Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

Deadline:  January 15, 2021

FCM’s scholarship program for secondary school students began in 2010. There are five awards of $1000, each, with one award to be presented in each of the five regions of Canada (British Columbia, The Prairies and Territories, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada).

The scholarship is open to female students enrolled in any year of study in secondary school and who are contributing to their school’s leadership team or student council.


Amount of Scholarship

One (1) scholarship of $1,000, to be awarded in each of the following regions:

  • British Columbia
  • Prairies and Territories
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada


The scholarship is open to female Canadian citizens currently enrolled in any year of study at a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP.


Your submission must include the following elements.

  • In a 3 min video, tell us how you contribute to school activities related to student council or leadership.
  • Provide a written document with answers to the following questions. Each answer should be 300 words or less.
    • How do you contribute to your school’s leadership?
    • How are you engaged in community activities?
    • Why is it important for women to participate in politics?

Note that FCM will keep all applications meeting eligibility criteria on file for future consideration.  Video entries may be used to promote FCM’s scholarship and awards program. Candidates will be notified prior to use of the video.


Two written references are required:

  • One (1) personal reference (i.e. friend or relative)
  • One (1) academic reference (i.e. teacher or principal)


January 15, 2021

Please include contact information (full name, home address, email, phone number). Applications containing incomplete contact information will not be considered.