Marc Dexter Memorial Scholarship
The application process for 2022 is now closed. Thank you to everyone that applied!
Marc Dexter, a long-time volunteer with St. John Ambulance and former Board Chair was a remarkable colleague and mentor. Marc always put his family and friends before himself. Not only was Marc an ambassador for St. John Ambulance, but he was also a distinguished member of the commercial real estate industry. Marc carried himself with a high level of integrity and fairness to all. The SJA Peel Dufferin Branch Board of Directors is proud to continue the Marc Dexter Memorial Scholarship to honour his legacy.
The annual Marc Dexter Memorial Scholarship (2) valued at $1,500 each will be awarded to a total of two student volunteers who are currently in or will be going on to post-secondary education. A committee comprised of members of the Peel Branch St. John Ambulance Board and others, who may be assigned by the Board, will select the two successful applicants.
Who Should Apply?
The Marc Dexter Memorial Scholarship reflects strength of character; a trait Marc exemplified throughout his life. The Scholarship Committee is looking for active SJA volunteers who demonstrate character as shown in their volunteering and community work. Unlike other scholarships which have a key focus on academic achievements, this scholarship is open to any volunteer who is actively involved with SJA and a current student; mature students are also welcome.
An applicant must currently be an active volunteer and have accumulated a minimum of 100 volunteer hours with SJA Peel Dufferin at the time of application. *Applicants who have not met the hours requirements due to the pandemic are encouraged to still apply for the scholarship.
A student must be in their final year of high school (grade 12) and going to pursue post-secondary education in September 2022 in a health related program at a university or college (Examples include but are not limited to: Health Science, Life Science, Pharmacology, Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Personal Support Worker, Medical Therapy, Health Information Management, Biomedical Engineering, etc.) OR a student must currently be in the non-final year of a university or college program.
Past recipients of the Marc Dexter Memorial Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
Complete applications are to be submitted and received no later than 5:00pm on September 11, 2022 in order to be eligible for the Scholarship. All documentation must be submitted in PDF format to the Peel branch office and incomplete/late applications will not be evaluated.
Eligible volunteers must submit the following components (via email to [email protected] in PDF form). The application process for 2022 is now closed.
- Personal essay (maximum 500 words) written by the volunteer and incorporating how has volunteering at St. John Ambulance impacted you personally. Please also tell us the area where you are volunteering.
- Reference (1) is to be supplied. The reference should be in the form of a letter from EITHER a school teacher/principal/guidance counsellor OR a community representative or who can comment on your personal qualities. Letters must be written on official letterhead paper.
The Selection Committee will consist of the standing Scholarship Committee; three current Board members. Rotating in on an annual basis will be two volunteer leaders who work with the youth program.
Please note that the scholarship award is conditional upon receiving a copy of university acceptance or documentation of enrolment.