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1 SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION for Class of 2013!!! Presented by Mr. Chan

2 OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION Types of Financial Aid Available General Timelines Getting Ready to Apply Application Procedures Post-Secondary Info Sessions Questions

3 TYPES AVAILABLE 1. Post-Secondary Institutions Entrance scholarships & bursaries Entrance scholarships & bursaries 2. Ministry Sponsored 3. Private Organizations 4. School Sponsored

4 1. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS Entrance Scholarships Value and criteria vary Value and criteria vary Many entrance scholarships are based on marks only and you are automatically considered Many entrance scholarships are based on marks only and you are automatically considered MAJOR awards generally require ‘other’ involvements MAJOR awards generally require ‘other’ involvements See website of each university for details See website of each university for details Entrance Bursaries Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance above and beyond ‘the ordinary’ Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance above and beyond ‘the ordinary’

5 2. MINISTRY SPONSORED $1,000 Graduation Program Examination Scholarships (based upon excellence in provincial exams) $1,000 Graduation Program Examination Scholarships (based upon excellence in provincial exams) Canadian citizen or landed immigrant Canadian citizen or landed immigrant Achieve a minimum of ‘B’ in English 12 (final mark of 73% or higher) Achieve a minimum of ‘B’ in English 12 (final mark of 73% or higher) Based on your performance in the following mandatory exams: English 10, Math 10, Science 10, Social Studies 11, English 12 Based on your performance in the following mandatory exams: English 10, Math 10, Science 10, Social Studies 11, English 12 Must write an pass each of the above exams, and have a final course mark for the exam to be counted the scholarship Must write an pass each of the above exams, and have a final course mark for the exam to be counted the scholarship

6 2. MINISTRY SPONSORED $ 1,000 Graduation Program Examination Scholarships (based upon excellence in provincial exams) $ 1,000 Graduation Program Examination Scholarships (based upon excellence in provincial exams) Top 20 students in the BC will receive $2,500 each Top 20 students in the BC will receive $2,500 each You DO NOT need to apply – if you qualify, you’ll get a letter from ministry next November You DO NOT need to apply – if you qualify, you’ll get a letter from ministry next November New for : Only 5,000 of these $1,000 scholarships will be given out in the province. You must be one of the top 5,000 students in BC to get it. The one “A” and three “B” policy no longer applies. New for : Only 5,000 of these $1,000 scholarships will be given out in the province. You must be one of the top 5,000 students in BC to get it. The one “A” and three “B” policy no longer applies.

7 2. MINISTRY SPONSORED $1,000 Dogwood District / Authority Awards $1,000 Dogwood District / Authority Awards ($500 cheque + $500 voucher - awarded based upon excellence in ‘non-academic’ field) Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Must demonstrate superior achievement (minimum 70%) in any of the following areas: Must demonstrate superior achievement (minimum 70%) in any of the following areas: Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) Applied Skills (Business Ed., Tech Ed., Home Ec) Applied Skills (Business Ed., Tech Ed., Home Ec) Physical Activity (not limited to Phys. Ed) Physical Activity (not limited to Phys. Ed) Second Languages Second Languages Must have FIVE grade 11 or 12 courses in your specific area (may include Work Experience if it is in related) Must have FIVE grade 11 or 12 courses in your specific area (may include Work Experience if it is in related) Priority given to students attending non-university post- secondary institutions (eg., Douglas College, VCC, BCIT) Priority given to students attending non-university post- secondary institutions (eg., Douglas College, VCC, BCIT) Application via a District Committee will be necessary to receive these awards (LOOK FOR APPLICATION AROUND THE END OF MAY 2013) Application via a District Committee will be necessary to receive these awards (LOOK FOR APPLICATION AROUND THE END OF MAY 2013)

8 2. MINISTRY SPONSORED $1,000 Dogwood District / Authority Awards $1,000 Dogwood District / Authority Awards ($500 cheque + $500 voucher - awarded based upon excellence in ‘non-academic’ field) EXAMPLE 1 – Planning to study fine Emily Carr: EXAMPLE 1 – Planning to study fine Emily Carr: AP 2-D Design AP 2-D Design Art Foundations 12 Honours Art Foundations 12 Honours Drawing and Painting 11 Drawing and Painting 11 Printmaking and Graphic Design 11 Printmaking and Graphic Design 11 Desktop Publishing 11 Desktop Publishing 11 EXAMPLE 2 – Planning to study BCIT: EXAMPLE 2 – Planning to study BCIT: Financial Accounting 12 Financial Accounting 12 Entrepreneurship 12 Entrepreneurship 12 Accounting 11 Accounting 11 Marketing 11 Marketing 11 Work Experience 12 (must be 90 hours and related to business) Work Experience 12 (must be 90 hours and related to business)

9 1. MINISTRY SPONSORED Passport to Education Program Passport to Education Program Grade 10 – possible $250 Grade 10 – possible $250 Grade 11 – possible $250 Grade 11 – possible $250 Grade 12 – possible $500 Grade 12 – possible $500 Must to Canadian citizen or landed immigrant Must to Canadian citizen or landed immigrant Based upon same criteria used to determine Grade 10 and 11 recipients Based upon same criteria used to determine Grade 10 and 11 recipients

10 3. PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS Many stress LEADERSHIP and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (ie ‘TD Canada Trust’) Many stress LEADERSHIP and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (ie ‘TD Canada Trust’) Others stress an interest/aptitude in a specific area (ie ‘Louella Downing’ for visual & performing arts, ‘BC Sports Hall of Fame’ for athletics, ‘BC Health Care’ for health services) Others stress an interest/aptitude in a specific area (ie ‘Louella Downing’ for visual & performing arts, ‘BC Sports Hall of Fame’ for athletics, ‘BC Health Care’ for health services) As these applications become available, they will be advertised in the FINANCIAL AID BULLETINS As these applications become available, they will be advertised in the FINANCIAL AID BULLETINS

11 4. SCHOOL SPONSORED Awards that have been donated to the school for a variety of reasons Awards that have been donated to the school for a variety of reasons Many are specific to departments Many are specific to departments Several are as a result of donations by school staff and recipients are selected as a result of their school involvement Several are as a result of donations by school staff and recipients are selected as a result of their school involvement Parent Advisory – “We Believe in You” Award $750 each - need only C+ average to apply. They are looking for students who may possibly not receive other award offers but who display a determination and passion to continue their education in pursuit of their career goal. Parent Advisory – “We Believe in You” Award $750 each - need only C+ average to apply. They are looking for students who may possibly not receive other award offers but who display a determination and passion to continue their education in pursuit of their career goal.

12 $$ HELPFUL WEBSITES $$ (our school website) (our school website)

13 GENERAL TIMELINES MOST SCHOLARSHIPS ARE POSTED AFTER WINTER BREAK MOST SCHOLARSHIPS ARE POSTED AFTER WINTER BREAK The bulk will be due from February to May The bulk will be due from February to May Important that you are on top of your resume Important that you are on top of your resume Important that you have letters of reference to support your application(s) - CRUCIAL TO VERIFY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Important that you have letters of reference to support your application(s) - CRUCIAL TO VERIFY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Important that you PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES – NO LATES ACCEPTED! Important that you PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES – NO LATES ACCEPTED!

14 WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING October to December Make sure you can graduate Make sure you can graduate Check with parents’ workplace for scholarships and bursaries Check with parents’ workplace for scholarships and bursaries Complete your STUDENT PROFILE SHEET Complete your STUDENT PROFILE SHEET Update your RESUME Update your RESUME Read FINANCIAL AID BULLETINS Read FINANCIAL AID BULLETINS Consider which teachers to ask for a Teacher Report and / or a reference letter Consider which teachers to ask for a Teacher Report and / or a reference letter

15 Student Profile Sheet Must have ONE copy on file if you want to be considered for all scholarships applied through the school Must have ONE copy on file if you want to be considered for all scholarships applied through the school Can be picked up in Student Services Can be picked up in Student Services May attach a resume as well May attach a resume as well Can be updated throughout the year Can be updated throughout the year

16 Teacher Reports Must have at least 3 of these on file when applying for internal scholarships (can have more) Must have at least 3 of these on file when applying for internal scholarships (can have more) They can be picked up in Student Services They can be picked up in Student Services Do not have to be from current teachers (can be your coach / club sponsor as well) Do not have to be from current teachers (can be your coach / club sponsor as well) These are confidential and you will not get to see them - they are used by the Scholarship committee ONLY - NOT sent out of the school These are confidential and you will not get to see them - they are used by the Scholarship committee ONLY - NOT sent out of the school

17 Reference Letters Consider carefully which teachers (and community personnel) from whom you may need a reference letter Consider carefully which teachers (and community personnel) from whom you may need a reference letter The person you ask should know you quite well so that they can write a meaningful reference letter... their ‘status’ is not as important as their ability to convey your strengths from knowing you (there is a request form you may use in Student Services) The person you ask should know you quite well so that they can write a meaningful reference letter... their ‘status’ is not as important as their ability to convey your strengths from knowing you (there is a request form you may use in Student Services) You MUST supply them with a copy of your resume You MUST supply them with a copy of your resume You MUST give them at least 2 weeks to write the letter You MUST give them at least 2 weeks to write the letter If you would like their letter for multiple applications, request that they print several copies for you at the same time If you would like their letter for multiple applications, request that they print several copies for you at the same time

18 Many teachers request that the letter remains confidential in which case it will be returned in a sealed envelope Many teachers request that the letter remains confidential in which case it will be returned in a sealed envelope Please DO NOT request a letter unless you intend to use it – it is just RUDE to be “shopping” for reference letters Please DO NOT request a letter unless you intend to use it – it is just RUDE to be “shopping” for reference letters If you require a ‘Principal’s report’ or you would like a reference letter from Mr. Brandt (or another administrator), you must submit info to ME and your folder will be forwarded to Mr. Brandt – you will need to allow at least THREE WEEKS NOTICE If you require a ‘Principal’s report’ or you would like a reference letter from Mr. Brandt (or another administrator), you must submit info to ME and your folder will be forwarded to Mr. Brandt – you will need to allow at least THREE WEEKS NOTICE Thank the person afterwards (eg., thank you card) – remember they are doing this at their OWN time (teachers are NOT obligated to write these letters!) Thank the person afterwards (eg., thank you card) – remember they are doing this at their OWN time (teachers are NOT obligated to write these letters!) Respect teachers’ decision if they choose NOT to write you a letter – they must have a reason - do not harass them! Respect teachers’ decision if they choose NOT to write you a letter – they must have a reason - do not harass them!

19 January and February Watch for announcements for SFU and UBC - be sure to respond ON TIME. Watch for announcements for SFU and UBC - be sure to respond ON TIME. Be aware that you must apply NOW for some scholarships even though it seems early Be aware that you must apply NOW for some scholarships even though it seems early Update your STUDENT PROFILE... If needed Update your STUDENT PROFILE... If needed

20 March and April Check the Financial Aid section in post- secondary institution calendars or online Check the Financial Aid section in post- secondary institution calendars or online This is a CRUCIAL time period as many applications are posted and due in this period This is a CRUCIAL time period as many applications are posted and due in this period Ask for reference letters as needed but make sure you allow a MINIMUM of 2 weeks Ask for reference letters as needed but make sure you allow a MINIMUM of 2 weeks

21 May and June – Time to Graduate! Due dates for many local scholarships fall in this time period Due dates for many local scholarships fall in this time period Your Student Profile MUST be on file to be considered for any of these awards Your Student Profile MUST be on file to be considered for any of these awards If you do WIN a scholarship... If you do WIN a scholarship... BE SURE TO SEND A THANK YOU!!! BE SURE TO SEND A THANK YOU!!! You will be asked to inform Mr. Chan of any scholarships that you have been offered You will be asked to inform Mr. Chan of any scholarships that you have been offered so that your accomplishments can be announced at GRAD CEREMONY! so that your accomplishments can be announced at GRAD CEREMONY! Class of 2012 – over $1,500,000!

22 Financial Aid Bulletins There will be updated throughout the year and will be posted in all English 12, Communications 12, and ARW 12 classrooms as well as outside Student Services, in the Library and on the school website so... Please read them!

23 THE APPLICATIONS ARE FILED BY DUE DATE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP BOX IN STUDENT SERVICES

24 HOW DO I APPLY? External Applications External Applications To be submitted online or directly mailed to the organization To be submitted online or directly mailed to the organization Watch out for DUE DATES carefully (eg., postmarked requirements) Watch out for DUE DATES carefully (eg., postmarked requirements) You are responsible for making sure the complete application arrives on time You are responsible for making sure the complete application arrives on time

25 HOW DO I APPLY? Internal Applications Internal Applications Submitted through the school Submitted through the school Require 3 teacher reports and your Student Profile Require 3 teacher reports and your Student Profile Must be submitted to Student Services by the due date (NO EXCEPTIONS) Must be submitted to Student Services by the due date (NO EXCEPTIONS)

26 POST-SECONDARY INFO SESSIONS Pay attention to Student Bulletins and PA Announcements. These sessions may take place: Pay attention to Student Bulletins and PA Announcements. These sessions may take place:  At Burnaby North – during the day, lunch, after school, or evening  On campus of the institution (eg., BCIT)  At a local hotel or other location – mostly for institutions from out of town

27 NEED TO SEE MR. CHAN? Responsible for: AP, Honours, Awards & Scholarships Responsible for: AP, Honours, Awards & Scholarships Best to make an appointment (sign-up slip outside Student Services) Best to make an appointment (sign-up slip outside Student Services) Available to meet with you in Student Services during blocks 4, 7, 8 and most days after school Available to meet with you in Student Services during blocks 4, 7, 8 and most days after school

28 KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER... Read Financial Aid Bulletins (best online!) Read Financial Aid Bulletins (best online!) Submit Student Profile and 3 Teacher Reports to Student Services Submit Student Profile and 3 Teacher Reports to Student Services At least 2 weeks notice for reference letter requests (and choose carefully!) At least 2 weeks notice for reference letter requests (and choose carefully!) Apply early – do NOT wait until the last minute Apply early – do NOT wait until the last minute What makes you stand out from others? What makes you stand out from others?


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