Valour Canada History and Heritage Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Jun 12, 2024

The aim of Valour Canada’s History and Heritage Scholarship is to support Canadian students in their educational pursuits in an engaging, thought-provoking, and memorable manner. The student who creates the best video response to the question provided below will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship to be put towards their post-secondary education. The runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship.

Students must create and submit the following two items to enter the scholarship contest:

  • A one or two paragraph introductory document that explains why you chose to apply for Valour Canada’s History and Heritage Scholarship (.doc or .pdf format please). This will not be evaluated.
  • A YouTube-compatible video between four and six minutes long that educates viewers about your chosen memorial, monument, or place (see the question below). Your video should open with a still screen title page that includes: the video title, your name, your town/city, and your school. Your video should close with a still screen showing your references (as per Chicago-style formatting requirements).

Deadline and Eligibility:

Both the introductory document and the video must be received by email to Valour Canada by 23:59, June 12th, 2024 (EST). If after all evaluations are completed, your entry is found to deserve an award, a potential winner must provide a signed ELIGIBILITY & LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE, proof of age, and proof of enrolment. 

Evaluation Criteria:

A submission’s final grade consists solely of the video score (100% of final grade). For a more detailed description of the criteria for the video, please see the provided rubric.

Please ensure that Chicago-style referencing is employed for any resources used in your response. Plagiarism is unacceptable and will result in disqualification.

The Essay Question:

Visit a local Canadian war memorial, monument, or important place. Describe it, then compare and contrast its historical context with your opinion of its current meaning. Finish with some commentary about the role of Canadian war memorials in the 21st century

Your response should reference at least two of Valour Canada’s six pillars of character (communication, cooperation, courage, responsibility, resilience, thoughtfulness).

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