In General, the KEY is to Get Involved at school and in your community!
Every student should keep track of his/her activities (teams, clubs, community groups, jobs, contest participation, recognition awards, skills, achievements, etc)
Participate, participate, participate!
Scholarship application processes can differ depending on who is awarding it. Ensure your application meets the requirements!
When requesting a reference letter from your teacher (s), please provide AMPLE NOTICE (minimum 2 weeks) and provide your teacher(s) with as much information as possible.
Be polite when asking for a reference letter
Be gracious even if a teacher turns you down.
Plan ahead..and good luck!
“A lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on our part.”
Adapted: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School School Counsellors
This form should be completed prior to requesting a reference letter. It can be done in point form. The information you provide in these 5 questions will be extremely helpful to the person who has agreed to compose a reference letter for you. It would be helpful to also provide them with a copy of your current transcript and a copy of the application form.
1. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. (List the extracurricular activities you have been involved in throughout high school. This includes your involvement in sports, music, clubs, leadership classes etc. Include the dates and years of involvement counselor)
2. COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK/INVOLVEMENT. (List and describe any community volunteer work or involvement. Include the dates and year(s) of involvement counselor)
3. SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS. (List ALL certificates, awards, leadership roles etc. that you have earned both in the school and community.)
4. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY. (Outline your employment history. Provide dates of employment, names of companies and employers, tasks performed, etc.)
5. CHARACTER DESCRIPTORS. (Provide at least six words that best describe you. Explain why you think these words are the best descriptors of your character.)
YOUR school counsellor will host a virtual presentation to explain how the LOCAL scholarship application process works BEFORE the application link becomes LIVE! The recording of the presentation has been posted below.
There are literally tens of thousands of scholarships available for grade 12 students planning to attend a trade school, college, or university. However, students must be willing to invest time and energy to research, find and apply for these scholarships. Think of your scholarship “hunt” like applying for a part-time job. It makes sense to use your connections, talk to your family and friends, and search the Internet! The opportunities $$ are out there, you just have to find them!
There are 4 basic types of scholarships: International, National, Provincial, and Local. The 1st type of scholarships typically include those of the greatest dollar amount and are open to the greatest number of students, so competition for these dollars is tough! For each successive type of scholarship, the dollar amounts typically decrease, and so do the number of potential applicants. Use your time and energy wisely to apply for scholarships that you meet the criteria described on the scholarship application or website.
Some of the scholarship listed may have been discontinued or moved locations on the Internet. If the LINK (web address) does not work, please copy and past the NAME of the scholarship into GOOGLE and SEARCH for the new link.
Won a Scholarship? Let Us Know!
Please email Mrs. Lau or Mr. Mackenzie along with a copy of your confirmation letter so that we can recognize you at the graduation ceremony!
Some of the scholarships listed may have been discontinued or moved locations on the Internet. If the LINK (web address) does not work, please copy and past the NAME of the scholarship into GOOGLE and SEARCH for the new link.
Major Scholarships for your consideration
As we do not control the content on the pages below, sometimes the URL (Internet address) changes, and the “Internet” may tell you the “site is not found”
If the LINK does not work, please copy and past the NAME of the scholarship into GOOGLE and SEARCH for the new link.
Please email email@example.com to report a broken link. If you report a broken link AND provide the new link, your school counsellors have some UNIVERSITY SWAG to offer as a thank you! Stop by the school counselling area to pick up the swag!
|The provincial Awards program, including BC Excellence Scholarships, Achievement, Awards, District/Authority Awards, and Pathway to Teacher Education||ScholarTree was founded on the notion that no student should have to limit their educational choices based on their financial situation.||Universities Canada manages government-funded international partnership programs and more than 120 scholarship programs on behalf of private sector companies.||Universities Canada manages government-funded international partnership programs and more than 120 scholarship programs on behalf of private sector companies.|
|Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen. Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries, and awards to thousands of Indigenous students every year!||The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships, and incentives across Canada.||Aboriginal Learning Links is a project of the BC Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Partners. The Aboriginal Learning Links website is maintained by the First Nations Education Steering Committee||Student guide for “British Columbia SPECIFIC” scholarships|
The Foundation provides $40,000 (for tuition, books, and living expenses) leading to an undergraduate degree to deserving students currently attending school in BC.
Criteria: students who have faced financial challenges, overcome adversity, and yet have contributed positively to either their school or community.
Fulton will be able to nominate one student for the opportunity to apply for this year’s Cmolik Scholarship.
In order to be eligible for a TCF Scholarship, applicants must:
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, student applications will be adjudicated by a selection committee that will consider the student’s proven resilience in the face of adversity, their positive work ethic, their academic suitability, their contributions to their community, the clarity of their educational goals, their focused commitment, their fit with the organization, and the support of their references.
b.) The nominated student will be notified on January 19th Mrs. Seed will provide the Clarence Fulton nomination letter soon after.
c.) Formally request your referees to write a reference letter in support of our application (deadline to collect these reference February 1st.
a.) The nominated student from Fulton will receive a nomination letter from Mrs. Seed and they can then proceed to fill out the online application. (Deadline Feb 7th)
Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships.
Up to one hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Half are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and half are valued at $80,000* for science and math scholarships.
Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.
Fulton Secondary Nominee Application deadline: January 15
Steps to follow to be considered the Fulton nominee
High School nominee application deadline: January 27, 2021
General Pool nominee application deadline: February 17, 2021
Be entrepreneurial-minded and intend to pursue a career in one or more of the following focus areas:
The Schulich Foundation is NOT considering students who:
|Scholarships on this page are provided by the Government of BC through the Ministry of Education|
The program recognizes student achievement and encourages students to pursue post-secondary education.
BC Achievement Scholarships recognize the top 8,000 graduates in the province. The Ministry will determine recipients based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses that satisfy B.C. Graduation Program requirements, including elective courses. Grad Transitions will not be included.
A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for determining winners, who receive a $1,250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition.
Students do not apply for this scholarship.
In addition to placing in the ranking of the top 8,000 graduates, recipients must also:
Meet basic eligibility requirements
You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Please inquire at your school if you would like to be considered for nomination. You must confirm your nomination by having your school principal sign and date the BC Excellence Nomination Form (PDF).
In the online application, you will be asked to provide specific information and additional attachments.
Conditional winners and their schools will be notified by email in May. Winners are confirmed in September and notified by mail. They will also receive vouchers at this time. Vouchers must be redeemed within 5 years of graduation. Exact expiry dates are printed on vouchers.
Applying to be the Fulton nominee
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship 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 $5,000 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.
Conditional winners and their schools will be notified by email in May. Winners will be notified directly in September when eligibility is confirmed.
In the online application, you will be asked to provide specific information and additional attachments.
January 7, 2021
These awards are for students graduating in 2021 from a secondary school within the Okanagan College region, and entering Okanagan College in Fall 2021:
· Okanagan College President’s Entrance Scholarships
· Okanagan College Community Spirit Awards
· Okanagan College Board of Governors Entrance Award
· Rick and Yasmin Thorpe & Friends Entrance Scholarship
· McGillivray Entrance Award for Business
· Tony Sellar Leadership Entrance Scholarship
· Campus specific Entrance Awards
Eligibility criteria and links to the online applications are available on the Financial Aid & Awards website: www.okanagan.bc.ca/financialaid Click on “High School Entrance Awards” Button.
Deadline for submission of applications and supporting documentation is 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 05, 2021.
StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants and special programs.
To receive student financial assistance, you must meet all of these basic eligibility criteria:
Each year the Huus Family, in partnership with Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and generous donors, award bursaries to support the education of students with disabilities.
The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries, in the range of $500 – $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.
The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university and be treated just like any other student,” says her mother Annie Huus. “We established this fund so that students with physical challenges like Lisa can access much-needed financial support to pursue their educational dreams.”
If you know an individual with a disability, who is looking to begin or continue their post-secondary education and could benefit from financial support, we encourage you to share this information with them. Please visit https://islandkidsfirst.com/lisa-huus-bursary/ for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements and the application process. Applications will open March 31, 2021. Additionally, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-940-4950 to speak to one of our staff about this opportunity.
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021.