December 4, 2013.
2014 Aboriginal Student Awards Program
The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.
RBC awards 10 scholarships in two categories:
- For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
- For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry
We also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment
For more information visit http://www.rbc.com/careers/aboriginal_student_awards.html
Nov 26, 2013.
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship
Bala Cranberry Festival Scholarship
Deadline: December 13, 2013.
CIBC & Scholarships Canada
The scholarship is not merit based and is open to all students. In addition to the $20,000 for school it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student’s life easier. One of our additional prizes is a full year of tuition (up to $7,500) from ScholarshipsCanada.com
Students can register to win the scholarship here: http://cls2.studentlifenetwork.com/ref/david-duarte
The scholarship sign up date ends January 23, 2014.
Nov 22, 2013.
University of Western
Western National Scholarship Program
NOV 21, 2013.
Queen's University Chancellor's Scholarship
If you would like to be considered as a school nomination, please submit your application to Ms. Fawcett by November 26th, no later than 3:30pm.
November 18, 2013.
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program
Application deadline: Feb 1, 2014.
October 22, 2013.
Schulich Nominations are OPEN!
In 2012, Schulich Leader Scholarships were launched for students pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at 20 select universities in Canada. These scholarships were envisioned by noted businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich to support and encourage young minds to embrace science and technology fields as a foundation for their future careers. This program aims to generate leaders that will contribute to the strength and sustainability of our nation’s economy.
Should you be nominated? Talk to your Guidance Counselor today!
October 3rd, 2013.
Queen's Major Admission Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2013.
September 23rd, 2013.
Entrance Scholarships at SFU
Simon Fraser University
September 17th, 2013.
Opportunities at University of Waterloo:
Grade 12 „Road Map to Research‰
Wednesday, November 13 - Friday, November 15, 2013
Application deadline: postmarked by Monday, October 7, 2013
Expect an immersive, pre-university experience including an introduction to the art and science of reading academic papers, an opportunity to explore cutting-edge research discoveries with professors, and the chance to engage with current student researchers.
Program fee: $300
Supervised overnight shared hotel accommodation: $180
September 16th, 2013.
LORAN Scholars: If you would like to be endorsed by HHS, you must make a Guidance Appointment asap to discuss the application with Ms. Fawcett before Oct 1, 2013.
University of Sudbury Bursaries:
University of Guelph: National Scholarship Information
Due: January 27, 2014.
Scholarship for Youth Leaders:
A reminder www.electronicinfo.ca for UNIVERSITY applications: admission averages, program choices, etc...
A reminder www.ontariocolleges.ca for COLLEGE applicants: admission averages, program choices, etc...
University of Toronto National Scholarship Program 2014
Applications are due November 8, 2013.
Thinking of going to the United states, or Abroad for Post Secondary Education?...
The National College Fair will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on S September 22 from 12pm-5pm.
(This is not the Canadian university and Colleges fair).
September 9, 2013
Welcome Back Graduating Students!
You have discovered the grade 12 blog. Check this page regularly for announcements regarding the business of being a grade 12 student. The guidance counsellors will post regular updates here to keep you informed of what you need to do to graduate and move on.
To Do in September
1) Check and double check that the courses you are in will satisfy all diploma requirements.
2) Make sure you have completed the grade 10 literacy test or equivalent.
3) If you haven't yet submitted your community service hours card that records at least 40 hours of volunteer work, be sure to do so this fall.
4) If you are planning to apply to College or University programmes, fall is the time to do your research. Many Universities and a good number of Colleges will send representatives to HHS over the next two months to meet with you and talk about their schools. Information about how to attend these sessions and when they are happening is posted on the board outside of the Student Services office.
See below for last year's posts if you want to get a sense of what you'll find here:
OSAP - Ontario Student Assistance Program: http://osap.gov.on.ca
Click HERE to access the information flyer that was passed out by Rob Townsend at the HHS OSAP workshop held on April 18th. More guidance workshops on How to Apply will be offered at the end of May for students that feel they'd like some assistance to start the application process.
May 23, 2013
Scholarships and Busaries for LGBTQ Yourth
Click HERE to view descriptions of four grreat opportunities.
May 17, 2013
Eastern Star Bursary - $500 - Due June 6th, 2013
Presented by the Lake of Bays Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star to assist a graduating student who has demonstrated satisfactory academic achievement and financial need. Application and instruction available HERE. Submit to HHS Student Services, attention Mr. Byl.
May 16, 2013
Huntsville Festival of the Arts - up to $2000 - Due May 23, 2013
For students who exhibit exceptional talent in the performing arts. Application and instructions available HERE. Submit directly to organization.
YWCA of Muskoka - Girlz Choice - Four $500 awards - Due May 27, 2013
Given by the Community YWCA of Muskoka to four students who have participated in a Girlz Choice or Girlz Unplugged program and who demonstrate resilience, determination and vision. Application instructions available HERE. Submint directly to organization.
May 15, 2013
HHS Awards Committee Survey
Counsellors will be visiting grade 12 classes on Thursday, May 16th to distribute the HHS Awards Committee survey. Althought filling it out is not mandatory to be considered for graduation awards, it greatly helps the committee make award allocation decisions. For those students who missed the classroom visit, a copy of the survey is available HERE. It needs to be returned to the Student Services by Wednesday, May 22nd.
May 13, 2013
Royal Canadian Legion Award - Four awards of $500 - Due May 31st
To assist a graduate, who has a relative that's a Legion member or a war veteran, and is continuing with post-secondary education. Students must submit to the HHS Student Services Office (attention Mr. Byl) a letter stating their interest in receiving this award, along with copies of documentation that demonstrates their relation to a Legion member or a war veteran.
May 9, 2013
Master List of 2013 Graduation Awards
Click HERE to view a master list of all graduation awards available for this year. The list is subject to change. Any award that requires an application (listed as "app" in the Dept column of the chart), will be listed in this blog (see below) with links to instructions and forms. Information is posted as it is received by the school.
May 6, 2013
Metis Busaries & Scholarships, lots available, see www.metisnation.org.
Professional Engineers, Ontario - $1000 - applications due August 16th
Available to Grade 12 students in the Simcoe and Muskoka school districts who are enrolling this fall in an engineering degree program at an Ontario University. Click HERE for application instructions.
April 25, 2013
Charlie Esson Stewardship Bursary - $1000 - applications due June 1st
The Muskoka Conservancy encourages young people to successfully complete a post-secondary school education related to the Natural Sciences (Biology, Forestry, Environmental Studies) or related Technologies (Wildlife, Forestry, Environmental Engineering). In support of they are offering this Bursary to assist a student in achieving academic qualifications in these disciplines. Click HERE to access further information and the application. Submit directly to the organization.
April 24, 2013
The Amazing Travel Scholarship - up to $25000 - applications due May 10th
See WEBSITE for details and application instructions.
April 22, 2013
Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship - $5000 - applications due June 28th
Recognizes students who are committed to continued civic engagement and leadership. Apply directly to organization through their website: http://www.nelson.com/scholarship/
April 18, 2013
Sean Kelly Memorial Bursary - $TBA - applications due April 26th
For students wishing to pursue advanced training/education in music, which is presently inhibited by location, distance to insturction, financial considerations, etc. The student must aspire to be involved in musical performance within the community and demonstrate a need for support. Click here for application. Submit directly to organization.
April 11, 2013
Albert E. Furtney Scholarship for Vocal Music Students
Senior Award: $700, applications due May 17th, 2013. Click here for application. Apply directly to organization.
Junior Award: $500, applications due May 17th, 2013. Click here for application. Apply directly to organization.
April 10, 2013
Hubert Beresford Clinch Foundation - $TBA - applications due June 15th, 2013
Available to students who reside within a 50 kilometer radius of Port Carling and are pursuing a university programme. Click here for application. Submit to HHS guidance office, attention Mr. Byl.
April 9, 2013
Huntsville Hospital Auxilary - $500 - applications due: May 9, 2013
To assist deserving graduating high school students who reside in communities served by the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, who wish to pursue post secondary education in the area of Health Sciences. Application available here . Apply directly to organization.
April 8, 2013
Rotary Club Bursary - $TBD - applications due: June 1, 2013
To assist graduating students who have demonstrated stisfactory academic achievement and financial need, to pursue post-secondary education. Application available here . Please submit applications to HHS guidance office, attention Mr. Byl.
March 19, 2013
Monsanto Fund - $1500 - applications due: May 24, 2013
For young people from farm backgrounds in their pursuit of a college or university education in agriculture. Applcations available at www.monsanto.ca . Apply directly to organization.
March 18, 2013
Retired Teachers of Ontario Bursary - $1500 - application due: Friday, April 26, 2013
For a student who is need of financial support and who will graduatie from a Muskoka Secondary School in June 2013. Apply directly to organization. Detailed Information Flyer
Algonquin Forestry Authority Bursary - $$ not specified - Application due: Thursday, May 16th, 2013.
For graduating students interested in pursuing college or university studeies related to the natural/environmental sciences and forestry/forest technician fields. Apply directly to organization. Application Form.
Great Organization: www.scholarshipscanada.com
March 8, 2013
Two more scholarhip opportunities received this week:
1) Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Foundation - $500, Deadline: April 23, 2013
2) McConnell Memorial Foundation Bursary - $1500, Deadline: June 12, 2013
To assist graduationg students requireing financial need to pursue a post secondary school education. Submit application to HHS Student Services office, attenion Mr. Byl. Application Form .
February 13, 2013
These just in:
1) HEALTHY CHOICES SCHOLARSHIP - $500 � 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2013)
To be eligible for the Healthy Choices Scholarship you must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2013. A student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer. Additionally, students must be United States or Canadian residents. A student must also submit an essay prior to the deadline.
Applications can be found by going to:
[ http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10400/healthy_choices_scholarship_scholarship.php ]http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10400/healthy_choices_scholarship_scholarship.php
2) ROGERS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP - $500 � 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2013)
To be eligible a student must be attending school full-time in the fall and can be enrolled in any level of their undergraduate degree program. High School seniors who will graduate this year are considered eligible. *Trades and Technical students must be attending a program that is at least 4 years in length.
Applications can be found by going to:
[ http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10399/rogers_community_volunteer_scholarship_scholarship.php ]http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10399/rogers_community_volunteer_scholarship_scholarship.php
3) GILBRAITTI SCHOLARSHIP - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: March 1, 2013)
To be considered eligible for the Gilbraitti Scholarship you must:
A) Must be between the ages of 16-20
B) Must be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2013
C) Must complete the application form, including the essay prior to the deadline of March 1, 2013
Applications can be found by going to:
[ http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php ]http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
February 11, 2013
Hatch Entrance Scholarhip for McMaster University Applicants. Value: $48000. Click HERE for information. Applications due on March 28th.
National Union Scholarships (available to children of NUPGE members). Several opportunities here. See http://www.nupge.ca/scholarships for information. Application deadlines are June 30, 2013.
February 7, 2013
Scholar's Elective Program for Western University Applicants. Click HERE for all the info. Deadline = March 1st, 2013.
February 4th, 2013
Mr. Byl has taken over the Scholarship file from Mrs. Fawcett. Any questions can be directed to him.
January 21, 2013
Anyone who would like to be endorsed for the Schulich Leader Scholarship needs to submitt their application to Ms. Fawcett by Friday January 25th at 3:20, in the Guidance.
Miller Thomson Foundation - 2013 National Scholarship Programme. 100 recipients across Canada will receive approximately $3,000! Application deadline is March 1, 2013.
January 7th, 2013!
Planning on attending Simon Fraser University?
The online application form can be found at: https://esas.its.sfu.ca. A link is also available for students on the SFU Financial Aid and Awards website. The deadline is February 28th for the students to apply online. We will also require students to submit an official transcript to the Financial Aid and Awards office by this deadline. Student can address their transcripts to:
SFU, MBC 3315
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6
The following is a step by step breakdown on how the new process works:
Students apply for admission at: www.applybc.ca/sfu and then self-report their grades online. They can then apply for the Major Entrance Scholarships at: https://esas.its.sfu.ca.
When filling out the scholarship applications, students will select two references. These references (one potentially being yourself) will receive an email with a unique link to fill out a reference form.
Students must submit their official transcripts showing their Grade 11 and 12 marks to the Financial Aid and Awards office. Please see address above.
December 11, 2012.
Great new scholarship website....
Remember, if you don't apply, you will not have any chance of getting any money!
OUAC PIN numbers have arrived
Grade 12 students that are planning to apply to university can pick up their OUAC PIN numbers in the Student Services office starting Thursday, November 22nd.
Do you want to be endorsed for a scholarship?
If so, you must have your scholarship application submitted to Ms. Fawcett at least 10 days prior to the application deadline. For more information please book a guidance appointment.
November 19th, 2012:
Students applying to University...
Grade 12 students applying to university... we have not received the PINS you will need to apply yet! We are working closely with other schools (BMLSS & GHS) in our area, as well as with the board office to get your PIN numbers in a timely fashion. Please be patient and know we are working to attain the numbers for you!
November 17th, 2012.
Grade 12 students wanting to apply to university of Western Ontario, the following is information regarding Entrance Scholarships.
November 16, 2012
Welcome to the new grade 12 grad blog - check back to stay informed!!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Scholarships and Bursaries
Monday, November 12, 2012
Simon Fraser University Scholarships
BC Secondary School Summit Entrance Scholarship
International Summit Entrance Scholarship
Kenneth Strand National Entrance Scholarship
IB International Summit Entrance Scholarship
IB Summit Entrance Scholarship
BC Secondary School Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship
International Academic Excellence Scholarship
IB Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship
IB International Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship
SFU India Entrance Scholarship
SFU Delhi Public School Entrance Scholarship
The Ontario Hockey Federation Bursary Program - $26,000 IS AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE PLAYERS – COACHES – TRAINERS -OFFICIALS
The Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship for Colleges
For students entering college, minimum 75% average. Application deadline is March, 2013
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
Wendy's Classic Achiever Scholarship
Burger King Scholars
Royal Bank Scholarship
Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Tuition Scholarship
Vari Scholarship/Bursary for students interested in becoming school teachers
Financial Reality Check Award - Investor Education Fund and Ontario Colleges run a contest from January 4, 2012 to April, 2013. Submit a budget and reflection for your first year of expenses. 1st place- $750, 2nd place-$500 and 3rd place $300
Government of Canada Loans
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program $5000 entrance scholarship for recognition of the outstanding environmental contributions that youth in Canada are making in their communities.
AIRD Scholarship - in honour of the Honourable John Black Aird. To help students with physical disabilities to study full time at a recognized Ontario postsecondary institution.
Lincoln M. Alexander Award 2010 Recognizing young Ontarians who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination. Deadline May, 2013
James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award Will recognize up to six (6) Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent. Deadline May, 2013
Robert White Social Justice Award - applications by May , 201 - Awarded annually to graduating students in Grey-Bruce who have demonstrated an active involvement in the promotion of community and social justice awareness. (click on the programs link for an application). Due the end of May each year.
Day of Mourning Award - Designed to honour students who have been involved in activities with an emphasis on environment and health and safety. Successful applicants will be required to prepare and deliver a 500 word speech on health and safety of young workers. (click on the programs link for an application). Due March, 2013
Community Living Meaford Scholarship - For residents of Meaford and Blue Mountain - Student should be enrolled in a Developmental Services Worker Program or Social Service or Social Science College program for the following school year. Visit the guidance office for more information and an application. Due April, 2013
J.Irvine Brown Continuing Education Award- Nomination deadline is May, 2013. This award is for students residing in the Owen Sound area to Saugeen Shores area. Student who are enrolled in a Developmental Service Worker College Program or Social Service Program will be given first consideration. Write a letter indicating your academic achievement and involvement in school/community activities, along with a commitment to supporting people developmental needs. Then, deliver this to the front office (Helen) at 769 4th Ave. East, Community Living.
Albert Rose Bursary
Bursary to help social housing tenants with the cost of post secondary education. Due July, 2013, 5pm
Aboriginal Sholarships and Bursaries Web Site: This searchable web site opens doors to millions in bursaries for Aboriginal post-secondary students.
Kathleen Blinkhorn Aboriginal Student Scholarship - For Aboriginal students living in low income housing going to postsecondary education - deadline to apply is August 2013
www.responsiblegambling.org : Responsible Gambling Council: 1st place: $1000, 2nd place $500 : create a 30-60 second audio recording informing peers about the risks associated with youth gambling. Winners announced: May 2013
Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
Value: $7000 per year to cover the costs of post secondary education. Selection is based on citizenship, courage in overcoming obstacles, involvement in humanitarian service, particiaption in sport and community service.
www.uoguelph.ca/president/scholars/ University of Guelph: National Scholarship Program: offers 12 scholarships valued at $32,000 each and includes a research assistantship position and mentorship by a professor. Minimum 90% average and who have made significant contributions to their schools and their communities and demonstrate the potential to become leaders in society. ( 2 Lincoln Alexander Scholarships and 2 Pamela Wallin Scholarships) . Deadline is January, 2013- application form, letter, biographical listing of leadership, 2 letters of reference, interview.
The University of Western Ontario National Scholarship Program - WHSS can nominate up to 4 qualified candidates. The deadline to express interest in being nominated is January, 2013
BBPA Harry Jerome Awards - to support African Canadians who are persuing entrepreneurship, business, professional excellence, higher education and economic empowerment. Deadline for nominations is January 2013.
University of Waterloo National Scholarships The University of Waterloo is offering 13 prestigious National Scholarships to exceptional students entering their first year in the faculty of Mathematics. The value of the awards ranges from $12,000 to $25,000 over 4 years. Students must complete an application which can be downloaded from the university's website at www.math.uwaterloo.ca/scholarships. See Guidance for more information. Deadline for nominations is February 2013.
Nipissing University Schulich Scholarships in Science and Education. 100 at $6000
McMaster University Hatch Scholarship Engineering Undergraduate Entrance Award 4 @ $12000/year to a total of $48000
McMaster University Shad Valley Entrance Scholarship Faculty of Education 5 @ $1000 Application in WHSS Guidance office
Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarships
Newcomer Champion Awards: Deadline April , 2013
Top 20 Under 20 National Award and Mentoring Program: Applications due Jan, 2013
Demonstrate innovation, leadership and achievement. (ie: business, philantrhopy, charitable works, government or entrepreneurship). Matches each award recipient with current community leaders in a mentorship relationship for a full year. 5 Day Leadership Summit and monthyly conference calls with industry leaders as well.
Schulich Leader Scholarship:Students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) at participating Canadian university. One student from the highschool is selected as the Schulich Leader Nominee. From this pool of nominees, 20 participating universities across Canada will choose one outstanding student to be their Schulich Leader, each of whom will recieve a four-year scholarship valued at $60,000 to suport their studies at that university in a STEM faculty. Online nomination forms are available.
Do you want to know how to correctly write an essay and/or personal statement for your Business applications and scholarships?
If you are interested, please see Ms. Fawcett asap (this week) to enrol in the webinar.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Grade 12 Information
This is a "test" blog, to see if the blog is still blocked!
Student Services has calculated our graduation numbers..... we will have approximately 200 grads this year!
As well, your PINS to apply to university are not in yet.... We will put an announcement on when they have arrived!