Every year the L.M. Montgomery Institute awards a $1,000 scholarship to an island student entering their first year of the Faculty of Arts at UPEI and planning to major in English. Established by the owners of Cavendish Figurines Ltd., this scholarship is named after the fictional Avery Scholarship in Anne of Green Gables. Anne, with much hard work and determination, wins the coveted scholarship, which opens up new educational possibilities. The recipient of the real scholarship will be chosen in the basis of an essay in response to ONE of three questions.
The 2009 Avery Entrance Scholarship
1. Avery Scholarship open to students attending a Prince Edward Island high school who are planning to study English at the University of Prince Edward Island in September 2009.
2. Essays are to be submitted to high school guidance counselors by March 1, 2009. Up to five (5) essays may be submitted from each high school by March 15, 2009 to the director of the L.M. Montgomery Institute of UPEI.
3. A panel of three persons will be appointed by the Institute to read the submitted essays and recommend a winner to the Admissions, Scholarship and Degree Committee by April 1, 2009. The scholarship will be credited to the Avery Scholarship winner's account upon registration in September.
Essays should be 750-1000 words in length, typed and double-spaced. The essay should address one (1) of the official Avery Scholarship topics. All essays should have a title. Sources should be documented as they would be for any other research essay. Participating students' names, addresses, and telephone numbers should be given on a separate sheet accompanying each essay. This sheet should also contain a statement signed by the student indicating that the student wrote the essay without assistance.
2009 Avery Questions