The Lions Club Organization is the largest service organization in the world. Julie Ann Stevenson was a member of the Lions for 15 years prior to her death in June 2000. She was born in the Toronto area on February 22, 1941 and was married to Dennis Stevenson, also a Lions member, for 33 years. Julie Ann was a rare human being, who cared deeply for her fellow man. By her involvement in various service activities as well as her personal efforts to always “lend a hand” when needed, she personified a true humanitarian to all who knew her. This award is dedicated to Julie Ann’s memory and is intended to recognize students who also personify humanitarianism.
Calgary North Hill Lions Club
Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District
Field of Study
Open to grade 12 students who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have demonstrated academic success and plan to attend a post-secondary institution.
To be eligible, students must exhibit humanitarian characteristics that consistently make the school/community a better place for others. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to volunteerism, positive citizenship and leadership qualities as revealed by the participation in non-academic activities throughout grades 10, 11 and 12, for the school and community.
Applicants are required to submit an original essay on the impact volunteerism has had on their life, school and community including the applicant’s personal goals and ambitions for the future. The essay must be no more than 500 words in length (one page, typed or printed).
Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters may be provided by two school officials or a school official and a community leader representing a community-based organization, demonstrating the applicant’s humanitarianism.
Selection will be based on essay, reference and volunteerism.
The recipient must not hold any other scholarship(s) or award(s) in excess of $2,000 individually or $4,000 cumulatively, with the exception of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship and automatic post-secondary entrance awards. Students must notify EducationMatters of other awards won.
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
Recipients are selected by September. To claim the award, within two (2) years of notification of award the recipient must be registered in an eligible program of post-secondary study of at least two years duration. Payments will be made to the post-secondary institutions.
To download a printable PDF of the terms of reference for this award click here.