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Grad Post-Secondary Scholarship Newsletter - March 2019

PROVINCIAL EXAM RESULTS

In case you haven't checked, the provincial exam results from January 2019 are now available. If you wrote an English 12 or Communications 12 provincial exam, your results can be viewed on the Student Transcript Service.

If you are interested in re-writing during the April session, please see Mr. Campbell before spring break.

NEW WESTMINSTER POLICE ACADEMY

The two-week program is open to Grade 11 and 12 students interested in a career in policing. Students will get an up close look at what it takes to be a cop and will get to experience some of the training real police cadets go through.


Students will learn about physical conditioning, self-defence, firearm safety, investigative methods and advanced driving techniques. They'll also get to take part in scenario-based simulations, hear from guest speakers, see the Air 1 police helicopter and take a ride on the Fraser River with the department's marine unite.


Successful candidates will demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, accountability, integrity, service and endurance.


There is a $50 fee to apply and all applications are due April 1.


Go to New West Police Academy to download the application form. Applicants will have to agree to acriminal recrd check.


This year's academy runs from July 1 to 12.

US COLLEGE EXPO IN VANCOUVER

Sunday, April 7th, 1-4pm

1088 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC

  • Learn about the admissions process, meet US college representatives, and explore your US college pathways!
  • Meet with American Universities, NCAA, Common App, Admissions & Financing Experts & more!

FREE ADMISSION! PRE-REGISTER AT USCOLLEGEEXPO.COM.

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TRU - BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

The deadline for application for September 2019 registration into this program has been extended to April 15, 2019. Information about the program can be found here.



Admission Requirements:

High School Admission Requirements

1. BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

2. BC English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent).

3. Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent).

4. Physics 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent).

5. Chemistry 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent). (You will still be considered for admission if you do not fulfill the Chemistry 12 requirements, however you may have to complete an extra Chemistry course)

We are processing applications and making admission decisions as they receive if applicant fulfills the entrance requirements.

TRIUMF/LSBC YOUNG ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS FELLOWSHIPS

TRIUMF (www.triumf.ca) and Life Sciences British Columbia (LSBC http://lifesciencesbc.ca) are proud to announce the formation of the successor to the High School Fellowship program:

The Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) Fellowship (http://www.triumf.ca/academic-programs/awards-fellowships/yes-fellowship) offers six-week summer research experiences to graduating secondary students in British Columbia entering their first year at a recognized post-secondary institution. The Fellowship includes an award of $3,000. The intent of the YES Fellowship is to motivate graduating students with a passionate interest in science to pursue a research career by offering them the opportunity to experience a real-life research environment.


A minimum of three positions will be offered at TRIUMF, for whom travel, and housing allowances will be offered to students from outside Metro Vancouver who need it. These students will have taken Math 12 and Physics 12 (or equivalents) and are interested in pursuing a degree in the physical sciences or engineering. The C. Gordon Lindsay CSSE Engineering Award will be offered to one of these three students, as part of their fellowship.

A further two or more positions will be offered by the LSBC for placements at local companies and/or research institutions (e.g. Centre for Drug Research and Development at UBC http://www.cdrd.ca). This year the positions are limited to students who do not require travel or housing allowances. These students will have taken one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics 12, and are interested in pursuing a degree in the life sciences.

Otherwise, the program will function much as before, with placement dates starting in first week of July going on for six or seven weeks.

Details can be found on the website:

http://www.triumf.ca/academic-programs/awards-fellowships/yes-fellowship


Application deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019.

UVIC'S DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING OFFERS OF ADMISSION

Effective immediately, students admitted to undergraduate studies at UVic for September 2019 will be asked to accept their offer of admission by May 1, 2019. Although a different deadline may appear in their current 2019-2020 Undergraduate Viewbook, UVic's website already indicates a student should accept by "the deadline specified in your offer of admission".


The May 1 deadline is stated in every offer of admission for September 2019, and will be reinforced in future communications with applicants. Most student will have an early admission offer by mid-April, but those who receive a later offer will be given an adjusted acceptance deadline, ensuring that they have ample time to make decisions.

SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINES

March 28th- KPU Major Entrance Scholarship and Donor-Funded Entrance Awards

March 31st- Ringette Canada Scholarships

March 31st- Union of National Employees Scholarships and Bursaries


April 1st - Douglas College Entrance Scholarships

April 1st - Retail as a Career Scholarship

April 1st - Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships

April 11th- Partners36 Scholarships JHSS DEADLINE (3.30 PM)

April 11th - Coast Capital Standing Tall Award JHSS DEADLINE (3.30 PM)

April 11th - Coast Capital Beth Hutchinson Award JHSS DEADLINE (3.30 PM)

April 12th - ICBABC Annual Student Achievement Award (Indo-Canadian)

April 15th - Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund Bursary

April 15th - CRCCS (Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity)Bursary

April 28th - BCGEU Scholarship

April 30th - SFU Entrance Bursaries, Awards & Non-Entrance Scholarships

April 30th - Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) Bursaries

April 30th - UVIC Entrance Scholarships

THE 6 MOST COMMON MISTAKES WHEN APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Read the article to ensure you don't make these mistakes!!!

KPU MAJOR ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS AND DONOR-FUNDED ENTRANCE AWARDS

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2019: March 28, 2019 at 4.00 pm PST
  • Spring 2010: September 12, 2019 at 4.00 pm PST


Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 are invited to apply for entrance scholarships and awards. KPU offers two types:


A) KPU Major Entrance Scholarships

  • The President's Scholarship ($20,000)
  • The Merit Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Indigenous Entrance Scholarship ($5,000)


B) Donor-funded Entrance Awards

  • Awards range in value from $1,000 to $3,000


Only one application is required to be completed in order to be considered for any of the Fall awards.

Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in Spring 2020, must complete a separate online application (see website).

RINGETTE CANADA SCHOLARSHIPS

The Ringette Canada Scholarships must be received in the Ringette Canada Office no later than March 31st.


1) Agnes Jacks Scholarship Awards - The Agnes Jacks Scholarship Awards program provides a number of scholarships of $1,000 each towards post-secondary education for ringette players, coaches and/or officials who demonstrate a strong commitment to the sport of ringette. Recipients receive a scholarship award certificate recognizing their achievements. Ringette Canada’s Board of Directors determines the number of scholarships offered each year.

Application for an Agnes Jacks Scholarship Award may be made by:

  • ringette players registered with one of Ringette Canada's provincial/territorial member associations;
  • NCCP certified ringette coaches;
  • active on-ice ringette-certified officials.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a recognized post-secondary education institution for the next academic year. Applicants must meet the admission standards of the educational institution specified, which must be a university, college or other educational institution located in Canada providing courses at a post-secondary school level. Applicants must have actively participated in ringette as player, coach or on-ice official for at least five of the last seven years and must be registered in the current playing season. Successful applicants will be those who have demonstrated sustained commitment to the sport of ringette through playing, coaching, officiating and other volunteer activities.


Ringette Canada will not release scholarship funds until proof of registration as a full-time student at a Canadian university for the next academic year has been provided. Scholarship funds must be applied to the academic year for which the scholarship was awarded. Ringette Canada is unable to grant requests to defer scholarships from one academic year to the next.


2) Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship - The Cara Brown Scholarship provides two (2) annual scholarships of $1,000 each towards post-secondary education for competitive ringette players at the AA level (or at the highest level offered in the applicant’s community) who are entering a Canadian university on a full-time basis for the first time and have demonstrated academic excellence combined with a strong commitment to the sport of ringette.

Application for a Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship may be made by ringette players who:


  • are registered with one of Ringette Canada's provincial/territorial member associations and are actively playing ringette at the AA level (or the highest level offered in the applicant's community) during the current playing season;
  • will be entering a Canadian university on a full-time basis for the first time in the next academic year;
  • have achieved academic excellence (minimum B average or equivalent), and
  • have demonstrated a strong commitment to the sport of ringette.


Applicants must be planning to attend a university located in Canada and be able to meet the institution’s admission standards.


Ringette Canada will not release scholarship funds until proof of registration as a full-time student at a Canadian university for the next academic year, and confirmation of a B average (as defined by the applicant’s institution) is provided.


    3) The 5-Count Ringette Goalie Award - The 5-Count Ringette Goalie Award provides up to two awards in the amount of $250 each and are presented annually to registered players who are actively playing as a goalkeeper and the money is to be used for a unique opportunity that will benefit them as a goalie, their team, and/or ringette in general.


    Application for a 5-Count Ringette Goalie Award can be made by ringette goalies who have been a goalkeeper for the past three years. Ringette Canada will not release award funds until proof that the athlete has been a goalkeeper for the past three years has been provided.

    UNION OF NATIONAL EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

    At the Union of National Employees, we believe that no one should be stripped of the chance to reach their full potential because of the increasingly unaffordable cost of post-secondary education. That’s why our members are proud to offer several scholarships to promising students.

    Each year, we award a $1,000 scholarship to a student entering their first year of college, university or vocational training. It’s our sincere hope that this scholarship will make a meaningful difference in a young person’s educational journey.


    SELECTION CRITERIA


    This scholarship is open to students entering full-time or part-time study at a post-secondary institution. Each applicant must submit a 1200 to 1500-word essay detailing how the union movement has helped to build the social values that Canadians hold dear.

    Essays will be evaluated using the following criteria: passion, content and knowledge of subject matter. The essay and the application form must be received by the Union of National Employees before March 31.


    If more than one student stands out, the Union of National Employees may choose to divide the scholarship among students of equal merit. Cheques will be issued only after we have received proof of registration.

    DOUGLAS COLLEGE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Entrance scholarships are offered to students graduating from high schools in the Metro Vancouver area who will begin attending Douglas in the Fall. To be eligible, you need a minimum 3.5 GPA and must show that you’ve made significant contributions to your school or community. You must have been conditionally accepted to Douglas College in order to apply for entrance scholarships or awards. Entrance scholarship application information can be found here.


    Canada 150 Scholarship
    In celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, in 2017, Douglas College Foundation created this entrance scholarship to support new Douglas College students, enrolling in any program, who demonstrate academic excellence.


    Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is offered to high school students in their final year of school who are enrolling in September of the same year in the Hospitality Management program.


    CJP Architects Scholarship
    CJP Architects, and the partners involved in the firm, established this fund as part of the inauguration of the Thomas Haney Campus in Maple Ridge. Preference is given to students residing in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.


    Douglas International Education Entrance Scholarships

    Douglas International began offering merit-based entrance scholarships to international students new to Douglas College (DC) in 2011. In recognition of Douglas Internationals' diverse group of students from around the world, in 2017, they began offering entrance scholarships based on key geographic regions. Both scholarships are used to recognize & recruit students based on academic performance and their capabilities to contribute to the internationalization of DC. Merit-based scholarships also require students to demonstrate engagement in their school, community and/or personal development. Regional scholarships give preference to students coming from less-represented countries.


    Douglas College Music Scholarship & Performance-Based Scholarship (full tuition for four semesters; one piano, one voice or instrument)
    These scholarships will be given to students who are entering the full-time University Transfer Music program at Douglas College and who are enrolled in a minimum of 11 credits, including all the required Music courses for which they are eligible. Applicants must audition (auditions are in April and May) and pass the theory requirement. The number of scholarships and the amount of each will be at the discretion of the Music Department. Applications due by May 9. Scholarships are based upon demonstrated achievement and potential at the auditions and presume acceptable theory entrance standings. Consideration will also be given to secondary school grades and a letter of reference.Winners must register in all the required Music courses (11 credits minimum).


    Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Entrance Scholarship
    The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration created this entrance scholarship, with a one time donation in 2001, from their Faculty Productivity Incentive fund and through international consulting projects. The purpose of the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration Entrance Scholarship is to encourage enrollment by students in any program within the Faculty who have demonstrated academic excellence.


    President's Entrance Scholarships
    Established by the Douglas College Office of the President in 1992, the President’s Entrance Scholarship initially provided eight (8) tuition waiver scholarships for local (New Westminster & Tri-Cities) high school graduates attending Douglas College. In 2010, the catchment area was redefined as Metro Vancouver high schools, and in 2013, the number of scholarships offered increased to sixteen (16), with a value of up to $5,000 annually (to be split equally between the Fall & Winter semesters). Recipients are eligible to receive additional renewal scholarships, valued at up to $5,000 annually (to be split equally between the Fall & Winter semesters), for a maximum of 4 years. Recipients must be active in, and a major contributor to, at least one school activity (eg. student council, athletics, music, clubs, etc) or be active within their community on a volunteer basis. Deferral of the scholarship for medical or other reasons is at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee. Candidates must provide relevant documentation in support of the reason for their deferral request.


    New Westminster Community Entrance Scholarship
    The New Westminster Community Entrance Scholarship is the result of a merger of two funds: The Royal Visit 1983 Scholarship and the George Wootton Scholarship. The Royal Visit 1983 Scholarship was created in 1983 to commemorate the 1983 Royal Visit to New Westminster. New Westminster City Council established the fund and then invited local groups to contribute. The following groups participated: Downtown New Westminster Association, New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of Eagles New Westminster Aerie No.20, Woodward’s New Westminster Store, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #2, International Woodworkers of America Local 1-357, New Westminster Hyack Festival Association, B.C. Government Employee’s Union, New Westminster & District Labour Council, Native Sons of British Columbia Post No.4, Native Daughters of British Columbia Post No.4, New Westminster Council of Women. The George Wootton Scholarship was established in 1979 by the Douglas College Board in recognition of George’s outstanding dedication, service and contributions to Douglas College and the community as the first president of Douglas College. The two scholarship funds were merged in 2016 to create the New Westminster Community Entrance Scholarship with the purpose of supporting recent high-achieving high school graduates in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at Douglas College.

    RETAIL AS A CAREER SCHOLARSHIP

    There are 20 scholarships available ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Winner will receive:

    • financial assistance for their post-secondary education;
    • hotel and travel expenses to come to Toronto on May 28 and 29,2019 to attend STORE - Canada's BIGGEST Retail Conference - and the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala; and
    • the opportunity to network and engage with the brightest professionals in the Canadian retail industry at STORE 2019.


    Interested in applying for a Retail Education Scholarship?


    This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in or applying to retail, business, marketing or any other program that has ties to the retail industry post-secondary programs in September 2019. If you are not in one of these programs or attending school in Fall 2019, your application will NOT be considered.


    For detailed information about applying for the 2019 Retail Education Scholarship, please review the Application Guidelines. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

    GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA SCHOLARSHIPS

    There are several scholarships available to registered members of Girl Guides of Canada (GGC). To apply for a scholarship, you must:


    • Be a girl or adult member of Girl Guides of Canada
    • Be continuing your GGC membership in the upcoming year and remain an active participant
    • Be enrolled or enrolling in a recognized post-secondary institution, which includes university, college or vocational school
    • Have your most recent school transcript available to upload with your application
    • Have your iMIS (membership) number at hand (note: it would also be helpful to have a copy of your iMIS record so you can review your Guiding awards, positions and volunteer roles)
    • Create an account on our online application system
    • Not be a past GGC National Scholarship recipient.

    Please submit your application by 8.59 PST/11.59 EST April 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

    PARTNERS36 SCHOLARSHIPS & COAST CAPITAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    There are several scholarships offered annually to graduating students of the Surrey School District called Partners36 Scholarships. You must be nominated by your school to be considered. Although the deadline on the website indicates April 13, your application is due to Ms. Domingo by Thursday, April 11th no later than 3.30 PM.


    Instructions must be followed to be considered:


    1) Ensure you fulfill the general eligibility requirements stated for each scholarship as well as the specific criteria each scholarship has outlined.

    2) Handwritten applications will NOT be considered.

    3) Fill out the current year's (18/19) applications online then save and either print or send electronically. (Hint: look at the top right hand corner of each application to ensure it says 2018/19.) Using the incorrect year's application form is automatic disqualification for consideration.

    4) Do NOT attach a Diploma Verification of marks or semester two term one marks; Ms. Domingo will do that for you.

    5) If reference letters are required for the application, please ensure your community reference is DIFFERENT from your school reference. (Hint: your community reference should not be someone who works at a school unless they also work for another community organization.) It is advisable for you to ask your reference well in advance and inform them about the scholarship you are applying for so they address their letter accordingly. Their letter must be signed and written on their company's/organization's official letterhead. If this is not available, the letter must include all the letter writer's contact information and relationship to you.

    6) If you are applying for both Coast Capital Scholarships, please submit two separate applications and complete the Media Consent & Release Form as part of the application package(s).

    ICBABC STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

    The Indo Canadian Business Association of British Columbia's (ICBABC) Annual Student Achievement Awards support outstanding students as they further pursue their academic endeavours within a post-secondary institution. The vision of the awards is to invest in and develop strong leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, a moral force of character, instincts to lead, and commitment to intellectual and personal development. There are three categories: Academic, Sports, and Special Needs. Applications are open to all students in their final year of secondary school, graduating this upcoming summer.


    All completed application forms must be received by midnight on April 12, 2019 by mail to:

    Indo-Canadian Business Association of BC

    Unit #201 - 7945 132nd Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4N2

    CHARLENE REAVELEY CHILDREN'S CHARITY (CRCC) BURSARY

    The Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity would like to offer a $1000 bursary to graduating students who have lost a parent and/or sibling. All bursaries require that candidates are in good academic standing, contribute to their communities, and will be furthering their education at a post-secondary institution upon graduation.


    To qualify for this bursary, the student will be required to meet the following criteria:


    • a Grade 12 graduating student;
    • loss of a parent and/or sibling;
    • enrolled in a certified post-secondary program within the same year of graduating;
    • involved in community/volunteer work;
    • a BC resident;
    • complete mailing address, contact information and full name of the applicant;
    • complete mailing address, contact information and the name of the secondary school;
    • a minimum 500 word essay on how they fit the criteria, including all contact information.


    Applicants need to email or mail their completed essay with all criteria included and date stamped by April 15th of their graduating year.

    PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUND

    To be eligible an applicant must be a former permanent ward of the Province of British Columbia and planning to study at a post-secondary level in an academic, technical or vocational program between September 2019 and August 2020.


    In selecting successful applicants, consideration will be given to financial need, past marks and stated career goals. Applicants are required to attach a copy of their most recent transcript. Applicants are encouraged to provide reference letters in support of their suitability for their chosen career.


    The deadline for applications is April 15th. Applications received after April 15th will NOT qualify for bursary consideration. For more information and the application form, go to their website here under Featured Information (on the right).

    BCGEU SCHOLARSHIPS

    The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is offering scholarships for post-secondary studies undertaken by BCGEU members, staff and their families.


    Details of the scholarship program, including eligibility requirements and a link to the online application can be found here. Applications must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

    SFU ENTRANCE AWARDS & BURSARIES

    SFU offers several bursaries and awards to assist students for whom the cost of attending university would be a significant barrier to accepting their admission to SFU.


    To be eligible, applicants must have a demonstrated need. Regular secondary school applicants must have grades in the 80% range for the Faculty they have applied to (not rounded up).


    This application is for Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Only one application is required. By submitting a complete application and supporting documentation (if required), you will be considered for the following:

    • Fairfax Entrance Bursary
    • Alan and Margaret Eyre Entrance Bursary
    • H.Y. Louie and Lohn Entrance Award


    Get the application here.

    ADOPTIVE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION OF BC BURSARIES

    The Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursary Program offers two bursaries, designed to enhance educational outcomes for BC youth. The funds are intended to assist in supporting youth during their studies including but not limited to: costs of tuition, costs directly and indirectly related to post-secondary.


    The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was launched in 2014, with a donation from Peggy Howard, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.


    The AFABC Youth Bursary was launched in 2015, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.


    Both Bursaries allow for annual scholarships that will be awarded once per year, to two individuals for each bursary, at $1,000 each.


    Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

    Please see the individual application forms for details of eligibility requirements for the bursary of your choice.

    TOOLS & RESOURCES

    2018 - 19 JHSS GRADUATION INFORMATION BOOKLET

    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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    EDUCATION PLANNER

    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.

    SCHOLAR TREE

    The site was created with the intent to help reduce student debt, which many students have to take on for post-secondary education. ScholarTree.ca 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!

    SCHOOLFINDER

    Schoolfinder.com (https://www.schoolfinder.com/) 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!
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    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

    Studentscholarships.org has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003.

    SCHOLARSHIPS CANADA

    ScholarshipsCanada.com is Canada's foremost web site for scholarships, student awards and bursaries.

    JHSS COUNSELLING DEPT.

    Ms. Tifenbach - students with surnames beginning with A - F

    Mr. Pawelchak - students with surnames beginning with G - Ng

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

    Mr. Szutu - ELL and International students

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