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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, Mrs. Dosanjh and/or Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre (room 120) or Ms. Solgaard in the Career Centre (room 117).

 

Bulletin Board

Welcome 2019 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.


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 October 31.  See Mrs. Nyberg in the counselling centre with questions.

The Application link: https://forms.gle/7xRpsV5TMG6xD7m86 - sign in using your learn34 account

The district link: https://www.abbyschools.ca/resources/students/scholarships-bursaries

Upcoming Scholarships

                                                               Deadline In May 2020 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:

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.

 

1) Diversity Scholarship

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

Award: Ten $1000 scholarships

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

Applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their in their community and are going to be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution within the province of BC in the fall

Deadline: May 1, 2020 

 

2) 2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Website: https://www.bcgeu.ca/2019_bcgeu_scholarships

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and
A current or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible educational institution[2]in 2019.

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.

Deadline: May 5, 2020 

 

3) BC DAIRY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Award: Two $1000 scholarships

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

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.

• 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. • Letter from a school administrator (or his/her designate) certifying candidate’s school spirit, healthy lifestyle, and community involvement. • Letter from the school coach/athletic director certifying candidate’s school spirit, healthy lifestyle, community involvement, and athletic ability; and • Transcript of grades showing percentages for all grade ten, eleven and twelve courses completed, as well as interim percentages for all courses in progress

Deadline: May 6, 2020 

 

4) BERT & GRETA QUARTERMAINE Badminton Scholarship

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

Award: Six $1000 scholarships

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

• Have played badminton for a BC School Sports member school • Demonstrate leadership and volunteerism within their school or community • Plan to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary school • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident.

Deadline: May 6, 2020

 

5) BC school sports Scholarship

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

Award: Two scholarships for $1,500

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

Applicants must have competed in at least one (1) BCSS approved sport during grade 12. They must be enrolled in a BC School and must be 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 approved sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.

Deadline: May 6, 2020

 

6) MCO Scholarship

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

Award: $500

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

 They must be enrolled in a BC School and must be graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College.

- Write an essay of less than 650 words.

Deadline: May 15, 2020 

 

7) B.Davis Scholarship

Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Award: $1000 

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Deadline: May 24, 2020

 

8) ST. Ann's CWL Bursary

Website: See Mrs. Dosanjh for the application form. 

Award: Two $1000 bursaries

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

 They must be enrolled in a BC School and must be graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College.

- Must attend St. Ann's church.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

 

9) 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

Criteria:To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

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

Deadline: May 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In April 2020 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:

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.

 


1) Youth Get It Education Award 

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

Award: $3500

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

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 graduate from high school during the 2019/20 school year, 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 2020/2021 school year; 5. You have not previously received a Youth Get It™ Education Award.

Deadline: April 9, 2020 (Please bring your completed application to the counselling office by Tuesday, April 9,2020).

 

2)CAR CAREER BC EDUCATION GRANT

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

Award: From $500 to $2,500.

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

The Foundation awards CarCareerBC education grants to eligible students in BC who wish to pursue post-secondary education or training leading to a career in the automotive industry.

Deadline: April 12, 2020.

 

3) British Columbia Secondary School Music Program Award

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

Award: Five $500.00

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

- 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). Please include a list of all extra-curricular activities
- A good quality MP3 or CD recording containing two (2) contrasting selections, with or without live or recorded accompaniment (max time: 10 minutes).
- 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. 

Deadline: April 15, 2020.

 

4) EFMABC Bursaries

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

Award: five $1,000.00 bursaries

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

Secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post secondary educational institution in the 2019/2020 term. 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).

Deadline: April 27, 2020

 

5)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

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

1. 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.

2. 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. 

Deadline: April 30, 2020

 

6)BC Hockey scholarship

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

Award: $500 to $2,000

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

An individual in his or her graduating year of high school and 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.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

 

7) BC Arts Council Scholarship Program

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

Award:  up to $6,000

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

-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, are eligible to apply. Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible

Deadline: April 30, 2020

 

8) AMC Insurance Scholarship

Website: https://amcinsurance.ca/

Award:  $500

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

1.  Grade 12 graduating student accepted/enrolled in a post-secondary institution leading to a Bachelor’s Degree

2.  Grade point average of 86% (A-) or higher.

3.  Community and school involvement, verified by a supervisor.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

 

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In March 2020 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:

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.

 

1) The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship 

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

Award: $2500

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must be:

School and community service, leadership
Initiating community development
Affecting positive change
Mentoring others
Personal development and growth
Good academic performance

Deadline: March 15, 2020

2) Jean Ciriani Scholarship for Communications

Website: http://bcsta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-2019-Jean-Ciriani-Scholarship-for-Communications-Package.pdf

Award: $1500

Criteria:  Students must have a high academic standing in communication subjects and express an interest in furthering their education in communications. Students must be graduating from a BC public school in the 2018-2019 school year. Students must submit a completed application in the required format on or before the application deadline. 

Deadline: March 4, 2020

3) Prospera Educational Awards Program

Website: https://www.prospera.ca/SharedContent/documents/Prospera-EAP-Fillable-Application-2019.pdf

Award: 35 awards of $1,000

Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following: • Be an entering or a 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 • Display a financial need • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher (for those currently attending post-secondary school)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

4) BC Hydro Power Pioneers

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

Award- 20 awards of $500

Criteria:  ○ Canadian citizens or permanent residents of BC, ○ Graduating from high school in June 2019, ○ Planning to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math or the trades for fall 2019. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS AWARD. 1. Completed application form (below), 2. 500 word essay of voluntary contributions you have made to your community, 3. Reference letter(s) from the community organization(s) you have worked with, 4. Reference letter from a teacher, counselor or principal at your school, 5. Confirmation of a passing grade, 6. Proof of age and citizenship or status. 7. Proof of post-secondary institution application. 

Deadline: March 31, 2020

 

5) Kwantlen Polytechnic University Entrance Scholarships

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

Award: THE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP - $20,000

THE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000 

THE INDIGENOUS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000 

Criteria:  a) enrolling at KPU in a four year program b) 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 c) demonstrated leadership, community involvement and volunteerism.

Deadline: March 28, 2020

 

6) RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Bursary Program

Website: http://www.remax-western.ca/blog/2019-quest-for-excellence-bursary-program-now-open/

Award: $1,000

Crieteria: High school students graduating in 2019 from British Columbia are encouraged to write an essay to convey the contributions they have made to enrich the lives of others and their communities through leadership, motivation, volunteering and participation in charitable events or fundraising.

Deadline: March 11, 2020

 

7) Daneen Skilling Scholarship for Studies in Occupational Health and Safety

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

Award: $2500

Criteria: Applications will be accepted from students enrolling in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in BC 
Applicants will submit an essay of 750 to 1,200 words explaining why workplace health and safety is important to them, and why they are pursuing this course of study.

Deadline: March 15, 2020.

 

8) Capilano Community Leadership Awards (CCLA)

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

Award: $2,500

Criteria: High school students who are entering the university with a strong academic standing, as well as leadership and volunteerism in the community.

Deadline:  March 1, 2020

9)  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

Criteria: High school graduates who demonstrate excellence in academics and show leadership in their school and community. Also, ​submit the following supporting documents: a. CAPX Essay b. CAPX Reference Letters c. Leadership Skills and Community and Campus Engagement Worksheet.

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In February 2020 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:

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.

 

1) BC Excellence Scholarships

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

Award: $5000

Criteria: -"B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark 
- "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)              - Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
- Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination 

Your application must include:

- Resume in the mandatory format
- Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
- 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 a Letter of Intent and a copy of their resume to Mrs. Dosanjh by 3 PM on January 30, 2020. You must confirm your nomination by having your school principal sign and date the BC Excellence Nomination Form (See Mrs. Dosanjh for the nomination form). 

 

Deadline: February 15, 2020.

 

2) 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. 

Criteria: 

  • Have at least a: 
    • "B" (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark 
    • "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)
  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination

 

Your application package must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which describes why you want to be a teacher

Deadline: February 15, 2020

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

 

3) Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards

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

Award: $28,000

Criteria: To be considered for the Award, applicants must meet be:

  • In good academic standing.
  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Students graduating from secondary (high) school
  • Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities (for which they have not been compensated).
  • Planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Applicants must provide three (3) referees and upload online an (un)official transcript detailing the applicant’s last two years of schooling.

Deadline: February 1, 2020

 

4) Kin Canada Bursary 

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

Award: $1000

Criteria: To be eligible you must:

1. Be a 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. 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 ) 4. Demonstrate high ideals, community involvement and knowledge of kin, and 5. Not have previously received a bursary from the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund.

 

Deadline: February 1, 2020

 

 

5) The British Columbia School Superintendents Association

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

Award: $1000

Criteria: To be eligible you must:

1. A completed application form 2. One page description of how your volunteer service has made a difference in the life or lives of others (450 word maximum) 3. Two letters of reference affirming how you have improved the quality of life for others through volunteer work and/or other activities 4. Demonstrated exemplary service and leadership by providing examples (two examples of service and two of leadership briefly described on a separate sheet) 5. Copy of the official school transcript of your grades to date 6. Proof of application/entry to post-secondary institution

Deadline: February 8, 2020

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In January 2020 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:

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.

 

1) Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists

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

Award: $1000

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

Deadline: Jan 5, 2020

 

2) STEAM Horizon Award

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

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

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

- 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);
- Have obtained, over the previous year of study, an academic average of 85% or higher;
- Be preparing to enroll in the Fall of 2019 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).

Deadline: Jan 16, 2020

 

3) Schulich Leader Scholarships

Website: http://www.schulichleaders.com/about?section=student

Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2020 (Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.)

To be nominated, students must submit a Letter of Intent and a copy of their resume to Mrs. Dosanjh by 3 PM on January 22, 2020. 

 

Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Criteria: Be entrepreneurial-minded and plan to enroll in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. 

Meet at least two of the following criteria: Academic excellence, leadership , Financial need. 

Not planning a career as a medical practitioner

Scholarship value: upto $100,000 . 

 

4) DB Perks & Lifesaving Society Scholarships

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

Award: Three Scholarships of $1000.00 each will be awarded each year.

Criteria: Nominees must be holders of current Lifesaving Society awards and be actively employed by a BC & Yukon Branch Affiliate as a lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor, part-time or full time. Nominees must also be pursuing post-secondary education in the subsequent school term at a university, college or vocational schoo

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

 

 

5) Mensa Canada Scholarship Program  

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

Award: $2,000 to $3,000. 

Criteria: To enter, applicants submit a 250-word essay describing their career goals and their efforts on the path to achieve those goals. 

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

 

6) Union Plus Scholarship Program

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

Award:  From $500 to $4,000

Criteria: At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent).

Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score.

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

 

7) David Lam/BC TEAL English Language Learner Scholarship

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

Award: valued at up to $3,000

Criteria: Must be a BC Grade 12 student who wishes to attend a BC post-secondary institution. 
- Documented English language coursework at the secondary level (Grades 9 to 12)
- Documented school or community service.                                 

   - A short description of the applicant’s life before coming to Canada.             

- A personal essay (original copy signed by the applicant):           a. Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words.
b. Topic: How a post-secondary education will enable the applicant to make a positive contribution to Canadian society.              

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

8) TCF Refugee Award

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

Award: valued at up to $3,000

Criteria:-  Entered Canada as a refugee                      -  Must be a BC Grade 12 student who wishes to attend a BC post-secondary institution. 
- Documented English language coursework at the secondary level (Grades 9 to 12)
- Documented school or community service.                                 

   - A short description of the applicant’s life before coming to Canada.             

- A personal essay (original copy signed by the applicant):           a. Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words.
b. Topic: How a post-secondary education will enable the applicant to make a positive contribution to Canadian society.              

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In December 2019 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:


 

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.

 

1) The Dalton Camp Award

Website: https://www.friends.ca/DCA

Award: up to $10,000

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

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019

 

2) UBC Centennial Entrance Scholarships 

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

Application Deadline: December 01, 2019


Criteria: A strong academic student who demonstartes a financial need.


Scholarship value: upto $40,000 payable over four years. 

 

3) SFU Entrance Scholarships

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

Application Deadline: December 03, 2019


Criteria: grades in the 90% range or have a minimum 31 International Baccalaureate points


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

 

4) House of Commons- PAGE program

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

Criteria: 

-  be graduating from high school                        - have obtained an overall academic average of at least 80% the previous year                     

 -be able to orally communicate fluently in both official languages, as evaluated by the House of Commons.                                                         

 - an essay about how you can contribute to the Page Program and how you will benefit from participating in the Program (500 words maximum, double-spaced);

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: December 03, 2019

 

5) UNBC Entrance Scholarships- Excellence in Leadership 

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

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019


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


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

 

6) Burger King Scholarships

Website: https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/

Award: $1,000 to $50,000 

Criteria: Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
Be passionate about serving the community, and
Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

 

7) Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship

Website: https://fcm.ca/home/awards/canadian-women-in-municipal-government-scholarship/eligibility.htm

Award: $1,000 

Criteria: The scholarship is open to female Canadian citizens currently enrolled in any year of study at a Canadian secondary school.

In a 3 min video, tell us how you contribute to school activities related to student council or leadership. 
Provide a written document with answers to three questions. Each answer should be 300 words or less

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

 

8) The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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

Award: $2000

Criteria: Must be attending university during 2019-2020 school year.                 

- Must attach a business plan for their current or prospective business. ​​

Approximate Deadline: December 31, 2019

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In November 2019 
Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:


 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.

 

1) Name: Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Approximate Deadline: November 1, 2019

Award Amount: $1,000 to $30,000

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

Criteria: Canadian Indigenous person • Enrolled in an accredited institution such as - An accredited education program - Trades or trade-related training

 

2) Name: TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Award Amount: 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)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

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

Criteria:

- Have demonstrated community leadership.                                          -  Are in the final year of high school.
- Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year.

 

 

                                                     Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In October 2019

Check out these scholarships you can apply for today:


 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.

 

1) Name: French for the Future National Essay Contest 

Approximate Deadline: Oct 02-Dec 20,2019

Award Amount: $1,000 - $12,000

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

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.

 

2) Name: AES Engineering

Approximate Deadline:Oct 06,2019

Award Amount: $500

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

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

 

3) Name: Grade 12 Essay Contest

Approximate deadline: Oct 15, 2019

Award Amount: $500-$5000

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

Criteria: To enter and be eligible to win, you must be a legal resident of Canada and enrolled as a full-time Grade 12 student in a Canadian high school for the entire Competition Period.

 

4) Name: Loran Awards

Approximate Deadline: Oct 8,2019

Award Amount: up to $100,000

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

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

IMPORTANT: Loran Scholar School-Sponsored Applications are due Tuesday, October 8, 2019. To be considered as a school-sponsored applicant, students must submit a Letter of Intent, with accompanying documentation (copy of your trascript, resume, 2 reference letters, printed copy of the completed application) to your counsellor by 2:30 PM on October 8, 2019. School-sponsored applicants will be contacted by Friday, October 11th.

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

 

5) Name: Horation Alger - Canadian Scholarships

Approximate Deadline: Oct 25, 2019

Award Amount: $5000

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

Criteria: Demonstrate financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

 

6) Name: Horation Alger - National Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Approximate Deadline: Oct 25,2019

 Award Amount: $10, 000

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

Criteria: Includes all expenses paid trip to Washington, DC. Minimum 65% average, prove financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.

 

 

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:

From a student’s STS Dashboard, 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
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

SAT & PSAT