Hunter Scholarship recipients announced

Hunter Scholarship Recipients

Trinity College School is thrilled to announce the recipients of the School’s first-ever full-tuition scholarships for students living in the local area. The Donald F. Hunter Scholarships are awarded to two promising students who reside in Durham Region, Peterborough or Northumberland County. The scholarships are merit-based and include full-tuition for the duration of the recipients’ studies in our day school program. Our deserving recipients are new students to TCS and will begin studies with us in September 2015.

There was tremendous interest in the new awards, with the School receiving 39 applications for the Senior School scholarship and 17 applications for the Grade 7 scholarship from many outstanding candidates. After a rigorous selection process for all eligible applicants, which included interviews, testing and essay writing overseen by an awards committee, two exceptional students have been selected.

The Senior School scholarship has been offered to Gemma Varty of Northumberland County, a wonderful young woman who will join us in Grade 9 in September. Gemma is an outstanding student, with teachers describing her as “talented, respectful and balanced…a natural leader.” She brings a diversity of interests and abilities in all areas of school life, excelling in academics, the arts and athletics, as well as possessing a keen interest in matters of social justice.

The Grade 7 scholarship has been awarded to Frances Harvey of Keene, who will be starting in our Junior School this fall. Frances is an academic role model to her peers and a passionate writer, with talents in music, dance, soccer and horseback riding. She brings a positive attitude and strong character to TCS.

We are so excited to welcome these well-rounded students to TCS in the fall!

The Donald F. Hunter Scholarship was founded in 1978 by the Hunter family, who have a long and distinguished history at TCS over three generations with more than 20 alumni connected to the family having attended the School. Donald H. Hunter ’67 has been the family lead on the scholarship for many years; he and his wife Jane are residents of Northumberland County. From 1992 to 2015, the Hunter Scholarship was awarded to promising students from the Cayman Islands, with 11 recipients benefitting from the scholarship over the last 23 years. In 2015, a new Cayman Islands scholarship was instituted, ensuring the continuation of the School’s strong relationship with the islands. At the same time, the Hunter Scholarship program was brought to Canada to create two new full-tuition day student awards which will extend for the duration of the recipients’ studies at TCS and will then be available for future promising students.