Scholarships - school nominated

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE NOT THE VALEDICTORY SCHOLARSHIPS

These are scholarships that require students to submit a nominated scholarship request form (attached on this page) by the posted deadline to be considered for nomination.

Scholarships noted below have an in-school Hugh Boyd deadline for students to submit the form. This provides staff time to make a decision, which in turn allows the nominated student time to gather requisite materials to make a formal submission to the scholarship. The completed form must be submitted in person to our Career Advisor, Ms. Jones.

Students interested in nominations are required to review the criteria of each scholarship carefully prior to submitting a nominated scholarship request form.  Details can be found on the link provided for each scholarship.

SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIP - in-school deadline of December 10, 2018 at NOON

Schulich Leader Scholarships are entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at one of the 20 Canadian partner universities.  In order to become a Schulich Leader and receive the scholarship, you must first be selected/nominated by your high school as the Schulich Leader Nominee.  Only one student is selected per school. 

Awards  ~ 25 at $100,000 for engineering ~ 25 at $80,000 for science, technology or mathematics 

Eligibility Criteria  • Graduate from high school in the 2018/2019 academic year  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and plan to enroll in STEM at one of the partner universities  • Meet at least two of the following criteria: ◦ Academic excellence  ◦ Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)  ◦ Financial need  • Not planning a career as a medical practitioner.  For more details visit, http://www.schulichleaders.com/frequently-asked-questions​  

BC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS - in-school deadline of December 10, 2018 at NOON

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. A $5000 scholarship voucher will be awarded to use for post-secondary tuition. School nomination is required, one nomination per school. 

Please submit a request for nomination form to Ms Jones ASAP. Nominees must:

  • Be in their graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31 of the school year in which they are nominated
  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and fulfill graduation requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2019
  • Have at least a: 
    • "B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark 
    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination 

You cannot be awarded both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

Your application must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which must describe:
    • What led you to your most relevant community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role, and
    • What you learned from this experience, and
    • How this experience will benefit you in your chosen career path. 

The application package must be submitted by the student to the Ministry of Education in Victoria before February 15, 2019.   

See website for complete instructions:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships (application will be online shortly)

BC EXCELLENCE PATHWAY TO TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP - in-school deadline of December 10, 2018 at NOON

Is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.  ​

Please submit a request for nomination form to Ms Jones ASAP. Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2019.

Meet basic eligibility requirements:

  • Be in your graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31 of the school year in which you apply
  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and fulfill graduation requirements of the Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2019
  • Have at least a: 
    • "B" (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark 
    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
    • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
    • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination  

(You cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship)

Your application package must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which describes why you want to be a teacher
  • Winners must redeem their vouchers within 7 years of their high school graduation. The expiry dates are shown on the vouchers. When redeeming, winners must provide a letter from their Faculty of Education confirming their enrolment in the K-12 teacher education program.

The application package must be submitted by the student to the Ministry of Education in Victoria before February 15, 2019. ​See website for complete instructions:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/pathway-to-teacher-education-scholarship

WESTERN UNIVERSITY AWARDS - in-school deadline of January 19, 2019 at NOON

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance (90% in all grade 12 courses) 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.  The are 6 awards including one for International students:

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.

Eligibility

With the exception of the International President’s Entrance Scholarship applicants, National Scholarship applicants must be Canadian Citizens or a Permanent Resident of Canada. Have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12 courses (or equivalent). National Scholarships are available only at Western's main campus and Faculty Entrance Scholarships are available only within the faculty for which the scholarship has been awarded. You must make an admission application to  Western University (main campus) to be considered for these scholarships and you must register as a full-time student. International Baccalaureate and CEGEP students are eligible for consideration. The Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award has a financial need component. A supplemental application in addition to the National Scholarship application is required for students to be considered. * Students in receipt of a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship are not eligible to receive a Western Admission Scholarship.

Nomination

A school nomination is required.   Each school is able to nominate up to 4 students for the National Scholarship Program (note: a school can nominate 1 additional student (in addition to the 4) if that student is an international (visa) student).  Schools are not nominating students for a specific scholarship.  The nomination is for the student to be considered for the scholarships available within the National Scholarship Program.

The reference letter upload and the nomination form must be submitted by Feb 14/19. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up and make sure their application is complete and submitted by this deadline.  ​​See website for more details:  http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/national_scholarship_program.html

CMOLIK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - in-school deadline of January 23, 2019 at NOON

A school nomination is required. For consideration, please submit an in-school scholarship request form to Ms Jones before the above deadline.    

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be a BC resident for at least 7 years,
  • Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate,
  • Have demonstrated financial need,
  • Have faced adversity,
  • Plan to be a full-time student,
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care),
  • Use funding for a post-secondary institution, trade or college, and
  • Be endorsed by their school principal.

​One nomination per school (deadline for Cmolik to receive completed scholarship package is Feb 15, 2019).

Visit website for further details and to view the online application requirements:  https://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarships/

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS (CCLA) - in-school application deadline of February 4, 2019 at NOON

Capilano University introduces the new Capilano Community Leadership Awards (CCLA), valued at $2,500. These awards will recognize high school students who are entering the university with a strong academic standing as well as leadership and volunteerism in the community. The CapilanoExcellence Scholarships (CAPX) will continue to be offered as renewable scholarships for up to 4 years. These scholarships recognize high school graduates who demonstrate excellence in academics and show leadership in their school and community. Additional information related to entrance award applications can be found at https://www.capilanou.ca/admissions/fees–finances/financial-aid–awards/scholarships-bursaries–awards/future-students/.

The entrance awards application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 1, 2019.​​​

***DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED BELOW:

LORAN - in-school deadline of October 2, 2018

Valued up to $100, 000, the Loran Award includes study at one of their 25 partner universities, summer internships, mentorship and a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world. Applicants should be exceptional in academics, leadership and community involvement to be considered. If not nominated, students can also submit an application via the direct pool (that deadline Oct. 24) http://www.loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR SCHOLARSHIP - in-school deadline of October 30, 2018 at NOON

For school nomination consideration be sure to see your In-school Scholarship Representative and submit a request for nomination form by the in-school deadline.  In order to allow enough time to access the online Major Admission Award Application (MAA), Queen’s is strongly recommending out-of-province students apply to Queens via OUAC no later than Nov 20/18 to ensure you gain access to SOLUS to submit your MAA application. For scholarship details and to see if you qualify, visit:  http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/admission-awards/major-admission-awards