Rugged & Real Scholarship Deadline September 30

At the MD, we recognize the importance and value of education and continued learning. Our Rugged & Real Scholarship program is designed to encourage and help support local students on their academic journey.


Every year, MD Council awards at least one Rugged & Real Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to a deserving student who rises to the top of the application criteria. You can be a recent grad headed to university, or a mature student seeking to upgrade — or anywhere in between!

To qualify for selection, you must complete the application in the Grants & Scholarships section of the municipal website, and you must be attending (or about to attend) a post-secondary institution. The Rugged & Real Scholarship is open to MD residents only — but if you’re a non-resident working as a seasonal MD employee at the time of application, you are also qualified to apply.

The Application Process

The application process for the Rugged & Real Scholarship differs slightly each year. For the 2022-2023 scholarship, applicant submissions are in the form of a written submission or a short video/audio segment. Don’t delay as this opportunity closes September 30, 2022.