In recognition of the importance of youth to the future of our community, the Town of Richmond Hill has developed the Ann Gold Community Spirit Scholarship Program. The purpose of this annual program is to recognize graduating high school students who exemplify “community spirit” and to celebrate their achievements. “Community spirit” is defined as students who take pride in their community, actively participate in school life, volunteer within the Town and are role models for both their peers and younger students. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with the cost of post secondary education.
Five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be available for five (5) students who live in the Town of Richmond Hill and are in their last year of high school. These students may attend any high school, including those not located in Richmond Hill, but they must reside in the Town.
Eligible students are required to prepare a 500 word essay on what community spirt means to you and how you exemplify community spirt in your daily life. Include a cover letter with your name, contact information and the name of your high school.Educational Plan for 2013/2014
: Outline your plans for the 2013/2014 year including your intended area of study.List of Volunteer Activity
: List and describe the school and volunteer activities you partake in.Reference Letter:
Include a reference letter from an individual that can speak to how you demonstrate community spirt. Be sure to include the number of years you have known the reference and in what capacity you know them.
The deadline for applications is May 3, 2013.
How to Submit Your Application Package
Application packages can be submitted to Beth Zimmer, Outreach/Community Liaison Assistant:
By email to email@example.com; or
By mail to
Outreach/Community Liaison Assistant
Town of Richmond Hill
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Mayor's Office, 1st floor
Richmond Hill ON L4B 3P4
Applications received after May 3, 2013 will not be considered.