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Secondary School Awards Criteria
Awarded to
Selection Process
  • Four female graduating students of the following schools in the northern part of the York Region District Board 
(Aurora HS, Dr GW Williams SS, King City SS, Dr John M Denison SS, Huron Heights SS, Sir William Mulock SS, Newmarket High School, Keswick HS,Sutton DHS, Stouffville DSS)​

  • Two female graduating students of the following schools in the northern part of the York Catholic District School Board or Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
(Cardinal Carter CHS, Saint Maximilian Kolbe CHS, Sacred Heart CHS, Our Lady of the Lake CA, Ecole Secondaire Catholique Renaissance)​
  • To be eligible, the applicant must:
  • Why you deserve this award 
  • How it will benefit your post-secondary education
  • Contributions you have made to your school and community

  • A 500 word essay that includes:
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be a graduating female student who has been accepted by a post-secondary institution (university, college or apprenticeship program). Proof of acceptance is required
  • Benefit from support to continue their education
  • Have overcome challenges in order to graduate from high school
  • Have demonstrated a positive attitude and work ethic
  • Have contributed to life in their schools and/or communities
  • Be receiving no more than one other achievement award upon graduation.

Based on the applications received:
  • School Level - If a school has more than one applicant, the staff will select one candidate’s application to forward to the Trust.
  • Trust - the Awards Committee will select the award winners from the applications received by the due date

Note: Students taking a gap year after graduation will not be eligible for one of these awards.