The Frank Whitteker Memorial Scholarship

*Application links found below*

The Frank Whitteker Memorial Scholarship was created to help a Senior High School student accomplish their dream of attending post-secondary education.

Purpose of the Award

This award is meant to go to a student who has been affected by cancer. This may include:

  • currently battling cancer
  • being a cancer survivor
  • having a parent, guardian, or sibling who is currently fighting cancer
  • or has lost a parent, guardian, or sibling to cancer.


All graduating students within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board are eligible for this award.

The eligible student:

  • should have a minimum B+ average; 
  • intend on playing post-secondary sports and;
  • has been impacted personally by cancer;
  • must have confirmed attendance as an incoming undergraduate student at a fully accredited college or university in Ottawa, Ontario;
  • will provide subsequent documentation confirming their registration each year before funds are released.

Judging/Criteria for Selection of Winner

The applicant will be required to submit an essay (maximum 1000 words), along with three (3) references. Finalists will be contacted for a formal interview and the recipient will be selected based on several factors including, but not limited to, financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, personality, creativity, and a testimony to his or her eligibility for this scholarship. The scholarship committee will consist of a group of alumnae fighters from past Fight for the Cure events.


The Frank Whitteker Memorial Scholarship will provide one (1) annual award of $30,000, to be disbursed as $7500 annually for a period of four (4) years.

Application period: Monday, April 24th, 2023 – Friday, May 26th, 2023.

OCDSB Staff – Apply here on behalf of a student at your school.

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