Guidance

GUIDANCE

Guidance Counsellor: Aimee Carter

 email: aimee.carter@srsb.ca

PLEASE ALSO SEE GUIDANCE LINKS LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

MY BLUEPRINT- Sign In Link: www.myblueprint.ca/strait

 

 

~ 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  ( NEW ) Community Foundation Of Nova Scotia ( Various Scholarships and Bursaries)

www.ns.cfns-fcne.ca

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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

 


RBC 2018 Aboriginal Student Awards Program: This scholarship is intended to support Aboriginal students who have at least two years remaining in their post-secondary studies, which includes high school graduates. Recipients are selected primarily on the basis of personal and academic achievements, and individual financial need. Status Indians, Non-status Indians, Inuit, and Metis are welcome to apply. Selected students will receive up to $4,000 per academic year for educational and living expenses for 2-4 years.

For more information or to apply: http://www.GoToApply.ca/RBC

Deadline: February 28, 2018


The IWK 2018 Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarship: To be considered for one of three Future Health Research and Innovation Scholarships valued at $2500, grade 12 students in the Maritimes must intend on continuing their education at a Maritime post-secondary institution (college or university) in a field that will enhance research and/or innovation in health care. Students submitting an application must include a cover letter, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. The cover letter should explain why they are interested in a particular area of health research and/or innovation and how their post-secondary education will help them pursue their research goals. The essay must be written using scientific evidence to explain the specific area of health research and/or innovation they would like to pursue and how their research and/or innovation could potentially contribute to the health and well-being of children, women and families in the Maritimes. The student must provide one Academic Reference (e.g.  a teacher who can speak to their marks and school performance) and one Character Reference (e.g. a coach or boss who can speak to sportsmanship or work ethic). Lastly the student must provide their Grades 11 and 12 (in progress) transcripts, and have a minimum average of 75%.

For further information and application form please visit: http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/research/scholarship

Deadline: March 1st, 2018


East Cost Credit Union Bursary:At East Coast Credit Union, we believe in the youth of our communities and are committed to building lifelong relationships with our members. That’s why we offer the East Coast Credit Union Annual Bursary Program to eligible graduating high school students to help alleviate the stress of paying for education.
To be eligible, you must:
1. Be a member or the child or grandchild of a member of East Coast Credit Union.
2. Be enrolled full-time for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college or university for the upcoming academic year.
3. Complete the application form and submit it before the deadline.

For further information including the application package please visit: https://www.eastcoastcu.ca/Home/ProductsAndServices/YourMoney/Students/Bursaries/

Deadline: March 5th, 2018


Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Entrance Scholarship:This entrance scholarship was established by the Province of Nova Scotia in 1991 to encourage young people to educate themselves on human rights issues in Canada. It honours the life and work of the late Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone, a former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

This is a non-renewable entrance scholarship for $6,000 and applies to the first year of study only.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A graduate of a Nova Scotia high school in this academic year (not as a result of upgrading);
  • A resident of Nova Scotia;
  • A student who is entering the first year of an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program this fall, and who has demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights; and,
  • A student who will study for this degree at a university in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

For further information and to apply please visit: https://novascotia.ca/lae/scholarships/

 

Deadline: March 31st, 2018


The Friends of Sable Island Society $1000 (CDN) Scholarship is open to any grade 12 student in the Nova Scotia school system

  • Monies must be applied to a post-secondary educational institution in 2018. Funds will be paid to the post-secondary institution on the student’s behalf.
  • Form of submission is the student’s choice: some examples are a 5-minute video, journal entry, an original piece of art, a poster, a 500-word essay, poem, short story, feature story, or op-ed.
  • Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, cultural or literary history, government projects, wildlife, oil and gas activities, fresh water, tourism, meteorology, geomatics, fishery, conservation, salvage, military. Go to www.sableislandfriends.ca for more inspiration.
  • Submissions are to be sent to scholarships@sableislandfriends.ca by April 16, 2018.
  • Submissions are to be accompanied by a completed application form, (found on the Friends of Sable Island website), a reflective statement, a current resume and a transcript from the most recent reporting period indicating a grade point average of 75+
  • The reflective statement should be 250 words or less on what Sable Island means to you and why you have applied for this scholarship.

For further information and scholarship application forms please visit:http://sableislandfriends.ca/

Deadline: April 16th, 2018


Nova Scotia Power Scholarships: At Nova Scotia Power, we’re proud to invest in the communities where we live and work. Providing opportunities to learn and grow is essential to developing an empowered workforce that will help to build the strong, healthy communities of tomorrow. We’re proud to support a number of scholarships at educational institutions province-wide for students in trades and degree programs. To learn more about the scholarships and to apply please follow the links below. Our application process is online. We will only be accepting online applications.

 

2018 NS Power Employee's Children Scholarship

Deadline: March 30th, 2018

2018 NS Power Employment Equity Scholarship

Deadline: March 30th, 2018

2018 NS Power Environment Scholarship

Deadline: April 27th, 2018

2018 NS Power Trades Scholarship

Deadline: April 27th, 2018

2018 NS Power Mi'kmaq Scholarship

Deadline: April 27th, 2018

 


 

WWNS Educational Bursary 2018: Waste Water Nova Scotia Society, a not-for-profit organization of persons engaged in the on-site sewage industry in Nova Scotia, is sponsoring three annual awards to support students with an interest in on-site wastewater systems. Bursaries are available to paid-up 2018 members of WWNS and their immediate families. Participants may only receive an award once during their studies. The University Award is available to a student currently enrolled in an accredited University environmental, chemical or civil engineering program. The College Award is available to a student currently enrolled in a two year Environmental or Civil Engineering Technologist program, or in a Heavy Equipment Technology program. The Trade School Award is available to those currently enrolled in a trade program related to the on-site industry. Applications are available in guidance on online at http://wwns.ca/bursary.php

Deadline: August 15, 2018


 

 

GUIDANCE NOTICES

 

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GUIDANCE LINKS

 

 

Course Change Form

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

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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