Guidance Corners – December 19 – 23
ECO Gift Wrapping- Needs volunteers from December 12 – 24 to participate in Eco-Gift-Wrapping (using recycled and eco-friendly materials) for shoppers across Toronto. For the locations and more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-781-7663.
St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre – looking for Friendly Shopper Volunteers to visit once a week to help seniors buy grocery items and let them feel someone cares. Email Lydia@splc.ca or call 416-493-3333.
Looking for extra income? Shovel snow for seniors this winter. Call Nyunyuzi Tibagwa at 416-698-1626, ext 207 between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Four Seasons Connections – Needs workers to help out a senior in your community this fall and winter. Call 416-447-5074.
Peer Tutoring is well under way. If you want help or want to help, then registration forms for tutors and tutees can be found on the SLC page, in the Guidance office or in the Library. Drop off your signed forms at the Guidance office or come by room C1.
FOR GRADS AND POTENTIAL GRADS
This is a friendly reminder to all students applying to U.S. Universities with December 31st or January 1st deadlines. Your last day to access Guidance services is December 19th. This means that we cannot supply official documents or complete Common app requirements after that time. Your teacher referees are most likely not available either. Please ensure that all the components required from teachers and Guidance have been requested by Monday, December 19th through green forms available in Guidance.
Applying to University? We recommend you submit your application before the break. Need help? Please see your Guidance Counsellor today!
Last College Application Workshop is available on December 20. Please sign up in Guidance.
Visit www.ontariocolleges.ca for information on College programs in Ontario!
Don’t forget to visit www.electronicinfo.ca for information on University programs in Ontario!
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY IMMERSE SUMMER 2017 OPPORTUNITY: Cambridge Immerse is a two-week academic summer residential programme for 16 – 18 year old students from around the world. It is designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors, which take place in colleges of Cambridge University. The programme focuses on academic needs of the participants and provides a unique insight into the University City through an abundance of activities. Students are pushed to question in a variety of subjects from the Arts to the Sciences. Participant assessments are provided at the end of the program to enrich the student’s awareness of themselves and their area of career interest. There are two sessions in the summer of 2017. Applications must be made via the online application form found at www.cambridgeimmerse.com. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) HORIZON AWARD: If you are a leader, an achiever, or an innovator who has limitless drive, ambition and determination and will be attending a post-secondary program in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) in the fall of 2017, check out an amazing award at www.steamhorizonawards.ca. To be eligible, one must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, between the ages of 16 – 18 years old at the time of application, must be recognized for STEAM – related accomplishments, must be maintaining a minimum academic average of 85% and must be either preparing to enroll, or currently enrolled in their first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field in Canada. This is an opportunity for up to seven students each to receive a $25,000 prize for their post-secondary education – including two prizes for Indigenous youth. Deadline for applications is January 9, 2017
Donald R. Sobey Scholarships – University of King’s College: Four $10,000 Entrance Scholarships are waiting for young Canadian Scholars and community leaders who want to be prepared for the challenges of our future. Deadline: January 13, 2017
DECA Scholarships: DECA members. Deadline: January 13, 2017
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers: Presented by the Lieutenant Governor to exceptional volunteers, ages 15 to 24 who understand the importance of volunteering to improve the quality of life in a community and/or in the province. They must demonstrate leadership, initiative, perseverance, and inspire others. NOMINATION required. Deadline: January 15, 2017
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards: In recognition of continuous years of service to a single community organization. NOMINATION. Deadline: January 25, 2017
University of Guelph President’s & Chancellor’s Scholarships (12): Academic excellence (90%+), significant contributions, innovation, community and school engagement. Deadline: January 25, 2017
Schulich Leader Scholarship: Eligibility, Student will enroll in a program of science, technology, engineering, and/or math and must be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident. Students must possess at least 2 of the following three attributes: academic excellence (90% cumulative average), outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership, and/or student will be applying for financial assistance at university. One nomination per high school. Deadline for submission of necessary documents (letter of nomination and Scholarship Information form) for consideration is January 12thto Guidance. Please book your appointment for review of your documents for January 12thor 13th.
Western National Scholarships: VPCI can nominate up to 4 students with high academic achievement (90% average on Grade 12 courses), exceptional leadership and commitment to community service. The 2017 application is on-line. Submission of necessary documents (letter of nomination and Scholarship Information form) for consideration is January 16thto Guidance. Please book your appointment for review of your documents for January 16thor 17th.
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