STMC offers a number of scholarships and awards to our graduating students. Some require an application; others are awarded on the recommendation of the STMC Awards Committee.
Scholarships and awards offered to graduating students for the 2017/2018 academic year are listed below with links to the fillable pdf application forms where needed.
Deadline date (EXTENDED) to submit completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Before completing an application form(s), please read the award descriptions/criteria carefully to determine whether you meet the requirements for each award.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Anne Metzak Memorial Award
Two awards of $750.00 each are offered by the STMC Parents’ Association, in memory of Anne Metzak, to assist graduating students with their post-secondary education. Applicants must have a good academic record, made a contribution to the school and the community, and must demonstrate financial need.
Josemaria Palma Manrique Memorial Scholarship
A $1,200.00 scholarship has been made available by family and friends, in memory of Jomar Manrique (‘04). The award will go to a graduating student who loves music, fosters camaraderie and friendship among peers, has been involved in community service at STMC and is actively involved in their church/parish community. (A Knight’s Journey – About Josemaria Manrique)
Nancy Yeadon Scholarships for Community Involvement (college or technical school bound)
Two scholarships of $500.00 each have been made available by a generous donor to graduating students (preferably one male and one female) heading to a local college or a technical institution. Applicants must have a good academic record, have made a contribution to the school and the community, and must demonstrate financial need.
Nancy Yeadon Scholarships for Community Involvement (university bound)
Two scholarships of $500.00 each have been made available by a generous donor to graduating students (preferably one male and one female) heading to a university. Applicants must have a good academic record, have made a contribution to the school and the community, and must demonstrate financial need.
StanJean Community Involvement Scholarships
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, two scholarships of $1,000 each have been made available to graduating students who are heavily involved in the STMC community and have a strong academic record. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.
The Knights Of Old Alumni Scholarship
The Knights of Old St. Thomas More Collegiate Alumni Association will award up to $2,000.00 in scholarships to a maximum of five students each academic year, who best demonstrate the Alumni Association’s spirit and values.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS PURSUING ENGINEERING OR SCIENCE IN POST-SECONDARY
Mark Baldonero Memorial Scholarship
A $2,000.00 scholarship has been made available by family and friends, in memory of Mark Baldonero (’91). The scholarship is given to a top science student who is also involved with activities outside of STMC. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in engineering or science. (About Mark Baldonero)
StanJean Engineering Scholarship
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, a $2,000.00 scholarship has been made available to a graduating student who is pursuing a degree in engineering. The winner must have a strong academic record with a high level of community involvement.
SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD FOR MUSIC, ARTS, AND ATHLETICS
StanJean Music/Arts Scholarship
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, a $2,000.00 scholarship has been made available to a graduating student who is enrolled in a music or arts program at the post-secondary level. In addition to a music/arts background the winner must have an outstanding academic record and a high level of community involvement.
The Friends of Paul Iannone Award
A $500.00 award has been made available by the friends of Paul Iannone (’75), to a graduating student who has achieved a high level of success in both Athletics and Music.
OTHER MAJOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
The Brother Charles Slattery Young Social Entrepreneurship Award
A $2,500.00 award has been made available by a generous anonymous donor to a graduating student (male or female) with demonstrated financial need, who intends to major in business at any college or university, with an expressed interest in “social entrepreneurship.” Social entrepreneurship refers to business ventures that are focused equally on solving social problems while generating profit or financial sustainability. This award aims to inspire students to become social entrepreneurs, and commemorates Brother Charles Slattery’s deep commitment to helping those around him, and his characteristic “nothing is impossible” attitude. (About Brother Charles Slattery)
The Rich Goulet “Unsung Hero” Award
A $2,500.00 award has been made available by a generous anonymous donor to a graduating student (male or female) who can demonstrate financial need, who may not have the highest grades or be a star athlete, but who makes a consistent contribution to any teams or clubs in which he or she is involved. An “unsung hero” who may not be the first in line to win other scholarships, but is deserving of support and recognition. All candidates will be evaluated on their grades (transcript will be accessed by the Academic Counselling Office) and on the successful completion of this application. (About Rich Goulet)
StanJean High Achievement Scholarships
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, four scholarships of $1,000.00 each, have been made available to graduating students who can demonstrate an all-around commitment to high achievement in the areas of faith, academics, athletics, arts, and sciences.
(Award recipients selected by STMC Awards Committee)
Archbishop James Carney Award
Two Catholic students are selected by the Grade 12 Religion teachers and Religion department head. Each award is for $1,000.00.
Brad Hardham Scholarship
A $500.00 award is given to the graduating student who best exemplifies a love of life, is popular with the other students, and is not receiving another award. This scholarship is awarded by the school administration in consultation with Grade 12 teachers.
Bro. Carrothers Art Scholarship
This is a $500.00 award that is given to the best art student by the Art Department. This student must be going to a fine arts program at a post-secondary institution.
FutureBook Yearbook Award
A $1,000.00 award has been made available by FutureBook Printing Inc. to a graduating student who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment level to this year's publication.
Isidor Eisner Trades Scholarship
A $500 scholarship has been made available by family and friends in memory of Isidor Eisner. Mr. Eisner was always very impressed with what STMC meant to his granddaughters Jacqueline (2014) and Katelyn (2018). He was a German immigrant arriving in Canada in 1957 as a tradesman bricklayer and in the 1970s returning to school to become steel fabricator. He created a great life for his family in Canada by leveraging opportunities in trades careers and hopes that others can do the same. The scholarship is given to a graduating student who has demonstrated a strong work ethic and has an expressed interest in pursuing a post-secondary education and a career in trades. Award is made on the recommendation of the STMC Awards Committee.
James Wade Bourget/Senior Knight of the Year Award
A $1,500.00 award has been made available by family and friends, in memory of James Bourget (Class of 1993), to be given to the recipient of the Senior Knight of the Year Award.
John Favro Drama Award
A $500.00 award is given to a graduating student who made the greatest contribution to STMC’s Drama program.
John Kozak Spirit Award
A $1,000.00 award has been made available by family and friends, in memory of John Kozak. This award is given to the graduating student who best exemplifies John’s outlook on life: lives life to the fullest, shows strength and encouragement, treats others with courtesy and respect, inspires us to all be better people, displays true school spirit and inspires others to do so as well. The award recipient is selected by the student body.
Larry Johnston Memorial Award
This recipient of this award, presented at the Night of Knights, is given a $800.00 scholarship from Mountain West Studios Ltd..
President's Award for Compassionate Service
A $500 award is offered by the STMC President to a graduating student in recognition of his or her dedicated and compassionate service to help the marginalized in STMC or in the greater community. The award acknowledges a candidate who embraces the Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education Essential Element, “Stand in Solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice”, and is made on the recommendation of the STMC Awards Committee.
Sally Gribble Memorial Scholarship
All grade 12 students will write an essay as part of their English 12 curriculum. The student with the best essay will be awarded $500.00.
The Brother Charles Slattery Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is named in honour of a former principal of STMC. It will be awarded to a student who "has been a powerful positive influence on the lives of their fellow students by affirming others' value, supporting their peers in their endeavours, inspiring those who are struggling, contributing positive energy with their sense of humour, and displaying the "nothing is impossible" attitude with which Bro. Slattery approached challenges. Someone who is the "heart" or "energy" of their team or class."
The CISVA Athletics Scholarship
The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) is pleased to offer a $250.00 scholarship to a graduating student who excels in athletics at STMC. The winning student can be involved in extra-curricular teams or in the PE Department. The winner will be chosen by the administration in consultation with the faculty.
The CISVA Fine Arts Scholarship
The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) is pleased to offer a $250.00 scholarship to a graduating student who excels in Fine Arts.
The Ferdie Carrion Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded to a student who best combines the qualities of athleticism with a good sense of humour and a pleasant disposition. He or she should possess a true zest for life.
The Terry Grant McLean Memorial Scholarship
This $750.00 award named in the memory of Terry Grant McLean, an alumnus, is awarded to a grade 12 student who, in the opinion of the faculty, best combines participation in school activities with concern for his or her classmates, sportsmanship and a solid academic record.
Other Academic Scholarships
The STMC Parents Association and the STMC staff recognize the top academic students each year. The top 5 ranked seniors receive scholarships ranging from $750.00 to $1,250.00.