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New Path Youth & Family Services

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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 are now open. Please download the application form and submit it before April 30, 2024. 


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 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


No automatic consideration in this stream.

Applicants must re-apply each year to be considered.

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Past Scholarship Recipients


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Kaitlyn Phillips

Kaitlyn Phillips will be entering her first year at the University of Guelph for the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences program (Psychology and Neuroscience). She has a strong interest in health sciences and is a keen lifeguard and swim, lifesaving, and first aid instructor. Kaitlyn is bilingual in English and French, and successfully challenged the Diplôme d’études en Langue Français (DELF) exam. She looks forward to a career in the field of health care, with a specific interest in nursing and eventually aspires to pursue graduate studies to become a Nurse Practitioner. Outside of academics, Kaitlyn loves snowboarding, as well as playing hockey, ultimate frisbee, and the trumpet!

"I feel so honoured and thankful to receive this scholarship; it makes post-secondary studies less stressful, thus allowing me to focus fully on my studies at Guelph!," Kaitlyn said. 


Lylah Mitton

Lylah will be attending the University of Waterloo for their Life Sciences program in hopes of working towards her passion of protecting the environment. In high school, she was both a general and executive member of the student council and has been active in community service initiatives collecting 100+ volunteer hours. Lylah was enrolled in the enriched learning stream which allowed her to have a more personalized education plan. In her free time, she takes electric guitar/bass lessons with Barrie Music School and has been learning guitar since the age of 8. 


"This scholarship allows me to have more financial stability during my post-secondary career and will help me focus on my passion rather than having the extra weight of a financial burden."

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Jackson Murduff



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Ashley Cresnjovec

Ashley is passionate about leadership and creating a better environment for individuals in our community. Throughout high school, she worked as a student and as a student and parent council member, organizing countless school events, activities, fundraisers and school dances. She loves the arts, especially photography, and has been able to express her creativity by contributing to a mural project at her school. She will be studying Media and Communication at Guelph-Humber University starting in the fall and is grateful for being selected as a recipient of the Glen Newby Scholarship.

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Hailey Horner

Hailey Horner is passionate about helping others and loves working with people and animals. In her spare time, she likes practicing American Sign Language, playing hockey and spending time with friends and family.

Hailey will be attending the nursing program at Georgian college in the fall. She is doing a two and half year RPN course and then hopes to continue her studies with a two-year program at a university or another program to land her dream role in emergency services.

“I feel beyond honoured that I have been selected from the no doubt many other worthy applicants. I am very excited that I have won this special scholarship and very grateful,” Hailey says.


“This scholarship will help me greatly as it will cover my tuition costs for this year, allowing me to stress less about finding a way to fund my education and giving me the ability to focus more on my studies. I am beyond thankful for this opportunity and would like to thank everyone at Newpath for making this scholarship possible.”

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Bennett Woods

Bennett Woods will be entering his 2nd year of the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph this fall. He is a student-athlete and spends most of his free time training and competing on the varsity track and field team. He also enjoys helping future athletes through coaching and officiating youth sports.


After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in the medical field and share his passion for physical health and activity and its benefits on mental well-being with others.



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.

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