COPA Scholarship Fund

Are You Eligible For Our Scholarship?

The 2017 Scholarship Fund awarded four students $1,000 each. Learn more about the 2017 recipients below.

The 2018 Scholarship Program will open in February.

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. The complete qualification criteria can be found in the 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. Funds are also raised through our partnership with Fundscrip.

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


Please ensure you read the full Criteria and Guidelines before applying to the the COPA Scholarship Fund.

If you have any questions regarding the COPA Scholarship Fund, you can reach us at or 905-624-9462 ext. 223.

2017 Scholarship Fund awards four outstanding students

Read below to view the 2017 winners’ biographies. Please note that biographies are presented in the student’s own language.

Our 2017 Winners


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