Strikers Weekly - Week of April 25, 2021














With the help of Mr. Schmidt's Peer Helpers, lunch time badminton for grades 8's and 9's is on.  If you are in grade 8 or 9 and would like to play, see Mr. Schmidt.




Start of Quarter Four


Though it is the beginning of a new quarter, the focus needs to be on finishing this year strong.  While it has been a difficult year in so many different ways, we are closing in on the end of this school year.  



South Arm Summer Youth Fitness Opportunities



For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: is external)


Week April 26 - 30, 2021

*Note:  Grade 12 students, as always, and due to the current Covid19 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 

DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC Deadlines:

Oct 1   SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via  DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline:

Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines:

Oct 1   Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   Langara College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   KPU Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   BCIT-applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT:

*Grade 12’s - If you are interested in attending a College, be sure to apply asap!

Langara College:

Douglas College:


​Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in September 2021 + any student returning to complete grad requirements.
Plumbing and Cooking are held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with our partner post-secondary school (PSI).
Other 12 programs are full-time at a PSI (semester)​.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - M BCIT (Richmond Campus)
Auto – Collision Repair (VCC)
Auto – Refinishing Prep Technician (VCC)
Baking & Pastry Arts (VCC)
Carpentry (BCIT)
Construction Electrician (BCIT)
Joiner (Cabinetmaker) BCIT
Metal Fabrication (BCIT)
Welding (KPU)
The district PAYS the post-secondary TUITION; students get high school and post-secondary course credit. Information and forms are available at:

The SD38 Career Programs office is happy to Zoom with any students/parents to chat about programs. Just email requests to:​  to set up a Zoom meeting.


Upcoming sessions:

​APR 24-MAY 7/21 Destination UBC Online Event - This two-week event will give admitted students the chance to connect with other admitted students, current UBC students, and UBC staff members and faculty. Join online for exciting and informative sessions that will help you make your decision and prepare you for your university life this upcoming fall. Over the course of two weeks, there are more than 70 events for Destination UBC. Some sessions are just for certain communities – for example, Indigenous students or parents – and you’ll only be eligible to attend sessions for the UBC campus you’ve been admitted to, unless they are open to everyone. More information and how to register at:


APR 27/21 5-6 PM BCIT 101 Online Information Session: Preparing your Application to BCIT

BCIT will be hosting another Information on preparing your application. If you are considering applying, don't miss this opportunity to hear from a BCIT Program Advisor about important entrance requirements and the application process. This event is especially for you if you've explored your program, attended an info session, and are now preparing your application for the Fall term. However, BCIT says all are welcome to attend! To register visit:


APR 27, 29, and MAY 20/21 Douglas College Online Information Sessions via ZOOM
To sign up for a Douglas College Information Session:  Click the sign-up button to register in your program of choice. You can only sign up for one session per night. Registration closes one business day prior to the information session. You will receive an email with a Zoom link to prompt you to join the session one business day prior to the event. After you register, be sure to add Douglas College to your safe senders' list in your email to ensure you receive the Zoom link and other important communications.​ Visit:


APR 27/21 7-9 PM is facilitating a one-hour interactive webinar to help parents of gr 9-12 students support youth as they explore career options.  Registration is required:


APR 28 12PM UNBC Virtual Information Sessions - Northern Medical Program Register:


APR 28, MAY 10 & 26 Western University Next-Steps Presentations - Wish you had a checklist of what you need to do after you get an offer of admission? This presentation is for you. Learn exactly what needs to happen between now and your first day of class. Can't join a live session or still have questions – send a message or watch a recording from a previous Next Steps presentation:


APR 29 - JUNE 18/21 University of Regina Course Registration Online Events. Join online and take part in academic advising, course registration, and a campus business session. You must pre-register for these events.  Advising session space is limited, so all students are required to sign up for the event. Details at:   If you have questions about your options for course registration, contact the Enrolment Services office at


APR 30/21 SFU's Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP​) Early Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Entry - The Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP) at Simon Fraser University helps First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students pave the way for a successful transition to undergraduate studies. SFU's program offers first-year academic credit courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives. You will join a cohort of like-minded Indigenous students and explore university together with Elders, mentors, tutors, and instructors while taking courses that can transfer into first-year university or college. SFU also offers literacy and quantitative classes (non-academic credit) that will build your confidence. Upon successful completion of the IUPP, you will be granted admission to SFU, and your completed credits will count towards your undergraduate degree. Applicants must normally have: Graduated from high school, Foundations of Math 10, English 11 or English 11 First Peoples Questions? Visit the FAQ page for information: IUPP contact: Dr. Antonieta Mar-y-paz Rivera, Associate Director, Indigenous University Preparation Program. Email: Telephone: (778) 782-4089 RCB 8107 For program information and to apply ONLINE visit:


APR 30/21 BC Hockey Scholarships deadline Awarded annually to registered members to give recognition to those who develop their academic career aspirations while at the same time nourishing their interest in hockey. Monetary awards vary from $500 to $2,000. To be eligible for a BC Hockey scholarship, an individual in his or her graduating year of high school and must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service. APPLY NOW at


APR 30/21 Deadline Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia is pleased to offer five $1,000.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2020/2021 school year. This association is comprised of administrative and management personnel of school districts who are responsible for construction, maintenance and custodial services, etc. These bursaries are offered to secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post-secondary educational institution in the 2020/2021 term. Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school facilities area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial). Application forms, available from your school Counsellor, or your district’s Maintenance EFMABC member, are to be completed in full and submitted to: For application go to:


APR 30/21 Grow BC Scholarship for Grade 12 students Application deadline Applicants Requirements: - Complete the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship application form - Submit the application form and video by April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. -Submit all accompanying documents as outlined (acceptance letter if available; otherwise, should be received by May 14, 2021)- Produce a creative 2- to 4-minute video, outlining vision and planned contribution to the future of technology and innovation in Canada’s agriculture sector. Visit:


APR 30/21 Hamilton Community Association Youth Award Deadline This award is intended to encourage students who are pursuing a post-secondary education and who have demonstrated not only academic achievement but also interest in the Hamilton community. The award must be used toward further education, although not necessarily a traditional post-secondary institution. An award of $1,000 will be presented at the graduation ceremony, or ceremonies of the successful applicant(s), with proof of acceptance into a post-secondary program. Qualifications: - A graduating grade 12 Richmond student in 2021 - Planning on attending post-secondary education in September 2021 - Community involvement, leadership, and volunteerism. Emphasis on involvement in the Hamilton Community. How to Apply: 1. Complete the application form (see your Career Advisor for the form) 2. Complete a 500-word essay on “what does Hamilton mean to you” 3. Two letters of references (character or work reference) 3. E-mail the following supporting documentation to before the application before the deadline: Your application form and all appropriate attachments must be received by no later than April 30, 2021. The application form is available on the Career Centre Calendar posting.


APR 30/21 Richmond Fire Fighters Association Local IAFF 1286 Scholarship Opportunities (three) Note: a separate application is required for each:
1. Community Scholarship - Richmond Fire Fighters offer an annual scholarship to a Richmond resident graduating from a Richmond School. One of the most important factors that will determine whether or not your application is successful is the extent of your community involvement. The max funds paid on behalf of any one person is $1000. Include a cover letter, completed application form, reference letters and your most recent transcript. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to be eligible. Applications must be mailed and received by April 30th. Details and application form at:                                                
2. Family Scholarship - Richmond firefighters offer an annual scholarship (maximum funds $1000) to relatives of past and present members of Local 1286. One of the most important factors is the extent of your community involvement. The award/bursary recognizes those that contribute to our community and is open to anyone attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institute. Applicants are required to submit a one-page cover letter with a brief history of community involvement, hobbies, athletic and academic interests. References and a recent school transcript must also be enclosed with the application. Applications must be mailed and received by April 30th. Details and application form are available at:                                                   
3. The Jock Murdoch Memorial Scholarship Program The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 5 in conjunction with the Richmond Fire Fighters Local 1286 offers an annual scholarship to a Richmond resident graduating from a Richmond school (max funds $1000). This bursary will be awarded to a student planning to major in fine arts. Submit a completed application form along with a one-page cover letter with a brief history of hobbies and personal and academic interests, at least 2 reference letters from people who can comment on artistic abilities and a recent school transcript. Applications must be mailed and received by April 30th. Details and application form are available under Local 1286 Society at:

APR 30/21 4:30 pm   Richmond International Education Student Scholarships Deadline - There are $1000 scholarships available for graduating international students based on the average academic achievement in the top six academic subjects from the Graduation Program taken during the final two years of study. In addition, students must demonstrate an interest of service to others, active participation in school and/or community activities, good citizenship and leadership within the school/community. For more info and how to apply, see attached document. Apply through the online application link:


APR 30/21 Scotiabank STEM & Financial Wellness Scholarships deadline - Scotiabank has partnered with Toronto-based education technology company myBlueprint to provide $30,000 in scholarships – divided into eight scholarships of $3,750 each, for Grade 12 students across Canada (excluding Quebec). There are two scholarship themes: Financial Wellness and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). If your application is selected via random draw, you will be asked to submit a 500-word essay that will be judged on adherence to the theme, style and creativity, as well as the ability to communicate clearly. To apply students will need to submit an application to myBlueprint. For more information and detailed instructions on how to submit an application visit:


APR 30/21 Shashi Assanand Bursary Deadline - Open to female students in the Metro Vancouver schools who are completing grade 12 and are children of refugees or immigrants to Canada. ·Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in social work, education, psychology, nursing or social service and possess academic grades sufficient to allow admission into their chosen area of study/educational facility and demonstrate financial need. Applicants are requested to share their story, in not more than 500 words about their individual and family experiences in Canadian life, how they impacted the lives of others in their community and their plans for the future. Applicants must submit 2 reference letters from a school official and a community member representing a community-based organization that highlight the applicant’s transition into the life in Canada, aspirations and career goals for the future. Eligible candidates are invited to apply through the attached application form (Career Centre Calendar posting). Submit the completed application to the Selection Committee. Shashi Assanand Bursary, Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society, Suite 306 – 4980 Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4K7 or email to:


APR 30/21 Voice for Animals High School Scholarship - $500 – 20 Awards Deadline To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be enrolled in middle or high school, or be home-schooled, and less than 19 years of age. B) Submit an essay on one of the topics on the application page. For details visit:


MAY 1/21 Virtual U.S. College Expo Canada - Meet with American Universities, Student Athlete, Admissions & Financing Experts and more! Learn about the admissions process, timelines & eligibility requirements for International Students. Speak with US College representatives and ask about student life, NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA for student athletes, the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships and so much more! Information on attendees and registration at:


MAY 1/21 PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships - $2,500 – 56 Awards Deadline

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently enrolled in or plan to enrol in PHCC-approved plumbing or HVACR apprentice program. For details:


MAY 1 /21 UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN - Application deadline for the following programs, -Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources -Education (Language Teacher Education) -Engineering and Edwards School of Business. Visit:

MAY 1/21 UVic Deadline to Accept Offer - Students should accept offer by May 1 and are required to submit a deposit of $200.


MAY 1/21 Western U Deadline to Accept Offer for Most Students. Western encourages students to check their offer details in case their deadlines are different and recommends that students accept early. For students who have applied to Ivey for AEO (Advanced Entry Opportunity) admission, Ivey will release their decisions separately, traditionally between late March and Mid May.


MAY 1/21 CapU JumpStart for New Students Online Event and Parent Orientation Online Sessions If you are a student who has been accepted or conditionally accepted to CapU, then JumpStart is for you! Parents are invited to register for the Parent Orientation session. This event is an opportunity to connect with the University and learn about next steps at CapU and engage with faculty, current students, and student services. For full event details and to register visit:


For the latest post-secondary, events, and scholarship information, *Follow Ms. Millar’s face book page to receive notifications as soon as new information comes in!

*See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information:




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.