The Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship for Colleges is a program of The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, and is sponsored by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. It is designed to identify, recognize and reward well-rounded high school students and adults who intend to undertake full-time study in a two or three year program leading to a diploma one of our participating colleges. Since the program’s inception in 1998, the GWMSC has developed into one of the country’s largest open awards programs, and is the only scholarship program open exclusively to community-college bound students.

About The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation

Founded in 1988, The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundationsupports students who combine academic promise with character, leadership potential and a commitment to their community. CMSF operates two scholarship programs – the CMSF Awards for university-bound students and the GWMSC Awards for college-bound students. The CMSF’s extensive mentoring and advising system encourages Scholars to grasp opportunities that will offer the best expression and development of their skills, particularly in service to their communities.

About The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a private Canadian foundation associated with the Weston group of companies. The Foundation directs its funds primarily to education and the environment. The Foundation’s major current initiatives are focused in the areas of scholarships, in partnership with The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, and of land conservation, through The Nature Conservancy of Canada.