ONPHA’s Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship supports Indigenous students living in non-profit housing in Ontario. Each scholarship winner receives $2,000 for use towards their post-secondary education costs, like tuition, books, technology and transportation.

Applications for 2021 are now closed


Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
  • must identify as an Indigenous person
  • must be living in non-profit housing* in Ontario during the school term
  • must be enrolled in a program at a recognized college, university or private trade school for the 2021-2022 school year, or program equivalent

*Non-profit housing is rental housing that is owned and operated by a non-profit organization, including community groups, faith groups, and local governments (cities, towns, or counties). Non-profit housing is sometimes referred to as social housing, public housing, community housing, or subsidized housing. If students are unsure of whether they live in non-profit housing, they can ask their landlord or property manager.

Note: Individuals currently living on-reserve are not eligible for this scholarship. Individuals living in co-operative housing are also not eligible for this scholarship. 


Email us at scholarships@onpha.org

2021 recipients

Past winners


About the scholarship

In December 2009, the social housing sector lost a dedicated colleague and tireless advocate in Kathleen Blinkhorn.

To celebrate her memory, ONPHA, with the support of Kathleen's family, developed the Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship to commemorate her work developing Aboriginal housing programs and working with Aboriginal communities.