Γ‰cole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Scholarships
​Scholarships 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Handsworth's Scholarship page!  More information will be available toward the end of Term 1 on how to apply for scholarships presented by the school, the District and by community partners.

Below, you will find information about these scholarships, and also about opportunities for external scholarships you may qualify for.  If you have additional questions, you can contact Ms. Shannon Paruk at sparuk@sd44.ca.


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​​2019 - 2020 Scholarship Opportunities
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​Submission and deadline dates are noted with each individual scholarship.
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Grade 12s interested in knowing more about scholarships – check out Handsworth’s newest Instagram account @hssscholarships.  Follow to keep up to date on application deadlines and more!

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​Loran Scholarship
​Grade 12 students interested in applying for the Loran Scholarship should email Ms. Paruk at sparuk@sd44.ca. Focus is on character, service and leadership - $100,000 over 4 years.

Details at http://www.loranscholar.ca/
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October 17, 2019
​The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships

Are you an International student applying to the University of Toronto?  Check out this important scholarship https://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about.  See Ms. Paruk by November 1, 2019 to be considered as Handsworth nominee.

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November 29, 2019
​Queens Chancellor Scholarship

This year Handsworth will be selecting one nominee from our school to compete for the Queen's Chancellor Scholarship. Applications are due December 1st, but if you'd like to be nominated by the school be sure and have your practice application in to Ms. Paruk by November 7, 2019.  Details at https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/admission-awards/major-admission-awards


December 1, 2019
​TD Community Leadership Scholarships
Worth up to $70,000. Awarded to students who have worked to make a positive shift in their communities, to support changes, to foster development, and who are working to make the world a better place. Apply now at:  TD Community Leadership Scholarship for Canadians​November 15, 2019
​Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarship
​Open to Canadian students attending the University of Kings College, Halifax.  For more information please visit:  Donald Sobey Family Scholarships
​January 15, 2020
​STEAM Horizon Awards

Provides a $25,000 prize towards post-secondary education for students demonstrating leadership, innovation, drive, ambition and determination.

Two of the five prizes will go to Indigenous youth. The prizes are funded by the Ingenium Foundation, alongside a group of award sponsors.  For more information visit:  STEAM Horizon Awards


January 2020

​SCHULICH Leadership Scholarships
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1) All grade 12 students wishing to be nominated for  the Schulich Leader Scholarships, please submit a word document write up to Ms. Paruk that answers the following questions:


a) What universities you wish to attend

b) Your top three achievements, academic or otherwise

c) A 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win

d) Any extenuating circumstances (i.e. section for describing financial need)

e) Short answer- where do you see yourself in 10 years?

 

These are due by January 8, 2020.

For more information go to http://www.schulichleaders.com/

​January 29, 2020
​BC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Recognizes students who are leaders, but also demonstrate a well-rounded character. All students wishing to be nominated for the BC Excellence Scholarship are invited to complete the attached form and submit a write up to Ms. Paruk answering the following questions (500 words max). bcexcellenceapplication_resume_template.pdf.
  1. What led you to your most relevant community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role?
  2. What you learned from this experience?
  3. How this experience will benefit you in your chosen career path?

Deadline to get this to Ms. Paruk is Friday, January 31, 2020

For more information please visit:  Provincial Scholarships

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February 2020


​West Vancouver Foundation

Jeremy Dalton Endowment Award

Trajan Martin Memorial Award

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The 2020 Scholarship applications are open to Grade 12 students with a deadline date of April 2020.

Jeremy Dalton Rugby Endowment Award, two $1,000

Trajan Martin Memorial Award $1,000

Application forms, criteria and requirements can all be found on our website:

West Vancouver Foundation Scholarships

April 10, 2020

Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Scholarship information is available on the Handsworth, Student, Grade 12/Grad, Financial Assistance Page.
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​Scholarship Website
​More information on how to apply for scholarships awarded by Handsworth will be available by November 2019.  Please check back.  If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Shannon Paruk at sparuk@sd44.ca.

Link to Scholarship Resources
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​​Criteria​Amount (Value shown is based on prior years' awards.)
​Outstanding Graduate Scholarship Award

Most Outstanding Graduate Overall
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$1,000
Strongman All Rounder Award
(2 Awards)

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1.  Leadership
2.  School Citizenship
3.  Community Service
4.  Involvement in Athletics and the Arts
5.  Academic Achievement
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$2,000 each
​Top Scholar Grade 8-12 Award                 

1.  Academic achievement, proof of post secondary application
2.  Best academic record in courses for 5 years (Grades 8 - 12)

​$1,000
​Top Citizen Lynda Berry Award​

1. Outstanding record of public service or community

2. Display exceptional leadership and organizational skills in a service/volunteer capacity

3. Characterized by Staff and Peers as industrious, conscientious, self-sacrificing and compassionate

4. a) Number of School / Community hours b) record of annual HSS SERVICE AWARDS c) record of Grade Top Citizen Awards d) range of services provided (multiple venues)  e) leadership / organization component of service"

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$1,000
​Quinn Keast Award​

Athletic, sensitive, considerate, hard working, silent leader, academic


​$1,000
​Academic Excellence Award​

1. Diligence in achieving academic excellence 

2. Proof of registration at Post Secondary Institution required

​$1,000
​Strachan Hartley Memorial Award​

1. Participates and excels in athletics 

2. Commitment to academic pursuits 

3. Displays leadership in personal endeavors 

4. Involvement in community initiatives

5. Demonstrates financial need"

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$1,000
​Nigel Moore Memorial Scholarship Award
​Passion for the Humanities
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$1,000
​Handsworth Outstanding Achievement Award​
Overall
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$1,000
​Earl Beaumont Citizen Award​

PAC Award

1. Service to school, community 

2. Help those in need, humble, unassuming, quiet
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$1,500
​Ray Noel Citizen Award​

PAC Award

1. Top Citizen

2. Service to school, community 

3. Dynamic, energetic

4. Satisfactory academics
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$1,500
​Canadian Federation of University Women Award
(2 awards)
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Grade 12 Female Student academic, citizenship, community, financial need
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$750 each
​Capilano University Achievement Award​

1. Acceptance to Capilano College

2. Academic Qualifications (80%)                                          
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$1,500
​Centennial Scholarship Award​

1. Reside in the District of North Van 

2. Good student, citizen, and in need of financial assistance 

3. Not to receive other Financial Awards

4. Grade 12 and Graduating
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$715
​Grad Council Award​For Leadership on Grad Council​$1,000
​Jeff Pump Award​Giving, caring, unselfish, community oriented, interest in animal welfare​$500
​International Award
​Top International

​$1,000
​Jim Buchanan Memorial Football Scholarship Award​

1. Most Outstanding Football Player in Buchanan Bowl 

2. Five years in the Program
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$1,000
​NVTA Future Teacher Award​

1. Grade 12 Graduate 

2. Entering a Teacher Education Program

3. Academic Qualifications 

4. Citizenship                                          
​$500
​North Vancouver High School Education Foundations Award
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Multiple Awards

1. Outstanding academic record

2. Community or School Leadership volunteer history

3. Some awards based on financial need
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$1,310
​North Vancouver Kiwanis Scholarship City of North Vancouver Award​
Community involvement and high academic achievement
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$1,500
​Team Clarke Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Community Contribution Award​
Active in community, responsible, not necessarily marks based
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$1,000
​Student Council Award​

1. Grade 12 Member of Student Council

2. Show leadership and responsibility
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$500
​District Authority Award Scholarship​

Multiple Awards

1. Outstanding student in a variety of subject areas
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$1,250 each
​Stan van Woerkens Scholarship Award​
Leadership / Financial Need (Not necessarily academic)
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$1,000
​Coast Capital Standing Tall Award​
Variety of Criteria
​$2,000
​Matthew Robertson Award​
Excellence in Film, Design, Arts
​$2,000
​Capilano Excellence Award​
Commitment to attending Capilano University

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