Archive for October, 2017


Hey Class of 2018!

Just a reminder to hand in your scholarship profile sheets ASAP in order to be considered for any school based scholarships – thank you to those who have already handed them in. You can find the forms at http://mountain.sd41.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Student-Profile-Sheet-2017.pdf and give it to me in Room 104.

Happy Friday!

The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. BK® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.

If you want to go a step further, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional goals, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself. Here are the details:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000 and the application window is open from October 15 to December 15 each year. 

Visit https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/ for more information.

Teal Charitable Foundation – Grant, Scholarship, Award

The Association of British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL), is an organization of educators dedicated to the growth and development of the profession of English language teaching. The role of the BC TEAL Association is to help members better serve English language learners in realizing their goals. More information about the organization is available here: http://www.bcteal.org/tcf/

This school year, there are several opportunities for students to earn monies towards their education.

Visit http://www.bcteal.org/tcf/awards-scholarships/ for more information and opportunities.

What are the TD Scholarships?

Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
  • $7,500 a year for living expenses (for up to a maximum of four years)

Helping you build connections

But that’s not all. These scholarships also help you make connections that could last a lifetime, including:

  • Offers of paid summer employment
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Annual gatherings, networking opportunities and more

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 winners chosen?

We carefully review all applications, taking into consideration not only each applicant’s contributions to the community but also their personal circumstances and any special challenges they may have faced along the way.

We then select up to 80 finalists from across five regions:

  • Atlantic Canada
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prairie Provinces/Northwest Territories/Nunavut
  • British Columbia/Yukon

Regional selection panels (made up of prominent community members) then interview the finalists. Each region will have at least two scholarship recipients and 20 scholarships will be awarded across Canada (provided there are qualified applicants)

For more information:

http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp

DEADLINE is November 17, 2017. Apply today!

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.

Deadline and Eligibility

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 14, 2018 
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2018

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Treat your scholarship search like a part time job – commit and show up! Spend a couple hours a week searching and completing applications.

Here are some helpful links to use in your scholarship search…

BC’S POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS:
*British Columbia Institute of Technology:www.bcit.ca
*Capliano College: www.capcollege.bc.ca
*Douglas College: www.douglas.bc.ca
*Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design:www.eciad.bc.ca
*Kwantlen University College:www.kwantlen.bc.ca
*Langara College: www.langara.bc.ca
*Simon Fraser University: www.sfu.ca
*Trinity Western University: www.twu.ca
*The University of British Columbia: www.ubc.ca
*University of Victoria: www.uvic.ca
*Vancouver Community College: www.vcc.bc.ca
Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 

Must be a Canadian secondary school student intending to begin university the following academic year; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person who demonstrates superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context.

Award type: 
Admission Scholarship
Action: 
Application Required
Level of Study: 
Undergraduate
Description of Award: 

They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. Each year approximately ten students are named National Scholars (winners) and ten are named Arbor Scholars (runners-up).

Academic Year: 
2018-2019
Value/Amount: 
The National Scholarship covers tuition and incidental fees for four years, provides full residence support in first year, and includes an additional, renewable monetary award based on individual financial circumstances. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.
Full Eligibility Requirements: 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP
  • intending to begin university the following academic year
How to Apply: 

To apply, you’ll need to:

  • Apply to the 2018 National Scholarship Program. You will be prompted to create an account before proceeding to the application form. Please remember your username and password.
  • Complete the online application, including a series of short essays and exercises. You must complete all sections of the application. Limits with respect to the number of words must be followed.
  • Upload a transcript of your complete high school record to date, including current ongoing grades and final results for your last full academic year. Official transcripts will be requested from students who are selected as finalists. You will be contacted by January if an official transcript is required.
  • Arrange for a letter of reference. Please have someone in your school or community write a confidential reference letter supporting your application.  You must supply the name of your referee and his/her institutional email address on your application form. Once you’ve submitted your application, an email will be sent to your referee with instructions for submitting the reference online. We strongly recommend contacting your referee well before submitting your application, to allow him/her ample time to prepare and submit a reference letter. Referees will have until one week after the application deadline to submit a letter of reference.
  • Submit your online application.  Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make any further changes. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your application.

Selection Procedure: On the basis of application criteria, about twenty students are selected as finalists. These finalists will be invited as guests of the University of Toronto for on-campus selection interviews held in late February or early March. From these meetings, the selection committee selects approximately ten students as National Scholars (winners) and the remaining finalists as Arbor Scholars (runners-up). These scholarships are tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Deadline to Apply: 
November 3rd
Availability: 
Domestic Students
 
Visit http://future.utoronto.ca/content/national-scholarship-program to apply!

Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship Program is named in honour of Canadian business icon Jim Pattison — an International Horatio Alger Award recipient, and thus, a member of the Association. Mr. Pattison’s inspiring life story – from a family that lost everything in the Great Depression, he went on to build Canada’s second largest privately-held company – exemplifies the values of the Horatio Alger Association of Canada.

The Horatio Alger British Columbia Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in British Columbia with financial need who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as strength of character, a good academic record, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, and a desire to contribute to society.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded to students entering a Canadian post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018. The 2018 Horatio Alger Scholarship application deadline is October 25th.

The eligibility criteria to be considered for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program are as follows. Any student who meets the following criteria is encouraged to apply:

  • To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be graduating high school with plans to enter a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2017 or must be CEGEP students planning to pursue a university education
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution (in Quebec a three year vocational program or a two year preparatory program followed by a university degree are acceptable)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
    • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada Be Canadian citizens –
    • See more at: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/#sthash.lDiQCvfH.dpuf

Scholarships

**APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW…APPLY TODAY**

The Scholarship is open to yconic members who are:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or international students with a valid student visa (permit must be for one year or longer)
  • 16 years old or older at the time of application
  • High school or CEGEP students planning to enroll in a certificate, diploma or degree program in the 2018/2019 or 2019/2020 academic year at a Canadian college, university or trade school
    OR
    Post-secondary students enrolled or planning to enroll in a certificate, diploma or degree program in the 2017/2018 or 2018/2019 academic year at a Canadian college, university or trade school

Visit https://yconic.com/program/scotiabank-national-scholarship/ to apply today!