This award was established in 2004 by Mrs. Yvonne Morley and her family. It was created in memory of Mr. George Morley, a long-time volunteer within the CBE schools and with YouthInkIT for over 10 years. George was a Canadian history buff, a founding president of the Canadian Aviation Historical society, founder and publisher of “Stip Scene”, a historical review of comic art, past president of N.W.M.P. Commemorative Association, author and director of the Red Coat Puppet Theatre as well as a current events enthusiast. The award aims to provide financial assistance to students pursuing post-secondary education.
Mrs. Yvonne Morley and her family
Lord Beaverbrook High School
Field of Study
Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must demonstrate positive citizenship and leadership qualities as revealed by their participation in non-academic activities of the art department and the school. Applicants must have a demonstrated passion about art and not only a commitment to their own growth as an artist but their peers in the arts as well. Applicants must have a high level of participation in the arts program, on-going contribution to class learning, good work habits and class attendance, and a positive attitude and be a resident of Calgary, Alberta.
Applicants must submit an original piece of art work, in any medium, done outside of the assigned school program curriculum and submit an essay about the piece demonstrating their growth as an artist and personal interest in their chosen area of art. The essay will be no more than 500 words in length (one page, typed or printed).
Nominees should complete the George Morley Memorial Scholarship application form. Complete application packages should be submitted to the Art Teacher or Scholarship Coordinator at Lord Beaverbrook High School.
Selection & Payment
School-specific. Recipients will be notified by September. The selection committee may include a member of the Morley family. To claim the award, within two (2) years of high school graduation the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least two years duration leading to a degree or diploma in a field that leads to an art-related career. Payments will be made to the post-secondary institutions.
Normally May 30 to the Art Teacher or Scholarship Coordinator at Lord Beaverbrook High School. Applicants should check with their teacher or the Guidance office for application deadlines in the school.
To download a printable PDF of the terms of reference for this award click here.