Friday, March 16, 2018

National Union of Public and General Employees Union Scholarship 2018

Deadine:  July 6, 2018. 
Each year, the 370,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 5 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.
Entrants must be the children, grandchildren or foster children or grandchildren of members or retirees of the National Union and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2018.  All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750 — 1,000 word essay as listed in the criteria for each.  T
For more information, click HERE.

Saskatchewan Physical Education Association Scholarships

Deadline: June 30 annually

The Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Two awards of $700.00 will be presented annually to high school graduates based on the following Scholarship Criteria:
A. The student must have a minimum of two Physical Education/Wellness credits and be actively involved in the school Intramural and Extra-Curricular program.
B. The student must have an average of at least 70% in subject areas required for minimum entrance requirements for his/her intended area of study.
C. The recipient should exhibit strong leadership and sportsmanship qualities as well as being a positive role model in his/her school and/or community.
D. The recipient must be enrolled in first year studies in one of the following programs in a Saskatchewan Post Secondary Institution:

  • College of Education with a major or minor in Physical Education (U of S) 
  • College of Kinesiology (U of S) 
  • Faculty of Education with a major or minor in Physical Education (U of R) 
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (U of R) • 
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Recreation and Community Development program

For an application form and more information, click HERE.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MC College Open House and Scholarship

April 14 - MC College will be hosting an open house event. MC College is located across Western Canada with 6 campuses in total offering Hairstyling and Esthetics programs.For more information, click HERE.

June 30 - Scholarship application deadline:  The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage creative young individuals interested in pursuing a career in the Salon or Spa Industry.
The Scholarship is available to any student graduating from a High School in British Columbia, Manitoba or Saskatchewan. The value of the scholarship is $1000 towards the tuition costs for either the Hairstyling or Esthetics program at MC College. 

Peter Lewochko Scholarship

The Peter Lewochko Scholarship – Deadline March 31, 2018
The Peter Lewochko Fund provides an annual scholarship for students who are pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture, engineering or education. Peter was a life-long learner with a range of hobbies. He was born in Poland and came to Canada with his homesteading parents. His profession was farming but he continued to pursue his interests of gardening, bird-watching and fishing until his death in 2013. He established this scholarship as a legacy to his belief in the value of education.

There will be two 2018 scholarships in the amount of $3,642 each.

Eligible Applicants
-          Students registered in an engineering, agriculture or education program at a Canadian University;
-          Must have a minimum academic average of 75%; and
-          Must demonstrate financial need.

For further information, click HERE.

Hazel Asmussen Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Hazel Asmussen Fund provides an annual scholarship for a student who is pursuing post-secondary education in the fine arts. Hazel, a retired nurse and local artist, had long been involved in community building. Donors have contributed to this fund since 2007.

The 2018 scholarship amount is $1,019

Eligible Applicants
-          Students registered in post-secondary programs for the Fine Arts
-          Students from the Battlefords and district

For further information, click HERE.

Our Lady of the Prairies Scholarship 2018

Apply to
your guidance counsellor
last Friday in April
Along with submitting your career portfolio, you are to complete the application form, available here:
A graduating student from within the Living Sky School Division who is working at his/her potential. and plans to advance his/her education at a recognized post-secondary institution.  The student must possess and exhibit the qualities of a good citizen both within and outside of the school.  This should be a student who does not usually receive public recognition.  The student must meet the admission requirements of their post-secondary program, but do not necessarily have to be an Honour Roll student.  Students must submit a portfolio that provides evidence of citizenship, extra-curricular, and volunteer activities to verify their experiences.  The candidate must provide proof of successful attendance in Semester 2 courses of their chosen program before the scholarship will be awarded.

University of Calgary - Changes to Fall 2019 Admissions

The University of Calgary has recently announced a series of admission changes that will be in effect for the Fall 2019 intake. Given the impact this may have on course selection for your grade 11 students, we wanted to send this note in advance.
Effective for the Fall 2019 intake:

Earth Science
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Two approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option.
*Note: a grade of at least 70% in Math 30-1 is a prerequesite for most first-year math courses

Economics, Geography (BA,BSc), Psychology (BSc)
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • Three approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option.
*Note:a grade of at least 70% in Math 30-1 is a prerequesite for most first-year math courses
**Note: Psychology (BSc): while not required for admission, Biology 30 & Chemistry 30 are required to complete program requirements.

Psychology (BA)
  • English 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
  • Three approved courses at the 30 level of which one may be an approved option
To access a provincial equivalency chart for Alberta Curriculum courses, please refer to page 20-21 of the 2017-18 Undergraduate Viewbook

Effective for the Fall 2018 intake, the Schulich School of Engineering is offering guaranteed admission into a student's preferred major in their second year for all students who are admitted with at least 90% admission average or higher. This offer is conditional to the student maintaining a 2.7/4.0 GPA in their first year. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sask Polytech Information Night - March 20

Find out if Saskatchewan Polytechnic is right for you. You are invited to attend our Information Night about programs; application and admission processes; scholarships, awards and bursaries; and a tour of the campus. Parents are also welcome to attend.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday March 20th, starting at 6:30 pm at campuses in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina and Moose Jaw.
Registration is required, click here to register or you may contact the Student Recruitment Advisor at the campus of your choice:

Friday, March 09, 2018

Changes to UBC's Admission Processes

UBC’s general admission requirements and the degree-specific prerequisites have not, and will not, change. Canadian students can find this information on the following webpages:

What will change?

Starting in 2019, UBC is changing how theyevaluate applicants for admission. Please use the following guidelines to help your Grade 10 and 11 students plan for and select their courses.

1. Students must still meet UBC's general and degree-specific admission requirements

2. Students should still focus on their achievements beyond academics

The Personal Profile continues to be a very important part of UBC’s online application. It helps UBC assess students’ preparedness for university study based on a broad range of experiences and achievements.

3. Students should consider UBC’s holistic approach to assessing secondary school coursework  

Starting in 2019, UBC will no longer calculate admission averages using a specific number of courses within the approved Grade 12 courses list. UBC will take a holistic approach to academic assessments and will consider all Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses when evaluating the competitiveness of a student’s application – and emphasis will be placed on academic courses related to their intended area of study.
UBC’s holistic approach will focus primarily on marks in academic courses, but will also consider breadth, rigour, and relevancy of coursework:
  1. To what extent has the student excelled in secondary school, as evidenced by their grades?
  2. To what extent has the student challenged themselves in secondary school, as evidenced by the number and academic rigour of courses completed?
  3. To what extent has the student taken courses in subjects that are relevant to their intended area of study at UBC?

Your students can demonstrate competitiveness in a number of ways, beyond their grades:

  • Challenge themselves: Show UBC breadth and rigour in their course selection, and/or take advanced courses (e.g., AP, IB, Calculus, dual credit, etc.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge in their area of study: Take courses related to their intended areas of study (e.g., math and sciences courses if they’re applying to Bachelor of Science). 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Great Plains College Open House

Sid Bildfell Bursary

Deadline: May 31, 2016:

The Sid Bildfell Business Education Bursary provides $5,000 to a business student studying administration, commerce or finance in the province of Saskatchewan.
Sid Bildfell was the CEO at SaskCentral. He was a strong leader and believed in the importance of education and lifelong learning. This bursary was established to recognize Sid's 41 years of contribution, leadership and vision to SaskCentral, Saskatchewan credit unions and the co-operative system.
To apply for this bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Resident of Saskatchewan.
  • Business student studying administration, commerce or finance at a post secondary institution in Saskatchewan.
  • Involvement in a co-operative organization.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.
  • Completed application form .
  • Confirmation of full-time enrollment at a university, community college or SIAST. A letter or email indicating you are enrolled in classes for September of the current year is recommended.
  • Confirmation of involvement in a co-operative organization. A letter or email from the co-operative is recommended. Please do not send a photocopy of your credit union Member Card.
  • Letter of reference. To enhance your success, ensure that the letter is current and is from an employer, educator or professional.
  • 500 word essay OR a 2 minute video (.wmv, .mov or .avi format) that answers the following question: What does it mean to you to be a member of a co-operative?
Applications and supporting documentation can be submitted by email to SaskCentral Marketing and Communications or by mail to:
Marketing and Communications
2055 Albert Street
Regina SK S4P 3G8

Monday, February 26, 2018

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Scholarships

Deadline: Friday, May 4 @ 4:30 pm

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) has a scholarship program for undergraduate students. 
Each spring SPG awards five undergraduate scholarships to first-year students enrolled in the 
fall in a Saskatchewan-based post-secondary agriculture program. To be eligible for one of 
these scholarships the student or the student’s parent(s) must be an active pulse producer in 
Saskatchewan (i.e. he/she has sold a Saskatchewan-grown pulse crop in the last two crop 

The 2018 undergraduate scholarship program is now accepting applications. For details on 
and selection criteria, as well as how to apply, please click on the documents below.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Summer program: Future Global Leaders

The University of British Columbia offers high-school students aged 15 to 18 the opportunity to experience university life on our Vancouver campus in a two-week pre-university program called Future Global Leaders. There are three streams to choose from: Academic Courses, English Language Courses, and Pre-Varsity Sport.

The registration deadline for students who want to live on campus is April 30. The registration deadline for students who want to commute to campus is June 15.

Great Plains College News

Great Plains College is offering a Carpentry and Production Line Welding program out of our Rosetown Campus starting September 2018.

This dual-certificate program covers introductory skills in carpentry, production line welding, skills and safety training, and a host of other construction skills from electrical and plumbing to energy efficient construction; all of which will be brought together with a unique tiny home capstone project. For further details on this program check out the information sheet here:

SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence

Deadline: April 13, 2018
The SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence celebrate outstanding achievement in our young people. The Wicihitowin Foundation established the awards in 1997 with the support of the public, government, and private sector.
The SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence recognize youth achievement in 10 categories.Please note: Individual nominations only accepted. No group nominations.
Outstanding achievement
This award recognizes a youth (one male and one female) who:
  • Lead a balanced lifestyle based on a foundation of strong cultural and spiritual values
  • Show exceptional academic success
  • Remain physically active
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Inspire, support, and respect others with honour and dignity, education, or career goals
This award honours a youth who:
  • Inspires and motivates others through actions and solutions
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and respects diverse cultures
  • Supports others
  • Shows academic success
  • Pursues education or career goal
This award honours a youth who:
  • Shows exceptional academic success
  • Maintains a grade average of 80 percent or higher
  • Demonstrates clear post-secondary education and career goals
  • Shows leadership in extracurricular activities
Community service
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Shows concern for others in the community
  • Generously gives their time and energy promoting the well being of others
  • Achieves academic success
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Promotes Indigenous values and language in school and the community
  • Champions all Indigenous traditional dance, song, and storytelling
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goal
Sports and recreation
This award recognizes a youth (one male and one female) who:
  • Demonstrates significant achievement in competitive, organized sport
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goals
  • Initiates and advances community activities that promote healthy lifestyle
Fine and performing arts
This award honours a youth who:
  • Represents Indigenous people through the arts
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goal
Technology and science
This award honours a youth who:
  • Pursues clear post-secondary education goals leading to a career
  • Excels in the sciences and/or technologies
  • Shows interest in applied science, health, industry, and/or technology
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Demonstrates character and an ability to overcome adversity
  • Shows resiliency and a healing journey through cultural and spiritual values
  • Shares knowledge with others for the betterment of the community 
  • Pursues education and career goals
This award recognizes a youth who:
  • Exemplifies the spirit of innovation
  • Has made positive changes in their school or community through innovative thinking and approaches
  • Has played a leadership role in introducing new ways of solving school or community issues or problems
  • Will be entering the first year of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program in the upcoming academic year


You can nominate any youth if they are:
  • Is of First Nations, Metis, or Inuit ancestry
  • Between 14 and 18 years of age by May 25, 2018
  • A resident of Saskatchewan and a registered student
  • Able to demonstrate outstanding commitment and/or ability in one of the 10 award categories
  • No group nominations will be accepted
  • Mandatory attendance is required if nominated
For more information and nomination materials, click HERE