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Post-Secondary 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 and/or Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre (room 120) or Ms. Solgaard in the Career Centre (room 117).


Bulletin Board

Welcome 2017 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.


Loran Scholar School-Sponsored Applications are due October 6, 2017. To be considered as a school-sponsored applicant, students must submit a Letter of Intent, with accompanying documentation (copy of report card, reference letters, etc.) to Mr. Smith by 3 PM on October 6, 2017. School-sponsored applicants will be contacted by Wednesday, October 11th.

*** Letter of Intent sample/template below near links.

Each Canadian high school may sponsor applications for up to three students, while each CEGEP may sponsor up to eight students. Please contact your guidance counsellor, teacher or school administrator to learn about the sponsorship selection process at your school. Your school contact will need to complete a short online sponsorship form before October 18th, 8:00 PM EST, and they will receive the link to complete this form once your application and your reference letter are finalized.

Our 21 regional committees review the sponsored applications in their area and invite shortlisted candidates (semi-finalists) to attend interviews in their region or province. These interviews are an opportunity for semi-finalists to connect with one another, meet the local leaders who serve as our regional interviewers and gain valuable interview experience.

After regional interviews, our committees invite 60-75 outstanding semi-finalists to attend national selections in Toronto in February. Our committees also grant provincial awards ($2,000 each) and honour citations to semi-finalists who distinguish themselves at the regional level. See link below for more inofrmation. 


UBC Important Update

Admission decisions are released on a rolling basis, and many students will have received an offer by now.

Maintaining offers of admission: All UBC offers of admission are conditional. Conditions required to maintain an offer of admission are outlined in each student's letter of admission. Our recent Admissions Blog post on this topic covers key points for students to consider in order to maintain their offer.

Deadline to accept an offer of admission: The deadline to accept an offer of admission is June 1. However, deadlines may vary by program, and students should refer to the date specified in their admission letter. Offers can be accepted through the Student Service Centre. 

Scholarship announcements: Students can expect notifications for the Major Entrance Scholarship, and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award by April 28. 

Supporting students through their next steps: Students admitted to the Okanagan campus can connect with Student Services for assistance with next steps, such as course registration, course planning, and finances.Students who have been admitted and accepted their offer to the Vancouver campus will be assigned an Enrolment Services Professional (ESP). ESPs are general campus advisors that help students access financial, academic, and health resources. Students can expect an email from their ESP starting May 8. 

Summer programs for Aboriginal students: Aboriginal Programs and Services on UBC's Okanagan campus is hosting two summer programs: Indigenous Summer Scholar Camp (ages 12–14) and Indigenous Summer Leadership Camp (ages 15–17). Both programs are free, including food, accommodation, and programming. Travel to the program is not covered. The deadline to apply is June 2.

The UBC Summer Science program: The UBC Summer Science program on the Vancouver campus is a one-week cultural, health, and science program for Aboriginal youth going into Grades 9–12. The cost of this program is $200, not including travel. Bursaries for the program costs are available. The deadline to apply for this program is May 1. 


Summer program deadline: UBC offers high school students the opportunity to experience the university setting on the Vancouver campus with two-week summer programs: Future Global Leaders and Experience University Life. The deadline to apply for Canadian students is April 30, and the deadline for international students is June 30

Campus tours: We continue to offer weekly campus tours on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, and are able to accommodate school group tours. You can also learn more about programs, services, and spaces available for Aboriginal students on our Vancouver campus. Please connect with Chloe Erlendson, at, to arrange a tour for Aboriginal students. 



Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary - The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division offers the Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary to a couple of BC students under 20 years of age, who are pursuing post-secondary education or training. The bursary honours the legacy of Janice Lee, an 18-year-old who struggled with depression and anxiety and died by suicide in 2006. The bursary is offered to students who have lived experience of a mental health or substance use issue and will be pursuing post-secondary education or training the following year. It is unique in its focus on the strength and resilience youth face, rather than an emphasis on academic success and achievements. More information can be found here: The deadline for applications to be submitted is May 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm.



ONLINE POST SECONDARY INSTITUTION (PSI) SELECTIONS for STUDENTS - The online PSI Selections Form is now available for students graduating in the 2016/17 school year. This online form should only be submitted by Grade 12 students who expect to graduate this school year and are applying to a PSI for September 2017 admission. Students may make their PSI Selections between October 9th and July 15th. If students select BC Electronic PSIs and/or OUAC by May 1, their transcript information will also be forwarded automatically in late July. Note: Students who select University of Alberta and/or University of Calgary in Section 3 will also have their interim transcript provided to this PSI. Grade 12 students can complete the online PSI Selections form at:

The following two points address the submission deadlines associated with this form:

1) Interim transcript information will be forwarded to BC Electronic PSIs and the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) in early-May if students submit these Section 1 selections by May 1.

2) Final transcript information will be forwarded by July 30 to all PSIs selected from Sections 1, 2 and 3. Students must complete the PSI Selections Form by July 15.



Grad Planner 2016/17 - The Grad Planner explains what's required to graduate and where you have choices in the graduation journey. It also covers exams, scholarships, funding and links to web sites with helpful information.



BC Dogwood Planner - The companion document for the Grad Planner 2016/17 (above) which is meant to be read alongside the Grad Planner. This booklet helps students find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).



Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship: The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.

Application: Complete the application package (PDF), including the written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2017, to:

Provincial Scholarships Program
Ministry of Education
PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2017



BC Achievement Scholarships - For the 2016/17 school year, 3000 top B.C. graduates with the highest cumulative average based on courses required for graduation (both required and elective)  are eligible to receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy graduation program requirements (including elective courses). Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding the BC Achievement Scholarship.



Pathway to Teaching Scholarship - The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Each recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use towards tuition in their teaching program at a designated BC post-secondary institution. A student cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship. 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.



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.


Career/Education Planning

Adult: Have you thought about what you're going to do when you graduate?

Student: Thought? 

Adult: Yeah. Like a job? A career? University? College?

Student: I dunno.

Adult: Well, you better figure it out. Soon.

Student: Yeah, thanks.

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.

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.

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


Handbook of PROCEDURES for the GRADUATION PROGRAM 2016/2017


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


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

Emily Carr
Royal Roads

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
Fraser Valley Secondary Schools' Athletic Association Student Scholarship - see Mr. Mitchell (PE Dept.) or Mr. Johannson (Counselling Centre) for further information and/or an application - submission deadline April 30
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