Spiritual Warrior Application


3 awards in total - $2,000 each

Note: HopeSpring is no longer accepting Spiritual Warrior Scholarship applications for 2016.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants for the Spiritual Warrior Scholarship awards will have had an intimate encounter with cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend. They will be planning to attend their first year at a post secondary educational institution on a full-time basis (as defined by the institution). At the time of the application, they will be living, working or attending any secondary school in the region of Waterloo, or in the Upper Grand and Wellington District School Boards.

How are the Spiritual Warrior Scholarship winners selected?

All applications will be reviewed by a committee. Finalists may be asked to participate in an interview with the committee. The winners will be notified personally on or before June 10, 2016. A public announcement will be made and the scholarships awarded as soon as possible after verification that the winners are registered at a post-secondary institution.

Please read the application requirements carefully.
Failure to provide the necessary information could result in disqualification.

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete online application form
  • 1000 word essay
  • 2 signed reference letters
  • Copy of more recent transcript (not report card)

Essay Guidelines

Prepare an essay or personal story about your cancer experience. You may want to include some of the following:

  • your connection to cancer, whether personal or through a friend or family member
  • the impact this encounter had on your life at home, school and/or work
  • how you have responded to or coped with challenges you have encountered
  • efforts you may have undertaken to help others who encounter this disease
  • what you have discovered about yourself, your friends and/or your community that you believe others might learn from
  • qualities you have that capture the spirit of Dan Blasutti...creative, inspirational and/or community minded. Community could include your school community as well as the community at large

Your essay or story will not exceed 1000 words. Please submit in Word or RTF format.

Submit two signed personal reference letters written by people who know you and who are not family members: for example a teacher, coach, minister, family friend or employer. The letters should verify that your submission is accurate and provide additional insight and information about your life and how you responded to your encounter with cancer.

Include a copy of your most recent transcript.

Your application must be received by April 22, 2016

Any questions may be directed to Braden Speers at 519-742-4673 ext 104 or

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