905-934-8501 349 Niagara Street, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4V9

Awards

INTRODUCTION

There are some awards that are unique to Laura Secord and are only available to our students. On this page, you will find information on each one of them including the dollar amount, criteria, and how to apply. If you require further information, please don't hesitate to see a Guidance Counsellor.

To apply for ANY Laura Secord Award, you must submit the following:

1.     Application Form - one form for each award you are applying for
2.     Student Profile Form - one copy must be submitted to the Guidance Office to be filed

You can find both of these forms under the Presentations, Documents and Forms page of this website.

Some awards have additional documents that must submitted along with the two forms above.  Please read the requirements carefully.

      Deadline for ALL Laura Secord Awards is Tuesday, May 22 at 2:15 p.m.


=====================================================================

NAME OF AWARD:  James H. Smith Staff Award

AMOUNT:  $250

DESCRIPTION & CRITERIA:

This award is donated by our current staff in memory of James H. Smith, founding principal of Laura Secord Secondary School.  It is awarded in recognition of a graduating student who is proceeding to a post-secondary institution, who has achieved an academic average of at least 70%, and has proven financial need.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

In addition to the Award Application Form and your Student Profile, attach the following item(s):

  1. a neatly prepared sheet indicating:
    • the name(s) of parent(s)/guardian(s) providing support
    • the name of their employer(s), their occupation(s), and previous year’s net income for each
    • the names and ages of your siblings and others who live with you who are wholly dependent upon your parent(s)/guardian(s) for support

=====================================================================

NAME OF AWARD:  Laura Secord Guidance Award

AMOUNT:   $250

DESCRIPTION & CRITERIA:

This award is donated by the Guidance Department at Laura Secord Secondary School.  It is awarded in recognition of a graduating student who is proceeding to a post-secondary institution, who has achieved an academic average of at least 70%, and who has completed at least 100 hours of community service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

In addition to the Award Application Form and your Student Profile, attach the following item(s):

  1. a half-page report explaining why you feel that you would be a suitable recipient for this award

    2. written proof of the completion of at least 100 hours of community service

=====================================================================

NAME OF AWARD:  Laura Secord School Council Award

AMOUNT:  $250

DESCRIPTION & CRITERIA:

This award is donated by the School Council of Laura Secord Secondary School.  It is awarded in recognition of a graduating student who is proceeding to a post-secondary institution, who has achieved an academic average of at least 70%, and has made a significant contribution to the school, the school council, or the community.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

In addition to the Award Application Form and your Student Profile, attach the following item(s):

  1. a half-page report explaining why you feel you would be a suitable recipient for this award

=====================================================================

NAME OF AWARD:   Sharp Bus Lines Scholarship Program

AMOUNT:   $50.00 to $750.00 (2% of previous year’s sales booked by school)

DESCRIPTION & CRITERIA:

This award is donated by Sharp Bus Lines.  It is awarded to a graduating student to further their education and experience in the field of the skilled trades.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

In addition to the Award Application Form and your Student Profile, attach the following item(s):

  1. a half-page report explaining why you feel you would be a suitable recipient for this award

___________________________________________________________________________________

For more general information on awards and scholarships, please click the Presentations, Documents and Forms link to view a slideshow on financing your post-secondary education. The accompanying handout package and other materials are available in the Guidance Office.

If you haven't checked it out already, please also visit the DSBN Awards & Scholarships website for information on awards available to all students in the DSBN. For some of these awards and scholarships, you will find copies of the application form in the Grad file cabinet in the Guidance Office.