OSSTF/FEESO supports life-long learning

Every year OSSTF/FEESO offers fellowships and grants to members to assist with their educational endeavours. The following are the recipients for the 2020–2021 academic year.

The recipients of the S. Hunter Henry Grant are Rebecca Kahilu—District 32, Centre-Sud-Ouest de l’Ontario; Jessica Janssens—District 27, Limestone; Amanda Pileggi—District 24, Waterloo; Manon Gagnon—District 32, Centre-Sud-Ouest de l’Ontario; Nanci Henderson—District 24, Waterloo; Nicole McCallum—District 20, Halton and Beenish Akbar—District 20, Halton. The S. Hunter Henry Grant assists members in their studies at a university or college of their choice.

This year’s recipient of the I.M. (Brick) Robb Fellowship is Jenny Kassen—District 11, Thames Valley. This fellowship assists members with doctoral studies at a university of their choice.

Rachelle Bergen—District 30, PSAT has been awarded the Dr. S.G.B. Robinson Travelling Grant; a grant that allows members to travel for the purpose of serving education.

The recipients for the J.W. Ansley Grant are Susan Hemstreet—District 25, Ottawa-Carleton and Janelle Abela—District 9, Greater Essex. This grant is designed to assist/support OSSTF/FEESO members’ research projects of a practical nature which are currently topical and the results of which will primarily benefit the classroom practitioner and/or educational programs or curriculum.

There were no recipients for the Educational Enhancement Grant this year. The Educational Enhancement Grant assists members with their studies leading to a first undergraduate degree/diploma/certificate at a university or community college of their choice, or in gaining a secondary school diploma from a publicly-funded secondary school.

OSSTF/FEESO congratulates all of the applicants and wishes them success in their studies. Application forms and other criteria concerning these fellowships and grants are available here. The OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee Scholarships & Awards Work Group administers the fellowships and grants.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2021 for the 2021–2022 academic year. Please direct your questions regarding these fellowships and grants to Rob Dubyk at the Provincial Office, 416-751-8300 or 1-800-267-7867 or email rob.dubyk@osstf.ca.

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