In 2007-2008, QE students earned over $40,000 in scholarships. Four years later, in 2011 - 2012, QE students won almost $350,000 in scholarships!

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Self-Inventory

Thinking of applying for scholarships? A good way to get started is to complete a personal self-inventory. Download a self-assessment checklist; it includes sample scholarship questions that are representative of the types of questions you will encounter in actual scholarship award applications.


SCHOLARSHIPS 101:
Educate yourself about the different financial aid programs that are available and get some tips for writing a scholarship essay. Click on the picture link below to open the Queen Elizabeth Secondary Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards booklet. The back page of the booklet includes links to scholarship websites. Have a look!


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Scholarship Booklet: click here!



POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTE FINANCIAL AWARDS:

Each post-secondary institution has a financial aid program, including scholarships and bursaries. You have to apply directly to the post-secondary institution. Check their website for information and application deadlines for financial aid.

SFU ENTRANCE AWARDS

BCIT ENTRANCE AWARDS
UBC MAJOR ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID & AWARDS
UBC ENTRANCE AWARDS

LANGARA FINANCIAL AID
DOUGLAS COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID

KWANTLEN FINANCIAL AWARDS PROGRAM



Need a reference letter? Use the REQUEST A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION form to provide details of the scholarship to your teacher(s) so they can write you a letter in support of your scholarship application.



EXTERNAL AFFILIATION SCHOLARSHIPS:
Do you play sports? Are you or your parents members of a union or financial institution? Do you work part-time? Many employers offer scholarship programs for their employees and their dependents. Are you involved in community-based organizations? Your best chance of getting a scholarship is from organizations or groups to which you belong. Do you have a medical condition of some kind? Click on the picture of the graduation cap below and check out the database of over 400 scholarships and bursaries for Grade 12 students. The database is sorted on Column 2 (Due Date). PLEASE NOTE that deadlines vary from year to year so you must verify the deadline date on the sponsor's website!

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QE FINANCIAL AWARDS PROGRAM:
The QE Financial Awards Committee administers the school's scholarship and bursary program. To apply for the internal scholarship program, complete and submit a STUDENT PROFILE FOR INTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP. Submit your completed application to the QE Career Centre on or before February 21, 2017.



STUDENT LOANS: StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants and special programs. Federal grants (that do not have to be re-paid) are available for low/middle income families, nursing students and former youth in care. Apply for your funding at least 2 months prior to the start of each semester. StudentAid begins taking applications in early June for the Fall. Student Aid (Loans).



Current (open) scholarships are posted in a binder in the Career Centre. Think about attending Career Centre-sponsored student meetings that take place at lunchtime in Room B109 or the Library. Meeting dates are announced over the PA system and posted on the hallway TV monitors.



If you are in Grade 10 or 11, drop into the Career Centre to find out about volunteer opportunities or visit the VOLUNTEERING page of this wikispace. Most scholarships ask for community and extra-curricular involvement; the sooner you get started the better. We can help you find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.