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Mark R. Isfeld Secondary
Bursaries & Scholarships

​​​ISFELD FINANCIAL AID & LCOAL AWARDS BOOKLET
Awards Booklet 2017.pdf

Application Form Group 1.pdf
Bursary 1 Checklist.pdf
Application Form Group 2.pdf


COAST CAPITAL SAVINGS
​Coast Capital Savings is an award of $2,500 for students who are standing tall in the face of adversity (poverty, health, family issues, personal loss, youth in government care, etc).  You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is graduating in June 2017 and attending an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.  Application details can be found at:  coastcapitalsavings.com/awards​


BCIT ENTRANCE AWARDS
​Are you thinking about attending BCIT next year?  If so, the BCIT Entrance Awards are now open.  For more information and application, go to bcit.ca/finaid/awards/entranceawards.shtml​


BCGEU SCHOLARSHIP
The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to once again offer scholarships for post-secondary studies undertaken by BCGEU members, staff and their families.  

We are proud that our scholarship programme, funded by our 72, 000 members' dues, will offer $45,000 in 2017 to full and part-time students.  Successful students are eligible for scholarships of $3,000 for full-time and $2,000 for part-time studies.

We recognize ​​students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may find the traditional essay question challenging.  Accordingly, these applicants may submit their answer to the essay question in audio or video format.

Details of our scholarship programme, inclduing eligibility requirements, a FAQ and link to the online application may be found online at www.bcgeu.ca/union_education​ ​ Applications must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday, March 12, 2017.​​


B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

​For more information on this scholarship go to:  http://www.studentawardsearch.com​​


PENINSULA CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
Peninsula Co-op will be awarding $15,000 in scholarships to graduating high school students.  Students are encouraged to apply directly to the University of Victoria or Camosun College for award opportunities.  There are also two Peninsula Co-op Educational Scholarships available for students wishing to attend a post-secondary institution off of Vancouver Island.

Application information and award requirements can be found by visiting our website http://www.peninsulaco-op.com​ and clicking on the Co-op Student Awards Program page which is located under the Community tab.  Here you will find further information on our awards, as well as links to the University of Victoria and Camosun College pages.


UFCW & OFG JOINT DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
​Save On-Foods has partnered with UFCW Local 1518 to offer up to ten scholarships valued at $1,000 each to individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives in their school and/or community​​​​.

The online application for this scholarship is available on our Diversity Scholarship page at www.owfg.com/diversity.

Applications must be received by May 1, 2017.


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