January 2019 Grad Post-Secondary Scholarship Newsletter


Welcome back grads of 2019! A lot of things will be happening this semester so please be mindful of your deadlines for school (assignments in order for you to graduate) and applications and submission of documentation (for post-secondary institutions and scholarships).

Take some time to plan your time so that your stress levels don't rise to a breaking point and all that you've worked for the past five years don't materialize!



January 17 at 3.00 PM - SFU presentation - Career Centre

The presentation will be about:

  • how to complete your application to-do list;
  • self-reporting grades;
  • how to check your application status;
  • when to expect an admissions offer;
  • more information regarding scholarships and financial aid; and
  • what the next steps are after receiving an admission offer to SFU.



Share with your parents regarding options for life after high school -- Post Secondary Applications Parenting Advice .


How the use of social media can make or break a near or recent graduate's personal brand, job search, or career advancement -- Essential Social Media Lesson for Near or Recent Grads


January 21st @ 3.30 PM - Schulich Leader application for JH nomination

February 4th @ 3.30 PM - Cmolik Foundation application for JH nomination

February 7th @ 3.30 PM - BC Excellence application for JH nomination

February 8th @ 12.00 PM - BCSSA scholarship application

February 15th - Beedie Luminaries scholarship application

February 15th - Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship application

February 27th - SASSY Awards nomination application

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What are Schulich Leader Scholarships?

Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at our 20 Canadian partner universities.

Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100 million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to be the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.

50 scholarships are awarded each year:

  • 25 at $100,000 for engineering
  • 25 at $80,000 for science, technology or mathematics

Student eligibility criteria:

  • Must graduate from high school in the 2018/19 academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Plan to enrol in a STEM program at one of the 20 partner Canadian universities;
  • Meet at least two of the following criteria: Academic excellence, Leadership (community, business, or entrepreneurial), or Financial need
  • Not planning a career as a medical practitioner.

How to apply:

All potential candidates are required to submit a 250 word essay (font size 12, 1" margins, double-spaced, Word document) no later than Monday, January 21st at 3.30 PM, to Ms. Domingo (Counselling office). The subject line must read JHSS Schulich Nomination . NOTE: Failure to follow the aforementioned instructions may lead to your application being disqualified for consideration.

Essay Question: "Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to Science, Technology, Engineering or Math."

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The Cmolik Foundation awards scholarships to deserving BC students who have faced adversity but through hard work and determination have been successful in graduating from secondary school. The Foundation will reimburse up to $35,000 for books and tuition leading to an undergraduate degree for up to twenty students this spring.

TCF awards scholarships to deserving B.C. students that have demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals, and who without our support may not have the means to attend a post-secondary institution.

Each Surrey school is allowed only ONE student to nominate per school. If you are interested in being nominated, please be sure to read the Scholarship Criteria prior to completing the application form. You must provide your answers to all of the Part B: Applicant Questions (there are 12 questions in total) found on the online application on a Word document, paying attention to the word/character word count for each question and submit your answers to Ms. Domingo no later than Monday, February 4th, 2019 by 3.30 PM. Please use CMOLIK FOUNDATION in your subject line.


There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded BC graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths.

A student must be nominated by their secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship.

Only one student from each school may be nominated. If you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please complete the following and submit it all to Ms. Domingo no later than Thursday, February 7th, 2019 by 3.30 PM:

1) your resume containing the information required (see the template provided). Please do not "fill in" the template but rather, create your own resume using those headings, layout and word max limits.

2) an essay fulfilling the following -- 500 words maximum which must describe:

  • What led you to your most relevant community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role, and;
  • What you learned from this experience, and;
  • How this experience will benefit you in your chosen career path.

3) Please ensure you fulfill ALL of the basic requirements for eligibility for BC provincial scholarships.

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Exemplary service and leadership within the school and community are the criteria for this scholarship. Should you be interested in applying, please submit a "short description (450 words maximum) of how his/her volunteer service has made a difference in the life or lives of others." Letters of reference will also be required affirming your accomplishments and efforts to improve the quality of life for young people and others through volunteer work and other activities.

The application form may be downloaded from the BCSSA website. DEADLINE: Before noon on Friday, February 8th, 2019.

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A brand new scholarship program, Beedie Luminaries is a social-profit enterprise designed to help remove barriers to education and provide wrap-around support for promising students who are facing financial adversity. Students who are smart, but constrained by circumstance. Students who are ready to rise above their circumstances and achieve their dreams.

  • 50 scholarships in 2019 (pilot year)
  • $40,000 per student/4-year undergraduate degree
  • $15,000 per student/2-year college or trade-school diploma
  • "Stay on Track" student support
  • Annual student team-building retreat
  • Access to mentors
  • Summer paid internship opportunities

Applications open today (Nov. 13) and applicants can apply through their secure, online site for post-secondary education starting by September 2019 at the selected institutions:

  • UBC
  • SFU
  • Capilano University
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College
  • Douglas College
  • BCIT
  • JIBC

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee using the following key criteria:

  • Basic Eligibility
  • Academic Readiness (according to BC's new curriculum core competencies)
  • Financial Hardship
  • Personal Circumstances
  • Contributions to Home and/or Community

The top finalists will be invited for interviews with the selection committee in April 2019. For more details about the scholarship and/or to apply, click here.

Applications close February 15th, 2019.


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

Visit the BC Teacher Regulation website and select the Teacher Education tab for a list of approved programs:


1. Complete the application package available at BC Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship Application, including the written statement, worth 60% overall, and the resume, worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides are available to assist applicants. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

2. Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2019 to:

Provincial Scholarships Program

Ministry of Education

PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt

Victoria BC V8W 9T6

Applicants must:

• Submit their resume in the mandatory format;

• Provide two reference letters; one from their community and one from their school; and

• Provide a written statement, maximum 500 words, describing why they want to be a teacher.

Winners must redeem their vouchers within 7 years of their graduation. The expiry dates are shown on the vouchers. In addition, winners must provide a letter from their Faculty of Education confirming their enrolment in the K-12 teacher education program.

Please ensure that you meet the basic eligibility requirements found here.

You CANNOT win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship.

SASSY Awards

The Semiahmoo Rotary Club is proud to announce the 9th 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, studying or working in Surrey or White Rock. The awards will be presented at the Awards Show on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Surrey City Hall.

Each Award Recipient will receive:
  • $1,000 award
  • $500 donation to a Registered Canadian Charity of their choice
  • SASSY trophy
  • Tickets to the SASSY Awards Show and VIP/Nominee reception

All nomination/applications must be received by Semiahmoo Rotary Club (White Rock) no later than Wednesday February 27, 2019 (11:59PM).

More information is available at: Take a look at the seven different categories you could be nominated for or apply for.


Fall 2019 Applications Due

The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 is January 31, 2019. Students are encouraged to apply and self-report their grades early to maximize their chances of receiving an early offer of admission. APPLY NOW.

Grade 11 Faculty of Applied Sciences Requirements

Applicants to any program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences for Fall 2019 and later may complete their grade 11 science requirement with any of the following courses:

· Chemistry 11

· Earth Sciences 11

· Environmental Science 11

· Life Sciences 11/Biology 11

· Physics 11

· Specialized Science 12

This course list has not changed throughout this year’s admission cycle and is printed here in response to misinformation regarding these requirements.

Numeracy Assessment

The Numeracy Assessment will not be used as part of the SFU admission evaluation. All students, however, must be proficient in literacy and numeracy to be considered for admission and satisfy the university's English Language and Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirements.


Applications are open for SFU’s residences. Students should not wait until they are admitted to apply: offers are sent based on the date of completed residence application. Studies show that students who live on campus have higher GPAs, easier transitions into university, and higher retention and graduation rates. APPLY NOW.

Online Information Sessions

Join us online and find out about our programs, opportunities outside the classroom, admission requirements, and more. Each webinar is one hour and includes a question and answer period at the end. There are a handful of sessions remaining in January. REGISTER NOW.


KPU is hosting several exciting events on campus this winter, and they are hoping you can attend some! Please note some of these session occur while school is in session and we (JHSS) are not condoning missing your classes to attend some of these events.

Discovery Day

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to experience a day in the life of a KPU student. While on campus, they’ll attend mock classes, meet current students, learn about KPU programs, admissions, and financial aid, go on a campus-wide scavenger hunt, enjoy a free pizza lunch, and take home KPU swag.

  • KPU Richmond Discovery Day — Monday, January 28 from 10am to 2pm
  • KPU Langley Discovery Day — Friday, February 15 from 10am to 2pm
  • Trades Discovery Day at KPU Tech — Friday, February 22 from 10am to 2pm (Professional Day)
RSVP here for Discovery Day.

KPU Surrey Open House

On Saturday, February 9 from 11 am to 3 pm we welcome the community in to KPU Surrey to experience all we hae to offer at our largest campus. Guests can take a guided tour of campus, enjoy live entertainment, participate in interactive activities, attend workshops and information sessions, win free sway, and learn all about KPU: where thought meets action. Three lucky guests will take home $500 each in free tuition!

RSVP here for Open House .

Wilson School of Design Information Sessions and Portfolio Workshops

If your students are curious about our Design programs or want to learn more about portfolio requirements, we encourage them to sign up for one of our winter events at the Wilson School of Design, covering topics in Product Design, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design, Foundations in Design, Fashion Design & Technology, and Graphic Design for Marketing.

Browse event offerings and register here for Upcoming Design Events


Registration 101 workshops
We'll be hosting registration 101 workshops across Western Canada and online to help students register for the University of Alberta! All admitted students are welcome to attend; however, to access their schedule builder, students must have accepted their admission offer. Sessions are hosted in Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Cochrane, Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Regina, Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna.

At these sessions students will:

  • Learn to navigate Bear Tracks
  • Build a draft schedule
  • Get advice on course selection for their first year of university
  • Meet fellow incoming first-year students
Registration tips, how-to videos, and information regarding 2019 Reg 101 sessions will soon be available at .

Online Events
Students are invited to the following online events where they can ask general questions, and learn how to submit updated courses and marks:

General Online Chat: Wednesday, January 23 at 5 p.m. (MST)

Online Presentation - Updating Courses & Marks: Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. (MST)

Students can RSVP and find more information on additional presentations and chats scheduled throughout the year at

Vancouver Info Night
Save the date! We'll be hosting an Info Night in Vancouver on April 17, 2019. More details available soon at

Online Advising
Through our online advising sessions students are able to speak to advisors and have their questions answered. These sessions are available in the evenings and over lunchtime.

Learn more and help students book their session at

Campus Tours
Let us show you around! A campus tour is the best way to discover everything that the U of A has to offer. Faculty and general one-on-one advising sessions are available, as well as individual and group tours. Tour bookings are available online now through April 26, 2019. We are also pleased to offer Saturday tours on February 16 and April 13, 2019. Learn more and book at





Missed the Grade 12 assembly?

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 Graduation Information Booklet that can be found here.

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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