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Paying for Post-Secondary 202
Paying for Post-Secondary

Post Secondary School Scholarship Information

  • Scholarships – based on merit (criteria varies)
  • Bursaries – based on financial need

Types of Scholarships

1. Offered by Post Secondary Institutions.

  • Entrance Scholarships – marks based; often no application required; offered at time of offer of admission
  • Faculty & Presidential Scholarships – application required; specific criteria indicated
  • In-course Scholarships – found through the student services department of the post-secondary institution; apply late August into the fall.
2. Offered by Outside Groups interested in donating money to students.

  • Granted by corporations, community groups, and foundations
  • Check with your own & your parent’s/guardian’s employers, unions, banks, investment companies, insurance companies, anywhere that sends you or your parents/guardians addressed mail.

How to Prepare Yourself for a Scholarship

Earning a scholarship is a process that can start as early as grade nine. A typical winner of most scholarships has consistently demonstrated, over an extended period of time, that they are involved in a number of activities that illustrate they are well-rounded individuals. Students with the highest marks do not automatically win scholarships. Many of the groups awarding scholarships are looking for exemplary citizenship.

The general criteria are:

  • Academic Achievement (might be 75% and above, for example)
  • Community Involvement (beyond the 40 hours needed to graduate)
  • Extra Curricular Participation (athletics, councils, clubs, teams)

The following chart lists some examples of activities that are considered:

​Academic Achie​vement ​Community Involvement ​​Extra Curricular Participation
Honour Roll
Subject Awards
Music Competitions
Art Show
Math Contests
Co-op
HOSA
Exchanges
​Volunteer Work
Food Drives
Charity Work
Tutoring
​Student Council
Grade/Class Rep
School Clubs
Yearbook
Athletic Teams
Music Bands
Plays / Musicals
 
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