Cirne National Scholarships

Trinity College School offers two new full-tuition scholarships for Canadian students

Imagine being able to offer your child a first-class secondary school education!

One of Canada’s oldest and most respected independent schools, Trinity College School (TCS), is now offering two full-tuition scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Now your child has the chance to live and learn in a supportive and diverse learning community offering small class sizes, an exceptional program and endless opportunities for growth!

In 1984, TCS launched a National Scholarship Program aimed at enabling truly outstanding students, from various parts of Canada, to attend TCS. In 2016, the School dramatically bolstered this program by introducing the Cirne National Scholarships.

The Cirne National Scholarships will be awarded to two promising students entering Grades 9 or 10 in fall 2017. The scholarships are merit-based and include full-tuition for the duration of the recipients’ studies in the boarding school program at Trinity College School.

Please note that the deadline for application (February 10,2017) for the 2017-2018 Cirne National Scholarships has now passed. However, stay tuned this fall for details on the 2018-2019 scholarships and information on how to apply. You may contact our admissions department should you require more information. Email: admissions@tcs.on.ca Call: 905-885-3209

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Scholarship Requirements

Cirne National Scholarship applicants must be new students to TCS who plan to enter the School’s boarding program in the Grade 9 or 10 level. Those considering applying, should familiarize themselves with the full requirements below. The scholarship recipients will be hand-selected by an awards committee based on the following criteria: academic distinction, co-curricular dedication, strong leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit and solid citizenship.

Criteria

  • New students only
  • Canadian residents only
  • OLSAT test over 70th percentile (Grades 9-11)

Requirements for Application

  • To apply:
    • First, submit to the regular application process of Trinity College School by clicking here. (Please be sure to click the box on the form that indicates that you would like to be considered for the Cirne National Scholarships.)
    • Next, the applicant must write and submit an essay, demonstrating his/her leadership skills and potential as outlined here. (Also, see the "How to Apply" section below for more details.)
  • All components of the application (including test and essay) are due by midnight on February 10th, 2017. Please note, with the deadline now passed, we are not accepting applications for this scholarship at this time.
  • 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 recipients is not based solely on academic achievement, but also focuses on the candidates’ 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.

How to Apply

The application process includes the completion and submission of an application form, followed by an interview, tour of the School, an essay and test. All components of the application (including essay and test) are due by midnight on February 10th, 2017. Please note, with the deadline now passed, we are not accepting applications for this scholarship at this time. However, stay tuned this fall for details on the 2018-2019 scholarships and information on how to apply.

To apply:
  • First, submit to the regular application process of Trinity College School by clicking here. (Please be sure to click the box on the form that indicates that you would like to be considered for the Cirne National Scholarships.)
  • Next, the applicant must write and submit an essay, demonstrating his/her leadership skills and potential. To learn of the specifications of the essay, click here.

If you have any questions about this scholarship opportunity, you may contact the admissions department at admissions@tcs.on.ca or 905-885-3209.

About Lewis K. Cirne

The funds for the Cirne National Scholarships were provided by Trinity College School alumnus, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lewis Cirne ’89. During his time at TCS, Mr. Cirne benefitted from the School’s bursary program and went on to excel in academics, music, athletics and student leadership. Having earned a A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, today, he is founder and CEO of technology company, New Relic.

Mr. Cirne’s donation was made in conjunction with the Beloved In Christ Foundation, an organization he founded with his wife, Kirsten Cirne. The majority of his donation is designated to the School’s financial assistance program with the balance providing the lead gift to the Learning Commons project. To date, this gift represents the most generous donation in the history of Trinity College School, and is one of the largest gifts ever made to a Canadian independent school.

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