Scholarships & Awards
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Numerous awards and scholarships are awarded each fall, some are described below. Students are encouraged to check the Student Services Department for more details. Students and parents are also encouraged to check the following web sites for additional information on scholarships:
Sturgeon School Division Scholarship
$1,000 will be awarded to each Grade 12 student who has achieved an average of 80% or higher and meets the criteria; see Student Services for details.
Sturgeon School Division Bookmarks
An engraved bookmark is awarded by the Division to all students who receive at least an 80% average in 25 credits; 5 must be in English. Work Experience, Special Projects, Learning Strategies and Locally Developed Courses are not included when calculating averages.
Sturgeon School Division Pen/Pencil Sets
An engraved pen/pencil set is awarded to the student achieving the highest average in grade 10, 11 and 12.
Knowledge & Employability Awards
Pins are awarded to students in the Program who have made significant improvement in the academic subjects. A medal will be awarded to the student who made the greatest improvement in academic subjects.
Alberta Teachers’ Association Scholarships
The Sturgeon Local of the ATA sponsors two scholarships of $400 each to students who have an average of 75% or higher and are entering the Faculty of Education. Students may contact the counsellor for application forms. An award is presented by the Local to the student with the highest academic standing in Grade 12.
Alexander Rutherford Scholarships
Scholarships to a maximum of $2,500 are awarded based on a student’s achievement in grades 10, 11 and/or 12.
Frank Robinson Memorial Award
This scholarship of $500 was instituted to provide financial help to graduating students who have enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Criteria: The student must have achieved an average of more than 65% in four Grade 12 level core subjects: one must be English, and must be the most deserving students because of their help and support to other students, their contribution to the development of a positive, harmonious atmosphere in the school, and development of a strong school spirit among students and staff.
Governor General’s Academic Medal
This medal is awarded to the grade 12 student with the highest academic average in grade 11 and 12.
Halina Dudzic Memorial Awards
Awards up to $250 are awarded to students who earn the highest overall final marks in each English level.
Sturgeon Composite Concert Band Scholarship
The band parents’ association, which supports the Concert Band, awards a $600 scholarship to one graduating member of the Concert Band. The selection is made by the students based on criteria relating to the individual’s contribution to the organization.
In addition to the above awards, each year a variety of other award winners are recognized at our Academic Awards Night (November 22nd, 2011) and Athletic Awards (June 7th, 2012).
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