Graduation Information

Graduation Requirements

Any student wishing to participate in the annual Graduation exercises at Erickson Collegiate must meet the following requirements: 

- Have earned a minimum number of credits (30) needed for graduation. 
- Have the necessary compulsory credits in Grades 9-12 or expect to have them by the end of June of that year

One full credit is granted for each course completed with 110-120 hours of classroom attendance and study.

A 1/2 credit course requires 55-60 hours.

The Physical Education/Health credit is divided into two credits taken in Grade 9 and Grade 10.

Students may be able to graduate early.

Accelerated programs which involve full timetables for Grade 9 through Grade 12 are available to academically successful students. See a counselor for further information.

Non-Monetary Awards

Student Recognition Awards

Awarded to students who show all around achievement in academic, extra curricular and community involvement.

Governor General's Bronze Medal

The student with the highest total average in Grade 11 and 12.

Highest Academic Standing Awards

Awarded to students with the highest average in Grade 12 courses

Honor Roll

Awarded to students with academic standings of 80 to 85% (bronze medallion), 86 to 89% (silver medallion), and over 90% (gold medallion)

MLA Outstanding Citizenship Award

Criteria

A student who is involved with school associations such as, student council, yearbook, graduating committee, debating team, drama club, etc.

A student who displays a great interest in volunteer activities and events, both in school and the community.

A student who maintains "good" grades in all subject areas, but need not be academically at the top of the grade scale.

A student who works well, and communicates well, with educators, elders, and fellow students.

Overall, this award is to recognize the special attributes and skills of a student who is a caring, hard-working individual, with a genuine interest in his or her community.

Monetary Awards School Selected

$250 Rolling River School Division English Medal 

Students with the highest standing in two Senior ELA courses.  This award is accompanied by a $250 award.

$250 Poor Michael’s Outstanding Contribution to Music Award

This award recognizes the musical contribution of an ECI graduating student

$500 Heritage Co-op

The Heritage Co-op bursary will go to a co-operative graduating student who has participated in extra-curricular activities and/or is an active member of the community. The chosen student will be enrolled in post secondary education in an agriculture or business related program.

$500 Dr. Khandelwal Scholarship

Proposed Award Criteria:

The award will be provided to a student:

  • Entering post-secondary (either college or university) studies in Sciences in the September following their graduation.  Preference will be provided for a student entering/planning to enroll in a Health Sciences program of student, and
  • Graduating with a minimum of two Grade 12 – 40 level Science courses, with a grade of 80% or higher in both courses.

If there is not a student that meets the above criteria in the school scheduled to receive the scholarship in a particular year, the Rolling River School Division will adjust the rotation of the award of the scholarship to ensure the scholarship is awarded annually. 

The scholarship will rotate between the four high schools on a four year cycle as follows:

Year 1 – 2015/16 – MCI

Year 2 – 2016/17 – ECI

Year 3 – 2017/18 – Rivers Collegiate

Year 4 – 2018/19 – Elton Collegiate

Year 5 – 2019/20 – MCI

Year 6 – 2020/21 – ECI

Year 7 – 2021/22 – Rivers Collegiate

Year 8 – 2022/23 – Elton Collegiate

$500 Dr. A.S. Khandelwal Scholarship in Honour  of Mrs. Indu Khandelwal

Proposed Award Criteria:

The annual award will be provided to an Erickson Collegiate student:

  • Entering post-secondary (either college or university) studies in Sciences in the September following their graduation.  Preference will be provided for a student entering/planning to enroll in a Health Sciences program of student, and
  • Graduating with a minimum of two Grade 12 – 40 level Science courses, with a grade of 80% or higher in both courses.

If there is not a student that meets the above criteria in the school scheduled to receive the scholarship in a particular year, the Rolling River School Division will adjust the rotation of the award of the scholarship to ensure the scholarship is awarded annually. 

$250 Jason Kelly Memorial Scholarship

The family of Jason Kelly would like to provide a scholarship, in the amount of $250, to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • A passion for Art (painter, graphic artist, photographer, etc.), gardening, horticulture, or has a love of culinary arts.
  • A passion and commitment to their field of choice will be considered over grades.

Jay was a man who pursued his love of art without reservation or fear.  What began as sketching comic book heroes, turned into a unique, talented artist, chef, and gardener.  The Kelly family hopes this scholarship will help the deserving student follow his or her passion.

$100 Wasagaming Chamber of Commerce

Student entering the field of business of post secondary education facility dealing with business.

$300 Erickson Lions' Club

Involved in volunteer community service not school related. 

$100 each Sandy Lake Lions Award

Highest mark in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. Must be over 70%.

$100  Uncle Carl's Canteen Award

The student must be co-operative with classmates and teachers. Should be involved in school activities (sports, drama, student council, yearbook). High marks are not necessary except in a tie. 

$750 Rolling River Teachers' Association

A student with a cooperative attitude with both teachers and students.  An all around student in both academics and extra-curricular activities.  Must be attending an educational institution after graduation. 

$1000 Sure-Line Auto

$300  Erickson Women's Institute Bursary  

The Erickson W. I. offers a $300 scholarship to the E. C. I. graduating student who shows maximum effort and enthusiasm in his/her studies and participates in school and community activities. The student must continue his/her education in a recognized institution. The principal, vice principal and 2 W. I. members will make decision for the recipient of the scholarship. The scholarship will be paid upon successful completion of the first term. Does not have to be a top student. Must attend a post-secondary school the following graduation.

$1000 Compass Credit Union

The recipient must be entering a university or community college and have displayed a consistently strong work ethic in school. It is our intention to reward hard work and dedication, not necessarily inherent ability. Not to a person receiving numerous awards.  

$500 and $500 Sunrise Credit Union 

Sunrise Credit Union Bursary – Two $500.00 bursaries will be awarded to a graduate who is continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. Preference will be given to students entering a business or agriculture program. The graduate must have achieved well academically, be an active contributor to the community, and a member of the credit union. An application form must be completed to be considered for this award.

Bursary Application - Please submit an application including the following information:

Graduate's Name
School Name
Plans After Graduation
Career Plans after Completion of Post – Secondary Education
Community Involvement/ Volunteer Work
Extra – Curricular Activities Hobbies & Interests
A Copy of Your Latest Transcript
Forward completed applications by mail, fax, or email to:

Sunrise Credit Union

Box 129

Sandy Lake, MB R0J1X0

Fax: (204)585-2163

Email: cross@sunrisecu.mb.ca

Attn: Conner Ross

$1000 Onanole Rodeo Association (2019 - 2022)

The recipient of this award is to have attended 1)  Onanole Elementary, and 2) be pursuing post-secondary education.  

$350 Jewels of Siam

To be awarded to a graduating student whose efforts merit recognition.  Proof of registration and acceptance into a post secondary program.

Monetary Awards - Committee Chosen/Applications Required

Please see Mrs. Collyer for Applications

$1000 ~ RM of Harrison-Park Scholarship

Criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

The student must be a resident of the R.M. of Harrison-Park

To be awarded to a student who is entering a field in rural or economic development, nursing or medical related, or some other field that is beneficial to rural Manitoba.

The student must have demonstrated leadership skills within their class and school.

The student will demonstrate an interest in returning to live and work in a rural community.

Demonstration of leadership skills in the community will be considered.

Demonstration of interest in local government and communities will be considered.

 Selection Process:

Only one student attending Erickson Collegiate, Rossburn Collegiate, or Shoal Lake Collegiate will be selected to receive the award.

Only one award will be made each year.

Students must apply in writing to their respective school who will then forward one recommendation, by June 15th, to the Municipality for consideration and final selection.

$500 Erickson Chamber of Commerce Bursary

The Erickson Chamber of Commerce would like to honour the achievements of senior students at Erickson Collegiate by helping to pay for post-secondary education.  One $500 bursary will be awarded to a student entering their first year of full-time study at college or university.  Students must be registered/accepted at a University/College for the fall/winter session.

  • Applicants must submit aa 250-500 word essay describing their future academic goals and describing how their education could improve our community if they return to Erickson;
  • Provide a copy of a letter of acceptance to the post-secondary institution; and
  • Bursary will be awarded at the graduation ceremony.

Applications must be returned to Mrs. Collyer by May 31.

$500  Municipality of Clanwilliam Erickson Endeavour Award

Criteria for this award is as follows:

The student must be a resident form the RM of Clanwilliam or Town of Erickson.

The student must have shown an effort in school related activities.  

The selection committee will look at overall performance during the school years.  

Furthering your education in not a requirement.

A member will represent the selection committee from each, RM of Clanwilliam and the Town of Erickson.

Community involvement/volunteer work.  Priority will be given to the student that has made a significant contribution to RM of Clanwilliam and the Town of Erickson.

In the event that two students are equally qualified, the committee may divide the award in two parts.

$500 Erickson Legion Branch #143

Student must attend a post-secondary institution within 12 months of graduation, have at least a 75% average, display a great interest in volunteer activities and events in school and the community.  This scholarship will be presented upon presentation of proof of the successful completion of the first year of studies.   

$300 - Royal Canadian Legion Erickson Branch #143 Honouring the Ladies Auxiliary

To be presented to a student attending  Community college or a Trades School.  Student should have volunteered in the community and school, and shown leadership qualities.  The award is not necessarily to be presented to an honour student, but someone who works hard and is committed.  The money is to be received at the end of the 1st year of study.  The scholarship recipient must show proof of successfully completing the first year of studies within 18 months time from the presentation of the scholarship.

$500 Manitoba Nurses' Union Trudie Empy Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating student who is entering into a nursing program LPN, RN, RPN.

Second consideration will be given to a student enrolled in the Health Care Aid Certificate program.

$500 Manitoba Nurses Union Local #73

First consideration is given to a student going into a recognized nursing program.  If this criteria is not met, second consideration will be given to a student entering a Science program that may relate to the health care field.

$500 NorthStar Insurance (Formerly Parkway Insurance)

The bursary will be awarded based on financial need, hard work, and participation in student activities with a preference to a Business or Ag. related field. 

$500 Chown

Selected by the principal. Minimum of 85% on at least 5 full credit Grade 12 courses.

Must register with the University of Manitoba for full (100%) first year.

$500 Westman Communications Scholarship

This award will be presented to an applicant who is pursing a career is technology focused, or that utilizes technology, at a Manitoba College or University. 

Applicants must apply before May 9th.  Please click on the link below for information and the electronic application form.  The application  must be emailed to Mrs. Collyer, jcollyer@rrsd.mb.ca.

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$500 The Elsie Hall Memorial Scholarship

Must reside within RRSD; be an ex-service member or be a son/daughter/grand-child of an ex-service member or deceased ex-member.  Based on high marks; must provide proof of registration that he/she is continuing on to post-secondary education.

$500 The Elsie Hall Memorial Bursary

Must reside within RRSD; be an ex-service member or be a son/daughter/grand-child of an ex-service member or deceased ex-member. 

Must be a student continuing on to higher education and be in need of financial assistance

$500 Erickson and District Wildlife Association Scholarship

In Memory of Tommy Podruski

Open to all Students graduating from Erickson Collegiate who are:

Entering a post-secondary education in the field of conservation or environmental studies.

Criteria:            

An essay of 750 words that contains information about yourself, your interests and why you are choosing to enter into the field of conservation or environmental studies.

Student awarded scholarship must complete first year of post-secondary education and provide Erickson & District Wildlife Association with their completed first year transcript. Preference will be given to members of Erickson & District Wildlife Association.**Acting executive committee of Erickson & District Wildlife Association will be responsible for choosing the successful applicant.

The Guidance Counsellor is available to meet with graduating students to discuss these and other scholarship opportunities as they arise.  Please visit the studentawards.com website for national scholarship opportunities

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