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    • University and College Scholarship Presentation - 2013 Because I really hope I get in this year!
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Did you know? “Average college student debt is over $13,000 for nearly half of college students, while undergraduate debt exceeds $26,000". (http://www.newswire.ca) DONT’ LET THAT BE YOU!
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Terminology SCHOLARSHIP: Financial aid provided to a student in order to fund their academic studies. Unlike a loan, a scholarship does not require repayment. Scholarships are granted based on criteria outlined by the person or institution granting the award, including academic merit, financial need in combination with academic merit, extracurricular activities or other distinctions. You may have to apply for certain scholarships, and you may be automatically considered for others. (http://electronicinfo.ca/en/page.php?id=2)
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Terminology AWARD: Something given to recognize a person's merit and accomplishments, according to criteria outlined by the person or institution granting the award. An award may be monetary or it may be signified by certificates, trophies or other public acknowledgements. It does not require repayment. (http://electronicinfo.ca/en/page.php?id=2)
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Terminology LOAN: Money made available to successful candidates through the government, financial institutions or private lenders. This money is required to be paid back, with interest, which can start to accumulate according to the negotiations of the contracted loan.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Terminology BURSARY: A monetary award that is granted to a student based on financial need. A bursary does not require repayment. (http://electronicinfo.ca/en/page.php?id=2) You may be required to prove your financial status.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 There are many different types of scholarships and bursaries available to students entering and/or returning to post secondary education. Probably the most important piece of information to know about any scholarship or bursary is the ! If you miss the deadline your application is simply ! There is no redo, make up or alternate assignment. You cannot go to someone and make excuses, provided details or demand acceptance. The deadlines are firm as these scholarships and bursaries are a PRIVILEDGE, not a right!
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Types of Scholarships Application Required: means that you must submit an application in order to be considered for the award. Application Not Required: means that you will be automatically considered for the award when you apply to the university - no application is necessary. Renewable: scholarships are those that can be received for more than one year, if the stated criteria are met each year. Non-renewable: scholarships are only available for one year. However, schools that offer these scholarships often offer additional upperyear scholarships
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Places to look 1) Government The Ontario and Canadian governments both have programs that provide financial assistance to those who need it. Check out the links provided for you on the green handout for more information.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Places to look 2) University/College webpage Each college and university has its own web page that will allow you to research scholarships and bursaries unique to the school as well as to your own program. Each institution will also have a financial aid office and counsellors available to help you with the application process. Just research EARLY and do not leave it to the last minute or you may miss out.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Places to look 3) Other Places There are many organizations and companies around the country that offer scholarships, awards and prizes, often based on competition. You must actively seek out and apply for these awards. The internet is a great source of information - do your research and remember to apply early. It's also worthwhile to look into scholarships offered by organizations or community groups that you or your family belong to, as these groups often have special scholarships available only to members and their families.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Tips for applying for scholarships! The following tips have all been taken from the Student Awards Report put out by studentawards.com - a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. Please visit their site at studentawards.com
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Tips for applying for scholarships! 1) Passion for the subject: Prioritize all the awards you find in order of personal interest. Apply for the awards with subject matter that grabs your interest first -- your passion for the subject will be reflected in your application. 2) Research: Do the appropriate background work and find out exactly what the specific scholarship is looking for, then tailor your application. Read the rules and regulations! 3) Clarity of thought: Be clear and concise. Answer the essay question and only provide relevant information. Do not go over the word limit.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Tips for applying for scholarships! 4) Not a resume: Your scholarship application essay is not a substitute for 5) 6) your resume, so don’t simply re-write your resume in essay form. Don’t list, discuss! Expand on your personal experience by discussing the broader implications of the volunteer work or paid work you do and how it fits into your long-term plans. Structure, spelling & grammar: Be aware of proper essay structure. Use Canadian spelling. Always double-check your spelling and grammar and have someone proofread your work. References: Ideally, references should be professionals at your school or an organization that can vouch for your participation. Assume the scholarship administrator will check your references; so keep your references informed about potential calls and make sure their contact information is upto-date
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Tips for applying for scholarships! 7) Complete all requirements: Make a checklist of all the elements required for each award. Follow the instructions and make sure you’ve collected and provided all required materials. 8) Don’t miss the deadline: Don’t procrastinate! Give yourself plenty of time to fill out the application and gather required documents. Don’t expect an extension. In order to be fair to all applicants, administrators tend to be very strict with their deadlines.
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Barton Tips! 1) Listen to the announcements for scholarship updates. 2) Review the scholarship binder in the guidance office. 3) Ask questions about scholarships/bursaries when the liaison officers visit. 4) Many scholarship applications require a short essay - keep an electronic copy for your records. There is no point in re-inventing the wheel. 5) Keep in mind that some applications also require a written letter from a reference. You should give that person at least one week to get your reference pulled together. 6) Apply to those scholarships you are interested in - even if you don't meet all the criteria. You never know until you try!
    • University and College Scholarship Presentation- 2013 Where do I start? The rest of the period today is for you to get on the computers and start looking online at the various opportunities available to you to help with your financial situation. Please pick up a list of sites to search, as well as the Student Awards booklet, from Mrs. Price and GOOD LUCK!