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John Barwise Memorial Award

Description: This annual award was established by John’s son Evan, and his wife Tarah, with deep love, appreciation, and gratitude for his life, the time they had together, and for the enormous impact he had on everyone who came to know him. John was a multi-faceted free spirit who overcame obstacles with courage and grace every day of his life until he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2017. He was known for his optimism, work ethic, community mindedness, and entrepreneurial nature. John was a dedicated father, a celebrated athlete, and one of PEI’s most accomplished divers. The John Barwise Memorial Award will assist students who display similar character traits and who are pursuing a diving education and career. This award will be given annually in celebration of John’s life, legacy, and generous spirit.

Criteria: Applicants must be accepted full-time in Holland College’s Commercial Diving program and demonstrate persistence, integrity, and initiative to overcome personal challenges. First consideration will be given to PEI residents. Community service and financial need are also considerations. Students must apply for the award. Applications to include a completed Application Form (including the Financial Information section). Applications will be reviewed by selection committee appointed by the College Registrar.

Applies to: Commercial Diving

Internal or External Amount Deadline Type
internal $500 February 28 entrance

Award details subject to change.