Thursday, April 30, 2009

Katimavik: "Get a Life"

Students who are looking at taking a gap year and want a competitive edge before starting post secondary education who are not bound by conventions and want to explore their interests, wanting to make a difference in society and who are adventurous and ready to live in different areas of Canada can appply for the Katimavik program.

There is an option to choose between six and nine month programs. Three new program tracks include Cultural Discovery and Civic Engagement, Eco-Citizenship and Active Living and Second Language and Cultural Diversity.

Katimavik is open to all young Canadians ages 17 - 21 and is funded by the Government of Canada.

To learn more, visit where you can browse through videos and pictures

Sask Youth Apprenticeship Scholarship Program

This scholarship will provide students from eligible high schools with one of 40 Youth Apprenticeship Scholarships valued at $1000 to be awarded in June.

To be eligible, the school and the student must participate in the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program. The student must hold a completed youth apprenticeship passpot and within two years of high school completion, be entered into a contract of apprenticeship for one year or have completed one year of post secondary training in a designated skilled trade.

The student's achievement, dedication and need may also be considered by the school.

To learn more contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission at

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Michael C. Sifton Memorial Scholarship

The Michael C. Sifton Memorial Scholarship Fund is presently accepting applications for Educational Scholarships. These scholarships, each worth approximately $1,000, may be awarded to people intending to further their educational development.

The following criteria will be considered in awarding these scholarships:

* residency in Saskatchewan
* acceptance at a recognized university or other post-secondary educational institution
* priority will be given to students planning to study in Saskatchewan and to students residing in central and northern areas of Saskatchewan
* personal need
* interests, awards and achievements
* career intentions
* other financial assistance and awards received
* you do not have to be a former carrier to apply

Deadline date for applications is May 31 of each year. Application forms may be obtained by writing to:

Michael C. Sifton Memorial Scholarship Fund
204 - 5th Avenue North
Saskatoon SK S7K 2P1
Phone: (306) 657-6336

Note: Students living in the southern areas of Saskatchewan should contact the Regina LeaderPost, (306) 781-5344, to obtain an application form for their bursary program.

Tommy Rutherford Bursary

Deadline May 30 - This $500 bursary is open to students at CutKnife, Luseland, Macklin, Unity and McLurg High Schools. It goes to a student whose parents or grandparents are or were affiliated with any masonic lodge.

Candidates must submit:

* a written letter with family connections
* currentmarks
* letter regarding school and community activities and future educational plans

**If no masonic relation is eligible, other students can apply.

Contact your guidance counsellor for application information.

SGI Corporate Scholarships

The SGI Corporate Scholarship is open to Saskatchewan residents attending accredited post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan.

Eight (8) $2,500 scholarships are awarded each year – four (4) to university students and four (4) to students attending a technical institute. Recipients may receive only one SGI scholarship during their studies.

Two (2) scholarships will be awarded exclusively to diversity candidates. The other six (6) scholarships are open to non-diversity and diversity candidates.


To be eligible, a student must:

* be a Saskatchewan resident
* be enrolled full-time in a certificate, diploma, or degree program related to the business needs of SGI at an accredited post-secondary campus in Saskatchewan. Business needs of SGI are defined broadly to include all aspects and departments in the corporation
* submit proof of enrolment in the fall semester of the current academic year
* submit a transcript demonstrating a minimum average of 70% in the last academic year of study
* demonstrate contribution to community, extracurricular activities or commitments made in balancing work, education and home responsibilities

Note: Children and dependents of SGI employees are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. They are invited to apply for the SGI Anniversary Scholarship which is exclusively for the children and dependents of SGI employees.


Eight (8) scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded annually.

Application process and deadline

Forward a completed SGI Corporate Scholarship application form directly to SGI at:

Casino Sponsored Scholarships - 2

Deadline May 31 - The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation offers scholarships to encourage Saskatchewan residents to pursue full-time post-secondary education in the fields of business administration, hospitality management, electronics or computer technologies, and communications.

Fourteen scholarships are available. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in university degree programs, and eight $500 scholarships will be awarded in certificate or diploma programs at regional colleges and technical institutes.

The SGC Scholarship program provides opportunities for all residents of Saskatchewan to be eligible for educational assistance. Our program is also designed to reflect our commitment to equity and cultural diversity and, in accordance with our commitment, preference will be given to awarding at least three of the university scholarships and four of the college or institute scholarships to qualified students of Aboriginal ancestry. Candidates must self-identify to be eligible for these designated scholarships.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must:

* Be a Saskatchewan resident
* Be enrolled or about to enroll in full-time studies (for a minimum of eight months) at a recognized post-secondary institute in Saskatchewan. (Full-time is defined by the educational facility the student is planning on attending)
* Preference may be given to those students enrolled in degree, diploma or certificate programs related to business administration, hospitality management, electronics or computer technologies, and communications.

A PDF file of the scholarship application form is available for download HERE.

SGC has also introduced a new Community Leadership Award, which recognizes student leaders, undergraduate or graduate students. One award of $2,500 will be presented to a Saskatchewan student who has meet the qualifications and application requirements. For more information on the requirements and how to apply, click HERE.

SAASE/Clark and Anne Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Deadline - May 30, 2009
Application Process - forms are provided to each Agricultural Society in Saskatchewan. It is up to individual Agricultural Societies to nominate a student whom they feel is deserving of the scholarship.

Applicants must be residents of Saskatchewan, be planning to attend either the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina or SIAST; and be going into their first year of post-secondary education. Selection is based on the completion of the application form, future plans of the applicant, extra-curricular involvement, community involvement and letters of endorsement and recommendation.

Contact your guidance counsellor or local Agricultural Society for further details.

French for the Future

This program, offered by Canadian Heritage, provides secondary school students opportunities to discover the benefits of bilingualism. See

Interested in Engineering?

Check out this online resource:

Encounters with Canada

This citizen and leadership program in Ottawa is open to youth from ages 14 to 17. For further information, visit

Youth@Youth - Learning Disabilities

Youth2Youth has been described as "the ultimate web portal for youth with Learning Disabilities at postsecondary and beyond."

The website helps students to prepare for post-secondary education, successfully complete their education and then make a smooth transition into the workplace.

Check out

U-Start - U of S Entrance Seminars

U-Start sessions, held in May and June throughout the province, help new students and their parents or guardians transition to university by providing information about:

-course selection
-class schedules
-registration procedures
-first-year transition programs
-housing options
-PAWS computer system

U-Start registration is available at

Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Deadline - September 17, 2009
For: Grade 12's, College/University Students
Cash prizes of up to $10 000

Essay must be no fewer than 300 or no more than 1600 words in length and must be written on a choice of three topics related to Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.

For details, see

Aviation Programs - Red Deer

Sky Wings Aviation Academy, in partnership with Red Deer College, offers the following programs:

a) Aviation Diploma Program - a two-year program which gives students a certificate in Business Management as well as all necessary licenses and ratings to become a career pilot.

b) Aviation Tech Program - a two year program that runs concurrent with the Aviation Diploma Program but without the Business Management requirements. There is the possibility of completing this program in 1.5 years.

For further information, see or

Monday, April 27, 2009

Canada Student Loans and Grants

To find out about Canada Student Loans and Grants, and to use the Student Loan Estimator to get an idea of how much money you may qualify for, visit

Scholarships and Business Captial - MyFiH

This year, My Future is Here (Rotary Club of Saskatchewan) is offering a total of 15 awards for a total of $37 500 in scholarships, trade allowances and business capital funds. Visit for eligibility and application details.

My Future is Here - Opportunities

This year, the Saskatchewan Rotary Foundation is highlighting Entrepreneurship on its site for youth. They have created a section of their website, within the Career and Business Centre, called Entrepreneurship Central. It connects visitors with organizations all over the province that are ready to help with imagining, building or growing businesses. Also included in this section are business plan competitions for cash and mentoring prizes, documents and templates, an entrepreneurship blog by provincial experts and a forum for conversations and questions that the experts from MyFiH's partner network will answer.

Visit to view this new tool.

Assignment Saving Lives

Students in Grade 12 and University/College can participate in this challenge. By becoming a blood donor and recruiting 25 more donors, between Monday June 29 and Saturday, September 5, 2009, they can become eligible to receive a bursary of $500 or $1000.

To apply, contact Jennifer Wasyliw at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Petroleum Society High School Scholarships

Petroleum Society High School Scholarships

The Lloydminster Heavy Oil Section of the Petroleum Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining,
Metallurgy and Petroleum is donating this scholarship to worthy candidates to recognize:
♦ Personal development
♦ Academic achievement
♦ Contribution to school and community of graduating high school students

The CIM scholarship is also intended to financially assist a student who will be continuing their education
in a post secondary institute majoring in Science or Engineering with relationship to the petroleum
industry. Two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded to a student from a high school from Lloydminster
or surrounding areas. The applicant must be in full time attendance and a member of the current year’s
graduating class. At the time of awarding the scholarship the applicant must be enrolled full time in a post
secondary program of studies at a university, college or technical school.
On or before August 31, 2007, the applicant shall provide the following documentation to the selection
committee for consideration:
♦ Completed application form
♦ Personal resume
♦ Transcript of high school marks

For more information and an application log on to

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Royal Bank Financial Lifeskills Scholarship

Deadline: May 8


RBC Royal Bank Financial Lifeskills Scholarships honour the achievements of senior students across Canada, and
help pay for post-secondary and/or post-CEGEP education. This year, ten scholarships will be presented to
students entering their first year of full-time study in college or university (and/or CEGEP in Quebec). Each
scholarship has a value of $2,009. The awards will be distributed with appropriate regard to region, population,
gender, and language.
The $2,009 will be allocated in Year One of the student's program.
Applicants must be graduating from the final year of high school (and/or CEGEP in Quebec), and have a minimum
grade average of 65 per cent. Students must also be registered/accepted at a college or university in Canada for the
2009 Fall/Winter session.
In order to qualify for the scholarship students must send in a completed application form with supporting
documentation. Original materials will not be returned. The application deadline is May 8, 2009.
Once students are accepted at the institution of their choice, they must supply us with a copy of their letter of
acceptance. Applications will not be processed without this document.
The selection of the winners is determined by a committee of High school, university and college representatives
with expertise in admissions and evaluations. Selection is based on the points outlined under ELIGIBILITY.
All applicants must authorize the release of any information relating to their application to the RBC Royal Bank
Financial Lifeskills Scholarship Program. Information may be requested from high school, college, university,
government, or community sources, and may include personal evaluations and transcripts. The information
resulting from such a request may be used for the scholarship program publicity or promotion purposes.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Monsanto Canada Scholarship

Deadline May 15 - This year, Monsanto Canada estimates that it will provide approximately 70 scholarships, valued at $1500 each to students across the country entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture or forestry.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

-be from an agricultural or forestry family farming operation
-have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership capabilities, and active involvement in their local community.

Contact your guidance counsellor for application forms or visit

Legion Scholarships and Bursaries

Deadline August 28 - Saskatchewan Command, in cooperation with the Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion are offering 10 scholarships of $300 each. In addition, Saskatchewan Command is offering 10 bursaries of $300 each.

These are offered to students who have completed grade 12 and are continuing their education in their first year at university, technical school (2 year course) or Business College (complete business course).

These scholarships are available to the sons/daughters, grandsons/grandaughters and great grandsons/daughters of Veterans, Ex-Service or still serving Military or R.C.M.P. personnel.

Ask your guidance counsellor for applications forms.

2009 Education Scholarship Application Form

Deadline August 31 - Each year the Saskatchewan School Boards Association awards two $1000 scholarships to graduating high school students who remain in Saskatchewan in post-secondary study.

These include a University Scholarship and an Applied Science and Technology Scholarship. Recipients are selected on the basis of having demonstrated good character, community leadership, financial need and on the basis of a 500 word essay submitted with the application.

Further details can be found at

Ten Days that could change Your Life

Lieutenant Governor's Leadership Forum - Deadline May 1, 2009.

This forum brings together 18 Saskatchewan youth in grades 11 and 12 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in their schools and communities. From October 12-23, 2009, these students will travel the province, meet successful people from various sectors and take part in a variety of experiences designed to strengthen the mind, body and their leadership potential.

Upon completing the program, they will receive a 30 level Special Project Credit toward their high school graduation requirements and a certificate of participation in the physical activity/fitness component.

Selection criteria will include: leadership in school activities, leadership in the community, academic achievement, an essay outlining leadership experiences, as well as prior accomplishments, recognition, awards, honours and scholarships.

Ask your guidance counsellor for application details or visit

Les Donnelly Scholarship

May 31 Deadline - The Les Donnelly Occupational Safety Scholarhsip is an annual scholarship up to a maximum of $2000. The recipient of the scholarship must be a Saskatchewan resident who is taking a college or university level safety program. Applicants must submit responses to selected questions along with their application.

For further information, talk to your guidance counsellor or contact the Saskatchewan Safety Council.

Campus Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan public post-secondary institutions have partnered together. This partnership provides flexible learning opportunities for learners who wish to take courses from one or many of the partner institutions. Courses are delivered using the latest communication technologies: web-based learning, internet, CD-ROM, traditional textbooks, videos and more.

For more information, visit

U of R - Luther College Residence

Luther College Residence, University of Regina is accepting applications for fall and winter of 2009/2010. Call 1.800.LUTHERU for further information.

Luther College Scholarship Information

Deadline May 15 - Luther College, University of Regina, offers several scholarships and bursaries. To be eligible for these awards, a student must be registered in Luther Arts, Fine Arts or Science; remain registered in 12 credit hours for the Fall semester; and must apply for these awards.

To obtain an application form, visit

Friday, April 03, 2009

New: T.D. Brown Award (U of R)

Application Deadline July 30, 2009 - Does your student loan cover your financial needs? If not , you could be eligible for a new award at the University of Regina. Apply to the T.D. Brown Award by filling in an application at or by calling 1.800.644.4756.

UR X-Celerating! Summer Experience 2009

April 15 - Early-bird deadline
May 1 - final deadline

Students can earn university course credits while still in high school by attending this summer program. Selected students will take Geography 100 at the University of Regina; live in university residence; explore program options and activities; get help with career planning; go on field trips and attend social events; meet other students from around the province and help to ease their transition to first year university.

Students entering Grade 12 in the Fall of 2009 who are 16 years or older and have a 755 average are eligible to apply. Home based learners, of age 16 or older are also eligible. For selection process visit

Tuition and fees, books for Geography 100 plus room and board will be approximatley 1800 per student.