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Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships

The St. Thomas More Collegiate “Knights of Old” Alumni Association funds a number of scholarships each year for STMC students who best demonstrate the Alumni Association’s spirit and values. Eligible applicants are graduating STMC students (must attend grade 12 at the time of application) who have applied to an accredited post-secondary institution.

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

Alumni Association Involvement
Fulfilling the Knights of Old’s mission statement to coordinate events, activities and initiatives that will keep Alumni and STMC connected, the successful candidate will have demonstrated support of the Alumni Association’s initiatives (e.g. volunteering at events, newsletter mail-outs, etc.).
Mentoring
Following the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice, the successful candidate will have demonstrated an interest in mentoring, guiding, or teaching younger students (e.g. tutoring, grade 8 orientation, etc.)
Community Service
Following St. Thomas More Collegiate’s vision statement, that every Knight make a positive contribution to the earth and its people, the successful candidate will have served either the internal STMC community, or the broader community through positive contributions.

Scholarships are awarded at STMC’s Commencement ceremony in June.

Bursaries

The Fallen Knights Bursary Endowment Fund has been established at STMC to honour the memory of Knights who have passed away.

The creation of the Fallen Knights Bursary Endowment Fund was inspired by the 2013 passing of a 1989 alumnus, Travers Naran, due to cancer. Travers, who towered over all his peers at more than six feet tall in Grade 8, was a well-loved classmate and is remembered for his gentle demeanor and sense of humour.

Upon learning the sad news, the Class of ’89, led by Brent Christensen, Matt Friesen and Dale Bosa came together at their 25th reunion and raised $10,000 toward a fund in memory of Travers Naran. On behalf of the Class of ’89 and in consultation with Travers’ mother, Mrs. Winnie Naran – who also gave generously to the fund – Brent and Matt worked with the school to establish a bursary fund that will not only honour the memory of Travers, but also the memory of all STMC Knights who pass away.

The bursary helps those who most need it: families who otherwise could not afford an STMC education for their children due to economic reasons.

As of 2018 more than $250,000 has been raised in memory of our Fallen Knights.

To learn more about the Fallen Knights Bursary Endowment Fund please contact:

Jacqueline Doering
Director of Advancement
604-521-1801 ext 131