Glenlyon Norfolk School
Glenlyon Norfolk School News
April 7, 2016

GNS to Award Up to $400,000 in Scholarships to Deserving Students

GNS is proud to introduce the Community Scholarships Initiative, which will provide $10,000 entrance scholarships for up to ten deserving students from Victoria and southern Vancouver Island who are new to GNS and entering Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in 2016/2017. The award is renewable annually, meaning that a Community Scholar in Grade 9 is eligible to receive up to $40,000 in support during his or her time at GNS.

“We are so fortunate to be a part of this inclusive community,” said Head of School, Dr. Glenn Zederayko. “This initiative is about accessibility. It’s about making sure that deserving students are able to benefit from a GNS education, and that our community, in turn, benefits from the positive impacts these scholars will make on the world around them.”

For more than a century, Glenlyon Norfolk School has equipped students with the tools necessary to succeed in every stage of life. As one of only thirteen International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum schools in Canada, the school offers the unique “GNS IB Advantage.” In a world where technology is driving change at a rate to which traditional models of education struggle to keep pace, GNS students develop life skills that allow them to adapt and thrive. Supported by a talented and committed group of educators and embraced by motivated and caring peers, they embrace the opportunity to do well in their studies while at the same time “doing good” in their communities.

“The IB curricula challenges students to take learning beyond simple rote memorization,” said Deputy Head, Chad Holtum. “Students learn all of the same facts and figures as they would in a traditional school, but they then apply what they’ve learned in a hands-on, inquiry-based environment. We’re still interested in the who’s, what’s, when’s and where’s—but we’re even more interested in the why’s, and in how our students will make the world a better place.”

GNS Community Scholars are expected to take advantage of all the opportunities a GNS education offers. They must be hard-working and dedicated, willing to do their best in every facet of student life. They must be exemplary citizens, committed to “giving back” and enhancing the experiences of their peers and the community as a whole.

“We are looking for outstanding athletes, artists and academics,” Dr. Zederayko explained, “but most of all, we’re looking for outstanding, well-rounded kids. We want to hear from students who are willing to embrace the opportunity to be exceptional—to go beyond their comfort zones and do their very best, through truth and courage.”

Applications for the Community Scholarship will be accepted until Friday, April 29. To learn more please visit

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