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Graduation Information

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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 not select courses at the same level such as English 30S and 30G to gain two credits. Nor can a student take courses in which the content overlaps in order to gain additional credits: for example, Physical Science and Physics 30S.

Students may earn a credit for: S tudent I nitiated P rojects, fluency in language other than those taught in school, or a private music option.

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.


The Department of Education has tried to implement many changes in the past few years. This has resulted in some confusion regarding the requirements for High School Graduation. Please consult a counsellor when planning your high school program and selecting courses.



Non-Monetary Awards

Student Recognitiion 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


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

Rolling River School Division English Medal 

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

$500 Heritage Co-op

The students must be co-operative with classmates and teachers. Involved in school activities (sports, drama, student council, yearbook). Involved in community (figure skating, hockey, curling, church activities). High marks not necessary except in a tie. This award includes a plaque.

Dr. A.S. Khandelwal Scholarship - $500

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 – 2016/16 – 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

Dr. A.S. Khandelwal Scholarship in honour  of Mrs. Indu Khandelwal

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. 

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%.

$200 Poor Michael's "Outstanding Contribution to Music" Award

This award recognizes a Grade 12 student who has made an outstanding contribution to the band program or his/her years at ECI.  Preference is given to a student who is entering post-secondary studies in music, but this is not a requirement.  This student has been a leader ​and mentor in class and has been integral to the program.

$300 Crawford Park Hall Award

Must be a resident of Clear Creek, Lake Audy, or Crawford park for at least 4 years. The award is based on academic performance and community service. There may be more than one recipient and the recipient does not need to continue education.

A committee from Crawford Park picks.

$1​00  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. 

$500 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. 

$200 Erickson Collegiate Jr./Sr. High Student Council Scholarship

For students entering a community college.  Scholarship is awarded after first term marks are submitted to the school. 

$100 Mom's Canteen/Dianne Watts Memorial

A member of the graduating class whose effort merits recognition. This person needs not be a high academic achiever. The recipient of the award has shown "heart" in all that he or she does. Must have been a student who received his or her early education at Erickson Elementary. 

$300  Erickson Women's Institute Bursary  

The Erickson W. I. offers a $3​00 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.

Jeff Kerr Memorial Scholarship - $750

During the student's time at ECI the student has been a strong contributor to the school community and has shown

Commitment and dedication to the full life of ECI.

The student possesses qualities of leadership, dependability, friendliness and courtesy and is of exemplary character.  

The student will be in good academic standing and will be continuing studies at a post-secondary institution.

$1000  Erickson 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. 

$1,000 Manitoba Credit Union Order of Merit –

One time award presented to a member of the  2016 graduating class of ECI who has demonstrated leadership and
mentorship qualities. The recipient is a respected and trusted individual who works cooperatively
with staff, students and community. This student exhibits a commitment to
learning and pursues personal growth opportunities.

$300 Erickson Legion Ladies Auxiliary #143

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.​

​$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.

$500 Parent Advisory Council Scholarship

Two $250 scholarships to be awarded to graduating students participating further education in Trades or the Arts.

$300 Royal Bank Citizenship Award

This award will be presented to the student with an average of 75% and over and who is a positive role model in the community and school. 

$1 000 Wilda and Kelly Carlson Award
Must attend a post-secondary institution within 18 months of graduation. Must have at least a 75% average. Proof of registration must be given. Other qualities that are considered: leadership, dependability, hard working, participation in school/community. 


Monetary Awards - Committee Chosen/Applications Required

Please see Mrs. Collyer for Applications

$1000 ~ RM of Park Scholarship

Criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

The student must be a resident of the R.M. of 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 and District Chamber Bursary of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce bursary would like to honour the achievements of senior students at Erickson Collegiate, to help pay for post-secondary education.  One bursary will be awarded to a student entering their first year of full-time study at college or university. 

There is an application to fill out.  Applications must be returned to Mrs. Collyer by May 31. The applicant must be:

Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

Be between the ages of 17 – 25.

 The Chamber of Commerce Bursary will be available to graduating student who is planning to pursue further education in the business, computer or agricultural field.  Student must be register/accepted at a University/College fro the Fall/Winter session.

Write a 100 more word essay describing your future academic goals and describe how your education would better our community if you return to Erickson.

Provide a copy of Letter of Acceptance to the Post Secondary institution.

Bursary will be awarded a Graduation Ceremony.

$500  RM of Clanwilliam and Town of 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.   

$500 Manitoba Nurses' Union 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 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,

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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.


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.

Submit completed application by May 31, 2012 to:  Donna Vaughan, Box 569, Erickson, MB, R0J 0P0   

**Acting executive committee of Erickson & District Wildlife Association will be responsible for choosing the successful applicant.

$500 (2) Walter J. MacKay Scholarship

Students planning to further their education towards a career in the financial field through a post-secondary or professional program. Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba awards two bursaries, $500 each, based on academic achievement, financial need, and school activities. Candidates should submit the attached application to Erickson Credit Union to forward for the Corporation’s consideration. 

Please see Mrs. Collyer for applications .  Applications must be completed and submitted to

Mrs. Collyer no later than May 31st for submission to the corporation.

MS Scholarship Program 2016

The MS Society of Canada is pleased to announce a new scholarship program available for youth affected by multiple sclerosis in Canada.  Given that you may have students within your school board affected by MS, we are sharing the information and the attached posters in the hopes you will be able to help spread the word about this exciting and highly lucrative scholarship. If you could pass this email to the person responsible for communication to principals, guidance counsellors, etc. that would be greatly appreciated.

The John Helou Scholarship will award up to two Canadian youth with the financial support they need to overcome the financial obstacles that come with a personal or familial diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, enabling them to reach their full potential and become the next generation of MS leaders. The recipients must be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math undergraduate program. Recipients of the John Helou Scholarship will receive $6,250/year for four years to apply to tuition– for a total scholarship of $25,000.

Applications are being accepted for this scholarship between now and March 31, 2016 at Please see the attached posters for additional information including eligibility criteria. The information can also be found on our website:

RBC Royal Bank Scholarships

Welcome to the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship - We are excited to announce the launch of this year’s scholarship program. The RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship recognizes students who are pursuing their post-secondary education and are committed to making a difference by being a leader of positive change in their community.

Each scholarship recipient will receive financial support of $10,000 to go towards their tuition. Plus, scholarship applicants will have a chance to apply for a Me to We Trip in addition to the scholarship. The Me to We Trip is a life-changing experience volunteering in a ‘Free The Children’ community overseas. Please see terms and conditions for full details.

Which RBC Royal Bank® Scholarship is right for you?

We recognize it takes a combination of both hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goals. That’s why we’ve developed a diverse set of scholarship programs worth over $500,000 a year to help address the critical need for student funding across Canada. Please review the chart below to see which scholarship is right for you.

RBC Royal Bank Scholarships Application Deadlines Scholarship Details Eligibility Get Started
RBC Students Leading Change ScholarshipOpen: November 25, 2015
Deadline: February 23, 2016 at 3pm EST
15 awards of $10,000 each, plus 6 Me to We Trips Students who will be attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in fall 2016

Learn More

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for AboriginalsOpen: December 1, 2015 to Feb 28, 2016 10 awards worth up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years Status and non-status Indians, Inuit or Métis pursuing post-secondary education

Learn More

Scholarship Program for the Children of RBC EmployeesPlease check back spring of 2016 Up to 100 awards of $2,500 eachChildren of eligible RBC Employees Learn More
The RBC Capital Markets Scholarship for WomenPlease check back early 2016 4 awards worth $5,000 each PLUS summer analyst positions at RBC Capital Markets

Female students in their 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a business, economics or engineering program at a Canadian university ​​​



Manitoba Beef Producers is pleased to make available six $500 bursaries annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college, other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, June 3, 2016. A selection committee will review the submissions. Winners will be notified by July 31, 2016.

The bursary criteria are as follows:


Must be at least 17 years of age as of January 1, 2016.

 Must be an active Manitoba beef producer or the child of an active Manitoba beef producer. Note: This can include beef producers returning to school after a period in the workforce.

 Must use the bursary within two years.

 Post-secondary program or trades training must be a minimum of one year in duration.

Items You Are Required to Submit:

Completed application form;

 A typed 600-word (maximum) essay discussing "What the beef industry means to my family, my community and Manitoba." Also include the reasons you enjoy being involved in agriculture.*;

 A copy of your transcript (either high school, or a recognized college, university or trade school);

 Proof of enrolment in a recognized institution (current transcript, or your acceptance letter, or a letter of intent indicating your intended institution and field of study).

 A list of community involvement (e.g. 4-H, community clubs, volunteer work, etc.); and,

 The names of three references, including their addresses and telephone numbers.

Submissions must be sent to MBP no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 to:

Manitoba Beef Producers

Bursary Committee

220 – 530 Century Street

Winnipeg MB R3H 0Y4

Fax: (204) 774-3264 E-mail:

For more information, please contact Manitoba Beef Producers at 1-800-772-0458 or email

*Bursary winners’ essays will be published in MBP’s newspaper Cattle Country.

MBP 2016



Name: _______________________________________________________________________________

Mailing address: _______________________________________________________________________

Telephone: _____________________________

Email: _____________________________ Fax (if available): _______________________

Date of birth: _____________________________

Parents’ names if you are under 18: _______________________________________________________

Are you a beef producer? _____________________________

Are you the child of a beef producer? _____________________________

Institute of current enrolment: ______________________________________________________________

Current or intended program of post-secondary study or skilled trades training:__________________________

Duration of post-secondary program or skill trades training: _________ year (s)

Essay: Please submit a typed 600-word (maximum) essay* on the topic "What the beef industry means to my family, my community, and Manitoba." Also include the reasons you enjoy being involved in agriculture.

*Note: Bursary winners’ essays will be published in Manitoba Beef Producers’ newspaper Cattle Country.

Please return the completed application form, transcript, proof of enrolment in a post-secondary institution or an apprenticeship program or a letter of intent to pursue further studies, a list of your community involvement, the typed essay and, your references no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday June 3, 2016 to:

Manitoba Beef Producers

Bursary Committee

220 – 530 Century Street

Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Y4

Fax (204) 774-3264




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