National/Provincial Scholarship Information
Coast Capital Savings - Standing Tall Award
April 9 Deadline for students to submit applications to their school counsellor.
April 23 School to have selected an application from their school to be forwarded to the SBO for final selection by the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Please include a tally of applications received by your school.
May 7 Deadline for the School District to inform Coast Capital Savings of their Education Award winner and a backup (in case the student declines or does not meet the eligibility requirements).
- Every high school in Canada may nominate one student per academic year
- Nomination deadline is January 27, 2021
The individuals we seek possess integrity, courage, compassion, intellectual curiosity, as well as a high level of personal autonomy and self-motivation.
Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of our 25 partner universities, summer internships, mentorship, and participation in a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world.
The deadline for school sponsored applications is October 15th, 2020 at 8:00pm (Eastern Time). Each high school may sponsor up to three students.
Additional students may submit direct pool applications (without sponsorship) by October 22nd, 2020 at 8:00pm (Eastern Time).
Who should apply?
Eligible applicants must:
• Be a resident of BC
• Have lived in Canada for a minimum of 7 years
• Plan to graduate from a BC secondary school
• Plan to attend and study full time at a post secondary university, college or trade school
• Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
• Have experienced adversity or hardship
• Have exhibited a good work ethic
• Have demonstrated financial need
• Evidence of leadership involvement
Scholarships Canada is a free website with an extensive database (80,000+ scholarships!) that lists numerous scholarship opportunities in detail. When you register you will provide information ranging from your year of study to your hobbies, which will be used as keywords to run through their system. At the end of the process, you will have an inbox of awards that are appropriate for you based on the information you supplied. In addition, they have a number of sister websites that provide a comprehensive system for guiding students through the post-secondary experience: School Finder, Study in Canada and Grad School Finder. Scholarships Canada also offers online webinars on a number of different topics and newsletters.
Formerly known as Student Awards, this was rebranded as yconic in December 2014. This is also a free website where you complete a registration process and an inbox of scholarships is created for you. yconic also has an online community, where you can interact with other students. In the event that you are wondering whether recipients have been contacted regarding a certain scholarship or if you are interested in hearing other students’ experience with a particular program, you can post a thread on the forum to ask other students or browse through first as the question may have already been asked and answered.
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This Student Financial Assistance website is run by the Government of Canada. This resource provides information on Canadian post-secondary education.
Student Budget Calculators
There are a number of online calculators that can help you build a budget for post-secondary expenses. Below are links to several options: