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Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship & Award Information

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Full Application Package includes: 

Scholarship Awards printable version

  1. District/Authority   (8 awards of $1250 each for ILC)
    • Student must have Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status and fulfill graduation requirements by August 31, 2024
    • Graduating student who has excelled in one of: indigenous languages & culture, fine arts, applied skills, physical activity, international languages, community service, or trades
    • Proceeding to a post-secondary career orientated program
    • Student has 5 years to redeem the $1250 voucher
    • Student pays tuition, and receives reimbursement at later date**
    • Application deadline: May 15th

  2. District Education  (1 award of $500)
    • Outstanding student who plans to enter the teaching profession
    • Selection based on academic achievement and extra-curricular activities
    • SIN number required
    • Application deadline: May 15th

  3. Saanich Fruit Growers Scholarship   (1 award  of $500)
    • To support an outstanding student who intends to pursue work or further education in agriculture, horticulture or land use
    • SIN number required
    • Application deadline: May 15th

  4. Canadian Federation of University Women (1 award of $1200) 
    • Graduating student from a public secondary school in SD63 
    • Pursuing post-secondary education 
    • Proof of acceptance to post secondary institution and indication of intention to begin studies in her graduation year 
    • A covering letter explaining her ambitions for post secondary education and how this award will be valuable 
    • Open to all women including those who identify as part of the women’s community 
    • Application deadline: May 15th

  5. Saanich Teacher's Association Scholarship (STA) (1 award of $1000)

    • graduating student who:
      • a) has expressed interest in furthering their education 
      • b) has demonstrated leadership, within the school or community, in the area of interest they are planning to pursue after graduation; and
      • c) has written a 250 word essay that explains their area of leadership and their educational goals.
    • Payment will be made to the recipient upon proof of paid tuition within three (3) years of receiving the scholarship
    • Application deadline: May 15th.

  6. ILC Scholarship (1 award of $1000 for ILC)

    • Graduating student from ILC
    • Has demonstrated noteworthy perseverance in achieving her/his/their academic goals
    • Is pursuing post-secondary education beginning in their graduation year
    • Has been accepted to a post-secondary institution
    • Submits an application letter explaining their ambitions for post-secondary education and how this award will be valuable
    • Application Deadline: May 15 th

  7. Lobstick Foundation Trades Bursary  (2 awards of $1000 for District)

    • 1 award in the Trades, and 1 award in the field of Health Care/Nursing 
    • To support a graduating female student pursuing post-secondary education in Health Care/Nursing or the Trades. 
    • Acknowledges a student who has faced financial hardshi

  8. Joy Paquin Memorial Scholarship (1 award of $1000 for District)
    • Donor to select recipient in consultation with SD63 Scholarship committee
    • Awarded to an outstanding graduating student entering full time post-secondary education whose goal is to become a teacher
    • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution for entry in graduation year
    • Include a separate statement, in paragraphs, of future plans and goals
    • Application Deadline: May 15th

  9. Dianne Cross (1 award of $750 for District)
    • Donor to select recipient
    • Awarded to a graduating student to further enhance study in the Arts or any of: painting, sculpture, fibre, dance, drama, music, or voice.
    • To be used for artistic development, i.e. tuition, lesson fees, instrument purchase or rental
    • Application Deadline: May 15th

  10. Forrest Owens Memorial Scholarship (1 award of $1400 for SD63)
    • Donor to select recipient in consultation with the District Scholarship Committee
    • Awarded to a graduating student pursuing further education or training infirefighting, fire safety, medical/first responder, emergency management or public service (consideration may also be given for pursuit of a career in construction)
    • Student must reside in the municipality of Central Saanich, Tsartlip First Nation or Tsawout First Nation
    • Good academic record, attendance and citizenship- Involvement in community activities, volunteer or service oriented work, sports achievement, etc.
    • Keen interest or specific skill in the area of endeavor
    • Application must a include cover letter detailing future plans
    • Proof of acceptance in a post secondary program in one of the specialty areas listed above.
    • Application Deadline: May 15th

  11. Marilyn Pinder (2 awards of $500 for SD63)
    • District to select recipients
    • To support an outstanding student entering full-time post-secondary education who has overcome challenges and intends to continue learning a second language.
    • Application Deadline: May 15th 

  12. Mosaic Forest Management Scholarship (1 award of $500 for SD63)
    • District to select recipient
    • To support a graduating Indigenous student pursuing studies at a post-secondary program in the field of Forestry. Consideration for Fisheries or other natural resource management fields. Must demonstrate strong leadership skills.
    • Application Deadline: May 15th

  13. Jan Heinrichs Memorial Scholarship (1 award of $500+ for SD63)
    • Heinrichs and Evans families along with District Committee to select recipient
    • Graduating student who has participated in a school-based music or drama program
    • Intention to pursue post-secondary education
    • Student has demonstrated passion, integrity, and leadership through encouragement of others
    • Cover letter to include:
      1. details of interests and achievements in the Arts;
      2. how their personal journey has been influenced by participating in a school-based music or drama program; and
      3. statement of goals and plans to include the Arts in their future.
    • A letter of recommendation from a Performing Arts teacher
    • Application Deadline: May 15 th