January Newsletter


January 27th, 2015: Yale Young Global Scholars Webinar Deadline

January 30th, 2015: Ignite a Dream Educational Award

January 31st, 2015: UBC Entrance Scholarship Award

January 31st, 2015: SPEAT BC Scholarship Award Deadline

February, 2015: Prospera Credit Union's Educational Awards Program Deadline

February 14th, 2015: Western University National Scholarship Deadline

February 18th, 2015: University of Calgary Information Session

February 19th, 2015: Bits & Bites Computer Science & Engineering (SFU)

February 27th, 2015: 2015 BCGEU Scholarship Deadline

February 28th, 2015: University of Victoria Application Deadline

February 28th, 2015: Black Press Scholarship Deadline

February 28th, 2015: SFU Online Scholarship Deadline

March 1st, 2015: KPU Early Admission Deadline

March 9th, 2015: RE/MAX Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary Deadline

March 16th, 2015: Minerva Foundation Lead Program Deadline

March 27th, 2015: CPF Grade 12 Language Award Deadline

April 9th, 2015: KPU Entrance Scholarship Deadline

April 10th, 2015: District/Authority & EMS Scholarship Application Deadline

April 11th, 2015: US College Expo Vancouver

April 15th, 2015: KPU Limited Intake Programs Current Grade Report Deadline

April 30th, 2015: Sweat Your Way to Grad Athletic Scholarship Deadline

May 1st, 2015: KPU Open Intake Programs PSI Deadline

May 31st, 2015: Making Grad Great Scholarship Deadline

July 1st, 2015: CISC Steel Scholarship Deadline


Invite Right School Tools Scholarship

1. $500 Acting Out Grad – Theatre Arts Scholarship Deadline – March 31, 2015
Show off your theatrics! Open to Grade 12 students applying for this scholarship should describe how they express themselves through music, acting or working behind-the-scenes.

2. $500 Sweat Your Way to Grad – Athletics Scholarship Deadline – April 30, 2015
Open to Grade 12 student athletes who demonstrates school spirit throughout the year. Include special awards (MVP, team captain, league championship, class president etc.)

3. $500 Making Grad Great – Graduation Scholarship Deadline – May 31, 2015
This scholarship goes to the Grade 12 student who best displays how they went the extra mile to make grad special at their school.

Submit links to videos, web pages or Facebook pages that highlight your contributions and show off all your great accomplishments.Include the name of the supporting teacher (drama teacher, athletic director, graduation coordinator) and also recommend an accompanying letter from the teacher. The winner and first runner up from each scholarship will be published in the SchoolTools newsletter June 12, 2015.

Apply here!

Minerva Foundation Learning to Lead Program

The Minerva Foundation is once again offering the Learning to Lead ™ program for 50 BC grade 11 girls on May 22 – 24, 2015 at UBC.

The Minerva Foundation is looking for girls with strong leadership potential who may not have access to this type of unique program. The curriculum has been updated and during this interactive weekend, the girls will participate in workshops on values-based leadership, assessing their strengths, systems thinking (as it relates to building community) and the power of mentorship and networks. The latter will be within a community of senior women leaders and mentors.

For further details and to nominate a student from your school, please find attached the nomination package and form. Only nominations with completed packages will be considered.

Please send completed nominations to Ashley at ashleym@theminervafoundation.com by 4 PM on March 16th, 2015.

Selection Process:

BC high schools are allowed to recommend one outstanding female Grade 11 student who wants to make a difference in the world. Each school may submit one nomination or two if one applicant is Aboriginal. Fifty Grade 11 students from British Columbia are selected to attend.

This program is tuition-free. All costs are paid for through the generous support of sponsors and donors.

If you seek a nomination, please email krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca with the subject line "Minerva Foundation Learning to Lead Program"

For more information about Learning to Lead™ please contact Ashley at:

admin@theminervafoundation.com 604-683-7635

Quest University Canada

Application Deadlines:

Our March 1 Scholarship Deadline is fast approaching. To be eligible for scholarship and/or financial aid, students must complete both their admissions application and scholarship application before this date. Currently, we are reviewing admissions applications weekly, on a rolling basis. Scholarship reviews start after March 1.

Visiting Campus:

The best way to learn about Quest is to experience it. We invite you to visit our campus to experience our unique program and beautiful landscape at Quest. The upcoming Preview Day dates are: February 7, and March 14. Click here to register.

Although we are a not-for-profit university, we are pleased to offer a partial travel grant to assist educators and guidance counsellors to experience Quest first-hand. Please visit our website for more details about the Preview Day and the travel grant for educators.

Quest Off-Campus Events:

We are also holding off-campus Preview Events around North America hosted by our President, Dr. David Helfand. Cities include:

February 3, 2015 in Seattle, WA
Location: Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Event will be held in the Mercer Room at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center

February 4, 2015 in Portland, OR


Location: Copeland Commons at Tabor Space

5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215

February 5, 2015 in Calgary, AB


Location: Fort Calgary

750 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

Bits and Bytes – Learn about Computing Science and Engineering at SFU

Thursday, Feb. 19th, 9:30am-12:30pm

Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, Canada

Surrey, BC

What: Special events planned to coincide with upcoming district pro-d days (most districts) where grade 11 and 12 students can learn more about Applied Science programs at SFU.


Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 9:30AM-12:30PM

Friday, February 20, 2015 – 9:30AM-12:30PM

Who: Space is limited, so we are hoping schools will encourage strong students who are undecided about where to go to university to participate in this event. Students who know they are coming to SFU will get similar information at a later event.

What: Students will have the chance to meet other students, see the kinds of projects that students undertake and check out classes and research in Engineering and Computing Science.

Thursday, Feb 19: http://at.sfu.ca/wkKrfx

Friday, Feb 20: http://at.sfu.ca/WtpHNN

Questions: fasreach@sfu.ca



​District/Authority Awards are $1000.00 awards intended to reward students for excellence in non-academic fields. These scholarships are meant to assist in tuition for furthering students' post secondary education.


District Authority Scholarship Application 2015.pdf


GPS Meetings @ Senior Lunch (Career Centre)

January 16th (UBC)

January 29th* (Dogwood Scholarship Session)

February 16th* (EMS Scholarship Session)

March 6th

*Very important meetings


University of British Columbia

Check out the University of British Columbia's Scholarship page here.

UBC Entrance Award:

The UBC Entrance Award program assists students in transition from secondary school to university. The purpose of these awards is to support academically qualified students who show an interest in joining the UBC community, but who would not otherwise be able to attend without significant financial assistance. This program offers entering students one-time awards and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years.

The deadline for completed application packages to be received by UBC Enrolment Services is January 31 at 4:00 pm. UBC will confirm receipt of your application on or before February 15. All applicants will be notified of their eligibility by April 30.

UBC Entrance Award Application Vancouver Campus PDF

UBC Entrance Award Application Okanagan Campus PDF

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Simon Fraser University

SFU's Major Entrance Scholarship competition is open to high school students entering SFU with a minimum average of 90% (or 31 IB points). These scholarships recognize excellent academic performance and commitment to school and community service, leadership, volunteer activity, the arts or athletics.

Online applications must be received by February 28. Please visit sfu.ca/students/financialaid for details.

Automatic Entrance Scholarships: These recognize high academic achievement. Students who apply for admission will automatically be considered. A minimum average of 95% (or 34 IB points) is required.

Entrance Bursaries and Awards: Entrance bursaries recognize students based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Entrance awards recognize academic performance and service to the community. A minimum average of 80% is required to apply. Please see our website for deadlines and details.

SFU Bursary Program: Available to newly admitted students in their first term of study. This program provides supplemental funding to students with demonstrated financial need.

Work-Study: Provides an opportunity to earn a supplemental income while gaining valuable, research based experience on campus. Work-Study offers depend on assessed financial need.

Student Loans and Grants: Student financial assistance is provided by federal and provincial governments in the form of repayable loans and non-repayable grants. Applications can take 6 – 8 weeks to process, so be sure to apply early. Please see studentaidbc.ca.

In-Course Scholarships and Awards: Once you’ve completed some course work at SFU, you may be eligible to apply for In-Course scholarships and awards. Recipients cannot be in receipt of an ongoing SFU entrance scholarship. Applications are required.


Financial Aid and Awards Advisors are available in person or by telephone. Visit sfu.ca/students/financialaid/contact for details.


Phone: 778.782.6930

Fax: 778.782.4722

Email: fiassist@sfu.ca

University of Victoria

Requirements: for September 2015 admission to UVic are available online throughout the Undergraduate Admissions website at www.uvic.ca/programreq . Program and deadline changes are as follows:

    • New application deadline - February 28, 2015 is the new application deadline for all undergraduate programs. For detailed deadline information as well as program-specific document deadlines, visit www.uvic.ca/deadlines .
    • UVic BEd Elementary Education - Students applying for September 2015 will now be able to apply directly from high school to the Elementary Education BEd program. The on-line application will be available December 1, 2014.
    • UVic Nursing - The School of Nursing at UVic and the Department of Nursing at Camosun College have announced that they will not establish a joint-degree partnership at this time. Applicants to the program will continue to apply through Camosun College and those accepted will take the first five terms of the program at Camosun. These students will make a formal application to UVic in term five of the program and those meeting the transfer requirements will complete the final terms of the program at UVic. For more information visit www.camosun.ca/learn/programs/nursing .

Student For a Day Program: Current high school students who have applied to UVic can register to experience a day on campus as a UVic student. Participants will attend an actual lecture, enjoy a complimentary lunch with a current student in the new West Coast themed "Mystic Market", take a campus tour and meet with various campus representatives. Program is free of charge and includes parking. Students can visit www.uvic.ca/tours to register.

Self-Reporting Changes: Current Grade 12 students must self-report their interim/final grade 11 and 12 marks from February 15 to March 31, 2015 to be considered for admission and grade-based entrance scholarships for September 2015 entry. Complete details are available at www.uvic.ca/selfreporting .

Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Students should apply before our early admission deadline of March 1, 2015. This deadline is solely for submission of their online application.

Students applying to open intake programs (Faculty of Arts, Business, Science) which are non-competitive must fill out their PSI form by May 1st, 2015. These students do not need to submit transcripts, we will simply receive the Ministry download in mid-May to confirm their interim grades.

Students applying to limited intake programs (ie. Nursing, Engineering, Design, etc) which are competitive entry will need to submit current grade reports only for courses required for admission by April 15th, 2015. We understand that this is still difficult for students taking some of their required courses in second semester, but we will accept grade reports signed by their teacher so that the programs can start moving forward with their evaluation process, then we will confirm offers once official interim data is received by the Ministry in mid-May.


Our application for major entrance scholarships will remain April 9th, 2015. However, given the timing issues schools might be facing for issuing interim transcripts, this deadline will only be for the online scholarship application. Extensions will be granted to accommodate any student needing extra time in order to submit interim grades.


Canadian Parents for French Grade 12 Language Award

Canadian Parents for French – Surrey Chapter has been sponsoring Gr 12 French language awards for 20 years to Surrey (SD #36) students intending to pursue language learning opportunities, or attend a post-secondary institution, after graduation.

We offer eight awards to Grade 12 students graduating from the French Immersion program from our 4 Surrey School District French Immersion Secondary Schools – Earl Marriott, Kwantlen Park, Lord Tweedsmuir & Panorama Ridge. Each of these 4 schools are eligible for up to two awards, valued at $250.00 each.

Since 2013, we offer two awards to Grade 12 students graduating from the French Second Language program from Surrey School District Secondary Schools, valued at $250.00 each.

Award winners are chosen based on an essay written in French by the Grade 12 students. Each year an essay of 300 words or less is submitted based on the subject question on the application form. These forms are sent to each schools’ French & Counseling departments to distribute to the students.

Deadline is Friday March 27th, 2015.

The Award Selection Committee will review all applications, select the award winners & notify the school. The awards will be presented at the schools’ commencement ceremony.

Please go to your FRAL12 and FR12 teachers for the CPF Scholarship application.

SPEAT BC Scholarship

Society of Punjab Engineers & Technologist of British Columbia will be awarding four scholarships this year for students in a technical Engineering related field of study. The scholarships will be for a value of $700 each. The selection criteria will be as follows:

One scholarship will be awarded to each of:

  • a post-secondary student enrolled in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC
  • a high school student (grade 12) planning on pursuing post-secondary studies upon graduation in an engineering or technology related field of study.
  • a new immigrant (max. of 2 years since arrival in Canada) pursuing post-secondary studies in an engineering or technology related field of study.
  • A student in high school or above that has demonstrated an innovative approach towards being environmentally friendly (green initiative).

More information can be obtained by contacting the President on speatbc@gmail.com.

For a .PDF application form, click here.

Please note that applications MUST be received no later than January 31st, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Dinner on February 21st 2015.

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction – BC Region “STEEL SCHOLARSHIP”

Applicants for the CISC BC Region Steel Scholarship will have an interest in pursuing ‘specific training’ [Such as: welding, fabricating, ironworking, detailing, etc...] that leads to a career in the Steel Construction Industry;

To be eligible to receive this award, the recipient must be enrolled in an accredited British Columbian training institution (This includes the ACE-IT & SSA Programs). The Scholarship must be used towards tuition, books or related course fees. Successful Applicants must provide proof of enrollment before CISC-BC Region can issue payment. Selection is based on…

· Extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership skills

· Academic achievement

· Future goals & career plans

· Motivation and interest in the steel industry

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to info@solidrocksteel.com no later than July 1, 2015

Please email krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca with the subject line "CISC STEEL SCHOLARSHIP" for a .DOC application.

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Ignite a Dream Educational Awards

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society wants to make Surrey a better place. This award is designed to identify a select group of graduating grade 12 students who have overcome significant barriers in their personal lives to pursue a post-secondary education. It is for individuals who have surmounted the barriers that have been placed before them and have consistently demonstrated the resiliency to move forward in their lives. By offering these awards, the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society wants to ignite the dreams of Surrey’s exceptional youth who strive for a better life and healthier community.

The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society anticipates providing a one-time financial award of between $2,500-$5,000 to successful applicants. We want to help ignite passion for trades, for dance, for university, etcetera through alleviating the financial obstacles of deserved youth. In the process, we hope that successful recipients will become valuable contributing citizens who are agents of social change in the creation of healthy and vibrant communities.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for this award must be residents of Surrey with plans to attend and study full-time at a post-secondary university, college or trade school. If the applicant is a successful award recipient, the student must submit a copy of their letter of conditional acceptance from a recognized post-secondary institution to the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society. Upon enrolling in post-secondary courses, the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will reimburse the successful applicant for tuition, books and/or required equipment in an amount determined by our Charitable Grants Committee. Other eligibility requirements:

Candidates must be a resident of Surrey for at least the previous six months

Candidates must be enrolled in or accepted by a post-secondary institution, trade institute or college before they receive reimbursements of educational funds

Successful applicants DO NOT have to be accepted into a post-secondary institution by the Ignite a Dream Application Deadline

Application Submission & Timeline:

Applications must be received electronically (preferred) or by mail no later than Friday, January 30th, 2015.

Please email krembenios_b@surreyschools.ca with the subject line "Ignite a Dream Educational Awards" for a PDF application.

City of Surrey SPIRIT Volunteer Opportunity

The city of Surrey is enabling more members of their community with disabilities to participate in Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture activities to improve their health and wellness, education, and/or personal development with the support of a volunteer.

SPIRIT (Support Participation and Inclusion ~ Reach out, Involve and Transform!) embodies the desire to strengthen community and increase involvement and participation. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in their communities.

Get started & get connected here.

2015 BCGEU Scholarship

The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is offering $45,000 in scholarship awards, $3,000.00 for full-time students and $2,000.00 for part-time students who are BCGEU members or relatives of BCGEU members or staff.

Application Eligibility:

1. Must be a BCGEU members or a relative of BCGEU member or staff.

2. Applicants must have a letter-grade standing of C or better. Please mail in Grade 12 transcripts, if transcripts are not available, please send a copy of a recent report card or for mature students, a recent post-secondary transcript.

3. Students with an IEP (Individual Education Plan) may alternatively use an audio format to answer the two essay questions provided in the application if required.

Deadline is Friday, February 27th

For forms, and more information, click here

Western University National Scholarship Program

Western University's National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.

President’s Entrance Scholarships:
5 at $65,000 ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four) and;
Up to 15 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence)

Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award:
ONE at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.

International President's Entrance Scholarships:
3 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence costs)

Faculty Entrance Scholarships:
Up to 15 at $30,000 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first year residence)

National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards:
Up to 39 at $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term)

National Merit Awards
Those students who are interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship and accepting an offer of admission to main campus will receive a one-year National Merit Award valued at $2,000. Recipients will also retain eligibility for an Admission Scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.

The on-line National Scholarship application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the February 14, 2015 deadline. If supporting documentation is mailed, it must be received, not postmarked, at Western by the February 14, 2015 deadline.

More information can be found here

Prospera Credit Union's Educational Awards Program

Everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their dreams.

That’s why we created the Prospera Educational Awards Program—offering more than $20,000 in awards every year. Whether you’re a young student about to embark on new educational adventures or a mom looking for a chance to go back to school; we want to help by putting a little extra money in your pocket.

View the Educational Awards Program Brochure

Download the Educational Awards Application

The Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia also offers educational bursaries for post-secondary academic, vocational, or technological students who need financial assistance to complete their program of studies.

For complete details, click here.

Deadline for Winter Semester (2016) is February, 2015.


POTASH CORP Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards

Three outstanding Aboriginal Youth from across Canada will be selected to travel to Winnipeg, MB for four days to attend the ceremony at the AFOA Canada National Conference on February 17 - 19, 2015. If you would like to jump start your career, meet Canada's most prominent Aboriginal leaders who are making a positive change, meet post-secondary representatives, meet other inspiring Aboriginal youth, then visit www.afoa.ca and apply for this amazing opportunity!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Aboriginal Ancestry (proof of First Nation, Inuit or Metis status)
  • Pursuing post-secondary education and demonstrates an interest and is considering a career in the areas of financeand/or management/commerce (including financial management/planning, business administration, commerce, accounting and economics)
  • Completed Application form and submit an essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor or educator, attesting to the student's performance and commitment
  • Academically successful
  • Students in Grades 11 and/or 12 may apply (maximum age 19)

Black Press Scholarship

The University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business is proud of the opportunity to offer this prestigious award to students who graduate from high schools in British Columbia.

Thirty-seven annual scholarships of $5,000 are available to high school, transferring students and continuing students entering the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business. One scholarship will be awarded to a student applicant from each of these school district regions.

To qualify students must:

  • complete an application to the BCom program or be a returning student to the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business. If you have not already applied to BCom, visit our admissions page for details;
  • have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement;
  • have demonstrated involvement in a community or campus organization;
  • highlight your personal goals, ambition and judgement of ethical behaviour;
  • graduated from one of these school districts.

Applicants are responsible for submitting all of the following components of the application:

  • BCom Supplemental Application Form

Apply to Bachelor of Commerce Program here.

Please submit BCom Application with all required components by mail or in person to:

Bachelor of Commerce Program
Black Press Scholarship
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

For more information contact the Business Students Services Office at bcom@uvic.ca or 250-472-4728.

The Black Press Scholarship deadline is February 28th.

RE/MAX Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary

RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.

This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca

2015 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 8, 2014 until midnight March 9, 2015. Only online entries will be accepted.


Yale Young Global Scholars Program Webinar

Friday, Feb. 6th, 9am

This is an online event.

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a two-week academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. Students currently in 10th or 11th grade are eligible to apply.


There will be an online information session (using video conferencing services) on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the following times:

12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
Click here to register for this time slot >>

7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
Click here to register for this time slot >>

Each session is limited to 100 participants so if you would like to participate, please register as early as possible.

The deadline to register is January 27th, 2015.

The webinar, which will last approximately one hour, will contain information about each of the two-week sessions, Politics, Law, and Economics (June 23-July 6); International Affairs and Security (July 9-22); and Science, Policy, and Innovation (July 25 – August 7), and will allow time at the end for some Q&A. The application deadline is February 26, 2015 so now is the time to learn more about YYGS and have your questions answered.

University of Calgary Information Session

Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

15611 Marine Drive

White Rock, BC

Information Sessions are interactive and informative events where students and parents can receive answers to last-minute admission questions. The event will begin with a brief presentation followed by time for you to speak with representatives from the University.

To RSVP for the information session nearest to you, please visit here.

US College Expo 2015

Saturday, April 11th, 10-11am

655 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC

Are you planning on attending a US College? Do you have questions? Do you need answers?

If so, you’re going to need some advice:

  • What programs do schools offer?
  • What are their entry requirements?
  • How do you succeed in an alumnus interview?
  • How many SAT Subjects tests should you take to impress the admissions staff?

The questions go on and on. At the US College EXPO you’ll be able to talk to representatives from top American colleges and universities to get the answers you need to succeed.

To register, click here.


Post-Secondary Institutions Selections Form

Access the online form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW), www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/, and clicking the menu option "Post Secondary Institutions Selections".

  • You will need your PEN and the password you created (minimum of 6 characters including at least one number) when you created your account.

  • Students who do not yet have a SSW account will need to create one at the SSW website prior to gaining access to the PSI Selections form. Students must enter their First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth exactly as it is currently recorded at the Ministry of Education, along with their Personal Education Number (PEN).

  • If a student can’t access their account and it has been more than 1 year since they logged in, they need to recreate their account by using the “Create Account” link.

  • If it has been less than 1 year since a student last logged into their account, they should use the “Forgotten your password?”link. An email will be sent with their log-in information.

Step by step instructions can be downloaded here.

Applying to Post-Secondary Schools in Ontario?

Considering post-secondary education in Ontario? The resources you need to apply to an Ontario university is right at your fingertips at: www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/ . The OUAC 105 website is for:

  • Canadian residents not currently attending an Ontario high school;
  • International applicants living in Canada or abroad.

You can find program admission requirements at: www.electronicinfo.ca . (Please note that courses will be coded as Ontario courses; please see your counsellor for an equivalent BC course.)

Twinbro Scholarship Program

Twinbro is a not-for-profit organization that empowers youth to take action towards a successful future. Our innovative keynotes, workshops and resources have inspired thousands of B.C. students to do better in school, apply and win high level scholarships, build successful careers, and become more engaged citizens within their communities.

Click here for more information!

UBC Personal Profile

In order to assess your preparedness for university, UBC will evaluate you on a broad range of criteria including your academic achievements and personal experiences. That’s where the Personal Profile section of UBC’s online application comes in.

Knowing more about you through your Personal Profile helps UBC determine whether you will flourish here – not just because of your grades, but also because of the experiences and ambition you bring with you.

The Personal Profile is required of all high school students applying to all UBC programs on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The Personal Profile is also required of all transfer applicants into the Bachelor of Commerce & Kinesiology programs on the Vancouver campus, and Nursing & Education students on the Okanagan campus.

Check out the Personal Profile video for tips and advice here.

Applying to an American University or College?

Check out www.collegedata.com for information on different US colleges and universities, hints on how to fill out the Common App, how to prepare for your SAT/ACT exams.

Check out www.collegeboard.org for information on SAT test dates and also information on US colleges and universities.


You will need to register as an athlete on the NCAA Eligibility Centre (http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp). Be careful when you are looking as some websites are actually recruiting websites that will "assist" you for a fee.

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!

Student Awards

StudentAwards.com, powered by yconic, offers YOUR Student Platform. It is the place where students can give and get help they want to manage student life. StudentAwards partners with top organizations who share our passion for authentically helping youth.

With over $100 million in financial awards available to StudentAwards members, students from across Canada come to us to 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.

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.