Comox

There are many scholarships for Comox students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Comox, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Comox students in the following categories:

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SMART Scholarships

Deadline: Dec 01, 2022
$38,000
The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). It is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. students to gain technical skills in critical STEM fields and support the national security mission of DoD.MissionThe SMART Program provides a combined education and career opportunity to students...

$10,000
Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative college Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale...

Rubincam Youth Award

Deadline: Dec 15, 2022
$500
The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age...

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: Dec 15, 2022
$50,000
Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded nearly $55 million in scholarships to over 45,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across North America since 2000. In 2022 alone, the Foundation awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to nearly 4,000 students.Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000...

The Dalton Camp Award

Deadline: Jan 06, 2023
$10,000
Essays under 2,000 words are invited on any topic relating to the link between democracy and the media in Canada. Essays should be creative, engaging and provocative and be written in a dynamic, compelling style.Essays shall be written in English, and not exceed 2,000 words in length, including any editorial content in citations. Essays will be judged on both subject...

Rise Challenge

Deadline: Jan 25, 2023
$500,000
Each year, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. Unlike many traditional applications, Rise uses videos, projects, and group interviews so applicants have multiple opportunities to showcase their potential. For applicants without access to a video recording device, we offer the option of submitting text responses. For applicants without access to technology,...

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Highland Secondary
Highland Secondary (French)

Comox is a town of around 12,000 people located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Situated on a small peninsula in the Georgia Strait, Comox lies 220 km or 137 miles north of Victoria and 107 km or 66 miles north of Nanaimo.

"Comox" is a name that comes from the Salish First Nations people's that settled within the region many thousands of years ago. The region was named kw'umuxws, which in Coast Salish meant "plentiful." The Kwakwla Indian word of Komuckway translates to Place of Plenty. This was a reference to the abundant berries and game within the Comox Valley. The European settlers changed the name to Komoux and eventually Comox.

The dry and warm summer months, fertile soil, abundant sea life, together with mild wintertimes first attracted the people to call the area home. During the mid 19th century, the place was opened for settlement and it quickly attracted farmers, a fishing industry, in addition to a lumber industry. The village remained secluded for over 50 years. It was only accessible to the outside world by ship until during the First World War. At that time, a railway and roads were built in the region.

The Comox Valley contained half of the agricultural land on Vancouver Island. By the turn of the 21st century, the jobs started moving away from resource based businesses like for instance logging and fishing. At that time, the biggest employers were the local school board, St. Joseph Hospital, Mount Washington Alpine Resort and CFB 19 Wing Comox.

During the mid 1800s, the Port of Comox was established on the slopes of the Comox Peninsula. The port overlooked the protected waters of Comox Harbour which was once called Port Augusta. This was an important and well-known port utilized for the ships of the Royal Navy and transport streamers.

There are miles of sandy shoreline both north and south of the this coastal town. This quaint seashore town has welcomed the existence of the Canadian Forces Air Base nearby. The region has also gone through a recent influx of arrivals because a lot of individuals are choosing to settle within the southern region of Vancouver Island.

There are many visible Vancouver Island's ranges and glaciers just up island towards the city of Campbell River. Among the more popular views consist of the Forbidden Plateau, Mount Washington and Comox Glacier. It is a serene drive because the highway sweeps past some well-kept farmland.

With such a moderate type of weather and the abundance of year round recreational activities such as swimming and sailing and golfing, along with the amenities nearby, the city of Comox certainly lives up to its name.

Since the year 1942, the Canadian Forces Base has been utilized as a Royal Air Force base and has become an integral part of the community. CFB Comox has supported the community throughout its time there and has helped shape the city into its present form. CFB Comox's key responsibilities consist of maritime patrols, Search and Rescue operations, and naval and air force defense operations. In addition to the different parts the base plays for British Columbia, Canada and the community, CFB consistently supplies volunteers and equipment each time they are required.