October - December
Many scholarships at the beginning of the academic year are geared to top academic students who also participate in extra curricular and community activities. Students need to be proactive about finding awards that match their particular interests, strengths and activities. It is worthwhile to check each individual award website to see the kind of student who has received the award in the past.
October 17 (sponsored) or 24 (direct):CANADIAN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (CMSF) Loran Awards.
School sponsored and individual applications. Various awards ranging from $500 to $10,000, available to students with a minimum 85% academic average, who show ability to carry a substantial academic load, possess a strong record of service and leadership in school or in the community, and intend to go on immediately to one of the 24 Loran partner universities in Canada. Any student may apply to the Direct Pool. Information @ www.loranaward.ca
October 25: HORATIO ALGER JUM PATTISON & BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIPS
The 2014 Horatio Alger Jim Pattison Alberta & British Columbia Scholarships program deadline is December 1. Scholarship applicants must be in grade 12, planning to pursue a post-secondary education, have critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community activities, have a minimum grade percentage of 65 and be a Canadian citizen. Application can be made online at www.horatioalger.ca/scholarships. Scholarships of $5,000 are awarded to successful applicants.
November 27:TD SCHOLARSHIPS
are offered up to $70,000 to 20 students across Canada who have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Each scholarship includes full tuition at any approved university or college in Canada, $7,500 per year towards living expenses and offers of summer employment at TD. Applicants must be eligible for college or university and have a minimum average of 75%. The key criterion is outstanding community leadership. Deadline is November 27www.td.com/scholarship.
November 30: SHAD VALLEY
Shad Valley is a four week summer enrichment program open to outstanding students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 who are passionate about math, sciences and technology and entrepreneurship. Students spend a month living in residence at one of the host university campuses across Canada. Students will also enjoy recreational activities and the opportunity to explore local attractions. A number of STA students have attended this program over the last few years and have been very enthusiastic about its benefits. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships and bursaries are available to successful applicants. The application form is available online at http://shad.ca
December 1: FATHER TED COLLETON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
There are three awards of $1,000 each available for Grade 11 and 12 students who demonstrate proof of interest in or active involvement in Life issues and the pro-life movement. A typed original essay (between 800 and 1,000 words) on a specific topic is required. Application available from the Scholarship Coordinator or online http://www.theinterim.com
December 1: SOROPTOMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NORTH AND WEST VANCOUVER VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD
For a young woman between the ages of 14-17 who makes the school, community and world a better place through her volunteer actions. Awards range from $500 to $1000, plus additional funds to the student's volunteer organization of their choice. Please see the Scholarship Coordinator for information and applications.
December 31: RACISM. STOP IT NOW! NATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION
For those between 12 and 20 years of age to create a video 45 to 60 seconds long sharing your thoughts on eliminating racism. You can work in a team of up to five people and feature as many people as you want in your video. Tips on how to shoot a video, and more information available at www.march21.gc.ca. (March 21 International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination) Entry must be postmarked by due date.