Searching for scholarships takes a great deal of time and lots of work. We recommend that you start early, and that you check this web site regularly for updates. Most scholarships are awarded to graduating grade 12 students but there are some opportunities that exist for grade 10 and 11 students also. You must be aware of deadlines and get your applications in early. Please feel free to stop by and see me in the Counselling Office about scholarships.
Ms. Sandy Cordingley
TIPS FOR SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:
- Register with a scholarship search service. Most of these web sites provide you with tons of information about scholarships and will email you information as it arises. You must create a profile about yourself and the information will start to pour in. Some examples of these services can be found at www.studentawards.com or www.scholarshipscanada.com.
- Check websites like www.alis.gov.ab.ca for scholarships and bursaries offered through the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund.
- Start collecting letters of reference early. If you have a great experience with a teacher or an employer, ask that person to write you a letter of reference. Sometimes it is easier to ask that person when you are dealing with him or her than it is to come back to that person after the fact.
- Apply, apply, and apply. Make sure that you are qualified for the particular scholarship you are applying for but if in doubt, apply anyway. Many, many scholarships are not given out every year because no one applies for them.
- Check with you parents employers as to whether or not they have a scholarship program being offered to children of employees. Often this is a quick, easy way to get some scholarship money.
- Keep records of all of your “involvement” in school (student council, yearbook, newspaper, etc.), athletic endeavors, your community volunteer efforts (church, local clubs, etc.) and all of the great coaches and mentors you have been involved with.
- Ask lots of questions. If you have some specific questions, make sure that you drop into the counselling office and ask someone who may know more of the details.
- Lastly, be the best student you can be. Most scholarships have some sort of academic requirement. The higher your grades are, the more likely you will be to meet or exceed the required criteria.
- Good Luck!
You will find a great deal of information about Scholarships and Financial Assistance on the web. Please use the following hyperlinks to help find information that is applicable to you.
For information about scholarships EXCLUSIVE to FX students, please see the student handbook.
For general information on scholarships in Alberta, please go to http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/scholarships
For information on Scholarships at the University of Alberta, please go to http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ro.cfm?id=2
For information on Canada Student Grants, please go to http://www.campusaccess.com/financial-aid/canada-student-grants.html
For information about Student Awards, please go to http://www.studentawards.com/ or http://www.scholarshipscanada.com
Edmonton and area:
Concordia University of Edmonton: http://www.concordia.ab.ca
MacEwan University: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/FeesandFinancialInformation/ScholarshipsAwardsBursaries/Search/index.htm#
The King’s University: http://www.kingsu.ca/
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT): http://www.nait.ca
University of Alberta: http://www.ualberta.ca
Post-Secondary Institutions in Alberta (other than Edmonton):
Alberta Learning and Information Services:
The web site has a complete list of universities, colleges, technical and vocational schools in Alberta, including web site links and phone numbers. http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca Click on EdInfo.
Apprenticeship and Industry Training:
Apprenticeship training leads to some of Alberta's most challenging and satisfying careers. This site provides information about Alberta's world-renowned apprenticeship system and how you can access apprenticeship training: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/
Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada:
Canada’s School Net:
One of the best educational web sites with over 7,000 learning resources. http://www.schoolnet.ca
Association of Canadian Community Colleges:
Window on the international and national activities, projects, and points of view of Canada's Community Colleges, CEGEPS, and Technical Institutes. http://www.accc.ca
Post-Secondary Education in the United States and overseas:
Search the Career College directory for the perfect Career College or Career Training School. http://www.careercolleges.com
Careers and Colleges:
Find the schools and programs that you are looking for in the United States. http://www.careersandcolleges.com/
United World Colleges:
International opportunities for students with the United World Colleges. http://www.uwc.net
Over 7900 Links to Higher Educational Institutions in 192 Countries. http://www.braintrack.com