FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LIMITED ENTRANCE AWARD
The Sixty Three Foundation established two (2) entrance awards to assist
students entering the first year of a full-time diploma or undergraduate
degree program at Douglas College. The objective of the awards is to assist
worthy candidates, for whom the cost of pursuing a post-secondary
education would be a serious impediment.
Value: $3,500 each academic year, payable directly towards tuition.
The award may be renewed for the duration of the full-time
Application Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2009
Return completed applications to:
Financial Aid Office, Douglas College
Room 2740, 700 Royal Avenue
P.O. Box 2503
New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5B2
For application visit the following link: http://www.douglas.bc.ca/__shared/assets/Fairfax_Scholarship55218.pdf
Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship
2 @ $800.00
Application Deadline: August 20, 2012
Applicants must be Roman Catholic residents of the Lower Mainland
Graduate with a 3.0 grade point average or higher
Continuing on at a post-secondary institute in a pursuit of a degree or diploma.
All correspondence for the scholarship should be forwarded to:
Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship
c/o 5576 Argyle Street
Each package should contain:
- A 400 word, double-spaced letter of application explaining why the applicant is a fitting candidate for the scholarship and containing full contact information, including telephone number and email.
- Letters of support from parish priest, a teacher or school administrator, plus a third
- A BC Ministry of Education final transcript
- Proof of acceptance into a post-secondary institute
- Evidence of strength of Christian character, a proven record of community service,
sportsmanship and team-building qualities will figure prominently in the selection of
US Universities and Colleges and SFU: NCAA: www.ncaa.com/ (not all sports are included) and PSI websites. Students must carefully read the eligibility requirements and rules for athletes and coaches on the NCAA website.
Canadian Universities: CIS: www.cis-sic.ca and PSI websites.
Students who are interested in varsity athletics should:
· Ask school and external coaches for advice, guidance, and assistance.
· Read the guidelines for participation and communication of the governing
organization e.g. NCAA, CIS, etc.
· Contact university and college coaches according to these guidelines by submitting
information through the recruit links on team websites, sending an athletic resume, and
asking coaches to send video and any other required information.
· Thoroughly research their post secondary plans independent of where they would like
to play a varsity sport and then look for the interface between the ‘best’ post
secondary academic program and their preferred varsity team.
For information about writing an athletic resume, visit:http://www.bcathletevoice.ca/Groups/Athlete%20Resources/Athlete%20Resume%20Resource.pdf
APEGBC Post Secondary Entrance Scholarships
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Foundation offers scholarships to graduating students entering UBC, SFU, UVic, BCIT or UNBC and pursuing a degree program in engineering or geoscience. Each scholarship is valued at $2500. Selection is based on grade 12 academic achievement, extracurricular activities, references, financial need, and the student’s written statement outlining reasons for entering the profession. Applications are available at www.apeg.bc.ca and must be completed by June 25th, 2012.
BC Association of Health and Auxiliaries Scholarship
Awarded to a BC student enrolling as a first year student in a human healthcare field at a Canadian post secondary institution. www.bcaux.ca .
Father Emmanuele Roasaia Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1500 each will be awarded in the name of Father Emmanuele Rosaia, a Franciscan Missionary Priest who gave unselfishly of his time and energy to many a person and to the Italian community in particular. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and of Italian-Canadian origin, expected to graduate with a B grade point average or higher and have plans to attend a university or community college where studies will lead to a university degree in Canada or another country. Applicants must submit a word processed letter of no more than 400 words, double spaced, with full contact information, explaining why they deserve to be the recipients of the scholarship. Applicants must also submit no less than three letters of reference, one of which must be written by the applicant’s parish priest and one of which must be writen by a current teacher of the applicant, supporting the scholarship application explaining why he is an appropriate candidate for the scholarship. The deadline for application is August 31, 2012. All correspondence should be forwarded to: The Father Rosaia Scholarship Committee, c/o 12059 188A Street, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 1W3. The selection committee will put particular focus on the following: strong academic achievement, the strength of Christian character of the candidate, especially leadership and citizenship qualities, as well as community services rendered within the candidate’s own community and school. Applicants, who in their studies, have a leaning towards the humanities: languages, literature, philosophy, history, psychology, fine arts, etc. This does not, however, exclude applicants whose academic focus is in the sciences.
Additional Scholarship Information
Excellent sources of information about financial aid are available at: Student Aid BC , and The College Board – CSS Profile (US), and about scholarships at: MacLeans Scholarship Finder , Can Learn Canada , and the websites of individual universities and colleges. Information about scholarships at Ontario universities can be found at eInfo .