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  1. Scholarship Information Night Vanier CollegiateLast updated 2013

  2. Overview • Why are scholarships, awards, and bursaries important? • How much will it cost? • Terminology • Types of Scholarships • Student Loans • Education Equity • Resources

  3. Why? • Assist in financing your education. • One of the number one barriers to post-secondary education is money. • Recognition for involvement, excellence, passion and community service.

  4. What does it cost? EX: U of R http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/money-matters/costs.html

  5. How much does it cost? • SIAST • http://www.siast.sk.ca/admissions/fee_tuitions/index.shtml • U of S • http://explore.usask.ca/moneymatters/ • Med/Den/Vet http://students.usask.ca/current/paying/tuition.php • Medicine Hat College • Cost Estimator: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/Services/PlanYourEducation/FinancialAid/TuitionAndFees.aspx • Go to the site – prospective students – money/tuition

  6. Money you won’t need to pay back! • Scholarships: • A non-repayable sum of money awarded to a student to help finance further education. Based on merit in areas ranging from academic achievement, hobbies, specific talents to athletics to name a few. • Bursaries: • Awarded primarily based on financial need, but academic achievement is also considered. • Awards: • Given in recognition of outstanding achievement (ex: certificates, plaques, books)

  7. MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS MYTHS

  8. SKILLS: The most important thing to always remember is that if you don’t apply, you won’t receive anything. TIME EFFORT PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL PERSISTENCE ORGANIZATION MATERIALS/BINDER: PORTFOLIO AND LETTERS OF REFERENCE BINDER LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS LIST THE DEADLINE DATE LIST WHERE YOU FOUND IT FROM LIST WHAT IS NEEDED

  9. Getting Started Getting Started Once you find awards: Pay attention to DETAILS Update and review portfolio (hard copy and career cruising) Include extra-curricular and community involvement; statement of education and career goals; transcripts; personal accomplishments; letter of reference from all areas of life) • Start now • Use at least 3 – 4 sources for scholarships (refer to booklet) • Start a binder or folder to keep track of them • Locate application forms (always print off two) • PROOFREADERS! • Deadlines non-negotiable

  10. Letters of Reference Remember to choose people who know the wonder and greatness of you! Provide a resume or a career cruising portfolio print out Ask for 7 copies Provide them with a deadline (2 – 3 weeks)

  11. Perseverance • Apply, apply and apply so more. • Don’t get discouraged – broaden your search. • KEEP A RECORD OF ALL YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS • Time and Effort • Vanier Scholarship Workshops (twice a month)

  12. Types of Scholarships: • School Specific • FEDERATED COLLEGES (Campion College, Luther College, FNUC, St. Thomas More) • Faculty Specific (Business $500 – Excellence Program) • Guaranteed • Competitive Entrance • Undergraduate (2nd, 3rd, 4th) • Athletic • Open • All across Canada or the province • Affiliations • CAA, K of C, CWL, SGEU, SUN, Legion • Program Specific • www.engineeringscholarships.ca • www.nursingscholarships.ca • Saskatchewan Health Bursaries- http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/bursaries • Vanier Collegiate • General Application Form (April 2012) • Moose Jaw Bursary Fund • Prairie South School Division (we have around 5 – 10) • Art, Essay, Film and Video • Any grades, competition

  13. CANLEARN – Student Loans http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/index.shtml Student Loans – It’s not just a loan! Students who apply are automatically considered for 3 forms of financial assistance. In addition to student loans, Saskatchewan’s Student Financial Assistance program offers a range of non-repayable grants and bursaries for learners. There’s money for school that students won’t need to pay back-ever. Last year 65% of all provincial assistance provided to learners was non-repayable. For more information and to apply online go to www.student-loans.sk.ca

  14. STUDENT LOANS • April 4: Grade 10 -11 Presentation • May: Individual parent and student sessions • Low and Middle Income ($1 worth of need) • Learning Disability • Letter – transportation $$$

  15. GREAT RESOURCES • Saskatchewan Scholarship and Career Handbook • http://www.studentscholarships.org/saskatchewanbook.php • Pursueonline.com • www.pursueonline.com • Student Scholarships • www.studentscholarships.org • Student Awards • www.studentawards.com • Scholarships Canada • www.scholarshipscanada.com • Academic Invest • http://www.academicinvest.com/ • Prairie South School Division • http://www.prairiesouth.ca/students/scholarships/information-and-listings.html • Prairie Valley School Division • http://www.pvsd.ca/ProgramsServices/CareerEducation/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

  16. Accelerated Program • U of R – Campion College • English 100 • January – April 2012 • Monday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  17. Guest Speaker: Arleen SankeyStudent Recruitment Officer Saskatchewan Indian Institute of technology

  18. Print out student scholarships sk booklet • Alis resoruces • Scholarship print out • Powerpoint slids • Booklet finish • Alis • Scholarship list (my lists – etc.) • GRADE 11 STUFF