This award was established by family and friends to honour David E. Mitchell, an alumnus of Western Canada High School, professional engineer, respected businessman, and a leader in the community. Mr. Mitchell believed Canadians shouldn’t have to go somewhere else before being recognized for their accomplishments.


Doris Mitchell

Where Tenable

Western Canada High School

Field of Study







Open to students registered in grade 12 at Western Canada High School who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma, demonstrate financial need and are pursuing post-secondary education. Students must have exhibited leadership and/or citizenship by having contributed to the school culture, participated as a member of a club or team or excelled in off-campus volunteerism or leadership initiatives.

As financial need can mean different things to different people, this award will determine the need through the submission of a statement of approximately 500 words prepared by the student that outlines the necessity of the need for economic support. Support from a teacher or school administrator will help strengthen this request.

Selection will be based on volunteer activities/demonstration of leadership qualities and statement of financial need.


Online application available at Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

Selection & Payment

School-specific. Selection of the award recipient will be determined by the Western Canada High School Award Selection Committee and will include a representative from EducationMatters. Recipients will be notified by September and must claim their award within eighteen (18) months of notification. Payment will be made to the post-secondary institution upon official confirmation of enrollment.


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