In 2009, the William Aberhart High School 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee wanted to make a difference for future graduates from Aberhart, a school that fostered life-long friendships and learning for the committee members. They chose to establish an endowment fund to create a legacy for tomorrow’s graduates to further the students’ success through pursuit of post-secondary education.

Donor

William Aberhart 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

Where Tenable

William Aberhart High School

Field of Study

Unrestricted

Value

$1,750

Number

Two [one male and one female]

Eligibility

Open to students registered in grade 12 at William Aberhart High School who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma.  Applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement progress and have a minimum 80% average in grades 11 and 12. Student must have attended William Aberhart High School through both grade 11 and 12.

Applicants are required to submit an original essay on the value of school and community service. The essay must be no more than 500 words in length (one page, typed or printed). If there is any financial need that this award would address, please add a paragraph outlining that need or situation at the end of the essay.

Applicants are required to submit two letters of reference, one from a teacher and one from a member of the community demonstrating the student’s volunteer and leadership activities at school and/or in the community.

Selection will be based on academics, the essay, leadership/ community activities, and references.

(Optional Criteria)

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

$5,000 individually or $7,500 cumulatively, excluding the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship or any entrance award at a post-secondary institute.

Apply

Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. 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. Recipients will be notified by September. The award must be claimed within 18 months from the date of high school graduation. Payment will be made to the post-secondary institution.

Deadline

May 1

To download a printable PDF of the terms of reference for this award click here.