Scholarships

 

View this database spreadsheet for many scholarships that are offered annually.  Please confirm accurate deadlines and scholarship amounts via the scholarship donor’s website as many change annually.

SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE

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Request for a Letter of Reference – FILLABLE (aka BRAG SHEET)

Request for a Letter of Reference (not fillable)

Scholarship applications often require letters of reference.  When you request a letter of reference from a teacher or other adult, fill out this request sheet and send it to them; it provides valuable information that will help them write your reference letter.  Note:  Please give your teacher at least 2 weeks’ notice… and be courteous and appreciative! 

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District Partners 36 Scholarship Applications – DUE TO CAREER CENTRE MARCH 28, 2022

Surrey Schools – Scholarship Information and Partners 36 Applications 

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GRADS OF 2022: Tamanawis-specific awards and scholarships – DUE TO THE CAREER CENTRE APRIL 1, 2022

One application and if you meet the criteria you can pick up to four scholarships to apply. 

These awards are only available to graduating Tamanawis students.

Tamanawis Scholarship Application 2022

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GRADS OF 2022:  District Authority Awards are for sustained excellence in a NON-ACADEMIC focused area.  DUE TO THE CAREER CENTRE APRIL 1, 2022

DISTRICT AUTHORITY (DOGWOOD) APPLICATION 2022

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GRADS OF 2022:  Valedictorian

Valedictorian Application 2022

Valedictorian application and video submission are DUE APRIL 1, 2022 to the Career Centre.   

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GRADS OF 2022 (Separate scholarship application):

Amrik Dhaliwal Memorial Scholarship

Amrik Dhaliwal was an honest, hardworking man who believed deeply in the value of education.  He was a man of principle and had a passion for learning.  After retiring from a successful leadership career in the forestry industry, Amrik pursued further education and became a successful Financial Advisor, helping many people realize their financial goals.  In his spare time, he enjoyed cycling, running, the gym, and watching both his grandkids’ and sons’ soccer games.  The Amrik Dhaliwal Memorial Scholarship exemplifies what he stood for.  Accordingly, $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student that demonstrates leadership and exceptional performance in the following fields of activity:
·         Academic achievement
·         Community sports
·         Volunteer contribution to community or charitable organizations
Candidates will also need to demonstrate financial need.

AMRIK DHALIWAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DUE TO THE CAREER CENTRE APRIL 1, 2022

 

GRADS OF 2022 (Separate scholarship application):

The Sahaara Wellness Scholarship

For Tamanawis students who have experienced mental health issues either themselves, or through a family member.  It is also open to students who have done work in the community around mental health, or are planning to pursue a career to assist those affected by mental health. 

 SAHAARA WELLNESS SOCIETY CANADA SCHOLARSHIP

DUE TO THE CAREER CENTRE APRIL 1, 2022

 

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For students of any grade preparing to apply for scholarships in Grade 12:

Scholarship workshop 

(PowerPoint Presentation)

Post Secondary Readiness

(Powerpoint Presentation)

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Booklet      SCHOLARSHIP TIPS        scholarship short booklet

A list of Websites for Scholarships:  Scholarship Websites

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SCHOLARSHIPS vs BURSARIES

  • A scholarship is an award based on merit.  Merit means that something is done well, be it academics, sports, or community service.
  • Bursaries are sums of money given out on the basis of financial need.

TIPS FOR SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS

  • Sources for scholarship funds include Universities & Colleges, Banks, Private Foundations, Unions, Companies (could be your parents’ employers), Embassies, Provincial & Federal governments.  Look into them all!

Marks are important, but many scholarships also look at:

  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community Service

PLAN AHEAD!

Most due dates are based on the date your application arrives.  Remember that mailed-in applications can take several days to arrive.  Also give your teachers and other sponsors plenty of time to write reference letters.  They are usually happy to write a letter, but can’t do it overnight!

  • The greater the value of the scholarship, the more work that is involved in applying for it (and hopefully winning it).  Give yourself enough time to do a good job, and don’t wait until the last minute.

Include as many of these qualities as you can in your application, and don’t be afraid to brag:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Teamwork
  • Character
  • Hard Work
  • Purpose
  • Overcoming Obstacles or Challenges
  • Initiative
  • Perseverance
  • Responsibility

PROOFREAD your essay, and have someone else read it over as well, before you send it in.

  • Remember that thousands of dollars in scholarship money goes unclaimed every year.  It does no harm to apply for as many as you can!

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