Guidance

GUIDANCE

Guidance Counsellor: Aimee Carter

 email: aimee.carter@srsb.ca

PLEASE ALSO SEE GUIDANCE LINKS LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

~ A REMINDER TO GRADUATES & PARENTS ~

 

It is the student's responsibility to research their own scholarship and bursary opportunities, including requests for all supporting documentation, such as transcripts (which must be requested in Student Services), reference letters, essays, etc.

 
Guidance will post all scholarships and bursaries that come through our office;
however there is an abundance of other opportunities for post-secondary money both provincially and nationally.Please see the links provided below for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Please note that students are to sign up for transcripts in the Student Services Area.

(Students must sign up two days in advance and are responsible for picking up their own transcripts)

* Former graduates must go through the SRSB Office to request transcripts

( Click HERE for SRSB  Transcript Request Form for former grads)

 

Scholarship/ Bursary and Grad Information:

NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)

 

The 2018-2019 post-secondary school year applicationwill be available in May 2018!

To apply online and for info about student loans:

http://www.studentloans.ednet.ns.ca/

 

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 Nova Scotia's leading source for finding scholarship money:

www.studentscholarships.org

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Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance:

www.yconic.com 

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Canada's scholarship website for scholarships, bursaries and grants. Also has information about student loans, applications, and budget planning.

http://scholarshipscanada.com/

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For grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment and internship opportunities, news and information pertaining to students.

www.AcademicInvest.com

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Government of Canada Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool:

(Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada have information on over 750 bursaries)

Aboriginal students are encouraged to visit their website: www.aandc.gc.ca/bursaries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Page:

http://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/index.asp

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Scholarship Information and Applications:

 

All Graduates should look at Post Secondary (College and University) Websites to see updated information on Bursary and Scholarships Opportunities that are currently available to them.

Please click HERE for known Annual Post Secondary Instuition Scholarships and Bursaries



 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship: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 $65,000) 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 (65+ Average). For Further information including application please visit: https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/

Deadline: October 25th, 2017


Loran Scholarship ( Direct Pool)-    Eligibility Criteria for High School Students:

  • Be in your 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 1st of the following year.

For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.loranscholar.ca/

Deadline: October 25th, 2017


TD Scholarships for Community Leadership : If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD Scholarship worth up to $70,000. Available to all students across Canada who are now in their final year of high school for the 2017-18 school year. Application must include a descriptive essay on your community leadership involvement. To apply please visit www.td.com/scholarship

Deadline: November 17th, 2017


Schulich Leader Scholarship 2018: Do YOU want to win a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship? Each high school across Canada is allowed to nominate ONE student as their Schulich Leader. Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school students across Canada who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of our partner universities. 50 scholarships are awarded each year up to $100,000 for Engineering, Science, Technology, or Mathematics.

In order to become a Schulich Leader and receive the scholarship, a student must first be selected by their high school as a Schulich Leader Nominee.

Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
  3. Financial need

If you would like to be considered as the Dalbrae Academy Schulich Leader Nominee, and plan on attending one of the partner universities for a STEM program ( science, technology, engineering and mathematics ), please submit the following documentation to guidance:

  • List partner universities where you plan on applying/attending
  • List of top 3 achievements (academic or other)
  • Write a 600 word essay (max.) demonstrating why you would make a great Schulich Leader, incorporating two of the three criteria above
  • Optional 250 word essay (max.) to outline entenuating circumstances.
  • Two reference letters (electronic versions) - one must be academic

Submission Deadline to Guidance: January 18th, 2018 3:00pm

Dalbrae Academy's Schulich Leader will be notified by January 30th and nominated by guidance on or before February 1, 2018. The nominated student will then have until February 22, 2018 to submit their Schulich Leader application online. Participating universities will receive and review applications between March 1-June 15, 2018. For more information, please visit http://schulichleaders.com/


 

 

 

 

GUIDANCE NOTICES

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR ANNUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

 

  • Mount Allison University Open House October 13th 8:45am-3:45 pm. Please register at mta.ca/openhouse. Application fee will be waived for those who apply on site.

 

  • ST FX Open House  October 14th, 2017 11am-4pm. Students who apply by October 10th will not have to pay the application fee and can find out the status of their acceptance at the open house.

 

  • CBU Open House. October 14th 2-5pm. Register at www.cbu.ca/openhouse .Free onsite applications, draws for two scholarships etc.

 

  • NSCC Open House October 19th 9am to 7 pm.  Dalbrae will be taking a group of students from the grade 10 Skilled Trades and O2 classes. Other students may attend on their own. Application fees will be waived for those applying at this time. (Students may either sign up with their email address at the open house or submit a paper application to Guidance by 3pm October 18th.)

 

 

 

 

  • Dalhousie Open House: (Halifax) October 21st, (Truro) October 28th. Please register at www.dal.ca/openhouse

 

  • SMU Open House Dates: October 27th (1-4pm ), November 18th ( 1-4pm) and November 23rd (5-8pm). Please register at www.smu.ca/openhouse

 

 

 

 

GUIDANCE LINKS

 

 

Course Change Form

Course Selection Sheet 2017-2018(Grades 10, 11 &12)

Courses Offered 2017-2018 (Descriptions DRAFT)

Credit Check/ Graduation Requirement Sheet

Math Course Selection Guide

Math Pathways Chart ( Senior High) UPDATED

Mental Health

Nova Scotia Student Assistance Information

NSCC Information

Personal Development Credits Information/ Application for Students and Parents

Personal Development Credits 2017-2018

Post Secondary School Websites

Potential Graduation Timeline

Tips on Applying for Student Awards

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