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Overview of Session
• Types of scholarships
– entrance, institution, sponsored,
community, government, family,
Banting and bursary
• Application Process
• Research – binders, websites
Types of Scholarships
1. Entrance Scholarships
• no application required
• financial reward based on merit (marks)
• vary from institution to institution –
• usually based on final average (July
• may be renewable
2. “Institution Specific”
• granted by the individual university or college
• specific to each institution and sometimes individual
faculties – compare!
• based on merit and other criteria
• eg. Financial need, community service, leadership
• separate application required
• competitive-often need to be nominated by
guidance (eg. Western’s President Scholarship –
top 3 applicants)
• be familiar with the financial aid office
3. Sponsored Applicants
• Sponsored – self nominate by completing
the “consideration for scholarship” form in
guidance – due 2 weeks before the due
• Banting may only be able to sponsor 1, 2
or 3 applicants
• Attempts will be made to spread
sponsorship amongst our students
4. Community and Private
• granted by private companies and associations
• eg. TD/Canada Trust, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, etc.
• usually rewarding more than just merit – eg.
community involvement, innovation,
leadership, extra-curricular involvement, etc.
• may need to study a particular field (eg.
Business) or be an employee but majority are
open to any applicant. Some may ask for
sponsored applicants (eg. LORAN Award)
5. Government Sponsored
• Queen Elizabeth II – Aiming for the Top –
based on merit and financial need. Must
also apply for OSAP
6. Parents, Grandparents
• Some employers offer scholarships to children
• If parents, grandparents belong to a professional
organization or union, there may be scholarship
• Check with your parents insurance, investors or
affiliations for scholarships. (ie. OTIP offers 12
$1500 bursaries to children, grandchildren,
niece/ nephew randomly selected once entered
into the pool)
7. Banting Awards
• Currently Banting offers graduates a
number of different awards.
• In order to be considered, you must
complete a graduate “student profile
sheet” and submit it to the guidance office.
• You will only be considered in the year
that you graduate. (not 5th year graduates)
• Many bursaries are offered through private
donors, corporations and individual
• Criteria is primarily based on financial
• Academic achievement – top 6 4u / 4m
• Leadership and initiative
• Extra curricular (sports, music, student
council, yearbook, social justice, clubs…)
• Special circumstances, challenges, family
• Person strengths / special achievements
• Match your skills / personal goals with the
• Use computer whenever possible. (spell check
• Do a rough copy first.
• Do not leave blanks.
• Follow the instructions carefully
• You are responsible for mailing. Registered mail
• Mistakes, lateness or incompleteness will
eliminate you quickly
• Your application is a reflection of who you are
not a list of your accomplishments.
• Obtain application (guidance or websites)
• Request letters of reference
• Note deadlines! (received by or postmarked)
• Hand in profile and / or nomination form to
• Save a copy
• Apply on time
References, Referee Statements
• Who to ask? Someone in a position of
responsibility who will say great things about
• Give them a copy of your grad profile, resume
and scholarship criteria.
• Give them a chance to say no. (They may be
• Ask more than one person.
• Review your letter. Politely ask for revisions if
References, Referee Statements
• Common courtesy – Thank your
reference – you may need them again.
• A thank you card would be a wonderful
• Give the reference plenty of time. Polite
reminders are fine.
• October until July
• Finish application at least 1 week
• Do Not MISS the due date!
• Request references or transcripts 2
weeks in advance.
Research! Where To Look
• Listen to announcements!!!
• Visit Guidance – often!
• Search 2 binders in Guidance
• Scholarship bulletin board
tvdsb.ca (for Thames Valley awards)
More Help With Money
• Financial Planning – TBA
• OSAP Presentation – May
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