Scholarships

CVR Educational Foundation Founders Scholarships

Since 1986, the Foundation has been awarding 8 to 12 scholarships annually to CVR graduates.  In 2005 the Board of Directors voted to name the scholarship awarded to the top student in honor of Rev. John (Jack) C.T. Johnson.  Similarly, since 2006, the student with the second highest marks received the scholarship named in honor of J.David Aikman.  In 2013, the student with the third highest marks received the first scholarship named in honor of Maureen Wahba.  In 2017, the student with the fourth highest marks received the first scholarship named in memory of Eric Rumsby, one of the founding members of the Educational Foundation.  In 2022, the Board of Directors voted to rename these scholarships, simply : The CVR Educational Foundation Founders Scholarships. 

These scholarships range between 700 $ and 2500 $



The Suzelle Barrington Scholarship

This scholarship was first awarded in 2018. It was set up by Suzelle Barrington, resident of Howick, parent to three CVR alumni and a world renowned engineer.  This scholarship is awarded to students who are pursing their education in a two-year pre-university program in SOCIAL SCIENCE who has maintained an 80 %  overall average in grade 11.  These students also have to be involved in his community, have shown leadership skills and are good ambassadors of CVR high School.

Up to 4 x 1250 $ scholarships awarded yearly


The Lara Drummond Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was first awarded in 2019. This scholarship has been created to honor the life of the late Lara Drummond, who, at the time of her passing in 1979, was a student in grade 6+ at Ormstown Elementary School. She lived with her parents, Mary & Kevin Drummond and her 2 brothers, Liam & Terence on their farm in Havelock, Qc. It is the Drummond family’s affection for their community and respect for the local schools that inspired them to support Chateauguay Valley Regional High School students who are aiming for a career in EDUCATION. This scholarship is awarded to graduating students who are pursuing their post-secondary education in a TWO-YEAR PRE-UNIVERSITY PROGRAM with the aim of obtaining a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Two scholarships of 10000 $ (spread over 6 years)


Finlayson Scholarship

This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2007.  Graduates who plan to attend a SCIENCE PROGRAM at MACDONALD COLLEGE must submit a letter of intent.

Two scholarships of 1000 $ will be awarded


The LBA Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2022, was created by the LBA (Livestock Breeders Association). The Livestock Breeders Association of the District of Beauharnois Inc. has created this scholarship with the goal of encouraging young adults to pursue an agricultural focused education. 

One (1) scholarship of 500 $ is awarded.


Brian Millar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2011.  Students must submit a letter of intent if they are pursuing a two-year ore-university program in COMMERCE, leading to a B.Sc or B.Com or a three year program leading to a B.A.A

One scholarship of 1000 $ will be awarded


The HVO (Hopital Vétérinaire Ormstown) Scholarship

This scholarship was first awarded in 2021.  Created by the Ormstown Veterinary Hospital (HVO) for students who are passionate about animals.  One scholarship of 750 $ is awarded to a student pursuing his/her education in a SCIENCE program with the aim of entering Veterinary Medicine in university. One scholarship of 750 $ is awarded to a student pursuing his/her education in the ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY program at the CEGEP level.  The recipients of this scholarship are also required to spend a day at the Ormstown Veterinary Hospital during the summer following their high school graduation, shadowing a veterinarian or a technologist to experience their future profession !

Two (2) scholarships of 750 $


The Ruth Graham Petch Memorial Scholarship

Ruth Graham Petch was devoted to her community and was the first school nurse of Chateauguay Valley Regional High School.  She started in the Fall of 1967, when CVR opened.  Among her many projects in the community, she created and organized the Christmas Basket Fund at CVR, which served the entire school community,  for over 40 years.  She also organized the Candy Stripers at the Barrie Memorial & Huntingdon Hospitals.  In addition, Mrs. Graham Petch provided a multitude of acts of kindness to all CVR students during her career.  Mrs. Graham Petch was also a valued director of the CVR Educational Foundation for many years and was extremely dedicated to helping the students of CVR throughout her life and career.  The Foundation saw fit to name Mrs. Graham Petch as its first honorary lifetime member. She passed away on March 10th, 2021 and to commemorate her long-time involvement, a scholarship for a student entering a registered nursing program has been established in her name.  Each year, one scholarship of $500 is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary education in a REGISTERED NURGING 3-YEAR CEGEP PROGRAM AND/OR A 2-YEAR HEALTH SCIENCE OR SCIENCE LEADING TO A B.Sc IN NURSING.  The student has kept an overall average of 80% and over in grade 11, is involved in the community, has shown leadership skills and altruistic qualities.

One (1) scholarship of 500 $


The Sharon deGaspé Power & Gilbert Pommepuy Medical Scholarship

This scholarship was first awarded in 2019.  The increasing need of trained medical professionals, due to the fast growing elderly population, has prompted Sharon deGaspé Power and Gilbert Pommepuy, residents of Havelock,  to create this scholarship.  They have been inspired to support the Chateauguay Valley Regional High School students by establishing this scholarship, through their many years of involvement with CVR Educational Foundation.  This scholarship is awarded to a student in the graduating class who is pursuing his/her post-secondary studies in a TWO-YEAR PRE-UNIVERSITY SCIENCE program with the aim of entering MEDICINE OR HEALTH SCIENCE at the university level as well as those students entering a Registered Nursing program or a 3 year health related CEGEP career program.

One scholarship of 3000 $ (spread over 3 years)


The Randaccio Family Memorial Scholarship

Starting in 2014, Letizia Randaccio has set up this scholarship in honor of the memory of her parents, Salvatore and Elena Randaccio of Covey Hill.  Graduates who plan to attend CEGEP leading to a university bachelor degree in an ENGINEERING or AGRICULTURAL field may apply. A 3-year CEGEP engineering technical program is also accepted.  See the detailed criteria for more information

One student is awarded the amount of 10000 $ (spread over 5 to 6 years depending on the program)


The Donald Winter Memorial Scholarship

The Donald Winter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2022 by his three children to commemorate his life and the challenges he faced.  His children have persevered, and excelled, despite the challenges brought on in their early lives by his farming accident in 1996. This scholarship was created with the intent of helping a local student overcome difficult circumstances and the associated challenges while still striving to achieve academic excellence.  One scholarship of $500 is awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary education. The student has kept an overall average of 80% and over in grade 10 and 11 and has submitted a letter of intent with the specified criteria.

One (1) scholarship of 500 $

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