What is The Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship?
The purpose of The Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher educational goals for individuals who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, have made a positive contribution to their school through involvement in extracurricular activities and have made significant contributions of time and energy to community service programmes.
The Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship is a long-term, ongoing initiative funded by The Miller Thomson Foundation. It annually awards one-year scholarships of approximately $3,000 to 100 recipients within Canada. The number of scholarships and the dollar amount is determined annually by the Foundation's Board of Governors. The Chair of the Board of Governors is Gary G. Campbell, Q.C..
- be attending a Canadian secondary school, planning on entering a Canadian post-secondary institution in the Fall to pursue a course of study within Canada leading to a degree or diploma from an accredited community college or university. Applicants must obtain a Secondary School Diploma.
- must be a Canadian citizen and/or a permanent resident of Canada.
- have maintained a minimum grade average of 87% in Grades 10, 11 and 12.
- must provide school transcripts for grades 10, 11, and in-progress Grade 12 grades.
- Quebec students should apply in their final year of CEGEP planning on attending a Canadian university.
What are the Selection Criteria?
In addition to the candidate's academic abilities, the Board of Governors will evaluate the candidate's contribution to their school and their community through their involvement in extracurricular activities. Contributions to the community may be demonstrated by involvement in local clubs, organizations and community activities.
Who is Miller Thomson?
Miller Thomson is a full service law firm, founded in 1957. The firm serves clients across Canada through offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and Montréal. Miller Thomson has a network of affiliates to serve clients throughout the world.
Why Has This Foundation Been Created?
Since Miller Thomson's inception over 56 years ago, one of the firm's core philosophies has been the active contribution of its lawyers to the well-being of the communities it serves, through support of public and social service programmes. The firm has created this Foundation with the main purpose of funding The Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship Programme. It represents the commitment of the firm to recognize and support the achievement of a post-secondary education by young people in Canada.
What is the Timing?
Each year the National Scholarship programme is launched on December 1st. All applications must be submitted on-line by March 1st, of each year. The Scholarship Recipients are notified via mail in late June of each year. As well, an announcement is placed in a national newspaper listing the scholarship recipients and this information is also listed on the Recipients List page.
How Does a Student Apply? (Important information, please read.)
Annually commencing on December 1st, students can submit their Application Form on-line via our website at www.millerthomson.com and link to MT Foundation, click on Application Form.
Students will be able to save their application form as a draft. NOTE: In order to save your application form as a draft, students must complete Section 1 of the application form. When students save the application form as a draft, they will then receive an e-mail from Miller Thomson with instructions on how to access their draft application. DO NOT START A 2nd APPLICATION, if you do you will be locked out of our database and no information will be saved. Be patient, depending on our website traffic it could take up to one hour to receive the confirmation e-mail. If you do not see the e-mail in your "in box", make sure you check your spam and/or junk mail.
When students submit their completed application form they will receive an e-mail confirming their submission with an "On-Line Confirmation Number". This On-Line Confirmation Number must be written on the envelope mailing in the student's supporting documents.
Miller Thomson Foundation Entrance Scholarships Supported at the Following Universities:
University of Alberta: The Miller Thomson Foundation, assisted by the University of Alberta, will be supporting five Miller Thomson Foundation Entrance Leadership Scholarships at the University of Alberta in the amount of $3,000.00 each. Any student proposing to attend the U of A should apply through the U of A Entrance Leadership Scholarship Competition http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca or contact email@example.com. This will not prevent students from applying through the Miller Thomson website, if students are uncertain of which school they plan to attend.
University of British Columbia: The Miller Thomson Foundation, assisted by the University of British Columbia, will be supporting eight Miller Thomson Foundation Entrance Leadership Scholarships at the University of British Columbia in the amount of $3,000.00 each. Any student proposing to attend the UBC should apply through the UBC awards website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This will not prevent students from applying through the Miller Thomson website, if students are uncertain of which school they plan to attend.
Wilfrid Laurier University: The Miller Thomson Foundation, assisted by Wilfrid Laurier University, will be supporting three Miller Thomson Foundation Entrance Leadership Scholarships at Wilfrid Laurier University in the amount of $3,000.00 each. Any student proposing to attend Wilfrid Laurier University should apply through the WLU awards website or contact email@example.com. This will not prevent students from applying through the Miller Thomson website, if students are uncertain of which school they plan to attend.
Any Other Questions?
If you have any questions or require further information about the National Scholarship Programme please contact Lesley A. Lawson, Executive Director, The Miller Thomson Foundation via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference, etc.) must be mailed to the address below on or before March 1st. NOTE: Students must write their On-Line Confirmation Number on the bottom left corner of the envelope. As well, please ensure that your Full Name and return address appear on the top left corner of the envelope.
Mail Supporting Documents to:
Mrs. Lesley A. Lawson
The Miller Thomson Foundation
P. O. Box 1011
Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
Contact InfoLesley Lawson