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Willis College offers a career-focused approach to adult education, enabling graduates to transition into careers in business, technology, and healthcare.  Over the years, this adult private career college has played a major role in seeing more than 150,000 graduates,   leading successful lives in Canadian communities and around the world.

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“A Soldier’s Hero”

Military Spouses Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: July 31st

Description of the Award

Willis College, a proudly Canadian and Ottawa-based organization, is Canada’s first regulated Career College. Willis College has an outstanding track record of partnering with employers that extends back to when we were formed in 1866.

Our model has been to deliver industry-led, job-ready talent in a short period of time within Canada’s cultural mosaic. Over the last 150 years, this best practice model has allowed Willis College to produce over 150,000 graduates locally, nationally and internationally.

With three campuses, Willis College offers many financial solutions for qualified students, a wide range of services and is home to Canada’s only Multivendor Cyber Security Academy. Students may take individual courses to upgrade their skills, or enroll in a full career diploma program that leads them to lucrative jobs in business, technology and healthcare.

“A Soldier’s Hero”: The Willis College Military Spouses Scholarship Program

As a part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, Willis College has created the ‘A Soldier’s Hero’ scholarship fund for Canadian military spouses (the Scholarship), valued at a total of $150,000. This was undertaken to recognize the significant role played by military spouses in supporting our troops at home and abroad and further empower them through education.

A total of six (6) Scholarships will be awarded annually over a consecutive six-year period (2016-2021) to qualified military spouses who require financial assistance to enroll in one of Willis College’s three campuses (Arnprior, Smith Falls or downtown Ottawa).

Each Scholarship will be valued up-to $25,000 and provides tuition, books, industry certification and industry lab costs for a one-year program starting in the fall semester.

Selection Process


Candidates who have fulfilled all admissions requirements to a Willis College training programme and who can provide proof of being the spouse of a member of the Canadian military will be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.

Method of Selection

The Selection Committee of the Board of Trustees will choose the successful candidates. The decision of the Selection Committee is final.

Method of Application

The completed application, with all the required information must be forwarded to:

Board of Trustees Selection Committee: Military Spouses Scholarship Program

c/o Willis College of Business, Technology, Healthcare

85 O’Connor Street

Ottawa, ON K1P 5M6

Email: scholarships@williscollege.com

Admission Status

The applicant must:

(i) Must be 19 years of age or over

(ii) Must successfully pass all entrance requirements

(iii) Provide proof of education, including all secondary or post-secondary transcripts

Award Presentation

The successful candidate will be presented with the award and a commemorative certificate at the A Soldier’s Hero Award Annual General Assembly.


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