Link to Scholarship Power Point Presentation for Parents:
Scholarship Databases & Websites:
- Parents’/guardians’ places of work and/or unions
- Student’s place of work and/or union
- Clubs/community groups/teams/credit unions to which student or parents (or other family members) belong
- Most awards have firm criteria and firm deadlines. If those are not met, the application will not be considered.
- Most awards recognize a student who has excelled in a combination of academic, community and extra-curricular involvement or leadership.
- Few awards are based solely on marks.
- Emphasis is on recognizing well-rounded young people who balance school and life (team, club, community) involvement.
- Applications usually require at least one (and sometimes three or more) reference letter from an adult (teacher, coach, employer, club sponsor) who can attest to the student’s qualifications. These references should be asked for well in advance of the application due date.
- Many awards require the applicants to write some sort of personal essay (ex. “describe one challenge you have faced in your life and how you have dealt with it”) or written answers to detailed questions (ex. “why is education important to you?” or “what is your strongest leadership skill?”)
Where to Start:
- Every Grade 12 should fill in his/her Student Profile 2017 and return it to Ms McChesney ASAP. This completed form is required for in-house Alpha Scholarships (including Grad Council, Staff, PAC, etc.) and is also a great place to organize information that will be asked by other scholarship applications.
Post Secondary Planning: