Scholarships

Former University of Victoria soccer star Simon Keith has put his name, as has the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, on a new scholarship for UVic student-athletes who have undergone an organ transplant or donated. (Facebook/Simon Keith)

Simon Keith award created for UVic students who have given or received an organ

Former UVic student and pro soccer player has now undergone two heart transplants

 

Scholarship recipients Bryce Schiebel and Monica Amos with Saanich mayor and chair of the CRD Traffic Safety Commission, Fred Haynes. (Courtesy of CRD)

Two Camosun College students honoured with memorial scholarships

Fifth annual Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship awarded

 

Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)

Esquimalt High student lone Canadian in international fisheries program

Sophia Teghtmeyer studying the effects of noise pollution on fish at UVic

 

Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay High students earn life-changing post-secondary funding

A peek at a handful of significant scholarship winners for 2021

Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Oak Bay High students honoured for outstanding accomplishments

2021 marks school’s first year with two female valedictorians, second year of Nils Jensen Bursary

Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)
Stelly’s Secondary student and North Saanich resident Merril McMillan will use her Beedie Luminaries scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology at UBC or Queen’s University. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)

North Saanich student among two local winners of $40,000 Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Stelly’s and Vic High grads receive financial support for post-secondary studies

Stelly’s Secondary student and North Saanich resident Merril McMillan will use her Beedie Luminaries scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology at UBC or Queen’s University. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)
Artist Harrison Martin from Sidney, whose heritage is from the Nisga’a and Tsimshian nations, was among the emerging artists awarded funding through the YVR Art Foundation for Indigenous artists. (Courtesy YVR Art Foundation)

Vancouver Island Indigenous artists earn YVR Art Foundation scholarships

Emerging, mid-career artists receive funding from Vancouver airport-founded organization

Artist Harrison Martin from Sidney, whose heritage is from the Nisga’a and Tsimshian nations, was among the emerging artists awarded funding through the YVR Art Foundation for Indigenous artists. (Courtesy YVR Art Foundation)
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 estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)
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 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)
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 first ever Optimist International Musical Happiness Competition is open to kids aged 11 to 18. (needpix.com)
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)
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