NEWS FROM THE NEST
Graduation, Post-Secondary & Scholarship Information
GPS MEETING THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 IN 1HL AT LUNCH!
Grad Write Ups for Yearbook
The Yearbook team would like to remind all grads that the following 3 pieces of information are due on or before Friday, November 30, 2018.
- A baby or childhood photo with your name clearly printed on back. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your signature written on a blank (not lined) white sheet of paper in black or blue pen.
- Your grad write-up of no more than 250 characters.
- If you're unsure, please use word processing software on your computer to count.
- Inappropriate submissions will be removed at the school's discretion.
Please submit all three items in an envelope with your name clearly printed on front to one of the yearbook team members in 4FP, or to Mr. Choo.
JH Dry Grad account for Bottle Returns - Tell your Parents!!!
YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA CAN NOW TEXT FOR MENTAL HEALTH HELP
The charitable organization Kids Help Phone is finding new ways to help Canadian youth deal with mental health issues.
Through a free bilingual texting service, available across the country, kids can access support for mental health 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The innovative way to connect young people with the support they need has partnered with the Crisis Text Line in bringing a new way to reach out for help.
By texting CONNECT to 686868 (or TEXTO for French-language service), people can chat confidentially with a trained Crisis Responder for support with any issue, big or small. People wishing to use the service don’t need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to use it. All conversations between young people and the volunteer responder are completely confidential.
“Some people get a little weirded out when they hear the word ‘counselling.’ That’s OK,” says the Kids Help Phone website. “Basically, counselling is about talking to someone who knows a lot about many different issues that young people face. We think of counselling as a conversation with someone whom you can trust, who won’t judge you, and who wants to help.”
A pilot project began last winter to test out the hotline which received more than 13,000 text conversations between Canadian youth and trained crisis responders.
The study showed the most common issues affecting young people in Canada were anxiety, relationship problems and feelings of isolation. 24% of texters reached out with suicidal thoughts.
For many young people in the country, a lack of privacy, unreliable Internet and limited phone plans made it difficult to communicate with professional help by phone.
SHAD is a 27-day STEAM and entrepreneurship based enrichment program where participants live at a host university campus outside their hometown while engaging in experiential learning, sociocultural activities and community building in July 2019.
The online application for the summer 2019 program is now available. Submissions are due by November 19.
SHAD is a competitive program that attracts grades 10, 11 & 12 youth leaders and Change Makers across Canada and around the world. The application takes into consideration both academic results and extra-curricular participation. To find out more about SHAD, click here.
RCMP YOUTH ACADEMY OPPORTUNITY
- Must be at least 16 years of age (as of December 31, 2017);
- Be either a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident;
- Have a genuine interest in police, or related work, as a career;
- Be in good academic standing in all classes;
- Have a very good "attendance" and "punctuality" record at school, good "work habits";
- Display a willingness to communicate, work cooperatively with others, take direction, and be receptive to feedback;
- And many more...
Applications are available in the Career Centre and are due on Tuesday, December 4th.
NEED A TRANSCRIPT????
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!
Respiratory Therapist Training
RT PROGRAM INFO SESSIONS:
Jan. 24: St. Paul's Hospital: 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Feb. 6: Surrey Memorial Hospital: 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM
university of king's college LECTURE TOUR - A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL?
Tuesday, Nov. 13th 2018 at 6:30-9pm
Georgia Room, Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown 1110 Howe Street
Come get to know King’s University and—while you’re at it—learn about the philosophical and historical underpinnings of modern politics and the media. At this King’s event you will be able to attend a short talk, connect with professors and alumni, learn about life at King’s, enjoy refreshments and take advantage of on-the-spot admissions.
Dr. Neil Robertson, director of the Foundation Year Program, and Prof. Tim Currie, director of the School of Journalism will present a joint lecture entitled “A Deal with the Devil? How Faust Informs Stories of the Modern World.”
On-the-spot admissions available. Save $65 if you apply to King’s at the event.
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Get your questions answered by faculty, staff, and current students. Check out some of their tech and explore 300+ programs in business, IT, health, engineering, trades, and applied sciences.
Register to win 1 to 3 prizes of $1,000 in tuition.
DREAM IT BE IT CAREER SUPPORT FOR GIRLS CONFERENCE
WHERE: Panorama Secondary School, 13220 - 64 Avenue, Surrey
WHY: 4th Annual Career Conference with completely new workshops, amazing guest speakers and a huge career fair to connect with female professionals from a variety of career backgrounds!
Gain specific information and connections for your subject/career area of interest.
Lots of prizes to be given out!!!
FREE High School Event for Girls in Surrey & Delta
Register here: https://dreamitbeitregistration.eventbrite.ca
FIREFIGHTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN
WHERE: JIBC Maple Ridge Campus, 13500 256th Street, Maple Ridge
WHY: Women who are curious about a career in the Fire Service are invited to participate in an introductory hands-on firefighting workshop at the JIBC Fire & Safety Division, Maple Ridge Campus.
Participants will be introduced to essential skills that are needed to become a firefighter from career female firefighters who are currently serving in Lower Mainland Fire Departments. Participants will also be able to speak with various fire departments representatives to discover what it takes to become a firefighter.
Minimum age to participate is 16. Cost is $25. Lunch will be provided and participants will also receive a JIBC t-shirt. As the workshop will involve strenuous physical activity, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and dress in appropriate active wear.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience along with important information needed to pursue an exciting career as a firefighter!
The JIBC Fire & Safety Division and The JIBC Foundation would like to thank Jessica Roberts for supporting this initiative in the memory of her sister Jocelyn, a pioneering Richmond firefighter and Captain.
As the information session and workshop will involve some strenuous physical activity, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and dress in appropriate active wear.
Please note: Only those who have pre-registered before an upcoming event will be able to participate and attend the hands-on information session/workshop. To ensure safety of everyone in attendance, no unregistered observers will be permitted on site during the event.
All participants are required to sign and complete a Waiver Form prior to participating in the information session. For participants under the age of 19, their parents/guardians are required to sign and complete the Waiver Form. Please bring a hard copy the morning of the workshop or email it to email@example.com with "Firefighting Workshop Waiver Form" in the subject line.
KPU CLOVERDALE TRADES AND TECH CAREER FAIR & OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, Nov. 20th 2018 at 10am-7pm
5500 180 Street
Registration is encouraged, as students who register and attend the Open House have a chance to win a pair of Canucks tickets and one of two $500 tuition waivers!
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UBC ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Nov. 24th 2018 at 10am-4pm
2332 Main Mall
There will be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, and informative presentations. Talk to advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how applied science can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore -- we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.
For more information, visit UBC Engineering and Architecture Open House.
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university of alberta admissions advising night
Sunday, Nov. 25th 2018 at 9am-5pm
350 West Georgia Street
Learn more at U of Alberta Vancouver Advising.
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EXPLORE CAP U INFO NIGHT
Wednesday, Nov. 28th 2018 at 5:30-8pm
Capilano University Birch Building, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
North Vancouver, BC
High school students and their parents are invited to come on campus to learn about our amazing programs and student services. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
- Info about dozens of programs & student services
- How to apply for admission to Capilano U
- Opportunities for financial aid, student loans & awards
- Study abroad opportunities
- Connecting with Capilano U instructors
- Campus life from current students
Please have your students RSVP by clicking the link below! Once they have RSVP'd they are entered to win a $500 tuition fee waiver.
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AT SFU's Surrey campus (250-13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey)
Prospective SFU students and their families are invited to join us for this informative event that will help you choose your post-secondary program with confidence. Learn about SFU's program offerings, student services, meet with faculty members, and speak with current students.
Throughout the evening, you can experience SFU by:
- Exploring our programs at the fair
- Meeting faculty representatives
- Going on a campus tour
- Attending presentations
- Chatting with representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid
- Mingling with current students
- Viewing student projects
UBC ENTRY TO PRACTICE DOCTOR OR PHARMACY PROGRAM
Wednesday, Nov. 28th 2018 at 4:30-5:30pm
2405 Wesbrook Mall
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TRU ON TOUR
Thursday, Nov. 29th 2018 at 7-9pm
7778 152 Street
Applications are now open for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019
- December 3, 2018: Self-reporting portal opens for Fall 2019 high school applicants
- January 31, 2019: Applications for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 close
The Admission Compass is an online tool to help BC/Yukon students determine what programs they are eligible to apply for. Because admission requirements are complex and interrelated, it may not cover every set of circumstances.
Apply for Residence
Think local students don't live on campus? Think again: 41% of residents are from the Lowere Mainland. Studies show that students who live on campus have higher GPAs, easier transitions into university, and higher retention and graduation rates. Applications for Fall 2019 are now open.
SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship Program deadlines
- Online Application open: October 1, 2018
- Application submission deadline: December 3, 2018
- Supporting document deadline: January 15, 2019
Entrance Awards and Bursaries deadlines
- Online application open: November 1, 2018
- Application submission deadline: April 30, 2019
- Supporting document deadline: May 15, 2019
A friendly reminder that in order for an application to be considered complete, official transcripts must be received (both interim and final marks for current high school students) and TRU does not do self-reporting of grades.
Find out information on submitting transcripts here, as well as a 'How to Order your High School Transcripts' video.
Have questions? We are always here to help, contact the Future Students Office.
Visit tru.ca/admissions to learn more.
IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES COMING UP!!!
NOV 16th - TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
NOV 19th - Queen's Chancellor Scholarship (for QuARMS candidates) JHSS Nomination deadline
DEC 1st - UBC Presidential Scholars Award
DEC 1st - UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award deadline
DEC 1st - Dalton Camp Award
DEC 3rd - SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships
DEC 12th - University of Alberta Application Based Scholarships
DEC 13th - Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program
DEC 15th - Burger King Scholarship
DEC 31st - A & E Canadian Lives that make a Difference Essay Contest Deadline
DEC 31st - BC Cowboy Heritage Society Student Scholarship
DEC 31st - Mike Puhallo Scholarship Deadline
JAN 15th - SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship
JAN 21st - JHSS Schulich Nomination
FEB 15th - Beedie Luminaries Scholarship
TD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
Community heroes do good work because they are inspired to, not for the recognition.
TD is committed to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow, creating conditions so everyone has the chance to succeed in a changing world. Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are offered to students who, like TD, help support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place. Have you shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in your community? Then we want to hear from you, as you may qualify for one of our Community Scholarships. It’s not just about marks in the classroom, but rather the marks you have made on your community.
What is "community leadership"?
We’re interested in hearing from students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. For example, you may be cleaning up the environment, promoting social justice, or fighting child poverty. Check out what some of the past scholarship recipients have done to improve their community.
How are the recipients chosen?
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who:
- Have demonstrated community leadership
- Are in the final year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec)
- Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year
Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership is designed to recognize the achievements of youth who are making a difference and to help them realize their educational goals. After all, today’s community-minded students are tomorrow’s leaders. Have you made your community a better place? Then we want to hear from you. Start your application now.
Deadline is November 16, 2018.
QUEEN'S CHANCELLOR SCHOLARSHIP
Queen's offer a variety of major admission awards. Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities can apply for a major admission award. Financial need is also a consideration for some of their major admission awards.
You may apply for one or all of these awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application. The deadline to submit your application to the Student Awards Office is December 1, 2018.
How to apply for the Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship:
All potential candidates who are thinking of applying for the Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship are required to submit the complete application by Monday, November 19th, to Ms. Domingo.
THE DALTON CAMP BURSARY AWARD
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting announced The Dalton Camp Award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.
The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2017, there was one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt. In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 was awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the calendar year of the Award a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.
For more information, click here. Entries must be received BEFORE 5.00 PM (PST) on December 1st, 2018.
UBC UNDERGRADUATE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
- The Presidential Scholars Award program offers the most prestigious awards available to students who are entering UBC, including a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $60,000 payable over four years. These awards recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. All high school applicants will be evaluated for the Presidential Scholars Award for their first-choice degree based on their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application. We will not evaluate second-choice degrees for a Presidential Scholars Award.
- The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is designed to improve access to post-secondary education for exceptional students facing significant financial barriers. This award is valued up to $80,000 and requires a separate application for the student, parent or guardian, AND referee. The deadline to apply is December 1.
A number of Presidential Scholars Awards and Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards are designated specifically for Aboriginal students. Applicants can self-identify as Aboriginal in their application to UBC.
International undergraduate entrance scholarships
UBC also recognizes the achievements of outstanding students from around the world by devoting non-public funds to scholarships and awards for international students. All eligible candidates who apply to UBC by January 15, 2019 will be automatically considered for an award.
Tuition waiver for youth in care
SFU UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are available to domestic and international high school students admitted for the fall term to an undergraduate degree in any faculty.
Application deadline is December 3rd, 2018.
Document submission deadline is January 15th, 2019.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIPS
Did you know that 1 in 5 first-year students receive a scholarship? Learn about the Admission-based and Application-based scholarship opportunities at uab.ca/awards and see what may be available for you.
Whether you’re a scholastic achiever, community leader, or well-rounded student, the University of Alberta awards $28 million each year in undergraduate scholarships, awards, and financial support to all kinds of students.
Admission-based scholarships – no application required!
You could be starting with scholarships you don’t even have to apply for! You will be evaluated for these scholarships when you apply for admission. Your eligibility will be based on your high school admission average at the time of your admission offer. They'll assess you for a match to the following and many more.
Application-based scholarships – apply early!
There are even more scholarships and awards for all types of students. Not sure what scholarships you’re eligible for? No problem! Fill out our single scholarship application and, based on your background, experiences, academics, and interests, we'll assess you for a match to the following and many more.
You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any entrance scholarships. The deadline for application-based scholarships is December 12, 2018. Get some tips about how to apply or visit our scholarship application form to get started!
SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS
What are Schulich Leader Scholarships?
Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at our 20 Canadian partner universities.
Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100 million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to be the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.
50 scholarships are awarded each year:
- 25 at $100,000 for engineering
- 25 at $80,000 for science, technology or mathematics
Student eligibility criteria:
- Must graduate from high school in the 2018/19 academic year;
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
- Plan to enrol in a STEM program at one of the 20 partner Canadian universities;
- Meet at least two of the following criteria: Academic excellence, Leadership (community, business, or entrepreneurial), or Financial need
- Not planning a career as a medical practitioner.
How to apply:
All potential candidates are required to submit a 250 word essay (font size 12, 1" margins, double-spaced, Word document) by or earlier than Monday, January 21st at 3.30 PM, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line must read JHSS Schulich Nomination . NOTE: Failure to follow the aforementioned instructions may lead to your application being disqualified for consideration.
Essay Question: "Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to Science, Technology, Engineering or Math."
BEEDIE LUMINARIES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
- 50 scholarships in 2019 (pilot year)
- $40,000 per student/4-year undergraduate degree
- $15,000 per student/2-year college or trade-school diploma
- "Stay on Track" student support
- Annual student team-building retreat
- Access to mentors
- Summer paid internship opportunities
Applications open today (Nov. 13) and applicants can apply through their secure, online site for post-secondary education starting by September 2019 at the selected institutions:
- Capilano University
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Langara College
- Douglas College
Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee using the following key criteria:
- Basic Eligibility
- Academic Readiness (according to BC's new curriculum core competencies)
- Financial Hardship
- Personal Circumstances
- Contributions to Home and/or Community
The top finalists will be invited for interviews with the selection committee in April 2019. For more details about the scholarship and/or to apply, click here.
Applications close February 15th, 2019.
NOVUS BIOLOGICALS 2019 SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM
Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science.
The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.
To apply for the scholarship, click here.
BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP
The Burger King Scholarship may be one of the best scholarships for high school seniors. In fact, the Burger King McLamore Foundation has a goal of awarding a $1,000 for every Burger King restaurant in North America! With over 7,000 restaurants, that’s more than $7 million in scholarships for eligible high school seniors!
Burger King will only review the first 50,000 applications that are submitted before the scholarship deadline, so don’t delay on your application! Applying for the Burger King Scholarship is relatively straight forward. Here are a few requirements for submitting your Burger King Application. Applicants must:
- Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico;
- Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada;
- Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent;
- Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2019-20 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.
Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $50,000 (most scholarships are awarded at the $1,000 level), but imagine what you could do with an extra $1,000 or more towards your college degree! The Burger King Scholarship is also open to a wide range of students and degree programs. Whether you’re attending nursing school at a local vocational or technical school, or enrolled in a four year bachelors degree program at a state university, you may be eligible! What are you waiting for? Remember, the deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is Saturday, December 15 so don’t delay! Submit your Burger King Application today. BK Scholarship open to residents of Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States.
A & E LIVES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE 2018 ESSAY CONTEST
Students in 5th - 12th grades may enter by writing an essay based on someone they think made the biggest impact on Canadian society between 01/01/2018 through 12/31/2018. The essay must explain whether the impact was positive or negative on society. Essays do not necessarily need to be written on (a) person(s) of Canadian origin. There is a 300 word limit. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: 5th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade. Two winners will be selected at each level.
GRAND PRIZE: $3000 for student and $1000 for Department/Classroom of Teacher
FIRST PRIZE: $2000 for student and $1000 for Department/ Classroom of Teacher
For more information on how to apply, click here.
Entry deadline is December 31st.
BC COWBOY HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Each year we run a competition for up to five annual scholarships of $500.00 each!
They will be for graduating seniors or college students resident in BC, who are enrolled in any post secondary institution, or will be so, within the year of the competition.
Three of these scholarships are funded by the BCCHS and two are Mike Puhallo Memorial Scholaships funded by both BCCHS and Canadian Cowboy Country magazine.
- BCCHS categories are:
- an essay or short story
- a piece of original art work
- Cowboy Craftsmanship
- Mike Puhallo Memorial Student Scholarships are:
- for cowboy poetry
(all poems must rhyme)
Our objectives in presenting these scholarships are twofold: To promote awareness of our ranching and cowboy heritage and current contributions; and to provide support in post secondary education to students who demonstrate that knowledge.
To compete for a scholarship read the rules, print the application form, fill it out and sign it, then mail or scan and email it with your material.
Entry deadline is Dec 31st.
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
JHSS 2018-19 GRADUATION 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.
EDUCATION PLANNER BC
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.
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