Internal Scholarships and Awards

The following awards are for current SMS students only.
The application deadline for 2018 is March 16 at 4:00pm.

St. Margaret's School is proud to provide a number of awards and scholarships to honour achievement among its students. While excellence in academics is certainly recognized, these awards often prefer to celebrate other highly prized attributes in alignment with our school values: leadership, community involvement, and service.

There are a number of types of awards, scholarships and bursaries offered to our students: internal scholarships where applications are required; recognition awards based on merit or marks (no application), the passport to life-long learning which is a graduation award that all BC day students qualify to receive automatically; and financial aid (including our multi-sibling bursary). Click any of the links in this list to skip to that section or read on below.

Thank you to the donors who make our awards possible. In fostering a culture of excellence at our school it is important to be able to recognize girls for their tireless pursuit of both personal improvement and enhancing the community around them; students whose actions, attitudes and achievements reflect the SMS motto, mission and values.

Internal Scholarships - Application Required

The deadline for scholarship applications for the coming school year is March 16.

Students are invited to apply for as many awards as they like if they meet the criteria. Read the fact sheet linked to each award for full details, criteria and any additional documentation required. All applications and supporting materials are to be submitted to the Main Office Receptionist by 4:00pm on March 16. Each award requires a separate application. Evaluation Rubrics are available here.

MY Continuing Scholarship

Amount awarded: $5,000 (x3)
Who can apply: Returning students in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8

The MY Continuing awards are offered, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, to students who demonstrate a love and a passion for the unique education offered at St. Margaret’s School. Although academics are included in the criteria for these awards, the applicant must demonstrate a desire and commitment to pursue their schooling through to graduation at SMS.  Weighted in the decision are also number of years in continuous attendance, demonstrated leadership, extracurricular involvement and community service in keeping with our school’s motto – Servite in Caritate.  Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 toward tuition. More information...

MY Continuing Scholarship Application | MY Chart of Activities and Achievements

Alumnae/Old Girls Scholarship

Amount awarded: $5,000 towards tuition fees
Who can apply: Returning students entering Grades 6-10 or the Transition Program

Alumnae/Old Girls Scholarship Application CoverAlumnae/Old Girls Scholarship Factsheet | SY Chart of Activities and Achievements | MY Chart of Activites and Achievement

SMS Internal Scholarships Grades 8–11

Amount awarded: $3,000 towards tuition fees (x6), Margaret Barton Award: $5,000 (x1) for Grade 11 student
Who can apply: Returning students currently in Grades 8-11 or the Transition Program

Internal Scholarship Application Cover Form | SY Chart of Activities and Achievements | MY Chart of Activites and Achievement

Staff Sponsored Scholarships

Amount awarded: $500 towards tuition (x3)
Who can apply: Returning students in Kindergarten to Grade 12
More information...

Staff Sponsored Application Cover SY Chart of Achievements | MY Chart of Achievements

Internal Awards - No application necessary

Several awards are given to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of students in the areas of Academics, Service, Athletics and Fine Arts, such as:

Honour Roll: Grades 9 – 12 is awarded to students who have attained an overall final average of 80% or more in their subjects.

Head’s List: Grades 10 – 12 is awarded to students who have attained a cumulative standing of 90% or higher.

Achievement Pins: Grades 9 – 12 were donated by the Vancouver Old Girls’ Association to recognize students who have achieved and/or maintained a measured improvement over the previous year’s standing.

Athletics Awards: In addition to the Meilicke-Moore Bursaries and the Sportsmanship Award, recognition are given to all students for their participation and achievements in the field of athletics. Trophies are presented to the top athletes in all sports offered at SMS.

The Anthea Waterfield Foundation/Middle Years Citizenship Award was presented in 1996 by the Parents’ Auxiliary on the occasion of the retirement of Mrs. Anthea Waterfield, Junior School Coordinator. It is given to a returning Foundation/Middle Years student, who quietly gives of herself willingly and whose behaviour reflects the school’s qualities and ideals that Mrs. Waterfield promoted and supported for 27 years. The award represents $500 towards tuition.

The Robertson Salver Award: Grade 12 is given to the student who, by giving of herself to the school community in her graduating year, most fully represents the school motto Servite In Caritate, Service with Love.

The Daorung Vijitchuen International Citizenship Award: Grades 10 – 12 was first presented in 1993 in recognition of Daorung Vijitchuen, Head Girl, Class of 1993, for her contribution in promoting international citizenship. It is awarded to a student who fosters, both in attitude and action, the spirit of internationalism and the ideals of citizenship that we promote and value at St. Margaret's School.

The Fiona Grant Award is given to students who have achieved recognition at the national or international level in their area of passion through SMS.

The Valedictorian Award: Grade 12 is awarded to the graduating Grade 12 student who has been chosen by her peers to be their Valedictorian and best represents the spirit of the graduating class.

The Head Girl Award is given to the Head Girl by the SMS Staff in recognition of her leadership efforts and level of commitment to the whole school.

The Deputy Head Girl Award is given to the Deputy Head Girl by the SMS Staff in recognition of her leadership efforts and level of commitment to the whole school.

The Rocky Award: Grades 9 – 12 was first presented by the graduating class of 1977 for school spirit. It is awarded to a student who has displayed energy, enthusiasm, and leadership during the school year.

The Bette Marshall Trophy: Grade 12 is given to a graduating student in recognition of her sportsmanship and contribution in Athletics.

The Kathleen Kirkpatrick “Courage to Persevere” award: Kindergarten – Grade 4 is a book award presented to a student who has embraced challenge and demonstrated courage and perseverance.

The Creative Writing Cup: Grades 4 – 8 recognizes interest and achievement in creative writing.

The Ferris Junior Stage Trophy: Grades 4 – 8 is presented to a student who has displayed promising talent and enthusiasm in Stagecraft or Acting. It is awarded only in years in which we produce a school play.

The IEL Trophy is presented to a student in the IEL Program who has demonstrated the most improvement in her English ability through noticeable and sustained effort.

The Intermediate Mathematics Award: Grades 7-8 is given to a student who has demonstrated both proficiency and aptitude in Mathematics.

The Rosalie Frampton Junior Choir Trophy: Kindergarten – Grade 8 is presented to a committed member of the Junior Choir.

The Vic Clayton Trophies are awarded to a returning student in Grade 5 – Grade 8 and a returning student in Grade 11, who have both demonstrated a keen interest in Social Studies.

Related Links:

Passport for Life-Long Learning (Grad Award)

Multi-Sibling Bursary and Financial Aid