One award of $1000 will be made each year to a graduating high school student who has been accepted into a full-time academic program in Physical Sciences at a Canadian university in the fall. The successful student is expected to direct the award towards tuition for studies in physics.
This award is given to a student based on a combination of academic merit and non-academic criteria including:
A) Academic success in the last year of secondary studies - a minimum 80% average overall is required for this award based on copies of official high school transcripts.
B) Demonstrated passion for physics outside of the normal academic environment (e.g. being a member of a local amateur astronomy club, volunteering with a physics association)
C) Demonstrated interest in a wide range of activities outside of physics (e.g. community involvement, sports, debating clubs, etc., including volunteer activities in service of others)
D) Minimum of two letters of recommendation by a teacher, principal, professor or association leader (not a relative). The letters of reference will assist the selection committee in establishing the applicant's participation and achievement in the life and activities of their school and/or community; participation in a physics stream of study; nature of the participant's character, personal qualities and temperament, etc.