The Crake Foundation, established by the late J.E.A. Crake, Josiah Wood Professor of Classics and Head of the Classics Department at Mount Allison from 1946 to 1976, offers a renewable award to graduates of Tantramar Regional High School who register in a B.A., B.Mus. or B.F.A. degree at Mount Allison University. Mr. Bayne MacMillan, a highly-regarded History/Political Studies teacher who devoted most of his career to TRHS, was a long-serving member of the J.E.A. Crake Foundation.
Terms and conditions
- The J.E.A. Crake Award, which can be held for four years, will be administered by the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor following the policies established by the Senate Scholarships and Bursaries Committee.
- The Award will be given to an entering student who has a good scholarly record and who has been involved in the types of community and school activities which demonstrate a concern for others.
- The student must be registered for the B.A., B.Mus. or B.F.A. degree.
- Renewal of the Award will be contingent upon achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA while carrying a 30 credit load during the regular academic year (September–April. The one exception is a student in year 4 who may reduce his/her load to a minimum of 24 credits over the fall and winter terms (assuming they will have sufficient credits for graduation). If the student’s standing falls below the accepted level, renewal will depend on the recommendation of the appropriate officer.
- The Crake Award can be held in addition to other awards or scholarships to which the student may be entitled by virtue of high academic standing or financial need.
- Each student who holds this Award for the first time will be provided with a copy of these terms and conditions as well as a copy of the biographical information available at jeacrakefoundation.org/jea-crake-bio.
- Two Awards which can be held for four years are given each year to entering students from TRHS. (Total possible: eight Awards)
- The Awards will be made in a manner consistent with University policies and procedures.
- Students who do not meet the requirement for renewal may have the Award renewed at the discretion of the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor.
- The Provost will by May 20, give the Foundation the following information for each student who held the Award for the academic year just finishing, and the Controller concerning the fund:
- One sample copy of the letter sent to Award holders each year.
- A statement of each student’s degree program including major area of study, and confirmation that the student has met the requirements for renewal of the award.
- A letter of justification for renewals for students who did not meet the terms and conditions of the Award. An example would be a student who took Mt. A. courses which are only offered in the spring/summer such as the classical archeology courses for archeological work in Italy or Greece.
- A statement from the Controller verifying that the funds in this account have been spent in accordance with the stated terms and conditions, and the status of the account as of May 1.
- The Foundation will inform the University by June 30 of the total number of J.E.A. Crake Awards it will fund in the academic year beginning July 1.
- Any money freed up from Awards not renewed in any year will be transferred to the J.E.A. Crake Scholarship account, and awarded in the current year as a J.E.A. Crake Scholarship, under the appropriate terms and conditions.
The value of each J.E.A. Crake TRHS Award 2022–23: $2,700.
Total possible funding for I. Scholarships and II. TRHS Awards per year: $81,000.