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Scholarship Information

The aim of this site is to provide students with relevant information on career/education planning, post-secondary education - including entrance/admission requirements, application deadlines, and scholarships & grants. (See Links below.) 

TRY - The Responsibility is Yours. While WJM counsellors are here to support and assist students with their growth and development, the ultimate responsibility lies with the students. That said, students are strongly encouraged to verify information by going directly to websites of each post-secondary institution and other sites listed on the WJM website. Students who require additional support and/or assitance can see Mr. Smith, Mrs. Merrick and/or Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre (room 120) or Ms. Solgaard in the Career Centre (room 117).


All you need to know about Scholarships:
 

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Bulletin Board

Welcome 2021 WJ Mouat Grads! The bulletin board is a means of distributing pertinent information to grade 12 students. Please check this page on a regular basis.

Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards: 

Grade 12 students planning on pursuing post-secondary education are encouraged to attend the information meeting on Feb. 4 at lunch in the theatre to learn about the application process.  Students can apply for up to 10 awards.  The online application opens in the first week of February and the deadline to apply is the end of the month.  See Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre with questions.

Please click on the link below to access the checklist for Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards. 

Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards ChecklistAbbotsford Community Foundation Awards Checklist

District Scholarships (District Authority Awards - 100 hour projects)

Complete a 100 hour project in a specialty area and you can qualify to win a $1250 award.   Complete your online application and pay the $25 fee through school cash online by November 20 th.  See Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre with questions. 

Detailed information on this link; DS Student Info Package 2020-21 Rev2.pdf  

The direct link:    https://forms.gle/h3qxWuWh4QeiHeCG9

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Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.
Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 

Diversity Scholarship

Website: https://www.owfg.com/diversity

Award: Ten $1000 scholarships 

Deadline: May 1

Criteria:

  1. A grade 12 student pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution in BC in the fall
  2. Applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their in their community 

 

 

Live Life. Pass It On" Scholarship for 2020

Websitehttp://www.transplant.bc.ca/our-services/awareness-programs/school-programs/%EF%BC%82live-life-pass-it-on%EF%BC%82-scholarship

Award: $1000 (2 Awards) 

Deadline:  Early May

Criteria:
 

  1. A 500-word essay or short video that showcases your organ donation awareness project, how you planned it, and its impact
  2. A personal connection to an organ donor or transplant recipient if applicable, share that story with us
  3. Get creative – we love to see photos, videos, drawings, recordings, poems and whatever else helps support your submission
  4. A reference letter from a teacher/community leader
  5. No relation to anyone employed at BC Transplant

 

 

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Website: https://www.bcgeu.ca/2020_bcgeu_scholarships

Deadline: Early May 

Criteria:

  1. A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff
  2. A current or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution
  3. In addition to personal information and details of your education plan, applicants will be asked to submit a 450 to 500-word essay on a topic( see website)

 

BC DAIRY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Website: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20BC%20Dairy%20Application%20Fillable.pdf

Award: Two $1000 scholarships

Deadline: Early May  

Criteria:

  1. Candidates for scholarships must complete a BC Dairy Association Scholarship Application Form online (see below). Print the completed form, sign the Candidate Declaration section and have an administrator (Principal or VicePrincipal) complete the Endorsement section.
  2. A 400 to 500 word essay (minimum of three paragraphs) relating your experience in school sports to the concept of school spirit, a healthy lifestyle, and community involvement.
  3. Letter from a school administrator (or his/her designate) certifying candidate’s school spirit, healthy lifestyle, and community involvement.
  4. Letter from the school coach/athletic director certifying candidate’s school spirit, healthy lifestyle, community involvement, and athletic ability; and
  5. Transcript of grades showing percentages for all grade ten, eleven and twelve courses completed, as well as interim percentages for all courses in progress

 

BERT & GRETA QUARTERMAINE Badminton Scholarship

Website: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20Badminton%20applicaton%20Fillable.pdf

Award: Six $1000 scholarships

Deadline: Early May

Criteria:

  1. Badminton player for a BC School Sports member school 
  2. Demonstrate leadership and volunteerism within your school or community
  3. Plan to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary school 
  4. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident

 

BC School Sports Scholarship

Website: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/sites/default/files/2018-2019%20Application%20Fillable.pdf

Award: Two scholarships of $1,500 each

Deadline:  Early May

Criteria:

  1. Applicants must have competed in at least one (1) BCSS approved sport during grade 12.
  2. A BC grade 12 student who is  entering the first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College.
  3. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS approved sport,
  4. Minimum grade average of 75%
  5. Demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.


MCO Scholarship

Website: https://missioncreekortho.com/orthodontists.php

Award: $500

Deadline: Mid-May 

Criteria:

  1. Grade 12 BC student entering the first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College
  2.  Write an essay of less than 650 words.


St. Ann's CWL Bursary

Website: See your counsellor for the application form or scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Award: Two $1000 bursaries

Deadline: Late May

Criteria:

  1. Grade 12 student entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College
  2. Must attend St. Ann's church

 

Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship 

Website: https://www.cropscience.bayer.ca/-/media/Bayer-CropScience/Country-Canada-Internet/Company/Scholarship/19BAY11251-Scholarship-Application-Form_E_v3.ashx

Award: $1,500

Deadline: Late May

Criteria:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Two References (excluding family members)
  3. One Reference Letter
  4. One Completed Farmer Nomination Form or Food Professional Nomination Form
  5. University/College Acceptance Letter 
  6. Copy of High School Transcript
  7. 300-500 Word Application Essay

 

British Columbia Secondary School Music Program Award 

Website: http://www.bcmusiced.ca/scholarship.html

Award: Five $500.00

Deadline: Mid-May

Criteria:

  1.  A personal letter in which the applicant self evaluates his/her personal musical and academic strengths as they apply to future studies and career plans (not necessarily in music). Include a list of all extra-curricular activities
  2. A good quality MP3 or CD recording containing two (2) contrasting selections, with or without live or recorded accompaniment (max: 10 minutes).
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation with one written by the applicant’s current high school music teacher. The music teacher’s letter must include a statement that he/she has listened to the audition recording and is a current member of BCMEA. 

 

MARCH & APRIL


Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.
Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 


Standing Tall Award 

Website: https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/media/1796/2019-education-awards_application-form.pdf

Award: Standing Tall Award - $3500 (3 Awards for SD34)

Deadline:   (Please bring your completed application to the counselling office in early April).

Criteria: 
Awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.
In addition:

  1. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; 
  2. You must have been a resident in BC for at least six months;
  3. You must be a grade 12 student from one of 23 school districts in: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid-Vancouver Island, southern Vancouver Island and Central Okanagan;
  4. You must have plans to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the upcoming school year; 
  5. You have not previously received a Youth Get It™ Education Award

 

CAR CAREER BC EDUCATION GRANT

Website: https://newcardealersfoundation.ca/education-and-careers/carcareerbc-education-grant/

Award: From $500 to $2,500.

Deadline: Mid-April

Criteria:
 BC student wishing to pursue post-secondary education or training leading to a career in the automotive industry

 

EFMABC Bursaries

Website: https://www.efmabc.com/education/bursaries

Award: five $1,000.00 bursaries

Deadline: April 30

Criteria: 
Secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post secondary educational institution. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school facilities area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial).

 

Otter Farm & Home Co-operative Scholarship

Website: https://www.otterco-op.crs/sites/otter/local/detail/student-scholarship-program

Award: eight $1,000.00 scholarships

Deadline: April 30

Criteria:
The applicant’s immediate family (parent/grandparent/guardians) must have been active members of Otter Co-op for more than one year and have purchased in excess of $2,000 during the previous year. 
The successful applicant will receive the scholarship funds on presentation of a letter of acceptance from the admissions office of the institution he or she will be attending. 

 

BC Hockey scholarship

Website: http://www.bchockey.net/awards/scholarships.aspx

Award: $500 to $2,000

Deadline: Late April

Criteria:
An individual in his or her graduating year of high school,  must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service.

 

BC Arts Council Scholarship Program

Website: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/youth/scholarship_awards.html

Award:  up to $6,000

Deadline: Late April

Criteria:
Outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level 
B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy in any country
Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible

 

 

The Canadian Association of Principals: The Student Leadership Award

Website: https://cdnprincipals.com/student-leadership-award-recipients/

Award: $250

Deadline: 

Criteria:

  1. Leadership in school activities 
  2. Leadership in the community
  3. Academic achievement ​
  4. Essay and Proof of recognition, awards, honours and scholarships 

 

The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship 

Website: http://canucks.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=8855

Award: $2500

Deadline:  March 15

Criteria:

  1. School and community service, leadership
  2. Initiating community development 
  3. Affecting positive change
  4. Mentoring others
  5. Personal development and growth
  6. Good academic performance

 

Prospera Educational Awards Program

Website:http://www.prospera.ca/Community/CommPrograms/SupportEd/

Award: 35 awards of $1,000 each

Deadline:  March 31

Criteria:

  1. Entering or returning student to an accredited university or college program in one of the following areas: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Mission, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, Kelowna, Penticton or Vernon, BC 
  2. Display a financial need
  3. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher (for those currently attending post-secondary)

 

BC Hydro Power Pioneers

Websitehttps://www.powerpioneers.com/media/2019/01/BCH19-064-Power-Pioneers-Forms-Community-Service-Award-Application.pdf

Awards: 20 awards of $500 each

Deadline: March 31

Criteria:

  1. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of BC
  2. Graduating from high school in June of this year
  3. Planning to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math or the trades for the fall                
  4. Completed application form (see website)
  5. 500 word essay of voluntary contributions you have made to your community 
  6. Reference letter(s) from the community organization(s) you have worked with
  7. Reference letter from a teacher, counselor or principal at your school 
  8. Confirmation of a passing grade
  9. Proof of age and citizenship or status.
  10. Proof of post-secondary institution application. 

 

 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Entrance Scholarships

Website: http://www.kpu.ca/awards/entrance-scholarship

Awards: 
THE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP - $20,000
THE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000
THE INDIGENOUS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000 

Deadline:  Early April. *Interim transcripts due late February  (for pre-screening purposes)

Criteria:

  1. Enrolling at KPU in a four year program 
  2. 80% average in English 12 and 3 other academic Grade 12 courses, or the equivalent of a 3.67 transfer GPA on a minimum of 24 transferable university credits
  3. Demonstrated leadership, community involvement and volunteerism.

 

 

RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Bursary Program

Website:http://www.remax-western.ca/blog/2020-quest-for-excellence-bursary-program-now-open/

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 15

Criteria:

  1. Grade 12 student from British Columbia
  2. Essay conveying the contributions made to enrich the lives of others in your community through leadership, motivation, volunteering and participation in charitable events or fundraising.

 

Daneen Skilling Scholarship for Studies in Occupational Health and Safety

Website: https://safetyalliancebc.ca/daneen-skilling-scholarship/

Award: $2500

Deadline: March 15

Criteria: 

  1. Student enrolling in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in BC
  2. Essay of 750 to 1,200 words explaining why workplace health and safety is important to you, and why you are pursuing this course of study.


Capilano Community Leadership Awards (CCLA)

Website: https://www.capilanou.ca/admissions/fees--finances/financial-aid--awards/scholarships-bursaries--awards/future-students/

Award: $2,500

Deadline: March 1

Criteria: 

  1. High school students who are entering the university with a strong academic standing 
  2. Leadership and volunteerism in the community.


Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX)

Website: https://www.capilanou.ca/admissions/fees--finances/financial-aid--awards/scholarships-bursaries--awards/future-students/

Award: up to $40,000

Deadline: March 1

Criteria:
Highschool graduates who demonstrate excellence in academics and show leadership in their school and community.
Supporting documents:
a. CAPX Essay
b. CAPX Reference Letters
c. Leadership Skills and Community and Campus Engagement
Worksheet.

 


FEBRUARY



Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.
Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 

BC Excellence Scholarships

Website:https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships

Award: $5000

Deadline:

Criteria:

  1. "B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark 
  2. "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted
  3. Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  4. Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination
  5. Resume in the mandatory format
  6. Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  7. A written statement, maximum 500 words (see the website for more details).

You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. To be nominated, students must submit their Resume, Two reference letters (one from your community and one from your school), A written statement, maximum 500 words (see the website for more details) to your counsellor.

 

 

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship 

Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/pathway-to-teacher-education-scholarship

Award: $5000 when students are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program in BC. 

Deadline: Late February 

Criteria: ​

  1. "B" (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark 
  2. "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  3. Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  4. Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination
  5. Resume in the mandatory format
  6. Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  7. A written statement, maximum 500 words, which describes why you want to be a teacher

*Note: You cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship. 

 

Kin Canada Bursary

Website:https://www.kincanada.ca/apply

Award: $1000

Deadline February 1.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Criteria:

  1. Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Plan to register as a full-time student in the 2020-2021 school year at a recognized post-secondary institution
  3. Demonstrate high ideals, community involvement and knowledge of kin
  4. Submit this application to one only of a local Kinsmen, Kinette, or Kin Club nearest your permanent residence. (Mailing addresses of Clubs can be found at www.kincanada.ca) Demonstrate high ideals, community involvement and knowledge of kin
  5. Not have previously received a bursary from the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund.

 

 

The British Columbia School Superintendents Association

Website:https://bcssa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/BCSSA_Scholarship2019_FlyerForm_2pager_2.pdf

Award: $1000

Deadline:  Early February

Criteria: 

  1. Demonstrated examplary service and leadership (two examples of each)
  2. A completed application form 
  3. A one page description of how your volunteer service has made a difference in the life or lives of others (450 word maximum)
  4. Two letters of reference affirming how you have improved the quality of life for others through volunteer work and/or other activities
  5.  A copy of the official school transcript of your grades to dateProof of application/entry to post-secondary institution

 

 

JANUARY


Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.


Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 

Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists

Website:https://speatbc.org/scholarship/

Award: $1000

Deadline:  January 5

Criteria:
Grade 12 student or recent graduate (within 2 years) planning on pursuing post-secondary studies an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC. 

 

STEAM Horizon Award

Website: https://steamhorizonawards.ca/#application

Award: $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education

Deadline: Early January

Requirement: Create a short video (max. 2 minutes) highlighting your achievements and demonstrating your oral communication skills. 

Criteria: 

  1. Have been recognized for accomplishments in a formal capacity (e.g. selected as a winner or participant of a science fair, patent application, conference presentation) or less formal capacity (e.g. founding a coding club, developing a course for kids, creating an interactive art installation
  2. Have obtained, over the previous year of study, an academic average of 85% or higher
  3. Be preparing to enroll in the fall following graduation or currently enrolled in the first year of post-secondary education (university or college) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics (STEAM)

 

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards

Website: https://terryfoxawards.ca/applicant-information/

Award: $28,000

Deadline:  February 1 

Criteria: 

  1. Grade 12 student in good academic standing
  2. Canadian citizens or landed immigrant
  3. Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated)
  4. Planning to or already studying towards the first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution
  5. Applicants must provide three (3) referees and upload online an (un)official transcript detailing the applicant’s last two years of schooling
     

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Program

Website: https://beedieluminaries.ca/program/

Award: Beedie Luminaries Foundation will support up to 105 scholarships for the following: 
*$10,000 CAD per year for a bachelor degree program OR 
*$7,500 CAD per year for a diploma or a trades program, tenable for up to two years of funding

Deadline:  Mid-January

Criteria: 

  1. Canadian citizen or permanent resident for at least three years;
  2. Full-time resident of British Columbia;
  3. Be in their final year of high school, entering into full-time studies in a first bachelor degree, first diploma, or first trades program;
  4. Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care); 
  5. Have a minimum cumulative average of 75% (or equivalent) for grade 11 and available grade 12 marks based on Universities Canada’s Calculation of Average Policy**; 
  6. Have faced financial adversity

 

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Website: https://www.schulichleaders.com/#slide-application

Award: up to $100,000 

Deadline:  Early February

To be nominated, students must submit a Letter of Intent, transcript and a copy of their resume.
Nomination Deadline:  Late January (check with your counsellor)

Criteria:

  1. Be entrepreneurial-minded and plan to enroll in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada;
  2. Meet at least two of the following criteria: Academic excellence, leadership , Financial need;
  3. Not planning a career as a medical practitioner


DB Perks & Lifesaving Society Scholarships

Website:https://lifesaving.bc.ca/db-perks-lifesaving-society-scholarships

Award:  $1000  (three awarded each year.)

Deadline:  January 31

Criteria:

  1. Must hold a current Lifesaving Society award and be actively employed by a BC & Yukon Branch Affiliate as a lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor, part-time or full time
  2. Must plan to pursue a post-secondary education in fall following graduation
  3. Application form with resume
  4. Two reference letters

 

Mensa Canada Scholarship Program  

Website:http://www.mensacanada.org/scholarship-program

Award: $2,000 to $3,000. 

Deadline: January 31

Criteria:
 A 250-word essay describing their career goals and their efforts on the path to achieve those goals. 

 

Union Plus Scholarship Program

Website:https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships

Award:  From $500 to $4,000

Deadline: Late January

Criteria:

  1. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent)
  2. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
  4. The required essays can account for up to half of the total score.

 

David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship

Website:https://www.bcteal.org/award_scholarship/david-c-lam-ell-scholarship/

Award: up to $3,000

Deadline:  January 31

Criteria:

  1. Must be a BC Grade 12 student who wishes to attend a BC post-secondary institution. 
  2. Documented English language coursework at the secondary level (Grades 9 to 12)
  3. Documented school or community service
  4. A short description of the applicant’s life before coming to Canada
  5. A personal essay (original copy signed by the applicant)Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words. Topic: How a post-secondary education will enable the applicant to make a positive contribution to Canadian society
  6. Two letters of referenceDocumented proof of permanent residency or Canadian citizenship          

 

TCF Refugee Award

Website: https://www.bcteal.org/award_scholarship/tcf-refugee-award/

Award: up to $3,000

Deadline:  January 31

Criteria:

  1. Entered Canada as a refugee
  2. Must be a BC Grade 12 student who wishes to attend a BC post-secondary institution
  3. Documented English language coursework at the secondary level (Grades 9 to 12)
  4. Documented school or community service
  5. A short description of the applicant’s life before coming to Canada (Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words)
  6. A personal essay (original copy signed by the applicant):  Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words. Topic: How a post-secondary education will enable the applicant to make a positive contribution to Canadian society
  7. Two reference letters           

 

Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

Website: https://fcm.ca/en/about-fcm/awards/canadian-women-in-municipal-government-scholarship

Award: $1,000 

Application Deadline:  Opens Late October

Criteria:

  1. Female Canadian citizens currently enrolled in any year of study at a Canadian secondary school 
  2. In a 3 min video, tell us how you contribute to school activities related to student council or leadership
  3. Provide a written document with answers to three questions. Each answer should be 300 words or less.


DECEMBER  
 

Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.

Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 

 UBC Centennial Entrance Scholarships 

Website: https://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-canadian-students/entrance-award/

Award: up to $80,000 payable over four years. 

Application Deadline:  December 1.

Criteria: 

  1. A strong academic student who demonstartes a financial need
  2. Applicant must provide an essay describing personal, family and financial situation making it necessary to apply for this award.
  3. Application form
  4. A parent/guadian form and a reference form is required.
     

SFU Entrance Scholarships

Website: https://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/entrance/highschool.html

Award:  $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Application Deadline:  Early December​

Criteria:
 Grades in the 90% range or a minimum 31 International Baccalaureate points.

 

UNBC Entrance Scholarships- Excellence in Leadership 

Website: https://ssb.unbc.ca/ssb/bwyfagui.p_select_type

Award:  $6,000, renewable at $5,500 for up to three additional consecutive years.

Application Deadline:  October to January (multiple awards)

Criteria: 
Excellence through leadership in civic, athletic, philanthropic, and environmental fields.

 

4) Dalton Camp Award

Website: https://www.friends.ca/DCA

Award: up to $10,000

Deadline:  December 1

Criteria:
Creative Essay on the link between Democracy and the media in Canada.

 

5) The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Website: https://www.heerlaw.com/scholarship

Award: $2000

Approximate Deadline: Late December

Criteria:

  1. Must be attending university or set to attend directly after high school
  2. Must attach a business plan for their current or prospective business including an outline of intellectual property strategy

 

NOVEMBER



Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.

Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Website Link:  https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

Award Amount: $1,000 to $30,000

Approximate Deadline:  Early November and early February (multiple awards available through the website)

Criteria: 

  1. Canadian Indigenous person 
  2. Enrolled in an accredited institution for a university program, a trade or trade-related training, appreticeship or a technology program.


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Website Link: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/

Award Amount: Up tp $70,000
Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
$7,500 for living expenses per year (for up to a maximum of four years)

Application Deadline:  Early November

Criteria

  1. Demonstrated community leadership,
  2. Grade 12 student,
  3. Minimum overall grade average of 75% in grade 11.


House of Commons- PAGE program

Website: http://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/About-Prgm-e.html

Award: Pages are paid $16,587 in 26 equal payments over a 12-month period. In addition, a sum of $1,200 is paid at the end of the employment period.

Application Deadline:  Early November

Criteria: 

  1. Overall academic average of at least 80% in grade 12,
  2. Fluent in both official languages (evaluated by the House of Commons). 
  3.  Essay ( 500 words maximum) Topic: How you can contribute to the Page Program and how you will benefit from participating in the Program  
     

                                                     
OCTOBER

 

 Note: Most universities and colleges have Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries. Students should access the web sites for further information or seek information in the Career Center.

Award and scholarship values, name of Award, and deadlines may change throughout the year and it is the student’s responsibility to fully research this information.

 

French for the Future National Essay Contest 

Website Link: https://www.french-future.org/programs/essay-contest/

Award Amount: $1,000 - $12,000

Approximate Deadline:  October -December

Criteria:
Open to all legal residents of Canada who at the time of entry are enrolled in a Canadian high school in Grade 10, 11 or 12.

 

AES Engineering

Website Link: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.html

Award Amount: $500

Approximate Deadline: October

Criteria:
Students must submit an essay of between 500-1000 words, essay topic changes every year.

 

Grade 12 Essay Contest

Webiste Link: https://cewc.ca/contests/grade-12-essay-contest/

Award Amount: $500-$5000

Approximate deadline:  October

Criteria:

  1.  A legal resident of Canada
  2. A full-time Grade 12 student in a Canadian high school for the entire Competition Period.

 

Loran Awards

Website link: http://www.loranscholar.ca/

Award Amount: up to $100,000

Approximate Deadline:  Early October

Criteria:
Minimum 85% average. Character, leadership, and community commitment.

IMPORTANT: Loran Scholar School-Sponsored Applications are due in early October.  To be considered as a school-sponsored applicant, students should contact their counsellor.  Please be aware that you need  your transcript, resume and reference letter in order to complete your application. 

 

5) Name: Horation Alger - Canadian Scholarships

Website Link: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/

Award Amount: $5000

Approximate Deadline:   Late October

*Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application. The Association will use one application to consider you for all programs for which you are eligible.

Criteria:

  1. Demonstrate financial need
  2. Involved in co-curricular and community service
  3. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
     

6) Name: Horation Alger - National Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Website Link: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/national-scholarships/

 Award Amount: $10, 000

Approximate Deadline:  Late October

Criteria: 

  1. Plan to enter university in the fall immediately after graduating
  2. Display integrity and perserverance in overcoming adversity.
  3. Minimum 65% average, prove financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities 
  4. Includes an all expenses paid trip to Washington, DC. 

 

Scholarship Databases:

ScholarshipsCanada.com is a database for students looking for scholarships, bursaries, grants and student awards. Students are matched to scholarships in our database using the information they provide in their profile. http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/

SmartScholar is a great scholarship research tool for students applying for post-secondary education. SmartScholar helps to make sure that when you get that offer from your dream college/university, you've already got the financials covered. http://www.smartscholar.com/

The Key to Scholarships - a program that provides steps for high school students to follow in order to simplify and facilitate the scholarship application writing process.

Scholarship Tips - a site to assist students with the scholarship exploration/application writing process.

 

Student Transcript Service

This service allows students to view school marks and transcripts and send transcripts electronically to post -secondary institutions and/or employers.

This is a mandatory step for students who have or plan to apply to a post -secondary institution. Completion of the Student Transcript Service (formerly called PSI selection), allows the BC Ministry of education to forward your transcript to the institution you have applied to.

To register for STS you will need:

* Personal Education Number(PEN)

* Full legal name

* Date of birth

* Email address

STEP 1:  Follow this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates

Step 2:  Students must register for a BC Government account, a BCeID. Follow the system prompts and register for STS. Finally, log in to StudentTranscripts Service using the BCeID.

Step 3:  Click Send/Order Your Transcripts

Step 4:  Click "I consent"

Step 5:  Click "Send Transcript"

Step 6:  Select the Post-secondary institution you are applying to (BC is the setting, but you can choose other provinces as well)

Step 7:  Click " move to list" using the top arrow

Step 8:  Click "go to next step"

Step 9:  Click "go to next step" again

Step 10:  Click "I have reviewed my order and course information"

Step 11:  Click "Add Order to Cart"

Step 12:  Click Submit  (or payment if required)  

From a student’s STS Dashboard, you can make post-secondary institution selections, view transcripts, view assessment results and send transcripts immediately.

You can also access this link and find other valuable information through EducationPlannerBC.ca

 

 

 

 

Career/Education Planning

 

If this sounds like a conversation you've had with an adult in your life, and you are wanting to figure it out, then here are some links to resources/tools that may be helpful.

Career Cruising - a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life. (To obtain username and password please see Mr. Johannson in the counselling centre.)

Education Planner - a resource that allows you to compare post-secondary programs in BC.

CanLearn - an interactive tool/resource designed to help individuals save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.

 

Handbook of PROCEDURES for the GRADUATION PROGRAM 2018/2019 http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/handbook_of_procedures.pdf

 

MAP of all post-secondary institutions in BC

 

Note: The information below is not a comprehensive list. It is meant as a means of assisting and supporting students with their search of post secondary institutions, entrance/admission requirements, application deadlines, scholarships, grants & bursaries, and USA admissions tests (SAT & PSAT). 

    

BC Post Secondary Institutions - Admission Requirements

Links

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Capilano College
Douglas College
Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD)
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
Langara College
Royal Roads University
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
Trinity Western University (TWU)
University of British Columbia (UBC)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) 
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Victoria (UVIC)
Vancouver Community College
Vancouver Island University
 

Canada Post Secondary Institutions - Admission Requirements

Carleton University
Dalhousie University
House of Commons Page Program (University of Ottawa)
The Kings University
Lakehead University (Ontario)
Laval University
McGill University
McMaster University
Queen's University
Ryerson University
Wilfred Laurier
Universite de Montreal
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
University of Winnipeg
York University

BC Post Secondary Institutions - Entrance Awards & Scholarships

BCIT
Capilano
Douglas
Emily Carr
Kwantlen
Royal Roads
SFU
TRU
TWU
UBC
UFV
UNBC
UVIC
 
 

Scholarships/Awards/Grants/Bursaries/Financial Aid

 
Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards
Abbotsford District Teachers' Association - contact ADTA 604.854.1946 - submission deadline April 15
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (Government of Canda)
AES Engineers Scholarships
Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEG) 
Awards for Canadians with Disabilities
BBPA National Scholarships
BCCPAC Educational Award
BCGEU Student Scholarships
BC Achievement Scholarships (New this Year)
BC Excellence Scholarships (New this year)
BC Hockey
BC Hydro Scholarships
BC Ministry of Education Scholarships
BC Ministry of Education Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
BC Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association
BC Region High School International Student Entrance Scholarship (UFV)
BC Retired Teachers' Association
BC Scholarships - database
BC School Sports Scholarships - database
BC School Superintendents' Association
BC Soccer Scholarships
BC Sports Hall of Fame Awards
BCIC Young Innovators
BMO Scholarships
Canada Student Loans & Grants Information
Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation
Coast Capital Savings Scholarships
Credit Union Foundation Scholarships
Dalton Camp Award
David C. Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarship 
District/Authority Scholarships see Mrs. Nyberg for deatils and application
Dupont Science Challenge Essay Scholarship
Envision Financial Education Award
 
French for the Future National Essay Contest 
Gaspard Keep Canada Green Scholarship
Girl Guides of Canada
Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship
Herbert H. Carneghie Future Aces Foundation
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Inspire Scholarships & Bursaries
Joint Diversity Scholarship
Kin Canada Bursaries
Loran Award
Maple Leaf Youth Awards
MENSA Canada Scholarship
Morehead-Cain Foundations
National Union of Public and General Employees
Otter Co-op Scholarship 
Overwaitea Food Group/UFCW Local 1518 Joint Diversity Scholarship
Pacific Leaders Scholarships for Public Servants
Passport to Education
PEO STAR Scholarship
Prospera Credit Union Educational Awards
RBC Royal Bank Scholarships
Scholarship Guidance - database
Scholarships Canada - database
School Finder Scholarships & Aid - database
Scotiabank Scholarships
Schulich Leaders Scholarships
Scouts Canada Foundation
Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of BC Scholarship
Softball BC
Softball Canada
StudentAwards - database
Student Scholarships (BC) - database
TD Canada Trust
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
The Catholic Womens' League of St. Ann's Parish - see Mr. Johannson in the Counselling Centre - submission deadline May 15
Top 20 Under 20 Program
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship
Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
TRIUMF High School Fellowship
UBC Bursary Program
University of Toronto National Book Award and Scholarship Program
Westminster Savings Youth in Action Awards
yconic - Students are matched to scholarships in our database from across Canada and the USA using the information students provide in their profile

USA Admissions Tests

SAT & PSAT
 

 

Reporting (Report Card)

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