October 2018 Grad Post-Secondary Scholarship Newsletter

GPS (Graduation, Post-Secondary, Scholarship) Meetings

Occurs the third Thursday of every month promptly beginning at lunch (location to be announced):

  1. October 18
  2. November 15
  3. December 20
  4. January 17
  5. February 21
  6. April 18
  7. May 16


Make a note to attend the Post-Secondary Info workshops/presentation held in the Career Centre. Learn about the programs offered, the application process and deadlines.

  1. October 15th - UVic Peter B. Gustavson School of Business @ 2.45 PM in the Career Centre
  2. October 16th - SFU @ 2.45 PM in the Career Centre
  3. October 24th - PSI BC (Post - Secondary Institutions of BC) Night @ 6.00 PM at Johnston Heights
  4. October 26th - UBC @ 2.45 PM in the Career Centre
  5. ***NEW*** November 7th - BCIT @ 2.45 PM in the Career Centre


  1. October 13th - 19th - Grad Photos (times vary between 9.00 AM to 9.30 PM depending not the day); check the school website
  2. October 15th - Brown, Cornell, Princeton & Yale Universities Info Session - 7.00 PM to 8.30 PM @ St. George's School (Vancouver)
  3. October 15th - Grade 12 Assembly @ lunch in the Theatre
  4. October 21st - Study and Go Abroad Fairs between 12 PM to 5.00 PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre East
  5. October 25th - Horatio Alger of Canada Scholarship deadline
  6. October 25th & 26th - Grad Friendship Photos (4.30 PM to 8.30 PM)
  7. ***NEW*** October 31st - Violet Richardson Award
  8. November 1st - 2019 School Sponsored Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship applications due by 3.30 PM to Ms. Domingo


Language challenges are available for six languages (French/Spanish/Mandarin/Japanese/Korean/Punjabi). Exams are held in January 2019.

The purpose is to permit students to obtain credit for a Grade 11 or 12 course. Students must be able to give strong and compelling evidence that they will succeed in the challenge. The deadline to apply is October 30th to Mr. Szutu.


Teen Mindfulness (Ages 13 - 17)
This free six week program uses Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to support individuals with mild-to-moderate anxiety. Fall 2018 program locations, session dates and times are listed below:

Tong Louie YMCA, 57th Ave, Surrey
Wednesdays: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Oct 24 – Dec 5
Intake Session – October 17th @ 4:30 pm

This program is for any teens who are experiencing mild-moderate symptoms of anxiety and may benefit from learning how to manage those feeling and emotions. To attend the group they will need to register for an info session by emailing


Sat., Nov. 17

10.00 AM to 4.00 PM

SFU Burnaby

8888 University Drive, Burnaby

Tickets ($25) go on sale Oct. 19.

MedConnect is a student conference connecting tomorrow’s health care professionals with today’s. In a one-day conference, attendees will learn from physicians and other health professionals, engage in workshops to immerse themselves in the medical world and receive invaluable insight from current medical students. This event aims to educate and inspire students curious about a career in medicine, providing a strong foundation for future studies and ventures.


Interested in Science? If you're a Grade 10 to 12 student who is enthusiastic about scientific research and lab work and interested in learning about careers related to biotechnology, you may want to apply for the upcoming Biotechnology Awareness Program held at BCIT.

Workshop A is December 10 to 14, 2018.

There is a $212 fee. This covers the cost of lab materials & supplies. Applications are on a first come, first serve basis, so apply early. The final deadline to submit a completed application form to the Career Centre is October 29.




Chan Centre for Family Health Education, BC Children's Hospital

Explore careers in medicine and the other health sciences. Participants will hear an inspiring keynote lecture, take part in interactive workshops and join in discussion with a panel of health care professionals and academics.

JH can only select 2 students to attend. Make your interest known to Ms. Tuey before Monday, October 29th.


Monday, Oct. 15th 2018 at 7-8:30pm

4175 West 29th Avenue

Vancouver, BC

Admissions representatives from each school will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Registration is required at: . Bring your friends and family.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Friday, Oct. 19th 2018 at 11am-3pm

8771 Lansdowne Road

Richmond, BC

A Great Use of Your Pro-D Day!

Don't miss this event if you're interested in KPU Design programs especially, but all programs will be represented. Register here.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Don't miss this opportunity to start planning to study or travel abroad. Learn about university and college programs, scholarships, travel and volunteer opportunities in over 100 countries worldwide! Pre-registration not required but strongly suggested here.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fair Times: 1 PM - 5 PM

Free Seminars: 12 noon - 5 PM


East Ballroom at Convention Level

Vancouver Convention Centre

999 Canada Place, Vancouver


Wednesday, Oct. 24th 2018 at 6-8pm

15350 99 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Take this opportunity to ask representatives from various BC post-secondary schools about programs, admissions, accommodations and scholarships. Some of the schools presenting are:

KPU, SFU, VCC, UNBC, Douglas College, TWU, VIU, UVic, UFV, TRU, Langara College, Capilano Univeristy, Corpus Christi College, Fairleigh Dickinson University

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


October 24, 2018

3.00 - 6.00 PM


You are invited to Vancouver Community College's fall open house!!!

We will be opening the doors to our Broadway campus for an afternoon of free presentations, demonstrations, and entertainment.

Browse over 120 programs, explore the campus, meet students, and talk to instructors about programs in arts, sciences, certified trades, university transfer and more.

The event is free and open to the public.


BC's only provider of Respiratory Therapist Training - THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY (KAMLOOPS)


Oct. 25: Vancouver General Hospital: 6 PM to 8 PM

Nov. 5: Royal Columbian Hospital: 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM

Jan. 24: St. Paul's Hospital: 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM

Feb. 6: Surrey Memorial Hospital: 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM

Registration required.


Are you a grade 12 girl who is curious about engineering? Want to see what university is like? Come to the University of British Columbia for our grade 12 girls conference in November!

The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 12 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of British Columbia, meet engineering students and compete in a design competition!

Parents are welcomed to a parent information session later in the day. Learn why engineering is an amazing career opportunity for your daughter, and how to encourage her to consider all of her options as she moves forward in her secondary and post-secondary education.

Saturday, October 27

9.00 AM to 2.00 PM

Room 261, Irving K. Barber Centre

1961 East Mall, Vancouver

COST: Free! Pizza lunch and snacks provided.

Registration required.


Sat, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3

10.00 AM to 4.00 PM


Learn documentation skills and how to make a strong portfolio. Register here.


Saturday, Nov. 3rd 2018 at 1-4pm

2055 Purcell Way

North Vancouver, BC

We're hosting an open studio day at the IDEA School of Design - where the next generation of creative professionals come to learn their craft. Drop in, RSVP not required.

Are you interested in a carer as a graphic designer, art director, illustrator, concept artist, or interactive designer? The Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication is a four-year degree with exciting career outcomes. You can specialize in branding, illustration or interactive design beginning in the third year, and work outside school in a two-month industry practicum in the fourth year. Our culture is collaborative, our instructors are dedicated, and our students grow into creative professionals.


Friday, Nov. 9th 2018 at 10am-2pm

12666 72 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Interested in being a university student for a day? Spend your Pro-D Day at Surrey Discovery Day on Friday, November 9!

Are you a high school student who's not sure which post-secondary program is the best fit for you? Join us at KPU Surrey for a day of interactive activities designed to help you find the educational path that's right for you. Attend a mock class, take a campus tour, and speak with current students, faculty, and student recruitment coordinators for inside tips on all that awaits you when you embark upon an education at KPU.

If that isn't enough, we're also giving away prizes and KPU swag!

We look forward to seeing you there!

To register, visit KPU Discovery Day!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Tuesday, Nov. 13th 2018 at 7-9pm

Georgia Room, Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown 1110 Howe Street

Come get to know King’s and—while you’re at it—learn about the philosophical and historical underpinnings of modern politics and the media. At this King’s event you will be able to attend a short talk, connect with professors and alumni, learn about life at King’s, enjoy refreshments and take advantage of on-the-spot admissions.

Dr. Neil Robertson, director of the Foundation Year Program, and Prof. Tim Currie, director of the School of Journalism will present a joint lecture entitled “A Deal with the Devil? How Faust Informs Stories of the Modern World.” On-the-spot admissions available. Save $65 if you apply to King’s at the event.

RSVP required.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Wednesday, Nov. 14th 2018 at 4:30-7:30pm

3700 Willingdon Avenue

Burnaby, BC

Get your questions answered by faculty, staff, and current students. Check out some of their tech and explore 300+ programs in business, IT, health, engineering, trades, and applied sciences.

Register to win 1 to 3 prizes of $1,000 in tuition.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Saturday, Nov. 17th 2018 at 11am-5:30pm

13220 64 Avenue

Surrey, BC

4th Annual Career Conference with completely new workshops, amazing guest speakers and a huge career fair to connect with female professionals from a variety of career backgrounds!

Gain specific information and connections for your subject/career area of interest.

Lots of prizes to be given out!!!

FREE High School Event for Girls in Surrey & Delta

Register here:


Tuesday, Nov. 20th 2018 at 10am-7pm

5500 180 Street

Surrey, BC

KPU is hosting a Trades and Technology Career fair at their Cloverdale Campus from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, followed by an Open House from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

  • Meet KPU faculty and students enrolled in their Trades programs
  • Take a campus tour and enjoy interactive exhibits
  • Enter to win prizes, including free tuition!

Register at KPU's Trades website if interested in attending.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Saturday, Nov. 24th 2018 at 10am-4pm

2332 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC

Interested in engineering or architecture? You and your family are invited to meet with professors, staff, and students who can help you decide whether UBC Applied Science is right for you.

There will be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations. Talk to advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how applied science can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore -- we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.

For more information, visit UBC Engineering and Architecture Open House.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Wednesday, Nov. 28th 2018 at 5:30-6:30pm

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2405 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Are you interested in our Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy program but want to know more before applying? We host regular information sessions that cover topics such as admission requirements, the admission process, deadlines, and career opportunities. Sessions are free to attend but we strongly recommend that you register here.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


If so, your transcripts can be sent to various universities, colleges and institutes using the BC Ministry of Education's Transcripts and Certificates website. All students must register for a BC Government account (a BCeID). After registering for a BCeID, students follow the system prompts and register for STS. Finally, they log in to the Student Transcripts Service using the BCeID. From a student's STS Dashboard, they are able to make post-secondary institution selections, view their transcript and assessment results, and send transcripts immediately to post-secondary institutions and other third parties.

Current students may access up to 25 complimentary -- please note these 25 complimentary selections are not ongoing after graduation. Additional copies accessed through this service may be available for a fee of $10 per copy so choose wisely.

Prior to graduation, you can indicate which institutions you plan to apply to and have your transcripts sent electronically to them. PLEASE NOTE THAT POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS MAY STILL ASK YOU TO SEND THEM TRANSCRIPTS SEPARATELY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS!

Get additional help with signing up for an account (PDF) here.




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The Loran Scholars Foundation is looking for students who are dedicated to serving others, show promise of leadership and have integrity, courage, compassion, grit and a high level of personal autonomy.

Grade 12 students may now apply at They may also view the application overview and a sample application form. As in previous years, they will need to submit a transcript, request a reference from a teacher or community member and have their school sponsorship confirmed (if applicable) before the deadline.

The deadline for applications is October 24th at 8:00pm (Eastern Time) for direct pool applications (without sponsorship).

Find out more:

We will grant up to 34 Loran Awards, each valued at $100,000 over four years of undergraduate studies, as well as up to 104 finalist/provincial awards ($5,000 or $2,000 each, respectively) to promising candidates.


The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $1.2 million annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.


  • Be graduating high school with plans to enter university in the fall of 2019;
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited university;
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less net income per family is required);
  • Be involved in extracurricular and community activities;
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65;
  • Attend high school and reside in Canada;
  • Be Canadian citizens.

The application for the 2019 National Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships will be open from August 1 – October 25, 2018. As your application will require supplemental documentation to be submitted by other parties, we strongly recommend submitting WELL IN ADVANCE of the October 25th deadline.


If you're an ambitious, driven and savvy student, we're looking for you! Tell us why financial literacy is important in your life and apply for the LiveBright Scholarship Program.

If you're interested, please visit their website for more details regarding eligibility criteria and the application form.

Deadline to submit completed applications is October 31, 2018.


Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in your community or school? Do you see challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Violet Richardson Award.

This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment, and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are particularly encouraged.

Winners are eligible to receive cash awards for themselves and the charitable organizations of their choice.

For more information about applying to the Violet Richardson Award program, please contact:

Ms. Violet Poruchko


Phone: 604-543-6177

Deadline: October 31, 2018

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Our nominee should be a creative thinker with an exceptional academic record who is recognized as a leader within our school and exhibits the potential to contribute positively to the global community in the future. The candidate must intend to begin university study in September 2019 at the University of Toronto and must be currently enrolled in full-time academic studies or have graduated no earlier than June 2018.

The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.


To be eligible to apply to the Pearson International Scholarship, you must be:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);
  • currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2018
  • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2019 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2019 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Application Process

To apply, you will need to:

  1. Receive a nomination from your school by submitting an essay to Ms. Domingo in the Counselling Office by Thursday, November 1st by 3.30 pm, outlining the following in a one-page single spaced, font size 12, Times New Roman font, with 1.25" margins: WHY you should be nominated for this scholarship incorporating your academic achievement and creativity, leadership and volunteer activities. WHAT has your impact been on your school and community life? HOW will these achievements and activities contribute positively to the global community now and in the future? Please include any financial circumstances that may be relevant to your application.
  2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2019 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines.
  3. Once we've received a nomination (from the school) and you've applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application (that will be sent to you).


  • School nomination deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Student OUAC application deadline: December 17, 2018 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; however, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 1, 2018 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
  • Student scholarship application deadline: January 15, 2019
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Community heroes do good work because they are inspired to, not for the recognition.

TD is committed to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow, creating conditions so everyone has the chance to succeed in a changing world. Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are offered to students who, like TD, help support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place. Have you shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in your community? Then we want to hear from you, as you may qualify for one of our Community Scholarships. It’s not just about marks in the classroom, but rather the marks you have made on your community.

What is "community leadership"?

We’re interested in hearing from students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. For example, you may be cleaning up the environment, promoting social justice, or fighting child poverty. Check out what some of the past scholarship recipients have done to improve their community.

How are the recipients chosen?

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:

  • Have demonstrated community leadership
  • Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
  • Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year

Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership is designed to recognize the achievements of youth who are making a difference and to help them realize their educational goals. After all, today’s community-minded students are tomorrow’s leaders. Have you made your community a better place? Then we want to hear from you. Start your application now.

Deadline is November 16, 2018.


Queen's offer a variety of major admission awards. Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities can apply for a major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of their major admission awards.

You may apply for one or all of these awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application. The deadline to submit your application to the Student Awards Office is December 1, 2018.

How to apply for the Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship:

All potential candidates who are thinking of applying for the Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship are required to submit the complete application by Monday, November 19th, to Ms. Domingo.


FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting announced The Dalton Camp Award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2017, there was one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt. In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 was awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the calendar year of the Award a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

For more information, click here. Entries must be received BEFORE 5.00 PM (PST) on December 1st, 2018.


  • The Presidential Scholars Award program offers the most prestigious awards available to students who are entering UBC, including a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $60,000 payable over four years. These awards recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. All high school applicants will be evaluated for the Presidential Scholars Award for their first-choice degree based on their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application. We will not evaluate second-choice degrees for a Presidential Scholars Award.
  • The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is designed to improve access to post-secondary education for exceptional students facing significant financial barriers. This award is valued up to $80,000 and requires a separate application for the student, parent or guardian, AND referee. The deadline to apply is December 1.

A number of Presidential Scholars Awards and Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards are designated specifically for Aboriginal students. Applicants can self-identify as Aboriginal in their application to UBC.

International undergraduate entrance scholarships

UBC also recognizes the achievements of outstanding students from around the world by devoting non-public funds to scholarships and awards for international students. All eligible candidates who apply to UBC by January 15, 2019 will be automatically considered for an award.

Tuition waiver for youth in care

UBC offers a tuition waiver for eligible youth aging out of care. Students can identify as a current or former youth in care in their application to UBC.


If you are a high school student who demonstrates excellence in both their academic (grades are in the 90% range) and extracurricular activities, SFU offers scholarships from $10,000 and up to an amount to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

These scholarships are available to domestic and international high school students admitted for the fall term to an undergraduate degree in any faculty.

Application deadline is December 3rd, 2018.

Document submission deadline is January 15th, 2019.





Don't know all the things that need to be done to graduate? Don't know what to do AFTER you graduate?

Check out the JHSS 2018-19 Graduation Information Booklet that can be found here.


The site was created with the intent to help reduce student debt, which many students have to take on for post-secondary education. streamlines the scholarship process for students; all they have to do is create a simple profile and based on the information they provide (including school, field of interest, volunteer experience etc.) we will match them to all of the scholarships that they qualify for.

There are still many scholarships available to students. We have recently added a way for students to track applications that they have started and a summary of the scholarship they have already completed the applications.

ScholarTree is 100% free to students!

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EducationPlannerBC helps learners make well informed decisions about their education and career options. Use the Plan section to find articles and information about the different paths along the student journey. Know what program you're interested in? Use the Search section to find schools, admission requirements, costs of attending that program in a particular school. Use the Apply section to apply to multiple post-secondary institutions.

SCHOOL FINDER helps students, parents and counsellors explore schools across Canada and around the world. Go ahead and compare program prerequisites and costs all in one place!

YCONIC is the place where students can give and get help they want to manage student life. Yconic partners with top organizations who share their passion for authentically helping youth.

With over $100 million in financial awards available to Yconic members, students from across Canada go to Yconic find money for school. We have scholarships, bursaries, contests, specialized student offers, giveaways and other financial assistance to help students win, earn and save the money they need for their education.

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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003.

SCHOLARSHIPS CANADA is Canada's foremost web site for scholarships, student awards and bursaries.


Ms. Tifenbach - students with surnames A - F

Mr. Pawelchak - students with surnames G - Ng

Ms. Domingo - students with surnames Nh - Z; Scholarship Co-Chair

Mr. Szutu - ELL and International students

Ms. Punj - Math Dept. Head; Scholarship Co-Chair