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Beaverbrook Vimy Prize receiving applications

At the Vimy Foundation, we inspire youth through our national educational program and our scholarship to study abroad; much of our work is focused on high school students and new Canadians.

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is an annual competition that brings together youth from Canada, the United Kingdom and France during a prestigious summer scholarship to study the interwoven history of these three nations during the First World War. In their two weeks through Europe, including a visit to the iconic Vimy Memorial, winners are introduced to ideas and viewpoints not typically taught in schools. Comparative presentations of war and history are studied in major museums and at seminars at Oxford University. A special visit to the British Parliament is included. The first part of the program takes place near London at historic Harrow School founded in 1572, which counts Winston Churchill among its distinguished alumni. Students then travel to France and Belgium to visit the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. Highlights include remembrance ceremonies at the Menin Gate, Vimy Ridge and Dieppe, and learning with the students about the 100 Days’ Offensive, studying landscapes of the Great War, meeting veterans, historians and former members of the French Resistance.

For more information about the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize follow this link.

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is awarded annually to 15 - 17 year old students fromCanada, Britain and France. Applications may be made online from November 11th to February 1st.

To apply go to our website.