Student Services Updates including Scholarship opportunities!

IMPORTANT DATES FROM STUDENT SERVICES

SEPTEMBER 25th, 2018

Grade 12s and Returning 12s only à If you’re looking at any college or university in Alberta for next year, they’ll be opening up their application dates October 1st! Create your free “ApplyAlberta” account at applyalberta.ca to get started. When you need documentation about previous grades or your timetable uploaded, see Ms. Martin for assistance.

Grades 10 – 12 à Post-Secondary schools visit us throughout the year. So far, we have the following booked:

  • University of Alberta – Oct. 5th 12pm – 12:45pm in the library
  • GPRC – Oct. 1st 9am – 3:30pm – Sign up for individual appointments in Student Services.

Grande Prairie Composite High School will be hosting 9 representatives from BC post-secondary institutions Oct. 2nd, 6pm – 8pm. All grades are welcome and the event is free. You can attend up to 2 presentations, followed by the mini-fair during which you can visit with all representatives.

Grade 12s only à The Loran Scholars Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships until October 17th for all school-sponsored applicants (3 max) and October 24th for all direct pool applicants. Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 85%. Visit loranscholar.ca/apply to apply. Awards are $10 000 for winners annually during their studies, $5000 for national finalists, and $2000 for provincial award winners. See Ms. Martin prior to applying if you want to be considered for a school-sponsorship.

Grade 12s only à The Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for awards. You need to have the intent to pursue and complete a degree at a post-secondary institution. You can apply at horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships for your chance to win up to $10 000 towards your post-secondary education. A large component of these awards is financial need.

Grades 10 – 12 WISEST is encouraging young women to apply for their SET Conference (Science, Engineering, Technology) November 24th in Edmonton, at the University of Alberta. Register online at www.wisest.ualberta.ca once registration opens. They also run a Summer Research Program for students of all genders wanting to investigate science-related careers. Visit the website for more information.

All grades and all parents/guardians : For information on careers, tips for life after high school, and scholarships, visit the following sites and/or sign up for their e-newsletters.

www.nextgen.org Careers: The Next Generation has information on career searches, finding a job, and trends in the workforce

www.tradesecrets.alberta.ca TradeSecrets has information on trades, apprenticeship, and financing your training.

www.studentaid.alberta.ca Scholarship information, focused on those available to Alberta students.

www.schoolfinder.com Find a wide variety of topics covered as well as help with finding a school that matches your needs after high school.

www.scholarshipscanada.com or www.scholartree.ca Search their database and read related articles/tips/tricks about scholarships and applying.

Questions? See Mrs. Martin in Student Services