Fairy Godparents London and Area Present:

Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship

For trans youth attending post-secondary education in Ontario

A Bursary for $1000

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Greyson Jones

Greyson was born on August 19, 1987 and died on July 4, 2022. His death was a direct result of a homophobic doctor’s violence against him during a medical procedure.

Greyson was an older brother, an uncle, a son and a loving partner. His family was so very proud of his achievements and his courage to live life authentically.

Greyson Jones completed his Master of Arts, in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor. He also completed a Bachelors with Honours in Forensic Science and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry also at the University of Windsor. Greyson was pursuing his doctorate in Philosophy and Sociology at the Dalhousie University.

Along with being a talented artist, Greyson was an advocate for mental health care, trans rights and access to healthcare. He was certified to complete WPATH forms for any clients that he counselled and advocated for their trans health.

His legacy lives on through each recipient of the Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants must satisfy each of the following criteria:

Application Requirements

Be attending a Canadian college or university in Ontario or be a resident of Ontario and attending a Canadian college or University anywhere in Canada as a full-time student in the year that they are applying for the scholarship.

Preference will be given to applicants whose character is reflective of qualities that Greyson Jones demonstrated in his life: tenacity, bravery, generosity, integrity, and compassion.


Confirmation of full-time enrollment in an accredited Canadian college or university degree/diploma program.


A 1000-word essay in written or video form detailing what they contribute to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community or a description for a future plan they would like to implement to enhance the quality of trans lives and safety. Please provide specific information such the number of people impacted from such contributions.


A resume outlining any education, work, and/or volunteer-related experience. Please also outline any special honours or awards the applicant has received.

Cover Letter

A cover letter detailing how they have come to learn about the Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship. Applicants may choose to also use the cover letter to include any additional information they wish the Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship selection committee to consider.


Two letters of character reference (one from a representative of the academic institution from which the applicant has graduated and the second of the applicant’s choice who is not a relative).

The Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship is open to all people identifying as transgender, agender, non-binary, or otherwise gender non-conforming who are attending a full-time program at a college or university in the fall for the first time.

Scope of

The Scholarship

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Application Submission

The required documentation must be submitted by June 16, 2023 either electronically to fairygodparentslondon@gmail.com, or by mail to:

Fairy Godparents-London
Attn: Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship
2306-340 Colborne Street London, ON N6B 3N1

How will selection be done?

Selection Committee

The selection committee is comprised of three representatives of Fairy Godparents-London, and a representative of the family of Greyson Jones.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will consider the following criteria in determining the recipient of the scholarship:


Significance of the contribution to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and/or the viability of the planned contribution


Work or volunteer experience related to serving the community.


Character references provided by the applicant.


Overall presentation and professionalism of the candidate’s application submissions.


Applicants may be requested to attend an interview with the selection committee.


All applications, supporting documentation and essays submitted become the property of Fairy Godparents-London. The scholarship winner’s essay may be published by the committee together with details of the winner provided the winner is out and it is safe to do so.

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Greyson Jones Memorial Scholarship