GNS offers scholarships to Victoria-area students

GNS scholarship application deadline is this Friday

Glenlyon Norfolk School is introducing $10,000 entrance scholarships for up to 10 deserving students from the South Island.

The Community Scholarships Initiative is open to students new to GNS and entering Grades 9 to 12 in 2016/2017.

The award is renewable annually, meaning that a Community Scholar in Grade 9 is eligible to receive up to $40,000 in support during his or her time at GNS.

“We are so fortunate to be a part of this inclusive community,” said Head of School, Dr. Glenn Zederayko.

“This initiative is about accessibility. It’s about making sure that deserving students are able to benefit from a GNS education, and that our community, in turn, benefits from the positive impacts these scholars will make on the world around them.”

Glenlyon Norfolk School is one of only 13 International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum schools in Canada. The program is designed to help GNS students develop life skills that allow them to adapt and thrive in a fast-changing world. Supported by a educators and peers, students embrace the opportunity to do well in their studies while at the same time “doing good” in their communities.

“The IB curricula challenges students to take learning beyond simple rote memorization,” says Deputy Head, Chad Holtum. “Students learn all of the same facts and figures as they would in a traditional school, but they then apply what they’ve learned in a hands-on, inquiry-based environment. We’re still interested in the who’s, what’s, when’s and where’s – but we’re even more interested in the why’s, and in how our students will make the world a better place.”

GNS Community Scholars are expected to take advantage of all the opportunities a GNS education offers.

They must be hard-working and dedicated, willing to do their best in every facet of student life. They must be exemplary citizens, committed to “giving back” and enhancing the experiences of their peers and the community as a whole.

“We are looking for outstanding athletes, artists and academics,” Zederayko said, “but most of all, we’re looking for outstanding, well-rounded kids. We want to hear from students who are willing to embrace the opportunity to be exceptional – to go beyond their comfort zones and do their very best, through truth and courage.”

Applications for the Community Scholarship will be accepted until Friday, April 29. To learn more  about GNS and the scholarship criteria, visit gns.ca/community-scholarships.