The Rock Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund

We are proud to announce the renaming of our Scholarship Fund – Rock Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund!

First it is to encourage educational aspirations of students. Second, it is to help students develop skills that are consistent with lifelong learning principles and continuing professional development. And finally, it is to align the student’s personal goals with the Club’s strategies for widening neighbourhood participation in higher education.

  • this Scholarship Selection Committee together with recommendations for its enhancement (within the purposes for which it is established) shall be made to the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough Board of Directors.
  • The Scholarship Selection Committee and the designation of its chairperson will be the sole responsibility of the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough Board of Directors.
  • The Scholarship Selection Committee shall consist of at least 5 members (2 youth, 1 resident and 2 Board members).
  • The Rock Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund becomes effective as of this date: September 8, 2014.

Conflict of Interest Guidelines

The Boys and Girls Club’s scholarship selection process is designed to avoid instances where potential conflicts of interest may arise, or situations where undue influence could be employed for the advantage of any scholarship applicant (“Applicant”).

A conflict of interest exists whenever a Scholarship Selection Committee member’s personal, professional, commercial, or financial interests or activities outside of the committee has the possibility – whether potential, real, or perceived – of (i) compromising the committee member’s judgment, (ii) biasing the nature or direction of selection of a scholarship recipient, (iii) influencing the committee member’s decision or behaviour with respect to selection of a scholarship recipient, or (iv) resulting in personal or a family member’s gain or advancement at the expense of the organization.

Any committee member who may have a potential conflict of interest with any applicant is required to announce that conflict of interest and excuse him or herself from the discussion and vote.  Furthermore, a scholarship application candidate must (1) disclose his or her interest and (2) withdraw from the discussion and (3) abstain from voting on the selection of him or herself as a scholarship recipient.

A note about application deadlines:

The Rock Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund application forms must be completed by the applicant and submitted to by Friday April 21st and October 23.

To find out more about The Rock Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund or to obtain applications, please visit our website: www.esbgc.org/scholarships or our reception at 100 Galloway Road.

Click here for the Application form.