Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in each of the five regions of Canada:

  • British Columbia
  • The Prairies and Territories
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada


  • The scholarship is open only to young women students who are enrolled in a Canadian secondary school.
  • The student can be in any year of study in secondary school.
  • Applicants should be students who are making a contribution to their school’s leadership teams or student councils.


Your submission must include the following elements.

  • In a cover letter, please answer the following questions: 
    1. Tell us how you have been involved in school activities related to student council or leadership activities (100 words)
    2. What is the value and/or benefits to society of having women in politics? (350 words)
    3. According to you, how can we increase women’s participation in local government? (350 words)
  • References
    Two written references are required:

    • One (1) from a personal friend or relative, and
    • One (1) from a school instructor.
  • (Facultative) We also encourage you to submit a summary of your application in a 2-min video
    • Length: Maximum of 2 minutes per video, in the official language of your choice (English or French)
    • Guiding questions: See the essay questions above
    • Please film in landscape mode and HD format: If filmed with smartphone, please make sure that the smartphone is in horizontal position
    • Send us your final through Your file should be named as follows: Last Name-First Name_YourHighSchoolGrade, i.e.: AAAA-BBBB_1


December 15, 2017

Please send your writing submissions by email at to the attention of the Women in Local Government Project Officer, Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government.

Please send your video (facultative) to through