Division Wide High SchoolScholarships and Awards
Bob Auser Memorial Award
Bob Auser was a teacher with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools from 1984 to 1999. Bob coordinated the Alternate Education Program at E. D. Feehan High School at the time of his passing. The Bob Auser Memorial Award is presented each year to students, with special needs, who have completed the Functional Integrated Program in Greater Saskatoon Catholic High Schools (Bethlehem, Bishop James Mahoney, Holy Cross, E. D. Feehan, and St. Joseph’s). Students receive an award in the form of a gift certificate which can be applied to the purchase of an item to help them make the transition to a job or other training.
Collision Plus Trade Scholarship
Dale Huber’s concern about the shortage of young people entering the trades has prompted him to partner with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate from Greater Saskatoon Catholic high schools. The recipient of this $500 award must be actively pursuing a career as an Auto Body Technician. Application is made through submission of a Resume and a letter outlining career goals.
Candidates will be interviewed by a selection committee.
Kiwanis Club Riversdale Scholarship
The Kiwanis Club of Riversdale Scholarship is presented to a graduate who is pursuing post-secondary studies in the arts, sciences, music, or professions. Candidates should have acceptable marks, be of good character, have participated in student activities, and have shown some involvement in the community. Consideration is given also to financial need. The recipient of this scholarship is a graduate of one of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic high schools in rotational order.
The recipient is selected by the Student Services Department of the school.
Our Lady of the Prairies Foundation Scholarship
The Our Lady Of The Prairies Foundation commissioned the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc. to establish a yearly scholarship to a graduating student from each of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic high schools. The recipient will be a student who:
- Is working at his/her potential
- Possesses and exhibits the qualities of a good school citizen and who does not receive recognition in the school
- Is not necessarily on the Honour Roll but has attained the entrance requirements for the post-secondary program of his/her choice
- Recipient must provide proof of acceptance to such school in the same year as the scholarship is awarded.
- Notification of enrollment must be sent to the Foundation by October 16 by the recipient
Principals’ Association Scholarship
The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Principals’ Association has established a legacy fund in recognition of the leadership provided by the principals in our school system who are deceased. Each year a deserving high school student will be chosen to receive a scholarship. The award, based on leadership and financial need, will rotate alphabetically amongst the high schools in the division – Bethlehem, Bishop James Mahoney, Bishop Murray, E. D. Feehan, Holy Cross, Oskayak and St. Joseph. There being no suitable recipient from the high school in their year, rotation will pass onto the next school. The recipient will meet the following criteria:
- Be a full time student for the entire year
- Have met the requirements for graduation
- Have demonstrated actual and potential leadership
- Obtain a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher who can testify to demonstration of leadership at school. Preferably from a Grade 11 or 12 teacher with whom the applicant has been a student
- Applicant will write a 500 word summary of development as a ‘leader’ while attending school. Applicant will include the signatures of two adults who can verify involvement in activities
- Have attained the requirements for the post-secondary program of their choice
- Attach proof of acceptance to such program in the same year as the scholarship is awarded. If special circumstances prevail, obtain note from counsellor
- Have proven financial need. Applicant will write in 250 words or less a statement of financial need
Submit above documents to Student Services by June 16 of current year
Frank & Alice Risling Jubilee 2000 Scholarship
Frank & Alice Risling wanting to help schools focus on the Jubilee 2000 and commissioned the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation to establish a scholarship for a graduating student in each of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic high schools. This award is presented annually to a recipient who:
- Has attended his/her entire Grade 12 year at the high school where the award is available
- Has the academic average which meets the requirements for the post-secondary program chosen by the student
- Has exemplified gospel values and is noticeably involved in school activities
The recipient will be determined by a committee composed of a guidance counselor, a senior administrator and a teacher.
Kim Sawchuk Memorial Scholarship
In 2015 friends, family and colleagues commissioned the Saskatoon Catholic School Foundation to establish a memorial scholarship in remembrance of Kim Sawchuk. Kim was a teacher in the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School division who passed away during her tenure at Bishop Klein School. This scholarship is awarded to a grade 12 student attending a Catholic high school who will be attending post-secondary education or training. This student must also be an alumnus of Bishop Klein School.
Student selection will be based on:
- Attendance during their tenure at both Bishop Klein and their current high school.
- An academic success level commensurate with one’s abilities.
- Involvement in school programs i.e. athletics, choir, patrols, drama, SRG/SRC, etc.
- Demonstrated leadership in living up to school expectation as outlined in the school’s belief statements.
- Demonstrated a positive school spirit.
- Financial need may be a consideration.
Student must apply for scholarship.
The scholarship is intended for former Bishop Klein students who are currently in grade 12 in a Catholic high school and will be attending a post-secondary institution.
Students are to prepare a written statement which attests to how they perceive themselves regarding the above criteria. This submission is to be presented to the principal by June 1st of the current academic year.