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Type 1 Community Awards

Each of the awards below are available for students to apply for in one simple online application.  Before you do your application, please carefully read each of the bursaries, scholarships and award descriptions to see which you may be most eligible for.  This way when you fill out your application, you can provide the necessary information.

Students are required to be full time students at LVR/DESK, taking at least 5/8 courses.

Please connect with Ms. Wiltshire or Mr. Machado for any questions.

Please use this link for type one scholarship application

BRIAN McGRATH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY 

AMOUNT: Varies, in 2024 $1000 x 4 (4 Awards for LVR/DESK) 
CRITERIA: Recipient will be of a positive character reflecting humility, determination and honesty. Consideration given to basic scholastic achievement and financial need.
HISTORY: In memory of Brian McGrath, a former teacher at L.V. Rogers.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

CAITLYND PIDERMAN BURSARY

AMOUNT: Approx $1500 (Can be divided into two awards for LVR students)
CRITERIA: This award is offered to students who are trying to overcome health challenges, or the student must be an athlete that shows superior determination, effort and commitment to sports.
HISTORY: Caitlynd was a 2006 L.V. Rogers graduate who loved basketball.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

CARTER/BING BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Positive character reflecting humility, determination and honesty, proven constructive commitment to environmental issues: demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in natural history, nature interpretation, wildlife education, parks management or related field. Financial need will be considered.

HISTORY: John Carter and Bill Bing were two avid outdoorsmen with respect for and appreciation of the wilderness. In 1996, both men gave their lives in pursuit of safety for others. John by an avalanche while patrolling ski runs and Bill by a plane crash while searching for a downed plane.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

COLUMBIA POWER CORPORATION BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA:  Will be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution within one year of graduating. Has demonstrated excellence in achievement during senior year. This does not necessarily mean achieving the highest marks. The Bursary aims to reward a student who has worked hard and demonstrated a desire to excel, which may include non-academic achievements such as volunteering. Intends to use the money towards the purchase of books and/or payment of tuition.

For more information: Columbia Power Corporation Bursary 

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

​DELANE H. REED - FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #22 SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $500 (2 awards)

CRITERIA: One male and one female furthering their education in non-academic studies (trade school, business administration, etc.).
HISTORY: In memory of Delane H. Reed, a Past President and longtime active member of Nelson Lodge #22.

Award recipient is decided by donor.

 

FRASER, JAMES A. & MARGARET MEMORIAL BURSARY

AMOUNT: $400 (2 awards) for 2021-22

CRITERIA:  Rotational schedule within the District. Awarded to a well-rounded student, with academic achievement participating in school & community activities; with good attitude, sportsmanship and work habits. Financial need may be considered.

HISTORY: Established in 1991 by Jim Fraser, a teacher at Nelson High School in the name of his wife Margaret and himself.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

GRADS BC PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA AWARD

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA:  A student pursuing post-secondary education in media - photography, video or graphics/design.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

GYRO CLUB OF NELSON SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $1500 total (donor discretion, could be multiple)

CRITERIA:  Strong academics and school participation in sports, arts, etc. Preference is given to a student with a Gyro family member.

Award recipient is decided by the donor. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

HARRIS & CO-J ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $200 (1 award) for 2021/22

CRITERIA:  Rotational schedule within the District. Enrolled in Law 11 or 12 (or an alternate course if Law course not offered) who excel in this study and intend to enroll in post-secondary education at a recognized Institute, College or University in BC.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

HORIE FAMILY BURSARY 

AMOUNT: $1000 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Student is proceeding with post-secondary education in media/visual arts and has a demonstrated financial need.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

HUESTIS, BOB JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Amount: $350.00 (1 award)
CRITERIA: Attributes: positive character reflecting humility and determination, commitment to pursue higher education, need for financial assistance, strong interest in sports, music, art or cartooning.
HISTORY: Established in 1986 in memory of Bob Huestis Jr, who is remembered as a unique individual with a wide range of interests including sports, art and music.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

IODE (Kokanee Chapter) FINE/PERFORMING ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, TRADES AWARD

Amount: $1500.00 (3 award)
CRITERIA: Students applying for Fine or Performing Arts, Technology or Trade Programs for the coming Academic year. State the name(s) of school(s) and Program you are applying to. Please state if you have already received conditional acceptance.

Award recipient is decided by the Donor. Award payment is administered by the Donor.

 

JADEN BISHOP MEMORIAL BURSARY

AMOUNT: $1000

CRITERIA: Has a passion for the performing arts (music, acting, art) or for nature and the outdoors. Has overcome adversity and demonstrates perseverance. Is a compassionate, caring individual who is quietly supportive, and who does not necessarily shine in the spotlight.

Award recipient is decided by LVR. Award payment is administered by LVR. 

 

JAMES HAMILTON ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP, NELSON UNITED CHURCH

AMOUNT: $500-1500 (1 or 2 awards)
CRITERIA:  Preferably male students who have completed grade 12 and expressed the intention of acquiring higher education at a Canadian college or university. Preference will be given to students under the preceding clause in the following order: 1. Students intending to enter the Ministry of the United Church of Canada, 2. Students intending to enter the Ministry of any other Protestant denomination, 3. To other students.

Award recipient is decided by the donor. Award payment is administered by the donor.

 

JESSIE ANN WARD BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (1 Award)

CRITERIA: Awarded to a deserving student in the Fine Arts Program as determined by the Administration and Staff of LV Rogers Secondary School

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.   

 

KERRY DYCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: Varies approx. $1250 (1 Award)

CRITERIA: The recipient must be a student athlete from LVR who show’s commitment to excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. High preference to athletes who are dedicated to soccer.  Min B avg. in course work for grade 11 & 12.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.   

 

KOOTENAY ADVOCACY NETWORK TASK 

AMOUNT: $250 (1 award)
CRITERIA: This award is for a student with diverse abilities that succeeded in graduation from grade 12.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

KOOTENAY ADVOCACY NETWORK TASK 

AMOUNT: $1000 (1 award)

CRITERIA:  This award is for a student attending post-secondary education in the field of Special Ed, CCSW Program, ECE, Social Work, etc. helping those with diverse abilities. 

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

KOOTENAY LAKE PRINCIPALS’ & VICE-PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $500

CRITERIA: A minimum grade point average of 3.2 over your best seven courses. 

Award recipient is decided by the donor. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

KOOTENAY SAVINGS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BURSARY

AMOUNT: $1500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: To a deserving student who has demonstrated satisfactory academic performance proceeding into a technology, university, college or vocational school on a full-time basis. The student or student’s parents must be a member of Kootenay Savings. 

For more information: Kootenay Savings Community Bursary

 or contact Aron Burke at aron.burke@kscu.com or call 1-250-368-2683.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by donor.

 

LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP – COVENANT CHURCH

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Awarded to a student leader who exercises transformational leadership in his/her community by modeling a commitment to- listening with care to others, growth and success of others, building community and personal growth, accountability and integrity. Must be 15-19, meet grad requirements, enrolled in SD8 and planning on attending post-secondary.

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

LIONS CLUB OF NELSON SCHOLARSHIP
AMOUNT: $1000 each (2 awards)

CRITERIA: The Lions Club of Nelson awards two scholarships to qualified candidates. Preference will be given to candidates with a family relation to a Lions member in good standing. Consideration will also be given to a good record in a variety of subjects (C+ average) as well as financial need, evidence of leadership, community service and/or involvement in the arts.

Award recipient is decided by the donor. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

LOIS MCKINNON LEGACY FUND

AMOUNT: Varies approx. $1200 (Can be divided into two awards for LVR students)
CRITERIA:  This award is to provide one or more bursaries for graduating students from LV Rogers pursuing post-secondary studies in nursing. 

Award recipient is decided by LV Rogers.  Award payment is administered by the Board Office.

 

L.V. ROGERS CLASS OF 2008 BURSARY

AMOUNT: Varies Approx $500

CRITERIA: Awarded to a student demonstrating financial need and planning to attend post-secondary.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

MARY ZAK AWARD

AMOUNT: $1,000.00 (2 Awards – School year 2023-2024 – one time award)

CRITERIA: A 2024 LV Rogers graduate who is entering a recognized post-secondary institution, preferably in education or early childhood education. Has a strong academic achievement, and is genuinely caring, empathetic, and respectful of all individuals, in the local community and beyond.

HISTORY: The Mary Zak Award was created by her friends and family as a tribute in her memory. Mary Zak taught generations of Nelson area students in several SD8 elementary schools, and retired from Hume Elementary School in January 1995. She loved all children and encouraged the best in each of them. Throughout her life, she was a curious and reflective learner, a friend to many , and a kind and generous contributor to her local and wider community.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers

 

MASONIC LODGE SCHOLARSHIP 

AMOUNT: $750 x 2 (2 Awards to LVR)
CRITERIA: This award is based on citizenship, group/club activities, fine arts involvement, minimum C+ average with Masonic relationship if possible. 

Award recipient is decided by ? .Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

MASTROBUONO BURSARY 

AMOUNT: Varies: in 2024 $3000 x 3 (3 awards to LVR)
CRITERIA: To enable a young person with financial need, a demonstrated work ethic, consideration for others and dedication to learning, to seek post-secondary education. 
HISTORY: In memory of Angelo Mastrobuono, a City of Nelson employee, killed accidentally on the job. Angelo is remembered for his great work ethic and his dedication to learning.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

NELSON AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT:  $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Student pursuing business related studies or similar post secondary studies.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

NELSON AND DISTRICT TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Student who is interested in education or human resources at university, college or trade school.

NELSON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION BURSARY 

AMOUNT: $400 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Awarded to a deserving student as determined by the administration and staff of LVR
HISTORY: Established in 1991 by the reunion committee.

Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

NELSON MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $300 EACH (2 awards)

CRITERIA: Applicants must have been a NMHA registrant and must present proof of post secondary enrollment and payment to receive the award.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by donor.

NELSON PILOTS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP 

AMOUNT: $400 (1 award)
CRITERIA: Pursuing a career in the aviation industry (e.g., air crew, aeronautical engineer, aircraft maintenance). In the event there are no qualifying students in any one year, two scholarships may be issued the following year.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

NELSON POLICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $1,000

CRITERIA: This student should have an interest in criminal justice or law enforcement and financial need. 

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

NELSON ROAD KINGS SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT: $750 (2 awards)
CRITERIA: For students whose post-secondary plans are related to the automotive field. This may include mechanics, body repair and sales as well as welding, electrical and millwright/machinist.

Award recipient is decided by L.V. Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

ORMOND FAMILY BURSARY 

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)
CRITERIA: Awarded to a student who has shown a high degree of excellence in a Fine Arts Course. Selection in the following order: 1. Theatre Arts, 2. Music/Band, 3. Literacy, 4. Art.

Recipient decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

SANTOR BURSARY

AMOUNT: $500 (1 award)
CRITERIA: Furthering education in the field of medicine, including veterinary medicine. Must demonstrate high academic achievement. Preference may be given to student with evidence of financial need. In honor of Louis & Marguerite Santor.

Recipient decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by School Board Office.

 

STROMSTEAD BURSARY 

AMOUNT: $400 (1 award)
CRITERIA: Pursuing further studies in a science and/or mathematics related field, demonstrated interest and knowledge in the area of information technology.
HISTORY: Established in 1997 by Edward and Gladys Stromstead for L.V. Rogers students furthering their studies.
Recipient decided by LV Rogers. Award administered by School Board Office.

TELUS AMBASSADORS' BURSARY

AMOUNT:  $1000 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Preference given to applicant with immediate family connection to Telus/BC Tel (current or retired). If no family, min. C+ avg., leadership, community service and/or involvement in the arts, enrolling in post-secondary institution.

Recipient decided by the donor. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

 

WLWP WEALTH PLANNERS AWARD

AMOUNT:  $500 (1 award)

CRITERIA: Students that are interested in pursuing a career in the financial industry, business sector, or mental health field. Preference will be given to those who plan to attend a post-secondary institution to study these disciplines, or those who already have started to collect experience in them.

Recipient decided by LV Rogers. Award payment is administered by LV Rogers.

ZEABIN MEMORIAL BURSARY

AMOUNT: $400 (1 award)
CRITERIA: To continue post-secondary education in language study.
HISTORY: Kenneth Zeabin was born in Nelson in 1971. He believed in equality and that “life must go on”.  He enjoyed life to the fullest and fought bravely his battle against muscular dystrophy.

Recipient decided by LV Rogers. Award administered by School Board Office.