED

97%

GRADUATION RATE

$1.9M

DOLLARS DISTRIBUTED

3

SCHOOL BOARDS

82

HIGH SCHOOLS

Merit has ambitious goals to expand and deepen the Merit impact.

Partnerships  help make the transformational vision a reality.

Partnerships  

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Volunteering

As a volunteer-run organization, we're always looking for great people and organizations to mentor, fundraise and amplify our mission.

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Alumni Programs

Receiving a Merit Award is just the beginning! We have an ongoing commitment to cultivating the talent and potential of our recipients. 

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"Merit is a community that drives you to succeed- supporting not just a student but the potential opportunities that education affords".

Erica Winterhelt

Merit Award Recipient