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STMC Scholarships and Awards Offered to Grade 12s

St. Thomas More Collegiate currently offers a total of 47 scholarships and awards, with a total value of $42,000, to our graduating students. About 92% of these student awards are funded by generous donors to STMC. Some require an application; others are awarded on the recommendation of the STMC Awards Committee.  This Committee is made up of teachers, department heads, and members of the administration.  All awards will be presented at the commencement exercises which take place in June.

The scholarships requiring an application are listed below. Following that list, you will find a list of STMC scholarships that do not require an application.

STUDENT APPLICATION REQUIRED

Note: The applications for these scholarships are accessible to all grade 12 students on their Google Classroom link. Students complete and submit these applications on this Google Classroom site.

The deadline to submit these applications is MAY 22, 2019

For any questions, please contact Mr. Bouwman.

Mr. Hank Bouwman
Academic Counsellor
604-521-1801 ext. 119

List of available Scholarship and Awards

Community Involvement

Anne Metzak Memorial Award

Two awards of $750 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 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 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 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 $2,500 in scholarships to a maximum of five students each academic year, who best demonstrate the Alumni Association’s spirit and values.

 

NOTE:
Grade 12 students must access their Google Classroom site to find the applications for the community involvement scholarships and awards.  They must complete and submit their application using the Google Classroom site.
ENGINEERING OR SCIENCE IN POST-SECONDARY

Mark Baldonero Memorial Scholarship

A $2,000 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 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.

 

NOTE:
Grade 12 students must access their Google Classroom site to find the applications for the engineering/science scholarships and awards. They must complete and submit their application using the Google Classroom site.
MUSIC, ARTS, AND ATHLETICS

StanJean Music/Arts Scholarship

Thanks to the support of a generous donor, a $2,000 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 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.

 

NOTE:
Grade 12 students must access their Google Classroom site to find the applications for the engineering/science scholarships and awards. They must complete and submit their application using the Google Classroom site.
OTHER MAJOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The Brother Charles Slattery Young Social Entrepreneurship Award

A $2,500 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.

The Rich Goulet “Unsung Hero” Award

A $2,500 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.

 

NOTE:
Grade 12 students must access their Google Classroom site to find the applications for the engineering/science scholarships and awards. They must complete and submit their application using the Google Classroom site.

The following scholarships and awards DO NOT require application submissions. Award recipients are recommended by the STMC Awards Committee.

STMC Awards Committee Selections

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.

Brad Hardham Scholarship

A $500 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. Bill Carrothers Art Scholarship

This is a $500 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 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 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 award is given to a graduating student who made the greatest contribution to STMC’s Drama program.

John Kozak Spirit Award

A $1,000 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 for Citizenship

This recipient of this award, presented at the Night of Knights to a graduating student for outstanding citizenship, is given a $800 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.

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 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 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 award named in the memory of Terry Grant McLean (class of 2000), 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 to $1,250.