It has been a year.... Though I think all of us are a bit glad that the academic year is over, I know that among the many challenges we had faced, we hopefully learned a lot about ourselves, a lot about what we are capable of, and we learned that we can continue on even when things are difficult. While I know this learning was at a cost, our hope is that we took what life gave us and did our best to make the best of things.
A special thanks to all of you who demonstrated so much patience and a willingness to explore other ways to do virtually everything related to school. A special thanks to our students who have once again been amazing. Even a pandemic will not dampen their spirit or get in the way of finding new and creative ways to connect.
For those who are graduating, a special congratulations and good luck in this next step of your life. For those who will be returning, have a wonderful and restful summer.
Continue to be safe and be well.
For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: https://portal.sd38.bc.ca/group/2jdxzsf/Pages/default.aspx#/=(link is external)
Week June 28 – July 2, 2021
*Note: Grade 12 students, as always, and due to the current COVID 19 situation be sure to check post-secondary/email accounts/websites often for any updates. Contact Post-Secondary Institutions directly with questions regarding your application/offer and they will best advise you. If you have not already done so, it is advisable that students apply to Colleges as soon as possible. *After applying to any Post-Secondary be sure to include them on your STS order form so they will be able to receive your marks electronically from the BC Ministry of Education.
Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:
Sep 24 UBC Application Portal opened https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/ssportal/apply.xhtml
DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC Deadlines: https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/dates-deadlines/
Oct 1 SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/ DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline: https://www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/admission_scholarships.html
Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines:
Oct 1 Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca
Oct 1 Langara College Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/
Oct 1 KPU Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/
Oct 1 BCIT-applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/
*Grade 12’s - If you are considering attending a College, be sure to apply asap! Douglas and Langara Colleges and BCIT, KPU are still accepting applications for some programs!
JUN 28/21 Langara Course Planning Sessions for New and Prospective Students via ZOOM Langara will be hosting upcoming online Course Planning Workshops for new and prospective students via ZOOM. These one-hour sessions facilitated by a Langara Counsellor, will provide information on studying at Langara, transferring to a university, course selection, planning, and registration, prerequisites, the BC Transfer Guide, student support at Langara, and more. You do not need to pre-register for these information sessions.
Monday, June 28 - 2:00pm-3:00pm https://langara.zoom.us/s/63153168613
Wednesday, June 30 - 3:30pm-4:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/s/63153168613
Monday, July 5 - 2:00pm-3:00pm https://langara.zoom.us/s/63153168613
JUN 29/21 CapU Course Planning and Advising Workshops Via ZOOM
Newly admitted students are invited to attend a course planning session offered by the Academic Advising team to help you and fellow students navigate your options. At the group advising workshops, you will learn where to find important information to help guide your decision-making, and what courses you need to satisfy your program’s requirements. JUN 29/21 – 6-7:30 p.m. JUL 6/21 – 6-7:30 p.m. To register for the sessions visit: https://www.capilanou.ca/student-life/academic-support/academic-advising/course-planning-workshops/
JUN 30/21 10 Words or Less Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award Deadline To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2021. For details: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php
JUN 30/21 CMWAC Bursary Deadline - Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada is proud to announce the launch of four (4) x $500 bursaries to be awarded to Grade 12 students in Vancouver and Richmond school districts who will be attending post-secondary education in the Lower Mainland. Please see website for criteria and application process: https://cmwac.ca/cmwac-2021-bursary/. Completed applications with all the required documents must be submitted by email to email@example.com
JUN 30/21 Community Leadership Grant ($5,000 grant available) One individual will be chosen based on their leadership and commitment to supporting their local communities. Local Impact Grant ($1,000 grants available) Thirty grants valued at $1,000 each will be awarded to students who have shown dedication to pursue their field of study and advance their skill set. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following: Be an entering or returning student to an accredited post-secondary institution in one of our trade areas (Metro Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Fraser Valley and the Okanagan) by September 2021 Current post-secondary students must provide their transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher High school and mature students must provide their acceptance letter from an accredited post-secondary institution To apply go to: https://www.prospera.ca/Community/CommPrograms/SupportEd/
JUN 30/21 5 PM Elmer Helm Youth Scholarship Application Deadline
Each year, the Elmer Helm Youth Fund provides financial assistance to deserving students (young people under the age of 25) who wish to pursue post-secondary training in the artistic, academic or technical fields. It is the aim of the fund to make such education possible for students who may otherwise not have the financial means. Up to eight Elmer Helm Youth Fund awards will be presented, of which a minimum of four will go to new recipients, while up to four may be given to prior recipients who are continuing their undergraduate studies. Each recipient will receive $1,500 in two payments of $750 in late August and January. The fund is not primarily an academic competition. Eligibility includes significant involvement in the community in a volunteer capacity. *Note: there is no application form. Application Procedure: The following information should be mailed to The Alexandra Foundation for Neighbourhood Houses at 203-3102 Main Street, Vancouver BC V5T 3G7 (Attention: Carly Geistlinger) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) A letter from the candidate outlining personal and career goals, and an explanation of why the candidate believes he or she should be selected for the award. 2) Three letters of reference from members of the community or from school. 3) Documentation regarding academic standing and other accomplishments (i.e. transcripts). 4) Contact information (Name, Phone number, address, and Email Address) The deadline for all applications is Wednesday, June 30, 2021. All applications must be received by 5:00pm on this date. For more information, visit www.alexandrafoundation.org
JUN 30/21 Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Foundation Scholarship deadline for graduating high school students entering engineering or earth sciences programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of Northern British Columbia, and engineering transfer programs. Six entrance scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, and one transfer scholarship, valued at $1,000, are available. Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a BC secondary school in 2021 and entering one of the following programs: Engineering degree (B.Eng., B.A.Sc., or similar) at a BC university Engineering transfer (diploma, certificate, or similar) at a Canadian university or college For more information and to apply see: https://www.egbc.ca/Registration/Programs-Resources/Student-Program/Scholarships/Post-Secondary-Entrance-and-Transfer-Scholarship
JUN 30/21 Fred Mifflin Memorial Scholarship Deadline $3,000 x 1 Award To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be an active Sea Cadet entering an accredited post-secondary program of a maritime focus. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/7047/fred_mifflin_memorial_scholarship_scholarship.php
JUN 30/21 Nelson Scholarships Application Deadline 1) Civic Leadership Scholarship Award amount: $10,000 Awarding students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership. 2) Indigenous Student Scholarship Award amount: $10,000 Awarding First Nation, Métis and Inuit student leaders who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, with the intent to pursue post-secondary studies in Education. For info and to apply see: https://www.nelson.com/scholarship/?utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=Scholarship21&mc_cid=1856ec8ff1&mc_eid=86b4ba2e53
JUN 30/21 at 8:59 PST Deadline Opterus Helen Rose STEM Award - $10,000 To apply for the Helen Rose STEM Award, you must be a woman between the ages of 16-28 and plan on pursuing an education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at an accredited Canadian university or college. The student we are looking to fund is pursuing a field of study that will help them in the future to create or contribute to a new mindset for a better world. Go to: https://opterus.scholarshipscanada.com/
JUN 30/21 at 8:59 PST Deadline Opterus Valerie Ann Arts Award - $10,000 To apply for the Valerie Ann Arts Award, you must be a woman between the ages of 16-28 and pursuing an education in the Arts at an accredited Canadian university or college. The student we are looking to fund is pursuing a field of study that will help them in the future to create or contribute to a new mindset for a better world. Go to: https://opterus.scholarshipscanada.com/
JUN 30/21 OYF Memorial Scholarship Deadline $1,000 x 2 Awards To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be accepted to or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to a diploma or degree in agriculture or related field. Applications can be found by going to: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10253/oyf_memorial_scholarship_scholarship.php
JUN 30/21 United Steelworkers Post-Secondary Scholarships - $1,500 – 22 Awards Deadline To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a member of the United Steelworkers, or the child of a member in good standing (children include biological or birth children, children by adoption and children by other, equivalent relationship), B) Be 25 years of age or younger and enrolled in post-secondary education in 2021. For details: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/7049/united_steelworkers_post_secondary_scholarships_scholarship.php
JUN 30/21 Deadline to Apply to The UBC Indigenous Teacher Education Program (Applications will continue to be accepted until June 30th)
The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at UBC is a five-year concurrent program. The NITEP is designed to advance Indigenous educational priorities in classrooms, schools, organizations, and communities. NITEP features the following:
-Bachelor of Education Degree with an Indigenous specialization
-Holistic support that nurtures identity, belonging, and wellbeing.
-A cohort model that creates community and support amongst NITEP students
-Courses and curricula enhanced through Indigenous perspectives including local Elders & knowledge keepers
-Support from Indigenous mentors and educators
-A traditional program with contemporary values that exemplifies how Indigeneity can be interwoven within mainstream post-secondary education.
Open to high school students and those transferring from another program/institution.
More information and how to apply at: https://nitep.educ.ubc.ca/
If you have any questions, contact UBC through UBC's Expressions of interest forms here: https://nitep.educ.ubc.ca/admissions/apply/, or directly through email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
JUN 30/21 UVic Priority Housing deadline for 1st-year students. Go to: https://ress.uvic.ca/StarRezPortalX/397C6C9A/9/10/Home-Welcome_to_your_Hous
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This section will have information from Ms. Millar (our Career Information Advisor). Weekly updates will include information on Post Secondary Information as well as potential Scholarship Opportunities.