Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BC School Sports Scholarships

BC Dairy Association, a proud sponsor of BC School Sports, is pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship Fund. BC Dairy Association is dedicated to assisting worthy student-athletes in their desire to attend an accredited Canadian University or College by sponsoring this year’s BC Dairy Association Scholarship.
The BC Dairy Association Scholarship rewards student-athletes who exemplify school spirit, practice a healthy lifestyle, and engage with their community. Student-athletes who have participated in girls and boys soccer are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
2017-18 application deadline is Monday May 7th, 2018

BCSS Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship

Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the BCSS Honour Award in 1992. He was a teacher and Administrator in Vancouver, and died in 1992. In his honour, this scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete.
Applicants must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12.  Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarship. (Please DO NOT complete two applications)
Application deadline Monday May 7th, 2018 

BCSS Zone Scholarships

14 Scholarships
Applicants must have competed in at least one BCSS approved sport during Grade 12.  They must be enrolled in a B.C. School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College.  Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.
Two scholarships of $750 will be awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female).
Zone A – Kootenay                      
Zone B – Okanagan Valley
Zone C – North Central District
Zone D – Northwest Zone
Zone E – Vancouver Island
Zone F – Lower Mainland
Zone G – Fraser Valley
Application deadline is Monday May 7th, 2018

Badminton Scholarship

The Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship fund is provided by Bert & Greta Quartermaine, and is dedicated to assisting worthy BC School Sports student-athletes competing in badminton at the high school level in their desire to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary school.
The Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship rewards excellence in both scholastic and athletic pursuits.  The successful applicants will be student-athletes who have balanced their achievements as badminton athletes with significant success as leaders and contributors to their community.

Application deadline is Monday May 7th, 2018 

for further information and online applications go to http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How to right a Successful University Application!

2017 HOPE for Success University Application Workshop
Are you looking to apply to UBC?? Does the personal profile seem daunting????
_________________________________________________________________________________Have no fear!!! HOPE is here!!!!
UBC HOPE's mentorship program works to pair up a prospective student with a mentor who will guide you through the application process. As former highschool seniors, we understand the anxiety and fear surrounding the personal profile, but we are dedicated to helping each of you write a stellar personal profile. The event will have 2 parts:
1) The main seminar will take place in an auditorium. We will go over the different parts of the application as a large group.
2) After the seminar, each of you will have the chance to meet with your mentor and work on your application. Please bring a laptop or some sort of writing instrument to edit your profile.
***Please note the following information***
Date: Oct. 27, 2017
Time: 5-7pm
Cost: $10 CASH or $10.30 with a credit card
Location TBA
Contact: ubchopeclub@gmail.com
Website: http://thehopeinitiative.wixsite.com/ubchope
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanitarianorganizationforprovidingempowerment
IF YOU ARE LOST CALL 604-376-3934

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

RBC Black History Month Essay Scholarship

We're proud that Black History Month has become an important time to recognize the contributions black Canadians have made to our country. If you are a student applying to college or university, tell us your story of how one or more black Canadians have helped define Canada's diverse heritage and identity through their specific achievements and contributions.
Includes Three Grand Prizes: First Prize $ 5,000,   Second Prize $2,500 and Third Prize $1500
Got to this link for rules and how to submit your essay

RBC Scholarships opening Soon ! Check it Out

Your Future, Your Community

The deadline for the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarships has now passed.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in late July 2017.
Please come back in November 2017 to get details on next year's program. Better yet, sign up to receive an email alert and we will email you as soon as our scholarship program is open for applications. We look forward to seeing you then.
As students across Canada continue to invest in their education, many are taking the time to invest in their communities as well. In recognition of the growing number of Canadian students showing a passion to lead and inspire positive change in their community, we have created the RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship.
The Scholarships (details are under review)

Who Can Apply?

Students who fall into one of the 2 categories below are eligible to apply:
  • Category 1 (Graduating High School or CEGEP): Currently enrolled in their graduating year of a Canadian High School or CEGEP, or have graduated from a Canadian High School or CEGEP within the last 2 years, and will be enrolled in their first year of a minimum 2 year undergraduate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis at a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college in the fall 2017 academic term
  • Category 2 (Undergraduate or Graduate Degree or Diploma):Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program on a full-time basis in a recognized publicly funded Canadian university or college and planning to continue full-time studies in fall 2017. Must have at least 2 years of full-time studies left in the program
  • All applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents with a minimum 75% average in their last completed year of study
  • Students with a disability who attend or are planning to attend post-secondary school on a part-time basis in fall 2017 are also eligible. Please see terms and conditions for full details
Employees, directors, and officers of Royal Bank and its subsidiaries, or yconic, and any child of any of the foregoing are not eligible for the Scholarships. For greater certainty, “child” shall be defined herein as a person whose parent or legal guardian is an employee, director or officer of Royal Bank or any of its subsidiaries. For information about the Scholarship Program for Children of RBC Employees, click here.


UBC International leader of Tomorrow Award

UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Univ of British ColumbiaBachelor’s Degree
Deadline: 15 Nov/1 Dec 2017 (annual)
Study in:  Canada
Course starts 2018
Brief description:
The International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.
Host Institution(s):
University of British Columbia in Canada
Level/Field of study:
Number of Awards:
Not specified.
Target group:
International students
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
International Leader of Tomorrow Award winners receive awards proportional to financial need. Financial need is determined by tuition, fees, and living costs, minus the financial contribution you and your family can make annually. A standard needs-assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.
The Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less. Your award may be renewed provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).
Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from. To be considered for an International Leader of Tomorrow Award, students must:
• be applying for their first undergraduate degree
• be admissible to the first choice program they are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
• have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
• be an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)
• demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent them from pursuing a UBC degree
• be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other university
Application instructions:
You must be nominated by the high school you are currently attending or recently graduated from, or the college/university you are transferring from. When you are confirmed for nomination by your school, college, or university, your institution must use the International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination package.
Nomination packages must be postmarked by 15 November 2017. Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission to UBC by 1 December 2017 and meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by 31 January 2018.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the nomination package/application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Burger King Scholarship Program

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million to more than 3,200 students in North America.
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

Queens' University Awards

Queen's Univeristy offers over 7 scholarships for those planning on attenting this fine institution. Check out this link to apply now     http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/

Deadline is December 1, 2017

House of Commons Page Program

Welcome to the House of Commons Page Program!
Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across 
Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered
 as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time 
basis during their first year of study.
In the Chamber and around Parliament Hill, Pages live and breathe the history and action of one of Canada’s
 oldest political institutions. They are responsible for a wide range of tasks directly related to Chambe
r activities, and have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Parliament by playing a role in the
 rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system.
We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the Page Program, and how you too, can become
 part of this incredible experience.

Deadline is December 4 2017

Scotia Banks Find Your Future Survey Contest for a Scholarship

Brought to you by Scotiabank Canada, they are offering over $80,000 in scholarship for current grade 12 students planning on attending post secondary school. You could win up to $5500 for post secondary.
Go to the link to do the survey and be entered to win scholarships.


Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarships for Native Canadians

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians

Deadline: November 15, annually 

Eligibility: To be awarded to a Native Canadian (status or non-status Indian, Metis or Inuit) who is studying at a post-secondary institution, or who is actively involved in a post-secondary student newspaper. This scholarship is open to both French and English speaking native Canadians. 

Value: A $4,000 scholarship, and an offer of summer employment at The Canadian Press or one of its affiliated companies.

Contact: Paul Woods

The Canadian Press
36 King St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 2L9
Phone: 416-364-0321
FAX: 416-507-2033
E-Mail: editorial@thecanadianpress.com
Website: http://www.thecanadianpress.com

Description: This award is designed to encourage native Canadian students to study journalism at a Canadian and eventually enter the field of journalism in Canada. The award was established in 1990 in honour of Gillis Purcell, general manager of The Canadian Press, the national news agency, from 1945 to 1969. Many of the strengths and traditions of Canadian journalism had their roots in his dedication to the quality of journalism. 

Further Details: Application forms can be obtained from schools of journalism, native organizations or from: Marissa D' Mello at the above number. Selection of the successful applicant will be made by a Canadian Press awards committee. The winner is announced in early February.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Scholarship Student Profiles Due November 1

Just a quick check in, Please remember that your Scholarship Student Profiles are due to me in room 303 on November 1. You can bring them in any time now and up to November 1.
These profiles help me find scholarships to post on the blog for you. If you do not hand one in, you will miss out on all kinds of scholarship opportunities.

If you do not have a scholarship profile, you can download it from our scholarship page on the school website. Scroll down and print out Scholarship profile.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and see me any time.