Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

2023 Amazon Canada: Youth Short Story

Friday, January 27th, 2023

The Youth Short Story Category invites authors between the ages of thirteen and seventeen to submit a short story under 3,000 words. The winner in this category will receive $5,000 and the five finalists will each receive $500. Submissions for the Youth Short Story Category must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 5, 2023. For more information, go to https://thewalrus.ca/afna/

Junior Citizen of the Year: $3000

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

The Junior Citizen of the Year award has honoured the youth of Saskatchewan for over 40 years. The program is sponsored by The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.  These prestigious awards are given to students who:

  • Have a positive lifestyle
  • Are dedicated to community and school
  • Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility
  • Have the ability to overcome life’s challenges
  • Inspire others
  • Are between ages 8 to 18

Four award recipients are chosen each year and receive a $3,000 bursary, provided by SaskPower, to be used for post-secondary education. For more information, please go to https://swna.com/junior-citizen-of-the-year/. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2023.

General Proficiency Awards: Grade 9 – 11

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

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 École St. Mary High School. It is based on the following criteria: academic achievement 50%, extra-curricular contributions 40%, and religious life contributions 10%. Application forms are available on Edsby. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 3rd

Agriculture/Rural Community Award

Friday, May 6th, 2022

The District 32 Agriculture, Development and Diversification Board (ADD Board) is offering a $1,000 award to a Grade 12 student graduating in 2022. Students must be pursuing post-secondary education (university or technical) that will serve a rural agricultural community. Applicants must reside within one of the Rural Municipalities (RM’s) that are members of the ADD Board. This includes farm/acreage/town/cities within the RM of Prince Albert, RM of Buckland, RM of Garden River, RM of Paddockwood, RM of Duck Lake, RM of Kinistino, RM of Birch Hills, RM of St. Louis and RM of Invergordon. Students are asked to prepare a submission that addresses the following theme: “How will your post-secondary education make agriculture or your rural community a better place?” Submissions should be a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 500 words with a cover letter including:

  • Applicant’s name, address, phone number, email
  • High school – name, location
  • RM, town, village, or city of residence (as outlined above)
  • Post-secondary information – name of institution and program of study

The selection process may include a phone interview. The award will be paid when enrollment has been confirmed. For further information, contact the ADD Board at (306) 960-5299. The cover letter and submission is to be emailed to barry.swanson@sasktel.net The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Alex Prytula Award: $2,000

Monday, March 14th, 2022

During the Commencement Ceremony of Grad 2022, a male and a female student will be presented with the Alex Prytula Award which is valued at $2,000. The criteria for the award is as follows: outstanding contributions, financial need, and academics.  The deadline to apply is Monday, March 28th at 3:30 pm. Please review the information posted in Edsby about how to apply for this award.

Conexus Youth Leadership: $1500

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

The Conexus Youth Leadership Award recognizes graduating high school students who show leadership in everything they do and are guided by the cooperative principles. Conexus will award ten grade 12 students across Saskatchewan with $1,500 and recognize them through our social media channels. The application deadline is Friday, April 15, 2022. For information about application criteria, reference letter templates and how to apply, please go to Youth Leadership Award

Affinity CU: Elwood Harvey Co-operative Leadership Award 

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Grade 11 students who are a member of Affinity Credit Union or have a parent or guardian who is a member are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Each student receives a $2500 award upon completion of the leadership program. Twenty students are accepted into the program. This award is offered by our District Councils, who have been elected to represent their communities within the Credit Union. The program gives recipients the opportunity to participate in their local District Council meetings and a variety of other events during their grade 12 year! The deadline to apply is April 18, 2022. For additional information, as well as an application form, please go to www.affinitycu.ca

Junior Citizen of the Year: Nominations

Friday, January 21st, 2022

The Junior Citizen of the Year award has honoured the youth of Saskatchewan for over 40 years. The program is sponsored by The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.  These prestigious awards are given to students who:

  • Have a positive lifestyle
  • Are dedicated to community and school
  • Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility
  • Have the ability to overcome life’s challenges
  • Inspire others
  • Are between ages 8 to 18

Four award recipients are chosen each year and receive a $3,000 bursary, provided by SaskPower, to be used for post-secondary education. For more information, please go to https://swna.com/junior-citizen-of-the-year/. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2022.

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

Friday, January 21st, 2022

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. This award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goals of a long life lived to the fullest, understanding the importance of risk management and injury prevention. The Levitt family awards each year’s selected recipient $2,500 to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put toward an educational endeavor, engagement in sports and investment in a travel experience. These pursuits would have resonated with Stacey, who loved school, sports and travel. The deadline to apply is February 27th, 2022. For additional information, visit the Stacey Levitt Memorial  Award website or contact Mrs. Rapin in Student Services.

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Monday, October 25th, 2021

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award ($28,000 dispersed over four years) is open to students of all abilities who are pursuing a degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox to improve human welfare, make a difference, and have a positive impact on community and others, their courage in overcoming obstacles (physical, financial, etc.), and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life. The application deadline is December 1st, 2021. Additional information and application forms are available at www.terryfoxawards.ca