OFSAA Scholarships Deadlines Approaching Fast

April 3, 2019 by  
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2019 Coaching Excellence Awards Nominations

Association Reps,

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Coaching Excellence Awards.

The deadline is Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Please go to our website link here to find the Nomination Form.

For 2018-19, each region below is encouraged to select two nominations (male or female) for submission to the selection committee.

Male nominations to be received from:

Region 1 (North): NEOAA, NOSSA, NWOSSAA

Region 2 (Central): GBSSA, LOSSA, YRAA

Region 3 (East): COSSA, EOSSAA, NCSSAA

Female nominations to be received from:


Region 5 (South): GHAC, ROPSSAA, SOSSA

Region 6 (Metro): CISAA, TDCAA, TDSSAA

Please contact Denise Perrier, OFSAA’s Manager of Programs, if you have any questions at or (416) 426-7436.

Nominate Students & Coaches For Colin Hood Award By April 30

The Colin Hood Award is given out annually to one graduating male, one graduating female, and one coach in every school in the province who, throughout the their high school career, have been committed to the success of school sport at their school and within their Association. Schools have the opportunity to only select from only just one or two of the categories (female, male, coach) if they so choose.

Please take the time to recognize the important student-athletes and coaches that make school sport memorable.

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

For more information and to complete the online application form, please click here.

OFSAA Alumni Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching (April 15)

Teacher-coaches, athletic directors and student services staff are reminded and encouraged to make the information below available to qualified student-athletes. 

It is important to note that the deadline for the receipt of submissions is April 15, 2019.

Every year OFSAA awards scholarships to student-athletes from member associations on behalf of the OFSAA Alumni Association. These scholarships are generated from funds donated by friends of OFSAA by way of the Alumni Scholarship Fund. The successful student-athlete must be pursuing post-secondary education and must complete the entire application process. The number of scholarships awarded will be dependent upon the total amount of money raised from the Alumni and the number of successful applicants chosen by committee members.

This year, student-athletes from the following six (6) associations are eligible to apply for Alumni Scholarship Funds:


The specific criteria and the actual application form can be found on the OFSAA website located at

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jim Barbeau, OFSAA Sport Coordinator at

Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship

Brian Maxwell was a successful distance runner and entrepreneur, as co-founder of Power Bar with his wife Jennifer.  He attended Victoria Park Secondary School from 1968-72.  As a distance runner, basketball guard and wrestler at Victoria Park, Brian had a determined focus and dedication to be the best at his chosen sport. 

Brian excelled in Track & Field, long distance, and Cross-Country running.  He was an OFSAA champion and Canadian junior, juvenile and senior champion.  While on scholarship at University of Berkeley, Brian attained a degree in Architecture and Kinesiology.  He was the winner of many international marathons (third place in Boston Marathon and twice at Ottawa) and a member of the 1980 Canadian Olympic Marathon team.

Later in life he found out that a defective heart valve had been robbing him the entire time of an estimated one to three per cent of aerobic power.  This would have translated his best marathon at Seaside of 2:14.43 (fifth fastest ever Canadian) to a handicap of close to four minutes, thus making him a 2:10.43 marathoner (only Jerome Drayton was faster at 2:10.06).

Tragically, Brian suffered a heart attack in 2004 that took his life.

The Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to six student-athletes that will be continuing their post-secondary education at a Canadian College or University. Three males and three females will each be awarded a scholarship of $5,000. Preference shall be given to a student whose character is reflective of qualities that Brian Maxwell demonstrated in his life: honesty, integrity, compassion and an unwavering quest to accomplish the best they can, academically and athletically, while supporting his fellow team members.

Download the Application Form
Scholarship Recipients

Application Process

  • Teacher-coaches are encouraged to nominate one male and one female from each school.
  • Applications are submitted to the OFSAA office for distribution to committee. 
  • Application deadline is June 14, 2019.
  • Applications should be sent via email to
  • BMMS Directors will select a date for luncheon and scholarship winners are invited to attend ceremony along with two guests.

Selection Process

  • Applications are reviewed by an independent committee and the final selection is approved by the board of directors of the Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Fund.


  • Bursary and scholarship recipients must provide proof of enrolment for each semester prior to receiving their installment.
  • If for any reason, the recipient cannot attend school for that year they may request a suspension of the scholarship for one year upon approval from BMMS.
  • If this is not possible, the remaining scholarship is transferred to the next eligible recipient.

OFSAA Alumni Scholarship

Application and Selection Process

The OFSAA Alumni Scholarship Fund will be awarding $500- scholarships to deserving student-athletes from member schools from the following OFSAA member Associations in 2018 – 19: EOSSAA, LOSSA, ROPSSAA, SOSSA, TDSSAA & WOSSAA. 

Applications must be received by the OFSAA office on or before the deadline of April 15, 2019.  

Download the application form

Application Requirements

To apply for the OFSAA Alumni Scholarship the following must be submitted:

  • Completed application form (3 copies)
  • School transcript
  • Record of current marks
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or a teacher-coach at your present school outlining your contributions to the athletic program and to the school in general
  • One-page personal letter, outlining how you feel school sport has influenced your life, and why you feel you are deserving of the OFSAA Alumni Scholarship

Criteria for Selection

  • Attendance at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Participation in high school sport
  • Involvement in other areas of school and community activity
  • Attainment of an academic overall average of at least 80%
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or teacher/coach at the high school
  • Your personal letter

Process for Selection of Recipients

  • Applications sent to the six selected associations for distribution to their schools
  • Alumni Scholarship Applications received by the OFSAA office by April 15, 2019
  • Alumni Selection Committee reviews applications and selects recipients

Presentation of Scholarships

  • Recipients will receive a small plaque at the time of their graduation. The scholarship cheque will be sent in the fall upon proof of registration at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • All scholarship recipients will be profiled in the Bulletin and on OFSAA’s website


OFSAA Alumni Scholarship, 305 Milner Avenue, Suite 207,  Toronto, Ontario  M1B 3V4

Attn: Jim Barbeau

Character Athlete Award

Once a year, OFSAA awards the Character Athlete Award to two recipients (one male, one female) who embody OFSAA’s values of leadership, commitment, equity, respect and sportsmanship. Nominations for students in all grades will be accepted.

The Character Athletes will be profiled in our Bulletin magazine, on our website, and in our Enewsletter. They will also receive a $1000 grant from Jostens, and a commemorative plaque from OFSAA to recognize this accomplishment.

OFSAA Character Athlete nominations are due Monday, April 29, 2019

To nominate one of your student-athletes for the Character Athlete Award, please fill out the application form and submit it online.

Direct any questions to;

Pat Park, OFSAA Communications Coordinator

Please include as much information as possible about your student-athlete.  Specifically their school and community involvement, and how they exemplify OFSAA’s values.

Past Recipients

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