- Approval of applications is based primarily on financial need combined with academic excellence.
- Applications are distributed each fall to publicly-funded secondary schools in The Regional Municipality of Niagara and made available to students who will graduate the following spring (same school year). Completed applications are forwarded to the respective secondary school guidance departments who in turn forward them to The Branscombe Family Foundation by May 1st.
- The current minimum average to qualify for a scholarship is 80%.
- Scholarships are only granted to students who will take a full course program at an Ontario university or community college and who will commence this higher learning the following school year.