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Queen Elizabeth Scholarships


City of London Queen Elizabeth Scholarships

Sponsored by the Corporation of the City of London, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarships were established in 1981 to recognize academic excellence among graduating London high school students pursuing post-secondary education.

Selection Process

  • two Queen Elizabeth Scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 each, shall be granted by the City of London in each school year, for admission to any University or College, to the two students with the highest scholastic achievement, subject to the approved budget;
  • applications for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship shall be completed and returned to the Thames Valley District School Board or the London District Catholic School Board prior to July in any year;
  • the Director of Education of the Thames Valley District School Board (or their delegate) and the Director of Education of the London District Catholic School Board (or their delegate) shall meet in the first week of July of each year, for the purpose of determining the names of the applicant students who meet the terms of the Scholarship, and the names of three alternate applicant students, in order of merit; such names to be submitted to the appropriate Standing Committee of City Council for consideration at the first meeting in July after the first week in July, of the appropriate Standing Committee;
  • the appropriate Standing Committee shall recommend the names of the annual recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to City Council for consideration at its first meeting after the successful applicants have been determined by the said Standing Committee;
  • the Council-approved recipients shall be invited to the last City Council meeting in August to receive a certificate presented by the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, stating they have been awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in the current year;
  • the City Clerk shall arrange for the payment of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship in a manner which is mutually acceptable to the City and the recipient.

Selection Criteria

  1. Achievement will be based on the average of the student's best six subjects in their graduating year, carried to two decimal points.
  2. The students must meet any one of the following criteria:
  • has lived in the City of London for at least three years and has attended a secondary school within the City of London for their three final years of secondary school education; or
  • has lived in the City of London for at least three years and has attended a secondary school outside the limits of the City of London for their final three years of secondary school education, provided the Thames Valley District School Board or the London District Catholic School Board has paid for their attendance at such school; or
  • has resided outside the limits of the City of London and has attended a secondary school within the City of London for their three final years of secondary school education, provided their parents or guardians either own or rent property within the City of London.
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