A History of the Robert Scoon Scholarship

Reverend Robert Scoon and his wife, Carole, arrived in Wiarton in 1956 where he was the Anglican minister until 1961. During that period of time, they built a cottage on Cranberry Island in Oliphant in 1961 that his family has enjoyed in all of the years since. Rev. Scoon continued his preaching at the Oliphant Campers' Church until his passing in 2006. During those many years, Rev. Scoon shared his passion for ministry, education and local causes with the many that came to know him. On his passing. the church leadership made the decision to create a scholarship in his name to further his goal of education for the young people that reside in and around our beautiful community. Since the inception of the program, the Scholarship Program has awarded a total of $12,500 in awards to many well deserving students.

We're inviting support from the members of the Oliphant Campers' Church and the Oliphant Campers' Association in two ways:

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    By providing the names and contact information of eligible young people;

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    By helping to continue the expansion of the fund through donations, contributions and memorial pledges.

In 2006, the 100th Anniversary of the Oliphant Campers’ Church, the members of the church decided to establish a scholarship for post-secondary students in memory of the Rev. Robert Scoon, a former Anglican minister who, each summer, preached at the Campers’ Church


Persons aged 17-25 attending a post-secondary institution who have been raised or have summered in Oliphant or Wiarton and whose studies are in one of the following fields:

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    Social Service

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    Religious Studies

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    Cultural Arts

Or any field in which service to people is predominant.


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    You must be a resident of Wiarton or Oliphant or a regular summer resident of Oliphant.

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    You must be able to provide a copy of an acceptance letter to a certified post-secondary institution.

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    You must have been active through volunteer or part time jobs in the human service field.

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    You must be able to demonstrate a genuine financial need.

This scholarship will be awarded to a post-secondary student either presently attending or beginning a full-time program in college or university.


Please download & complete application by August 31st and send either by mail or by email to:

Mr. Fred Gildner
63 Shamrock Blvd.
South Bruce Peninsula, ON
N0H 2T0


All applications will be treated in full confidence and will become the property of the OCC Board. The decision of the Executive Committee of the OCC Board shall be final. Information about these decisions will be shared only with the candidates themselves to the extent that this is necessary and appropriate.