New Scholarships and Informative Sites

Source:  SCWEA E-Newsletter tallies scholarships and dollars that go unclaimed across the country each year. It’s currently listing 77,744 awards worth over $100 million, and says around $3 million of that is unclaimed. There are many scholarships available.

The following are some of the sites on which you may find additional scholarship information:

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Free WHMIS Training

Are you applying to nursing? trades? or anywhere for that matter for summer employment?  If you are, you might want to expand your knowledge and resume by taking a free WHMIS course. For more information check out Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).  This opportunity is only offered till March 31, 2016.

Summer Training Programs – Canadian Forces/Aboriginal


The Forces offers three Summer Training Programs that combine military lifestyle with cultural awareness: Bold Eagle, Raven and Black Bear. These six-week long programs give you a taste of military training with the option – but no commitment – to join the Forces. The training is based on the Army Reserve Basic Military Qualification and is taught by military instructors. Subjects include General Military Knowledge, Weapons Handling, Navigation, First Aid, Drill, and Survival Skills.

All three Summer Training Programs begin with a Culture Camp. The camp is designed to ease the transition from civilian to military lifestyle, and focuses on common spiritual beliefs.

All Culture Camps are conducted by Elders of different First Nations and Aboriginal groups.

Bold Eagle – is open to Aboriginal Peoples living in Western Canada or Northwestern Ontario.  Participants will train in Wainwright, AB.

Raven is the Navy’s summer program for Aboriginal Peoples from across Canada. Participants train in Esquimalt, BC.

Black Bear –  is an Army training program for Aboriginal peoples from across Canada that takes place in Oronocto, NB.

Travel is arranged to and from the program, living accommodations, food, clothing and all equipment. While you are in the program you are temporarily a Forces member and are paid around $3,500 for completing the full six weeks.

To qualify for the summer training programs, you must have completed at least Grade 10 (Sec IV in Quebec). Applications are due by the end of March so that all the arrangements can be made for the beginning of the programs in July. When filling out the online application, indicate the Summer Training Program you are interested in under “Program Choices”.



Youth Leadership Award – Conexus Credit Union

The Conexus Community Youth Leadership Award of $500 is presented to a graduating high school student who demonstrates co-operative spirit, community involvement, and leadership. Our goal is to promote the benefits of being a Conexus Credit Union member and to recognize the contributions made to their school and community.


The intent of the award is to recognize an individual at the time of graduation from high school for the contributions made to school life and community and to reward youth who exhibit leadership skills.

Those individuals interested in the Conexus Community Youth Leadership Award shall complete the application form and letters of support from a member of their school faculty and a local community leader. Academic achievements shall be considered, but are not the deciding factor in selecting a candidate. Final selection of the successful candidates shall be made by a committee of Conexus staff and Board members. Representatives from Conexus shall present the award at the annual graduation ceremonies whenever possible.

The award recipient shall be recognized publicly.


  • Must be a graduating high school student in Saskatchewan
  • Must be a Conexus Credit Union Member (or parent/guardian of applicant) for at least one year and accounts must be in good standing.
  • Must be a Saskatchewan resident
  • Award recipients must submit and grant permission to use his/her name and photo in any and all media releases or publications controlled by Conexus
  • Completed applications must be received by Conexus by midnight on April 1, 2016.  Late submissions will not be considered.


The deadline for the Conexus Community Youth Leadership Award is April 1, 2016.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Email completed application and requested attachments to communityinvestment@conexus.cawith the subject line “Leadership Award Application”.

Application Attachments:


FREE WiTech: Engineering Technology (CEXP 1610)

 This hands-on, one weekend course for women ages 16+ offers an introduction to careers in Engineering Technology. Course content includes an industry tour to a local fertilizer plant, Yara Belle Plaine Inc., to profile careers in Instrumentation Engineering Technology and Power Engineering. On second day of the course, on campus programming of Civil Engineering Technology careers will be explored within a hands on laboratory setting of the Civil Engineering Technology program. Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance. The course provides women with: increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in engineering technology; the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of technology careers; gain a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training/education and employment in an engineering technology career. All course instructors and role models are female engineering technologists.

April 9, 2016 – April 10, 2016

Sun, Sat – 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 31, 2016
Register Online @

Course Fee:  FREE
Moose Jaw CRN: 201503-4145

There are only 12 maximum spots.  Students must be a minimum 16 years of age or older and will have to fill out a liability waiver on behalf of Yara Belle Plaine Inc. prior to course start date.  This course would be ideal for students who are 16 years of age upon course dates and in Grades 10, 11 and 12.

CS Girls Rock

Information:  The CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women was designed to encourage young women considering computer science as a career for the first time. It is a unique opportunity designed to ignite enthusiasm for computer science in interested female students from across Canada who have had little or no previous exposure to computer science. The young women invited learn that computer science is about much more than using and programming computers. Through lectures, labs and hands-on activities, the workshop explores the foundations and applications of computer science that have a profound effect on the world today. Lasting friendships develop as participants stay in on-campus residences for one week and enjoy many social events.

Who:  Female grade 9 and 10 students with an aptitude for mathematics attending a Canadian high school or middle school. Participants should not have attended any similar workshop.

Date:  Saturday, May 14 to Saturday May 21, 2016 at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Cost:  There is a $150 registration fee to be paid after invited applicants have received their confirmation package.

  • Accommodations, meals and other expenses for the week are included at no extra cost.
  • Air fare expenses will also be paid by the CEMC.

Deadline:  February 25, 2016



New Scholarships –

1. February 2016 SP Scholarship – $10,000 – 10 Awards (Deadline: February 29, 2016)
Student Eligibility: Students must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2016 at the latest and must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:

2. Louie Family Foundation Scholarships – $4,000 – 25 Awards (Deadline: March 31, 2016)
Student Eligibility: The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation anticipates awarding approximately $100,000 in scholarships in 2016.  This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college or university in the United States as a freshman during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:


3. VIP Scholarship – $5,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: March 31, 2016)
Student Eligibility: To be eligible for the VIP $5000 scholarship you must be at least 13 years of age or older and currenlty in high school, college, or a technical school.

Applications can be found by going to:


4. Sleeklens Scholarship – $2,000 – 3 Awards (Deadline: March 31, 2016)
Student Eligibility: Sleeklens is proud to announce its academic scholarship program for 2016. Three winners will each receive $2000 to will cover their academic expenses for the 2016 academic year. At Sleeklens, we believe individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded, and, because of our strong sense of community responsibility, we play a big role in giving back to the community.

Applications can be found by going to:


5. Gloria Barron Scholarship Prize – $5,000 – 25Awards (Deadline: April 15, 2016)
Student Eligibility: The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are, on our April 15 deadline:

A) Between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
B) Permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201602&utm_content=e5d5617997ddf1be9ca759656a070420. or Canada
C) Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months

Applications can be found by going to:


6. YDI Scholarships – $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
B) You must be 16 years of age or older
C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Applications can be found by going to:
7. Caption Scholarship – $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 31, 2016)

Student Eligibility: Student must be attending college/university no later than the fall of 2016 and submit a caption in the comment section of any post on the Odenza Facebook page, prior to the May 31st, 2016 deadline.

Applications can be found by going to:

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Scholarship Awards

Undergraduate Scholarships for First- Year Students Enrolled in a Saskatchewan Based Post Secondary Program

2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria

Deadline:  May 6, 2016

The John Helou Scholarship

Pfizer, Rx&D and the MS Society of Canada are proud to offer a transformational Scholarship program for youth affected by multiple sclerosis.  This innovation program is available solely due to the generous financial support of Pfizer and Rx&D.

Eligible applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have at least an 85% average over the last 3 terms of available marks;
  • be planning on enrolling full-time in a Canadian, American or Foreign university, specifically in a Science, Technology
  • be a high school senior or graduates who have MS or who have an immediate family member with MS
  • demonstrate leadership and/or community participation through two references letters from a non-family member (min. one academic);
  • include a written submission (max. 800 words) on the relationship of MS in the student’s life and how their course of study will guide them on a path that will impact people living with MS;
  • demonstrate financial need.

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