Scholarships and Awards

Community-Based Awards

John Burke High School is accepting applications for its scholarship and awards program that will be held on October 11.  To be eligible, students must a graduate during the 2023-2024 school year.

Applications be submitted by either completing the online form.

Note:  Scholarships and awards listed on this page are available to only students who were registered at the school as full-time and on site students.

 Jennifer Spencer-Drake Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the student who shows a love for the French Language.

Online Submission                                                     

Judy Cox Memorial Scholarship and Matthew Symes and Ashley Tulk Memorial Scholarship

Memorial Scholarship for outstanding contribution to Drama at John Burke High.

Online Submission

Juliette Hiscock-Francis Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the student who demonstrates leadership.

Online Submission

Michelle Thornhill Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the graduating student who had a deep love of mathematics and is extremely helpful to others.

Online Submission

Lions Club Community Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated strong community-mindedness and volunteerism throughout their high school education.

Online Submission

Ocean Choice International Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes and rewards exceptional academic achievement at the senior high level and encourages students to pursue post-secondary studies.

Online Submission

The Trina Thornhill-Muldoon Memorial Scholarship

Given in memory of Trina-Muldoon, to a student who is kind, caring and pursing post-secondary education.

Online Submission

Steven L. Grandy Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the student who is creative, hardworking, generous and has a positive attitude.

Perry I. Drake Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the most improved student (academics).

The Blue Mist II Scholarship (in memory of Graham Rogers and George Mayo)

Awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in English 3201.

Dan L. Forsey Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to the student with high achievement in Skilled Trades.

Lions Memorial Award

Given in memory of deceased Lions members.  Awarded to the student who has demonstrated perseverance and a strong work ethic during their high school career.

Clearwater Sea Foods Limited Scholarship

Male and female student with highest academic achievement.

The Gladys Durnford Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the student who displays kindness and positivity towards other students and staff.

High School Volunteerism Award - This will be awarded in June 2024.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Office of Public Engagement have established an award that recognizes the community service of young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The high school volunteer award is designed to recognize one student in every high school for the contribution he or she has made in their community or school, and showcase the significant contributions that students make throughout the province.

Each high school can select one student annually from Levels I, II, or III for the award. The recipient could be a student who has volunteered a significant amount of time with an organization or organizations; someone who made sacrifices, or overcome barriers, to make a volunteer contribution, or someone who has had an effect on an individual(s) or on their community as a whole. High school principals will be asked to select the recipient in consultation with students, staff, school councils and the community.

Information regarding submissions has been sent to all provincial public high schools. Recipients will be presented with a medallion displaying an image designed by Duane Hollett, a student at John Burke High School in Grand Bank.

Duane describes his design as representing “student volunteers with arms outstretched, reaching out to others with helping hands and loving hearts, to assist and comfort those in need.”

Online Submission

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Other Scholarship Opportunities

NL Credit Union Scholarships

  The Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Outstanding School and Community Involvement Scholarship program recognizes the contribution of our community builders of tomorrow. 

The growth of Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union exemplifies the achievements of people working together in their own communities. We hope to encourage those qualities of good citizenship and co-operation through this scholarship program.

Awarded annually, the scholarship is valued at $3,000.

For more information, visit, call 1-800-563-3300 or visit one of our 12 locations province-wide. 

Storwell's Foster Children Bursay

Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.

The award is non-renewable, but candidates are welcome to apply for it once a year. The successful candidate is an active member of their community, has excellent grades and displays financial need.

1. Applicant must have been a foster child with either CCAS or CAS or similar official Canadian foster care program

and agrees to having the above organization verify the same.

2. Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada as of Dec 2017.

3. Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

4. Applicant must be 24 years of age or less at the time of application

5. Winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post secondary institution displayed on our website.

Application available at

Owen Grimes Memorial Scholarship

The Owen Grimes Memorial Scholarship recognizes the contribution of our community builders of tomorrow. The growth of Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union exemplifies the achievements of people working together in their own communities. We hope to encourage those qualities of good citizenship and co-operation through this scholarship program.

Mr. Owen Grimes served on the Board of Directors of Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union for over 20 years prior to his sudden passing in 2007.

An avid volunteer, he served his community through his work with many charitable organizations including the local food bank. He was a prominent member of the sports community in Grand Falls-Windsor and was instrumental in establishing the minor baseball program. Provincially, he served as a Director on the Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Baseball Association. He also worked as an off-ice official for minor hockey at local arenas.

Mr. Grimes had only one goal in mind when he was volunteering - the development of the youth who benefited from the sports he supported. This scholarship recognizes individuals who are dedicated to sports and volunteerism in their communities.

Awarded annually, this scholarship is valued at $3,000.

For more information, visit, call 1-800-563-3300 or visit one of our 12 locations province-wide. 

Burin Peninsula Arts Council

The Burin Peninsula Arts Council offers scholarships in Drama, Art and Music for high school students from the Peninsula who are going on to post-secondary studies in those areas.  See the scholarship section of the schools Google Classroom for the the application.

Equinor ArtsSmarts Scholarship

May 6, 2020  – Equinor has renewed its partnership with ArtsNL in support of the ArtsSmarts Scholarship for a sixth year.

The scholarship was established as part of Equinor’s ongoing commitment to arts and culture development in the province and is awarded to a Newfoundland and Labrador student who has chosen to pursue a post-secondary education in the arts.

Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from any high school student throughout Newfoundland and Labrador who will commence first-year full-time art studies in a degree or diploma program at a recognized publicly-funded Canadian university or college in fall 2020.

Equinor and ArtsNL will award one scholarship of $2,500 and the application is available now through the ArtsNL website (click here to download). The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, by 4:30 p.m., and they can be forwarded to ArtsNL Executive Director, Reg Winsor.

Interested student applicants are required to complete the Equinor ArtsSmarts Scholarship application form, outline their civic engagement to date through volunteerism, internships, or past work experience, and provide a letter of reference from one of their past or current arts educators. Applicants are also asked to submit an artist statement describing why they want to become a professional artist, what their academic and artistic goals are, and which artists or works inspire them.


ScholarTree is still committed to helping reduce student debt in Canada by making scholarship more accessible. Most people don’t realise how many scholarships are awarded early in the school year. has $997,500 worth of scholarships that are currently accepting applications. Students can find which scholarships are best fit for them by signing up at

Listing of over 90 Scholarships , with links to applications

Anthony Power Arts Scholarship

Central Newfoundland Visual Arts Society is pleased to offer two $500.00 scholarships this year (an entrance scholarship and a continuing studies scholarship) to students from communities and schools within the boundaries of the NLESD Central Region who will be attending a Canadian university or college to pursue a visual fine arts program. *Please note that the inclusion for our scholarship eligibility of ‘a college fine arts program’ reflects a change in our previous scholarship offering. 

Deadline: November 20, 2020

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Safe and Caring Schools Graduating Student Award

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The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (COD-NL), in partnership with the West White Rose Project is pleased to provide two (2) scholarships  valued at $1250 each to high school students who self-identify as living with a disability, and entering post-secondary studies in September 2020.

To be eligible, candidates must be:

• Graduating from high school;

• A Canadian citizen who self-identifies as living with a disability;

• Entering a Canadian post-secondary institution; and

• Unrelated to any member of the COD-NL Board of Directors or staff. 


Glenn's Helping Hands

Glenn’s Helping Hand is a Foundation formed to help people who suffer from Diabetes. Our foundation helps fund the purchase of Insulin Pumps, Glucose Monitors and supplies for people who do not have insurance or do not qualify for Government funding. In addition to these efforts we also send kids every summer to Camp Douwanna which is a camp specifically for children who have Type 1 Diabetes. Another initiative we have taken on is an Annual Scholarship that we provide to young people who are graduating from High School and who are planning on continuing their education in a Post-Secondary Institution.

Information on the programs and scholarship infomation can be found at: 


The Wessex Scholarship is a $5,000 award to commemorate the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to the IWK Health Centre in November 2015. Eligible applicants will be graduating from an Atlantic Canadian high school and entering a post-secondary health care degree level program at an Atlantic Canadian institution. This scholarship focuses on the impact of community service and as such, applicants should be active participants in their community. 

A minimum grade average of 80 per cent is required.

Submission Information Applications must be received or post-marked in full to the IWK by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Applications can be emailed or mailed in.

Download an application form at

Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association

The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is pleased to announce its 8 th Annual Scholarship for graduating students from high schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Two scholarships, valued at $500 and $250, will be awarded to students pursuing a post-secondary education in marine or aquatic related studies. (sustainable aquaculture, marine biology, marine environment technology, ecology, nautical science, engineering, etc.) 

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