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Caribou Cup Prizes

The top performing students in the Caribou Cup are awarded cash prizes at the end of the six contests in the Cup (Oct - May). A student's Caribou Cup score is the sum of their best 5 out of the 6 contests. Prizes are awarded according to this sum. If two students have the same sum, then the total score in all 6 contests is used as the tie-breaker for the Cup ranking.

The amount of money given out as a prize is calculated as follows, where score is the percentage score the student got in the Caribou Cup (eg. 360 points out of a possible 480 = 0.75).

Money amounts are in CAD .

1st$100 × score
2nd$75 × score
3rd$50 × score
4th and on$30 × score

Prizes are awarded in this manner until the prize pool is empty. If for a given rank the total prize pool remaining for that rank is less than the total prize amount calculated based on the students' scores, then:

The prize pools for each grade level are as follows (subject to change):

After the Caribou Cup Scores and Ranks are finalized, the algorithm determines the distribution of the Prize pools for each grade and we will Contact the students' Caribou Contacts via the emails they have provided about claiming the prizes. We offer both cheques and electronic gift cards, however the recipients must pay any cheque acceptance fees and conversion fees at their local bank, whereas electronic gift cards do not incur additional costs.


Each student is able to print a certificate of merit and one of participation, both in English and French after each contest and for the Caribou Cup after the last contest. Click the buttons below to generate some sample certificates of merit in English.

Caribou Contest Certificate
Caribou Cup Certificate

Brock University Caribou Scholarship

The Brock University Caribou Scholarship is an award of up to $2,500 (CAD) that will be offered to every incoming first-year student, entering any program of study, who has competed in the grade 11/12 category of the Caribou Mathematics Competition and has placed in the top third of Caribou Cup competitors with a maximum for the total of $10,000 to be shared between all eligible students.

Applicants must provide a copy of their Certificate of Merit to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office, indicating that they have achieved the minimum result. The results will be confirmed by a representative of the Caribou Mathematics Competition. Please contact awards@brocku.ca for more information.