The Brett Meredith Award for Distinction in Writing

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION

The Brett Meredith Award for Distinction in Writing awards $1000 to a grade 12 student at Alpha Secondary who demonstrates a passion and aptitude for creative writing.

BACKGROUND

This award was created in 2017 in memory of Brett Meredith, a well-respected English and Creative Writing teacher at Alpha Secondary.

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for the award the student must have:

  • Been enrolled at Alpha Secondary for their grade 12 year
  • Been admitted to a post-secondary institution for the upcoming school year
  • Been a strong, positive member of the school community (ex. Grad Council, student council, clubs, sports teams, etc.)
  • Demonstrated a passion and aptitude for creative writing (ex. short stories, poetry, script writing, narrative essays)

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

Interested students must complete an application which includes a cover letter and a sample of their creative writing to Alpha’s Scholarship Chair, Ms. McChesney, in room 325 by the end of March.  The writing sample can be of any genre and any length.

The winner of this award will be revealed during the Leaving Ceremony in May.

THE BRETT MEREDITH AWARD APPLICATION

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About Adrienne McChesney

Adrienne McChesney is a teacher and writer currently living Vancouver, BC, with her husband and two children.
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