STA Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Each year, the Surrey Teachers’ Association awards scholarships, bursaries, and the Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award to the children of STA members. The STA also offers certain awards, including the Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award, that are open to all students at Surrey public schools.

This year, to children of STA members, the STA will be awarding six $2,000 scholarships, six $2,000 bursaries, and two $2,000 Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Awards. In order to be eligible for any of these awards, applicants must be the graduating children of STA members active during the applicants’ graduating school year. Applicants will only be considered if they have graduated from a public high school in a school district.

We encourage applicants to apply for all awards for which they feel they meet the criteria, although an individual is only eligible to receive one of the awards. This year’s deadline for applications is September 5th 2017.

The Surrey Teachers’ Association Awards Committee is elected each year at the June STARA meeting. The committee is comprised of four elected members-at-large and the STA Second Vice-President, who serves as chair of the committee. The committee will meet in September to select award recipients. The awards will be presented at the October STA General Meeting.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance and school and community involvement. Bursaries will be awarded based on financial need and school and community involvement. All applicants must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary institution.

Scholarship Form

Bursary Form

Announcing the Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award!

The STA has created the Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award to commemorate our former president, Jennifer Wadge, and honour her commitment to the social justice values of our union. There are six awards of $2,000 each:

Four awards of $2,000 each, open to any student graduating this year from a Surrey public secondary school: apply to STA by May 12, 2017 Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award for graduating Surrey students

Two awards of $2,000 each, open to students graduating this year from any public high school, who are children of STA members: apply to STA by September 5th, 2017 Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award for children of STA members

Some of the most important criteria for these awards are the applicant’s involvement in social justice work in the school and community, and their written statement on social justice issues.


Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Filed in Category: Scholarship and Bursary