SIMCOE COMPOSITE SCHOOL
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY AWARDS
PLEASE READ THE AWARD CRITERIA CAREFULLY AND APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS BY COMPLETING THE SCS SCHOOL AWARDS APPLICATION FORM.
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MAY 24, 2019.
Norfolk Community Foundation – Irene McKiee Memorial Award
A nominee will be forwarded to the Norfolk Community Foundation by SCS awards committee based on the following criteria: Awarded to a graduating female student entering a college program to further their education in the field of business administration.
Norfolk Community Foundation – Marian McKiee Memorial Award
A nominee will be forwarded to the Norfolk Community Foundation by SCS awards committee based on the following criteria: This award recognizes one student who demonstrates academic excellence, community and/or extra-curricular excellence and who requires financial assistance.
Norfolk Community Foundation – Century Awards (up to 5 max)
Five nominations will be forwarded to the Norfolk Community Foundation by SCS awards committee based on the following criteria: An SCS graduate in need of financial assistance who is applying to a post-secondary institution. Student must demonstrate involvement in the community or extra-curricular activities.
Norfolk Community Foundation – Sarah Wallace Memorial Award
A nominee will be forwarded to the Norfolk Community Foundation by SCS awards committee based on the following criteria: A graduating student going in to the general field of health services.
Brian Lyne Memorial Award (Simcoe Firefighters)
Awarded to a graduating student who has shown a unique level of perseverance and fortitude.
Awarded to a student in financial need who is entering the field of food services or hospitality, chef training, home economics, etc.
Norfolk County Award
Awarded to a student who has earned their OSSD and is pursuing an education in Municipal or Public Administration, Skilled Trade, Health or an Agriculture related program.
Honourable Justice John A. Pringle Award
Only awarded every fifth year to SCS. Next Award date is 2018-2019.
Awarded to a student who has shown a particular interest and proficiency in the law, integrity and a true spirit of community mindedness.
Power Workers’ Union Award
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated technical capabilities and has an interest in pursuing future course studies that include: Apprenticeships in Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Lines, and Forestry and like fields; College studies including Stationary Engineer, Computer Studies, etc.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 79 Award
Awarded to a student who has taken history and shows a keen interest not necessarily the top student. The recipient should have contributed to the school through participation in teams, classes and activities.
Good, Redden, Klosler Entrepreneur’s Award
Awarded to a student who demonstrates an entrepreneurial flair during their secondary school career. The award can be used at the discretion of the student to further their formal education or to fund a small business enterprise.
Kinettes Bursary Award
Awarded to a female student. Applicants must have 80% in 6 credits and be enrolled in a post-secondary program. Applicants who have done service work in the community will be given preference. Kinette recipient must have a min. of 100 community hours.
Simcoe Lions Club Bursary
Two annual awards given to one female & one male student who will be attending a College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Ontario Power Generation Bursaries
Awarded to two graduating students with a specific focus on further College or University study in the following fields: Engineering, Science, Trades & Technology (i.e. Electrical Engineering, Industrial Mechanical/Millwright, Power Engineering, and Instrumentation Engineering), Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Studies or Business. Requires strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills, good academic standing (min. B average).
The Siera Charters Language, Literature and Mental Health Awareness Memorial Award
Awarded to a student who has earned their OSSD; has shown a passion for reading, and /or learning languages. Special consideration will be given to a student who has helped to promote Mental Health Awareness through involvement in their school and/ or community. Candidates who meet all criteria will be considered first and then other candidates who meet majority of criteria will be considered.
Sharp Bus Lines Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student to further their education and experience in the field of skilled trades.
The Retired Teachers Award (Norfolk District RTO/ERO)
Awarded to a student who has earned their OSSD; who would benefit from some financial support; who has helped other students within the school (i.e. – peer tutoring); who is continuing their post-secondary education in the field of Education, Health Sciences or Early Childhood Education.
Philip LeGros Memorial Scholarship for Nutrition (in trust)
Awarded in memory of Mr. Philip LeGros to a student who enters a course in nutrition or dietetics at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
Donald Schurr Memorial Award (in trust)
Awarded to a student who has earned their OSSD, has taken Grade 11 & 12 Technology courses and has enrolled in a post-secondary institution or an apprenticeship program.
John W. Sheppard Memorial Award (in trust)
Applicants must have completed Grade 12 with a minimum of six Gr 11 and/or Gr 12 courses in the Business Education Department and must be furthering their education in a post-secondary business course at a community college.
Lieutenant Governor Community Volunteer Award
Awarded to a graduating student who has made a significant contribution to the community.
MP Government Leadership Award (donated by Diane Finley, MP)
Awarded to the student who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities.
G. William Burroughs Memorial Award
Awarded to an outstanding all-round student who demonstrates good citizenship, who is enrolled in a post- secondary institution and has not won any other award.
THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE VOTED ON BY GRADE 12 STUDENTS.
NO APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.
Lions Club Shield
Students are nominated by SCS staff and then voted for by senior female students.
Awarded to most outstanding graduating girl at SCS.
Rotary Club Shield
Students are nominated by SCS staff and then voted for by senior male students.
Awarded to the most outstanding graduating boy at SCS.
Students are nominated by SCS staff and then voted for by the Graduating class.
Student speaks on behalf of their fellow classmates at Graduation.
THE FOLLOWING ARE AWARDS STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BASED ON THE CRITERIA. NO APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.
Selected by Art Department.
Awarded to the top graduating visual arts student.
Cosmetology Competency Awards
Selected by Cosmetology Teacher.
Awarded to the most proficient student(s) in Grade 12 Aesthetics course and Grade 12 Hairstyling course.
G. Douglas Vallee Limited Award
This award is presented to the student with the highest average in their top six grade 12 courses, who has earned their OSSD, and is pursuing a post-secondary program in architecture or engineering.
Governor General’s Bronze Academic Medal
Awarded to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduation from a secondary school. All grade 11 & 12 courses are listed on the student’s transcript must be based on final results. Courses taken after graduation to up-grade marks are not to be included.
Graduating All-Star - Female & Male
Selected by SCS Health and Physical Education Department.
Award to a graduating female and male student-athlete, who demonstrates Excellence in Academics & Athletics.
Helene High Memorial Music Award (Parent Council)
Selected by Music Department.
Awarded to the most outstanding graduating music student.
Henderson Recreational Equipment Bursary
Selected by Technology Department.
Awarded to a student who has earned their OSSD and has displayed the greatest creativity and technical excellence in senior technical design.
Jesse Farrar Literary Award (in trust)
Selected by English Department.
Awarded to the senior student who is the most outstanding writer in the school.
Marney McGuire Award for English (in trust)
Awarded to a full time graduating student with the highest mark in University English (ENG4U). Student must reside in Port Dover Catchment area.
Mary Anne Baker Memorial Award (donated by Wayne Baker)
Selected by the Health Science Teacher.
Presented to a student who has earned their OSSD, who was enrolled and made significant contribution to the Health Sciences program, takes an active role in extra-curricular activities; and is pursuing further education at the university level in a health sciences-related field.
Mildred C. Brock Memorial Art Scholarship (in trust)
Awarded to a student who attains the highest mark in Grade 12 Art (any level).
Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh Accounting Award
Awarded to student with highest mark in BAT4M.
Multicultural Heritage Association of Norfolk Bursary
Selected by the Canadian and World Studies Department.
Awarded to a senior student who has excelled in Canadian and World Studies. This student has shown a passion for learning about, understanding and appreciating the diverse world around them. Preference will be given to a student who has chosen to pursue post-secondary studies in Geography, International Development or Environment.
NAPA Automotive Award
Selected by Transportation Teacher.
Awarded to the most outstanding graduating student in TTJ4C.
Norfolk Community Foundation - Mabel O’Brian Award
Awarded to the female student with the highest average in her best six courses at the University or University/College level regardless of the year in which they were taken. In her final year of secondary school or in her final two consecutive semesters of secondary school, she shall have succeeded in at least six courses at the Gr. 12 University or University/College level. A) She shall have taken these courses at Norfolk Secondary schools or by correspondence courses or virtual learning courses; such courses must be completed by June 30 of the year of graduation from secondary school. B) In the event that student transfers in, she must have spent her last semester in a Norfolk school and taken at least 3 credits at a Norfolk school. A credit in Gr. 9 Music and the required theory from an accredited conservatory of Music could be considered as one of the best six credits.
Ontario Principal’s Council Award
Selected by Principal.
Awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates student leadership qualities.
Rotary Youth Scholarship (The Rotary Club of Simcoe)
The worthiness of the student is determined by the school. This scholarship is offered to senior students and is to be used toward higher education.
Samuel A. Morris Memorial Scholarship (in trust)
Awarded to a student who has earned their OSSD, having the second highest academic standing in Grade 12 subjects. Average must be 75% or higher.
Science Mentorship Award
Selected by Science Department.
Awarded to a student with the top marks in SCH4C or SPH4C.
Shanta Gulati Memorial Award for Physics (in trust)
Selected by Science Department.
Awarded to the top physics student in SPH4U.
Simcoe & District Horticultural Society
Selected by Green Industries teacher.
Awarded to the graduating student who exhibits the highest proficiency in horticulture.
Terry Hayes-North Memorial Music Award
Selected by the Music Department.
Awarded to a student planning to pursue a career in music.
Tony Lasanowski Memorial Award (in trust)
Awarded to the top chemistry student at the university level in SCH4U.
The Sarah Kirby Insurance Agency – Aspiring Women in Business Award
Selected by Business Department.
Awarded to a female student who has achieved their OSSD and has excelled in the area of business studies.
THE FOLLOWING AWARDS MAY BE PRESENTED AT GRADUATION. APPLICATION PROCESS FOR EACH IS SEPARATE AND DONE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR. OBTAIN APPLICATION DETAILS AND FORMS IN STUDENT SERVICES.
April Maxwell Memorial Bursary (Norfolk Potters’ Guild)
Awarded to a graduating Visual Arts student who will be studying visual arts at a post-secondary level.
Application – See separate application form in Student Service for details.
Application Deadline – May 23, 2019
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Award (in trust)
Awarded to a female who will be pursuing a post-secondary education. The award will be given to a student who actively participates in school and shows an honest effort in her studies.
**Applicants will write an essay, explaining in approximately 250 words, what “life, learning and friendship” mean to them and how their involvement in school and community activities have exemplified these ideals.
Norfolk Community Foundation – Kilpatrick Scholarship
A nominee will be forwarded to the Norfolk Community Foundation by SCS awards committee based on the following criteria: An SCS graduating student in need of financial assistance who is applying to a Business related program at a post-secondary institution. Must be active in the community and must exemplify a solid work ethic.
Application Deadline – May 2019
The Richard Walker Memorial Bursary (donated by Norfolk Federation of Agriculture)
Awarded to any Norfolk County High School student who will be pursuing a post-secondary education in either agriculture or environmental studies.
Application – by application to Norfolk Fair Society
Application Deadline – June 2019
Wanda and Scott Salverda Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to the student who has demonstrated the quality of determination in their life. They must be active in the community and exemplify a hard work ethic in their everyday lives.
Application – An SCS nominee will be forwarded to the awards committee
Application Deadline – May 2019