Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 16
Award Deadline: May 24, 2021

The 24th annual Jean Lumb Awards will be presented to sixteen outstanding high school students who have achieved excellence in:

Academics
Athletics
The Arts
Community Services
Defence of the Environment
Dignity of Life
Innovation
Leader of Tomorrow

Consideration will be given to an additional applicant who applies for any of the eight award categories and who is also accepted to attend the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Eligibility:

You must be:

A) Enrolled full-time in any grade in a high school school in Canada

B) Canadian citizen or permanent resident

C) Of Chinese heritage

Judging:

Our panel of judges evaluates and selects the winners. The sixteen award winners will be contacted by August 31, 2021.

Awards Criteria:

1) Academics Award

The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and exceptional promise for future academic distinction. Factors to be considered are outstanding scholastic achievement; achievements acknowledged by scholastic bodies; breaking new ground in a field of study or knowledge, or showing promise of making a significant contribution in a specific field; broader significance of nominee's contribution to the academic community; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.

2) Arts Award

The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding achievement in Creative Arts and/or exceptional promise of future artistic achievement. Factors to be considered are outstanding scholar or practitioner of drama, music, art and/or dance; recognition accorded for artistic performance (top prize winner in a music festival, recipient of dance scholarship, etc.); achievements which gained individual honour and distinction (performances, exhibitions, etc.); breaking ground in an area of the arts, or shows promise of making a significant contribution in a specific field; significance of nominee's contribution to the broader artistic community; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.

3) Athletics Award

The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding achievement in sports and exceptional promise of future athletic distinction. Factors to be considered are outstanding athletic achievement through consistent performance of a sport or sports; achievements which gained individual honour and distinction to the athlete, the school and/or other athletic endeavour; commitment to fairness and integrity in competition; significance of nominee's contribution to the broader athletic community, excluding paid or compulsory coaching and work required for sport certification or team eligibility; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.

4) Community Service Award

The successful candidate must have a record of significant service and involvement. Factors to be considered are significant in enriching the lives of groups or individuals over an extended period of time; exceptional service through charitable organization(s) or community group(s); exemplary commitment to volunteerism; significance of the nominee's contribution to the community; evidence of ongoing leadership and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.

5) Defence of the Environment Award

The successful candidate must have a record of significant service and involvement in the defense of the environment. Factors to be considered are significant roles in environmental protection; encouragement of others to reduce their impact on the environment; fostering of innovation in the protection of the environment; benefit to human health; awareness raising about the protection of the environment; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.

6) Dignity of Life Award

The successful candidate must have a record of significant service and involvement in building hope in communities and promoting respect for the dignity of life, including those of young, adult, elderly, and/or individuals with disabilities toward full incorporation into society and culture. Factors to be considered are significant roles in enriching the lives of groups or individuals over an extended period of time; exceptional service through charitable organization(s) or community group(s); exemplary commitment to volunteerism; significance of the nominee's contribution to the community; evidence of ongoing leadership and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or toward full incorporation into society and culture or obstacles overcome.

7) Innovation Award

The successful candidate must show originality of the innovation. Factors to be considered are uniqueness or novelty of innovation of a process, service, or product that has expanded and/or added value to its area; lasting impact and/or benefit of the innovation that is commensurate with the overall need or magnitude of the area being addressed; degree of achievement or quality of ingenious and/or entrepreneurial thinking to discover, create or conceive the innovation; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.

8) Leader of Tomorrow Award

The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and future potential. Factors to be considered are leadership in student and community service at local, city, provincial, national and/or international levels; recognized achievement and impact in areas that contribute to the long-term advancement and well-being of community, e.g., education, sports, health; achievements in inspiring, engaging, and leading others; evidence of ongoing leadership and dedication to inspire hope for the future; achievement in relation to circumstances or obstacles overcome.


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