Nick was a kind, gentle old-soul.  He loved family and friends. Nick had many friends and was often referred to as the class clown, was very thoughtful of others, and was always the first to lend a helping hand or shoulder to lean on.  Nick aspired to attend Culinary School and become a Chef who would eventually own his own Restaurant. Nick was tragically killed when he was accidentally struck down in a crosswalk on September 18, 2015 at the tender young age of 16. The Nickolas Paswisty Memorial Bursary is a tribute to him and the personal characteristics he was known for and for which he was loved; be kind, respectful, have a sense of humour and work hard to achieve excellence in whatever you choose to do.


Family and Friends of Nickolas Paswisty

Where Tenable

Jack James High School

Field of Study







Open to all graduating students of Jack James High School who are planning to pursue continuing education through trade school, university or college.

Applicants must show caring and supportive qualities to others demonstrated through involvement in school spirit activities, community involvement and/or special groups.  The applicant is required to complete an essay of approximately 500 words describing why they are deserving of this award and how receiving this award will assist them in achieving their future goals.


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. Award recipients will be selected by teachers/staff at Jack James High School including a representative from EducationMatters. Recipients will be notified by mail. To claim the award within three (3) years of notification of award, the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary or trades school program. Payment will be made to the post-secondary or trades school.


May 30