Grad Calendar - May 2022
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Students at DTSS are fortunate to have a very supportive community that offers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for our graduates. Scholarships are based on specific criteria such as academic achievement or specific skills and interests. Bursaries are based more on financial need in addition to specific criteria.
Local scholarships will be available after grad retreat in April. For all other scholarships, see Student Services.
Post Secondary Tips
Applying to Post Secondary School
Now is the time for Grade 12 students to be applying to post secondary schools of their choice. The early application process provides students the opportunity to receive conditional acceptance in the spring, based on their final marks from semester one and interim marks from semester two. Most schools continue to accept applications following the early deadline date; however, as programs fill, students are placed on a wait list.
Applying to BC public universities and colleges also just got easier! Students can do it all: search, plan and apply on EducationPlannerBC.ca.
StudentTranscripts Service (STS) is an online application for students to view their school marks, scholarships and transcript, and send transcripts electronically.
To register for STS students will need:
- Personal Education Number (PEN)
- Full legal name
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Go to the Ministry of Education’s Transcripts and Certificate website at http://www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.ca.
- Students must register for a BC Government account, a BCeID. Follow the system prompts and register for STS. Finally log-in to StudentTranscripts Service using the BCeID.
- From a student’s STS Dashboard make post-secondary institution selections, view transcript, view assessment results, and send transcripts immediately.
Fore more information on ordering your transcript, CLICK HERE.
Local Scholarships and Bursaries
Many scholarships available for DTSS Students with an approximate total of $63,000. Use this one form to apply for all local scholarships. Due April 29, 2022.
District/ Authority Scholarship
The District/ Authority Scholarship Awards program rewards students for excellence in their choice of interest or strength. These scholarships are intended to assist students in furthering their post-secondary education. DTSS has 9 scholarships of $1250 voucher that can be used toward post-secondary education tuition.
The application package must be completed in full and submitted to Student Services by April 29, 2022.
Regional and National Scholarships and Bursaries
BC Excellence Scholarships (closed on February 15, 2021)
Pathway to Teacher Education (closed on February 15, 2021)
RBC Scholarships for Aboriginal Students (closes on February 28, 2021)
Occupational Health and Safety Scholarships (closes on March 15, 2021)
Scholarship Referral Letter Form
If you are applying for a scholarship and require a referral letter from a staff member, please fill out the form to assist them in writing the best letter possible.
At the bottom of https://scholartree.ca/educators, there is a downloadable budget planner that students can use to prepare for next year.
At the bottom of https://scholartree.ca/educators, there is an email template that you can use to let students know about ScholarTree.
Here is a blog outlining the most common mistakes we see on scholarship applications - https://scholartree.ca/blog/the-6-most-common-mistakes-when-applying-to-scholarships
Columbia Valley Community Foundation Awards
Deadline: The deadline is 12 noon on May 15.
Value and Number of Awards: The value of each award is dependent upon financial market performance of the Foundation investments. In 2019, over $70,000 was awarded to 51 local students.
The successful recipient of the Alan J. Witherspoon Memorial Fine Arts Award receives up to $3,500.
The successful recipient of the Bidder Bursary Award receives an additional $400.
The successful recipient of the Erwin Kloos Memorial Award receives an additional $400.
For More information and to apply visit https://valleyfoundation.ca/student-awards/apply/