|There are three types of funding assistance available. Jump to each section for the details and the application process.
- Founders Fund - (one type of funding)
- Essay Award & Scholarship Program - (two types of funding)
2012 marks the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Friends Historical
Association. The inaugural meeting of the Association was on August 19, 1972 during
the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends at Pickering College.
believe that the organization of the Canadian Friends Historical Association is a
new step in the life of Quakerism in Canada. We hope that it will provide more
complete records of the history of the past and of history in the making, and
thus supply source material and inspiration for further study of Quakerism in
Noting the creation of the Association, Arthur Dorland, the author of The Quakers in
Canada: A History, who was named honorary chairman, wrote “The idea is an excellent
one. You will have my moral support.” Since 1972, many individuals have sustained the
Association through its long and rich history. At the 2012 AGM, Andrew
Brink, Kathleen Schmitz-Hertzberg, Norman Jolly and Jane Zavitz Bond
were recognized as "individuals who made significant contributions to
the founding of the association and/or sustained contributions to
achieving its mission." At the 2013 AGM, Peter Brock, Sandra Fuller,
Fred Haslam, David Holden, David Newlands, Grace Pincoe, Albert
Schrauwers and Elma Starr were added to this list of founders.
With the decline or passing of many of the founders of the Association, it is fitting and
proper that we honor them along with the fortieth anniversary of the Association with the
creation of the Founders’ Fund.
The Founders’ Fund provides financial support.
Consistent with the Mission of the Canadian Friends Historical Association, the
Founders’ Fund provides financial support to individuals and organizations as they work
to preserve, document and communicate the history, heritage and faith of Friends in
For more information about the Fund, or to apply, please consult the Founders’ Fund
Fact Sheet and Application form (pdf version). It is recommended that applicants use this Word version of the Application as their template. Just type in your material for each section and send it via email.
|2. ESSAY & SCHOLARSHIP
CFHA Student Essay Award and Scholarship Program Initiated
Ref: CFHA 2016 MH Winter Scholarship Initiative 04 Third 2016
During the CFHA 2015 AGM
members present approved the initiation of a student scholarship
program during the current year. The purpose of the program is to
promote awareness of CFHA and local meetings among students, to
facilitate student interest and research related to Canadian Quaker
history. and to create additional content for he CFHA publications The
Meetinghouse and the Canadian Quaker History Journal. The first awards
are intended to take place in the 2016/2017 CFHA membership year. All
CFHA members, including individuals, meetings and subscribing
organizations such as museums, archives and libraries are asked to
promote awareness of this program among local Young Adult Friends,
local high schools and the general public as appropriate. CFHA will
directly contact the applicable departments of selected universities
and post-secondary institutions.
One CFHA student essay
scholarship is available to junior high school students (Grades 9-10)
in the amount of $200, and one award is available to senior high school
students (Grades 11-12) in the amount of $300. In addition, one
scholarship in the amount of $1500 per year for each of two years is
available to be awarded to a university student who is undertaking a
program in relevant Canadian Quaker research.
The criteria which will be
applied for evaluating student essays includes the clarity of the
thesis, the clarity of the overall paper, and the evidence of personal
research support. The topic should further the understanding of
the experience and contribution of the Quakers in Canada. There is no
maximum essay length, but junior high school essays should be at least
1000 words in length, those of senior high school students a minimum of
1500 words. Submission of artistic or creative works on a Quaker theme
are welcome in lieu of an essay provided that the subject matter and
content provide an historically accurate depiction of an actual
Canadian Quaker event, family, or chronicle etc.
Applicants for the university
student scholarship need to submit a detailed outline of their proposed
research topic and details of their university enrolment and degree
program being pursued. The student receiving the scholarship needs to
show evidence that he/she is making progress toward the completion of a
research article, and will need to submit the completed paper in order
to receive the complete scholarship amount. It is intended that the
completed paper will be provided to CFHA for publication consideration
in the Canadian Quaker History Journal or other CFHA publication. CFHA
publications are typically posted to the freely accessible CFHA website
at some time.
instructions and application forms may be downloaded from the three
links below. Or one can request copies via an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or a hard copy requested by mail. Questions may
be directed to Donna Moore at the above email address.
- Scholarship and Essay style guide
- Scholarship application form
- Essay application form