001. A. Brian Simmons Scholarship


1 award valued at $1000


The applicant must:

  • be a current, full-time student at and a member of, the graduation class of a public secondary school in School District #79 (Cowichan Valley)
  • have attended the same school for the last three years of public school education, engaged in a challenging program of study and will have completed the provincial graduation requirements at that school
  • preference will be given to applicants who completed all of their education in the public schools of School District #79 (Cowichan Valley)
  • be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and reside year round within the boundaries of SD #79


The applicant must:

  • be accepted into and registered as a full-time student in a recognized,  full first-year program of a degree-granting, publicly funded, Canadian university in the year the award is made
  • provide a certified copy of the recipient’s provincial graduation certificate
  • provide the scholarship trustees with a graduation photograph (grad photo)


The applicant must:

  • must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 in each of the applicant’s Grade 11 and 12 school years
  • must have acquired significant computer or information technology skills
  • must be able to demonstrate proficiency in a second language

During the applicant’s Grade 12 year, he/she must have:

  • been elected to a leadership position in the Student Government or the Graduation Class Council or have been assigned a leadership position such as editor of the school newspaper or yearbook
  • provided other regular, sustained service to the school or students of the school
  • represented the school as a member of a senior athletic team or a participant at the senior level in an individual athletic activity, or demonstrated significant musical, performing art or visual art skill in a major performance setting or display
  • provided regular volunteer service to a recognized agency or organization in the broader community
  • maintained a part-time job over a period of time with a professional or corporate employer

Also required:

  • A signed declaration form indicating the years and schools attended;
  • Reference letters in sealed  envelopes from School principal, an officer of a community agency or organization, and a representative of a professional or corporate employer

(Please see full requirements and see additional details listed with the “special application” when you download it below )


Special application is required.  Scholarship Criteria    Application Form Version 2.0