Student Voice Champion Scholarship

Student voice is a fundamental part of the FCSS-FESC's work and we believe strongly in recognising those students who help further student voice in their schools, communities, provinces, and right across Canada.


Academic Merit Scholarship - $10,000 / 4 years

The Academic Merit Scholarship is tenable at any Canadian public university or college in instalments of $2,500 per academic year for four years, and recognises students who excel in academic pursuits within school and beyond.

Applicants must:

  1. Have a cumulative average of 90% in all courses; and
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to student voice.

Community Service Scholarship - $10,000 / 4 years

The Community Service Scholarship is tenable at any Canadian public university or college in instalments of $2,500 per academic year for four years, and recognises students who volunteer and support their communities.

Applicants must:

  1. Have a cumulative average of 60% in all courses; 
  2. Have an outstanding record of community service; and
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to student voice.

Online application

Applications open February 1 to April 1, 2018


+ Past Recipients

Fall 2017

Cynthia Francis | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Academic Merit Scholarship

Meena Rahmani | Calgary, Alberta | Community Service Scholarship

+ What is Student Voice?

Student Voice in its most basic form is the assurance that the beliefs, opinions, and concerns of students will be considered by those in a position to make decisions within education, including teachers, school administrators, the Board of Education, and the provincial/territorial Ministry of Education. Any student who has made an impact to help further their own voice in the education system or the voices of others is eligible to apply to the Student Voice Champion Scholarships. This could include establishment of a club to include marginalised students, working with a local school board to enact a change in policy, or taking steps to address other areas in education that the student believes to be important.

+ Scholarship Timeline

  1. February 1 to April 1: Call for applications and open submission period
  2. April 1 to May 1: Reference checks and verification of academic standing
  3. May 2 to May 22: Deliberations by the committee and formal review of candidate submissions
  4. May 23: All candidates will be informed via electronic mail of the status of their application

+ Eligibility Criteria

All candidates for a SVC Scholarship must:

  1. Be citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  2. Be in their last year of secondary study (i.e., grade 12, 13, or final year of CÉGEP)
  3. Be enrolled in any secondary school in their province or territory of residence, except for those excluded under sec. 3.1
  4. Plan to enter an accredited public university or college in Canada in the coming year
  5. Never have been a Class A Member of the Federation
  6. Meet the minimum academic requirements of the scholarship to which they are applying
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to furthering student voice

+ Scholarship Judging

The Standing Committee on Scholarships and Awards of the FCSS-FESC is responsible for judging each application on its merits and the details contained therein. Scholarships are awarded by decision of the Committee with no opportunity for appeal by applicants. The committee shall be composed of the following individuals:

  1. Chairperson of the Board of Directors
  2. Secretary of the Privy Council
  3. Executive Director
  4. Chief Communications Officer
  5. Chief Operations Officer
  6. Chief Financial Officer
  7. Chief Design Officer