Admissions

Scholarships

In the classroom and the art studio, on the stage and on the playing field, out in the community and across the globe, ECS students exhibit outstanding intellect, creativity, generosity, and leadership. Our Scholarship Programme celebrates the excellence, passion, and drive of our students. Rooted in our mission to “value and steward each girl’s distinct journey”, we empower each student to explore the areas that spark her interest, challenge her to take ownership of her learning, and give her the freedom to be the architect of her own life.

Process: All scholarships, whether application or nomination-based, are awarded by decision of the Scholarship Committee. Application parameters and information on nominations are included in the descriptions below.

To express interest, apply, or request more information, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@ecs.qc.ca or 514-935-6357.
 


Non-Academic Scholarships

RETURNING STUDENTS

Community Service Scholarship

  • Open to current Grade 6-8 students
  • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement along with a reference from a community group that she has worked with. A form for this application is available from the Admissions office.
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline to apply: March 17, 2020
  • Awarded: April 2020
At ECS, we believe that community awareness and service are at the heart of whole-girl education. We nurture in each student the responsibility to use her unique skills and talents to serve her community and world. In this spirit, the Community Service Scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to serving her community outside of the school.
 

Kindness Scholarship

  • Open to current Grade 4 students
  • By nomination
  • $1,500
  • Awarded: April 2020
Our Junior School girls understand that kindness has a lasting impact on our community and our world. This scholarship recognizes a student who displays an outstanding example of kindness toward others without extrinsic motivation or reward.
 

ECS Values Award

  • Open to current Grade 7 students
  • By nomination
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Awarded: April 2020
This scholarship is awarded to one Grade 7 girl who, over the past year, has exemplified in her own life one or more of the ECS core values of Collaboration, Courage, Awareness, Accountability, and Integrity. She is nominated by the teachers and staff who have worked closely with her over the course of the year.
 

ECS Middle-School Athletics Scholarship

  • Open to current Grade 6-8 students
  • By nomination
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Awarded: April 2020
This scholarship is awarded to one ECS athlete currently in Grades 6, 7 or 8 who demonstrates strong athletic ability and commitment to and passion for her sport(s). The student should exhibit personal integrity and accountability for her behaviour on and off the playing field, and should strive to develop as both an athlete and a person. The recipient is nominated by the Athletics department.
 

The Jaclyn McKenzie Scholarship

  • Open to current Grade 6-10 students
  • Requests for consideration can be made in complete confidence through the Head of School’s Office.
  • Amount: $5,000
Established in honour of Jaclyn McKenzie (Class of ’05) this scholarship provides $5,000 towards the cost of tuition for one year of Middle or Senior School. Priority for distribution of this scholarship will be given to those families who are experiencing a temporary emergency financial situation.
 

The Diana B. Torrey Scholarship

  • Open to students entering Grades 9-11
  • Awarded by Committee. In addition to financial need and academic merit, the ideal candidate should demonstrate an interest in the arts and social sciences, and exhibit strong leadership and citizenship potential including a concern for helping her fellow students.
  • Amount: 75% of the cost of tuition for one year
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
Diana Torrey graduated from ECS in 1978. After obtaining her B.A. in Sociology at St. Lawrence University, she founded Torrey Food Communications in San Francisco, specializing in recipe development, editorial photography, and advertising relating to food. Ms. Torrey passed away in September 2003, after a courageous fight with cancer. Her family has established the Diana B. Torrey Scholarship to honour her memory.
 

NEW STUDENTS for the 2020-2021 School Year

Non Nobis Scholarship for Community Service

  • Open to students applying for Grades 6-8
  • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement and a community nomination or recommendation from a group that she has worked with.
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
Since 1909, ECS has been based upon the motto Non Nobis Sed Urbi Et Orbi, which translates to Not for Ourselves Alone, but for the City and the World. Grounded in this philosophy, we believe that community awareness and service are at the heart of whole-girl education. We nurture in each student the responsibility to use her unique skills and talents to serve her community and world. In this spirit, the Non Nobis Scholarship recognizes students with a demonstrated commitment to serving their community, locally and/or globally.

ECS 360 Scholarship for Well-Rounded Applicants

  • Open to students applying for Grades 6-8
  • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement and a mini-CV of her different areas of involvement.
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
The ECS 360 Scholarship recognizes the particular distinction of the well-rounded student. This scholarship is available to new students who seize all aspects of their education with enthusiasm, pursuing excellence in academic, artistic, scientific and athletic pursuits.
 

Indigenous Leadership Scholarship

  • Open to students applying for Grades 3-8
  • To apply, students must submit a community nomination/recommendation.
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
This scholarship celebrates First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students who have demonstrated leadership within their communities. This leadership can take many forms, self-defined by the applicant.
 

ECS Community Scholarship

  • Open to incoming students in all grades
  • Awarded by Committee
  • Supported by funds raised during Giving Tuesday
  • Awarded: November 2019
This scholarship was created and is supported by the ECS community of students, parents and Old Girls for an incoming student of any age, who represents the core values of ECS: Collaboration, Courage, Awareness, Accountability and Integrity.
 

Academic Scholarships

RETURNING STUDENTS

Old Girls' Grade 5 Scholarship

  • Open to students from the current Grade 4 class
  • By nomination
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Awarded: April 2020
This one-time scholarship is awarded to a returning ECS student on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities, and school involvement and is applied to the cost of tuition for her Grade 5 year.
 

Old Girls' Grade 8 Scholarship

  • Open to students from the current Grade 7 class
  • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities, and school involvement.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Awarded: April 2019
This one-time scholarship is awarded to a returning ECS student on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities, and school involvement, and is applied to the cost of tuition for her Grade 8 year.
 

NEW STUDENTS for the 2020-2021 School Year

Isabelle Adami Music Scholarship

The Isabelle Adami Music Scholarship celebrates student excellence in vocal and instrumental performance.
  • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-9
  • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application introducing herself as a musician, along with a video (max. 3 minutes) of herself performing one piece in her preferred style.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019


Mary Cramp Visual Arts Scholarship

The Mary Cramp Visual Arts Scholarship celebrates accomplishment and dedication to the visual arts.
  • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-8
  • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application explaining her interest and activity in the Visual Arts, along with a video or portfolio containing 3-5 pieces of her work.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019


Young Mathematician Scholarship

The Young Mathematician Scholarship is awarded to a student with a particular passion for mathematics, pure or applied in any form.
  • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-8
  • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application explaining her interest in math, as well as a current report card demonstrating her success in mathematical study.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019


Early Author Scholarship

The Early Author Scholarship celebrates talented young authors. Writers of any and all genres are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
  • Open to new students applying to Grades 4-8
  • To apply, a student must submit a short letter of application presenting herself as an author/writer, alongside a writing sample of 1-3 pages.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019


The Eva Fraser Kingman Scholarship

  • Open to new students entering Grade 3
  • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
  • Amount: covers the full cost of tuition for Grades 3 through 6
  • This scholarship is not available at this time. Candidates will be considered once again for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to four years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

Established by Mr. Lennox Black in memory of his mother, Eva Fraser Kingman (a boarder who began at ECS in 1910) this scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for Grades 3 through 6. The scholarship winner is selected from a group of students new to the school in Grade 3, on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
 

The Barrie Birks School Scholarship

  • Open to new students entering Grade 7 or higher
  • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated financial need, leadership potential, citizenship skills, and community service commitment.
  • To apply, a student must submit a written personal statement detailing how the candidate meets the criteria.
  • Amount: covers the full cost of tuition for Grades 7 through 11
  • Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019
Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to four years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

Barrie Birks was an ECS parent, Board member, and Foundation Advisory Board member who contributed to the ECS learning community in countless ways before his untimely death in 2002. It was Mr. Birks’ wish that the School reflect Montreal’s rich social, religious, linguistic, economic, and ethnic diversity. His wife Ann and daughter Kim established the Barrie Birks School Scholarship to honour his memory.
 

The Beverley Webster Rolph Scholarship

  • Open to new students entering ECS in Grade 7
  • Awarded by Committee to a well rounded student demonstrating a strong academic record, leadership qualities, involvement in academic endeavours and involvement in a variety of activities.  
  • Amount: $1,000/year Grades 7 through 11, provided she remains a student in good standing
  • Awarded: November 2020
Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to four years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

This annual scholarship was established upon the death of ECS Old Girl Beverley Webster Rolph. Candidates for this scholarship must be well rounded, demonstrate a strong academic record, leadership qualities, involvement in academic endeavours and involvement in a variety of activities.
 

The R.H. Webster Foundation Scholarships

  • Open to new students entering ECS in Grade 7
  • Awarded by Committee on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated financial need, sense of responsibility to self and the greater community, and leadership qualities.
  • Amount: covers the full cost of tuition for Grades 7-11
  • These scholarships are not available at this time. Candidates will be considered once again for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Interested families should contact the Admissions Office. Please note that while this Scholarship applies to five years of school, parents must submit financial information each year in order to re-confirm eligibility. ECS uses Apple Financial Services to process all applications for this scholarship.

There are two R.H. Webster Foundation Scholarships, both covering full tuition for Grades 7 through 11. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated financial need, sense of responsibility to self and the greater community, and leadership qualities.