OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
1. Archbishop's Award for Catholic Leadership A bursary of $500 and a certificate to one student from each Catholic high school. CRITERIA: Exemplify dedication to spiritual and social growth within his/her parish. Have participated in school and parish events that have enhanced the identity of the Catholic high school.
2. Ashfield Community Involvement Award The winner of the award will receive a one-time $3,000 bursary towards the cost of fees to attend College, University or an approved apprenticeship program. Up to five awards are available to OCSB graduating students. The intent of this award is to provide support to students who have significant financial challenges associated with continuing their post-secondary pathway. CRITERIA The successful candidate must demonstrate school or community involvement. The student must have a minimum 70% average and be able to meet all of the requirements for an OSS diploma by the end of the current school year. The student must be accepted for studies at a College or University.
3. Director of Education Award for Academic Perseverance A bursary of $1500 and a certificate to one student from each Catholic High School. CRITERIA Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated perseverance throughout their secondary education, in order to achieve academic success. To be selected, a student must: Have persevered in the completion of all the requirements for obtaining an OSS diploma, including the community service component. Have demonstrated courage and determination while facing and overcoming adversity.
4. Director of Education Graduate Student Award A bursary of $1500 and a certificate to one student from each Catholic High School. CRITERIA To be selected, a student must: Have achieved a high academic average in their Grade 11 and Grade 12 subjects, Have completed all the requirements for obtaining an OSS diploma, including the community service component, Have consistently demonstrated positive social attitudes throughout his/her years of high school. Have consistently exemplified the expectations of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate, Be a self directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates his/her God Given potential, Be a caring, individual who attends to family, school, parish and to the wider community, Be accepted at a university or college.
5. Edward J. Cuhaci & Associates Architects Award An award of $1000 will be made to one secondary graduate student. CRITERIA 1. OSS graduate student from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. 2. Planning to take a post-secondary program in the design/architectural studies field, college or university. 3. Achievement in design/architectural related courses in high school. 4. A portfolio consisting of a minimum of three (3) submissions in the design area (i.e. computer design, artistic design or other related fields). 5. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for obtaining an OSS diploma, including the community service component.
6. The Msgr. Paul Baxter Memorial Scholarship The Msgr. Paul Baxter Memorial Scholarship is primarily an award recognizing academic and personal perseverance. Traditionally, winners of this Scholarship have undergone some challenges over the course of their personal development that they have successfully addressed. It is the intention of the Foundation, in Msgr. Paul Baxter’s memory, to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves by “trying their best, keeping the faith and being kind to others.” The Foundation thanks the Awards Committees of the Ottawa Catholic High Schools for helping to direct THE MSGR. PAUL BAXTER SCHOLARSHIP to the appropriate candidate in each high school. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Each Ottawa Catholic High School may nominate one graduate. The nominee must have applied, be accepted to, and attend a full-time college or university program in the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
7. Ottawa Catholic Graduate Expectations Award A bursary of $1000 accompanied by an individual certificate. CRITERIA To honour a Catholic graduate from each high school who demonstrates the distinctive expectations as delineated in the Catholic Graduate Expectations document. He or she is expected to be: • a discerning believer • a collaborative contributor • a caring family member • a responsible citizen • an effective communicator • a reflective, creative and holistic thinker • a self-directed, responsible, life-long learner A student is eligible to apply for the Ottawa Catholic Graduate Expectations Award if he/she: • has participated in school, community and parish initiatives throughout his/her high school career, that have enhanced the character of the Catholic Graduate • has attained a minimum 75% average has completed all the requirements for obtaining an OSS diploma.
8. Ottawa Catholic Trustee Service Award A bursary of $1500 and a certificate to one student from each Catholic High School. CRITERIA One graduate in each High School will be selected. To be selected a student must have: • Demonstrated extensive service in school activities for a minimum of three years; • Demonstrated service in the community and/or fundraising involvement; • Taken initiative and demonstrated leadership; • Completed all the requirements for obtaining an OSS diploma; • Not be serving as an Ottawa Catholic School Board Student Trustee.
9. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Award A bursary of $700 and a certificate to one graduating student from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. CRITERIA Graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their OYAP. Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for obtaining an OSS Diploma, including the community service component SELECTION PROCESS Particular focus, but without limiting such focus, will be given to students who: ♦ Have demonstrated special dedication to pursuing a career in the skilled trades; ♦ Have attained outstanding achievement in the view of their employers and cooperative education teachers; ♦ Have demonstrated a well-rounded achievement in their education and community involvement; ♦ Have attained outstanding achievement in the context of economic, cultural or social barriers.
10. Pathways for Success Destination Employability Award A bursary of $500 and a certificate to one student from each Catholic High School CRITERIA Graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their Destination Employability Program.
11. Sens Foundation Scholarship Student has applied to a full-time post secondary program at Algonquin College for Fall 2019. 2. Student must include a two-page summary outlining the following: a. Strong academic achievements; b. Demonstrated involvement in the community; c. Demonstrated participation in sport activities and strong teamwork skills; d. Demonstrated passion for their Algonquin College field of study. 3. The two-page summary must be approved and signed by the school principal. 4. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for obtaining an OSSD by end of June.
12. National Bank of Canada Graduate Award Applicants must have completed all the requirements for obtaining an OSS diploma, including the community service component. 2. Planning to take a post-secondary program in college or university. 3. Applicants are requested to write a short essay on managing debt for their anticipated post- secondary costs, this could include credit card, student loan or any other type of debt management.
13. Your Credit Union for Overall Achievement Award A bursary of $500. One award for a graduate from the school board. Students selected for consideration of the award should: Have demonstrated strong work ethic, community or school involvement. Have need of financial assistance to pursue his/her education goals whether at college or university level.
14. Shepherds of Good Hope Graduate Student Volunteer Award The Graduate Student Volunteer Award is granted to graduating student who has demonstrated dedication in volunteering at school or in the community, and which has directly benefited community members who access Shepherds of Good Hope services.The student will be honoured at the Shepherds of Good Hope Annual General Meeting on September, 2019, and/or another time chosen by the Principal, e.g. Graduation Ceremony. The recipient will receive a plaque and a cheque for $500.00.
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