Counsellor Information

New Scholarship for Education students!

Delta Kappa Gamma Education Grant - Delta Kappa Gamma is a society of educators who promote professional and personal growth and excellence in education. The local chapter, Eta, offers a grant of $500 for graduating students from EIPS or EICS who are planning to enter the field of teacher education. One grant will be awarded for applicants attending post-secondary in September 2020. For more information, check the Delta Kappa Gamma Grant. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2020. 

University of Alberta Update for Fall 2020

The University of Alberta has been hard at work to make things as easy as possible for future students, please take a look at the changes and contact me if you have any firther questions.

Application deadlines have been extended for several programs to June 1, 2020

The deadline for accepting your offer of admission and payment of tuition deposit has been extended to June 1 or the date listed on your Launchpad.

Document deadline is August 1, 2020

New student orientation - August 31, 2020

*****Students taking a Gap year or Grade 11 students taking a diploma course will NOT be required to take the diploma exams once they become available.

The majority of ALL U of A courses will be offered remotely for the fall term.

The University recognizes that students have worked hard to gain their offers of admission and they are prepared to fully support students and provide a strong educational experience. They have many measures in place for the fall, but understand some students may be apprehensive about a fall start. Students are encouraged to "go for it."

Students who are not comfortable with this are advised to contact the University as most programs WILL allow a deferral to the Winter 2021 term. 

Residences WILL be open and will follow all safety guidelines as set out by AHS. Residence will be single occupancy ONLY. No increase in cost at this time due to single occupancy.

Students who feel unprepared for university after the disrupted term can access a Math preparedness program at the university (UAlberta Math primer 2 week course $250.00) or are encouraged to take practice diploma exams available on the Alberta Education website.

Social distancing requirements WILL be in place.

Students can sign up for Campus Tour Webinars at uab.ca/tours

Currently no increase to tuition costs, but there is an anticipated cost increase in other student fees.

If you have been significantly impacted by Covid-19 either financially or health wise and you feel this will affect your ability to attend the University, please contact me at nicolel@eics.ab.ca 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS!

Alberta Scholarships and Awards

The 2019-20 applications are now available. 

For more on eligibility, how to apply and award deadlines, visit: 

Apprenticeship Awards and Scholarships

Alberta Apprentice & Trainee Awards and Scholarships
The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry (AIT) Training Board provides various scholarships to apprentices and occupational trainees every year.

To learn more, browse the AIT scholarships and awards listings at:

Rotary Club 2020 Scholarship Program

The Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Club will once again award two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. One scholarship will be available for a student attending an accredited college or university, and one scholarship will be available for a student attending an accredited technical institute or trade school.

 

This annual scholarship is open to all graduating students from any Fort Saskatchewan high school. Students may apply in their graduating year or within one year of their graduation if they have chosen to upgrade and/or take a “gap year” prior to attending a post-secondary program. The application documents must be postmarked no later than July 30. Last year we had 2 winners from St Andre Bessette receive this prestigious scholarship!

 

“Over the years we have awarded many scholarships, and are pleased to assist students fund their post-secondary education,” states Ted Griffiths, Rotary Club President.

 

APPLICATION FORM

Andy Polanski Leader of Tomorrow Memorial Scholarship

The Andy Polanski Charitable Foundation (APCF) is a non-profit society that was established in 2014 following the tragic passing of an exceptional young man, Andy Polanski. Comprised exclusively of volunteers, APCF remains committed to fulfilling the foundation’s vision ‘To make things better, not for ourselves but for everyone around us’This vision is solely inspired by the sincere and generous personality of Andy, encompassing his many wonderful attributes and traits that left a mark on those who knew him and continues to inspire many. Andy was a young man with strong family roots, always ready to share in some fun and laughter, and a willingness to lend a helping hand. This resulted in Andy volunteering for many positions within his school and community while he completed his high school and post-secondary education goals.

The Andy Polanski Charitable Foundation (APCF) is very proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a Fort Saskatchewan high school student pursuing a post-secondary education who, in addition to completing their high school requirements, has been able to demonstrate the importance of giving back, therefore impacting others.

 

APPLICATION FORM

Rutherford Annual Shutdown

Reminder - Removal of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

In order to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, the 2019-20 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship application will be closed on the Alberta Student Aid System on Thursday, April 30, 2020.Here are some key points you can provide to students:

  1. Students will be able to login to their Alberta Student Aid accounts in early August to apply online for the new 2020-21 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship.

  2. Any “work in progress” applications students have not submitted to Alberta Student Aid will be closed on the system on April 30, 2020. These students will need to reapply when the new online application is available in early August.

For more information on the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, including eligibilty and how to apply for this award, visit:

Concordia Virtual Tours

 
 
While we cannot showcase our campus in person right now, we hope you will enjoy taking a spin around campus on your desktop!

In one of the points of interest there are instructions on how students can enter to win a free Concordia Hoodie! 
Check it out!
CAMPUS TOUR

MacEwan Student Connections

The MacEwan University Student Recruitment Team has been hard at work adapting to provide new opportunities to connect with students. Two new offerings from MacEwan University include a virtual presentation (approximately 20 minutes outlining our programs and services with extra time available for questions at the end) and virtual one-on-one sessions. These sessions will be hosted through the online conferencing software Webex. Students may be required to download an app, but there is no need to create a personal account. Presentations can accommodate up to 20 students and will have two recruiters online to work with students. During one-on-one sessions, students will be able to book 30 minute time slots with recruitment advisors. To ensure confidentiality for students, we will utilize a private online meeting space and students will be placed in a digital lobby until their appointment begins. If you are interested in having a presentation in your virtual classroom, setting up a time for one-on-ones, or if you have any questions please email recruiters@macewan.ca

Concordia - Covid 19

We want to reassure you that CUE will be compassionate regarding admission to the fall term and encourage students to continue to apply.  If there are questions about programs, requirements, and/or the admission process, students can still reach us via telephone 780-479-9220 (1-866-479-5200) or by email recruitment@concordia.ab.ca.

For students who have applied, please know that staff are available to answer questions by telephone and email.  All admissions correspondence will be sent via email and students should check their inbox.  The Registrar’s office is currently working on registration tutorials for admitted students that will be available by the end of the week.

As things change, we will keep you updated.  We are all in this together; let us know if there is anything we can do to support you and your students.

To find out more on how we are responding to the situation please view our webpage.

NAIT - Covid-19 Changes

 We know that these times are very stressful for everyone.  As of now, we understand that diploma exams are still happening.  That being said, we know that things can change, and if they do, we are willing to work with students to gain them entrance into our programs for the fall.

 

On our website, we do have some FAQ regarding admissions, https://emergency.nait.ca/COVID-19-Update-and-general-information/Information-for-NAIT-Students#admissions

 

These answers are for general admission questions.  If a student has a specific question about their application, please have them call our contact center at 780-471-6248, or they can also fill out an online form, https://www.nait.ca/nait/contact/student-service-centre/email-the-student-service-centre

New Alberta Scholarship Alert!

Graduate Excellence ScholarshipThe new Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta. It was established to incent the best and the brightest students, including international students, to study in Alberta.For more information on the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship including eligibility and how to apply, visit:

Alberta Athletic AwardThe new Alberta Athletic Award recognizes and rewards athletic excellence at universities, colleges and technical institutes in Alberta. Athletes are nominated by the athletic department at their post-secondary institution.To learn more about eligibility this award, go to:

Alberta Junior Athletic AwardThe new Alberta Junior Athletic Award is to recognize and reward junior athletes and provide an incentive for them to continue with their post-secondary education. Athletes are nominated by their coach based on academic standing, community involvement, and athletic achievements.Find out more about the Alberta Junior Athletic Award:

New Bursary Alert!

Bosco Foundation

Please check the following website for details and application information for a new bursary.

http://www.boscofoundation.com/bursaries

12 Bursaries: 
$30,000.00 dollars annually.

  • $ 5,000.00 x 3
  • $ 3,000.00 x 3
  • $ 1,000.00 x 6

Have you thought about Norquest lately? Want to attend Post-Secondary but the other institutions do not have what you are looking for?  Check out Norquest.

 

Norquest College in Edmonton’s Downtown Core has so much to offer!

 

New Programs Include:

 

  • Arts and Sciences University Transfer Program - Take your first year of Arts or Sciences at Norquest and transfer to an Alberta University for Year Two! 100% of last year’s students are now in a University program.

 

  • Environmental Protection Technology Diploma
  • Hemp Industry
  • Settlement Studies Diploma
  • Justice Diploma
  • Disability Studies Diploma
  • Dental and Optical Office Assistant Certificates

 

Business Studies

Community Studies

Health Studies - The Practical Nurse Program has tremendous career potential



 

Post-Secondary Information Guide

Copy and paste the link for an information guide to applying to Post-Secondary in Alberta!

 

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q_cqYs4UWZKmGe_maQ0YjcKXLzPNaeZmQ1LkVa7D4gA/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Post-Secondary Applications


With applications opening on Oct. 1 please be sure to check the program information for any changes to admission requirements to the programs you are applying for. You should also be looking for important dates and submission of documents requirements for each program. 

The website for applying to Alberta institutions is www.applyalberta.ca.

Programs that are first qualified first admitted should be applied for early and please complete all applications by Dec. 1. 

After applying you will be given a student portal access, this is where ALL offers of admission or requests for additional information will be sent, please check this regularly.

See Ms. Labrecque for any questions.

Horatio Alger Scholarship!

To learn more and apply, visit www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships.

Application Deadline: October 25

SCHOLARSHIPS!

Please come check out the bulletin board in Student Services for new scholarship information! Posters will be put up as they arrive.

CANNABIS INFORMATION SHEET FOR PARENTS!

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/pf/if-pf-drugsafe-cannabis-parents-caregivers.pdf

CREDIT CHECK - Do YOU have your MY PASS account?

Students - make sure you have your My Pass account set up, especially our Grade 12 students. You will be able to view your diploma exam marks in your My Pass Account mid-February.

It's also important for all grade 10-12 students to monitor credits and course enrollments to ensure there are no errors.

To set up your account, all you need is your Alberta Student Number and a personal email address (not your school email address). Stop in at the office to get your ASN.

Visit: https://public.education.alberta.ca/PASI/myPass/welcome

Click on "Sign in with Education Account"

Enter your personal email address, and click "I'm new sign me up"

Fill out the remaining information. A PIN Access code will be mailed to you in about a week to allow you to complete the login process. Parents can create an account for themselves the exact same way.

If you need help with this, you are welcome to stop in at the office and we can help you set this up.

SCHOLARSHIPS!

 

PLACES TO LOOK:

Alis.alberta.ca/scholarships

 www.ScholarTree.com

www.studentawards.com

   Company websites

Bank Websites

Parents`Work

scholarshipscanada.com

Post-Secondary Institution Financial Awards Office

St. André Bessette Awards Program (Spring 2019)

Rutherford Scholarship (Aug.1)

The 2018-19 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship application will be shut down for annual maintenance on Friday, April 26, 2019.Here are some key points you can provide to students:Any 'Work in Progress' applications students have not submitted to Student Aid will be deleted from the system on Friday, April 26. Students will be able to log into their existing Alberta Student Aid accounts in early August to apply online for the new 2019-20 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship.The Rutherford Scholarship application was previously made available in early June, however Alberta Scholarships and Awards has aligned all application cycles to August 1.  

 

RAP and Trades

 

Tips:

https://www.macleans.ca/education/six-secrets-to-winning-scholarships/

 

 

High School Math Courses Explained!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math 10C is Math Common. This is the Math course that is required for Math 20-1 and 20-2.  Both are UNIVERSITY LEVEL MATH COURSES.

 

Take Math 20-1 if you are interested in:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Kinesiology

 

Take Math 20-2 if you are interested in:

  • Arts
  • Nursing
  • Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Physical Education

Take Math 20-3 if you are interested in:

  • Most Certificate programs
  • Most Diploma programs
  • Trade programs
  • You have 5 other courses to submit to a Degree program for admission