GHCHF's Diversity Scholarship Program

Launched in 2012

Previous Recipients

How It Works

In 2012, the Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation (GHCHF) launched the GHCHF Diversity Scholarship Program.

The program is for people living in GHCHF member housing co-ops and who will be attending a publicly funded Canadian University, College or working towards a certified apprenticeship in a trade. An important element of the scholarship is the strong commitment to diversity shown by the applicants in their communities. Students are awarded their scholarships largely based on their community involvement in their schools, co-op communities and in a variety of community-based organizations.

Students entering first year of university or college could receive up to $5,000 spread over the years of their program. Students presently enrolled in college, university, or an apprenticeship will be eligible for pro-rated scholarships.

The Scholarship Program hopes to bring together business and community sponsors to ensure that young people have an opportunity to pursue educational opportunities.

Our Goal

The purpose of the GHCHF Diversity Scholarship is to recognize people living in co-ops who are actively promoting diversity through work within their community. We want to help them with their post-secondary education by providing them with award money, credit counseling and employment services.

The Scholarship

We will offer scholarships to students who are just graduating from high school, or are currently enrolled in post-secondary education, or are returning to school or after a break to complete an undergraduate program


Applicants must:

  • Live in a GHCHF member co-op and graduating from an Ontario secondary school

  • Plan to attend a recognized, publicly funded, Canadian, post-secondary education institution on a full-time basis in the upcoming year

  • Play a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or local community
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Agree to attend the annual GHCHF Diversity Scholarship Presentation

  • Agree to have their photograph taken if they are interviewed

Applications will be accepted for the 2023 program beginning April 1st, 2023