The Fay and Ken Golden Annual Scholarship Fund

2024 Application Deadline - Sunday, June 30, 2024 11:59PM PST

Philanthropy has always played a very significant role in the lives of Kenneth z"l and Fay Golden. Prior to Mr. Golden’s passing, Kenneth and Fay established the Fay and Ken Golden Annual Scholarship Fund as a way of giving back by providing financial assistance to two students a year administered through JFS.

"Jewish Family Services provided wonderful care and support for Kenneth Golden z"l through one of their community outreach programs and we as a family got to know more about JFS through our experience.

Access to post-secondary education is very important. Unfortunately, for some people, it is financially out of reach. Education is a cornerstone of personal and societal growth, and we hope these scholarships will empower talented individuals to pursue their academic dreams.  We are delighted to support the educational aspirations of Canadian students through the Fay and Ken Golden Annual Scholarship Fund."  ~ Fay & Ken z"l Golden Family

Fay and Ken Goldne

About the Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Fay & Ken z"l Golden, JFS is pleased to offer two scholarships available yearly to students entering an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. Each scholarship is available up to $2,500 payable in one sum per academic year.

The application period for the 2024 scholarship will commence on May 15th - June 30th, 2024. All successful scholarship recipients will receive notification no later than August 1st, 2024.

Please note:

    1. If selected, you will be asked for documentation to support the information you provide (Transcripts, Letter of Acceptance, and most recent notice of income tax assessment).
    2. All correspondence and scholarship agreements will be generated from the personal information submitted in the application form. To avoid delays, please use proper spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
    3. Scholarship funds will be given directly to the accredited academic institution.
    4. Awarded funds must be used within 18 months from the receipt of the scholarship.
    5. You can submit a scholarship application a maximum of two times during your academic journey.
    6. The post-secondary program you applied for or are attending has to be an accredited Canadian public post-secondary institution.
    7. This scholarship is intended for any field of study.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Fay and Ken Golden Annual Scholarship Fund, you must meet all of the following requirements:

    • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
    • You are 40 years old or younger in the year of your application.
    • You are a first time post-secondary student.
    • Your annual household income is below $60,000.
    • You are currently attending or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic program provided by a legally certified educational institution in Canada.

Please note that only fully completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the scholarship committee. If a letter of acceptance to the school of choice is not available by the deadline, please note the anticipated date of confirmation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Only accepted scholarship recipients will be notified by August 1st, 2024.

A payment of up to $2,500 will be issued payable to the accredited post-secondary institution you will be attending.

No, this scholarship is intended for any field of study at an accredited public post-secondary institution in Canada.

You would need to provide two references,  who are not immediate family members,  containing the following information:

Reference Name:
Reference Address; City; Postal Code
Phone number:
Email Address:
How long have you known the applicant?
What are the applicant’s top three strengths?
Why is the applicant a good candidate for this scholarship?
What might be potential barriers to applicant’s ability to complete their studies?
Can Jewish Family Services contact you in case we have follow-up questions? Yes/No

For financial advice, please consult your accountant.

Awarded funds must be used within 18 months from the receipt of the scholarship.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, please fill send us a message here.
Skip to content