Scholarship Information

Mount Doug Scholarship Information Handbook

Complete Handbook 2016-17

The Ministry of Education District Authority Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in any of the following areas: 

o   Indigenous Languages and Culture, demonstrated at school or in the community

o   Fine Arts (e.g., Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)

o   Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics, Information Communication Technology)

o   Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, not limited to Physical Education)

o   International Languages from the International Languages curriculum or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses

o   Community Service (Volunteer Activity), which includes awareness of local, global, and cultural issues

o   Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training)

Applications are now available here: District_Authority Award Application 2017 (2) and the criteria is available here: 2017 Criteria for District Authority Awards (1) Complete applications must be submitted to Ms. Bailey in Room 221 or the school Main Office, by Friday May 26, 2017. If you have any questions about this application please contact Ms. Bailey.

The Betty Spalton Scholarship

Provincial Scholarships

Information about Provincial Government Scholarships is located beginning Page 105 in the 2014-15 Handbook of Procedures.   http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/1415/handbook_of_procedures.pdf

Dogwood-District Authority Awards

Dogwood-District Authority Awards are provincially funded awards. They recognize excellence for graduates who excel in the areas of fine arts, applied skills, physical activity, second languages, community service or technical and trades training, and include:

  • $500 cheque, and $500 voucher for use towards post secondary education
  • 3000 awards pro-rated to districts/authorities, based on district enrolment

Eligibility and Criteria for District Awards:

  • Enrolled in public or Group 1, 2, or 4 independent school
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must meet graduation requirements
  • Must meet criteria determined by the local District Scholarship Committee
  • May receive both the district award and provincial scholarship (as well as a Passport award)
  • Redeemable at designated post-secondary institutions and approved Industry Training Authority (ITA) providers within 5 years of graduation

Grade 12 Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships

Recognized academic achievement on Grade 10, 11 and 12 Provincial Examinations

  • $1000 voucher for winners
  • $2500 voucher for top 20 winners in the province
  • Approximately 5000 students annually

Eligibility and Criteria for Provincial Scholarships:

  • Enrolled in public or Group 1, 2, or 4 independent school
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must meet graduation requirements
  • Must earn at least a “B” in English 12, TPC12 or Francais langue premiere 12.
  • Ranks among top 5000 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score)
  • May receive both the provincial scholarship and district award (as well as a passport award)
  • Redeemable at designated post-secondary institutions and approved Industry Training Authority (ITA) providers within 5 years of graduation

District and School Awards

  • District Awards are applied for in June of the graduating year and adjudicated in October.
  • It is the policy of School District #61 and Mount Douglas that one student does not “take it all”; however, many students do win more than one scholarship as they are eligible for more than one type of award.
  • In-school awards do not necessarily require an application

Scholarships Awarded by Mount Douglas

Scholarships Awarded by Mount Douglas.  A variety of scholarships are available to Mount Douglas students. The recipients are selected by the scholarship committee. The scholarships (with criteria) include:

  • A.R.H. Butler Memorial – community service
  • Barbara Coster Memorial Scholarship – good character and school record entering the field of interior design or architecture
  • Camosun College Thrifty Foods Scholarship – student entering Camosun with high marks and school service
  • Dillabaugh Memorial – good character and school record, entering the fields of forestry or environmental studies
  • Don Puddy Memorial- continuing to play basketball at the post-secondary level
  • Henriette Moreau Memorial – achievement in French
  • John Lum Memorial – exemplary citizenship
  • Meva Sundher Memorial
  • Rendle Scholarship – good academic record and in need of financial assistance
  • Shelly Martin Memorial – achievement in English
  • Victoria Principals & Vice Principals Association (VPVPA)

If you are a Grade 12 student and would like to be considered for any of these scholarships, please email Ms. Bailey in June- dbailey@sd61.bc.ca.

University Entrance Awards

UVic

  • 90% average on grade 11 and grade 12 academic courses needed for entrance
  • Several awards at $2000 – some may be as much as $6500 renewable for 4 years

UBC

  • Academic scholarships for marks only are automatic at various percentages
  • There are over 80 Entrance Scholarships offered by UBC for outstanding academics combined with leadership in many facets of school life
  • Students are automatically considered for all UBC Entrance Scholarships with their application to enroll.

Private Scholarships

  • Can be any amount
  • Administered by various donor scholarship committees, unions, foundations, associations
  • You may be asked if you are being sponsored by a school. The school may be asked to limit the number of applicants.

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