BGC Ottawa Scholarships

BGC Ottawa Scholarship Program

BGC Ottawa, with generous donor support, provides over $30,000 in academic assistance each year to many deserving young students.

Awards are available to current or past BGC Ottawa Club Members and volunteers (min. duration of 3 months attendance), who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies and are under the age of 24 years old.

The BGC Ottawa Scholarship Program is intended to recognize youth for their community effort, involvement and participation with the Club, academic success, and financial need.

In 2021, 18 Members received scholarships.

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BGC Ottawa Scholarships

Adnan Sakr ($1,000 for 1 year)

Created in loving memory of Adnan Sakr, an architect who had a passion for helping people. This scholarship recognizes and supports an outstanding young person in the BGC community that demonstrates initiative, strong leadership, and community involvement. 

All applicants will be considered; however, priority will be given to youth who wish to pursue a career in design, architecture, or engineering. 

Alwyn Birch ($2,000 for 1 year)

This scholarship was created in loving memory of Alwyn Richard Birch to recognize an outstanding young person who contributes to their community and demonstrates strong leadership skills and initiative amongst peers.

The scholarship is awarded on the following criteria: high academic achievement, financial need, and/or recognized contribution(s) in the community.

Bob Carroll Memorial ($500 for 1 year)

This scholarship is intended to provide support for individuals entering their first year of College or University who demonstrate financial need.

CIBC Wood Gundy- in honour of Steve & Janet Gallant ($2500 for 1 year)

This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of CIBC Wood Gundy in honour of Steve and Janet Gallant’s long standing support, as well as Steve’s role as founding member, chair, and committee member of the Ringside for Youth for 25 years. 

This award is open to Members entering their first year of post-secondary education who demonstrate financial need and community involvement through volunteering.

Charles King Scholarship ($4,000 over 4 years)

Charles mentored many young people and took every opportunity to help others in his community. He also co-founded the Hill Charity Golf Classic, a event dedicated to raising funds for BGC Ottawa over 20 years ago.

This scholarship was established to honour his legacy and support local youth for post-secondary education opportunities.

Ellen Elizabeth Heath ($2,500 over 2 years)

This scholarship is intended to provide support for individuals with a financial need pursuing their studies at an accredited institution (college, university, trade school, or community college).

Hazel Patterson ($1,000 for 1 year)

These awards are available to three (3) female (female identifying person) Members to pursue their post-secondary studies for one year in areas such as, but not limited to, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Finance, Law, Business, Marketing, and Communications.

Jack Meadows Memorial ($5,000 over 2 years)

This scholarship is intended to provide support for individuals entering their first year of College or University who demonstrate financial need.

Vince & Linda Bevan ($5, 000 over 2 years)

Police Chief Vince Bevan retired in early 2007. In his honour (along with his wife Linda), a retirement dinner was organized. From this dinner, a scholarship was established to recognize the Bevans and their contribution to the community. Recipients will receive funding over two years.

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