Programs and Opportunities for High School Students

Girls Get WISE Retreat 2019 on Friday, May 3

Girls Get WISE Retreat is taking place this year, on Friday, May 3, at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island. See attached poster for more information. Registration is $10 and open until April 26:

Interested in going to vet school? 2019

The Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, is offering an exciting,academically based program to help you understand what is involved in veterinary medicine education.

The AVC Summer Academy provides participants with a “big picture” of veterinary school through classroom lectures, field trips, and hands-on sessions.

Participants explore the curriculum covered in each year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Eligibility is based on those who are currently enrolled in, bee accepted into, or graduated university. Participants must have a minimum B+ (77%) average, or GPA 3.3. For more information, please visit

Interested in Becoming a Vet?

Come to the Atlantic Veterinary College this summer for an interactive, fun, and engaging venture into the world of veterinary medicine! At the College’s annual Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp, you will learn about animals, meet others who share your love of animals, and participate in fun, educational activities. You’ll get a taste of what being a veterinarian is really like!

Junior camps (grades 7–9) are scheduled for July 9–13 and July 16–20; senior camps (grades 10–12) take place from July 23–27 and July 30–August 3.For more information and to apply, visit, or call 902-566-0589. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 9, 2018.Community Service Bursary Hours – Get paid for volunteering!

Grade 12 students must submit volunteer hours by June 30th in order for $ to be applied to their post secondary program.  

Students entering grade 11 in the fall may begin collecting community service bursary hours this summer. Student are credited for up to 100 hours of volunteer work. This program then provides your post secondary institution with $500 toward your tuition costs; less if you collect fewer than 100 hours.

1. Please ensure that you complete the registration form and fax it off BEFORE beginning your hours.
2. Once that is faxed you may begin collecting.
3. When you have completed your hours, fill out the hours form and fax that in too.
4. You may also want to see which organizations are registered.

Please see school counsellors in the fall if you have any other questions.

The following opportunities are available to junior and high school students.

Note: Dates are based on last year’s deadlines and change from year to year.

 The award-winning AVC Vet Camp is one of only a few in North America.

Located in beautiful Prince Edward Island, the Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp (a.k.a. AVC Vet Camp) offers a behind-the-scenes experience of the world of veterinary medicine. From exotics to surgeries, be prepared to be amazed. It’s so much fun you may not even realize you’re learning! AVC Vet Camp features one-week camps for students entering grades 7,8, and 9 in the fall of 2016 and for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 in the fall of 2016. The Junior Camps run from July 4-8 and July 11-15, 2016. Senior Camps are scheduled for July 18-22 and July 25-July 29. Visit the website (  for details and an application.  Deadline to apply is March 11, 2016.


Colville Manor and Souris Hospital are now accepting applications for students seeking volunteer hours.  This is a great way to gain some experience in the medical field and obtain community services bursary hours.  Students can pick these applications up in Student Services.Provincial Page Program

It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the PEI Legislative Assembly and make some extra cash! The following is a list of the criteria for the program.
• Must be a Grade 11 or 12 honour roll student (can afford to miss some school)
• Must have an interest in the legislative assembly and public affairs
• Must be able to meet the demands of a weekly shift when the house is in session (preferably someone that is not too heavily involved in other activities)
• Student must attend at least one shift per week when the house is in session, therefore; needs access to transportation to and from town
• Students are paid $55 for a day shift and $40 for an evening shift + mileage
Students can come to Student Services for more information and/or an application form.
Deadline: September 25, 2015

Space Camp Canada
Educational adventure
This Space Camp experience is a great way to develop a passion for space science. It is for children aged 9 to 15 years old. Space Camp is unique in Canada. Campers, instructed by a dedicated team of counselors, go through an authentic and unique “hands-on” astronaut training program. There is a 3-day and a 6-day camp. http://www. .org/en/home/#/space-camp/
Colonel Chris Hadfield Essay Contest
Two Island students have an awesome opportunity to win a “6-Day Space Camp” at Canada’s Cosmodome in Quebec. This is marking the upcoming Col Chris Hadfield lecture event at Confederation Centre of the Arts on October 30, 2014, This prize is an all-expense paid trip. An essay/video contest is offering two prizes to attend the Camp. Open to Island students only.
Number: 2 (1for 9-12 yrs and 1for 13-15 yrs)
Deadline: October 20, 2015

ScotiaBank Bright Future Young Leaders Award
Applicants need to be between 16-24 years of age when the program starts on April 5, 2013. You need to volunteer 100 hours over the year – November 1, 2013-October 31, 2013, across the 6 Pillars with a minimum of 15 hour in at least 3 of the Pillars:
• Health
• Education
• Social/Community services
• Arts
• Environment
• Sports
Apply at:
Deadline: Hours logged between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014
Number: 12
Value: $2,500 CDN donation to the chosen charities of the 12 winners
A personal computing device for you

Vimy Pilgrimage Award
This award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership. The award consists of a fully funded, educational week in Vimy, France, to study Canada’s First World War effort. This week is scheduled for April 5 – 13, 2015 and includes classroom education and daily field trips to important First World War sites. Awards are based on an essay and must be accompanied by letters of recommendation.
Deadline: November 11, 2015
Number: 20

House of Commons Page Program
To be considered, the online application must be duly completed and accompanied by the following supporting documents:
• a transcript of your final marks from last year (Grade 11 ), as well as your current year’s marks as they become available;
• an essay (500 words maximum, double-spaced);
• a one-page curriculum vitae outlining your activities and interests;
• The names and contact information for two references. (The references may be any teacher, school principal, guidance counsellor, administrator of an academic institution or non-family member who has supervised you in a paid or voluntary activity.
Deadline: December 8, 2015
Number: 1 per region
Value: Salary of $13,633

Canada’s Luckiest Student 2
Student Life Network – Contest

Canada’s Luckiest Student 2 is the greatest student prize in Canadian history, and it just keeps getting better! It starts with a $20,000 GIC to help with school, a Dell gadget bundle for you and a friend, and a Breakaway Tours trip to a destination of your choice. Keep an eye out as new prizes get added on, and opt in as they’re revealed. Winner takes all.

Deadline: August 1 – December 31, 2015
Number: 1
Value: $20,000 – $52,700

2015 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Scholarship
This program offers 15-17 year old students the opportunity to study the interwoven history of Canada, France and Great Britain during the Great Wars.
Throughout the 2 week long scholarship program, prize winners will tour key historical sites in Britain, Belgium and France.
Deadline : November 11, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Number: not specified
Value: Winners take part in an intensive scholarship program in Europe, participating in educational seminars and museum events, including visits to the iconic Vimy War Memorial and other historic battlefields and gravesites, in England, Belgium and France.

Digital Bootcamp (Center for the Arts and Technology)
Centre for Arts and Technology’s Digital Bootcamp is your chance to explore a career in digital art or design. This three day, jam-packed event is a combination of hands-on experience, and education about future career paths. Studio spaces and guidance from our industry professional instructors will help you determine your skill set for a future career. Get in the classroom, get hands on and get creative to build a project.
This event is open to students in grade 10, 11, 12, and high school graduates with an interest in digital arts. Seats are reserved on a first come, first serve basis with first priority given to Grade 12 applicants.
Registration fee of $150.00 which includes lunch for 3 days, mission supplies and a Bootcamp Survival Kit.
Register by January 31, 2014 and pay only $100.00 registration fee.
Deadline: February 27, 2015
Number: ?
Value: ?

Forum For Young Canadians
• Open to Canadian students who are 15 to 19 year-old and are interested in politics and are leaders in their communities.
• This week-long program includes a maximum of 120 students per session. You get to spend one week on Parliament Hill. There are three sessions in 2015. February 22 to 27, 2015; March 8 to 13, 2015; and March 22 to 27, 2015.
Deadline: Not specified
Number: 120 per session
Cost to student: $895.

Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore!
Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion course. You can take the course in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer.
Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the courses, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities.
Deadline: February 28 (of each year)
Number: ?
Value: $2000

Encounters with Canada
Canada’s largest youth forum! Spend a week with 120 to148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) in Ottawa, where they:
• discover their country through each other,
• learn about Canadian institutions,
• meet famous and accomplished Canadians,
• explore exciting career options,
• develop their civic leadership skills,
• live an extraordinary bilingual experience
• different themes each week such as Journalism and Communication, Arts and Culture, Sports and Fitness, Science and Technology, Medicine and Health
Check out the theme calendar for 2014-2015:
Register at: See your school counsellor – there are 3 spots left for the 2015-2016 year
Deadline: On-going

It’s Your Job …
Workplace Rights, Camera, Action!
Young Worker Video Contest
Applicants submit a two-minute video about the importance of workplace health and safety!
Deadline: March 27, 2015
Number: 1
Value: $1000. (for student) and $1000. (for their school)

Aboriginal Arts & Stories
• This competition is open youth of aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-status, Inuit or metis) between the ages of 11-29.
• Create a writing or art piece that explores a moment or theme in Aboriginal history or culture.
• A 200-400 word statement that explains how your piece reflects or interprets the moment or theme you selected must accompany your entry.
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Number: numerous in each age category
Value: $100. To $2000.

2014 Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom – Scholarship Contest
Each Eligible Participant must attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom held in 2014, wearing complete prom attire and/or accessories made using Duck® Brand Duct Tape (“Duct Tape Prom Attire”). Other materials, in addition to Duck® Brand Duct Tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. You can enter as a single or as a couple.
Deadline: March 16 – July 15, 2015
Value: Single: $500 and $500 to school
Couple: 1st:$10,000 to each individual and $5000 to school
2st:$5,000 to each individual and $3000 to school
3rd:$3,000 to each individual and $2000 to school
7 runner-up prizes of $500 and $500 to school

French Immersion Summer Program
L’Universite De Moncton
June 29-August 1, 2014
Two programs available:
2 1/2 weeks (June 29-July 16, 2014)
5 weeks (June 29-August 1, 2015

Summer Writing Workshop –Saint Mary’s University
August 14-15
This workshop focuses on different aspects of university-level writing. The session includes:
• two days of classroom instruction
• Extensive writing resource materials
• Personalized itinerary of writing workshops
• Panel discussion with professors
• Individualized feedback
Residence packages are available and library and campus tours are provided.
Cost: $200. workshop only
$235. Single, one night accommodation
$35. extra night accommodation
Double occupancy available.
All meals, materials and taxes included.
Deadline to register: August 7, 2015


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