It's never too early to start thinking about scholarships!
Check out these October Deadline scholarships and keep your eyes peeled for our first Scholarship Meeting on MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st at lunch in the Career Center!
congratulations to Jade Guan for being the Grand prize winner of A&E's "Lives that make a difference" scholarship!
Congratulations to Jade Guan for winning A&E's "Lives that Make a Difference" grand prize scholarship!
Jade wrote the following short essay on the impact of Margaret Atwood's work.
There are few voices in Canadian literature that have sparked such praise and
discussion as Margaret Atwood’s. Her candid observations of sexism have made her into
a Canadian icon. This year, two of Atwood’s novels, Alias Grace and The Handmaid’s
Tale , were adapted into critically acclaimed television series, proving their relevance
even decades after they were published.
Just last year, Margaret Atwood won the PEN Pinter Prize for her political
activism. Her novels consistently support her feminist values and feature complex
female characters who reflect the lives of real women in our society. For example, the
dystopian nation of Gilead from The Handmaid’s Tale is based on the rise of the
religious right-wing in 1980s America. Similarly, Grace Marks of Alias Grace was a real
woman that lived in Upper Canada in the mid-1800s.
The abuse that Grace endures illustrates the lives of working women in the 19th
century. Grace, like many people of her era, believes that sexual assault is an inevitable
part of a woman’s life. Her body will be exploited and controlled by others; she will be
labeled as impure even if she is a victim. Sadly, Grace’s experiences seem eerily similar
to the modern stories of the #metoo campaign, a movement that exploded after
confessions of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. It soon spread to Canada,
sparking rallies from Vancouver to Toronto where hundreds of Canadians showed up to
protest. This prompted ACTRA, Canada’s performing union, to hold a meeting to find
solutions for sexual misconduct in the workplace.
This year, Atwood reminded us that equality is fragile; despite living in a modern
nation, many of our issues are centuries old. However, most importantly, Margaret
Atwood gave a voice to the silent women navigating a man’s world.
It has been an exciting year for our Academy boys and girls with over $170,000 awarded in scholarships for them to play ball and study in the US. Congratulations, Rachel Bobroske , Hayley Gordon, Ruby Ortlieb, Carmen Eilersten, Emma Glawson, Sophia Kiss, Erika McLung, Zoe Kinakin , Duncan Brens-Knight, Jared Anderson, Shuta Araki , Luke Seginowich, Andy Weir, Cole Mayhew, Noah Doorschot, Hideki Endo, and Quinten Davidoff!
Donor: Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside
Number of Scholarships awarded: 5 awards each year. The donor reserves the option of not awarding all five scholarships in any year.
Any recognized post-secondary institution
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Applications to be mailed or delivered to the address below, for receipt by May 31.
Secretary, Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside
Address for deliveryScholarship Committee,
Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside
c/o Union Club of BC
805 Gordon ST
This $1000 scholarship from The Clean Energy Association of BC is available for students who are interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution. The recipient must be a BC secondary student (full-time, currently enrolled) that is graduating in 2018.
The deadline for applications is May 27, 2018.
Please submit applications by mail or email to:
354-409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
VRBA will recognize the commitment to those learning the carpentry trade by awarding a deserving student with a $500 cheque to buy "the tools of the trade."
Students may apply for the Herman Rebneris Student Carpentry Award by completing the enclosed Application Form.
This award is open to students from Vancouver Island secondary schools with a Carpentry Program.
Deadline: completed applications for this award must be received at the VRBA office by 4:00 pm, Monday, June 11, 2018.
Scholarship PowerPoint presentation link.