Scholarships

Scholarships are merit-based awards for current students.

List of 13 items.

  • Graham L. Anderson Legacy Scholarship

    Graham L. Anderson, a prolific classical and heraldic scholar, was awarded his own crest by The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada in 1992 which bore the motto: Non Sibi Sed Aliis, meaning “Not For Themselves But For Others.” This phrase parallels Graham’s own relationship with Shawnigan, which started as a student in 1940, and subsequently spanned 70 years as he lived his life in service of the School. The Graham L. Anderson Legacy Scholarship is created to honour his legacy: as devoted House Director of Lake’s from 1957 to 1986, where he was formative in raising generations of students, and as inspiring teacher where his own encyclopaedic knowledge sparked countless minds that came through the gates of Shawnigan.
     
    Graham was a link that ran through seven decades of Shawnigan’s history, and his former students are now the living links to his legacy. This Scholarship seeks to introduce a new generation of Anderson scholars, forging the link to Graham and his immeasurable influence on the School and ensuring his legacy of “Not For Themselves But For Others” persists for all subsequent generations of Shawnigan students.
     
    The Graham L. Anderson Legacy Scholarship was established in 2022 by John McIntyre ’60 (Lake’s) and his son Chris McIntyre ’98 (Lake’s), both of whom were profoundly inspired by Graham during their respective times at Shawnigan. 
     
    The Graham L. Anderson Legacy Scholarship brings together supporters who wish to contribute to the enduring legacy of Shawnigan as embodied by Graham L. Anderson as well as increase overall strength, performance, and diversity of the Shawnigan student body while assisting families that may require financial assistance to access the School. Scholarship recipients demonstrate the ability to contribute to the Shawnigan community in exceptional ways, thereby elevating the experience of those around them and enriching the School’s educational experience for all.
     
    Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be Anderson Scholars from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.
     
    The Graham L. Anderson Legacy Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Centennial Scholarship

    The Centennial Scholarship Fund is a consolidation of fund accounts that were originally established leading up to the School’s centennial year, to provide assistance to worthy students with demonstrated financial need at Shawnigan Lake School.
     
    This fund has been created to support a highly-motivated student to attend Shawnigan Lake School for a well-rounded, co-educational experience that challenges them intellectually, socially and personally. The student must have demonstrated over time, consistent and solid performance, and act as a role-model in their community. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Centennial Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Centennial Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience.
  • C.W. Lonsdale Scholarship

    The C.W. Lonsdale Scholarship Fund was originally established by Ramsay H. Milne ’39 (Lake’s) in 1996. The purpose of this fund is to support local students, preferably living on Vancouver Island (or residing within BC), to attend Shawnigan Lake School. 

    This scholarship which is a special honour bestowed on a student who, exemplifies the School's philosophy of well-roundedness and demonstrates a strong academic average and who, is recognized by the School for success in the arts, sports, community service and/or leadership. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Lonsdale Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Lonsdale Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience.
  • Derek and Mary Hyde-Lay Scholarship

    The Derek and Mary Hyde-Lay Scholarship Fund was established in 1995, in memory of Derek and Mary, for their combined 72 years of service and dedication to Shawnigan Lake School. 

    This fund has been created to support a student(s) to attend Shawnigan Lake School for a well-rounded, co-educational experience, that identifies by Derek and Mary’s optimistic nature, compassion for others and full commitment to the task at hand. While Derek and Mary deeply respected academic achievement, they held a particular fondness for students whose strength of character was demonstrated in other ways. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Hyde-Lay Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Hyde-Lay Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Diamond Foundation First Nations Scholarship

    Shawnigan offers a Diamond Foundation First Nations Scholarship for a new or returning student that exhibits qualities and traits of character that suggest they will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by a first rate education at Shawnigan Lake School.

    The Diamond Foundation First Nations Scholarship is made possible by donations from the Diamond Foundation, a private Jewish family foundation first endowed by its founders, Jack and Gordon Diamond in 1984. The Foundation was established to improve the quality of people’s lives in the communities in which the benefactors live and do business. The emphasis of its giving is directed toward organizations and issues that strengthen Jewish community life in Greater Vancouver and build tolerance in society. The Foundation also allocates a significant portion of its funds to Vancouver-area organizations that target young people who do not have the same opportunities as other youth to develop to their fullest potential or to participate in community life.

    Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Diamond Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Diamond Foundation First Nations Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Gave Family Scholarship

    The Gave Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 by Louis and Kelly Gave, as a long-term fund, to provide a Shawnigan education to a deserving student.
     
    This fund has been created to support a student who demonstrates strong academic performance, contributes to the school in various areas including the boarding house and co-curricular pursuits, and has a passion for the game of rugby. There is a balanced distribution of funding between male and female students, with either domestic or international citizenship. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Gave Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Gave Family Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Gerald R.B. Coultas Scholarship

    The Gerald Coultas Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 by a gift received from the estate of the Honorable Mr. Justice Gerald R.B. Coultas ’48 (Ripley’s). A highly respected leader and BC Supreme Court Judge who encouraged and supported young people to, pursue outdoor educational experiences where they could take on new challenges, receive encouragement, develop self-confidence and to, recognise their potential.
     
    This fund has been created to support students who demonstrate strong academic performance and are recognized by the School for success in their studies, co-curricular pursuits, life on campus, and community service and/or leadership. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Coultas Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.
     
    Gerald R.B. Coultas Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Jemini Scholarship

    The Jemini Endowment Fund was established in 2013 by Brian ’59 (Groves’) and Joan Mitchell, and Jennifer Mitchell ’97 (Groves’), as a long-term bursary fund, providing assistance to worthy students with demonstrated financial need at Shawnigan Lake School.

    This fund has been created to support a Canadian citizen to attend Shawnigan Lake School for a well-rounded, co-educational experience that challenges them intellectually, socially and personally. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Jemini Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Jemini Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • James Marlow ’73 Science Scholarship

    The James Marlow ’73 Science Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by a gift received from the estate of Jim Marlow. Jim was a former School Prefect and Head of Groves’ House. He came to the School from a small mining camp in Mexico and later went on to attend UBC, where he became a well-respected mining engineer. Jim's love of science and of engineering led him to set up two legacies: The James Marlow Scholarship in Mining Engineering at UBC and the James Marlow '73 Science Scholarship at Shawnigan Lake School. Jim attributes his success in life to his time at Shawnigan.

    This fund has been created to support a deserving student for their final year at Shawnigan who has an interest and passion for Science, and who is recognized by the School for qualities of integrity, citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Marlow Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    James Marlow ’73 Science Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • John M.S. Lecky Scholarship

    The John M.S. Lecky Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Janet Griesdale, in memory of her brother John MacMillan Stirling Lecky, a great visionary and benefactor of Shawnigan Lake School, whose untimely passing in February 2003 saddened Shawnigan community greatly.
     
    Lecky Scholarship recipients should have demonstrated the talent, character, teamwork and leadership that potentially lead to significant achievements in school and beyond. They should be honest, hardworking individuals motivated to pursue excellence and imbued with a passion for either rowing or rugby. It is envisaged that these awards would be made to students going into grades ten or eleven, or, in an exceptional case, grade twelve. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Lecky Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    John M.S. Lecky Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Michael T. Waites Scholarship

    The Michael T. Waites Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 by Mike Waites, former Chair of the Board and current Chair of the Foundation, as a long-term bursary fund, providing assistance to worthy students with demonstrated financial need at Shawnigan Lake School.

    This fund has been created to support a student residing in BC to attend Shawnigan Lake School for a well-rounded, co-educational experience that challenges them intellectually, socially and personally. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Waites Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Michael T. Waites Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Robertson Family Scholarship

    The Robertson Family Scholarship was created in April 2019 through contributions from  supporters of a major Gala fundraiser to honour the Robertsons’ 25-year commitment to Shawnigan Lake School. 

    This scholarship is awarded annually to one or several young men or women of character who exemplify the values that the Robertson family embraced. The successful candidate(s) will have courage, humility, authenticity, kindness, and a commitment to making those around them better, but they will also embrace hard work, teamwork, and competition. Providing that they uphold the principles of the Scholarship, recipients would be 'Robertson Scholars' from the point of award to the end of their studies at Shawnigan.

    Robertson Family Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 
  • Shaw Scholarship

    Originally established in 2006, Jim Shaw '77 (Lonsdale’s) and his wife, Kathryn Shaw, have been passionate supporters of all things Shawnigan. Among their greatest gifts to the School are the annual scholarships that provide a Shawnigan education to deserving young people. These scholarship focus principally on character and leadership, adding to the diversity of the Shawnigan community.
     
    Shaw Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more students who would benefit from the opportunities offered at Shawnigan, but require financial assistance to do so. All families must qualify through a financial means assessment, ensuring that Shawnigan remains within reach for deserving students. As part of the scholarship, the recipient will sign a pledge committing to giving back at some point in the future, helping another young person benefit from a Shawnigan experience. 

FAQ

  • Scholarships are based on merit and need no application.
  • Scholarships are awarded to current students yearly in June.
  • The criteria for each award are based on the intention of individual donors.
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