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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.


Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In January 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) 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, 2019

 

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, 2019

 

3) Schulich Leader Scholarships

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

Nomination Deadline: January 30, 2019 (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, 2019. 

 

Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2019
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, 2019

 

 

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, 2019

 

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, 2019

 

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, 2019

 

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, 2019

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In December 2018 
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, 2018

 

2) UBC Centennial Entrance Scholarships 

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

Application Deadline: December 01, 2018


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, 2018


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, 2018

 

5) UNBC Entrance Scholarships- Excellence in Leadership 

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

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018


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, 2018

 

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, 2018

 

8) The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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

Award: $2000

Criteria: Must be attending university during 2018-2019 school year.                 - Must attach a business plan for their current or prospective business. ​​

Approximate Deadline: December 31, 2018

 

 

Upcoming Scholarships
                                                               Deadline In November 2018 
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, 2018

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

Approximate NEW Deadline: November 30, 2018

 

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)

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 2018 

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 21,2018

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 06,2018

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 9, 2018

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 9,2018

Award Amount: up to $100,000

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

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

 

5) Name: Horation Alger - Canadian Scholarships

Approximate Deadline: Oct 25, 2018

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

 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.

 

 

IMPORTANT: Loran Scholar School-Sponsored Applications are due October 9, 2018. 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 or Mrs. Dosanjh by 3 PM on October 9, 2017. School-sponsored applicants will be contacted by Monday, October 15th.

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

 

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