Amelia Bush

Recipient of the 2023 Georgia McLellan Visual Arts Scholarship


It is an honour for OMAH to support our community’s students in their academic pursuits.

We are pleased to offer the following scholarships:


The Georgia McLellan Scholarship

The application period for the 2024 scholarship has closed. 

The Allan Ironside Scholarship

Each year, OMAH awards the Allan Ironside Scholarship to a senior student who has achieved the highest marks in history or world studies at each of Orillia’s three high schools. The Allan Ironside Scholarship was created by Allan’s family as a tribute to his memory. A self-professed adventurer, Allan lived in Montreal, Toronto, Iran, Venezuela and the United States.  Settling in Orillia, upon an early retirement in 1962, Allan was very involved with the Orillia Historical Society as well as the Simcoe County Historical Association and the Ontario Historical Society. Some of his writings have been compiled into a book, Anecdotes of Olde Orillia, available at the OMAH Shop and online at

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!