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There is money to be found to help you reach your post secondary goals, whether it be to purchase tools, footwear, pay tuition etc., but you must do the research. Scholarships are not just based on marks. Many are for students who are in financial need or for students who have demonstrated leadership, active community or school involvement and or have a special circumstance.  

SWC teachers and the Awards Committee refers to students' IPP when making selection decisions - is yours updated?  

In addition, students are always encouraged to submit a "Please Consider Me" form for any scholarship/award for which they feel that they are a great candidate.  This is the time for shameless self-promotion! 


Websites for Researching: 
1) Student Awards: www.studentawards.com 
  
2) Scholarships Canada: www.scholarshipscanada.com 
  
3) District School Board of Niagara: http://dsbn.org/Awards/
  
Finally, check the website of the college / university you will be attending for their scholarships / bursaries.


 

SWC SUBJECT PROFICIENCY AWARDS

Art
Graduating student who has taken a total of 3 credits in Visual Art, including AVI4M and who has shown dedication and commitment to the Arts.

Business
Graduating student who has excelled in Business Subjects and will be pursuing studies in Business in post-secondary. Student has also displayed an aggressive thirst for learning, functioned well in both single and team projects and has led by example in the classroom.

Classical Studies
Graduating student who has taken, and excelled at, either LVV4U or LVLCU as well as lower level Latin courses.

Communication Technology
Graduating student who has completed a minimum of one Grade 11 and one Grade 12 Communication Technology course and has contributed to school events through communication technology in their senior year.

Computer Studies
Graduating student who has excelled in Computer Studies.

Co-operative Education
Graduating student who has surpassed expectations in both the workplace and in-school. The recipient has demonstrated a desire to learn, initiative, and persistence. The recipient also understood and contributed to the co-op placement’s goal in all categories. The student has achieved one of the top marks in the Co-op program in either their Grade 11 or Grade 12 year.

Design and Technology
Graduating student who has taken at least 3 years of Design and Technology; has demonstrated a high degree of technical proficiency and has willingly contributed to their fellow students and teachers.

Dramatic Arts
Graduating student who has achieved a high level of academic success in a senior level Drama class, and has contributed to the school’s dramatic productions.

English
Graduating student who has achieved one of the highest averages in English (4U) and has shown an exceptional commitment to literary analysis.

Family Studies
Graduating student who has earned the highest mark in HHS4M and has taken at least 2 senior Family Studies courses.

French Awards
Core – Graduating student who has taken Grade 9 – 12 Core French and displays initiative, commitment, respect and enthusiasm in the classroom.
Extended – Graduating student who excels in Extended French and displays initiative, commitment, respect and enthusiasm in the classroom.
Geography Extended Overall – Graduating student who has achieved the highest overall average in all Extended French subjects over the course of their time at SWC.

Geography
Graduating student who has achieved a mark of 80% or above in a senior geography course beyond Grade 9. Recipient has demonstrated a keen interest and passion for the field of Human and Physical Geography.

History
Graduating student who has achieved a mark of 80% or above in two or more History courses. The recipient must demonstrate critical thinking skills, display an excellent work ethic and contribute to the overall success of the class.

Law
Graduating student who has successfully completed both: CLU3M and CLN4U with a mark of 80% or above in each. Student must demonstrate good critical thinking skills, display an excellent work ethic, be tolerant of the opinions expressed in class and have contributed to the overall success of the class.

Mathematics
Graduating student must achieve at least 90% in MCV4U and MHF4U. Other criteria include a demonstration of sophisticated mathematical thinking in class and a willingness to assist other math students.

Music
Graduating student who has achieved a high level of academic success in a senior level Music class, and has made a significant contribution to the music program.

Physical Education
Graduating student who has achieved the highest mark in PSK4U and has taken at least 2 additional Physical and Health Education courses.

Science (College)
Graduating student who has achieved a high academic average in two of the following: SBI3C, SCH4C, or SPH4C. The recipient must be continuing their post-secondary education in a science discipline at the college level. The student must also have demonstrated exceptional inquiry skills, displayed excellent scientific analysis and have contributed to the overall success in 2 of the classes listed above.

Science (University)
Graduating student who has achieved a high academic average in SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. The recipient must be continuing their post-secondary education in a science discipline at the university level. The student must also have demonstrated exceptional enquiry skills, displayed excellent scientific analysis and have contributed to the overall success of the Grade 12 Science program.

Social Science
Graduating student who has successfully completed HRT3M and HSB4U with a mark of 80% or higher in both classes. Student must demonstrate good critical thinking skills, display an excellent work ethic, be tolerant of the opinions expressed in class and have contributed to the overall success of the class.

Student Success
Graduating student who has demonstrated great determination in the pursuit of a high school diploma. The recipient has achieved success and is pursuing post-secondary education.



SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARDS

The Brock University Niagara Principal's Scholarship
Presented to a graduating student who is attending Brock in September and who displays high academic achievement and exceptional school and community participation.

The Calhoun Sportswear Co-operative Education Award
Presented to the graduating Co-operative Education student who has demonstrated initiative and perseverance, as well as an excellent work ethic and willingness to learn. 

The Chartwells School Dining Bursary
Recognizes an outstanding graduate who is pursuing post-secondary study in the area of food and nutrition.

The Churchill Achievement Award
Awarded to a graduating student who has shown commitment and dedication to athletics and the Arts.

The Citizenship Award
Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated strong participation in volunteering - both within the school and the community.  An all round good citizen.

The Community Engagement Award
Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated a commitment to community engagement within the Niagara Region.

The Daniel Aitken Memorial Award
Awarded to an Extended French student who is honest, genuine, good natured, well liked by peers, and who shows empathy towards others.

The Deven and Rahul Nadkarni Award

Donated in memory of Deven and Rahul Nadkarni, Sir Winston Churchill students who were killed in the 1985 Air India crash.  This award is given to the graduating student who, as well as earning a first-class average, has demonstrated leadership through his or her commitment to all facets of the Sir Winston Churchill community including academics, the Arts, and extra-curricular clubs and athletics.

The District School Board of Niagara Student Success Award
Presented to a graduating student who displays a strong work ethic in the face of personal challenges, a sustained and resourceful pursuit of academic success, and good citizenship within the school and the larger community.  This student serves as a role model amongst peers and embodies the DSBN's Character Education traits: respect, responsibility, integrity, caring, optimism, perseverance, courage, cooperation. 

The Education Foundation of Niagara Student Achievement Award
Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated commitment to the school, his or her peers, and the community. 

The Excellence in Education Award
Presented to a graduating student who has achieved high academic standards, made a significant contribution to extra-curricular activities, exhibited leadership amongst peers, completed voluntary community service, and demonstrated personal excellence in an endeavour outside of school.

The Governor General's Academic Medal
Awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the highest average in his or her graduating year. 

The Josten Service Award 
Awarded to two graduating students who give of themselves and who work hard in the school, outside of their academic commitments. 

The Joy Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student who has overcome learning challenges in order to achieve his/her OSSD. and who is continuing on to post-secondary education.

The Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship
Presented to one graduating student from each high school in St. Catharines.  Each recipient must be pursuing post-secondary studies and have demonstrated strong academic abilities and commitment to extra-curricular activities.

The Korean Presbyterian Church Award
Presented to a graduating student who has contributed to the community and has achieved very good academic standing.  Although not essential, active involvement in a faith of the student's choice may be a factor in selecting a worthy candidate. 

The Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award
This award recognizes the graduating student who has demonstrated exemplary involvement in the community beyond the required 40 hours of community service. 

The Lincoln County Student Scholarship
This bursary is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing a post-secondary education.  The student must have attained honours in six of his or her Grade 12 courses and have demonstrated extra-curricular involvement.

The Canadian Federation of University Women Math Award - St. Catharines
Presented to the graduating female student with high achievement in any combination of senior courses in Mathematics, Science, and/or Technology.  

The Ontario Principal's Council for Student Leadership
Awarded to the graduating student who has shown creativity and leadership in increasing the level of student involvement and engagement within the school.

The O.S.S.T.F. District 22 Bursary
Presented to a graduating student pursuing post-secondary studies.  This bursary is awarded to the student who has demonstrated responsibility within the school, the community, and the workplace.

The Principal's Award
Awarded to the graduating student who has, through his or her service and scholarship, made a substantial impact on student life at Sir Winston Churchill.

The Project Spirit Award
Presented to a graduating student who has attended the Project Spirit camp at least three times, and who has had a positive impact on the school and the camp through his or her leadership skills, co-operative attitude, and school spirit. 

The Rob Searle Achievement Award
Presented to a graduate who is pursuing college or work, and who has demonstrated tenacity in overcoming obstacles in his/her education in order to achieve their secondary school diploma.

The Robotics Award
Awarded to the graduating student who has been a member of the SWC Robotics Club for a minimum of two years.  The recipient is recognized for the countless number of hours of work given to the club as well as his/her leadership in nurturing and training new members, ensuring that their technical skills are passed on to the next group of members.

The Rotary Medallists
Presented to a male and a female graduating student who has made a significant contribution to the life of the school through his or her participation in one or more school activities.  These students are cheerful and co-operative, they possess excellent moral character, and they exemplify the Rotary's motto "Service Above Self".

The Sir Winston Churchill Alumni Blue and Gold Award
Presented to graduating students who have contributed significantly to life at Sir Winston Churchill through their extra-curricular involvement and their academic achievement.  Recipients must embody at least one characteristic of  "SPIRIT": Sincerity, Perseverance, Involvement, Responsibility, Integrity, and Tolerance.

The Sir Winston Churchill Innovation Award
Recognizes the extraordinary work of a graduating student whose creative thinking, problem-solving and initiative has reached far beyond the secondary school curriculum. The recipient, through his or her innovation, has made a significant, positive impact on the school or on the community.

The Sir Winston Churchill "Spirit" Award
Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated genuine pride in his or her embodiment of the positive attributes of a Sir Winston Bulldog.

The Sir Winston Churchill Staff Award
Chosen by the teaching staff, this award is presented to the altruistic graduate who, throughout his or her four years at Sir Winston Churchill, has proven to be positive, committed, and involved for the benefit of the Sir Winston community.   

The Sir Winston Churchill School Letter
Presented to a graduating student who exemplifies all the qualities of a good student and has participated in three of the four categories to earn the School Letter.  The School Letter recognizes all-round contributions in the areas of academics, leadership, clubs and activities, and sports. 

St Catharines Art Education Scholarship Fund
Presented to the graduating student who has participated and demonstrated a passion for the visual arts.

The Wintership Award
Presented to the graduating student who attended Wintership Camp during their Grade 11 year and has demonstrated strong leadership skills within the school and/or the community during their Grade 12 year.