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The students of today are the business leaders of tomorrow.  It is vital to the success of Burlington's business community that our school system helps give students some of the skills they will need to succeed in the business community.

To promote the importance of entrepreneurial thinking and to recognize achievements in business-related studies, each year the Chamber of Commerce gives a scholarship to a graduating student in each of Burlington's high schools.  To qualify for the scholarship, the student must:

  •   have a background in business studies, stressing free enterprise
  •   demonstrate an application of business principles
  •   demonstrate problem solving, management and leadership skills
  •   be a graduating student

The decision of which student will receive the scholarship at each school is made by the faculty and administration at each high school.




Aldershot High School

Kristen Robertson

Burlington Central High School  

Claire Whiskin

Lester B. Pearson High School

Hayley Davis

Robert Bateman High School

Katherine McAlister

M. M. Robinson High School

Caitlin Lee

Nelson High School

Casey Miller

Assumption Catholic Secondary School

Luke Janisse

Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School

Garrett DeOre

Notre Dame Roman Catholic Secondary School    

Nicholas DiBiase


In May of 2005, the Chamber announced that it had partnered with the Burlington Community Foundation to establish an endowment fund to ensure the growth and sustainability of the Chamber's scholarship program.  Establishing the fund took considerable startup monies and this was only possible due to the generosity of several individuals and organizations.  The Chamber is very pleased and proud to recognize a number of our very generous supporters and initial contributors to our endowment fund.


In May of 2005, the Chamber announced that it had partnered with the Burlington Community Foundation to establish an endowment fund to ensure the growth and sustainability of the Chamber's Business Student Scholarship program.  Establishing the fund took considerable start-up monies and this was only possible due to the generosity of several individuals and organizations (Founders Club members).  The Chamber set an aggressive target of $100,000 for the fund.  To help encourage donations to reach this target, Chamber President Keith Hoey promised to shave his head if the target was reached by December 31, 2007.

bald anim 300On December 4, at the Chamber's Business After 5 event, Chamber Board Chair Rosalene Phillips announced that the fund had reached the $100,000 target.  "We're pleased that the business community has rallied around this cause and recognized that today's students are tomorrow's business leaders," said Phillips.  "Getting the fund to $100,000 will ensure that the scholarships awarded to the students are meaningful and sustainable."  After announcing that the target had been reached, Phillips shaved Hoey's head to the amusement of the 200 plus crowd. 




SUMMA CUM LAUDE  ($3000 & above)

  • Burlington Chamber of Commerce

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  • Burlington Hotel Association

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  • Burlington Rehab Services
  • Horne LLP Chartered Accountants

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  • KING

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MAGNA CUM LAUDE ($1000 - $2999)

  • Atotech Canada Ltd.
  • Benjamin Moore & Co. Ltd.
  • Bill Willson
  • Burgess Law Office 
  • Burlington Hydro Inc.
  • Burlington Technologies Inc.
  • City Automotive 
  • Dave & Sharon Coons 
  • D. W. A. Business Services 
  • John Doyle
  • David Grieve
  • Heather Transportation Consultants Ltd. 
  • J. M. Edwards Associates Inc. Real Estate 
  • JAN Kelley Marketing
  • Stan Lang 
  • Penny MacKenzie 
  • Bruce Magwood 
  • Scott McCammon 
  • Bruce McDougall
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 
  • SB Partners LLP
  • ServiceMaster Contract Services 
  • Taylor Leibow LLP Accountants and Advisors
  • Thomson-Gordon Limited
  • The Benefit's Edge Insurance Services Ltd
  • Union Energy Limited Partnership
  • Voortman Cookies Limited

CUM LAUDE  ($500 - $999)

  • Brechin & Huffman Lawyers
  • Eaton Yale Company
  • Feltmate/Delibato/Heagle
  • Nelson Aggregate Co.
  • Simpson, Wigle
  • Sheldon Vanderwoude
  • WHITING DOOR Manufacturing Limited
  • Terri Williams
  • Zeton Inc.

HONORIS CAUSA  ($100 - $499)

  • ACCU-Translation Services Limited
  • ActionCOACH Business Consulting
  • ASL Infotech Inc.
  • Pam Belgrade
  • Computer Help Services
  • Dan's Welding & Fabricating Ltd.
  • Hicks Morley LLP
  • Keith & Tracey Hoey
  • David MacPhee
  • K. McAleese
  • Rosalene Phillips
  • Jack Seedhouse
  • Torcan Chemical Ltd.
  • Rod Wright











You can make a donation to the Business Student Scholarship Endowment Fund at one of several levels.  Each donation amount has its own level of recognition.






DONATION LEVEL $3000 & above $1000 to $2999 $500 to $999 $100 to $499
Representation on Chamber website LOGO NAME NAME NAME
Announcement in Chamber eNews YES YES YES  
Name in local paper when recipients are announced YES YES    
Recognition at Chamber Business Awards Gala YES YES    
Name on plaque in Chamber office YES      
Plaque in donor's





Please contact Jackie (905-639-0174 ext 7214) for more information about scholarship donations.