The following scholarships require applications which are available from the Guidance Office. Most applications require essays or paragraph answers, evidence of extensive extra-curricular & community involvement, and reference letters. Other scholarships may be available from the post-secondary school you will attend, or from your parents' places of work.
PLEASE CHECK DUE DATES BY LOGGING INTO THE APPROPRIATE SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE
Scholarships, awards, and bursaries can help ease the financial burden of post secondary school education. To increase the possibility of securing awards, follow these guidelines.
Check out the following websites. Some may require you to register.
These are free on-line services that will use your personal profile to identify award opportunities. Register and receive important information about scholarships, awards and bursaries for which YOU qualify.
· Talk to your parents. Your parents may work for a company that offers scholarships to the children of employees. Check it out. If you are currently employed, your place of business may offer scholarships to employees.
· Your place of employment - -if you have one -- may also offer scholarship opportunities to its employees.
· Many community clubs, sporting associations, or service clubs may offer scholarships to their members or the children of their members. You need to contact them for more information.
· Listen to morning announcements for scholarship information. If you have a first period spare, read the morning announcement book in the front office, and check the guidance bulletin board for updated information.
· Log on to the Central Elgin website at www.tvdsb.on.ca./centralelgin Go the Guidance menu, scroll down and Click on Related Links: Scholarships. As applications arrive in the guidance office, the scholarship description and due dates will appear here. The School Awards menu will provide information about school-based and community awards available at commencement. There will be a special meeting held in the spring for those students interested in applying for commencement awards. Other commencement awards can be found at www.tvdsb.on.ca , which provides a customized search for Central Elgin students. Just go to the home page, click Students, and then on the sidebar click Search Student Awards. From the drop down menu select Central Elgin.
· Post secondary institution(s) will offer awards, scholarships, and bursaries to potential first-year students. Most of these scholarships are automatic—entrance awards, based on averages; others require applications. Obtain this information by reading college or university booklets, logging on to the college or university website, or by speaking to university and college representatives. Helpful websites include http://electronicinfo.ca, www. ontariocolleges.ca, www.myblueprint.ca.
Please note that some of university awards and scholarships have fall, winter, or spring deadlines.
Speak with university and college representatives about award programs. Attend College and University Information Sessions. Many of these are held during lunch time.
· Check the bulletin board outside the guidance office.
· Speak to your friendly guidance counselors.
The Southwold Township Scholarship Award
This scholarship is valued at $1,000.00 and may be awarded annually to one (1) male and one(1) female student graduating from a local high school.
The recipients must meet the following criteria:
· Gr. 12 graduate who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall. Minimum 2 year full time studies
· Must be pursuing full-time studies in business, finance, environmental, recreation leadership, agriculture, fire- fighting, government services or engineering.
· Must demonstrate history of community service
· Must be a current resident of Southwold.
Due date: July 1
See Mrs. Q for application procedures or go to
http://www.southwold.ca Look for the links to find the latest application.
Keep Canada Green! Gaspard's On-Line Scholarship Contest
Gaspard, our commencement gown rental supplier, is sponsoring 10 $1,000.00 scholarships through an on-line contest. If you would like to participate go to http://www.keepcanadagreencontest.ca and follow the instructions. Deadline to enter is April 11, 2014. All our graduates willl qualify since we order our gown through this company.
The County of Elgin and representatives from the International Ploughing Match award a scholarship of $2,500.00 to one male and one female from Elgin County who are in a program related to agriculture. The deadline is May 15, 2014. Further information and the application form is available on the County’s website.
William Kingsley Erickson Bursary
Graduating secondary school students living in the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority watershed in Southwold, Dutton/Dunwich or West Elgin are eligible to apply for this bursary. The application deadline is August 29, 2014. For detail, visit the LTVCA website.
Elgin County/ Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship
Residents of Elgin County or the Kettle Creek water-shed currently pursuing agriculturally related studies with an emphasis on compatibility with the natural environment are eligible to apply. This $500.00 scholarship is administered by the Kettle Creek Conservation Trust. The deadline is July 1st. For the details and the application form, please visit the KCC website and click on the education tab.
Leighton and Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship
Students living in the Long Point Region Watershed are invited to apply for one of three $1,000.00 scholarships. In Elgin, those students will live in Bayham and part of the Malahide Municipalities. The deadline is June 21, 2014. For more details, visit the website.
Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation Scholarship
Six $2500.00 scholarships annually given to students enrolling in a post-secondary agricultural degree or diploma program.
The scholarships will be awarded in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec—with an additional scholarship available for students from other provinces or territories. Applicants will be considered on academic standing, past and current leadership attributes and on an essay entitled “Why I am pursuing a career in agriculture.” Deadline for these scholarships in March 1 2014.
The Association of Justices’ of the Peace Scholarship
To be eligible students must
Submit this application by end of April - check website for details.
The Burger King Scholarship Program 2013
On-line applications are available at:
You may start applying mid November. Applications close Jan 10 2014.
Libro Community Builder Scholarship
Ten, $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to students 17 to 25 in southwestern Ontario who demonstrate outstanding commitment to developing leadership skills while participating in community development projects. Libro knows that by supporting these young leaders we all win. Students attending college, university, a technical institute or private college are all eligible to apply.
Applications are being accepted on-line at www.libro.ca/scholarship from March to May. Check website for deadline details.
The Kin Canada Bursary
High School students in London and surrounding area are being encouraged to apply for post-secondary funding through the local Kin Canada Clubs: Kinsmen Club of Greater London, Kinette Club of London, Kinsmen Club of Dorchester and area, Kinsmen Club of St. Thomas, just to name a few.
Students who are, or will be, attending a recognized post-secondary institution during the 2014-2015 school year are encouraged to apply for a $1,000 Kin Canada Bursary. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2014, and can be downloaded at www.bursary.ca.
This bursary is awarded to students based on financial need, community and school involvement, and knowledge of Kin Canada. Successful applicants will be notified by June 2014.
Since Kin Canada Bursaries were established in 1994, more than half a million dollars in bursaries have been awarded to students pursuing their post-secondary education. The bursaries are supported each year by the fundraising efforts of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs across the country.
For more information about Kin Canada, visit www.kincanada.ca.
These awards were established to assist orphans who wish to continue with a post secondary education.
Interested? Visit the guidance office, if you wish to be nominated.
What is it?
Seymour Schulich, a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist, believes that Canada and Israel’s future lies in leadership committed to science and technology. The Schulich Leader Scholarships are available to support and encourage young people to embrace science and technology in their future careers, helping to propel our nation’s economy. Winners of the scholarship may receive up to $60,000.00.
Who is Elgible?
High School, Secondary School and CEGEP (in Quebec) students in their final year who plan to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at university in the fall of 2013 are eligible to be selected by their respective school as the Schulich Leader Nominee. Each of the 20 participating universities will select their Schulich Leader from the pool of Schulich Leader Nominees who have applied to their institution.
Schulich Leader Nominees are selected by the High Schools, Secondary Schools and CEGEPs from graduating students who are intending to study STEM subjects in university. The student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and possess at least two of the three following attributes:
· Exceptional high academic grades
· Demonstrated leadership in school life and community life, or provided evidence of entrepreneurial talent (Schulich Leader Nominees must provide two written references with at least one academic)
· Financial need
Schulich Leaders are selected by the universities. In order to become a Schulich Leader, one must be a Schulich Leader Nominee enrolling in a STEM faculty at a minimum of one of 20 designated Canadian Universities selected to participate in Schulich Leader Scholarships in the Fall of 2013.
Check out the website at www.schulichleaders.com
Deadline : Feb. 5, 2014 - check website for details.
University of Guelph National Scholarship Program
The University of Guelph offers 12 scholarships valued at $32,000.00 each and includes a research assistantship position and mentorship by one of Guelph’s leading professors.
Go to the University of Guelph’s website and follow the link to obtain an on-line application:
University of Toronto Scholarship Program 2013
Approximately 10 awarded. Total value $35,000-50,000, including tuition and incidental fees for four years, residence support in first year, and an additional renewable monetary award. The monetary award will range in value from $2,000 to 8,000 annually and will be determined on the basis of individual financial circumstances.
If you think you meet the criteria, download an application from the University of Toronto’s Admissions and Awards website at: www.adm.utoronto.ca/ns
Deadline November 8, 2013.
OSSTF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
In honour of Marian Drysdale . . .
OSSTF invites secondary school writers and artists to submit creative work exploring 2012’s Student Achievement Awards theme: The right to speak, the responsibility to listen.
There are two divisions: Poetry and Prose Division and Creative Division
This contest is open to ALL students in secondary school. You can enter an essay or submit a visual arts piece.
Please see Mrs. Quigley in the guidance office for more details, or check out the OSSTF website: www.osstf.on.ca/studentachievementawards
Deadline is November 22, 2013
The National Scholarship Program at the University of Western Ontario.
Note: National Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 will be available in November 2013.
National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.
President’s Entrance Scholarships
Total value approx. $34,000
SIX at $24,000; payable $6,000 per academic year for a period of four years, with first-year residence room and board included (up to a maximum of $10,000).
Faculty Entrance Scholarships
Total value approx. $23,000
EIGHT at $16,000; payable $4,000 per academic year for a period of four years, with first-year residence room only included.
Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award
Total value: $64,000
ONE at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.
National Merit Awards
Those students who are interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a scholarship and accepting offer of admission to main campus will receive a one-year National Merit Award valued at $2,000. Recipients will also retain eligibility for an Admission Scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000
For scholarship consideration you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12U/M courses. National Scholarships are available only at Western's main campus and Faculty Entrance Scholarships are available only within the faculty for which the scholarship has been awarded. You must make an admission application to The University of Western Ontario (main campus) to be considered for these scholarships and you must register as a full-time student. International Baccalaureate and CEGEP students are eligible for consideration. The Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award has a financial need component. A supplemental application in addition to the National Scholarship application is required for students to be considered.
Note: The application and all supporting documentation must be received, not postmarked, at Western by the February 14, 2014 deadline. Please ensure that you have submitted your application to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre indicating Western's main campus as one of your choices.
Applications are limited. Please see Mrs. Q in the guidance office for more information or to obtain an application.
The Loran Awards
(The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation)
The Loran Awards Program is seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and a strong commitment to service in the community. 112 cash awards will be made available to students who will be entering their first year of university in 2014. If you are interested in submitting an application, you need to speak with Mrs. Q in the guidance office. The school can sponsor up to four applicants. You may, however, apply directly by visiting www.loranaward.ca . Deadline for sponsored applicants is October16. For direct pool applicants, the due date is October 23. No applications will be accepted after this date, regardless of the postmark date
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Character, service and leadership are the selection criteria for Loran Awards. Loran scholars are people of strong moral character who have demonstrated academic excellence and potential as leaders. They are curious by nature, interested in a wide range of subjects and willing to take meaningful risks. They prioritize results over appearances and value integrity and honesty. Though they study diverse subjects, and go on to work in a variety of fields, they share a common commitment to their university and larger communities.
TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership
These scholarships are awarded to students now in their final year of high school across Canada whohave shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in their community. Each scholarship includes full tuition at an approved university or college in Canada, 7,500.00 a year towards living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD Canada Trust.
For further information and an on-line application, go to :
ALL applications must be received in Ottawa NO LATER than Dec. 6, 2013. No late submissions will be considered. Do not send by fax or e-mail.
THE ONTARIO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY PROGRAM
The Ontario Knights of Columbus continues its provincial bursary program to assist Knights and members of their families pursuing a post-secondary education.
Candidates eligible for a National Knights of Columbus Bursary are :
A member of the Knights of Columbus of Ontario ion good standing
The wife, son or daughter of a member in good standingThe wife, son or daughter of a deceased member in good standing at the time of his death
A grandchild who is the legal ward of a member in good standing
Candidates must have applied for admission into a full time program at university or college in Ontario. Please see Mrs. Q in the guidance office for an application.
The Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship Programme
Deadline - check website for details.
The Kay Livingstone Memorial Scholarship Award
This award is sponsored by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, London Chapter. There are two $500.00 scholarships offered to Afro-Canadian students from the London Middlesex area, who meet the selection criteria.
Candidates must provide evidence of academic excellence, community involvement and financial need. Please see Mrs. Q in the guidance office if you would like an application .
PDK--Phi Delta Kappa
Scholarship Grant for Potential Educators
This scholarship program is available to all graduating students who are seriously considering a career in education. The PDK London Chapter will award two scholarships at $500.00 each and then forward these applicaitons to PDK International At this level of competition, several scholarships will be awarded from US $250.00 to US $1,500.00.
Due date is February 2014.
See Mrs. Q in the guidance office, if you would like an appllication.
Applications must be submitted to the following address:
The PDK-London Scholarship Program
Canadian Navy Essay/Poetry/ Artwork Competition
A national competition where the winner can earn up to $5,000.00. Check out the website: http://sd41.bc.ca/students/pdf/navy_essay_contest.pdf for eligibility and submission requirements.
Harry Jerome Awards
To be eligible for the Harry Jerome awards, you must be African-Canadian. There are several different award categories. Nominees must be between the ages of 16 and 24.
Check out the website, if interested: www.bbpa.org. Click on Harry Jerome on the sidebar.
Twenty Under Twenty
Top 20 under 20 recognizes and awards youth under the age of twenty who have demonstrated significant levels of innovation, leadership and achievement in all disciplines and fields. This scholarship program has made a point of going beyond just academic achievements in the selection criteria. They are looking for well-rounded individuals and place the most emphasis on demonstrable innovation.
For more information, check out www.Top20Under20.ca .
The application can be found on the website.
The 2013 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program
This is an exciting opportunity for graduating high school students in Canada to earn a $5,000.00 entrance scholarship towards their post secondary education, regardless of their chosen field of study. Twenty awards will be presented to graduating students from across Canada who have achieved excellence in academic and extracurricular activities, and demonstrated a commitment to the environment.
Interested students will need to complete the application and gather the support materials, school transcripts, and letters of reference by the application deadline.
For application information go to www.earthday.ca/scholarship
Deadline Jan. 2014.
RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for New Canadians
The RBC Royal Bank Scholarship for New Canadians is designed to encourage young people who have immigrated to Canada to share their experiences. You could win $3,500.00.
Find out more at www.rbcroyalbank.com/scholarhships You must have 70% in the previous year of study to qualify.
TERRY FOX HUMANITARIAN AWARD PROGRAM
Approximately 20 awards are given each year to students who will be attending a Canadian university or college. The value of each award is $7,000.00 annually, for a maximum of four years or until a first degree is obtained.
Demonstration of the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship will be criteria for the selection and renewal of recipients. Further relevant qualities are courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service and participation in sport, fitness and community service.
All application material is available at www.terryfoxawards.ca
Deadline Feb. 1, 2014.
House of Commons Page Program
If you intend on attending a university in the Ottawa area, you may be interested in the Page Program. Pages are contracted to work at the House of Commons for one year beginning in late August 2013. They will work a minimum of 15 hours per week and their work schedule is coordinated with their university schedule. A salary of $11,461 will be paid and an additional $1,200 will be given upon the successful completion of the contract.
Applications can be submitted on line at http://www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage.
Deadline December 2014 - check website for details.
Burger King Scholars Program
$1,000.00, $5,000.00, and $ 25,000.00 scholarships for all high school graduates.
Be residents of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
Be an employee of Burger King Corporation, participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) or be dependent children* of an employeeof Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer)
Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
Plan to enroll for the 2014-2015 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Go to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org for application information. Due date is January 2014.
The Vari Scholarship/Bursary
The scholarship is available to qualified students who have a serious interest in pursuing a teaching career. The successful candidate(s) must register at Victoria College at the University of Toronto.
Go online at http://www.vicu.utoronto.ca .
*In cases where the school is required to nominate one or more candidates or when a principal’s statement is required, applications must be brought to Guidance one week ahead of the deadline.
*All information contained within the file is subject to change. All amounts are approximate and may vary with interest rates.