COPA Scholarship Fund

Are You Eligible For Our Scholarship?

2016 Scholarship Fund awards six outstanding students

Read below to view the 2016 winners’ biographies. Please note that biographies are presented in the student’s own language.

Our 2016 Winners

Scholarship Fund Application Process and Guidelines

The COPA Scholarship is available to students entering first or second year post-secondary studies and who work for or have worked for, OR whose parent/guardian/grandparent works for a COPA member company.


Applicants must read the full Criteria and Guidelines prior to completing the Application Form.

Submit electronic copies of the application form to

You must complete the form using the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Please direct inquiries to or 905-624-9462 ext. 223.

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About the Scholarship Fund

The COPA Scholarship is available to students entering first or second year post-secondary studies who work for or have worked for, or whose parent/guardian/grandparent works for a COPA member company. Download the full Criteria and Guidelines*

Funds for this scholarship are provided through cash donations from generous COPA members and through fundraising efforts at the annual COPA Golf Tournament and Stars Gala. A silent auction is held each year at the Stars Gala in support of the Fund and $10 from the sale of each golf registration also goes directly to the Fund.

In addition, a prize raffle is held at the tournament each year to raise additional dollars. The funds raised each year determine both the number of scholarships that will be awarded in the following academic year and the value of each scholarship.

The COPA Board of Directors and staff thank all those who have contributed to the Fund either through direct cash donations or by participating in fundraising initiatives at the COPA events.

Make a Donation

There are several ways to contribute to the COPA Scholarship Fund:

  • Corporate or personal cash donations (tax receipts provided)—make cheques payable to “COPA Scholarship Fund”

  • Fundscrip: use gift cards or eGift cards to make everyday purchases like gas and groceries and contribute to the Fund

  • Donate items to our Silent Auction table, held annually in November at the COPA Stars Gala

  • Register for the COPA Golf Tournament , $10 from every registration goes to the Fund

To find out more about how you can contribute to the Fund and support our industry students, email

Contribute to the COPA Scholarship Fund through FundScrip

FundScrip is a fundraising program that enables you to pay for your everyday purchases with gift cards or eGift cards.

A percentage of the cards that you purchase is then donated to the COPA Scholarship Fund by simply entering our Invitation Code (HRLW7E) when prompted during your FundScrip Registration.

This means that just by paying for your groceries and gas with gift cards or eGift cards you can easily generate $25 every month for your group – that’s $300 a year!

With a growing list of over 170 national retailers, FundScrip makes it easy to Order, Shop and Make a Difference!

  • It doesn't cost you anything extra
  • You don’t have to change where you shop or what you buy
  • Your everyday purchases add up to make a difference very quickly

If you want to read more about FundScrip, the Ordering Process or for Monthly Promotions, select one of the PDF’s to the right.

Thanks for considering FundScrip as a great way of contributing to the COPA Scholarship Fund.


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