Matching Gift Programs

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Matching Gift Programs


Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS):
The Ontario government matches gifts for student bursaries on a one-to-one basis to ensure accessibility to post-secondary education for Ontario students with financial need. For each dollar donated to a student award, the Ontario government will contribute an equal amount. Each Ontario university and college has a ceiling amount that the government will match on annual basis. Brock will match gifts to student awards on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual ceiling is reached.
 
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS):
This program is designed to encourage excellence at the master’s and doctoral levels. An OGS is awarded for one academic year; the student receives $10,000 for two consecutive terms or $15,000 for three consecutive terms.  The province contributes two-thirds and the University (donor-funded if possible) is responsible for one-third.
 
Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST):
The maximum value of this award is $15,000, or $5,000 per term. The province awards two-thirds (to a maximum of $10,000 annually or $3,333 per term) to an individual student. The University awards the remaining one-third (to a maximum of $5,000 annually or $2,667 per term) through private-sector fundraising. 
 
Ontario Graduate Fellowship Program (OGFP):
Brock University received a provincial fund of $2.3 million to match gifts towards graduate-endowed scholarships based on a one-to-one match and a first-come, first-served basis until the ceiling of $2.3 million is fully matched.
 
Matching Gift programs:
As a measure of good corporate citizenship, many companies have programs where they match employee gifts to registered charities.