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Father Ted Colleton Scholarship is intended to help young people to learn about human life issues through research and writing, they will be inspired through this educational medium, to become involved in activities, within their schools or community settings, to restore respect for life.

The essay component for the 2022-2023 edition of the contest reads as follows:

Abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace, freedom, love and the moral order as given by God (therefore of civilization). Clear examples of the bad fruit of abortion are the collapse of the traditional family as an institution, and a general increase in societal violence, such as domestic and child abuse, suicide and the use of arms. Discuss.

Please note the deadline date: Tuesday, December 1, 2022. 

The winners will be declared by Wednesday, February 1, 2023 via an announcement by Niagara Region RTL. Criteria for the selection of winners include the quality of essays submitted.

Click here for details of the 2022-2023 Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship Brochure

Programme de Bourse Père Ted Colleton 2022-2023


Eligible candidates must:

• Be senior high school student (grade 11 or 12) attending a high school (or be homeschooled) in Canada

• Submit one letter of reference from a school staff member or community representative (pastor, employer, coach, etc.)

• Provide a brief self-profile outlining their participation in school life/community activities and any interest/involvement in the pro-life cause. Note: Lack of prior involvement in the pro-life movement does not disqualify the students from the scholarships.

• The student must submit a typed original essay, approximately 1,200 words in length. The essay plus other documents should be submitted, preferably by email, to, and if sent by regular mail, it must be postmarked no later than Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Call 416.204.1687 with questions.