Bursaries & Scholarships

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 WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO HELP STUDENTS FINANCE THEIR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION?

Post secondary education is expensive and students should seek out any assistance available to them.  There are many bursaries and scholarships available to grade 12 students.  A bursary is usually based on financial need whereas a scholarship is based on excellence in some area – the arts, athletics, languages etc.  Unlike student loans (which all students do not qualify for), bursaries and scholarships are non-repayable awards. Every bursary or scholarship has its own criteria and deadline which have been established by the donor(s).  Every month, the counselling department advertises the bursaries and scholarships that come through the school.  These are advertised in the following places:      ·        

  • The KSS website:  Students - Bursaries and Scholarships
  • The KSS Parent/Guardian weekly newsletter:  Whoo's News        
  • On the Grade 12 Info Board outside of the Counselling Centre 

Also there are many other awards available to grade 12's that do not come through the school.  We always recommend that students check scholarship websites, parents' workplaces, post secondary institutions they are applying to and associations and organizations with which parents or grandparents are affiliated. Some websites are: 

www.studentscholarships.org      

www.scholarshipscanada.com – register information then it links you to applicable awards

www.macleans.ca/oncampus – under “Scholarships” tab Once students are attending a PSI, they are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid and Awards department of that institution and meet with an advisor.  There are many bursaries and scholarships available at the post secondary level, but students need to seek them out.  Many go unclaimed as fewer students pursue them after their grade 12 year. 

Canadian Collegeshttp://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/our-members/list-of-members/

Canadian Universities: http://www.univcan.ca/  ​

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KSS POST SECONDARY FUNDING INFORMATION NIGHT and  UBC/UBCO PRESENTATION at KSS

  • KSS Counsellors will hold a general information session for parents and students regarding bursary and scholarship opportunities for Grade 12's (including COBSS)

            Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 6:30pm in the KSS MPR

            (followed by the UBC/UBCO Presentation)

  • UBC/UBCO representatives will share course offerings followed by a question and answer period.

            Thursday, November 15 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the KSS MPR

 

T.D. CANADA TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

 

   

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

  • www.bkmclamorefoundation.org - "Who We Are" – "Programs"
  • Available to all eligible grade 12's and Burger King Employees.  See the website for criteria
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018

COBSS (CENTRAL OKANAGAN BURSARY & SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY)

  • Information sessions for Grade 12's in the Library during lunch Dec. 4, 5 and 6
  • COBSS on-line application opens:  December 4, 2018
  • COBSS on-line application closes:  January 14, 2019, 12:00 midnight
  • COBSS paper application deadline:  January 15, 2019, 9:00 am, KSS Counselling Centre
  • Deadline January 15, 2019 @ 9:00am

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAMME

  • www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage
  • Be a full time student in 1 of the 4 universities in the National Capital Region
  • Be bilingual in both official languages
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Deadline: December 3, 2018

UBC CENTENNIAL SCHOLARS ENTRANCE AWARD

  • Apply online http://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-canadian-students/entrance-award/
  • These awards are based on financial need and support academically qualified students who would not otherwise be able to attend without significant financial assistance.
  • This program offers entering students one-time awards and renewable awards of up to $80,000 payable over four years.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident entering UBC's Vancouver campus or UBC's Okanagan campus directly from high school. You and your family must complete an application to demonstrate financial need.
  • The application requires a nomination letter from someone who is well-acquainted with you and who can comment on your character, interest in UBC/UBCO, and financial situation. These individuals could include – but are not limited to – coaches, teachers, counsellors, principals, supervisors from work and volunteer positions, family doctors, and community or religious leaders.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2018

UBC PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS AWARDS

UBC Personal Profile information

http://you.ubc.ca/admissions/how-to-apply/personal-profile/

UBC Presidential Scholars Awards

https://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-canadian-students/presidential-scholars/

 

  • The Presidential Scholars Awards program offers awards available to entering students at UBC, including a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $60,000 payable over four years.
  • These scholarships recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school.
  • To be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award, students MUST submit their online application by December 1, 2018. This includes paying the admission fee and completing all sections of the online application.
  • The information students submit in their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application will be used for consideration for this scholarship.
  • Deadline December 1, 2018

UBC/UBCO MAJOR ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

UBC online application tips

http://you.ubc.ca/admissions/how-to-apply/ubcs-online-application/

UBC Personal Profile information

http://you.ubc.ca/admissions/how-to-apply/personal-profile/

UBC Major Entrance Scholarship

http://you.ubc.ca/tuition-scholarships/canadian-scholarships/major-entrance/

  • The Major Entrance Scholarship (MES) program offers awards available to entering students at UBC, including a one-time award of approximately $5,000 and renewable awards of up to $60,000 payable over four years.
  • These scholarships recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school.
  • To be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship, students MUST submit their online application by December 1, 2018. This includes paying the admission fee and submitting grade 11 and 12 marks as requested in the online application.
  • The information students submit in their Academic Profile and Personal Profile sections of the online application will be used for consideration for this scholarship.
  • Deadline December 1, 2018

INTERIOR SAVINGS MILLION DOLLAR BURSARY PROGRAM

  • www.interiorsavings.com – under "In Our Community" (top of page), then Bursary Program"
  • APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
  • Deadline to become an active member of Interior Savings Credit Union: February 28, 2019
  • Attending post-secondary institution in September 2019
  • Application Deadline: February 2019

 

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November​Donors will receive, by November 1st a renewal contract to make any revisions to their award (i.e. Criteria, number of awards given, and amount of award).
DecemberRenewal contracts with payment are due to COBSS by December 1 OR notify COBSS by email that your award will be given and payment will follow shortly.
JanuaryMid-January, on-line application window closes.
FebruaryCounsellors review student applications.
March

All COBSS applications are submitted to COBSS.

Mid-March, COBSS contact donors to verify students' eligibility and to set up appointments for donors to select their student recipient (s).

April/MayLetters are produced for donors informing them who their successful recipient (s) is/are. Provide date, time, and location information regarding Graduation Ceremony
JuneStudent recipients receive documentation at their graduation ceremony informing them of the award (s) they have received.
July-SeptemberStudents submit documentation to COBSS for payment of award (s) to schools.
OctoberRenewal contracts printed and mailed to all donors for updating, in preparation for student applications for the following June.


OTHER RESOURCES:

NEW !  Ministry of Education STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS SERVICE website for PSI Selection:  www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.ca

Graduation Planning

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