Scholarships

The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)

Estate of Victoria High School alum donates $123,000 to fund post-secondary studies

Laura Gardom’s son says not being able to carry on her studies was a lifelong regret

 

The memory of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett comes in many forms, including through a scholarship awarded annually by the Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission. (Courtesy RCMP)

Beckett memorial scholarship opens for applications from Greater Victoria

$2,000 awarded annually to student pursuing a career in law enforcement

  • May 6, 2021

 

The first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)

Scholarship money up for grabs in Optimist International’s musical happiness competition for youth

Competition in recognition of International Day of Happiness, open to kids 11 to 18

 

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Saanich student Mark Finamore (middle) attended a finalist weekend in North Carolina back in February where he met fellow finalists Helena Walsh (left) and Spencer Barry (right). (Photo courtesy Mark Finamore)

Saanich student receives full-ride Morehead-Cain scholarship to American university

Mark Finamore to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saanich student Mark Finamore (middle) attended a finalist weekend in North Carolina back in February where he met fellow finalists Helena Walsh (left) and Spencer Barry (right). (Photo courtesy Mark Finamore)
Lion Bob Nicholson (left to right) stands with 2019 scholarship recipients, Erica Dong and Mina Guan and Lions scholarship chair, Phil Crowson. (Doris Nicholson/Gordon Head Lions Club)

Lambrick Park Secondary students earn $1,000 Lions Club scholarships

Funds to help cover post-secondary education costs for high achievers

Lion Bob Nicholson (left to right) stands with 2019 scholarship recipients, Erica Dong and Mina Guan and Lions scholarship chair, Phil Crowson. (Doris Nicholson/Gordon Head Lions Club)
UVic biochemistry undergrad student Rory Hills, pictured in chemist Dennis Hore’s lab, has been named 2020 Rhodes Scholar. December 2019. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kwan)

University of Victoria biochemistry student England bound as Rhodes Scholar

The Rhodes Scholarship covers travel, living and study expenses to the University of Oxford

UVic biochemistry undergrad student Rory Hills, pictured in chemist Dennis Hore’s lab, has been named 2020 Rhodes Scholar. December 2019. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kwan)
Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students

Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students

The Jor-Dawn Smith Bursary will go to one Greater Victoria graduate in spring 2020

Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students
Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski, who was recently accepted into the University of British Columbia, plans to study environmental sustainability. (Photo courtesy of Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski)

$5,000 scholarship awarded to Sidney student who has overcome adversity

Talented Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski wins Horatio Alger scholarship, seeks to contribute to society

Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski, who was recently accepted into the University of British Columbia, plans to study environmental sustainability. (Photo courtesy of Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski)
(Submitted by Bill Jamieson)

Canadian premiere of NYC musical coming to Oak Bay United Church

Vancouver’s Debi Wong stars in Oh Death, Rock Me Asleep, Feb. 9

(Submitted by Bill Jamieson)
Ella Chan, a Grade 12 student at Glenlyon Norfolk School, creates educational science videos on for kids on YouTube. This helped her become the first B.C. student to recieve the STEAM Horizon award. (YouTube/Sci Files)

GNS student first in B.C. to nab national science scholarship

Ella Chan granted $25,000 after winning the STEAM Horizon Award

Ella Chan, a Grade 12 student at Glenlyon Norfolk School, creates educational science videos on for kids on YouTube. This helped her become the first B.C. student to recieve the STEAM Horizon award. (YouTube/Sci Files)
Scholarship set up to honour the lives of Chloe and Aubrey Berry

Scholarship set up to honour the lives of Chloe and Aubrey Berry

Donations to support scholarships at Christ Church Cathedral School

Scholarship set up to honour the lives of Chloe and Aubrey Berry
Workers for marine related trades are in high demand, so the Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society is establishing an award to support students studying in the field at Camosun College. News file photo

Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society supports Camosun students

Fundraiser will establish an award to aid those studying marine trades

Workers for marine related trades are in high demand, so the Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society is establishing an award to support students studying in the field at Camosun College. News file photo
Masayoshi Avery Redman Suzuki receives the Dianne Cross Award at Stelly’s Secondary School awards ceremony. Left to right: Art teacher Stephen Strutynski, Suzuki, ArtSea Vice President Lesley Turner. (Photographer: Devesh Komaromi)

Saanichton student receives inaugural Dianne Cross Award

Masayoshi Avery Redman Suzuki plans to use his $750 in Concordia University’s Fine Arts program

  • Jul 31, 2017
Masayoshi Avery Redman Suzuki receives the Dianne Cross Award at Stelly’s Secondary School awards ceremony. Left to right: Art teacher Stephen Strutynski, Suzuki, ArtSea Vice President Lesley Turner. (Photographer: Devesh Komaromi)
Blues guitarist David Gogo joins Joan Stiebel for a photo after performing a fundraiser concert for a scholarship fund in honour of late Const. Sarah Beckett. Stiebel was among the organizers of the Saturday event, held ih the Dave Dunning Theatre at Oak Bay High. Photo contributed

Sarah Beckett scholarship concert by David Gogo raises $2,000+

Blues guitarist from Nanaimo helps out Langford connection

  • May 24, 2017
Blues guitarist David Gogo joins Joan Stiebel for a photo after performing a fundraiser concert for a scholarship fund in honour of late Const. Sarah Beckett. Stiebel was among the organizers of the Saturday event, held ih the Dave Dunning Theatre at Oak Bay High. Photo contributed