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Grad Scholarships and Bursaries

Ideally, applying for scholarships should be student directed and a parent/teacher supported endeavor. The staff at ASIA are happy to assist and offer guidance for application essays and reference letters, but it is our hope that the students will rise to the challenge. Grade 12 students should be able to access the skills and knowledge that they have gained through their educational journey to make an outstanding rational for receiving an award!

Applying for scholarships is a continual process that should be happening throughout a student’s post-secondary journey. This is not something that just happens during grade 12 before graduation.  Due dates for award applications vary throughout the year. It is the student’s responsibility to track these dates and ensure applications are submitted on time. Treat scholarship hunting like a job and it pays just like a job!

Please feel free to contact me for support through the application process. I am quite happy to answer any questions in support of our students.

Good luck on the completion of your applications!

-Tyler Yost (School Counselor)

Disrict Authority Award "Dogwood Award"

This award consists of a Post-secondary voucher for $1250. Students must engage in a meaningful 100hr project based on spefic criterea as outlined in the application package. Students will continue to work on their project until their adjudication day. Each project will be displayed and adjudicated at either Abbotsford Senior Secondary or WJ Mouat on April 19th 2017. Students will be assigned to either venue depending on their project category. It is expected that all applicants use their time wisely to ensure that they are prepared to present their projects on the adjudication day.  Applications  will be availible on Oct. 2nd 2017.

*Fully completed applications along with the $25 entry fee are due Oct. 31rd 2017. Applications will be submitted online for the 2017/2018 school year.

Click this link to apply (Deadline Oct 31 2017)

If required the survey ID is:    l6K24p91 - That is an capital I, not a 1 at the beginning of that ID

2018 Dogwood Project Logsheet (Click here)

Want to know more about the Dogwood awards?

             Watch the 2017 Dogwood Presentation Video Here

 

UFV ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPs are due in April:

 Valued at $4000/year; renewable for up to three additional years ($16 000 max)! These are for BC grads enrolling full-time in a career, vocational or academic program. They are awarded to students demonstratining exceptional academics, citizenship and leadership at school and within the community. An application form is attached below.

Ministry of Education’s -Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (PTES) is a $5,000 annual scholarship that recognizes exceptional Grade 12 students planning to enter the field of teaching. The PTES will be awarded to 20 graduating students intending to enter a BC faculty of education program. Scholarship winners will be awarded a $5,000 voucher to redeem upon entrance to one of BC’s faculty of education programs.

BCSSA Scholarships - The British Columbia School Superintendents Association will award six scholarships to students planning to pursue post-secondary studies in Education.  Please see the Grad Board and/or Mr. Yost for more information.  An application form can be downloaded at www.bcssa.org 

Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards -     Complete and submit the online Abbotsford Community Foundation Scholarship/Bursary Application.  Applications are available online February 3, 2017 at www.abbotsfordcf.org.  Applications are due by February 26, 2017. Submit paper copies to Mr. Yost.  

Brittney Palmer: After being fortunate enough to fund her entire university education through scholarships, Brittany Palmer wanted to share with others what she learned through trial and error while going through the scholarship process. On a mission to make scholarships approachable for students, Brittany created her company Unlock your Future:  The Key to Scholarships. Visit her website at http://www.keytoscholarships.com.   It is strongly recommended that Grade 11 and 12 students use this site as a resource.

Visit  www.scholarshipscanada.com

Useful Scholarship websites:

www.bcawardsonline.org

www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards/

www.scholarshipscanada.com

www.studentawards.com

Other Information Sources

Association of Universities and Colleges Canada        www.aucc.ca

The Debt-Free Graduate                                              www.debtfreegrad.com

Financial Aid (student loans)                                        www.StudentAidBC.ca