Scholarships and Bursaries

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.

General Scholarship and Bursary Fund
This fund supports the School’s financial aid programme and enables the School to attract the best students regardless of their ability to pay. Doing so not only enriches the fabric of our student body but permits ECS access to a broader base of mission-appropriate students, keeping us competitive in the English private school environment. Bursaries are available to students enrolled in Grades 6-11.

Barrie Birks Scholarship Fund
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.

Beverley Webster Rolph Scholarship Fund
This annual scholarship was established upon the death of ECS Old Girl Beverley Webster Rolph (class of 1952). 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.

Catherine Melling Turner ‘88 Scholarship Fund
Old Girl and ECS Board Chair Catherine Melling Turner ‘88, decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by creating a new ECS scholarship. She was motivated to start this fund in response to the inequalities in education accentuated by the pandemic. The scholarship will be awarded to one student annually who demonstrates genuine care for others and the world, and who exhibits an infinitely positive entrepreneurial mindset. Future recipients of this scholarship will exemplify the founding energy of ECS by pursuing excellence above and beyond academics alone, and by translating meaningful purpose into Non Nobis action.

Diana B. Torrey Scholarship Fund
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.

Eva Fraser Kingman Black Scholarship Fund
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.

Jaclyn McKenzie Scholarship Fund
Established in honour of Jaclyn McKenzie (class of 2005), 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.

Old Girls' Scholarship Fund
On behalf of the Old Girls’ Association, this fund provides one Grade 5 and one Grade 8 student with an annual scholarship of $2,000.

R.H. Webster Foundation Scholarship Fund
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.