The RCMP’s Troop 17 Scholarship was established to recognize students who have made significant efforts toward the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities. Up to five scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to full-time college or university students.


The creation of the Troop 17 Scholarship was part of the Merlo-Davidson settlement agreement, is one of the initiatives the RCMP is implementing to help promote inclusion and diversity and prevent harassment.

The scholarship is named after the first troop of women to attend the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, and be hired as regular members of the RCMP. The women of Troop 17 pushed through the challenges that come with working in a male-dominated career, and paved the way for many others who followed in their footsteps. One of these women was Beverley Busson, who received many honours for her service within the organization. In 2006, she became the first woman to serve as Commissioner of the RCMP.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for the Troop 17 Scholarship, all applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence
  • be enrolled in a full-time accredited Canadian college or university
  • demonstrate they have made significant efforts in preventing bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities
  • explain how they continue to promote anti-harassment principles in their schools and/or communities


The deadline for applications for the 2021 Troop 17 Scholarship is May 31, 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time.

How to apply

  • Complete an application form 6513. Ensure the description in your application form does not exceed 1500 words, and clearly outlines the steps you have taken to prevent bullying and harassment in your school and/or community.
    • For example: (1) define the project and its delivery, and (2) explain the overall outcome and impact the project had on your school and/or community.
  • Have two references validate your efforts on form 6514.
    Please note: the narrative from your references should be no more than 250 words each.
  • Provide proof of enrollment from the academic institution you are attending.

Completed application forms, references, and proof of enrollment in a full-time post-secondary program should be submitted by e-mail to:

[email protected]

Selection process

Applications will be assessed based on:

  • the creativity and originality of the initiative
  • the overall impact and/or results in the school and/or community
  • the clarity of thought, and quality of writing in the application

Award notification

Please note that only successful applicants will be notified. The 2021 Troop 17 Scholarship winners will be notified by July 30, 2021 and the RCMP will announce their names publicly on September 14, 2021.


Any questions or inquiries about the Troop 17 Scholarship should be sent to: [email protected]