Waterloo Region Rainbow Student Award

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2018 Student Award

The Waterloo Region & Area Rainbow Student Award

We’re very excited to present the 2018 Waterloo Region and Area Rainbow Student Award, powered by TMMC and SPECTRUM.

The Waterloo Region and Area Rainbow Student Award program supports rainbow youth who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community while balancing academic success.Student Award light bulb

Each year, one or more students may be awarded up to $1500 in support of ongoing educational efforts, projects and personal goals.

PLEASE NOTE!: The 2018 Awards Application cycle will open November 5, 2018, for entry. 

Who can apply?

Waterloo Region and Area students between the ages of 16-25 years. Two kinds of applications are accepted:

  • Demonstrated benefit, hardship or need, or
  • Outline a project, program or initiative related to our rainbow community which would benefit from funding

How to apply?

Complete the application form available below [open November 5, 2018].

Before you begin! To complete the online application form, you will need:

  • A written one-page letter – outlining need or a project – that you can copy and paste into the application letter box. You don’t need to be a maestro. A brief but impactful couple of paragraphs is all that’s needed.
  • Proof of enrollment in a local academic institution (e.g. name of your educational institution and your student number).
  • A reputable referral from a community leader – e.g. a teacher/professor, counselor, employer, local dignitary or professional – a name, phone and email address is required.
  • Your contact information.

Applications will only be accepted before the application deadline: midnight Wednesday January 9, 2019. All applicants will receive a confirmation their submission was received. The independent Selection Committee will then review all applications and determine award winners and amounts. Awards will be announced in winter 2019.

For more information, call SPECTRUM at 226-779-9695 or email finance@ourspectrum.com

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Waterloo Region and Area  Rainbow Student Award - Application Form

Part 1: Contact information

Part 2: Student Enrollment Information

Part 3: Application Letter

Use this space to provide a few paragraphs about you and your application. Be brief and impactful!

Please note: If you wish, you may email a written document (e.g. MS Word, PDF) instead to finance@ourspectrum.com, c/o the Waterloo Region Rainbow Student Award program. If you do, add a message in the "Application Letter" box here to satisfy the 'required field,' and don't forget to email us your application letter before the deadline!

Part 4: Reference

Please provide a reputable reference. Examples: a teacher/professor, counselor, employer, local dignitary or professional.

Part 5: Confirm and Submit

By clicking below, you confirm that you allow SPECTRUM to collect, maintain and use for your personal information for purposes related to applying for this award.


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Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space

Drop-In Hours: Fridays 7-10 PM, and Saturdays 2-5 PM

283 Duke Street West, Unit 210
(corner of Duke St W and Breithaupt)
Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2H 3X7
Telephone: 226 779-9695

A view of the entrance to the Boehmer Box Building at 283 Duke Street, Kitchener, where SPECTRUM makes it's home.

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