Grade 11 Students: Explore U of A

Attention all free thinkers, risk takers, and ambitious wanderers — this is your boarding call, and a visit to the University of Alberta is just the ticket!

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to take flight to a Top 5 university in Canada. Your ticket will include flights, accommodations, and a whirlwind weekend of exciting events.

You’ll land in Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton — Canada’s largest, northernmost metropolis, also known as Festival City. Here you’ll discover our breathtaking North Campus, nestled in Edmonton’s lush river valley and just steps away from the iconic Whyte Avenue district.

You and your fellow passengers will stay on campus, check out state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our 200+ programs, experience UAlberta student life, and meet other amazing students just like you from all across Canada. We’ll also show you around our beautiful city!

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Search & Rescue Event: Free for Young Women!

 Participants will get a first-hand look into the rewarding work of marine SAR – hands-on! Activities include on the water and shoreside searches, rescues, man overboard, first aid scenarios, SAR equipment/gear use, dewatering stations and more! The event is completely free to attend and is open to women and girls age 14 and up.   Click here for more info:

AAF Press Release 08 Janary 2020 – Operation This IS You

Indigenous Scholarship: $2500+

Click here for information about the Ted Rogers Scholarship.

Indspire is seeking exemplary Indigenous high school leaders to apply for the 2020-2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund (For Indigenous Students).

This is a $2500 renewable award for students entering their first year in full time studies in a two-year college diploma program or a four-year undergraduate program at a Canadian accredited college or university in fall 2020.

Short Story Contest: $$$

Okanagan Short Story Contest

The Okanagan Short Story Contest awards the best new short stories by writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia: east of Hope, west of the Alberta border, north of the US border and south of Williams Lake. Past winners have gone on to publish with Penguin Random House, Arsenal Pulp Press, and NeWest Press, as well as numerous magazines and journals nationally and internationally.

FCCS is offering cash prizes to the top three stories—$1,000, $400 and $200; the first prize winner also wins a one-week retreat at The Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in Kelowna.  For the third year in a row, the top short story by a high-school student in the region receives $200 prize.  Co-sponsors are FCCS, Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation, and the Central Okanagan Foundation.

UBC Tours – Register Now!

The University of British Columbia is inviting students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to the Okanagan campus in Kelowna on Thursday, February 20th 2020 from 9:00am to 1:30pm (arrival by 9:15am) to experience life and learning at UBC for a day.

Students register for two sessions in any of the following choices:  Engineering, Science, Management, Nursing, Human Kinetics, Arts (Psychology, Social Science, Humanities), and Creative and Social Studies (Creative Writing, Languages, Visual Arts).

Interested students can sign up with Ms. Scheiber in the counselling area.  Deadline is December 19th.

Ready to Go?  Here’s the Registration Form

Beedie Scholarships: $15 000+

Check out the Beedie Luminaries Scholarships:

Beedie Luminaries is a social-profit enterprise designed to help remove barriers to education and provide wrap-around support for promising students who are facing financial adversity. Students who are smart, but constrained by circumstance. Students who are ready to rise above their circumstances and achieve their dreams.

  • 105 scholarships in 2020
  • $40,000 per student / 4-year undergraduate degree
  • $15,000 per student / 2-year college or trade-school diploma
  • “Stay on Track” student support
  • Access to mentors
  • Summer paid internship opportunities

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