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Graduation Post-Secondary Scholarships - April 2019

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!!!!

It's that time of the year when the weather gets warmer and the end of school is in sight. Make sure you continue to focus on your studies right to the end!


Are you planning to attend any of the graduation functions (commencement, dinner dance, dry grad)? Have you completed the CODE OF CONDUCT Agreement form???? If you are planning to attend ANY grad functions, you are expected to complete this form. If you have not, please see Ms. Bath in the Main office asap!

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GRADUATION INFORMATION

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GRAD COMMENCEMENT COMMENTARY ASSEMBLY

What is going to be said about you as you walk across the stage at commencement???


You have to decide! Start thinking about this: future goals, favourite memory, a message to/would like to thank someone/special achievements/accomplishments, etc.


You are limited to TWO sentences and is written FOR the audience, not for the grad class. It should be clear, formal and appropriate for the event and venue.


If you do not submit a comment to be read, a generic comment will be read about you.


Stay tuned for the assembly!

GRAD DINNER & DANCE TABLE SELECTION

Graduates can choose their tables for the Dinner and Dance at lunch in Mr. Zanatta’s room 2FP from Monday to Friday April 29-May 3rd.

GRAD GUEST PASS APPLICATION

ARE YOU BRINGING A GUEST TO GRAD EVENTS?? (who is not a parent or JH grad)


Johnston Heights Grads of 2019 who wish to bring a guest must pick up and complete the Grad Guest Pass Application Form and submit to the office by May 10, 2019 (no later than 3:30pm).


1. Participating students must be in “good standing” with the school. This means that students may not

be under suspension for violations of Johnston Heights’ School Code of Conduct nor on Academic Probation.


2. All school rules are in effect.

a. Possession or drinking of alcohol is not permitted.

b. Use of drugs is not permitted.

c. Appropriate language and respectful behaviour is expected.

d. Students and guests will treat school staff and venue staff with respect.

e. Students and guests who leave the event area will not be re-admitted.


3. Students and/or guests who violate any rules will have their parents notified and be asked to leave.

Money will not be refunded.


4. The parent/guardian of the student and the JHSS student must sign this agreement in order to

participate in grad-related events. These signatures formally acknowledge a clear understanding

of and commitment to Johnston Height’s Code of Conduct during all Grad events.


Click here for a copy of the Guest Pass.

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INAUGURAL RED CARPET EVENT

Sunday, June 9th, 4:30pm

15350 99 Avenue

Surrey, BC

An event for family and friends to see grads in their formal attire, take photos and send them off to the Dinner/Dance at Newlands Golf Course.

GRAD DINNER & DANCE

Sunday, June 9th, 5:45-11pm

21025 48 Avenue

Langley City, BC

ALL grads who plan to attend this event MUST ride on the provided coaches from Johnston Heights to Newlands. Departure time from JH is 5:45 pm. If you miss the coach then you will not be allowed to attend the dinner/dance. Click here for more information.


The reception begins at 6:00 p.m., group photo is at 6:15 p.m., Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. with the dance until 11:00 p.m.


It is always nice to see parents enjoying time with their grads and other families in a glamorous setting. Dinner & Dance is a “dry” affair regardless of age; this applies to all persons attending the event. Only those students who are in a position to graduate are eligible to attend. Students who are on academic probation or are found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct may not be allowed to attend some or all grad activities. Guests may accompany our graduates after completing a Guest Pass agreement and meeting with the administration of Johnston Heights. Dinner/Dance tickets will begin sales in late April.


TICKET INFORMATION:


Tickets are $80 and will be sold on April 23rd online or in person at the school's office with cash or a cheque.


If your guest is not a grad or parent, an application form must be picked up, completed, and returned to the office to schedule an interview date and time.

DRY GRAD

Monday, June 10th, 12-5am

6188 176 Street

Surrey, BC

This year the annual Johnston Heights Secondary Dry Grad Celebration will occur after the Dinner & Dance. The fun activities at Cloverdale Rec Centre will begin at 12:00 am. The Dry Grad Committee have been working very hard to create a safe and entertaining event for our students. All students will be bussed from Newlands to the Cloverdale Recreation Centre and the event will end at 5:00 am. This is an alcohol and drug-free party and will be a wonderful opportunity for our students to celebrate together.


Tickets can be purchased online through the school website for $75, or you can pay cash or cheque at the office. Please make cheques payable to "JHSS Dry Grad".

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Monday, June 17th, 7pm

6250 144 Street

Surrey, BC

The Commencement Ceremony is a formal acknowledgment of your completion of public schooling and the beginning of the next stage of your lives. Commencement will be held at the Bell Centre for the Performing Arts at 6248 – 144th Street, Surrey. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17. This formal event will include speeches of congratulations, a recognition of the successes and achievements of the graduates, and the presentations of awards. Graduates will "walk the stage" in cap and gown and be presented with a certificate signifying their completion of public schooling. This is a very proud moment for our graduates and their families and a wonderful opportunity for photographs.


Only students in a position to graduate are eligible to attend. Students struggling with academics, attendance and/or behaviour may have additional conditions arranged by their VP. Due to limited seating, all students will receive THREE tickets. These tickets will be handed out to grads along with their cap and gown on June 14th, 2019. Remaining tickets will be available via a draw. Students who are selected in the draw may purchase the extra ticket for $5. Every effort will be made to ensure all grads have the opportunity to purchase an additional ticket, but no additional tickets are guaranteed. The Bell Centre sets up seating in the lobby where family and friends who do not have tickets can watch the ceremonies on the monitors.

CAUTION

There are some cautions that go along with the aforementioned events. ALL are school sponsored events and as such, all school rules apply. Ministry, District and School - based policies will be in effect.


Another caution is to remind students that although graduation celebrations are occurring, actual graduation will depend on application to your studies throughout the semester. All students will need to attend to their studies until the end of June. Most students will be writing school and Provincial final exams until the end of June.

SOOOOO....WHAT'S NEXT????

What’s Next for Grade 12 Students?


For many Grade 12 students, early spring is a time that can generate both anxiety and excitement. While many students have already received offers of admission, some are still waiting. For those still waiting, we encourage to you to diligently check your emails, as well as each university’s student portal for updates on the status of your application and to verify if they might be missing any information in order to process your file. Some may require additional grades, official transcripts, or information on your activities. Note that it’s not unusual for some universities and programs to admit well into early summer (May – June).


For those who have received offers of admission, now’s the time for decision making!

According to an article by Academica, influential decision-making factors include:

  • Reputation (is the institution/program known for excellence?)
  • Academic (what’s the perception of the university’s faculty, libraries, and resources?)
  • Financial factors (do they offer sufficient scholarships, is the university close to the student’s home?)
  • Outcomes (do graduates go on to get good jobs?)
  • Campus (do students tend to find the campus attractive?)
  • Extracurricular factors (does the university/program have a good reputation for student experience, and/or strong recreational facilities?)
  • Nurturing factors (how big are class sizes? Do students get much opportunity to interact directly with their instructors?)


So how does this translate into a concrete plan for evaluating offers of admission and confirming decisions? A great first step is laying out a comprehensive pro-con list for each university that has sent an offer of admission. Items to include in the pro-con list can be taken from the list of factors above, but can also include specific program features (courses, specializations, facilities), experiential education options (co-op, internships, study abroad), personal connections (faith-based, family and friends, personal interests), and more. Make it as personalized as possible, so that the decision is truly a reflection of personal values and experiences with the university.


Keep in mind that each university will have specific confirmation, residence application, and registration deadlines. Make sure to include those on your document, and mark your calendar as a reminder.


Once a decision is made, it will be important to prepare and organize the next steps for the journey into first year. These include housing decisions and applications, registration advising and course selection, finalizing document submission (final transcripts), and

move-in/orientation details.

Source: Options Solutions Newsletter - April 2018 (http://www.optionssolutionsed.com/whats-next-for-grade-12-students)

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POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION SELECTIONS FOR 2019 GRADUATES

Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Selection for 2019 Graduates

The Ministry of Education distributes transcript information to post-secondary institutions (PSIs) following the selection of a PSI by a student in the StudentTranscripts Service. See the following for details about deadlines, information for students and schools.


Post-Secondary Selections


Please encourage Grade 12 students to access the videos below on the StudentTranscripts Service website before they make their PSI selections. Students should make their PSI selections by May 3, 2019.

Students can access the StudentTranscripts Service at: www.studenttranscripts.gov.bc.ca/.


Students must create a Basic BCeID account to access their information. Students need only complete their PSI selections once in the current school year. Students may add to their selections at any time up through July 12, 2019. Students may make up to 25 selections free of charge within six months after completing their last course. After six months, students will be charged $10 per transcript, payable on the StudentTranscripts Service.


Before students make their PSI selections for this school year, they are encouraged to download the poster and view the following YouTube how-to videos:


  • Registering for a BCeID and accessing the StudentTranscripts Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJCk3Uj3P0Q


  • How to order/send a transcript to a Post–Secondary Institution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSo_U7XmH8k


  • How to send a transcript to an employer, yourself or anyone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoV4K6Hdz2k


Distribution of Transcripts

Distribution of transcripts occurs through a variety of mechanisms. For PSIs with the new XML data transfer capability (see below), transcripts will be sent throughout the year. For PSIs on the electronic batch process, interim transcript information will be sent in early May, and final year-end transcript information distributed in late July.


XML Transcript Information

PSI Student Selection Deadline: Any time year round


This transcript distribution method is currently only available for students selecting the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island University and Thompson River University.


When authorized in the StudentTranscript Service by the student:

· The Ministry sends transcript information at any time of the year when students have selected “Send my transcript now and allow this Post Secondary Institution to request transcript updates until the date specified

· The PSI immediately receives interim transcript delivery and is able to request updates to interim marks and final marks as required

· PSIs will then have 12 months after authorization to request updated transcripts


Batch Process Transcript Information


PSI Student Selection Deadline: May 3, 2019 for Interim marks and July 12 for Final Transcripts


This transcript distribution method is currently available with participating BC PSIs, University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).


When authorized in the StudentTranscript Service by the student:

· The Ministry sends transcript information when students have selected “Send Interim and Final Marks when they become available

· The PSI receives interim batch transcript on May 6, 2019

· For final transcripts, the PSI selection deadline for students in the StudentTranscript Service is July 12, 2019; the Ministry sends final transcript information to all students’ selected PSIs in late July 2019


Other Transcript Distribution Processes

Some PSIs only accept hard copy transcripts and, as such, final transcript information will be sent by the Ministry in late July.

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Additional Tips


Student Name Confirmation

Students should ensure that the name that will appear on their transcript matches the name they provide in their applications to post-secondary institutions. A student can check their first and last names as reported to the Ministry on their Unofficial Transcript of Grades found on the StudentTranscripts Service website.


Can’t Find a PSI?

If a specific PSI is not available on StudentTranscripts Service website, please send an email with the name and address of the PSI you wish to see added to:Student.Certification@gov.bc.ca.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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EXPERIENCE VCC

Wednesday, April 24th, 3-6pm

250 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC

You are invited to VCC's Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 24!


We will be opening the doors to our Downtown campus for an afternoon of tours, demonstrations, and entertainment.

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


The event is free and open to the public.

Visit Experience VCC to register.

WELCOME INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

Tuesday, April 30th, 8:30am-2pm

12666 72 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Welcome Indigenous Students


KPU welcomes Indigenous high school students on campus to:

  • Meet current students and faculty members
  • Listen to engaging keynote speakers
  • Attend mock classes
  • Learn about KPU’s Indigenous Services for students
  • Join us for a complimentary breakfast and lunch


For more information, and register for the event, contact ramanpreet.dhaliwal@kpu.ca.

COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE FOR HER

Saturday, May 4th, 9am-5pm

8888 University Dr

Burnaby, BC

Try/CATCH (Computing and Technology Conference for Her) is a one-day event on Saturday, May 4th 2019 from 9:00AM-5:00PM organized by the SFU Women in Computing Science group and organized for high school girls from grades 8-12, with the objective of fostering curiosity about Computer Science.


Throughout the course of the event, students participate in a variety of enriching hands-on activities centered around exploring technical aspects of computer science. Try/CATCH 2019 will feature: six different workshops centered around UI/UX, programming, robotics, and data science; a keynote speech by Olivia Norton, co-founder of Sanctuary.ai; and a panel of Women in Technology that will explore the many aspects of what life is like as a woman in tech.


We will also hold an information session for parents to provide them with an opportunity to ask questions they may have about the road into a technology field, and the challenges and the rewards their children may face.


Registration is Free! Try/CATCH provides snacks, lunch and a reception for the students. Participants will also be eligible to receive prizes through a draw at the end of the event.


For more information and for registration, please visit our website: http://trycatch.cs.sfu.ca/

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS - GLOBAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION NIGHT

Tuesday, May 7th, 6:30-7:30pm

2055 Purcell Way

North Vancouver, BC

Capilano University's Associate of Arts Degree in Global Stewardship is a unique program in British Columbia. Students who enter the Global Stewardship Program have diverse career goals: community development, teaching, politics, nursing, and business, law, international development (NGOs and IGOs) and journalism among others. But what they all share is a desire to make a positive difference in their world. Through an innovative curriculum combining classroom study and engaged service learning, students gain the knowledge and skills to become social change makers while completing their first two years of university.


Students who graduate from the Global Stewardship program have several options available: many will opt to stay and complete a degree at Capilano, such as the new Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Others apply for internships to gain further experience in the NGO sector; while others have gone on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at other universities across Canada. ​

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YOUTH SUPPORT FOR THE SUMMER




Now Accepting Spring Session Participants!


With the cherry blossoms out it’s safe to say spring has arrived and summer is around the corner. Just in time for spring the Y is offering another cohort of YMCA Youth Mindfulness groups.

Thinking forward to summer break we understand young people may not have access to supports they regularly have in their day-to-day environment. We want to ensure people in our community are feeling more confident when it comes to tackling mental health challenges this spring/summer — that’s where our spring mental health programs can help!

To reach as many young people as possible, please help us by sharing the intake session information (below) with your network(s). As a friendly reminder, YMCA Mental Wellness programs are free of charge and available to young people 13-30 years old across the Lower Mainland.


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


Youth Mindfulness (Ages 18 - 30)
This seven-week program uses Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to help young people manage stress. Spring 2019 program location, session dates and times are listed below:


Surrey City Centre Library


Intake #1 – May 8th @ 6:00 pm*

Intake #2 – May 15th @ 6:00 pm*


Program Dates:

May 29th – July 10th (6:00-8:30pm)

Wednesdays Only.

CAMP IGNITE

Ignite your passion. Ignite the possibilities. Ignite tomorrow’s opportunities!

Camp Ignite will show you a future of limitless opportunities demonstrating that anything is possible.

Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams.

The camp is open to girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18), and gives them an introduction to the world of firefighting. Aside from firefighting, each participant will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.

This year’s camp will run from August 8th to August 11th, 2019. Camp Ignite is brought to you by our sponsors and fire departments – so there are no costs and no barriers to participate.

So what’s stopping you? The deadline for applying is JUNE 1st. If you want to apply, download and fill out the application form and bring it in to your municipality’s main fire hall. Find out what you can accomplish!


This could be you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yjTNn5BsBg&feature=youtu.be

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POST SECONDARY UPDATES

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SFU UPDATES

Entrance Scholarships

For the month of March, SFU adjudicators were busy reading and ranking entrance applications. Scholarship winners will be announced between April 2 and April 30 and will have until May 1 to confirm their offer. We will only contact those who are offered an entrance scholarship.


Entrance Awards and Bursaries


Entrance Award and Bursary applications are still open! The deadline to apply is April 30. See our website for more information. Please encourage your students to apply, especially if they have demonstrated financial need and are involved in the school or greater community. Winners will be contacted by June 15.


Next Steps Information Sessions

Admitted students are invited to learn more about what sets SFU apart at a Next Steps Information Session. These events will be held on the Burnaby and Surrey campuses, in Kelowna and Victoria, and online. Events take place in April, so interested students should register soon.

U OF ALBERTA UPDATES

Accepting an Offer
The deadline to accept an offer of admission is May 1, 2019 unless stated otherwise in Bear Tracks. Students can find instructions on how to accept their offer at uab.ca/accept.


On Your Way to the U of A

New U of A students in Calgary and Vancouver are invited to an exclusive event in April to celebrate their admission to the U of A and to welcome them to the U of A family! Email invitations will be sent to admitted students in these cities. Check your inbox!


Registration 101 Workshops

We'll be hosting Registration 101 Workshops across Western Canada and online to help students register for the University of Alberta! Workshop dates and locations, as well as registration tips, how-to videos, and more are available at uab.ca/reg101.


Updating Courses & Marks
Students can continue to update their marks and submit courses even after they have submitted their application. How-to information can be found on our After You Apply webpage at uab.ca/aftapp. The deadline for updating courses and marks is April 30, 2019.


Guaranteed Residence Application Deadline
April 30, 2019 is the deadline for students to apply for residence and be guaranteed a space for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Students can visit uab.ca/residence to apply!


Online Chat
Students are invited to an Online Chat on Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. (MDT) where they can ask general questions about the U of A. Students can learn more at uab.ca/chats.


Online Out of Province Student Loans 101 Workshop
Students are invited to attend an Online Student Loans 101 workshop and get all the tips and tricks for applying for loans in their home province. The first workshop is on Tuesday, April 23 at 5 p.m. (MDT). Students can register at uab.ca/chats.

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TRU SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROGRAM ADMISSIONS

The admission date deadline for the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering Fall 2019 session has been extended to May 15, 2019.

Please advise all Grade 12 students that there is still time to register.

Also, Dr. Faheem Ahmed is available to provide additional information and can be reached at 250.371.5696 or via email at fahmed@tru.ca.

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO CONTACT INFORMATION

During the admissions process if you have any questions, reach out and we'll do our best to put your mind at ease.

General questions
Contact: Student Ambassador team
Email: askus@uwaterloo.ca
Future student website

Questions about applications and admissions
Contact: Registrar's Office, My Application team
Email: myapplication@uwaterloo.ca

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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DISTRICT AUTHORITY AWARDS

Johnston Heights has been awarded THIRTY (30) $1,250 scholarships intended to reward students for excellence in non-academic fields. These scholarships are meant to assist in tuition for furthering students' post-secondary education.


The areas of excellence are:

1) Applied Design, Skills and Technologies

2) Fine Arts

3) Physical Activity

4) International Languages

5) Technical & Trades Training

6) Community Service

7) Indigenous Languages & Culture


Students applying for these scholarships must present material in a duotang, or other thin folder that cannot be unbound with THIS application form. Please submit only copied photos and certificates. Do NOT submit originals!!


This application must be submitted no later than 3.30 PM on May 16, 2019 to Ms. Domingo in the Counselling area. Students wishing to apply for a District Authority Award in more than one area must complete a separate application for each area.


Late, incomplete, faxed, or emailed packages will not be accepted.

JHSS SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

Johnston Heights Scholarships are awards intended​ to reward students for excellence in both academic and non-academic fields. These scholarships have been generously donated from the school, local businesses, organizations and individual people with the intentions of assisting in tuition costs associated with a student's post-secondary education.


WHAT NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED?


  1. Online Application
  2. Statement of Activities (submitted electronically to Ms. Domingo); see question #21 for all the requirements (layout and content)
  3. Personal Descriptor - ONLY for students that are applying for a bursary (submitted electronically to Ms. Domingo); see question #22 for requirements (layout and content)


** Please make sure that you receive a confirmation email from Ms. Domingo concerning your Statement of Activities and Personal Descriptor. **


DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 16TH @ 3:30 PM. All applications are computer time-stamped.

BC SECONDARY SCHOOLS RUGBY UNION SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships shall be awarded to male students enrolled in Member Schools who apply, and who meet the criteria set out below. There are two classifications of scholarships:

  • BC Secondary Schools Rugby Union Scholarships; and
  • BC Secondary Schools Rugby Union / BC Rugby Referees Society Referee Scholarship

For more information about these scholarships, click here.


DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 22ND before 11.59 PM (PST).

YTS SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Youth Transforming society (YTS) is a registered non-profit, student-led group based out of Surrey, BC that aims to raise awareness for humanitarian issues and encourage community volunteerism. Founded in 2010, we have since raised $20,000 for various organizations and have helped hundreds of students get involved. For more information about our organization, please visit: http://www.youthtransformingsociety.org/


To further our goal of inspiring volunteerism, we have created the YTS Scholarship for Community Service. This year, YTS will be giving out three $1000 scholarships. Each scholarship will recognize a student’s dedication and commitment to selfless service in the community. We hope to celebrate the achievements of three young individuals who have created positive change in their communities.


Eligibility criteria:


To be considered for this award, the applicant must be:

1. A graduating, grade 12 student attending secondary school within the Lower Mainland;

2. Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution on a full-time basis beginning September 2019;

3. Actively involved in voluntary pursuits of any kind (humanitarian, environmental, etc…); and

4. Has a minimum academic average of 70%.


The application deadline is on Friday May 3rd, 2019 at 11:59pm. For more information and access to the application, click here.

BC DAIRY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS (2 scholarships x $1000)

To qualify, applicants must have competed in BCSS approved sports, specifically, girls volleyball or ultimate during the applicant’s grade 12 school year. Applicants must be enrolled in a BC secondary member school, be graduating this 2018-19 school year and will be entering their first full-time studies in a Canadian University of College. Applicants must have demonstrated school spirit, a healthy lifestyle, and community involvement in order to be considered.


DEADLINE: Completed and signed application forms, together with all supporting documentation, must reach the BC School Sports office by email (info@bcschoolsports.ca) no later than May 6th, 2019. Click here for access to an application form.


Only completed applications will be considered. Please refer to the Document Checklist to ensure that you have submitted all required documentation.Applications will be accepted by e-mail only. All submissions can be e-mailed to info@bcschoolsports.ca. Please ensure all scanned documents are high quality and legible.

All attachments should be in PDF or .doc (Word) format. Other file formats will not be accepted. All documents should have the candidate’s first and last name in the filename.

When your application is received, BC School Sports will contact you using the e-mail address that the application was sent from to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation, we might not have received your application.

BERT & GRETA QUARTERMAINE BADMINTON SCHOLARSHIP (2 scholarships x $1000)

The Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship fund is provided by Bert & Greta Quartermaine, and is dedicated to assisting worthy BC School Sports student-athletes competing in badminton at the high school level in their desire to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary school.


The Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship rewards excellence in both scholastic and athletic pursuits. The successful applicants will be student-athletes who have balanced their achievements as badminton athletes with significant success as leaders and contributors to their community.


The link to the application form can be found here.


DEADLINE: MAY 6TH, 2019

BCSS DAVE GIFFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2 scholarships x $1500: 1 male & 1 female)

Dave Gifford was a BCSS Director from 1988-90, and received the BCSS Honour Award in 1992. He was a teacher and Administrator in Vancouver, and died in 1992. In his honour, this scholarship is for one male and one female student who truly excels as a student-athlete.

Applicants must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful applicants for the Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarship. (Please DO NOT complete two applications.)


The link to the application form can be found here.


DEADLINE: MAY 6TH, 2019

BCSS ZONE SCHOLARSHIPS (2 scholarships x $750: 1 male & 1 female)

Applicants must have competed in at least one BCSS approved sport during Grade 12. They must be enrolled in a B.C. School who are graduating this year and will be entering their first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University or College. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, have a minimum grade percentage of 75% and have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in school and/or community.

Two scholarships of $750 will be awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female).


The link to the application form can be found here.


DEADLINE: MAY 6TH, 2019


For a variety of other BC School Scholarships, click here.

2019 LOTUS LIGHT CHARITY SCHOLARSHIP

Any Canadian student who is 17 years or older and will be beginning or continuing their studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis may be eligible to receive a $500 Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS) Scholarship to assist in those studies. Applicants will be assessed on scholastic record and community volunteer involvement.


The 2019 LLCS Scholarship application submission period is March 1 to May 15, 2019; successful applicants will be notified in mid-June.


All applications must be submitted via postal mail or drop-off (i.e. no email submissions, no fax submissions), addressed as follows:


Lotus Light Charity Society – Scholarship
#200-357 Hastings Street East
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P3


Application must include the following:

(1) Up-to-date official transcript of grades.
(2) Proof of acceptance for entry and/or current enrolment at a recognized post-secondary educational institution.
(3) A cover letter and resume containing information regarding education, work, and volunteer experience.
(4) Current letters of reference from previous employers, teachers, or volunteer organizations.

Download Link for 2019 LLCS Scholarship Application Form.

FRASER VALLEY SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Fraser Valley Secondary Schools Athletic Association offers annually SIX $750 scholarships to students who are interested in pursuing a degree in the area of physical education or sports science. For more information about the scholarship and to find the application form, click here.


DEADLINE: MAY 15

SSSAA SCHOLARSHIPS

1) The Norman O. Barton Memorial Scholarship, open in competition to both boys and girls, will be awarded annually to the candidate who most fully displays the all round qualities exemplified by Surrey's first Supervisor of Physical Education.


The Selection Committee, in assessing the merits of nominees, is concerned with qualifications such as Mr. Barton possessed--high scholastic and literary attainments, physical vigor, moral force of character and ability to serve, work with, and lead others.


2) The Kahunaverse Athletic Leadership Scholarship, open in competition to both boys and girls, will be awarded annually to the candidate who demonstrates leadership (active role of decision making) and service (you follow through on something which is already in place) to athletics in the school. Big Kahuna is a leader in team and institutional sporting goods including equipment, apparel, uniforms and footwear.


3) The Glenn Young Scholarship, open in competition to both boys and girls, will be awarded annually to the candidate who successfully combines academics, leadership and service to physical education and athletics in the school. This scholarship was created for deserving students who are in clear financial need.


**NOTE: The deadline to submit these to Ms. Domingo in the Counselling office is Thursday, May 9th by 3.30 PM NOT May 15th as the application indicates.


  • Do NOT ask the office for a transcript as one will be attached to your application by Ms. Domingo upon your submission.
  • Do NOT calculate your GPA as that will be done by Ms. Domingo upon your submission.
  • Do NOT ask Ms. McLaughlin for her signature as Ms. Domingo will do this upon your submission.

PACIFIC LEADERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

Applicants must be under 25 and accepted (or conditionally accepted) for admission as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program or trade, technical or vocational training. The program must be at a designated public or private post-secondary institution in the Province of British Columbia.


Qualified students with a parent who has been an employee of the BC Public Service for the last three years may apply. The application deadline for this year is May 17, 2019.


Click here more information on and to find the application for this scholarship.

JENNIFER WADGE MEMORIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

Jennifer Wadge was the President of the Surrey Teachers’ Association from 2012 until her untimely death in 2015. She was a graduate of Surrey public schools and taught at a number of elementary schools in Surrey. She was a dedicated and passionate supporter of teachers and students, she championed social activism, and she believed whole-heartedly in the importance of an adequately funded public education system. She was known for her clear thinking, her articulate incisive views, her composed demeanour, and her passion for the issues. Jennifer was deeply committed to the principles of social justice, seeing them as a cornerstone of our work in an equitable society.


The Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award was created to commemorate our former president, Jennifer Wadge, and honour her commitment to the social justice values of our union. There are six awards of $2,000 each (two for graduating children of STA members and four for students graduating from Surrey schools). These awards will be conferred on the the applicant’s involvement in social justice work in the school based on community, and their written statement of commitment to social justice issues.


Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Open Awards


    • Who is eligible: Open to any current Grade 12 student at a Surrey public secondary school during the 2018/2019 school year.
    • Award Denominations: Four awards of $2,000 each
    • Deadline for application: May 17, 2019
    • Awarded in June
    • Application available here

CLOVERDALE RODEO 2019 YOUTH INITIATIVE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association is proud to present its annual scholarship program. The scholarship program is open to past and present student volunteers of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair who are in their graduation year.


The purpose of the scholarship program is:


· To foster youth participation and engagement in the activities and interests of the Cloverdale Rodeo & ExhibitionAssociation

· To reward deserving volunteers with financial assistance in pursuing their post-secondaryeducation


This year the Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation is offering $1000 scholarships. The scholarship awards are based on participation in the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, community involvement and demonstration of leadership. Scholarships are awarded annually, and funds are paid directly to the recipient’s school.


For information on eligibility criteria and application form, go to the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association website. Deadline to apply is May 24TH, 2019.

TESSA BEAUCHAMP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS (2 scholarships x $1000)

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a high school student graduate who is enrolling in any post-secondary institution.


For more information about Tessa's Foundation and her scholarship, click here.


DEADLINE: May 30, 2019

GRACE FAMILY NETWORK FOUNDATION (gfnf) SCHOLARSHIP

Here's a scholarship opportunity for graduating students with demonstrable financial need, who intend to pursue post-secondary studies in any field.


Founded in the memory of Rebecca Chan, the Grace Family Network Foundation (gfnf) is a non-profit organization that aims to support and encourage under-resourced children and youth in the Greater Vancouver area. gfnf is the embodiment of Rebecca’s heart for others and the hope that it will be carried on in some small way.


Three scholarships of $500 each are available to Greater Vancouver area students graduating in 2019 and beginning their studies at any post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2019. Priority will be given to students in financial need.


Applications must be received in full by 11:59pm on May 31st, 2019. Winners will be notified by July, 2019.


The application is available on our website at www.gfnf.org.

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BETTY SPALTON SCHOLARSHIP

The Betty Spalton Trust Fund was established in 1999 to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. As one of the goals of this fund is to encourage diversity in the industry, preference is given to females and/or members of minority groups. The fund honours Betty Spalton, an industry and Association leader who died after a brief illness in 1999.

The Betty Spalton Scholarship is merit-based, and awards the successful candidate(s) $1,500 to be used for study and living expenses.


DEADLINE: MAY 31ST

SOAR PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

SOAR Philanthropic Society is a youth led non-profit organization providing scholarships and educational resources to local high school students. This year, the organization will be awarding over $35,000 in scholarship funds to graduating students for academic achievement, overcoming adversity, arts, entrepreneurship, health and mindfulness, eadership, law and social justice, sports, trades, and more.


Students can apply at www.soarps.org by May 31, 2019.


Furthermore, SOAR is holding its annual leadership conference, SOAR Summit at the Surrey campus of Simon Fraser University on June 15, 2019. Students will get the opportunity to listen to leading professionals from various industries. Students will also engage in numerous workshops and activities focused on community involvement, financial literacy, and leadership. Students can register at www.soarps.org.

2019 BAYER FUND OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This year, Bayer Canada -- Crop Science Division estimates it will provide approximately 65 scholarships to deserving high school students across the country entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or culinary arts, at a Canadian college or university. Each scholarship is valued at $1500 and will be awarded to students who meet the criteria set out in the application form.


Complete applications, including an application essay, must be post-marked no later than May 31, 2019. For more information, visit cropscience.bayer.ca/opportunityscholarship .

ENGINEERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS BC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation is pleased to offer the Post-Secondary Entrance and Transfer Scholarships to BC secondary students entering engineering or geoscience programs.


Six entrance scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, and one transfer scholarship, valued at $1,000, are awarded on the basis of a combination of factors including:

  • Academic standing,
  • Extracurricular activities,
  • Financial need, and
  • Responses to long-answer questions.


The entrance scholarship is for students entering a 4-year undergraduate engineering (B.A.Sc., B.Eng., or similar) or geoscience (B.Sc. or similar) program.


The transfer scholarship is for students entering a 1-year engineering transfer program (engineering fundamentals, engineering certificate, or similar) with the intention of completing the remainder of an engineering degree at another institution.


The successful candidates will be notified in September 2019. The scholarships will be paid directly to the recipient's academic institution upon confirmation of registration.geoscience, etc.) at a BC university.


Completed applications and letters of reference must be received by June 30, 2019. For more information and access to the application, click here.

JOHNSON INSURANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The 2019 Johnson Scholarship Program is open and applications are available.


Who May Apply


To apply, applicants must be:

  • a resident of a province or territory of Canada;
  • completing high school in 2019; and,
  • enrolled in an undergraduate program on a full-time basis for the 2019-2020 academic year at a recognized publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institution or Cegep (if living in the province of Quebec).


Applicants must also fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • have a home or auto policy through Johnson;
  • be a member/employee of a Johnson recognized group*;
  • have a parent/guardian or grandparent who has a home or auto policy through Johnson;
  • have a parent/guardian or grandparent who is a member/employee of a Johnson recognized group*, and has a home or auto policy or group benefit plan through Johnson;
  • have a parent/guardian or grandparent who is a member/employee of a Johnson recognized group*, but does not have a home or auto policy or group benefit plan through Johnson; or
  • be a child/grandchild of a Johnson employee.


Online Application Form


Applications shall be submitted on the completion of the applicant’s graduating year of high school.

Completed application forms must be submitted by August 12, 2019, 11.59 PM EST and must include an official high school transcript of your final year marks.


Please see the online application form to obtain full requirements and submission instructions.


Scholarship Amount


Johnson will award 50 scholarships each valued at $1,000 to students attending a post-secondary educational institution in Canada in the fall of 2019.


Selection and Announcement of Winners


Applicants will be evaluated based on two components:
(1) academic achievement; and
(2) school/extracurricular activities and community/volunteer service.

An independent selection committee (Loran Scholars Foundation) has been retained to review and evaluate all applications and identify the successful candidates for 2019. Please note that the decision of the selection committee is final and not subject to appeal. Selection of successful applicants will be completed by October 31, 2019. Only the winners will be notified.

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2018 - 19 JHSS GRAD INFORMATION BOOKLET

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 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.

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.


It is during this time of the year when a lot of scholarships become 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 DEPARTMENT

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