The BC Ministry Excellence Scholarships ***NOMINATION PROCESS CHANGE***
Earl Marriott is allowed to nominate ONE candidate. If you seek a nomination, please do the following...
- Complete ALL SECTIONS from the BC Excellence Scholarship Application Package.
- Submit a HARD Copy to Mr. Krembenios's mailbox in the office by Friday, February 26th, 3:30 PM PST.
SASSY AWARDS 2016
The Semiahmoo Rotary Club is proud to announce the 6th Annual SASSY Awards. SASSY stands for “Service Above Self” Surrey Youth, incorporating Rotary’s motto. The awards aim to recognize, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of youth who exemplify the ideals of Rotary by making a positive impact in our community and around the world.
Nominations are now being accepted in 7 categories for youth aged 15 to 21 living and/or studying in Surrey or White Rock. The awards will be presented as part of an awards show on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Surrey Arts Centre.
Each Award Recipient will receive:
- $1,000 scholarship
- $500 donation to the charity of their choice
- SASSY trophy
- 3 tickets to the SASSY Awards Show and VIP reception
More information is available at: sassyawardssurrey.ca
All nomination/applications must be received by Semiahmoo Rotary Club (White Rock) no later than Friday March 11, 2016 (11:59PM) for email submission or must be post marked March 8, 2016 if submitting by mail.
UBC's online application is now closed for most programs. It's time for us to start making admissions decisions for the 39,511 applications we received this year.
Self-reporting: February 22-April 11
Students will receive an email from UBC outlining what they need to self-report:
- Students in a semestered curriculum should self-report right away as they will have all the documentation they need.
Offers of admission are rolling, so your students should self-report as soon as they have the necessary documentation ready. IB Diploma students are not required to self-report.
UBC advisors are happy to answer student questions about self-reporting on our Facebook page.
English Language Admission Standard (ELAS)
There are several ways for students to meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard. The most common ways are:
- Completing three years of a full-time English curriculum in Canada.
- Completing four years of a full-time English curriculum outside Canada.
- Achieving a minimum score on an English language proficiency test.
Students must submit their required ELAS documentation by March 15.
BCom undergrad encourages Aboriginal students to study Business
BCom undergrad Althea Wishloff is working in BC's Aboriginal communities to actively promote business education as an exciting option for Aboriginal students.
Learn more about Althea's successes at UBC's Sauder School of Business, and about her mentorship of younger students by reading her story.
Feel free to contact us with your questions.
SCHOOL, DISTRICT & MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIPS
Earl Marriott Scholarships & Bursaries
WHAT NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED?
- Online Application (Google Doc Form)
- Statement of Activities (submitted electronically to email@example.com)
- Personal Descriptor (ONLY for students that are applying for a bursary)
For further information & details, click here.
DEADLINE: MONDAY APRIL 4TH @ 3:30 PM
Ministry District/Authority Awards
District/Authority Awards are $1,250.00 awards intended to reward students for excellence in non-academic fields. These scholarships are meant to assist in tuition for furthering students' post secondary education.
DEADLINE: MONDAY APRIL 4TH @ 3:30 PM PST IN THE COUNSELLING AREA
Surrey Schools is pleased to offer a number of scholarship and bursary opportunities to its graduates, called Partners36 Scholarships. They are made possible through the contributions of individuals, corporations and community service organizations.
Students attending a district secondary school or learning centres are eligible. See the full eligibility requirements below.
Completed applications must be submitted by hand (not email) to Ms. Domingo's office in the Counselling area. For any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Krembenios firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is April 15th, 2015 @ 3:30 PM PST.
For more information and a list of available scholarships click here.
Also, please note, the North Surrey Lions scholarship application has changed significantly and will be updated in the next few days.
***PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE WILL RETRIEVE THE TRANSCRIPTS OF SELECTED CANDIDATES***
International Education Scholarships and Awards
Applications are now open for four new Ministry of Education international education awards and scholarships.
The awards promote intercultural knowledge in support of BC’s new education curriculum. The awards also contribute to accomplishing the goals of the B.C.’s International Education Strategy (PDF), increasing the two-way flow of students, teachers and ideas between British Columbia and the world.
The new awards include funding for
- groups of British Columbia students and for individual teachers to study abroad
- international, high-school level and international post-secondary level students to study in British Columbia, and
- British Columbia students to study Chinese.
The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) is a partner in the administration of all four awards. BCCIE will receive and evaluate award applications and distribute awards to successful applicants.
BC Sports Scholarships
1. BCSS ZONE SCHOLARSHIPS 2015/2016 14 Scholarships of $500 each
Applicants must have competed in at least one BCSS approved sport during grade 12. They must be enrolled in a B.C. School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.
Application due date is Monday May 16th, 2016
2. DAVE GIFFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 1 Scholarship - Male for $1,000, 1 Scholarship - Female for $1,000
Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the BCSS Honour Award in 1992. He was a teacher and Administrator in Vancouver, and died in 1992. In his honour, this scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete.
Applicants must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarship. (Please DO NOT complete two applications)
Application due date is Monday May 16th, 2016
3. 2015/2016 BERT & GRETA QUARTERMAINE BADMINTON 6 scholarships, $1,000 each
BC School Sports is pleased to advise that the Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship fund will be increasing the available scholarships this year.
This year, there will be six scholarships of $1,000 each that will be awarded to three male and three female student-athletes enrolled in member schools.
Consideration will be give to an applicant's participation in badminton for a school team, their volunteerism and involvement in their community.
Scholarship deadline is May 11th, 2016
The Fraser Valley Secondary Schools’ Athletic Association Scholarship
The Selection Committee, in assessing the merits of nominees, will be looking for candidates who have participated in one of the sports recognized by the F.V.S.S.A.A. or who have provided support to one of these sports programs through Coaching or in a support role. They will also be looking for candidates who have shown strong Community service, have excellent Academic skills, and who plan to pursue a sport science through a post secondary institution, and the ability to serve, work with, and lead others.
To be eligible, a candidate must: a) have attended Grade 12 at a Secondary School in the districts represented by the F.V.S.S.A.A. during the year of application; b) be qualified to enter the first year of a program leading to a Bachelor's degree in the area of physical education or sports science; c) rank academically in the top quarter of students in his/her graduating class. 4. Basis of Selection The winner is selected on the basis of: a) leadership in and service to his/her school and/or the community; b) participation and achievement in student athletics and activities; c) academic achievement and promise; d) character and personal qualities including a positive attitude as a student/athlete.
Deadline is April 15th, 2016
BC Secondary Schools Rugby Union Scholarships
Up to ten (10) scholarships will be offered in 2016. All are valued at $750.00.
Scholarships shall be awarded to graduating students proceeding to a full-time program of studies at an accredited Canadian university or college.
Candidates must demonstrate:
- excellence in rugby;
- strong scholastic achievement; and
- proven character, citizenship and leadership.
In addition to meeting the requirement of scholastic achievement, they will have been leaders within their school and/or community and have made a valued contribution to their school rugby program, though not necessarily have been selected for representative teams at the zone, provincial or national level.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT EMS SCHOLARSHIP DATES
February 23rd – First RBC Scholarship Deadline
February 28th - Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship
February 28th – BCCPAC Award
February 28th – Explore French Immersion Bursary Program
February 28th – Stacey Levitt Memorial Award
February 29th – BCGEU Scholarship Program
February 29th - Chinese Government Scholarship Program
March 4th - The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship
March 11th – Student on Ice Deadline
March 14th - RE/MAX Western Canada Quest for Excellence
May 23rd - B. Davis Scholarship
April 4th - EMS Scholarships AND District/Authority Scholarships DEADLINE
Please stay tuned by following @gradEMS for hourly/daily/weekly/monthly updates
EARL MARRIOTT MEETINGS
Triumf High School Fellowship
The position may also include active research with one of the many research teams and may involve physics, chemistry, computer science, or engineering. Students will learn new skills by being assigned to specific tasks or projects. The student must be nominated by their school.
EMS SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following…
I. Personal Essay Max. 500 words / 2 pages Provide an essay in letter format and address it to the members of the TRIUMF High School Fellowship Committee. This is an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the other nominees by providing the Committee with information that is not on your resume or in your letters of reference. Discuss who you are as a person, your interest in the fellowship, what you would like to gain from the experience and how it will help you in your education and career path. Describe your academic goals and the topics in physics that interest you and why; and the career that you intend to pursue, the goals and the path you intend to follow to achieve them. Include relevant experiences such as working on a team and hands on building, software coding, electronics experience or other such experience. Please also describe what you hope to get out of the High School Fellowship.
II. Resume The resume will provide an introduction to and outline of your academic and non-academic experience and achievements. Include any special school-based or extracurricular programs, courses and exams taken, workshops and events attended, nonacademic awards received, paid or volunteer work (please specify amount of volunteer time), and any other relevant experiences. List memberships in clubs, societies, and associations both in and out of school. Identify any computer programming or technical skills or other special skills. Identify any science fairs you have participated in at the school, district, regional and/or national levels. List all academic awards received, or won through competition in grade 11 and 12. Include scholarships, prizes and bursaries, etc. Do not include awards for which you have applied for, but not received. List all science and mathematics courses in-progress or completed but not yet available on your transcripts. Indicate if a course is an International Baccalaureate (IB) program or if it is an Advanced Placement (AP) course. If the course is completed, please provide the final grade. If an interim mark is available, please list as “In Progress” and the interim period (e.g. winter).
Upon completion, please attach a PDF copy of your I.Personal Essay and II. Resume to email@example.com with the subject: Re: Triumf Nomination by
Monday, February 22nd @ 3:35 PM PST.
For more information click here
KPU ABORIGINAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000
a) must be a student enrolling at KPU for the first time
b) must identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis or Inuit
c) must satisfy one of the following academic requirements:
- an 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
d) must demonstrate leadership, community involvement and volunteerism
a) enrolling in any KPU program
b) registration in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits per semester
c) required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for the duration of the award period
Value & Quantity
Fall Semester Intake:
a) 2 awards
b) $5000 per student
Spring Semester Intake:
a) 1 award
b) $5000 per student
*application deadline: April 11, 2016
Keep Canada Green Contest
At Gaspard, we are proud of our Canadian heritage. We are also extremely proud of our Canadian youth. After all, what good is a great country without bright and ambitious young contributors to help nurture and grow its magical legacy?
Gaspard is once again hosting a cross-Canada online scholarship contest worthy of the imagination and intelligence of our environmentally savvy students. It is our way to help you succeed and to contribute to a happier and healthier world.
Keeping Canada Green is not about pointing fingers at the world. It’s about each of us making a difference in our own unique and special way, one step at a time, through empathy, knowledge, commitment and resolve!
Armed with education, foresight and passion; we believe our Canadian youth can change the world. Let’s do this!
RBC Royal Bank Scholarships
We recognize it takes a combination of both hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goals. That’s why we’ve developed a diverse set of scholarship programs worth over $500,000 a year to help address the critical need for student funding across Canada. Please review the chart below to see which scholarship is right for you.
Deadlines vary beginning February 23rd, 2016
The Scholarship Committee of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier
The Scholarship Committee of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is an administrative body that annually grants scholarships to women with a desire to begin training in culinary, beverage or hospitality fields, and to women already skilled in these fields who seek to refine or further their expertise at an educational institution/course of their choice.
All scholarships are awarded based on merit, ability, commitment and passion, and may range in value between $300 and $2000 depending on funds available, program requirements and approved applicants. Each application is reviewed and evaluated by the scholarship committee composed of Les Dames members.
Applications are accepted until February 28th each year and are awarded in April. Applicants must be B.C. residents.
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils Educational Award (student)
The BCCPAC Educational Award is granted annually to a well-rounded student in Grade 12 who is involved and interested in many things and has an understanding of the importance of parent involvement in education. The student must be from a school that has a PAC that is a member of BCCPAC. The following must be submitted:
- Complete the BC Educational Award application showing specific plans as to immediate future academic, technical, or vocational education or training studies.
- Prepare a 300 to 500 word essay, on the value of parent involvement in education, with reference to Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs), and/or BCCPAC.
- Include a cover letter with information about interests and evidence of good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, and community service.
- Include two letters of reference: one from an educator, and one from a community member, but not a relative of the applicant. The references should comment on the applicant's good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, and community service.
- Provide copies of Grade 11 and Grade 12 report cards or transcripts to date.
Important: Children of current BCCPAC board members, staff, or contractors are not eligible to apply for this award.
This provincial award is in the amount $1000.
Completed applications must be received by the BCCPAC office by February 28th each year.
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award
The Levitt family awards each year's selected recipient $2,500 in funding to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put towards an educational endeavour, engagement in sports, or investment in a travel experience – all pursuits that would have resonated with Stacey. Award recipients are expected to write a reflection on the impact of the funding on their life, due within one year of the distribution of funds.
Parachute is now accepting applications for the 2016 Stacey Levitt Memorial Award. Applications will be accepted until February 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced at the end of April 2016. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be currently enrolled in a Canadian secondary school.
Explore French Immersion Bursary Program
Explore is a five-week intensive French-immersion bursary program that is offered during the spring or summer for people with any skill level in French. Explore participants are awarded a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. You will discover another region of Canada while learning French in classes adapted to your language level. Through classroom instructions, workshops, sociocultural activities, and field trips, you will not only improve your language skills, but discover the culture of a new region as well, all while exploring, meeting new people from across the country, and exchanging ideas in a stimulating environment perfect for learning the French language. Experience something new and discover your country and your strengths through Explore!
Deadline is February 28th, 2016
BCGEU Scholarship Program
Annually, The BCGEU offers $45,000 in scholarship awards for students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff ($3,000 to full time students and $2,000 to part time students).
DEADLINE: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
NOTE: Late applications will not be considered.
Huron University College Rewards
Huron University College rewards academic excellence and provides a number of automatic scholarships as well as scholarships that require an application.
Huron guarantees a scholarship to any Canadian secondary school applicant with a final admission average of 80% or higher.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program was established in 2002. This Program is supported by donations of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) and by the generous contributions from the Algar family, Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo) and MED-El. We encourage applicants to review the eligibility criteria before applying to the CHHA Scholarship Program.
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 scholarship application form is now available online, with a deadline of March 4, 2016 at 3 pm (EST). Please use the "Apply Now!" button below to access the application:
Student's On Ice Scholarship
Students on Ice offers many different scholarships to participate on our expeditions. The majority of these scholarships support high school students travelling on our Arctic expeditions, though there are several scholarships for high school students wishing to participate on our Antarctic expeditions as well. All of our scholarships are offered by our partner organizations; these partners fund scholarships with specific criteria, and many also have supplementary questions that applicants need to answer. Please read the section below to understand how to apply for our scholarships and note the application deadline for this year.
How to Apply for a Scholarship:
Students can apply for a scholarship at any time. All you need to do is fill out and submit our online Student Application Form and follow the specific instructions below.
Please note that if you are not selected to receive a scholarship, you can secure a spot on the expedition only by fundraising or paying for the expedition fee.
Currently, 40 scholarships are available for the Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition, and these are made possible through the generous support of our partners. Students can apply for a scholarship through our online application form. In the “Paying the Expedition Fee: Self-financing, Fundraising, & Scholarships” section of the form, be sure to check off that you will apply for a scholarship. This will allow us to enter your application into various pools if you are eligible for different scholarships. If you entered into a specific scholarship pool, you will receive an email notice informing you of any additional requirements that are needed to complete your application.
Unless otherwise specified, all scholarship applications for the 2016 Arctic Expedition are due on March 11, 2016 at 5pm EST.
MORE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Art Institute Scholarships
Through a range of competitions and other opportunities, The Art Institute is offering over $135 million in full and partial scholarships to new and current students in the 2015-2016 school year. They also offer a variety of financial resources to help qualified students meet their costs. Their dedicated Student Financial Aid Officers will help you explore all your options-including grants, loans, and scholarships-as you start on your journey toward bringing your ideas to life.
Use the links below to learn more about grant and scholarship opportunities:
PSI Selections Form
Are you planning on attending Post-Secondary next year? If so, your transcripts can be sent to various universities, colleges and institutes using the Student Secure Web on the BC Government website.
Prior to graduation, you can indicate which institutions you plan to apply to and have your transcripts sent electronically to them. Complete the Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections form using Student Secure Web. PLEASE NOTE, THAT POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS MAY STILL ASK YOU TO SEND THEM TRANSCRIPTS SEPARATELY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS!
Students access the online PSI Selections form from the Student Secure Web at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/. Schools do not have access to this site. This is a personal document that requires students to provide authorization for the ministry to release their information to outside institutions.
University of Guelph National Scholarship Program
These 12 scholarships are considered the University of Guelph's most prestigious undergraduate awards. Students with an outstanding academic record, who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities, who have demonstrated innovative and unique approaches to implementing change and/or bringing about improvements to life, and who demonstrate the greatest potential to be future leaders are invited to apply.
These scholarships will be allocated as:
- President's Scholarships
- Lincoln Alexander Scholarships
- David Mirvish Chancellor's Scholarship
- Chancellor's Scholarship
You are eligible to apply if you:
- Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
- Are entering the first semester of any degree program at the University of Guelph or the University of Guelph-Humber;
- Have not previously attended a post-secondary institution;
- Have at least a 90% admission average;
- Have made significant leadership contributions to your school and/or community.
Student Application Deadline: January 25, 2016 11:59 pm (EST)
Reference Letters Deadline: February 1, 2016 11:59 pm (EST)
This application will be available beginning December 1, 2015
Quest University Canada
Some Important Dates and Deadlines:
The Recommended Application Deadline is February 1, 2016 – we recommend students complete their Admissions application by February 1 due to the limited number of spots available for the Fall 2016 class. We will review applications after this date if space is available.
The Scholarship Deadline is March 1, 2016 – a student’s Admissions application must be complete before applying for scholarships. If a student is applying for both scholarships and financial aid, these applications must be submitted at the same time. After March 1, students are only eligible to apply for need-based financial aid. Students are reviewed only once for scholarship and/or financial aid.The majority of our students receive some form of scholarships or financial aid to offset the cost of tuition.
The Enrolment Confirmation Deadline is May 1, 2016. Students must confirm their enrolment by this date.
Counsellor Visits to Quest:
The best way to learn about Quest is to experience it. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit us, we encourage you to do so. We now offer travel grants for high school counsellors and educators who would like to attend an on-campus Preview Day. The upcoming dates are: October 17, November 14, December 5, February 13, and March 12.
Click here to learn more and register.
B. Davis Scholarship ($1,000)
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2016.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
The deadline for applications is May 23, 2016
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Post Secondary Institutions of British Columbia (NEW WEBSITE)
PSI-BC is pleased to announce the launch a new “Public” website that gives counsellors, parents and students easier access to basic information on all our member institutions.
Please check out this new “public” website at: www.psibcinfo.com
The new “public” website is being developed as a central resource where students, and parents, can more easily find and/or access key information. It’s also mobile friendly.
You will also find COMMUNITY EVENTS and CAMPUS EVENTS & UPDATES pages that will list Open Houses, Information Sessions and any other events or major news items that you and your students and parents might want to know about; the website will provide basic information that is linked to institutional websites.
Dartmouth Undergraduate Science Essay Competition
The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science is sponsoring an international science essay competition for high school students.
By providing an interdisciplinary forum for sharing undergraduate research, the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science highlights the important and exciting work being done by Dartmouth students and faculty. Through the international science essay competition, the undergraduate editorial board seeks to include a broader array of voices in exploring the recent effects and future promise of science in our society. A complete explanation of the contest, along with rules for participation, can be found online.
RE/MAX Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary ($1,000)
RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.
This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca > about RE/MAX > In the Community > Quest for Excellence.
2016 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 14, 2015 until midnight March 14, 2016. Only online entries will be accepted.
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