Scholarship Information Powerpoint 2013-2014

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  • 1. Scholarship Information Byrne Creek Secondary School 2013 - 2014
  • 2. Types of Scholarship and Aid • Sponsored by the Ministry of Education • Sponsored by post-secondary institutions • Sponsored by private organizations • Sponsored by your own school community
  • 3. Sponsored by the Ministry of Education • Passport to Education • Provincial Scholarships • District Authority Scholarships • Grad. Program Exam Scholarship •Secondary School Apprenticeship Scholarship • Pathway to Teacher Education School
  • 4. Passport to Education • Goal: To recognize grade 10-12 student achievements • Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrants • 9,000 stamps given out every year, thus about 20% of Byrne Creek students receive them. • Grade 10 - $250 • Grade 11 - $250 • Grade 12 - $500
  • 5. Grad. Program Exam Scholarships • Grade 10-12, highest provincial exam scores can receive one of the following scholarships… •$1,000 (5,000stds) •$2,500 (20 stds)
  • 6. Requirements for GPE scholarships $1000 Provincial Exams Scholarships (5,000 students or about 10% 0f BC graduating students) $2,500 (awarded to top 20 students, or if they achieve a perfect score of 100% in all 5 exams) (Math 10, Science 10, English 10, Socials 11, & English 12) ** Canadian citizen or landed immigrant •Must write all the provincial exams required for graduation
  • 7. Dogwood District/Authority Awards The purpose of the Dogwood District/Authority Awards is to acknowledge excellence in the areas of: •Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) •Applied Skills ( All Business, Tech Ed., Woodwork, Home Ec., etc.) •Physical Activity (Not limited to physical education) •Second Languages (including Aboriginal) •Leaderships (including community services &Volunteer hours) $1,000 for 3,000 students (awarded in two instalments)
  • 8. Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship • Must be a BC resident and Canadian citizen/Landed Immigrant •Must show evidence of commitment to and aptitude for a teaching career • $5,000 to outstanding 20 students (maintaining a B average in all courses with no more than one grade 12 mark at the C+ level)
  • 9. Post-Secondary Institutions’ Scholarships • Entrance Scholarships • Entrance Bursaries
  • 10. Value and criteria for college or university entrance scholarships • Most scholarship applications are due February • Application can be made earlier • Many scholarship awards are based on marks • However, major awards require “other” involvements • Entrance bursaries must demonstrate financial need • Need must be above and beyond “the ordinary”
  • 11. Sponsored by Private Organizations or Businesses • Many stress community involvement • Others stress particular interests,skills or backgrounds •Some require an essay or a short story • Click the red button “ Scholarships” on our Byrne Creek’s web site for details
  • 12. Byrne Creek Scholarships • Departments or subjects (Dance, Music, Business,…) • Clubs and councils (Std. Govt., Leos,…) • Parent Advisory Committee • International Ed. Program •District scholarships***District scholarships***
  • 13. Helpful Web Sites for Financial Aid • http://byrnecreek.sd41.bc.ca (our school website) • fujikischolarships.com • http://www.studentawards.com • http://www.schoolfinder.com • http://www.scholarshipscanada.com • http://www.pas.bc.ca/resources/financial.htm (apply online) • http://www.edupass.org (for students bound for the United States)
  • 14. What You Should Be Doing October to December • Make sure your academic program is correct • Check with parents’ workplace for financial aid • Complete student profile (the green forms) • Prepare resume, get reference letters • Check our school’s scholarship website regularly • Search the Internet for scholarships, financial aid •Do the ELTS or TOEFL tests if you’re ELL student • Do the SAT if you’re interested in US universities
  • 15. What You Should Be Doing January and February •Watch for announcements from UBC,SFU and others…. • Check and double-check deadlines • Remember, some scholarships require you to apply NOW • Recheck and update your student profile (located in B102) • Fill in service hour forms
  • 16. What You Should Be Doing March and April • Check post-secondary institutions for more Scholarship info • Keep your eyes open! Many applications are posted now • Ask for reference letters as needed • Allow at least two weeks for reference letters to be written •Use the reference letter request forms
  • 17. What You Should Be Doing May and June • Due dates for some local scholarships are in this time period • Make sure that your student profile is on file • Be sure to write thank-you letters for successful applications • Inform usof your successes so that wecan celebratethem!!
  • 18. Reference Letters • Think about who you want to write reference letters for you • The person you ask should know you quite well • The “status” of the person is less important than knowing you • You MUST give them a copy of your résumé • You MUST give them at least two weeks to write the letter • If you have more than one application, ask for multiple copies • If the letter is confidential, you can only get one copy • Do not request a letter unless you plan to use it!
  • 19. External Applications • Follow the instructions on the application • YOU are responsible for gathering info • YOU are responsible for meeting the deadline •YOU may be required to mail in your applications. •YOU may need to submit an electronic copy.
  • 20. Internal Applications • Notices appear on our scholarship website • You must fill the Student Profile • Read the instructions carefully! • You are responsible for mailing some application • Others are looked after by me or Ms. O’Hare
  • 21. Note that ALL your marks will appear on this transcript – Summer School as well as rewritten provincial exams Transcripts You can request a transcript from Ms.Tonks in the office
  • 22. Transcripts This is a historical transcript. It includes all of your marks from when you entered Byrne Creek. This will also include ALL of your marks
  • 23. Transcripts This is your official transcript. You will receive it from the Ministry of Education when you graduate. Provincial Examinable courses are on top Other courses are at the bottom
  • 24. When you read about an bursary or scholarship you would like to apply for…. • Pick up an application from B102 •Pick up a Student Profile Sheet (if you don’t have one) • Pick up Reference Letter Request Forms (as necessary)
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