ONPHA’s Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship supports Aboriginal students living in non-profit housing in Ontario. Each scholarship winner receives $1,000 for use towards their post-secondary education costs, like tuition, books, technology and transportation. In 2019, with the generous support of Enbridge, ONPHA is excited to be able to offer this scholarship to 10 Aboriginal students.

2019 Applications

2019 Applications are now closed

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
  • must identify as Aboriginal
  • must be living in non-profit housing* in Ontario
  • must be enrolled in a program at a recognized college, university or private trade school
  • must be studying full or part-time (minimum 60% course load) for the upcoming school year

*​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

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.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Help us reach as many eligible students as possible

ONPHA needs your help to reach and support as many eligible students as possible. Here's how you can help us give back to Ontario's Aboriginal community:

  • Share this information and webpage with any students or tenants who may be eligible