Guidance Counsellor: Aimee Carter
PLEASE ALSO SEE GUIDANCE LINKS LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
MY BLUEPRINT- Sign In Link: www.myblueprint.ca/strait
* NEW Post Secondary Resource for Graduates Transitions, a beneficial guide that helps students to make the most of their time in university and college.
~ A REMINDER TO GRADUATES & PARENTS ~
It is the student's responsibility to research their own scholarship and bursary opportunities, including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in Student Services), reference letters, essays, etc.
Please note that students are to sign up for transcripts in the Student Services Area.
* Former graduates must go through the SRCE Office to request transcripts
Scholarship/ Bursary and Grad Information:
NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)
The 2019-2020 post-secondary school year applicationwill be available in May 2019!
To apply online and for info about student loans:
Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:
( NEW ) Community Foundation Of Nova Scotia ( Various Scholarships and Bursaries)
(NEW) Canada's free scholarship matching services for financial assistance:
Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.
For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.
Government of Canada Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool:
(Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada have information on over 750 bursaries)
Aboriginal students are encouraged to visit their website: www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:
LIVE NOW for Students attending NSCC in Fall 2019 (Closes March 15th)
Scholarship Information and Applications:
All Graduates should look at Post Secondary (College and University) Websites to see updated information on Bursary and Scholarships Opportunities that are currently available to them.
Please click HERE for known Annual Post Secondary Instuition Scholarships and Bursaries
Loran Scholarship ( Direct Pool)- Eligibility Criteria for High School Students:
- Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
- Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
- Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.loranscholar.ca/
Deadline: October 24th, 2019
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship: The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record (65+ Average). For Further information including application please visit: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/
Deadline: October 25th, 2019
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership : If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD Scholarship worth up to $70,000. Available to all students across Canada who are now in their final year of high school for the 2019-20 school year. Application must include a descriptive essay on your community leadership involvement. To apply please visit www.td.com/scholarship
Deadline: November 15th, 2019
The Forum For Young Canadians : A week that will change your life. Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in decision-making and politics? Do you want to create relationships with people from different places? Forum is for you! Be a part of an incredible week behind the scenes of the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. Make your voice heard during parliamentary simulations and develop unbreakable links with peers that share the same ideas and passions as you. Interested students please visit: http://forum.ca/?lang=en
Deadline: November 30th, 2019
House of Commons Paige Program To be considered, the online application ourcommons.ca/page must be duly completed and accompanied by the following supporting documents:
- a transcript of your final marks from last year (Grade 11 or secondary IV or first year of CEGEP (Québec)), as well as your current year’s marks as they become available;
- an essay (500 words maximum, double-spaced);
- a one-page curriculum vitae outlining your activities and interests; and
- The names and contact information for two references. (The references may be any teacher, school principal, guidance counsellor, administrator of an academic institution or non-family member who has supervised you in a paid or voluntary activity. It is your responsibility to inform references about the selection criteria and duties of a House of Commons Page so that they can comment on your personal qualities and achievements as they relate to your suitability for this position.)
Deadline: November 11, 2019
Saint Mary's University Open House Dates- October 5th and October 25th. For more informtation and to register please visit: https://connect.smu.ca/events/index.do
NSCC Strait Area Campus Open House October 17th- Agenda:
9 am to 7 pm: This is your chance to explore NSCC. Tour our classrooms, labs, libraries and other spaces. Experience our programs first-hand and meet the students, alumni, faculty and staff that make us who we are.
What to expect:
9 am to 2 pm- High school student tours- (Preregistered for Tours no drop ins)
2 to 4 pm- Community tours (drop-ins on the hour)
2:30 to 7 pm- Women in Fisheries
Mount Allison University Open House October 18th. For more informtation and to register please visit :https://www.mta.ca/openhouse/
Dalhousie Open House Dates - Halifax Campus October 19th, Truro Campus October 26th. For more informtation and to register please visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/open_house.html
St Francis Xavier Univerity Open House October 19th. For more information and to register (Deadline October 16th)please visit:https://www.stfx.ca/about/events/open-house-2019
Cape Breton Univerity Open House October 19th. For more information and to register please visit: https://content.cbu.ca/open-house
University of King's College Open House Dates October 25th and March 20th. For more information and to register please visit: https://www.kings.uwo.ca/future-students/open-house/
University Of Prince Edward Island Open House November 8th . For more informtation and to register please visit: http://www.upei.ca/communications/events/2017/10/upei-open-house
Holland College Open House Dates- Friday November 8th and Saturday February 1st. For more informtation and to register please visit: http://www.hollandcollege.com/