Dom Chieffo was a dedicated and brilliant Biology teacher at Sir Winston Churchill High School. In memory of his passion for teaching and dedication to his profession, this award will support a Sir Winston Churchill High School student who demonstrates a strong work ethic and the highest level of integrity.


Family and Friends of Dom Chieffo

Where Tenable

Sir Winston Churchill High School

Field of Study

Biology or Biology-related field of study.






Open to Biology 30 students registered in grade 12 at Sir Winston Churchill High School who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma and have earned marks sufficient for entrance to a post-secondary area of study.
Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 85% in Biology 30 while demonstrating a strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. Prospective applicants will be nominated by Biology 30 teachers at Sir Winston Churchill.

Nominees are required to submit an original essay describing how they displayed a strong work ethic and high level of integrity in Biology 30, what they learned or enjoyed most during Biology 30, and how Biology is involved in their future plans. The essay must be no more than 500 words in length (one page, typed or printed).

Nominees are also required to submit a letter of recommendation from their Biology 30 teacher.


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

Recipients will be notified by September. Teachers from the Sir Winston Churchill Science Department along with a representative from EducationMatters will select the recipient. To claim the award, within eighteen (18) months of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study in Canada of at least two years duration, or an eligible skilled trades or apprenticeship program. Payments are made to the post- secondary institution upon confirmation of enrollment from the institution.


May 30

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