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					February 2006


To:   Principals – Secondary Schools

Re:   The Harinder Takhar Scholarship Award 2006

Attached please find the application form for The Harinder Takhar Scholarship
Award.

The co-operation of secondary school staff is requested in carrying out the
following actions in support of this award.

1. Publicize the Award to appropriate students in your school, and make
   available copies of the Application Form.

2. Collect Applications Forms from eligible students by the deadline of May 19,
   2006.

3. Select one student's Application Form to submit to the Award Committee on
   behalf of your school and sign the application.

4. Submit the completed Application Form by May 26, 2006 to:
Allison Clinton, Superintendent of Education, South Field Office.

If there are any questions please contact Allison Clinton, Superintendent of
Education at 905-274-1231 extension 222.




Allison Clinton
Superintendent of Education

C     Head of Counselling
            The Harinder Takhar Scholarship Award 2006

Timeline

February     Distribution of packages to:
             - Principals Secondary Schools
             - Committee Members


May 19       Deadline for students to submit applications to principals.

May 26       Deadline for schools to submit selected applications to
             Allison Clinton, Superintendent of Education, South Field Office

June 2       Delivery of applications to the Committee

June 7       Selection of award winner




Committee Members
Joy Squire, Principal, Central Peel S.S.
John Chasty, Principal, Bramalea S.S.
Allison Clinton, Superintendent of Education, South Field Office
                  The Harinder Takhar
                   Scholarship Award
                          Application deadline:
                          Friday, May 26, 2006
                     The Honourable Harinder Takhar
                        Minister of Transportation
Mr. Takhar was the Associate Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Peel District
School Board prior to his election to the Ontario Legislature. He has been a tireless
volunteer in the community, including service as Chair of the United Way of Peel and
Chair and member of the Board of Governors of the Credit Valley Hospital. In 2001 Mr.
Takhar received the Community Service Award from the Society of Management
Accountants of Ontario.

This award was established by Mr. Takhar to support a graduating student with a B+
average who is enrolled in a business studies at a Canadian University and has been
actively involved in their school and their community.




                            The Peel District School Board
                               5650 Hurontario Street
                                Mississauga, Ontario
                                      L5R 1C6
                                Application Form
INSTRUCTIONS TO NOMINATING TEACHER

1. Please forward to the student for completion.
2. Fill out your recommendation (or attach a letter of support).
3. Forward to the school principal for sign off.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT

1. Please read the "Specifications" below prior to completing the application.
2. Please complete sections A, B, C, D, E
3. Upon completing the application return to the nominating teacher in your school.


A.     PERSONAL

Name _______________________________ Age: _____ Date of Birth: ___________

Address: _______________________________________ Telephone _____________

_______________________________________________

_______________________________________________

Present School: __________________________________


SPECIFICATIONS

1. One (1) award of $1,000.00 will be made annually to a graduating resident Peel
   District School Board Secondary School student enrolled in a business studies
   program at a Canadian University.

2. Is nominated by a staff member and endorsed by the school principal.

3. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of academic achievement,
   school involvement, the school's recommendation, the candidate's career plans and
   community service involvement.

4. Applicants may be required to attend a personal interview.

5. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of four, composed of: 2 representatives
   from Peel Association of Secondary School Principals, a Trustee and a Secondary
   Superintendent of Education. This committee will recommend the name of the
   successful applicant to the H.J.A. Brown Scholarship Award committee for final
   approval.

6. The successful applicant will be notified in writing and appropriate arrangements
   made for the announcement and presentation of the award.

7. Upon written confirmation from the appropriate university that the student is enrolled
   in the prescribed program the student will be notified as to the time and location for
   the presentation of the award.
B.         SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT

Activity                     Year(s) of Participation        Awards




C.         COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES (beyond the school)

Activity                     Year(s) of Participation        Awards




D.      CAREER PLANS
University – Write a brief description of your university and career plans in business or
related field.




E.         OTHER BURSARIES/SCHOLARSHIPS APPLIED FOR:




________________________________             ________________
Signature of Applicant                       Date
F.     RECOMMENDATION

To be completed by the nominating teacher. It is suggested that the recommendation
include reference to the following: confirmation of financial need, contribution to the
school, awards, personal qualities, community involvement and general comments.




__________________________                   ____________________________
School Principal                             Nominating Teacher


G.     ACADEMIC RESULTS

Please enclose an official transcript with the school seal and a semester 2 mid-term
report.


TO THE SCHOOL
1. Please ensure that the signed application form has been completed fully.

2. By May 26, 2006, please forward the completed application to Allison Clinton,
   Superintendent of Education, South Field Office

3. Thank you for your assistance.

				
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