National Scholarship Information

Coast Capital Savings - Standing Tall Award

Coast Capital is again offering a Standing Tall Award to a student from our district that has faced adversity and has not only risen up against the odds, but has demonstrated a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. Last year, 61 students from 23 school districts across Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid- and southern Vancouver Island and the Central Okanagan who have overcome adversity and personal challenges received a total of $211,500 to help start their post-secondary education.
March 1 Application forms available on the Coast Capital website. All 2020 Youth Education Awards information and timeline will be updated on the Coast Capital website by March 1.
April 3 Deadline for students to submit applications to their school counsellor.
April 17 School to have selected an application from their school to be forwarded to the SBO for final selection by the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Please include a tally of applications received by your school.
May 4 Deadline for the School District to inform Coast Capital Savings of their Education Award winner and a backup (in case the student declines or does not meet the eligibility requirements).
 
 
 
 
Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada, with a value of up to $100,000 each. Fifty students receive this celebrated award each year – a top student can win from your school! Last year, 70% of winning recipients came from schools that had never produced a Schulich Leader before.
  1. Every high school in Canada may nominate one student per academic year
  2. Nomination deadline is January 29, 2020
See Ms. Long or Ms. Kotapski in the Counselling Centre for more information.
 
Scholarships Canada is a free website with an extensive database (80,000+ scholarships!) that lists numerous scholarship opportunities in detail. When you register you will provide information ranging from your year of study to your hobbies, which will be used as keywords to run through their system. At the end of the process, you will have an inbox of awards that are appropriate for you based on the information you supplied. In addition, they have a number of sister websites that provide a comprehensive system for guiding students through the post-secondary experience: School Finder, Study in Canada and Grad School Finder. Scholarships Canada also offers online webinars on a number of different topics and newsletters.
 
This  Student Financial Assistance website is run by the Government of Canada. This resource provides information on Canadian post-secondary education.
 
If you live in British Columbia or are planning to study in British Columbia, Education Planner can help you compare post-secondary options. ​
Student Budget Calculators
 
There are a number of online calculators that can help you build a budget for post-secondary expenses. Below are links to several options: