NEWS FROM THE NEST

GRADUATION, POST-SECONDARY, SCHOLARSHIP NEWS

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WELCOME GRADS OF 2019

A Grad Newsletter will be published once a month to update you with upcoming:


  • Grad events and information;
  • Post-Secondary events, information and visits; as well as
  • upcoming Scholarships you may be interested in and eligible for.

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G.P.S. (Graduation, Post-Secondary, Scholarship) Meeting dates:

G.P.S. (Graduation, Post-Secondary, Scholarship) meetings will be held promptly AT LUNCH on the 3rd Thursday of every month (location TBA):


  1. September 20 - in the Theatre
  2. October 18
  3. November 15
  4. December 20
  5. January 17
  6. February 21
  7. April 18
  8. May 16

UPCOMING POST-SECONDARY VISITS to JHSS ** REVISED**

  1. Tuesday, September 25th from 2.45 PM to 3.45 PM - KPU
  2. ***NEW*** Thursday, Oct. 11th at 2.45 PM - SFU Beedie School of Business
  3. ***NEW*** Monday, October 15th at 2.45 PM - UVic Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  4. Tuesday, October 16th from **2.45 PM** to 3.45 PM - SFU
  5. Wednesday, October 24th from 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM - PSI BC (all the post-secondary institutions in BC) night; Grades 10 - 12 and parents invited to attend;
  6. Friday, October 26th - UBC from 2.45 PM to 3.45 pm

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

  1. Thursday, Sept. 27 - Terry Fox run -- BE LIKE TERRY!!! Who are you running for??
  2. Wednesday, Oct. 3 - Photo re-takes
  3. Thursday, Oct. 4th - Grade 12 Parent Meeting/Night from 6.30 - 8.00 pm in the Theatre
  4. ***NEW*** Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Language Challenge Exam Info Meeting at 11.15 am in 1RLS (1 Raven Lane South)
  5. Saturday, Oct. 13 - Friday, Oct. 19 - Grad Photos (times vary between 9.00 am - 9.30 pm depending on the day -- check the school website)
  6. Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26 - Grad Friendship Photos (4.30 - 8.30 pm)
  7. Thursday, Oct. 25 - Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Spirit Week

FREE PROGRAMS THIS FALL

The Y offers FREE mental wellness programs for young people with mild-to-moderate anxiety and/or depression across the Lower Mainland.
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MIND FIT (Ages 13 - 19)

Learn to incorporate physical activity into a mental wellness plan!!


Mind Fit is an 8-session program that uses physical activity and group wellness visits to help teens with low-mood, low energy or stress. Fall 2018 program location, session dates and times are listed below:


Tong Louie YMCA, 57th Ave, Surrey
Monday(s): 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm, Oct 15th – Dec 10th
Intake Session #1 – September 24th @ 6:15 pm
Intake Session #2 – October 1st @ 6:15 pm

For more information or to register visit our webpage or connect with us via email at mindfit@gv.ymca.ca or call 604.673.6182 today!​

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Y MIND - MINDFULNESS GROUPS

Learn and practice healthy coping strategies for stress & anxiety!!


Y Mind is an iniative created to support young people with mental health challenges. Through Y Mind programs like our Mindfulness Groups we are able to offer innovative programs to help youth address anxiety and help them develop coping skills before it becomes debilitating or reaches a crisis point.


Teen Mindfulness (Ages 13 - 17)
The 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 15th – Dec 10th
Intake Session #1 – September 26th @ 4:30 pm
Intake Session #2 – October 3rd @ 4:30 pm

For more information or to register visit our webpage or connect with us via email at teenmindfulness@gv.ymca.ca or call 604.673.6172 today!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN!!!! FROM THE ACHIEVE ANYTHING FOUNDATION

Applications are open for another AWESOME Achieve Anything Foundation Operation: This IS You! event SAT Sept. 29 at the Vancouver International Airport! Much more than just a gateway to local & international travel, there's an incredible world to discover behind the scenes at a major international airport!


Hands-on activities will explore Aircraft Rescue/Firefighting, Airfield Maintenance, Wildlife Control (Eagle/Hawk demos), K9 Explosive Detection demonstration, Operations and Emergency Operations Centres, Air Traffic Control Tower tour, Commercial Airline Cockpit tour. Lunch will be provided.


This FREE event is open to girls & women age 16+. Applications must be made in advance, and those selected will be notified by email. Please SHARE with everyone you know!


For more info about this event and several others, go to: www.achieveanything.ca/thisisyou.html

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DOT (DOORS OPEN TO TECHNOLOGY) EVENT - OCTOBER 25, 2018

Building a Diverse TECH sector Event on October 25, 2018 for FEMALE only audience!


DOT events highlight the immense career opportunities available in the growing technology sector in British Columbia. High school students who attend our events leave with new information, inspiration and experiences that help to shape their future career path. Our upcoming event will focus on Building a Diverse Tech Sector and be aiming at a female-only audience in a one-day format event.

Hosted in Downtown Vancouver, students will start the day at Science World where they will hear from local thought-leaders in the tech industry and then spend the remainder of the day touring local partner offices. Each tour will take students through a variety of hands-on activities to engage and learn about the variety of tech occupations.


Registration is open to female-only students in grades 10 - 12. Cost is $25 per student to attend. Interested??? Go to the Career Centre to register!!!

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

There are still seats available in our Partnership Programs for second semester in the fields of:


Carpentry (Guildford Park & Frank Hurt)

Roofing


If interested, please see Mrs. Richards or Ms. Hayler in the Career Centre.

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POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION

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ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND A POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION NEXT YEAR or apply for a scholarship?

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.

JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BC (JIBC) **NEW PROGRAM **

On-campus offering of the Bachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies program starts September 2019


Students looking to pursue rewarding careers in growing emergency or security management fields will now have the option of completing a relevant degree full-time in New Westminster.

Applications are now being accepted for the first on-campus cohort of the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s (JIBC) Bachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies program starting in September 2019.

This new face-to-face offering of JIBC’s award-winning degree program expands student opportunities to gain the education, skills and connections to help them pursue and progress in rewarding emergency management or security management careers.

“The need for people with the skills required to help communities in an emergency or disaster has only continued to grow since the program was launched online in 2010,” said Sarah Wareing, Dean of the School of Public Safety. “This on-campus offering aims to meet the needs of a growing group of younger students looking for an on-campus experience as they pursue these dynamic and meaningful career paths.”

Students in the program will gain a unique mix of specialized applied knowledge and transferable skills that are relevant for a diverse range of rewarding careers both locally and abroad. In addition to learning from experienced professionals who are experts in the field, they will have opportunities to meet potential employers, conduct their own applied research, and develop an online portfolio as they complete their degree.

For details about the program, and how to apply, visit the Bachelor of Emergency & Security Management Studies webpage. If you have questions about the program, contact the Emergency Management Division at emergency@jibc.ca.

BOSA CENTRE FOR FILM AND ANIMATION OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, Sep. 22nd, 1-6pm

2055 Purcell Way

North Vancouver, BC

Watch faculty & students at work, take a tour and learn about our programs in the School of Motion Picture Arts:


CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES EVENT (CUE)

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 5-6:30pm

16060 108 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Representatives from 50 different universities from across Canada will be available to share information about their programs, admissions, scholarships and some of the many other opportunities that they have to offer.


The event will be set up as an informational fair and there is no formal program scheduled. Students and their families are invited to come and speak with the representatives one-on-one and gather all of the information that they need. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. No RSVP necessary.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

***NEW***LANGARA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS INFO SESSION

Monday, Oct. 1st, 5-6pm

100 West 49th Avenue

Vancouver, BC

The Langara School of Management Advising Team is holding an information session for those interested in learning more about our program offerings. Registration is not necessary.


For additional information, please contact Program Advising at business@langara.ca.

***new*** PAID EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES INFO SESSION

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 6-8pm

620 Royal Avenue

New Westminster, BC

To give you a bit of background information on our paid education programs, the most common programs are the following:

1. Regular Officer Training Program (ROTP): This is a program to develop future officers in the CAF where successful applicants will receive a paid university education at one of our Military Colleges (Kingston, Ontario or St-Jean, Quebec) or at an accredited civilian university.

2. Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Training & Education Program (NCM-STEP): This is a program to develop future Non-Commissioned Members. Successful applicants to this program will receive a paid college education at an approved Canadian college.

3. Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY): This is a one-year educational and leadership experience through the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario. Successful applicants will take part in individual and small group tutorials for pre-university and first-year university courses. At the end of one year, applicants may apply to continue at RMC in a degree program through the ROTP program, continue on in the CAF as a Non- Commissioned Member, or release from the CAF.

4. There are also programs for higher level education such as the Medical Officer Training Plan (MOTP) where we will pay for med school, the Dental Officer Training Plan (DOTP) where we will pay for Dental School, and other post- graduate programs. If you require more information on these programs, please let me know.

Here are some of the benefits:


  • Tuition and Books are completely covered
  • On top of tuition and books being paid for, successful applicants receive an annual salary while attending school ($20,000/yr for ROTP and ALOY, $35,820 for first year of NCM- STEP, $43,764 for second year of NCM-STEP)
  • Since they are enrolled into the CAF immediately, school time counts as pensionable time (meaning someone who joins out of high school at age 17 can retire at 42 with a lifetime military pension)
  • Guaranteed summer job (will be doing military training)
  • Guaranteed job after finishing degree/diploma with competitive salaries (roughly 3 years after graduating university, you’re looking at $80,000/yr for ROTP and $60,000/yr for NCM-STEP)
  • 100% Medical and Dental coverage starting the day they are enrolled
  • There are over 20 different military occupations for ROTP including Nurse, Aerospace Control, Logistics, and Health Care Administrator


The most common question I get is about obligatory service. Because we are paying for their education, we require them to serve a minimum amount of time afterwards (or as I mentioned above, you can look at it as guaranteed employment). For ALOY, there is no obligatory service period upon completion. For ROTP and NCM-STEP, the calculation is 2 months of obligatory service for every 1 month of paid education, up to a maximum of 5 years. Note that the school year typically runs from September-May so in a calendar year, there are only 8 months of paid education time. That being said, a student who completes the ROTP program from the beginning will reach the maximum 5 years obligatory service after they obtain their degree. For someone who enters the ROTP program for the start of 3rd year university and therefore only requires 2 years of education, the obligatory service would be 8 months x 2 years x 2 (2:1 obligatory service ratio) = 32 months obligatory service. Obligatory service does not mean they are locked in for x amount of years. If they wish, a person can request a voluntary release during that time. All that means is they would have to pay back a portion of what we paid for, dependent upon when they release during their obligatory service time.


Interested??? Make sure you speak to a recruiter!!!

***New*** DUKE, JOHNS HOPKINS, NORTHWESTERN, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITIES

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 5-6:30pm

West Point Grey Academy, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver, BC

Representatives from Duke, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern and Vanderbilt universities will be presenting on "How to Navigate Selective College Admissions" and "Effective College Essay Writing Tips".

Advance registration is required and space is limited for these programs. Please follow the link: https://wpga.myschoolapp.com/page/event-detail?siteld=801&ssl=1&register=26859 by Monday, October 8th. Students and parents welcome!

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VAN ARTS OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 1-4pm

570 Dunsmuir Street

Vancouver, BC

Students and parents can join for an inside look into VanArts to meet their faculty and students, roam their hallways and experience their programs firsthand.


A weekly Webinar Series during October & November and into the spring for students who would like information and can't visit the campus is also available These live online info sessions allow students to chat with academic advisors, graduates, and faculty about the program they are interested in. Most webinars are Wednesday evenings each week and you can check out their online schedule here.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

***New***BROWN, CORNELL, PRINCETON, AND YALE INFO SESSIONS

Monday, Oct. 15th, 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: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/vancouver2018-1 . Bring your friends and family.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PSI BC EVENING AT JHSS

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 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.

SFU Admission Changes

SFU has updated their admissions criteria and process. For more up-to-date information, please go to SFU Admissions Fall 2019 .


Look at specific program requirements as well as overall graduation requirements thoroughly and carefully!!!


Applications for Fall 2019 entrance OPENS on October 1st, 2018 and CLOSES on January 31, 2019.


Admission averages can be found on: SFU Fall 2018 Admission Averages.

UBC Admission Changes

UBC has updated their admissions criteria and process. For more up-to-date information, please go to 2019 Admission to UBC.


Please note there are SEVERAL components to your application and they look at numerous variables to determine your eligibility. Please read the COMPLETE page carefully!!


Applications for Fall 2019 entrance OPENS early September and CLOSES on January 15, 2019.


Before you apply, make sure to review your admission requirements - including the English Language Admission Standard - before you start your online application to UBC. You'll also want to spend some time preparing your answers for the Personal Profile section of the application. You'll find everything you need to know about the process on their Applying to UBC pages.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

Updated view book with program and admission information can be found here.


Considering UAB??? Why not attend an Open House event to see what campus life is really like.


Looking to speak to an advisor? Not sure which courses to take? Wondering what your options are? No matter what your questions are about the U of A, admissions, and university life, we've got you covered! University advisors will be in Vancouver on Sunday, November 25th to answer any and all your admissions questions. Registration is required.

KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (KPU) UPDATES

New Application Date

The application date has been changed from Nov 1. to Oct. 1, allowing for one extra month of applications. Students should be applying on Oct. 1 to ensure the earliest possible application date for limited intake programs.


Health Foundations (Nursing)

At this time, we are no longer accepting any new applications for Health Foundations. This decision was made so focus and resources could be put on our students who have already been admitted, and supporting them to progress through the program. A notice has been placed on the EPBC online application, and is reflected within KPU’s Application Deadlines and Fees webpage. We will keep you informed if applications re-open for a future intake. If a student is interested in this program, please have them contact us or attend one of our drop-in sessions to discuss their options.


Admission Requirements for various programs are listed here.

DOUGLAS COLLEGE UPDATES

Here are the latest Douglas College updates on programs, application deadlines and more.


October 1 – Save the date!

Douglas College applications for Fall 2019 open on October 1 at 8:30am. This is important since many of our programs are first-qualified, first-admitted. Applying early is crucial! One exception is the Veterinary Technology program, with an application deadline of January 15, 2019.


Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants

Popular programs such as Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants fill up quickly – typically by 4pm the day applications open. Encourage your students to apply first thing on October 1!


Meet our campuses

Don’t forget - we offer regular campus tours in Coquitlam and New West! It’s a great opportunity for your students to get to know Douglas College before they apply. Sign up now! Fall tours are offered:

· Tuesdays - 2pm, at the Coquitlam Campus

· Wednesdays – 2pm at the New Westminster Campus

· Thursdays - 10am at the New Westminster Campus


Hot off the press

The 2019 Douglas College viewbook has dropped! Have a look here.


New West Campus extension opens

The New West Campus is growing! We have 21 new classrooms and student-centred collaboration spaces over four floors at the Anvil Centre. Located at Eighth St in New Westminster, it’s right across from the New West SkyTrain station, and just a block away from the main New West Campus.


New name, same office

As of September, the Office for New Students officially became the Future Students' Office (FSO). The change better reflects what we do: recruit domestic students. It's the same great people, but with a year-round mission: to help future students make informed decisions about coming to Douglas College. To learn more about the FSO team, visit our staff page.


2018 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championships!

Douglas College is hosting the 2018 CCAA Women's Soccer National Championships. Come out and cheer us on! The Royals play their first tournament game on November 7pm at 5pm, at Percy Perry Town Centre Field. The theme of the tournament is Empower: Celebrating women in sport and leadership.


New BBA Management

We have a brand new Bachelor’s degree – the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management! It provides students with essential business and management tools, as well as practical, industry-relevant skills in one of six concentrations. Students can enter directly into the BBA or start in the diploma program and transfer in year three.


New designated seats for Psychiatric Nursing

There are now designated seats for Aboriginal students, SD 43 students and other high school applicants interested in Academic Foundations for Potential Psychiatric Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing. In January, we will also have designated seats for Douglas College Health Care Support Worker graduates. To be eligible for a designated seat offer, applicants must meet all academic and non-academic admission requirements.


Vocational Education and Skills Training – News!

VEST, which offers programs to people with disabilities or barriers to education and employment has a new program contact: Marsha Wilson! Contact her to learn more about our programs for students with disabilities. Please be aware that we are no longer offering the Consumer and Job Preparation Program.


Becoming a geological technician just got easier

The mining industry is booming with lots of jobs. Plus, our Geological Resources Diploma program has changed its admission requirements. Once students graduate from this two-year program, they’ll have the knowledge and training to find work immediately.


Environmental Science Associate Degree

Interest in environmental science careers is growing, and Douglas College is offering a revamped Associate of Science Degree in Environmental Science. The new requirements allow students to graduate sooner with fewer credits. The program now offers more flexibility when choosing courses, allowing students to define their own pathway.

THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY (tru)

Check out their new 2019-20 Viewbook.


NEW PROGRAMS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering

  • Full 4 year degree program
  • Fall 2019 - 40 seats available
  • First year entry/admission requirements:
    • BC Grade 12 (or equivalent)
    • BC English with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent)
    • Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent)
    • Chemistry 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent)
    • Physics 12 with a minimum of 67% (or equivalent)


* We continue to have our Engineering Transfer at 60 seats and our second year Computer and Electrical.


New programs in Trades

  • Power Engineering Certificate: fourth class power engineering certification.
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate: 25 week program
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma


New accreditation for TRU’s Bachelor of Business Administration-Human Resource major


  • Joint accreditation with the CPHR, students who complete a major or post baccalaureate are now exempt from the professional knowledge exam required to attain a CPHR (professional) status.


Visit tru.ca/programs to learn more.

ADMISSIONS


Open Admission Programs (non-competitive)

  • Official Transcripts
    • A friendly reminder that in order for an application to be considered complete, official transcripts must be received and TRU does not do self-reporting of grades.
    • There are a number of ways transcripts can be requested/submitted. Students can find information on submitting transcripts on our website, as well as a step by step ‘How to Order your High School Transcripts’ tutorial for BC students.


Important Admissions Dates


October 1st, 2018: Program Applications Open
February 1st, 2019: Admissions decisions for some TRU programs begins
March 1st, 2019: Students who apply prior to this date receive a guaranteed earlier registration date

Visit tru.ca/admissions to learn more.


NEW FUTURE STUDENTS WEBSITE


New this September, a Future Students Website!! This website was created to help future students and others navigate our website with ease.

Here students can expect to find accessible links to applying for admission to our programs, information on tuition and fees, upcoming events, housing information and what students can expect at TRU.

Visit tru.ca/futurestudents to learn more.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose of Scholarships


AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.


Scholarship Criteria


Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.


How to Apply


Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:


When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com


There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

***NEW*** BASANT MOTORS SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible for this scholarship the student must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate the attributes of good citizenship and service in school & in the community
  • Plan on attending a post-secondary institution in 2019


HOW TO APPLY:

Download application and submit

BY EMAIL: scholarships@basantmotors.com or

IN PERSON: Basant Motors: 16315 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC V4N 0G1

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LORAN SCHOLARSHIP

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 apply.loranscholar.ca. 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 8:00pm (Eastern Time) on October 17th for school-sponsored applications and October 24th at 8:00pm (Eastern Time) for direct pool applications (without sponsorship). Each high school may sponsor up to three students.




****To be considered for one of three school sponsored nominations, please print a copy of your application and submit it to

Ms. Domingo in the Counselling Office by Wednesday, October 10th by 3.30 pm.****


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.

HORATIO ALGER OF CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • 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.

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2019 LESTER B. PEARSON INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.


Eligibility

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).


Deadlines

  • 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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TOOLS & RESOURCES

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SCHOLAR TREE

Another resource that helps students find and apply for scholarships.

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!

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EDUCATION PLANNER BC

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

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!

YCONIC

Yconic.com 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

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 DEPARTMENT

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