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​Please see below a list of awards offered in St. James-Assiniboia School Division on behalf of contributions made to the St. James-Assiniboia Scholarship Foundation. Awards are categorized by schools and education level. A few awards have been featured in our annual report and are paired with profile write ups to learn more about those specific scholarships.

All High Schools 

Bruce Park Metis Heritage Award
Bruce Park, at 1966 Portage Avenue, honours Metis farmer Peter Bruce, who resided on this land until his death. In 1933, his family donated the land to the city of St. James with the condition that it always remain public green space. This award is presented annually to a strong and proud, self-identified Metis student who plans to pursue post-secondary education.  
Amount: $500
School: Applications accepted from all high five schools, one annual recipient is chosen.
Please click here for the application.​
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Penny Mead Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, created in memory of an educator, is awarded annually to a Grade 12 student pursuing post-secondary education in music.
Amount: $100 at each high school
Location: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, John Taylor Collegiate, St. James Collegiate and Westwood Collegiate
 
Deer Lodge Centre Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a Grade 12 student moving forward to pursue health care studies or a related field. The recipient will have the highest average among possible candidates.
Amount: $100 x 4
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, John Taylor Collegiate, St. James Collegiate and Westwood Collegiate
 
Emergent Bio Solutions Science Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student who has achieved a high standing in the sciences, is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in the field of life sciences, has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their local community and is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Amount: $400 at each high school
Location: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, John Taylor Collegiate, St. James Collegiate and Westwood Collegiate
 
Indigenous Leadership Award
This award is presented annually to a self-identified Indigenous student graduating from any high school in St. James-Assiniboia School Division. The candidate must be pursuing post-secondary education, demonstrate community and volunteer work or extracurricular involvement as well as strength of character and fortitude. Regular attendance may be considered.
Amount: $1,000
School: Applications accepted from all high five schools, one annual recipient is chosen.
Please click here for the application.
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 
Winnipeg Airports Authority Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student in St. James-Assiniboia School Division planning to enter the aviation field. The recipient will have volunteered in the aviation field, the school or the wider community and is passionate about the aviation industry.
Amount: $500
School: Submissions accepted from all five high schools, one annual recipient is chosen.
Please click here for the application.
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 

Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

 
Brent Corrigan Outstanding Achievement Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated personal growth and has achieved the requirements of graduation, Mature or Regular diploma, while overcoming significant personal challenges.
Amount: $250
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
Ethan Robert Graham Memorial Award in Vocational Industrial Education
This award is in honour of a former student. The award is presented to a graduating student who is planning to pursue education and a career in a mechanical/technical field, or alternatively, in the field of business.
Amount: $400
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
Ethan Robert Graham Memorial Award in Music Education
This award is in honour of a former student. The award is presented to a graduating student who is planning to pursue post-secondary education in Music.
Amount: $400
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
Husky Pride STEAM Scholarship Award
This scholarship is presented annually to two graduating students — one male and one female. The successful candidate is an individual who participates in a diverse range of in-school extra-curricular activities and has plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a STEAM related field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Fine Arts/Theatre/Music and Mathematics). The candidate must have a minimum of a 75% average.
Amount: $400 x 2
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
Jim and Lillian Huggard Memorial Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student actively involved in community events or school activities over a number of years.
Amount: $500 x 2
School: John Taylor Collegiate and Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
Joyce Aitken Award
This award, in honour of a former Mathematics teacher, is presented annually to a graduating student who is the second runner-up to the Governor General’s Award.
Amount: $100
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
Silver Heights Collegiate 1960’s Alumni Award
This award is presented annually to a deserving Grade 12 student with an average of 70% or better who is not the recipient of another major award, and who demonstrates good citizenship in school and the community with volunteer service being a significant aspect of this service.
Amount: $500
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award.​

Silver Oak Hockey Tournament Scholarship
This award honours a member of the Girls hockey team based on team performance, sportsmanship and academic performance.
Amount: $200
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
St. James Burger & Chip Co. #Giveback Award
This award is presented annually to two graduating students based on their involvement and contributions made within the local community. The successful candidate will also be a positive advocate for women’s rights. 
Amount: $500
School: St. James Collegiate and Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award​.
 
Susan Bohonos Memorial Award
The award is presented annually in honour of a former student. The recipient is a graduating student who demonstrates a kind, enthusiastic and positive character with potential for leadership. This candidate is able to overcome challenges and is actively involved in school/ the community and has maintained a 65% average.
Amount: $500
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award.

Winnipeg Rock and Mineral Jewelry Award

This award is presented annually to a full-time student enrolled in the undergraduate Jewellery Arts Program.
Amount: $100
School: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 

John Taylor Collegiate

 
Charlotte Lee Memorial Award
This award is in memory of a former Educational Assistant at John Taylor Collegiate. Charlotte Lee was very involved with the special needs work experience program and loved her job and the students.  This scholarship is presented annually to a graduating student in the work experience program who displays positive attributes.
Amount: $200
School: John Taylor Collegiate
 
Darcee Gosselin Memorial
This award is in memory of a former John Taylor Collegiate teacher. The scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer efforts and is involved in extra-curricular activities at John Taylor Collegiate.
Amount: $200
School: John Taylor Collegiate
 
Jim and Lillian Huggard Memorial Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student who is actively involved in community events or school activities over a number of years.
Amount: $500 at each school
School: John Taylor Collegiate and Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
 
John Taylor 50th Reunion Award
This award was developed in connection with the 50th anniversary of the school. It is awarded each year to a graduating student with good academic standing and very good attendance. The recipient also demonstrates strong school spirit and actively participates in school events.
Amount: $1,500
School: John Taylor Collegiate
 
Madison-Claven-Enns Memorial Award

This award is presented in memory of a former student. The scholarship recognizes a graduating student who achieves a minimum 70% average, demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning and has overcome a challenge (physical, emotional, life event) to successfully graduate.
Amount: $200
School: John Taylor Collegiate
 
Louis Simkulak Award
This award is presented annually to a graduating student who shows the greatest enthusiasm and interest in the “History of Western Civilization” course and who will be continuing with further educational studies.
Amount: $300
School: John Taylor Collegiate
 

St. James Collegiate

 
Bill Moir Award
This award is sponsored by a former student. The recipient will have maintained involvement in the Hockey Academy and/or community hockey and/or high school hockey with an academic average of 80%. Hockey should be the major athletic focus but alternatively, team membership in other inter-collegiate sports may be considered. The recipient is a good citizen with post-secondary aspirations.
Amount: $500
School: St. James Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 
Captain Gordon Oliver Alexander Memorial Award
This award is sponsored by Scholarship Foundation President, Bruce Alexander, in memory of his father. The recipient is a graduating student with an average of 80% or better, who does not receive any other major awards. The successful candidate has plans to pursue post-secondary education, paired with a record of service in school and/or the community.
Amount: $250
School: St. James Collegiate
 
Constance and George Waters Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of an educator and a trustee. The recipient of this scholarship is entering a helping profession, preferably the field of education.
Amount: $500
School: St. James Collegiate
 
Crosstown Civic Credit Union Award
This award is presented to a student with strong academic achievement and school citizenship who intends to use the scholarship to help pursue post-secondary studies.
Amount: $500
Location: St. James Collegiate
 
Dr. D. Young Humanitarian Award

This award is presented in honour of a former teacher. The recipient is a student at the undergraduate level who exhibits humanitarianism.
Amount: $100
School: St. James Collegiate
 
Edith and Thomas Cox Memorial Award
This award is presented annually to assist a graduating student in need of financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education. The award is offered by a former St. James Collegiate student, Harry Cox, honouring his parents Edith and Thomas Cox for the support they provided him. He achieved his academic goals with the help of two scholarships he received at graduation and wishes to help other St. James Collegiate graduates do the same.
Amount: $800
School: St. James Collegiate
 
Eric Jonasson Memorial Scholarship
This award is presented in honour of a former trustee. The recipient is a student who resides in the East Ward of SJASD, as defined in 1998, and is graduating from the Technology Program or Second Start with an above average standing. The successful candidate will have plans to pursue a technology program at a post-secondary institution in Winnipeg.
Amount: $500
School: St. James Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 
Jan Ernest Carlson Memorial Award
This award is presented in honour of a boy who resided in East St. James. The recipient is a student planning to pursue the humanities.
Amount: $400
Location: St. James Collegiate
 
Norman E. Lawson Award
The recipient will be recognized for his or her excellence in academic achievement and for the notable contributions he or she has made to the daily life at St. James Collegiate.
Amount: $100
School: St. James Collegiate
 
Paul Havixbeck Memorial Award
This award is in memory of a former teacher. The annual recipient is an outstanding Grade 12 Mathematics student who is involved in school activities. The successful candidate must graduate with a minimum of a “B” average and have plans to attend a post-secondary institution.
Amount: $100
School: St. James Collegiate
 
St. James Burger & Chip Co. #Giveback Award
This award is presented annually to two graduating students based on their involvement and contributions made within the local community. The successful candidate will also be a positive advocate for women’s rights.  
Amount: $500
School: St. James Collegiate and Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 
St. James Collegiate Alumni Awards
These awards are presented to three graduating students pursuing post-secondary education at one of the following institutions: Red River College, the University of Manitoba or University of Winnipeg. The successful candidates are actively involved in volunteer activities, have good attendance and citizenship, and high academic standing in Mathematics, English and at least three other Senior 4 courses.  These award recipients cannot be the Governor General medalist or the runner-up.
Amount: $100
School: St. James Collegiate
 
Tom Dercola Humanities Award
This award is presented annually to a student in Grade 10 or 11 with high academic standing in one or more of the Humanities subjects. The successful candidate also demonstrates good citizenship and is involved in the community.
Amount: $125
School: St. James Collegiate
 

Westwood Collegiate

 
Anne Simpson Memorial Award
This award is in memory of a community member. The scholarship will be presented each year to a graduating student with the highest average out of two Grade 12 Science courses, a minimum of 40 community service hours and is registered to pursue science at the post-secondary level.
Amount: $1,000
School: Westwood Collegiate
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 
Jill Mino Memorial Dance Award
This award is in memory of the first dance teacher in St. James-Assiniboia School Division who taught at Westwood Collegiate. It is presented annually to a graduating student who exemplifies a love of the Arts and demonstrates ability and dedication to the Arts, in particular, dance. The award is now funded by the Dance program at the school through the Emergent Expressions event, which showcases student choreography.
Amount: $250
School: Westwood Collegiate
 
Shannon Ellis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of a former student. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Drama student at Westwood Collegiate who is active on the improv team and has at least a mark of 80% in the Drama Major program.
Amount: $150
School: Westwood Collegiate
 

All Middle Years Schools

 
James McLeod Memorial Award
This award is in memory of a former student. The award is presented annually to a Grade 8 band student who demonstrates commitment and dedication to band, as well as a love of music at Lincoln Middle School.
Amount: $100
School: Lincoln Middle School
 
Neil Krebbs Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of a former Spring Valley Junior High student. The award is presented annually to a player who best exemplifies the characteristics Neil displayed as an athlete — excellent skill, sportsmanship and team commitment.  In even years, it is presented to a male MVP and in odd years, a female MVP. The award is presented at the Middle Years Volleyball Final Tournament to a player on the championship team.
Amount: $100
School: Middle School in SJASD
 

All Early Years Schools

 
Julie Larson Memorial Award
This award is in memory of a former teacher. The award is presented to a deserving student to further their study of art or drama by helping to pay the enrollment fee in an appropriate course. Monies could be used for book prizes instead of cash awards if preferred.
Amount: $50 per school, can be awarded to two students at $25
School: Stevenson-Britannia School, Linwood School and Bruce Middle School
 
Ms. Willows Book Award
This award is in memory of a former teacher at Crestview School. Each year, all students at Crestview School receive a book of their choosing based on their interest and reading level during “I Love to Read Month.”
Amount: Books for all Crestview students
School: Crestview School
Click here to view the profile for this award.
 
Shirley Agnes Tyrrell Award
This award is in memory of a parent at Buchanan School. It is presented annually to a Grade 5 student, selected by Grade 5 teachers and the principal, who shows the best effort in work ethic, conviction and overall citizenship.
Amount: $500 for a bike
School: Buchanan School
 
 
 
 
 
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