Associated Canadian Travellers Scholarship

History

The Associated Canadian Travellers service club has a rich history with deep roots in the city of Moose Jaw. In 1922, an idea that years before sprang from a chance meeting between three Western Canadian businessmen, turned into a formal organization. As such, two founding charters were issued – one of which was based out of Moose Jaw. From that time, the Associated Canadian Travellers (ACT) went from a Western Canadian membership of 500 in the 1930’s, to presently a North American organization with over 69,000 members. Since its inception over 90 years ago, ACT has worked diligently to make a difference in society, and directly impact each community in which a club exists. More recently, over the past 25 years the club has paid out funds in excess of one million dollars to various Saskatchewan charities. The likes of Crime Stoppers, Moose Jaw Union Hospital, Providence Place, and the Saskatchewan Lung Association have all benefitted greatly from ACT’s financial generosity. In keeping with its philanthropic mission, the Associated Canadian Travellers established a scholarship in 2013 to support a young person desiring to make a difference. The Associated Canadian Travellers Scholarship is awarded to a deserving graduate from a Moose Jaw high school pursuing a post-secondary program which supports working with individuals facing either cognitive or physical challenges.

Criteria

  • Must be a graduate during the current school year.
  • Recipient must be enrolled in a post-secondary program which focuses on helping people (i.e.- Program which supports working with individuals with a physical or cognitive challenge; program in the Health field; or program in Social Work field).
  • Displays commitment to community through volunteerism.

Special Considerations

There are no special considerations for this scholarship

Required Documentation

  • Must provide proof of acceptance into a recognized post-secondary institution.

Application Deadline

May 01