Senate – Awards
The Service Battalion Senate, Inc. offers three annual awards to serving reservists in good standing with 17 Service Company.
The Senate Scholarship Award
17 Service Company reservists must be attending a publicly funded, post-secondary institution fulltime to be eligible. This includes colleges or universities. The award is intended to help defray the costs of tuition and books. Applications for the award are generally available through the Company Orderly Room or on the website after mid-September. The award is presented at the Company Holiday Dinner usually held in late November or early December. A cheque and certificate are provided.
The Service Battalion Senate, Inc. Performance Recognition Award
17 Service Company reservists must have completed as many Individual Battle Task Standards (IBTS) as possible within unit constraints, have attended as many unit parade evenings, exercise weekends, and trade courses as possible within personal constraints, and be nominated. Nominations for the award are generally available through the Company Orderly Room or on the website after mid-September. The award is presented at the Company Holiday Dinner usually held in late November or early December. A “keeper” plaque and unit soft cover history are provided.
The Service Battalion Senate, Inc. “Top Gun” Award
This is a 38 Service Battalion-level award for the “best shot” in 38 Service Battalion during annual weapons classification training based on marksmanship with the C7 rifle. 17 Service Company soldiers are eligible. The trophy resides permanently in the CSS Museum at Minto Armouries. Determination of the trophy recipient will be by the highest score achieved on range classification results. A “keeper” plaque is provided by the individual’s Service Company.