Caroline Chagnon ’07 Memorial Bursary

The Caroline Chagnon '07 Memorial Bursary will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The bursary was established in 2018 by Caroline’s family in honour of her memory. After graduating with honours from Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Trinity College School and Queen’s University, Caroline’s plan was to continue studying for a master’s degree. Unfortunately, her hopes and dreams were cut short by cancer. She was 26 years old.

The two years Caroline spent at Trinity College School were very rewarding. The donor hopes to give other students the opportunity to enjoy the same experience at TCS.

Eligibility

  • New Canadian boarding student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • French first language
  • Preference given to students planning on attending for two years starting in Grade 11.

Bursary

  • The bursary amount is equivalent to 100% of boarding tuition fees plus an annual stipend of $6,750 for laptop, school uniform, travel and incidental expenses.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated success in a combination of two or more of the following: academics, participation in sports, the arts or community service and out-of-the-ordinary personal projects.
  • Strong English skills

Requirements for Application

  • Submit to the regular application process of Trinity College School by February 22nd, 2019.
  • Write a letter or essay stating why the applicant feels he/she is a good candidate and would be a worthy recipient of this bursary (limit of 500 words) by February 22nd, 2019.
  • Based on the application and essay, a short list of 3-5 candidates will be selected for a second interview with the TCS awards committee and an additional character reference will be required.
  • This scholarship is given at the discretion of the TCS awards committee. The selection of a recipient is not based solely on academic achievement, but also focuses on a candidate’s perceived ability to contribute to the school community.

Expectations of the Recipients

  • Maintain a minimum 80% academic average
  • Be involved in all three terms of co-curricular activities
  • Engage in leadership opportunities throughout his/her career and act as a role model for peers
  • Embrace TCS values and live up to TCS standards

The scholarship recipient’s performance will be evaluated each year at the time of his/her second report card (February) and if all expectations are being met, the scholarship will be renewed for the following year.