News from Community Services Bursaries!

The Community Service Bursary will be expanded in 2017-18. Recently, the Province’s Youth Future Council recommended changes to the program which have been adopted by the Province. Specifically, the following changes will be made:

· Grade ten students will now be able to accumulate hours (including hours volunteered in the summer before they begin grade 10)

· The maximum amount a student can get the bursary for will be increased to 150 hours (for a total of $750)

The Student Financial Services office will still require each student to fill out a Community Service Bursary Student/Organization Service Agreement but will no longer require this form to be submitted prior to the student accumulating hours.

Live on dorm this summer!

From July 22nd to July 23rd Saint Mary’s University will be hosting an annual Out-of-Province Grade 11 Event. This event is designed as an opportunity for grade 11 students who are heading into their grade 12 year to fully experience a university environment and what Saint Mary’s has to offer. Students and their parents stay on campus, attend sessions highlighting the student services at Saint Mary’s, have a guided campus tour, and a tour of Halifax. All accommodations and food are provided. This event is open to all grade 11 students living more 2 hours drive outside of Halifax. Students can register for the event by emailing me at emma.wicks@smu.ca or at recruitment@smu.ca.

SDU Bursary

These bursaries are valued at $600 and available to PEI students attending a post secondary institution on or off PEI.  Bursaries are renewable for a maximum for 3 additional years.  Application deadline is August 31st, HOWEVER; students are encouraged to apply before the end of June as they will need access to transcripts and counsellors will be available to answer any questions pertaining to the bursaries!  Click on the following link to appy!  St Dunstan’s Bursary

The Clifford Ford Memorial Award – 2017

The recipient must entering first year UPEI, Bachelor of Arts program, preference will be given to a student majoring in English or Sociology.  The student must NOT be receiving a scholarship or entrance award valued at more than $1000.  The deserving student must also demonstrate leadership through volunteerism and involvement in school and/or community activities. The award is valued at $500, application deadline is May 31st. Please see Student Services for more information.

What’s up this month?

Scholarships/Bursaries and Money!

  • Grads are reminded to check out scholarships available for May and June on this website.  Simply click on the month and find up-to-date information and application forms.
  • If a scholarship asked for a reference, students should give teachers and community members at least 2 weeks notice to get these letters completed.  They should also provide additional information like resumes, marks, scholarship details – to help with supporting detail.
  • Community Services bursary sheets will be accepted up until June 30th.  Please visit Student Services for a registration and/or hours sheet. These bursaries are valued up to $500 and are included on student post secondary accounts sometime in November of their first year.
  • UPEI will be here Tuesday, May 2nd to help students pick out courses.  Holland College was here today to help with scholarships, due May 15th!
  • There will be a Student Loan presentation on May 23rd, parents are encouraged to sit in on the presentation if they wish (this is generally presented during school hours).
  • Grade 12 students should expect to start hearing about scholarship offers in the next month.  Please provide Student Services with a copy of the scholarship letter!
  • Grad Prize Sheet will be distributed to grade 12 students on Monday, May 1st, completed sheets are due Thursday, May 4th.
  • Please remember to speak to Student Services regarding where the FINAL TRANSCRIPT needs to be sent.