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  1. 1. Iroquois Ridge High SchoolScholarships<br />
  2. 2. Types of Scholarships<br />
  3. 3. What Scholarships Require<br />
  4. 4. Entrance Scholarships<br />Based solely on grade 12 marks, usually final marks, best 6 or include pre-requisite coursesDifferent levels for different schools. For more $ go further north - they pay better85% -$500 - $100090% -$1000 - $200095% -$1500 –$3000 <br />
  5. 5. University Specific ScholarshipsCheck out individual institutionsCheck out<br />
  6. 6. How do I get started ?<br /> Visit scholarship websites to make yourself aware of the scholarships you are eligible for.<br /><br /><br />
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  9. 9. RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS<br /> Once you have the list of scholarships you are eligible for download applications and check out the requirements of the scholarship on individual websites<br />
  10. 10. Sample Scholarship Application<br />Download an application & complete the application to see what you need to get busy and do now. <br />Make a time line plan. DO IT NOW !<br />
  11. 11. An example: The Miller ThomsonFoundation Scholarships<br />A glimpse of what will be asked of you… <br />
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  19. 19. What Is Usually On An Application?<br />Current Transcript of Marks<br />Ranking of your marks from grade 9 through to 12<br />Awards (school & community) <br />Volunteer /Extracurricular hours ****<br />Athletic/Artistic/Club Activities<br />Leadership <br />Employment<br />A variety of accomplishments in all areas<br />
  20. 20. Application TIPS<br />Research, Start a data base<br />Note deadlines & application process<br />Apply only to those that you qualify for- read criteria<br />Meet deadlines<br />Neatness is essential – type it, spell/gr. check <br />Avoid emailing or faxing unless email a must<br />Quality not quantity<br />Start early, timelines/time management essential<br />Keep a hard copy & backup copy<br />Ask for TIPS from previous winners <br />
  21. 21. References Letters<br />From a responsible adult who knows you well: principal, teacher, coach, employer, not a relative<br />Ask, & provide him/her with a resume or reference form, include your goals, give at least 2 weeks notice<br />
  22. 22. Nomination Process<br />Some scholarships require school to assess & nominate the best candidate(s) <br />School nomination: Must be handed in one week prior to deadline Mrs. Anstett & the scholarship team decide on school sponsored candidates<br /> ie Due date Oct 21 into school Oct 14<br />
  23. 23. Canada’s Top ScholarshipThe Canadian Merit Award National Winner- <br />
  24. 24. Canada’s Top Scholarship Offers:<br />
  25. 25. Review of Award Winners Resume<br />
  26. 26. Community Based Awards<br />Check out the board outside PCC<br />Applications become available February through to April.<br />Check often<br />Follow through getting the application in prior to due date<br />Some will require interviews<br />
  27. 27. School Based Awards<br />Applications due into PCC <br />MAY 3rd<br />
  28. 28. Enrichment OpportunitiesSee Ms. Patterson and check monthly ENRICHMENT Newsletter!<br />
  29. 29. Opportunity<br />Description<br />Application Deadline<br />Cost<br />Contact<br />Duke of Edinburgh Awards<br />Ridge Fav<br />A challenge opportunity for students to pursue up to three level of the DEA Young Canadians Challenge. Focuses on physical fitness, expeditions, skills and community service.<br />Year round<br />Annual registration fee<br /><br />for ages 14 – 25<br />See Mrs. Hills or Mrs. Omeri<br />Encounters With Canada<br />Ridge Fav<br />A week-long study session in Ottawa with students from across Canada. Each week has a different theme, including journalism, law, science and technology, arts and culture, business, sports and the RCMP.<br />Year round registration<br />See calendar<br />$625<br />Some weeks have discounts<br />ages 14 – 17<br />See Ms. Patterson<br />da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP)<br />An opportunity for high school students to explore a variety of engineering disciplines during the month of July at U of T.<br />Check out other Engineering Enrichment at the website too!<br />Next session in summer 2010<br />$300 per week in July plus GST<br />GYLC<br />Global Young Leaders Conference<br /> Leadership Conferences in Washington, NY, and/or China. One program in Toronto. Designed to build networking skills, access to influential policy makers and insight into “leadership”.<br />Nomination – Oct. 23/09<br />Scholarship - Dec. 3, 2009<br />U.S. $3000<br />China $5400<br /><br />Scholarships available! <br />Southern Ontario Model UN<br />SOMA <br />Ridge Fav<br /> <br />A conference for students in grades 9 through 12 at U of T in late April. Students represent various countries and participate in a General Assembly dealing with Global Issues.<br />Information posted in February.<br />TBA<br /><br />U of T Youth Summer Programs (YSP) in Medicine and Law<br />Spend time on Campus and stay in residence while studying with professors, leading researchers, prominent legal and medical professionals. Fee is all inclusive – residence, food plan, access to court/labs, etc.<br />July 2010<br />Registration info. To be posted soon.<br />$990.00 – Law<br />$1090 - Medicine<br /><br />Enrichment Opportunities at the Ridge<br /><br />Ridge Fav<br /> <br />
  30. 30. Forum for Young Canadians<br /> <br /> <br />A week-long conference in Ottawa for students aged 15-19 interested in learning the dynamics of the government. MP Dinner, Senators lunch.<br />Feb, March , April and October 2010<br />ASAP<br />$895<br />Includes transportation and hotel<br /><br />Promoting Women in Science (Prowis)<br />A mathematics and science conference for young women in grade 10 at Wilfred Laurier University.<br />TBA<br />TBD<br /><br />Queen’s E = MC2<br />A week-long program at Queen’s University for highly motivated students in grades 9 to 12. Students study a subject of their choice May 9 – 14, 2010<br />TBA (February 18 last year)<br />$545 for tuition & res. in 2009<br /><br />Shad Valley<br /> <br />A month long ( June 27 – July 23, 2010) experience for senior students at a Canadian University. The program combines entrepreneurship with science and technology.<br />Meeting in mid-October<br />Deadline December 9<br />3500 + transportation<br /> <br />Peel Summer Academy<br /> <br />AP Exam Opportunity <br />Mathematics Contests<br />Coaching and Tutorials through Sem II. Exams are the first 2 weeks of May<br />Mtg. Oct <br />$86.00 U.S.<br /><br />See Ms. Patterson<br />Waterloo Unlimited<br />Grade 10, 11 and 12 programs specifically designed to develop appropriate leadership skills, and help focus individual goals and vision.<br />Nov, Mar and May<br />$200 - $400<br /><br /> Senate and House of Commons Page Programs<br />Opportunity to be a Page in Parliament during the summer before 1st year University and during 1st year. Must attend Carleton, U of O, St. Paul, or Universite du Quebec en Outaouais<br />November 2009<br /><br />Check Youth Programs<br />.<br /> <br />See Ms. Patterson for other exciting opportunities!!!<br />Summer residential programs for students in grades 4 - 12. Takes place at Memorial U. (Newfdld), UTM and in Churchill Man. in July<br /><br />TBA<br />TBA<br />There are numerous math contests available, incl. U. of Waterloo & the Canadian Mathematics Open. Avail for grades 9 to 12.<br />Varies;$2- $5 per contest<br />Speak Ms Kim.<br />Various times in the year<br />
  31. 31. Research Sites:<br />Ontario School Counselors’ Association<br /> (OSCA)<br />Student Awards<br />Scholarship Canada<br />Scholarship 2009<br /><br />University/college websites<br />Visit University/college open houses<br /> -many open March Break<br />
  32. 32. For More Informationcontact:<br />Personal & Careers Counseling:<br />Mrs. Anstett, Mrs. Spelman, Ms Forde or Mr. Pottruff<br />
  33. 33. Get Credit for all your hard work in High School<br />RESEARCH <br />GET BUSY<br />EARN THE BEST MARKS YOU CAN <br />GET INVOLVED<br />PLAN YOUR FUTURE<br />
  34. 34. Questions?<br />