For Grade 12’s graduating from King George Secondary School

Arnie Zucker Community
Leadership Awards
$1000

  • Community leadership
  • Volunteerism
  • Academics
  • Involvement in the West End community and/or with the West End community centre

Athletic & Academic Award
$500

  • Demonstrate involvement in athletic programs
  • Academics
  • Involvement in the West End community and/or with the West End Community Centre

Carrie Samoil Award $1000

  • Have extensive experience volunteering
  • Demonstrate community spirit
  • Have experience in leadership
  • Have experience mentoring
  • Have achieved a record of academic proficiency
  • Be a member of the West End Community Centre Association

Personal Achievement Awards $500

  • Involvement in extra curricular activities (sports, fitness, music,art, drama, debating, reading,business, inventing)
  • Volunteerism
  • Academics
  • Involvement in the West End community and/or with the West End Community Centre

Thank you for your interest in the 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 3 to 7).
  • One essay (maximum 250 words/double-spaced) per award you are applying for. Content should be tailored to each specific award – see specific awards on page 3.
  • We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted daily life.  Please detail volunteer, community, and athletic activities up till March 2020. We understand opportunities for participation may have been significantly curtailed after that point.
  •  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 14, 2021 at the West End CC front office, or by e-mail to McCallum@vancouver.ca by 5pm. Late applications will marked and 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 2021 King George graduation ceremony.