"Everything in Christ"
(905) 574-4011 | office@guidodebres.com
420 Crerar Drive, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 5K3

Awards and Scholarships

Recognition for your effort

At Guido, we like to recognize when students display outstanding talents and abilities in academics, leadership, and athletics. For this reason, there are a variety of awards available and it's our privilege to hand these out. Some of the awards are competitive in nature, and only available to one student at the end of the year, while others are accessible to every student. 

Grade 9, 10, and 11 Scholastic Achievement Awards

Presented to students who have attained an average of at least 80% in their Grade 9, 10, or 11 year. Award certificates are handed out in late September or early October.

Blue and Gold Award

Presented to students who have demonstrated exemplary participation in school sports teams and clubs. Each school-based activity is awarded points based on the number of hours involved (eg: a full season sports team is worth seven points). Students earning 20 blue and gold points in a single year receive this award. Award certificates are handed out in late September or early October.

Business Sponsored and Other Scholarships

a) "Jan Gelderman" Horticultural Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in honour of our founder, the late Jan Gelderman to provide financial incentives for High School students looking to further their education in the field of Horticulture.


  • Full time students

  • Attending one of the following community colleges (Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, Fanshawe College, Niagara College or Humber College)

The scholarship award is $1500 (for tuition and required fees only) and a plaque.

To be considered, an application form along with the addition documentation must be submitted by May 31st.

b) VanMar Scholars Program Construction Scholarship

This scholarship is a $2000 achievement-based scholarship which is awarded to one graduating high school senior at Guido de Bres. Consideration for the scholarship is based on GPA and involvement in the school and community. The recipient must be pursuing post-secondary studies in Architectural Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering, Building Systems, or Urban Planning programs from an accredited college or univerity.

Interested students should contact the Student Services department for more information and for instructions on how to apply. The application deadline is May 31.

Commencement Awards

a) The Blue and Gold Graduation Award

Presented to graduating students who have accumulated a total of 70 blue and gold points by participating in extra-curricular functions and activities during their four years of attendance.

b) The Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award

Sponsored by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario presented to a graduating student in recognition of exemplary volunteer involvement within the community.

c) Governor General's Bronze Medal

Sponsored by the Governor General of Canada and presented to the graduating student who has achieved the highest academic average in their final two years of high school.

d) Guido de Brès Award

Presented to eight graduating students (three students from the university stream, three students from the college stream, and two additional students from either stream)  in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement in their Grade 12 year.

e) Academic Athletics Award

Presented to the graduating student who had the highest grade 12 academic average while participating in at least two sports in their final year before graduation.

f) The Dr. F.G. Oosterhoff Student-of-the-Year Award

Presented to the graduating student selected as having met a range of criteria related to an exceptional contribution to school life in general: acceptance of responsibility, involvement in a variety of activities, consideration for fellow students, a spirit of cooperation, a positive attitude towards school work, and exemplary modeling of what the school represents.