For Grade 12’s graduating from King George Secondary School

Arnie Zucker Community Leadership Award

Two $1000 awards will be provided to 2 students, preferably 1 female and 1 male, to be paid to a post-secondary learning institution.

Arnie Zucker (1927-2004) was a past president of the West End Community Centre Association: a much loved Board member who was always at the ready with a quick joke. His humour was a testament to his humanity. His contribution to the Board was always appreciated and he will be missed. This award is to honour his memory.

Required Qualifications:

  • Member of graduating class of 2021 from King George Secondary School
  • Individual must have demonstrated great leadership skills with in the community through volunteerism
  • Maximum 250 word essay double spaced describing how your involvement in the community has helped you build your leadership skills

Involvement with the West End Community Centre/ Coal Harbour Community Centre/ Barclay Manor

 

Award For Athletic And Academic Excellence

One $500 scholarship will be provided to 1 student to be paid to a post-secondary learning institution.

This award is for students who have been involved in multiple athletic programs, school and community teams while maintaining a respectful academic excellence

Required Qualifications:

  • Member of the graduating class of 2021 from King George Secondary School
  • Demonstrate involvement in athletic programs
  • Have achieved a record of academic proficiency
  • Maximum 250 word essay double spaced that describes how your involvement in the above activities has helped you develop an appreciation of the importance of extracurricular activities in your life and how it has contributed to the community

Involvement with the West End Community Centre/ Coal Harbour Community Centre/ Barclay Manor

Carrie Samoil Award For Excellence In Community Leardership And Volunteerism

One $1000 award will be provided to a student to be paid to a post-secondary learning institution.

Carrie Samoil was a Community Youth Worker at the West End Community Centre who tirelessly gave herself to her community. She was a mentor and friend to many youth in the West End.  When Carrie died of breast cancer in 2004, this scholarship was created to carry on her legacy and to celebrate her compassion and generosity of spirit.

Required Qualifications:

  • Have extensive experience volunteering
  • Demonstrate community spirit
  • Have experience in leadership
  • Have experience mentoring
  • Have achieved a record of academic proficiency
  • A maximum 250 word essay double-spaced explaining the contributions you made to your community (i.e. volunteering and mentoring) and why it is you make those contributions.
  • Involvement with the West End Community Centre/ Coal Harbour Community Centre/ Barclay Manor

Award For Personal Acheivement And Community Involvement

Two $500 awards will be provided to 2 students to be paid to a post-secondary learning institution.

This award will be presented to a student who has been involved with activities and has helped develop an appreciation of the importance of extra-curricular activities in their live and our community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Involvement in extracurricular activities (e.g. Sports, fitness, music, art drama, debating, reading, business, inventing…)
  • Volunteerism
  • Academics
  • Maximum 250 word essay double-spaced that describes how your involvement in the above activities has helped to develop an appreciation of the importance of extracurricular activities in your life and how this involvement has contributed to your community.
  • Involvement with the West End Community Centre/ Coal Harbour Community Centre/ Barclay Manor

 

Linda Johnston Award For Excellence And Leadership In Arts

One $750 scholarship will be provided to 1 student to be paid to a post secondary learning institution

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating King George High school student who has demonstrated excellence in one of the eligible arts disciplines and who has contributed to arts organizations or activities within the School, the West End Community Centre or the West End Community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Member of the graduating class of 2022 from King George Secondary School
  • Individual must have taken formal study (either through school or private lessons) in one or more of the following disciplines: music, theatre, and dance, film, written arts. This can included contributions as a performer, technical contributor or designer such as costumes sets or lighting, or as a director.
  • The recipient will also have volunteered for arts related events and activities such as Art InThe City, West End children’s summer camps, productions at King George, or community events such as Theatre under the Stars; face painting at car free days; singing in choir and other such activities.
  • The applicant must also intend to pursue advanced education in an arts discipline at a post-secondary university such as (but not limited to) the Dance program at SFU, the Opera Program at UBC , the Jazz Program at Capilano University or a specialized institution such as Emily Carr University, the National Theatre School or the Royal Conservatory of Music

Include a portfolio of your achievements/work for example: clips of your performances, visual art work, clips of film productions, visuals of stage or costume design, these can be returned to the applicant if requested after the selection of the successful candidate has been announced.

West End Community Centre Association’s Graduation Awards.

Please read this package carefully.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit the following:

  • One completed application (pages 4 to 7).
  • One essay (maximum 250 words/double-spaced) per award you are applying for. Content should be tailored to each specific award, except the Linda Johnston Award for Arts where an artist portfolio is required– see specific awards on pages 3-4.
  • We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted daily life.  Please detail any past volunteer, community, arts and culture and athletic activities. We understand opportunities for participation may have been significantly impacted.
  •   While not a requirement, you may choose to use the essay to address how the pandemic has affected you and has affected your personal and academic life.
  • Two letters of reference that demonstrate how you meet the award criteria. If applying for multiple awards, provide one specific reference per award, if possible.
  • Latest academic record if applying for the following awards:
    1. Award for Athletic and Academic Excellence
    2. The Carrie Samoil Award for Excellence in Community Leadership and Volunteerism
    3. Award for Personal Achievement and Community Involvement
  • Optional, but recommended: Include any volunteer record logs and/or confirmation letters from the organization of which the work was completed.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Submit the above documents to Jessica McCallum (Community Youth Worker), Re: West End Community Centre Association Graduation Award by Friday May 6 2022 @ 5pm at the West End CC front office, or by e-mail to Jessica.McCallum@vancouver.ca by 5pm. Late applications may not be considered.

  • Do not staple the documents together. Please use a paper clip.
  • If you are making photocopies of originals, please copy onto 8.5” x 11” paper (letter-sized).
  • Successful candidates will be announced at the 2022 King George graduation ceremony.
  • Successful candidate’s names and photos will also appear on the West End Community centre association’s website and newsletter for promotional purposes only, applicants must be willing to sign a photo release waiver should they be chosen.