New Path Foundation 


New Path Youth & Family Services



Provides funding support to young adults affected by adversity and challenges in order to help them achieve their learning goals.


The Glen Newby scholarship is made possible through the collaborative efforts of New Path Foundation and New Path Youth & Family Services. The purpose of the scholarship is to support and honour the legacy and commitment of Glen Newby and his work in child and youth mental health. It was through his view of providing options in an encouraging way which has supported both organizations in assisting young people in successfully overcoming adversity.


Applications will open in January 2022. Watch our social media pages for more details. 


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a young person up to the age of 24 entering in OR continuing in post-secondary education and/or apprenticeship programs
  • exhibit a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a credential at a post-secondary institution or apprenticeship program

  • special consideration will be given to youth and young adults in Simcoe County impacted by mental illness

  • permanent residency in Simcoe County

  • OSSGD completed or in progress required to apply

  • participant in activities that promote the greater good of the community


Stream One

  • $2,500 award
  • one award available

  • non renewable, but may apply for stream two in subsequent years

  • must be graduating or have graduated high school with plans to enter into the first year of a post-secondary institution or an apprenticeship program in the fall of 2022 within Simcoe County


Stream Two

  • a $1,250 award
  • two awards available

  • renewable

  • continuing studies anywhere in Canada at a post-secondary institution or apprenticeship program in the fall of 2022


No automatic consideration in this stream. Applicants must re-apply each year to be considered.

The application deadline has passed.


Please check back in January 2022 for next year's application.

Past Scholarship Recipients



Megan MacGregor

Megan will be attending the University of Waterloo this fall for their Health Studies Co-op program. She hopes to contribute to public health research and help shape government policy in the future. Megan has volunteered at COPE Service Dogs and founded a pen-pal program that connects isolated seniors with teens during Covid-19. She also works part-time as a Sales Associate and assistant soccer coach. She is excited to start this new chapter in her life and continue contributing to change in her community.

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Sarah Mason

Sarah will be attending Nipissing University in North Bay in the fall to study nursing. In the future she hopes to be a pediatric or cardiovascular nurse practitioner. She feels very fortunate to have been chosen as the recipient of this award and because it brings her closer to achieving her goal of attending university. When she’s not studying, she enjoys being outdoors, working as a lifeguard, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.


Genevieve Devine

Genevieve will be attending Georgian College in the fall as a part of the collaborative program with York University for a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner. Genevieve is passionate about helping others and is so thankful for this scholarship as it will help her on her journey through post-secondary education.


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Elli Chan 

Elli will be entering her first year of studies at the University of Toronto with a major in Computer Science. She is excited to be pursuing post-secondary studies and hopes to work in technology hubs (possibly San Francisco) in the future. She has volunteered with Goodwill Industries and Youth Nation Alliance in the past in customer service and event planning. Her journey has connected her with New Path Youth & Family Services in the past and has enabled her to understand and appreciate the importance of self-care, self-love, perseverance and patience. Today she is excited to be taking the next step of her journey while helping others in the community at the same time. 

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Holly Kehoe

Holly Kehoe is currently studying Social Work at Lakehead University. She will receive her Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree at the end of this school year and is passionate about supporting individuals struggling with mental illness. She hopes to pursue either a Master of Social Work or clinical work after graduation. Holly is an active volunteer in her community and has gifted her time to many organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters Orillia, Couchiching Jubilee House, Kids Help Phone, Gilda’s Club and Best Buddies.

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Josiah Robb

Josiah is a Barrie resident and will be studying dental hygiene at Georgian College. He  hopes to become a registered dental hygienist in Ontario. In high-school he volunteered as a mentor and helped new students transition successfully into the school. Jossiah has also volunteered for Christmas Cheer and in a local senior’s home. He is thankful for this scholarship which will help him focus on his studies and dreams of finishing his education.