The Durkie Family Foundation was established by Jacqueline Durkie. She taught for many years at Crescent Heights High School and wants to help students there go on to post‐secondary education.


Durkie Family Foundation

Where Tenable

Crescent Heights High School

Field of Study







Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have demonstrated academic progress in grade 12 and marks sufficient for entrance to a post-secondary area of study.

Applicants are required to submit 2 letters of reference demonstrating involvement in creative arts (examples: painting, drawing, music, poetry, photography, drama) Letters may be provided from a school official, teacher/instructor, or a community leader representing a community-based organization

The recipient must not hold any other scholarship(s) or award(s) in excess of

$2,000 individually or $4,000 cumulatively, excluding the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. Students must notify EducationMatters of other awards won.

Selection will be based on the student’s school/community involvement in arts and reference letters.


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 are selected in September. To claim the award, within twelve (12) 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.


May 30