About the 2022 Jean Lumb Awards


Purpose:The 25th annual Jean Lumb Awards will be presented to nine outstanding students who have achieved excellence in nine areas:
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • The Arts
  • Community Services
  • Defence of the Environment
  • Dignity of Life
  • Innovation
  • Leader of Tomorrow
  • College Award (NEW)

    Consideration will be given to one applicant who applies for any of the award categories and who is accepted to attend the University of Toronto Scarborough.
  • Eligibility:You must be:
  • Enrolled full-time in any grade in a high school school or secondary school in Canada
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Of Chinese heritage
  • Value:$1,000 per award
    Deadline for applications:Monday, May 23, 2022, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time
    Judging:Our panel of judges evaluates and selects the winners. The nine award winners will be contacted by August 31, 2022.
    Awards Criteria:Academics Award
    The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and exceptional promise for future academic distinction. Factors to be considered are outstanding scholastic achievement; achievements acknowledged by scholastic bodies; breaking new ground in a field of study or knowledge, or showing promise of making a significant contribution in a specific field; broader significance of nominee's contribution to the academic community; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    Arts Award
    The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding achievement in Creative Arts and/or exceptional promise of future artistic achievement. Factors to be considered are outstanding scholar or practitioner of drama, music, art and/or dance; recognition accorded for artistic performance (top prize winner in a music festival, recipient of dance scholarship, etc.); achievements which gained individual honour and distinction (performances, exhibitions, etc.); breaking ground in an area of the arts, or shows promise of making a significant contribution in a specific field; significance of nominee's contribution to the broader artistic community; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    Athletics Award
    The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding achievement in sports and exceptional promise of future athletic distinction. Factors to be considered are outstanding athletic achievement through consistent performance of a sport or sports; achievements which gained individual honour and distinction to the athlete, the school and/or other athletic endeavour; commitment to fairness and integrity in competition; significance of nominee's contribution to the broader athletic community, excluding paid or compulsory coaching and work required for sport certification or team eligibility; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    Community Service Award
    The successful candidate must have a record of significant service and involvement. Factors to be considered are significant in enriching the lives of groups or individuals over an extended period of time; exceptional service through charitable organization(s) or community group(s); exemplary commitment to volunteerism; significance of the nominee's contribution to the community; evidence of ongoing leadership and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    Defence of the Environment Award
    The successful candidate must have a record of significant service and involvement in the defense of the environment. Factors to be considered are significant roles in environmental protection; encouragement of others to reduce their impact on the environment; fostering of innovation in the protection of the environment; benefit to human health; awareness raising about the protection of the environment; evidence of leadership, discipline and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    Dignity of Life Award
    The successful candidate must have a record of significant service and involvement in building hope in communities and promoting respect for the dignity of life, including those of young, adult, elderly, and/or individuals with disabilities toward full incorporation into society and culture. Factors to be considered are significant roles in enriching the lives of groups or individuals over an extended period of time; exceptional service through charitable organization(s) or community group(s); exemplary commitment to volunteerism; significance of the nominee's contribution to the community; evidence of ongoing leadership and dedication; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or toward full incorporation into society and culture or obstacles overcome.
    Innovation Award
    The successful candidate must show originality of the innovation. Factors to be considered are uniqueness or novelty of innovation of a process, service, or product that has expanded and/or added value to its area; lasting impact and/or benefit of the innovation that is commensurate with the overall need or magnitude of the area being addressed; degree of achievement or quality of ingenious and/or entrepreneurial thinking to discover, create or conceive the innovation; achievement in relation to challenging circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    Leader of Tomorrow Award
    The successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and future potential. Factors to be considered are leadership in student and community service at local, city, provincial, national and/or international levels; recognized achievement and impact in areas that contribute to the long-term advancement and well-being of community, e.g., education, sports, health; achievements in inspiring, engaging, and leading others; evidence of ongoing leadership and dedication to inspire hope for the future; achievement in relation to circumstances or obstacles overcome.
    College Award (NEW)
    The successful candidate will be enrolled full-time in a college, community college, college of applied arts or applied technology, institute of technology or science, CEGEP in Quebec, or career college, to study for a specific job in an industry, including business, applied arts, computer and mechanical technologies, electronics, health services, human resources, or trades, such as carpentry, electrical or plumbing.
    Award Ceremony:A virtual Jean Lumb Awards ceremony will be held in October 2022.