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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.  

ARTICLE:  Scholarships - Not just for Super Geniuses (and preparation starts in Grade 10)  Click here (Macleans Nov. 2017)

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

Students need to:
-continually visit the Scholarship bulletin board in Guidance as this is the main area where info will be posted 
-pay attention to announcements and to deadlines
-check their Gr. 12 Remind group and Guidance's Twitter feed (however, remember that only some Scholarship info will be posted in these groups - go back to the Scholarship board!)
-if in doubt, as a Guidance Counsellor and we will try to steer you in the right direction.


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/
  
4)  Yconic (Iconic plus Youth!):  https://yconic.com
Finally, check the website of the college / university you will be attending for their scholarships / bursaries.

5)  Scholar Tree:  https://scholartree.ca



  THE FOLLOWING LIST IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDE ONLY AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE...

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Business
Graduating student who has excelled in Business subjects and will be pursuing studies in Business at the post-secondary level. This student has also displayed a resolute thirst for learning, has functioned well in both single and team projects, and has led by example in the classroom.

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

Computer Studies
Graduating student who successfully completed Grade 12 Computer Science (ICS4U). This student displayed excellent programming and project management skills, demonstrated perseverance, and contributed to the overall success of Computer Science at Sir Winston Churchill.

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 his/her Grade 11 or Grade 12 year.

Design and Technology
Graduating student who has taken at least three years of Technological Design; has demonstrated a high degree of technical proficiency; and has collaborated positively in team environments with fellow students and teachers.

Dramatic Arts
Graduating student who has achieved a high level of academic success in a senior-level Drama class and who has positively 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 creativity and literary analysis.

French
Core French - Graduating student who has taken Grade 9 to 12 Core French and displayed initiative, commitment, respect, and enthusiasm in the classroom.
Extended French - Graduating student who has excelled in Extended French and displayed initiative, commitment, respect, and enthusiasm in the classroom.

Extended French Overall - Graduating student who has achieved the highest overall average in all Extended French subjects over the course of his/her time at Sir Winston Churchill.

Geography
Graduating student who has achieved a mark of 80% or above in two senior-level Geography courses beyond Grade 9. The recipient has demonstrated a keen interest and a passion for the field of Human and Physical Geography and is pursuing post-secondary studies in the field of Geography.

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

Humanities
Graduating student who has successfully completed HHS4C/4U or HFA4C.  The student has demonstrated a strong work ethic, excellent collaboration skills, and contributed to the overall success of the class.

Mathematics
Graduating student who achieved 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 who has made a significant contribution to the Music program.

Physical Education
Graduating student who has achieved the highest mark in PSK4U, and who has completed at least two additional Physical and Health Education courses.

Political Science/Law
Graduating student who has successfully completed two of the following courses: CLU3M, CLU4U and/or CPW4U with a mark of 80% or above in each course. The student has demonstrated critical thinking skills, displayed an excellent work ethic, has been considerate of others, and has contributed to the overall success of the class.

Science (College)
Graduating student who has achieved an average of 80% in two senior-level Sciences. The recipient must be continuing his/her 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 contributed to the overall success of the senior-level Science program.

Science (University)
Graduating student who has achieved an average of 80% in three senior university-level Sciences. The recipient must be continuing his/her post-secondary education in a Science discipline at the university level. The student has also demonstrated exceptional inquiry skills, displayed excellent scientific analysis, and contributed to the overall success of the senior-level Science program.

Social Science
Graduating student who has successfully completed HSC4M or HSB4U. The student displayed excellent critical thinking skills, was tolerant of the opinions expressed in class, and demonstrated perseverance.

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

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

 

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SCHOOL AWARDS

Amelia Durocher Spirit Award
In memory of Amelia Durocher (Class of 2018). Presented to a graduating student whose significant presence, participation, and service was evident in all aspects of school life. This student has touched the school community in profound ways, through his/her altruism, involvement, and positive impact on the staff and student body.

Alumni Blue and Gold Award
Presented to six graduating students who have contributed significantly to life at Sir Winston Churchill through their extracurricular involvement and their academic achievement. Recipients must embody at least one characteristic of “SPIRIT”: sincerity, perseverance, involvement, responsibility, integrity, and tolerance.

Brock University – Niagara Principal’s Scholarship
Presented to two graduating students selected by their school Principal in recognition of their achievement of high academic standards, demonstration of exceptional school and community participation, and commitment to attend Brock University in the following year.

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 a willingness to learn.

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

Chartwell’s School Dining Bursary
Presented to the graduating student who is continuing his/her post-secondary studies in food services, or a student who has excelled in the Grade 12 Nutrition and Health course.

Churchill Achievement Award
Awarded to the graduating student who has shown a high level of commitment and dedication to both Athletics and the Arts.

Chris Bittle (MP) Citizenship Award
Presented to the graduating student who has demonstrated exemplary citizenship, dedicated participation, and who has volunteered both in the school and in his/her community.

Class of ’96 Community Leader Scholarship
Presented to the graduating student who made an outstanding contribution to SWC through leadership in school organizations and clubs. This student was also connected to the community and promoted principles of volunteerism, global and community citizenship, giving, social engagement, and education.

Deven and Rahul Nadkarni Memorial 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 presented to the graduating student who, as well as earning a first-class average, has demonstrated leadership through his/her commitment to all facets of the Sir Winston Churchill community, including academics, athletics, arts, and extracurriculars.

District School Board of Niagara Student Success Award
Presented to a graduating student who displayed 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 served as a role model among peers and embodied the DSBN's Character Education Traits: respect, responsibility, integrity, caring, optimism, perseverance, courage, and cooperation.

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

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

First Generation DSBN Student Bursary
Presented to a first-generation student graduating from a DSBN school who has accepted a program at a post-secondary institution.

Governor General's Academic Medal
Presented to the graduating student who has achieved the highest academic average in his/her graduating year.

Jacor Marketing Award for Student Equality
Presented to the student who best exemplifies student equality by taking measures to prevent bullying and promote inclusion within the student body.

Jasmine Award
In memory of Jasmine St. Louis (Class of 2013). Presented to a graduating female student heading to a post-secondary program with a 75% minimum average. This student possesses a strong sense of fairness and is vocal about injustices. She has persevered, and she has shown passionate determination to meet and overcome challenges and obstacles. Despite circumstances, her strong sense of self helps her to believe in her ability to succeed and to prevail.

Jostens Service Award
Presented to a graduating student who has willingly and selflessly served the school community through his/her commitment to a year-long endeavour.

Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary studies and who has shown commitment to his/her academics and extra-curricular involvement.

Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award
Presented to the graduating student who has demonstrated exemplary involvement in the community beyond the required forty hours of community service.

Ontario Principals’ Council - Principal’s Award for Student Leadership
Presented to the graduating student who has shown creativity, and who has striven to increase the level of student involvement and engagement within the school.

OSSTF District 22 Bursary
Presented to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary studies and who has demonstrated responsibility within the school, the community, and the workplace.

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

Robotics Award 
Presented to the graduating student who has been a member of the Robotics Club for a minimum of two years, and through his/her leadership, has mentored and trained new members.

Rob Searle Achievement Award
Presented to the graduating student who is college or workplace bound, and who has demonstrated great tenacity in overcoming obstacles to his/her education, in order to achieve a diploma.

Rotary Medalists
Presented to one male and one female graduating student, who were selected by the graduating class, for their significant contribution to the life of the school. These students possess excellent moral character, and most importantly, exemplify the Rotary's motto of “Service Above Self.”

Sharp Bus Lines Award
Presented to a graduating student who has benefitted the Sir Winston Churchill community through his/her positive attitude and consistent involvement in the school.

Spirit Award
Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated genuine pride in his/her embodiment of the true characteristics of a Sir Winston Churchill Bulldog.

St. Catharines Art Education Scholarship Fund
Awarded to the graduating student who has participated in, and who has demonstrated a passion for, the Visual Arts.

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

Wintership Award
Presented to a graduating student who attended Wintership and who went on to demonstrate strong leadership skills in the school, or in the community, throughout his/her Grade 12 year.


NIAGARA REGION AND

DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF NIAGARA AWARDS

Choralis Camerata Choral Music Award
Awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary studies and has participated in, and demonstrated a love of, choral/vocal music within the school and/or community.

Dale Racine Bursary
Awarded to a student who has achieved academic success, is a good citizen of his/her school and community, and who has demonstrated a strong moral character.

Gene Luczkiw Spirit of Enterprise Award
Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated the spirit of enterprise, and who has taken the initiative to achieve a self-determined goal while sharing his/her achievement with others.

Niagara Newcomers Bursary
Awarded to a permanent Canadian Resident or Citizen who has been in Canada for less than ten years. The student must be attending Brock, McMaster, Niagara, or Mohawk in September. This student has demonstrated community service through volunteerism and plans to return to the Niagara Region after graduation.

Real Canadian Superstore Bursary
Awarded to a graduating student who is a resident of Niagara and who has been accepted into an undergraduate program at a post-secondary institution.

The Niagara Men’s Chorus Award: Pamela Robbs and Diane McQuade Scholarship
Presented to a graduating student who plans to study Music at a post-secondary institution. This student has demonstrated excellent academic achievement, musical performance, leadership, community involvement, and participation in extra-curricular activities.

University of Toronto National Book Award
Awarded to a student who demonstrated superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. The recipient has excelled in academic pursuits, has demonstrated enthusiasm for intellectual exploration, and has shown a strong involvement in the lives of his/her school and community.