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Mark R. Isfeld Secondary
Bursary & Scholarship Information

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Mark R. Isfeld Bursarys & Scholarships 2018-2019 will be posted February 2019

Information for Grade 12s: ScholarTree.ca is a recently launched website that helps students find and apply for scholarships. It streamlines the scholarship process. All you have to do is create a profile and ScholarTree will match you with the scholarships you qualify for. This service is 100% free for students.

Schulich Leader Scholarship now open! The Schulich Leader Scholarship is the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship in Canada. If you are interested in applying for the Schulich leader Scholarship, please submit your name along with a description of who you are, achievements, leadership experience, any volunteer work and your post secondary plans to Ms. Long or Ms. Morris in Student Services by Monday, November 5, 2018. There will be a nomination process and one (1) student will be selected to submit their application.​

Loran Scholars Foundation: The Loran Scholars Foundation was founded in 1988 to fund outstanding students to study on Canadian university campuses.  The foundation seeks well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service the community. Students can apply for this scholarship in two ways.  1) apply to be sponsored by the school.  The school can sponsor three nominations or 2) if not selected to be sponsored by the school, students can enter the direct pool by applying online.  If you are interested in applying for a sponsored Loran scholarship, please submit your name along with a description of who you are, achievements, leadership experience, any volunteer work and your post secondary plans to Ms. Long or Ms. Morris in Student Services by Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  More information can be found at www.loranscholar.ca 

 The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) offers a one-time $2,500.00 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.  If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship, please submit your name along with a description of who you are, achievements, extra-curricular involvement, community service, and your post secondary plans to Ms. Long or Ms. Morris in Student Services by October 15, 2018.​

The Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program was founded to provide financial assistance to students in Canada who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Submit your application online at www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships students may apply until October 25, 2018.


POST SECONDARY FINANCIAL AID

Grants, bursaries and scholarships are wonderful resources to help you finance your post-secondary education because they provide money that does not need to be paid back.

Scholarships are usually awarded based on merit rather than financial need.

Grants and bursaries are usually awarded based on:

  • financial need
  • academic achievement
  • athletic skill
  • special abilities that may also be considered

Every post-secondary institution has a financial aid office providing access to their bursary and scholarship programs as well as government and private organization programs.

LOANS

Loans are given to students proving financial need with repayment beginning after leaving post-secondary education.  The criteria vary from year to year so it is important to revisit the website each year.
Website for full information regarding loans www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc

 

FINANCIAL AND WEBSITES

Some helpful websites are:

GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S BRONZE ACADEMIC METAL

Commencing in 1984, a Bronze Academic Medal, authorized by the Governor-General, will be awarded to the student with the highest academic standing from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School’s graduating class.

DISTRICT AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

District Scholarships are awarded to graduating students who have excelled in fields other than academics.  students must fill out an application form available in Student Services which is due by June 1st.  Students who are awarded a district scholarship receive a $500 cheque and a $500 voucher that can be redeemed upon registration at a post-secondary institution.

​SECONDARY SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP SCHOLARSHIPS    MAXIMUM $1,000

Students registered for the secondary school apprenticeship program may submit an application for this scholarship within one year of graduation.  For complete eligibility requirement see www.bced.gov.bc.ca/careers/ssa/application