2021 Grad Awards

Arnprior District High School (ADHS) graduation awards are made possible through the continued support and interest of individuals, organizations, businesses and industries in our community. They contribute to our awards program on a continual basis.

Applying for Grad Awards

All Grade 12s were sent an invite by Ms. Grant to join the “ADHS Grad 2021” Google Classroom.
Students will follow the steps found there in order to apply for grad awards.

Important: If you did not receive the Google Classroom invite, or are having problems joining, please
contact Ms. Jane Grant at

 Awards Booklet (PDF) - Read the Local Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards booklet for graduation awards that you may apply for.

Grad Award Matrix (PDF) - The Grad Award Matrix provides students with a quick guide, showing the requirements for each award - but students should always read the full award description in the Awards Booklet.

Deadline for ADHS students to apply for grad awards: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm


J.J. Neilson Family Endowment Fund
The J.J. Neilson Family Endowment Fund is an award that both current and former ADHS students are
eligible for:

  •  Current ADHS students will find their application and instructions for this award in the “ADHS Grad 2021” Google Classroom. The deadline for current ADHS students to apply for this award is the same as for other awards: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  •  For former ADHS students who are currently attending university, the deadline to apply for this award is Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Please complete this application and send it, as well as the required documentation, by email to Ms. Jane Grant at Application Form for former ADHS students, who are currently attending university: J.J. Neilson Family Endowment Fund for University Students (PDF)


Renfrew County District School Board Medallions

A mark of 80% or higher is considered a "level 4" in the Ontario Curriculum.  Renfrew County District School Board provides a Medallion to students who achieve the following levels within the school year.

Grade 9           Level four in 8 courses

Grade 10         Level four in 8 courses

Grade 11         Level four in 7 courses

Grade 12         Level four in 6 courses

Grade 12 medallions are distributed at the June Graduation Ceremony.

Grades 9 to 11 receive their medallions during the grades assembly in September of the new year.

Big A Awards

The Big 'A" crest is awarded to Grade 12 graduating students who have accumulated 20 or more points from participation in a minimum of three extra-curricular activities, during their high school career at ADHS.  These activities include Athletics, Band, Drama, Student Services -  Link Crew, Student Leadership, Clubs, Journalism and Committees.  Points from the Grade 9 Merit  and Grades 9 - 11 Honour Roll are also included.

Big A Crests are presented at Graduation.