Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

U of O: Canadian Classics Video Competition (Gr 9-12)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

The University of Ottawa video competition aims to highlight topics from the Graeco-Roman world. Students in Grades 9-12 who are between the ages of 14 and 18 are encouraged to submit a video in English or French. Possible subjects include: ‘Why did the Persians invade Greece?’, ‘A day at the racetrack in ancient Rome’, a work of literature (a play by Euripides, a poem by Ovid) or a work of ancient art (vase, coin, statue). A prize of $500 will be offered for the best entry, with two runner-up prizes of $200. The best entries will also be posted on the website dedicated to the annual competition. The entry deadline is February 15th, 2019. For more information, please visit

Imagine a Canada 2019: Student Reconciliation Project

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s (NCTR) Imagine a Canada team is calling all K – Gr 12 students from across the country to lead our nation through reconciliation and make the future of Canada a more respectful place. Understanding residential school history can be a challenging and difficult topic; learning through art can heal, transform and empower youth to make a difference in Canadian society. Students can share their vision of what reconciliation can be in a poem, a song, a painting, a sculpture, a rap, a drawing, an essay, anything! One student from each province and territory will be invited as reconciliation ambassadors to the National Leadership Workshop and Ceremony celebrating reconciliation. The submission deadline is January 31, 2019. For more information and to download the Imagine a Canada teacher’s guide, poster and social graphics, please visit: or contact the Imagine a Canada team at 1-855-415-4534.

STEAM Horizon Awards ($25,000)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each, to attend a Canadian university or college to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will also be invited to Ottawa and recognized at an award ceremony in April 2019. To be eligible, students must be 16-18 years old, recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments, have a minimum academic average of 85%, and be preparing to enroll in Fall 2019 in their first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field in Canada. More information about the prize program and how to apply can be found at The deadline for applications is January 16, 2019.

U of S Scholarships and Awards

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Students entering the U of S are eligible for numerous scholarships and awards. Students can see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services if they have any questions. 

1)     Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships – Students will be considered for a Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship when they apply for admissions. These scholarships recognize academic achievements and are awarded based on the calculated admission average.

2)     Best and Brightest Entrance  Scholarships – (Apply for admissions by Dec 1 & Apply for awards by Dec 15 These include uSask’s highest valued, renewable entrance scholarships and are awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to school and community life. These scholarships require the submission of a separate awards application after students apply for admissions. 

3)     Competitive Entrance Awards – (Apply for admissions by Feb 15 & Apply for awards by March 1) These include numerous scholarships and bursaries that can be accessed by many students with diverse experiences. Applicants can be considered based on academic achievement, financial need and/or contributions to school and community life. All entering students are encouraged to apply. 

Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest ($3,000; $1,000)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Students in Grade 5- Grade 12 may enter the contest by writing an essay (300 words or less) based on someone they think made the biggest impact (positive or negative) on Canadian society in 2018. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: Grade 5-8 and Grade 9-12. Two winners will be selected in each level: Grand Prize is $3,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. First Prize is $2,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2018. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit

Loran Award

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The Loran Award seeks to recognize well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership, and strong commitment and service in the community. Up to 32 Loran Awards are available, valued at $100,000 over four years. The application deadline is October 17th, 2018 for sponsored applications and October 24th, 2018 for direct-pool applications. École St. Mary High School can sponsor up to three candidates and sponsorship is competitive. Students who are interested in being considered for sponsorship must submit a list of school/community involvement and leadership activities to Mrs.Rapin in Student Services by Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Students who are not selected for school sponsorship may still apply through the direct-pool. For more information go to

Kawula and Davidner Memorial Scholarships

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Grade 12 students are encouraged to apply for the Tillie and Joe Kawula Scholarship and Hershel Davidner Memorial Scholarships. The two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded to students who value academics, community involvement, and volunteerism and are entering a recognized university or technical institute. One application will apply to both awards. These scholarships are open to Grade 12 graduates from Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, Prince Albert Catholic School Division and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus Academic Grade 12 program.  An application form and additional information is available at on the school career website. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 4th.

General Proficiency Awards: Grade 9 – Grade 11

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The General Proficiency Award for students in Grade 9 – Grade 11 is to be given to the student who makes the most complete contribution to the whole life of St. Mary High School and is based on the following criteria: academic achievement 50%, athletic contributions 20%, school life contributions 20%, and religious life contributions 10%. Application forms are available at the main office, or online at and must be returned to the main office by Friday, May 18th at 3:30 p.m. These awards will be presented at the school celebration/awards assembly on Wednesday, June 6th. 

Rotary Citizenship Award: Grade 11

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Grade 11 students are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Citizenship Award to be presented at the awards presentation in June. This $300 award is presented to a Grade 11 student who is involved in the school, community, and parish. The application forms are available at on the school’s career website and must be submitted by Friday, May 18th at 3:30 p.m. The student’s academic transcript and attendance will also be given to the awards selection committee.

Major/Minor St Mary Fine Arts Award

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

If you are in grade 12, you may be eligible for a Major/Minor Fine Arts Award that will be presented at the school celebration/awards assembly on Wednesday, June 6th.  The application forms are available at the main office or at on the school’s career website. Completed forms must be returned to the main office by Friday, May 18th. Please contact Mrs. Skomorowski, Mr. Van Otterloo, or Ms Hawryluk if you have any questions.