Academic Counselling & Scholarships

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Academic Counselling and Scholarship Info (Scroll down for general grad info). 

 

 

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Announcements

Cam Carter – Loran Scholar!

Congratulations to Cameron Carter! One of 84 finalists from across Canada chosen to attend interviews in Ontario, Cameron has been selected as one of 32 recipients of the Loran Award, a $100,000 award over 4 years!

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Catholic Pacific College Open House!

March 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Campus

https://www.facebook.com/events/277622229321292/

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Grade 12 CHECKLIST!

⇒Are you on the Grade 12 email list? (if not, email Mr. Fraser at dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca)

⇒Have you met or are you in the process of meeting all of your graduation requirements? (see Mr. Fraser if you are unsure)

⇒Have you applied to university (if you are planning to go)?

⇒Have you checked the additional requirements for your program (personal statements, etc.)?

⇒Do you understand the self-reporting or transcript requirements (see below for information for UBC, SFU, UVic)?

⇒Have you made your PSI selections (this allows the universities to access your grades – see below for information)?

⇒Have you researched scholarships and bursaries available through the university (see their webpage under financial aid and awards)?

⇒Have you researched other forms of financial aid (see Financial Aid in B.C. below)?

⇒Have you completed 30 hours of work/volunteer experience (after grade 10)?

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UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

SOME DEADLINES ARE APPROACHING!

SFU     January 31 (Major Entrance Scholarships)

SFU     February 28 (Applications)

UFV     Apply as soon as possible, as programs are filling up.

CPC     Apply soon (www.catholicpacific.ca)

TWU   February 28

SELF-REPORTING OF GRADES (UFV, UBC, SFU)

See the following document for information:

2017-self-reporting-of-grades

PSI FORMS:

In order for universities to get your final grades in August you have to give them permission. Grade 12‘s must login to the student secure web at https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams (the same place you go to check provincial exam marks) to complete the online form for PSI choices. This is to indicate which colleges and universities will be able to receive your final marks after graduation. These marks are then provided electronically to those institutions.

See the following for details:

2016-psi_selections_instructions

 

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Financial Aid in BC

Student Loans

Not everyone qualifies for student loans or other forms of assistance

The most important Financial Aid Websites are your Provincial Government student assistance Website:   Student Aid BC

Student Aid BC provides information on government student aid, including loans, grants, and bursaries; online application, guidebooks, eligibility for part-time study grants, adult basic education study grants, special grants for students with disabilities, and funding for aboriginal students

Service Canada:  a wealth of information on financing opportunities.  Visit “Education & Training” under the “Services by Subject” heading

Can Learn:  includes useful online tools such as budget planner and loan repayment calculator.  Use the A-Z index to locate topics quickly

Debt Free Grad:  direct link to financial aid post-secondary institute webpages

Your Money:  good financial planning tips

Here are a few resources to take a look at:

 

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SCHOLARSHIP NEWS!!!!

SCHOLARSHIP EMAIL LIST FOR GRADE 12 STUDENTS

Grade 12 students (or their parents) who wish to be on my email list of updates for university and scholarships should email me at dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca and request to be added.

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LEONARD FOUNDATION

These awards, of $1000 to $1500, are given to students who are in financial need and would not otherwise be able to attend university. Low family income is a prerequisite.

All applicants will be considered but preference will be given to daughters or sons of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada.

See the Leonard Foundation Website for more details

Award application due date: March 15, 2017

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TREVOR LINDEN COMMUNITY SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP

The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes 4 student leaders in the province of British Columbia entering their first year of post secondary education, in good academic standing that have made exceptional contributions to:

  • School and community service, leadership
  • Initiating community development
  • Affecting positive change
  • Mentoring others
  • Personal development and growth
  • Good academic performance

Please see the Canucks Website for more details

Award application due date: March 15, 2017

 

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Catholic Womens’ League – St. Marys – Bursary (must be the child of a CWL member)

St. Marys bursary

St. Marys bursary covering letter

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ST. JAMES CWL BURSARY

Open to someone who is or has a mother who has been a member of St. James CWL for one year.

Application: 2016-st-james-cwl

Deadline: March 31, 2017

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Dogwood District Authority Awards

Applications are available from Mr. Fraser for these awards. These are $1000 awards open to grade 12 students who have excelled in one of 6 areas:

  1. Applied Skills (Business Ed., Technology Ed, Home Ec.)
  2. Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Photography)
  3. Physical Activity (PE, school and community sports)
  4. Second Languages
  5. Community Service
  6. Trades and Technology

Students must prepare a presentation of their achievements in one of the above areas by April 3rd, 2017.

The application can be downloaded here:

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TRIUMF High School Fellowship

Students must be nominated  by their secondary school.  Although very important, academic performance is only part of the review criteria; the award is intended for individuals with a passion for science, particularly physics.

See the following site for application info:

http://www.triumf.ca/outreach/high-school-fellowship

Deadline: April 3, 2017

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ST. MARY’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

You must be an active member of St. Marys Parish

2017 SJB KC Bursary Application – ST MARYS

2017 SJB KC Bursary Description – ST MARYS

Deadline: April 30th, 2017

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CWL VANCOUVER DIOCESAN COUNCIL BURSARIES

Several awards are available. See the following link for information.

http://www.vancouvercwl.ca/cms/wp-content/uploads/bursary-chart-2016.pdf

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School Awards and Other Awards (St. Joseph’s Langley CWL and Knights of Columbus, Sts. Joachim and Ann’s CWL, many other school awards)

0-2017 – GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • C.W.L. ST. JOACHIM AND ANN’S (PREFERENCE TO PARISHIONER)
  • C.W.L. ST. JOSEPH’S LANGLEY (ST. JOSEPH’S GIRL ONLY)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. JOSEPH’S LANGLEY (ST. JOSEPH’S PARISIONER)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. JAMES ABBOTSFORD (ST. JAMES PARISHIONER)
  • MEDICAL-RELATED BURSARIES (STUDENTS PLANNING A HEALTH-RELATED CAREER)
  • ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
  • ASAYO FAMILY TRADES BURSARY (STUDENT ENTERING A TRADES PROGRAM)
  • LIFETOUCH YEARBOOK AWARD
  • ARCHBISHOP CARNEY SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: April 30th.

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Websites for award searching:

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OTHER NEWS

2016 Grad Planner and 2016 Dogwood Planner

All grade 12 students and parents should read these documents from the Ministry of Education.

Link to 2016/2017 Grad Planner:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/support/grad_planner.pdf

Link to 2016/2017 Dogwood Planner:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/support/graduation/bc_dogwood_planner_eng.pdf

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OLD NEWS

DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT LANGUAGE CHALLENGE EXAM

Go to the following link to apply http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/content/schools/secondary/challengeexams

Please Note:

  1. The deadline for applications to the 2016/2017 Language Challenge Exams is November 4, 2016.
  2. Sections of the Student Application package are to be filled out online before you print them (page 9).
  3. All universities in Canada accept the Language Challenge exam marks. UBC accepts Challenge credits for pre-requisite and requirements for courses and second-language requirements but does not accept Challenge marks as part of the GPA calculation for admission. It is highly recommended that you check with your intended university for their admissions requirements.

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GRADE 12 UPDATE: SEPTEMBER, 2016

 UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

University applications open up this fall but the deadlines for applying are not until after Christmas. However, it doesn’t hurt to apply early. Please note:

  1. You can apply online through the website for any university or use the application service https://applybc.ca/.
  2. When you apply you will be required to pay a deposit. This isn’t too costly but do keep in mind that it is non-refundable. This should not stop you from applying to more than one university (which is highly recommended).
  3. You will likely receive a confirmation that your application has been accepted. Even though this may say “Welcome to ….” the university, you are not admitted for your program until your marks go in after Christmas (and you meet the course and admission average requirements at that time).
  4. The university you apply to will give you further information about mark submission. This usually occurs between February and April. Ontario universities may request your grades earlier.
  5. University admission to your program will usually be based on your final grades for first semester and your interim grades for 2nd semester. However, if you receive an offer of admission they are expecting that your 2nd semester grades will not drop dramatically by June.
  6. Make sure you check the university calendar section for your program to make sure that there are no additional admission requirements (e.g. personal statement, portfolio, etc.).

Be sure to do the following:

  1. Send me an email (dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca) requesting to be included in my email updates list.
  2. Check the school webpage from time to time for updates on scholarships and university information.
  3. Email me any questions you have at dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca.

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TRANSCRIPTS FOR GRADS

You will be mailed a final copy of your transcript from the Ministry of Education at the end of July. Once you have graduated, you must order transcripts from the Ministry of Education.

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OLD NEWS:

MISSION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS

Mission students. See this link for information:

http://www.missioncommunityfoundation.org/

Deadline: February 23, 2017

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CMOLIK Foundation Awards

TCF awards scholarships to deserving British Columbia students that have met adversity during their life and, in the opinion of the Student Selection Committee, demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity, and other commendable attributes in achieving their academic and social goals; and without TCF’s support may not have the means to attend a post-secondary institution.

School can nominate one student. If you meet the criteria and wish to be nominated, submit an outline (point form) of the application form (download from their website http://www.thecmolikfoundation.com/scholarships) and submit to Mr. Fraser by February 17.

Deadline for Award: Last Friday in February (submit nomination request by February 17 to Mr. Fraser

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Pathway to Teacher Education Award

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/kindergarten-to-grade-12/support/awards/pathway_teacher_education_application.pdf for the application form.

Deadline: February 22, 2017

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UFV Entrance Scholarships

http://www.ufv.ca/fineaid/awards/

Deadline: March 1, 2017

CWL ARCHDIOCESAN BURSARY

Open to sons or daughters of league members. Application can be downloaded here:

0-2015 – CWL – diocesan-bursary-appl-criteria-2016

Deadline: March 31, 2016 to address on form.

More CWL Bursaries

2016 – CWL – BURSARIES AVAILABLE IN ARCHDIOCESE

Knights of Columbus – St. Marys – Bursary (active member of St. Mary’s Parish)

0-2016 – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – ST. MARYS – APPLICATION INFO

0-2016 – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – ST. MARYS – APPLICATION

 

Knights of Columbus (St. Ann’s Abbotsford)

0-2016 – K OF C – ST ANNS ABBOTSFORD

Catholic Womens’ League (St. Ann’s Abbotsford) (St. Ann’s Parishioner)

2016 – ST ANNS CWL BURSARY APPLICATION

General Application Form

0-2016 – GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • C.W.L. ST. JOACHIM AND ANN’S (PREFERENCE TO PARISHIONER)
  • C.W.L. ST. JOSEPH’S LANGLEY (ST. JOSEPH’S GIRL ONLY)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. JOSEPH’S LANGLEY (ST. JOSEPH’S PARISIONER)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. JAMES ABBOTSFORD (ST. JAMES PARISHIONER)
  • MEDICAL-RELATED BURSARIES (STUDENTS PLANNING A HEALTH-RELATED CAREER)
  • ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
  • ASAYO FAMILY TRADES BURSARY (STUDENT ENTERING A TRADES PROGRAM)
  • JAMES OMELUS MEMORIAL BURSARY
  • LIFETOUCH YEARBOOK AWARD
  • ARCHBISHOP CARNEY SCHOLARSHIPS

EXAM RESULTS FOR JUNE PROVINCIAL EXAMS

Exam results will be available for all June provincial exams on July 30, 2015. Transcripts are mailed out the same day from the Ministry of Education to Grade 12 students. Students can see their provincial exam results via the internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/. You click on the “Student Secure Web” link. You will need your PEN number or previous login information.

POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION CHOICES FORM

Students in Grade 12 should have now completed their Post-secondary Institution Choices form online at the above website. This will allow their final transcripts to be forwarded to the post-secondary institutions of their choice. Grade 12 students who have applied to a post-secondary institution must log on to the above website and complete the PSI selections section if they have not already done so.

TRANSCRIPTS FROM MINISTRY – GRADE 12’S

If any data is incorrect on the final transcript from the Ministry of Education, students should contact me, Mr. Fraser, by email (during the summer – dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca). Do not call the Ministry of Education. They cannot make changes to your transcript without us being involved. Good luck to our grads!

 

 

OLD NEWS:

GENERAL BURSARIES, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND CWL BURSARIES: Most applications are due April 30th!

2015 – GENERAL BURSARY APPLICATION

2015 – APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – K OF C – ST ANNS ABBOTSFORD

2015 – SJB KC ST. MARYS – Bursary Application

2015 – APPLICATION – CWL ST. MARYS BURSARY

 

 

UFV Entrance Awards

UFV-Entrance-Scholarship-Application

For information about these awards, please see the UFV site at the following link:

http://www.ufv.ca/fineaid/awards/ufv-entrance-scholarships/

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Knights of Columbus (St. Mary’s Chilliwack) Bursaries

2015 – SJB KC Bursary Application

2015 K OF C – CHILLIWACK – SJB Bursary Application

Information2015 SJB KC Bursary Description

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada Vancouver Diocesan Council Bursary
Bursary of $1000.00 to a son or daughter of a League Member
Student must be entering first year of a Post-Secondary Institution
Application form: 2015 – CWL – Archdiocesan Bursary App
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Molly Boucher Bursary (CWL)
Application: http://www.bcyukoncwl.com/page108.html
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Catholic Women’s League Art and Culture Award
Application: http://www.bcyukoncwl.com/page168.html
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Dogwood District Awards: Application now available! (Deadline: April 1, 2015)

0-2014 – DOGWOOD DISTRICT APPLICATION

Dogwood District Authority Awards Applications are now available. These are $1000 awards open to grade 12 students who have excelled in one of 6 areas:

  1. Applied Skills (Business Ed., Technology Ed, Home Ec.)
  2. Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Photography)
  3. Physical Activity (PE, school and community sports)
  4. Second Languages
  5. Community Service
  6. Trades and Technology

Students must submit a presentation of their achievements in one of the above areas by April 1st 2015

RE/MAX Quest for Excellence? This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at http://www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence-application

The deadline is March 9th 2015. Only online entries will be accepted.

Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills.  Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities.

GASPARD KEEP CANADA GREEN ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

This is an online test for environmentally-savvy students. You might win a $1000 award! https://www.keepcanadagreencontest.ca/contest/start/

Deadline: April 11, 2015

Information will be posted here to help Grade 12’s prepare their university applications and to search for scholarships and bursaries. Please check back on a regular basis for updates. To receive my email mailouts please send me an email at dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca.  

 

 

 Student Loans:

Information about student loans can be accessed from the government website http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc/.

 

UFV Applications:
UFV begins accepting applications October 1st. However, this is not a deadline, only the opening of the application period. UFV’s policy for most programs (this comes directly from UFV), including the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts programs is that students who have the prerequisite courses and admission averages who apply by January 31st will be admitted to the programs. Programs such as Nursing, however are competitive. For example, for Nursing admission students are given points based on GPA, an interview, volunteer hours, etc.

For all programs I would recommend applying this fall to be on the safe side.

See the following links if you are planning to apply to UFV: (see the academic counseling webpage to click on these links)

Programs: http://ufv.ca/future-students/go-to-university/university-programs/

  1. Set up a meeting with an advisor if you need assistance: http://ufv.ca/advising/
  2. Apply online: https://applybc.ca/

Although the UFV calendar requests transcripts at the time of application, this does not apply to Grade 12 students. Students currently attending Grade 12 have until March 31 to submit interim grades and/or final grades for courses required for program entrance, and any test scores required for admission. All other required documents should be submitted with the application form.

Therefore, please do not request a transcript to send in with your UFV application. If they require one for your specific program at this time they will contact you.

 

Other University Applications:

Other B.C. Universities will begin accepting applications soon but again the deadlines are not until after Christmas. See https://applybc.ca/ for the online application for most B.C. Universities.

 


Please Stay Up to Date

 I highly recommend that parents become involved in their son or daughter’s scholarship search and application process. Many applications and many deadlines are missed as students get busier throughout the school year and put things aside. I urge all Grade 12 parents to add their names to my email list so that I can provide updates directly to you. Please send an email to mrfraseris@shaw.ca or dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca and ask to be added to the email list.

Questions?

Feel free to contact me at mrfraseris@shaw.ca or dfraser@stjohnbrebeuf.ca

The Academic Counselling Department

 At St. John Brebeuf our goal is to assist our students in pursuing post-secondary options and workplace options that are best-suited to their interests and aptitudes. To support our students along this path we provide academic counselling and career planning through the Academic Counselling Department. The Department is open on an appointment or drop-in basis throughout the day to assist students with course selections, career planning, university, college or trades program research and general academic support. Together, the Academic Counselling Department and Learning Centre coordinate a highly effective Peer Tutoring program in which senior students provide academic assistance to other students in the school. The Academic Counselling Department also provides information on external and internal scholarships and external testing (TOEFL, SAT, ACT, etc.) and assists students with work experience placements.

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