Most scholarships require references or school recommendations. Be considerate and give your chosen referee at least two weeks’ notice to prepare the recommendation. More over, keep in mind that members of the scholarship committee do not know you- you are are only as appealing as you appear on paper. Make sure your application is well-written ans provides a good overview of what you have accomplished!
If academic criteria is part of the eligibility, a transcript may be required. Order your official transcript from Mrs. Priddle(our guidance secretary) and allow at least two days of lead time in order to have it ready for you in time.
Some scholarships have a school-nominated option, that restricts the number of nominations one school can put forward. If you would like to be chosen as a nominated candidate, please notify your guidance counsellor of your intent to apply. School-nominated scholarships(completed applications) must be submitted to your guidance counsellor two weeks before the posted deadline. An in-school committee, will then review and select the candidate that will be chosen for nomination. You will then be notified if you are selected.
FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES FOR POST-SECONDARY STUDIES
www.studentawards.com – create an account
www.scholarshipscanada.com – create an account
www.schoolfinder.com – click on scholarships tab
www.fundyourfuture.ca – click on “Win Money for School” and Scotiabank scholarships
http://www.osca.ca (click “students” then “scholarships and financial aid”)
www.electronicinfo.ca (searchable scholarship data base for university-bound students)
www.ontariocolleges.ca (click “choose a college” then “paying for college”)
www.canlearn.ca – comprehensive web site providing post-secondary financing info.
www.hwdsb.on.ca – use the pull-down menu to select the applicable month
http://osap.gov.on.ca/ – comprehensive web site about government loans & bursaries
www.disabilityawards.ca – for students with mental, physical, and learning disabilities