Cirne National Scholarship 2017-2018 recipients announced

Trinity College School is thrilled to announce that two full-tuition boarding scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year have been awarded to Canadian students, Annie Honkoop and Erin Efovi.

Annie and Erin are this year’s recipients of the Cirne National Scholarships. These scholarships are merit-based and will include full tuition for the duration of the recipients’ studies in the boarding school program at Trinity College School. One scholarship has been awarded to Annie Honkoop from Montague, Prince Edward Island. Annie is a deserving young woman and outstanding student, excelling in academics, the arts and athletics, and will join TCS in Grade 9 in September. Annie is an accomplished hockey goalie and has aspirations to be a surgeon. The second full-tuition boarding scholarship has been awarded to Erin Efovi from Mississauga, Ontario. Erin is a deserving young man who will also join TCS in Grade 9 in September. Erin is a well-rounded student who can be described as “a thoughtful, kind and self-aware young man.” In addition to his academic success, Erin completed a service project in Haiti and demonstrates a deep care for humanity.

The funds for the Cirne National Scholarships were provided by Trinity College School alumnus, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lewis Cirne ’89. Raised in Port Hope, Mr. Cirne attended TCS from 1984-1989 and now resides in the United States. During his time at TCS, Mr. Cirne benefitted from the School’s bursary program and went on to excel in academics, music, athletics and student leadership. Having earned an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, today, he is founder and CEO of New Relic, a publicly-traded technology company.

To date, this gift represents the most generous donation in the history of Trinity College School, and is one of the largest gifts ever made to a Canadian independent school. The Cirne National Scholarships are awarded annually to two deserving Canadian students.

“We are delighted to welcome Annie and Erin to Trinity College School in September,” says TCS Director of Admissions, Kathy LaBranche. “Being selected to receive one of the full-tuition Cirne National Scholarships is an honour, and Annie and Erin are both very deserving recipients of this scholarship. September will mark the beginning of a bright future for these young recipients and I trust their journey at TCS will shape their future and change their lives.”

For more information about the Cirne National Scholarships, families considering Trinity College School should visit or contact the TCS admissions office at 905-885-3209.