• Scholarships are awarded at all grade levels for excellence in a wide range of achievements such as academic, athletics, citizenship, community involvement, subject areas, and due to financial need.
  • Although most scholarships are applied for in Grade 12, the work that students do in Grades 10 and 11 helps to earn those scholarships. Leadership skills, volunteer experiences, citizenship and academics are large components of many scholarships.
  • Scholarship information is posted on the Student Services Office bulletin board beside the Main Office and by searching helpful websites.

A scholarship is awarded first on the basis of academic achievement while a bursary is awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. Neither has to be repaid. More Information is available from Student Services.

Many post-secondary institutes and scholarship granting agencies, require references. Teachers and administration write many letters for students. Being specific in the purpose of the reference letter and ensuring students allow ample time to complete the letter is always very helpful and makes for a stronger reference in the end.

NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Toronto National Scholarship Up to $60 000

This scholarship is only for students planning on attending the UofT Academic achievement in a broad context, original and creative thought, involvement in the life of school and community, , and intellectual curiosity https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/national-scholarship-program/
Please see Mrs. Peters in Guidance by October 7 to be nominated for the University of Toronto Book Award (this process is not necessary to apply for the National Scholarship)

DUE October 24, 2019 


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership Up to $70,000

Students in their final year of secondary school who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Minimum 75% average in grade 11.

https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/

DUE November 15, 2019 


Queen’s University Major Admission Awards  Up to $40,000 value

Chancellor’s Scholarship (QuARMS is no longer attached to this scholarship see https://meds.queensu.ca/academ... for info)

90%+ average, Superior Academic Ability, Creative Original Thinking, Proven Leadership Qualities. 

Must be nominated by the school, applications can be picked up in Student Services and must be returned to Mrs. Peters by 8:00 am on November 18, 2019.

Bank of Montreal Award

 90%+ average, Superior Academic Ability, Creative Original Thought, Proven Leadership Qualities. 

Financial Need is required but a nomination is not. Apply online https://www.queensu.ca/student...


UBC Major Entrance Scholarships   Up to $40,000 value

Students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. No Application is Necessary, students who apply to UBC by December 1, 2019 will automatically be considered based on the information in their Academic Profile and Personal Profile

UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards for Students with Financial Need

An application is required for this Bursary, apply online https://you.ubc.ca/financial-p...

DUE December 1, 2019


University of Calgary Prestige Awards  Up to $60,000 value

Chancellor’s Club Scholarship: Students entering General Arts or Sciences, minimum 90% average in grade 11, exceptional contribution to school and/or community life, leadership and volunteerism.

Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships: Students entering the first year of a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Schulich School of Engineering, minimum 85% average in grade 11.

Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Award: Students entering the first year of a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Schulich School of Engineering, minimum 80% in grade 11, contribution to school life, community service or evidence of entrepreneurial talent.

Leader in Health Sciences Scholarship: Students entering the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program in the Faculty of Medicine. Academic Merit, exceptional contribution to school and/or community life, leadership and volunteerism. Recipients are assured admission to the Faculty of Medicine, MD program at the University of Calgary provided that they meet additional criteria upon completion of the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.

Ena Lee Leaders in Business Scholarship: Students entering the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce program and who show exceptional merit and promise, have contributed to school and/or community and demonstrated leadership.

Richard and Lois Haskayne Legacy Scholarship: Students entering the Haskayne School of Business with Leadership and Academic ability.

UCalgary International Entrance Scholarship: International students who show academic excellence and accomplishments outside of the classroom.

Apply online https://www.ucalgary.ca/regist...

DUE December 1, 2019


University of Saskatchewan Best and Brightest Scholarships  Up to $40,000 value 

There are a number of Scholarships with various criteria including academics, and extra-curricular involvement. Students must apply to the University of Saskatchewan by Dec. 1st and then apply for Scholarships by December 15, 2019. Apply online https://admissions.usask.ca/money/scholarships.php#GuaranteedEntranceScholarships

DUE December 1, 2019


University of Alberta Application based Scholarships  Up to $45,000

Students who apply for admission to the University of Alberta before Dec 11, 2019 can fill out a single scholarship application for a variety of awards

Apply online https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tuition-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-awards

DUE December 11, 2019


Schulich Leaders Scholarship for STEM   $100,000 value

The Schulich Leaders Scholarship for STEM is available at most major Canadian Universities. STEM careers fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – unfortunately, students pursuing Medicine will not be considered. Students must be nominated. To be considered students must submit the following to Mrs. Peters:

  • A list of your top 3 Achievements
  • A 600 word essay demonstrating why you would make a great Schulich Leader
  • Any applicable information on financial need (not required)
  • The name of one teacher in the school who will write your reference letter
  • An outline of your future educational plans

See https://www.schulichleaders.com/ for more info

DUE January 20, 2020 


Western University National Scholarship Program  Up to $65,000 value

Students who demonstrate the highest levels of academic and extracurricular involvement (90%+ in all grade 12 courses). This scholarships is only for students who plan to attend Western University. Students must be nominated by their High School. See Mrs. Peters in Guidance by January 24, 2020 if you meet the criteria for this scholarship.

https://registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/admission/national_scholarship_program.html

DUE January 24, 2020 


Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards Program   $28,000 value

Students who have demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health, and voluntary community service. In so doing have reflected those ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied.

Apply online https://terryfoxawards.ca/

DUE February 1, 2020 


Kin Canada Bursary $1,000 value

Must be a Canadian full-time student who is involved in the school and community. Must possess knowledge of Kin Canada. Financial need is also a requirement

Apply online https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries

DUE February 1, 2020 


McGill University Major Entrance Scholarships  Up to $48,000 value

Major entrance scholarships are determined by selection committees and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence as the first priority, followed by demonstrated leadership. Please note that "leadership" constitutes more than simple participation in extracurricular activities.

Apply online https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships-aid/future-undergrads/entrance-scholarships/application-instructions

DUE February 1, 2020 


The 4-Step Process

Step 1 - Use Search Engines

This is probably the most important step, as it is likely to yield the largest number of results, and the data you get is easy to use (i.e. it’s sortable, hotlinked and concise, and it refers only to scholarships you actually are qualified for).

There are two major Canadian search engines:

These search engines are better for Canadian post-secondary studies than U.S.-based search engines. They have tens of thousands of scholarships in their databases.

  • Create an account. It’s free!
  • Fill out the registration form in detail. The more information you provide in the form, the better a job they can do of matching you with the right scholarships.

Step 2 - Check for School-Based Awards

All schools offer various entrance scholarships of all 4 types; some offer more money than others. Some are automatic consideration, but others require application. Check the websites of each school carefully In general, it is more important to find the right school than to go for the best scholarships.

However: If you are at or near the top of the honour roll, it might be worth your while to look at the extremely valuable scholarships they offer to the best of the best. Many universities have special scholarships targeting students with certain characteristics (e.g. a specific cultural/ethnic background, or a disability etc.)

  • If you possess one of these special characteristics, your chances of obtaining a scholarship from the school that targets it are obviously enhanced.
  • Finding these scholarships, however, would be an onerous job. Fortunately, the vast majority of universities publish all their scholarship information to the Student Awards and Scholarships Canada search engines and you therefore do not have to worry too much about missing one of these.
  • If there is a scholarship at a certain school for a special characteristic that you possess, you should already have found out about it through step 1.

Step 3 - Check Your Connections

Many, many scholarships go unawarded year after year because they are so narrow in focus and are not known to the search engines.

  • Any organization that you or your extended family are associated with could have one of these. Enquire. Ask your family and contacts to enquire on your behalf.
  • This step is a bit more time consuming than the first two and will yield few, if any, results.
  • However, any scholarship you do find using this method will have very few other applicants and therefore you will have a really good chance of receiving it.

Step 4 - Apply to Education Matters/Rutherford

The Rutherford Scholarship is given to any Alberta resident who is either a citizen or a landed immigrant whose marks in Grades 10, 11, and/or 12 are in excess of 75% on five selected subjects.

  • This scholarship is applied for in Grade 12 and the deadline for the committee’s receipt of the application is May 1. Forms are available online or in the Student Services office.
  • Education Matters is the organization that coordinates a number of scholarships exclusive to students attending CBE or Calgary Catholic schools.
  • Every spring they put out a package of information on the various scholarships students can apply for.
  • For this year, at this time, you will need to look at this package in order to determine which of their scholarships you are and are not eligible for.

Scholarships

  • Scholarships are awarded at all grade levels for excellence in a wide range of achievements such as academic, athletics, citizenship, community involvement, subject areas, and due to financial need.
  • Although most scholarships are applied for in Grade 12, the work that students do in Grades 10 and 11 helps to earn those scholarships. Leadership skills, volunteer experiences, citizenship and academics are large components of many scholarships.
  • Scholarship information is posted on the Student Services Office bulletin board beside the Main Office and by searching helpful websites.

A scholarship is awarded first on the basis of academic achievement while a bursary is awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. Neither has to be repaid. More Information is available from Student Services.

Many post-secondary institutes and scholarship granting agencies, require references. Teachers and administration write many letters for students. Being specific in the purpose of the reference letter and ensuring students allow ample time to complete the letter is always very helpful and makes for a stronger reference in the end.

NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Toronto National Scholarship Up to $60 000

This scholarship is only for students planning on attending the UofT Academic achievement in a broad context, original and creative thought, involvement in the life of school and community, , and intellectual curiosity https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/national-scholarship-program/
Please see Mrs. Peters in Guidance by October 7 to be nominated for the University of Toronto Book Award (this process is not necessary to apply for the National Scholarship)

DUE October 24, 2019 


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership Up to $70,000

Students in their final year of secondary school who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. Minimum 75% average in grade 11.

https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/

DUE November 15, 2019 


Queen’s University Major Admission Awards  Up to $40,000 value

Chancellor’s Scholarship (QuARMS is no longer attached to this scholarship see https://meds.queensu.ca/academ... for info)

90%+ average, Superior Academic Ability, Creative Original Thinking, Proven Leadership Qualities. 

Must be nominated by the school, applications can be picked up in Student Services and must be returned to Mrs. Peters by 8:00 am on November 18, 2019.

Bank of Montreal Award

 90%+ average, Superior Academic Ability, Creative Original Thought, Proven Leadership Qualities. 

Financial Need is required but a nomination is not. Apply online https://www.queensu.ca/student...


UBC Major Entrance Scholarships   Up to $40,000 value

Students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. No Application is Necessary, students who apply to UBC by December 1, 2019 will automatically be considered based on the information in their Academic Profile and Personal Profile

UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards for Students with Financial Need

An application is required for this Bursary, apply online https://you.ubc.ca/financial-p...

DUE December 1, 2019


University of Calgary Prestige Awards  Up to $60,000 value

Chancellor’s Club Scholarship: Students entering General Arts or Sciences, minimum 90% average in grade 11, exceptional contribution to school and/or community life, leadership and volunteerism.

Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships: Students entering the first year of a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Schulich School of Engineering, minimum 85% average in grade 11.

Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Award: Students entering the first year of a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Schulich School of Engineering, minimum 80% in grade 11, contribution to school life, community service or evidence of entrepreneurial talent.

Leader in Health Sciences Scholarship: Students entering the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program in the Faculty of Medicine. Academic Merit, exceptional contribution to school and/or community life, leadership and volunteerism. Recipients are assured admission to the Faculty of Medicine, MD program at the University of Calgary provided that they meet additional criteria upon completion of the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.

Ena Lee Leaders in Business Scholarship: Students entering the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce program and who show exceptional merit and promise, have contributed to school and/or community and demonstrated leadership.

Richard and Lois Haskayne Legacy Scholarship: Students entering the Haskayne School of Business with Leadership and Academic ability.

UCalgary International Entrance Scholarship: International students who show academic excellence and accomplishments outside of the classroom.

Apply online https://www.ucalgary.ca/regist...

DUE December 1, 2019


University of Saskatchewan Best and Brightest Scholarships  Up to $40,000 value 

There are a number of Scholarships with various criteria including academics, and extra-curricular involvement. Students must apply to the University of Saskatchewan by Dec. 1st and then apply for Scholarships by December 15, 2019. Apply online https://admissions.usask.ca/money/scholarships.php#GuaranteedEntranceScholarships

DUE December 1, 2019


University of Alberta Application based Scholarships  Up to $45,000

Students who apply for admission to the University of Alberta before Dec 11, 2019 can fill out a single scholarship application for a variety of awards

Apply online https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tuition-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-awards

DUE December 11, 2019


Schulich Leaders Scholarship for STEM   $100,000 value

The Schulich Leaders Scholarship for STEM is available at most major Canadian Universities. STEM careers fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – unfortunately, students pursuing Medicine will not be considered. Students must be nominated. To be considered students must submit the following to Mrs. Peters:

  • A list of your top 3 Achievements
  • A 600 word essay demonstrating why you would make a great Schulich Leader
  • Any applicable information on financial need (not required)
  • The name of one teacher in the school who will write your reference letter
  • An outline of your future educational plans

See https://www.schulichleaders.com/ for more info

DUE January 20, 2020 


Western University National Scholarship Program  Up to $65,000 value

Students who demonstrate the highest levels of academic and extracurricular involvement (90%+ in all grade 12 courses). This scholarships is only for students who plan to attend Western University. Students must be nominated by their High School. See Mrs. Peters in Guidance by January 24, 2020 if you meet the criteria for this scholarship.

https://registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/admission/national_scholarship_program.html

DUE January 24, 2020 


Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards Program   $28,000 value

Students who have demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health, and voluntary community service. In so doing have reflected those ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied.

Apply online https://terryfoxawards.ca/

DUE February 1, 2020 


Kin Canada Bursary $1,000 value

Must be a Canadian full-time student who is involved in the school and community. Must possess knowledge of Kin Canada. Financial need is also a requirement

Apply online https://www.kincanada.ca/bursaries

DUE February 1, 2020 


McGill University Major Entrance Scholarships  Up to $48,000 value

Major entrance scholarships are determined by selection committees and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence as the first priority, followed by demonstrated leadership. Please note that "leadership" constitutes more than simple participation in extracurricular activities.

Apply online https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships-aid/future-undergrads/entrance-scholarships/application-instructions

DUE February 1, 2020 


The 4-Step Process

Step 1 - Use Search Engines

This is probably the most important step, as it is likely to yield the largest number of results, and the data you get is easy to use (i.e. it’s sortable, hotlinked and concise, and it refers only to scholarships you actually are qualified for).

There are two major Canadian search engines:

These search engines are better for Canadian post-secondary studies than U.S.-based search engines. They have tens of thousands of scholarships in their databases.

  • Create an account. It’s free!
  • Fill out the registration form in detail. The more information you provide in the form, the better a job they can do of matching you with the right scholarships.

Step 2 - Check for School-Based Awards

All schools offer various entrance scholarships of all 4 types; some offer more money than others. Some are automatic consideration, but others require application. Check the websites of each school carefully In general, it is more important to find the right school than to go for the best scholarships.

However: If you are at or near the top of the honour roll, it might be worth your while to look at the extremely valuable scholarships they offer to the best of the best. Many universities have special scholarships targeting students with certain characteristics (e.g. a specific cultural/ethnic background, or a disability etc.)

  • If you possess one of these special characteristics, your chances of obtaining a scholarship from the school that targets it are obviously enhanced.
  • Finding these scholarships, however, would be an onerous job. Fortunately, the vast majority of universities publish all their scholarship information to the Student Awards and Scholarships Canada search engines and you therefore do not have to worry too much about missing one of these.
  • If there is a scholarship at a certain school for a special characteristic that you possess, you should already have found out about it through step 1.

Step 3 - Check Your Connections

Many, many scholarships go unawarded year after year because they are so narrow in focus and are not known to the search engines.

  • Any organization that you or your extended family are associated with could have one of these. Enquire. Ask your family and contacts to enquire on your behalf.
  • This step is a bit more time consuming than the first two and will yield few, if any, results.
  • However, any scholarship you do find using this method will have very few other applicants and therefore you will have a really good chance of receiving it.

Step 4 - Apply to Education Matters/Rutherford

The Rutherford Scholarship is given to any Alberta resident who is either a citizen or a landed immigrant whose marks in Grades 10, 11, and/or 12 are in excess of 75% on five selected subjects.

  • This scholarship is applied for in Grade 12 and the deadline for the committee’s receipt of the application is May 1. Forms are available online or in the Student Services office.
  • Education Matters is the organization that coordinates a number of scholarships exclusive to students attending CBE or Calgary Catholic schools.
  • Every spring they put out a package of information on the various scholarships students can apply for.
  • For this year, at this time, you will need to look at this package in order to determine which of their scholarships you are and are not eligible for.

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