CBHECA Guidance

 

GUIDANCE RESOURCES

 

Guidance Counsellor: John MacKinnon

 email: john.mackinnon@srsb.ca

902-235-7500 Ext 322

 

PLEASE SEE GUIDANCE LINKS LISTED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

TRANSCRIPTS

Grade 12 students requiring transcripts are asked to sign up in the guidance area or send an e-mail request at least three days in advance to avoid delays. Students are responsible for picking up their own transcripts.

 

Scholarship/ Bursary and Grad Information:

NOVA SCOTIA STUDENT ASSISTANCE (Student Loans)

The 2016-2017 post-secondary school year applications will be aopen May 3rd 2016 online.

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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Canada's free scholarship matching service for financial assistance:

 www.studentawards.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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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 take the time to look at Post Secondary (College and University) Websites to see what Bursary and Scholarships Opportunities are available to them.

 


Black Educators Association Bursary :  This is a $500 bursary. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
• African Nova Scotian (Black) learner - At least one parent to be of African descent
• Resident of Nova Scotia
• Demonstrate financial need
• Continuing studies at Post-Secondary institution (i.e., university, college, trade, school, etc)
• Studying toward first degree or diploma at Canadian post-secondary institution
  (Including the Transition Year Program)
For information and to apply please visit: http://www.theblackeducators.ca/

Deadline: April 30th, 2016


Craig Huff Urban Forest Memorial Bursary : a bursary available to students in Canada who have demonstrated a strong interest in urban forestry. The bursary will pay the hotel, travel and registration expenses for a full time student to attend the Canadian Urban Forest Conference, held every two years in Canada. This year’s bursary will allow a student to attend the 2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Laval, QC, September 26 – 29th. The approximate value of the bursary is $2,000.00. for more information and to apply please visit: https://treecanada.ca/en/about-us/awards/craig-huff-urban-forest-memorial-bursary/

Deadline: May 1st, 2016


Wessex Scholarship: The IWK Health Centre and IWK Foundation are pleased to announce that the Wessex Scholarship is open for applications. This scholarship is a $5,000 award and is targeted towards students who will be studying in a healthcare related program at an Atlantic Canadian degree granting institution. For further information and to apply please click here.

Deadline May 1st, 2016


Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarships: Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship Program offers both a University as well as an NSCC scholarship.

University: Scholarships valued at $10,000 ($2,500 renewable over four years), are awarded annually to students completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school with the intent to pursue energy-related studies at university. Students applying for the university scholarship must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution for studies in business, science or engineering at the bachelor level. Students must be graduating from a Nova Scotia secondary school with a full academic course load in grade 12 and an average mark of 75 percent or B in their final year. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of community involvement, such as volunteer work, sports and other community based activities. Students applying must not be receiving additional scholarship support in excess of $2,500.

NSCC: The program also offers non-renewable $2,500 scholarships for first-year students accepted to eligible energy-related trades and technology programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).
Students applying must demonstrate a record of community involvement such as volunteer work, sports and other community based activities. Applicants must be completing grade 12 at a Nova Scotia high school or be a mature student. A mature student indicates someone who has graduated from high school one or more years ago and is beginning their post-secondary education at NSCC.

For further information and applications please visit:
http://novascotia.ca/energy/careers-training/scholarship-program.asp

Deadline: May 6th, 2016


Saint Mary’s University and Techsploration Science Award is available again this year. This renewable scholarship valued at $2000 per year is available to Techsploration alumnae and female graduates of Techsploration schools who are enrolled in a Saint Mary’s University Faculty of Science Degree, Technology Degree or Engineering Degree program this fall. For further information and to apply please visit: http://techsploration.ca/participants/students/about-students/

Deadline: May 6th, 2016


The Acadia University and Techsploration Science Award  ($1,000 scholarship) is available for 2016. This scholarship is open to any Techsplorer Alumnae and female graduates of Techsploration program schools who are graduating this year and are accepted into Acadia University’s Faculty of Pure and Applied Science as a full-time student this fall.  For further information and to apply please click here for a .pdf copy of this application.

Deadline: May 13th, 2016


Construction Association of Nova Scotia Building Futures for Youth Award (NSCC) has been established in support of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s 150th Anniversary Industry Campaign. This campaign was launched in recognition of the value of education and the role of the construction sector in the growth of Nova Scotia’s economy. To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in one of the following programs (NSCC): Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Pipe Trades, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Certificate, CAD Technician – Mechanical, Welding – Certified, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma, Occupational Health & Safety, Cabinetmaking, Drafting – Architectural, Oil Heat Systems Technician, Welding – Diploma, Utility Line Work – Construction & Maintenance, Construction Trades Labour, Metal Fabrication, Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R), Steamfitting/Pipefitting, Bricklaying Masonry, Carpentry – Diploma, Sheet Metal Worker Pre-Apprenticeship, Carpentry – Certificate, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Geothermal, Heritage Carpentry, Plumbing or Welding Inspection To apply for this award, you must also meet the following requirements:
  • Applicants must have completed the Building Futures for Youth Program by the time of application.

    For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.nscc.ca/Admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards

    Deadline: May 13th, 2016

  • Enrolled in one of the following programs: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Pipe Trades, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Certificate, CAD Technician – Mechanical, Welding – Certified, Electrical Construction & Industrial – Diploma, Occupational Health & Safety, Cabinetmaking, Drafting – Architectural, Oil Heat Systems Technician, Welding – Diploma, Utility Line Work – Construction & Maintenance, Construction Trades Labour, Metal Fabrication, Building Systems Technician (HVAC&R), Steamfitting/Pipefitting, Bricklaying Masonry, Carpentry – Diploma, Sheet Metal Worker Pre-Apprenticeship, Carpentry – Certificate, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Geothermal, Heritage Carpentry, Plumbing or Welding Inspection & Quality Control.

    Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • To apply for this award, you must also meet the following requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed the Building Futures for Youth Program by the time of application.

      - See more at: http://www.nscc.ca/Admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/...


      • Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resources Council Scholarships: Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council offers three scholarships for students who are pursuing post secondary education in tourism and hospitality and culinary. Scholarship candidates will be judged on the following:
        · Application—Content and Presentation
        · Academic Standing
        · Extra-curricular Activities
        · References
        · Post-secondary—Field of Study
        In addition to the student’s resume, transcript, letters of reference and essay, applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio. Students should include copies of all achievements and special activities, such as volunteer work.  Incomplete applications will not be considere.
        To download the application forms please click on the Scholarship section of our website – www.tourismhrc.com
        Please note that students can apply for only one scholarship.
         

        Deadline: May 15th, 2016


        River Hill Players Scholarship: One scholarship valued at $500 will be awarded to a student graduating from Grade 12 at an Inverness County School.

        Eligible candidates must be pursuing studies in Theatre Arts which is defined as: the art of acting or producing plays, people who write, produce or act in plays. For a theatre arts program to qualify it must include a program of studies, which deals with the necessary skills required for staging live productions.

        Scholarship monies will be sent to the post-secondary institution or to the individual upon verification of attendance.A student must apply by the application date on the application form to be eligible. Note: This date may change from year to year.

        A student must accompany his/her application with a letter indicating:

        ◦ Why he/she is pursuing a Theatre Arts program; and

        ◦ Why he/she feels they deserve the scholarship.

        In addition to the application, the applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from an adult who has supervised the applicant in the performing arts. This letter should be in a sealed envelope marked confidential and included in the application package

        Please see Guidance for applications.

        Deadline: May 15 , 2016

      • Fr Robert Wicks Memorial Scholarship $500

      • This is for a CBHA grad so APPLY if you are a practicing Catholic.

      • Paper copies are still available in the "Scholarship" wall folder in the Guidance area.

      • Deadline: May 15 , 2016


      • THE 2015-2016 AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications are now available at: www.acs.ednet.ns.ca

        The deadlines for the scholarships applications are below:

        University Entrance Scholarship* – May 27th, 2016

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      • Reverend Melvin Findlay Memorial Award $250

        Scholarship for a grade 12 student on Cape Breton Island pursuing a post secondary education in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Theology. If interested please see Mr. MacKinnon for an application and return the application to Mr. MacKinnon

        Deadline: May 31st, 2016


        Post-Secondary Award, Performing Arts Award and Community College/Trade School AwardJuly 29th, 2016


        *To receive our University Entrance Scholarship the students must have obtained an average of 75% or higher in five Grade 12 academic courses including the compulsory course of English 12 and any four others from the Nova Scotia school system.


        Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarships support community-minded student leaders in achieving their educational goals. Three $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership.To be eligible you must have a minimun average of 80%. Further information and to apply please visit: http://www.nelson.com/scholarship/

        Deadline: June 1st, 2016


        National Union of Public and General Employees Scholarships

        http://nupge.ca/sites/nupge.ca/files/images/2010/scholarships_nupge.jpgEach year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education. Some scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below. 

         

        The Tommy Douglas Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2016 - 2017 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member.

        It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a more just and equitable society.

        Deadline: July 6th, 2016
        The Tommy Douglas Scholarship information and application
         

        The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship for $1,500 is open to all students with disabilities who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2016 — 2017 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a member of NUPGE.

        It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

        Deadline: July 6th, 2016
        The Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship information and application
         

        The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians for $1,500 is open to all Aboriginal Canadian students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education institution full-time in 2016 — 2017 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a NUPGE member.

        It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal Canadians.

        Deadline: July 6th, 2016
        The Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians information and application
         

        The Scholarship for Visible Minorities for $1,500 is open to all visible minority students who plan to enter the first year of a Canadian public post-secondary education full-time in 2016 — 2017 and who are the children, grandchildren or foster children of a National Union of Public and General Employees member.

        It will be awarded for the best 750 — 1,000 word essay on: The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of visible minorities.

         Deadline: July 6th, 2016
        The Scholarship for Visible Minorities inforation and application


         

        GUIDANCE NOTICES

        Career Cruising: www.careercruising.com 

        Forum For Young Canadians- Students interested in participating in this program please see the Guidance Counsellor.

        SHAD-  Students interetsed in the SHAD program please visit http://www.shad.ca/