May Court Scholarship Program

Since 1962, The May Court Club of Oakville has proudly supported Oakville youth with their post-secondary education dreams by awarding over $1.4 million!

Our scholarship program is open to all students attending a public funded high school in Oakville pursuing a postsecondary institution in Canada. Including degrees, diplomas and apprenticeships. While we do ask students to submit their marks, our program is not marks-based.

Criteria for Eligibility

May Court considers providing funds to students who meet the following criteria:
• Attends a public funded high-school in Oakville.
• Demonstrates high financial need.
• Through volunteering, demonstrates a solid commitment to their school and/or community at large. Successful
applicants typically surpass the mandatory provincial requirement of 40 hours of volunteer service.
• Accepted into the eligible program of their choice.

Interviews

We interview selected candidates. Interviews take place in person or virtually.

Renewable Scholarships

Subject to available funds, past recipients of a May Court Scholarship can re-apply for funds each year of their program. Unfortunately, we cannot grant funds to students who transfer from the program listed on their initial application.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The May Court Club of Oakville’s Scholarship program has partnered with the Oakville Community Foundation’s
Educational Hub. First-time applicants and Past Recipients of a May Court Scholarship can access our online
applications by clicking on this link:

www.awardshub.ca (applications become live typically around Feb. 1st)

APPLICATION DEADLINES: We are unable to accept applications that are submitted late.

High School Applicants – – Due Date is April 28, 2022

Past Recipient Application – Due Date is March 28, 2022

Please direct any questions by emailing: scholarships@maycourt.ca 

MAY COURT SCHOLARSHIP DONOR PROGRAM

The pandemic has made fundraising more challenging. While we have become more creative in our efforts to fundraise in non-traditional methods, the challenges remain. The most difficult part of this program is not being able to help everyone. To help address some of our fundraising challenges, we are expanding our Scholarship Donor Program. Over the years, our past recipients have come back to us to share their incredible journeys of success & offer to pay it forward in any way they can. Their stories inspire us to keep doing the work. We believe they will inspire you too. If you are interested in becoming a donor or wish to learn more about our program, please email us at scholarships@maycourt.ca

We want to thank the following donors for their continued support:

The Goddard Group Foundation – Supporter Since 2008

Walton Family FoundationSupporter Since 2012

Donor Testimonials

“The May Court Scholarship Program has opened new doors to help our most vulnerable students. Having met some of the recipients, we know these students greatly appreciate this assistance. We are grateful to The May Court Club of Oakville for its dedication to reaching students who may otherwise be missed. As a family, we value long-term investment in the future of our youth. We are very proud to be a contributor to this inspiring program.”
– Walton Family Foundation

Student Testimonials

“I want to thank you for supporting my education journey over the past few years; thanks to you, I am now graduating from Management Engineering at uWaterloo this spring! I am now financially secure, and I would love that you kindly give this scholarship to someone else who needs it more than me. Thank you once again for really supporting me! I have interacted with your team on many occasions in the past and everyone has been so wonderful and really cares about their recipients from their heart. I am very grateful for your team!”  Nancy

  “For the first time in the past four years, this January – I feel secure. I have a great job at Navigator Ltd. I feel like I have truly begun a new chapter in my life. I cannot thank May Court enough for its contribution to this    journey. In future years, when I am more established in my career, I hope to donate to the May Court Club to keep scholarships going for future generations of leaders. In the interim, I want to offer myself as a mentor to any current   students.” Zeus

Contact Scholarship Program

Please email us at scholarships@maycourt.ca

MAY COURT PUPPETEER PROGRAM

Our Puppeteers have been educating elementary students in the Oakville/Burlington area for over 30 years. Topics range from street safety to bullying. Our current show “What Would You Do?” arms students with strategies to deal with many types of bullying, including one of the most troubling forms of bullying : cyber bullying. This show has received interest from The Family Channel and City TV News Toronto, as well as acknowledgement from the House of Commons. Our FREE program reaches 2000 plus students each year.

  • November 27, 2013 – Our Puppet Show was featured in OAKVILLE.COM – read about our celebrated puppet show and view photos of our puppeteers and puppets – Click here.
  • May 29, 2013 – watch CITY NEWS TORONTO Videographer Audra Brown’s segment on the May Court Club of Oakville using puppetry to teach children about anti-bulling – view by
    clicking
    here.

Thank You to our Puppeteer Program Sponsor!

(The Old Spaghetti Factory) – Supporter Since 2016

MAY COURT LUNCH BOX PROGRAM 

Our Lunch Box Program has been in operation since 1989, one of the first of its kind. Over the years, we worked our way to delivering nutritious snacks to over 44 schools in Oakville and Burlington. In 2015, May Court initiated an Ad Hoc Committee to research the needs of schools today, and to learn where duplication of other nutritional programs occurred. For the first time, a round table of nutritional program leaders along with the Halton School Board and Oakville Community Foundation came together. The meeting was welcomed and enlightening. Decisions and new relationships were formed. All programs benefited in serving the needs of our students, without duplication or waste. For May Court, we moved toward continuing to service only the schools that were being under-served (approx. 20 schools). May Court will continue to develop other programs where students are being under-served nutritionally.

MAY COURT SERVICE PLACEMENTS

May Court loves to build relationships with other community organizations looking for volunteers to help them run their day to day operations.

Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House:  May Court Club volunteers serve in a variety of roles at Birmingham Gilgan House, such as answering phones, pick up and drive Wellspring clients to their appointments, and more.  This “home-like” location for clients with Cancer is a warm & happy place.

Wyndham Manor Seniors Program:  May Court volunteers spend time with Wyndham Manor residents with activities such as reading, playing board games or simply having a conversation.

Food 4 Kids:  After our round table discussions on nutrition programs in schools, May Court learned that the fabulous Food 4 Kids program was looking for help.  So now, May Court volunteers spend time helping them pack up nutritious food & produce that gets delivered to children who struggle to be fed over the weekend. Every Friday targeted students are given a bag filled with enough food to help feed the family over the weekend. May Court also continues to financially support this program as well.

YOU CAN HELP!

If you are interested in supporting any of our programs through sponsorship or donation, please contact our  (Sponsorship Director) and let’s start a discussion!  Thank you!