Post-Secondary Open Houses

Post-secondary schools are currently holding Open Houses.  High School students should plan to attend these! See one of the counsellors for more information.

  • Fri Oct 12 and Sat Oct 13 - NAIT
  • Sat Oct 13 - King’s College Open House King’s View Friday - Oct 26 - spend a day on campus and see what it is like!
  • Sat Oct. 13 - Concordia University
  • Fri Oct 19 and Sat Oct. 20 Lakeland College
  • Sat Oct. 27 - Norquest College
  • Sat Oct 20 - University of Alberta and Augustana Open House  - more info at: uab.ca/openhouse
  • Sat Nov. 3 - MacEwan UniversityInformation of studying abroad is available in the counselling office.

Student Opportunities

  • AFS Interculture Canada - offers opportunities for students to study in another country.  Scholarships are also available.  If you are interested - see one of the counsellors.
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Encounters with Canada If you are a student in grades 10 or 11 who tries your best in class and is interested in learning more about Canada - consider applying to attend Encounters with Canada - a one-week trip to Ottawa.  During that week you will focus on an area of interest (examples: RCMP, Government, Economy, Medicine), meet students from across Canada and learn more about our nation’s capital. Visit https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en to learn more about this great opportunity and see Mrs. Noyes if you are interested in applying.

Scholarships & Bursaries

 Attention Gr. 12 students!  Exciting scholarships & bursaries.

Two of the largest and most prestigious scholarships for Canadian students have just come into the counselling office.

1)  The Loran Scholars Foundation was created to fund outstanding students to study a Canadian universities.  They are seeking well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.  In 2018-19, the Loran Scholars Foundation will offer up to 138 awards at 3 different levels: 34 awards valued at $100 000 for 4 years, 54 one-time awards valued at $5000 and 50 one-time awards valued at $2000.  The deadline for school-sponsored candidates is Oct. 17 and for students who choose to apply on their own, their applications are due Oct. 24. Please see one of the counsellors or visit the website www.loranscholar.ca for more information.

2)  The Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science,Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada.  Fifty students will receive scholarships valued up to $100 000. IF you interested in the Schulich Awards, please see one of the counsellors. The deadline for the school to send in nominations is January 30, 2019.

Alberta scholarship and award deadlines and applications:

Scholarships & Awards Deadlines: 

It's important for students to leave as much time as possible to complete their scholarship applications. Many scholarships and awards have annual deadlines - and some have fall/winter session deadlines. 

Alberta's scholarships and awards are made available either by:

  1. Student Application- Student must complete and submit application.
  2. Nomination of Recipients- School/supporting organization must nominate and process application on behalf of the student.

Note: For nominated scholarships and awards, students must inquire about the school’s/sponsoring organization’s posted application deadline. This deadline typically falls months before the nomination deadline which is in place for the school/sponsoring organization to submit their nominations to Student Aid.


Deadlines 

The deadlines for submitting completed applications and supporting documents required to apply for Alberta scholarships and awards varies according to each scholarship and award. 

 

 ScholarTree

This recently launched new website ( https://ScholarTree.ca)  helps students find and apply for scholarships.

The site was created with the intent to help reduce student debt, which many students have to take on for post-secondary education. ScholarTree.ca streamlines the scholarship process for students; all they have to do is create a simple profile and based on the information they provide (including school, field of interest, volunteer experience etc.)  we will match them to all of the scholarships that they qualify for.  ScholarTree is 100% free to students!

The Royal Canadian Legion

Attention any and all graduating High School students.  The Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries available for students graduating from Canadian high schools.  The bursaries are available at both the Provincial and Local Branch level.    Visit the counselling office to get the website address or more information.