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's a myriad of awards and scholarships 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. Check out the full list of awards and scholarships below, and click here to download a pdf which explains the entire process.
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.
Commencement Awards and Scholarships
a) The Guido de Brès Christian High School Participation Awards
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 Scholarship – University Stream
Presented to three graduating students in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement in six Grade 12 University or Grade 12 University/College preparation courses.
e) Guido de Brès Scholarship – College Stream
Presented to three graduating students (whose high school courses are designed to lead to a college program) in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement in grade 11 and 12 courses.
f) Subject Specific Scholarships
Presented to the graduating students (one per award) who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in the indicated discipline. One award will be given in each of the following disciplines: Applied Skills; The Arts; Humanities and Social Sciences; Languages; Mathematics; and Science. Winners of other scholarships are not eligible for a Subject Specific Achievement Award.
g) Academic Athletics Scholarship
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.
h) 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.