Scholarships and Awards
John Burke High School is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. Where applicable students who graduated in the 2018-2019 school year can submit applications by either completing the online form or through submitting a paper copy (emailed copies will be accepted).
The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2019.
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.
Sarah Anstey Award
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.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
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. Application.
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. ScholarTree.ca 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 ScholarTree.ca.
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: June 1, 2019
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador awards 201 scholarships each year to high school students in Newfoundland and Labrador. The scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $2,500 and are based on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development scholarship score. This score is derived from the results of public exams.
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 2019.
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: https://ghhf.ca/
ARE YOU PURSUING A CAREER IN HEALTH CARE? APPLY TO THE $5,000 WESSEX SCHOLARSHIP
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 iwk.nshealth.ca/wessex
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.)
High School Volunteerism Award - This will be awarded in June 2020.
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.”