Horatio Alger Association: Honouring Excellence Integrity and Perseverance

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $650,000 annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $55,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record.

Application Period:  August 1 – October 25, 2015

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Site:  Scholarship Information


Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

BBG provides the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award to recognize and reward a student who demonstrates a passion for volunteering, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.

  • Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
  • Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
  • A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline.
  • A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline.

Value:  1 x $500
Deadline:  November 29, 2015
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Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association – Junior Citizen of the Year

Junior Citizen of the Year

The Junior Citizen of the Year award has honoured the youth of Saskatchewan for the past 38 years. The program is sponsored by The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. 

These prestigious awards are given to kids who:

  • Have a positive lifestyle
  • Are dedicated to community and school
  • Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility
  • Have the ability to overcome life’s challenges
  • Inspire others
  • Are between ages 8 to 18

Four award recipients are chosen each year and receive a $3,000 bursary provided by SaskPower to be used for their post-secondary education.

Someone you nominate could be one of them.

For more information, call:

Nicole Nater
306.649.1405 (Saskatoon)
or email nnater@swna.com

Deadline:  September 30, 2015

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University of Toronto – Scholarship Program

If you are:

  • an original and creative thinker
  • committed to your school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration

You could be a University of Toronto National Scholar!

Value of $45 000 to $75 000, including:

  • U of T tuition and incidental fees for four years
  • First-year residence
  • Monetary award of $2 000 or more, depending on financial need
  • Mentorship by a faculty member

Approximately 10 National Scholarships awarded every year.

Visit:  www.adm.utoronto.ca/ns to apply

Deadline:  November 6, 2015


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RE/MAX 2016 Quest for Excellence

The RE/MAX Quest for Excellence will open September 14, 2015 until March 14, 2016.

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TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are open to students across Canada who are in their final year of high school or CEGEP; have a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their most recently completed school year and have demonstrated community leadership.

 

Here’s more about the application process:

You can apply directly online using our digital application form, or print your application and mail it to us by the application deadline. As well, we require:

1. A 600-word essay (three copies) describing your community leadership experience. 
Tell us:

  • Why you got involved.
  • How your involvement shows initiative and innovation.
  • The ways your efforts have strengthened others.
  • How long you have been involved.
  • What you think the long-term impact will be.
  • How your community has affected you.
  • In addition, include a brief description of the range of your other community activities.

2. A letter of recommendation from your school.

3. Two letters of support from community groups.

4. Your academic transcript

You also have the option of including:

  • A 250-word essay (three copies) describing your family and personal life, for example your family’s employment or economic situation.
  • A 250-word essay about your life experiences if you have taken a year or more away from high school or CEGEP.

 

Deadline:  MUST BE RECEIVED no later than November 27, 2015

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Loran Scholars Foundation

Loran Scholars are chosen for their character, service and leadership potential. They deeply value integrity and honesty, are curious by nature and are interested in a wide range of subjects.  Furthermore, they are willing to take meaningful risks and prioritize results over appearances.  Each Loran Scholar has shown a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes in working for a better world.

Awards vary in amount

  • Loran Award  30 x $100 000
  • Loran Finalist Award   40 x $$3 000
  • Local Provincial Award  40 x $2000
  • Hnour Citation and Semi-Finalist Certificate

Eligibility criteria for students outside of Quebec

  •  Be in their final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.  
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. 
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 1, 2016.

Dates

  • September 5 – Application available online
  • October 1 – Deadline to seek sponsorship from Vanier (see Ms. Lapointe)
  • October 21 – Deadline for all sponsored applications to be submitted
  • October 28 – Deadline for all direct pool applications to be submitted

Site:  http://loranscholar.ca/

 

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Forum For Young Canadians

A week that can change your life!

Are you smart, ambitious, and political? Do you want to be part of your community and your country’s future? Get involved now! Forum for Young Canadians presents a fun and valuable opportunity to meet other young Canadians like you during a week-long behind-the-scenes experience in the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. For nine months, Forum supports your initiatives and helps you make a difference. You’ll learn how to share, collaborate and turn your ideas into community action. You’ll meet Members of Parliament, Senators and other leading figures in government and the public service.

Age:  15-19 years of age

2016 Sessions:

  • February 21-26                  Deadline:  January 23
  • February 28-March 4     Deadline:  February 1
  • March 13-18                        Deadline:  February 14

Site:  Information and Application

Are you smart, ambitious, and political? Do you want to be part of your community and your country’s future? Get involved now! Forum for Young Canadians presents a fun and valuable opportunity to meet other young Canadians like you during a week-long behind-the-scenes experience in the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. For nine months, Forum supports your initiatives and helps you make a difference. You’ll learn how to share, collaborate and turn your ideas into community action. You’ll meet Members of Parliament, Senators and other leading figures in government and the public service.


Saskatchewan Student Loans

The online application is now active!