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Meridian’s Commitment to Communities 
Sean Jackson Scholarship

Are you a dedicated volunteer or innovative community organizer  entering post secondary education?

If so we want to hear from you, you could be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to help fund your education! 



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Scholarship Information

The scholarship will be awarded to one Ontario-based student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their community while achieving academic excellence. The Scholarship is open to secondary students entering any field of study who meet the following criteria:
  • The student must be an Ontario resident entering their first year of study at a Canadian college or university
  • The student must have achieved an academic average of 80 per cent or higher
  • The student must have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their community through volunteerism that demonstrates leadership and/or initiating innovative community projects
  • All applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2016
  • When saving your documents, please name them using the following conventions: Last Name, First Name, Document name (e.g. Smith, John, Application Form; Smith, John, Transcript; etc.)

Once the application form is completed, send it along with all supporting documents (including reference letters, and official transcripts) to scholarship@meridiancu.ca. Have questions? Email scholarship@meridiancu.ca for clarification.

The Meridian’s Commitment to Communities Sean Jackson Scholarship winner will be announced in August 2017.

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Oakville resident Julia Mogus was the inaugural recipient of the scholarship in 2015. Since the age of ten, Julia has volunteered more than 3,000 volunteer hours advocating for youth literacy.  A self-proclaimed “bookworm aficionado,” her passion for literacy led her to co-create Books With No Bounds which provides indigenous children and teens living in remote communities throughout Canada and around the world, with books donated by publishers, authors, schools, individuals and organizations. We'd like to sincerely thank all applicants for sharing their stories of supporting communities with us and also to congratulate Julia on receiving the scholarship.


This scholarship is named in tribute to Meridian’s former CEO, Sean Jackson. Sean served as Meridian’s CEO from 2005-2012 and led our organization towards tremendous growth. He was equally strong in supporting his community having volunteered countless hours to a variety of causes and being influential in the creation of the Niagara Community Foundation in his role as a founding director. Meridian has created this scholarship to honour Sean’s excellence in his role as CEO and as a community leader.