The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship 2014

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The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship

Destiny Solutions launched The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship Award in 2008 as a tribute to a trusted friend and mentor. Dr. Mary Cone Barrie (1945-2009) was our first customer and the person who inspired us to do great things. She was the Director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and remains known for her attentiveness to student needs and a devotion to her instructors and staff.

The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is a yearly program that was established to recognize the efforts of learners who are improving their lives through continuing education and workforce development. We understand how difficult it can be to embrace the concept of lifelong learning, to go back to school with a full time job and a family. We are proud that we can contribute even a little bit to help make life a little easier.

“We value the critical role lifelong learning plays in enabling millions of people to transform their lives during these turbulent times.”

Shaul Kuper, Founder & CEO
Destiny Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Information

Due date for the 2014-2015 Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is August 29, 2014.

Am I eligible?

If you are at least 25 years of age or older OR have taken an extended absence from school, you fit the description of a non-traditional student. To qualify for this scholarship, you must reside in either Canada or the U.S. and be attending an accredited institution in one of these countries. You do not need to be enrolled in a continuing education program in order to be eligible.

For more detailed information on what defines a non-traditional student, please see:

How do I apply?

Please download the application form and follow the instructions outlined.

When is the Application due?

Applications are currently closed.

How do I submit my application?

You may submit your application by one of two ways

  1. Email attached document(s) to:
  2. OR

  3. Mail document(s) to:
    Destiny Solutions
    C/O Rachel Bosley (Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship)
    40 Holly Street
    Suite #800
    Toronto, Ontario,
    M4S 3C3

Will you accept my application via fax?


I have not yet started at my institution and do not know anyone who can write me letter of recommendation. What should I do?

If you are enrolled but have not yet started at classes at your school, you may obtain your letter of reference from your employer, supervisor or manager.

When are the scholarships awarded?

Recipients of this award will be selected at the end of 2014 and notified via press release on the Destiny Solutions website.

How many people have already applied?

We are unable to answer this question due to volume.

Where can I find more information?

Questions can be emailed to

Who has won in the past?

Click here to view past award recipients.

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