school programs & scholarships
In 2015, Share the Warmth launched a tutoring and bursary program for grade 5 and 6 students in the three local elementary schools. After only seven months, an evaluation was conducted and found that the project was meeting its goals. The preliminary results were very positive. Consult the 2016 Evaluation – Pilot Tutoring and Bursary Project
Statistics show that on average, children’s grades drop by 10% during their transition from elementary to high school. This puts children with averages of 74% or less at risk of failure and eventual dropout. In response to this risk, and the high dropout rate in the area, Share the Warmth launched a tutoring and bursaries program for grade 5 and 6 students from the three local elementary schools.
The program prioritizes students with an academic average of 74% or less in their fourth year of elementary school. Other students may also be eligible according to family needs and school recommendations. The project includes two tutoring sessions per week, individualized support, report card monitoring, daily snacks, and a bursary that is paid in accordance with each student’s attendance.
For more information please contact Marion Hilken at (514) 933-5599 (ext. 227) or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Pelc Scholarship Awards – The Sam Pelc Scholarship program was created in 2007 to assist deserving elementary school graduates with their high school educational needs. Teachers identified recipients based on financial need, determination, and hard work. Scholarships were awarded on a yearly basis (for a total of $2,500) to cover school-related expenses. In 2014, nine students were awarded a scholarship bringing the total number of scholarship recipients to 71. We celebrated the first graduating class in 2012 and continue to financially support 28 scholarship recipients in grades 9 to 11.
Share the Warmth program participants are invited to apply for a post-secondary scholarship in their last year of high school. Applicants prepare their application form and submit it before the January deadline. The most complete applications then lead to an interview with the Scholarship Committee. This process is good training for the CEGEP application process, which takes place in March. Scholarships are awarded in May. These scholarships cover tuition fees and other school-related expenses (such as textbooks, transportation passes, school supplies and so on). Three scholarships were awarded for the 2017-18 school year.