Financial Awards Group 2

Financial Awards Group 2                                                                             .                                                    .

 

Financial Awards – Group 2 - Due February 24, 2022 at noon

The link to submit the application will be provided in the ‘Grade 12 Information 2022’ team one week before the due date.

Winners are selected by a committee of teachers, counsellors and administrators at the school level and announced at the Awards Ceremony in June.

 

Scholarships will be added throughout the year if donors come forward. If you start early, always check the date beside the checklist to see if there is a more current version before submitting. This will ensure that you don’t miss any last minute additions!

 

The following videos will assist you in preparing and submitting your 2022 Group 2 application package! (Click below)

 

  1. How to: download the documents you will need to complete your GROUP 2 application package.
  2. How to: complete your checklist
  3. How to: complete your Financial Awards application form
  4. How to: put together your GROUP 2 application package by INSERTING your documents
  5. How to: put together your GROUP 2 application package by SCANNING
  6. How to: complete your Chilliwack Foundation application form (coming soon!)
  7. How to: submit your application packages 

 

Instructions
 

  1. Download the following to your computer:
     
  1. Read the Group 2 Award Descriptions and decide which awards you are eligible to apply for based on the requirements.
     
  2. Complete a copy of the Group 2 Checklist 

    Note: If you prefer to complete it on your computer, the checklist is fillable only if opened using Adobe.
     
    • Check off the boxes beside the awards you will apply for.
    • Fill in the blank beside the award name with any affiliation required in the scholarship description. (ie. Relative works for Hub; Dad is member of CTA, etc).
      You do not need to note volunteer work on the affiliation line because we can see this on your application.
    • If you have completed the checklist in Adobe, save your completed checklist to upload later.
    • If you have completed your checklist by hand, ensure your printing is in pen and easy to read. You can use a scanning app on your phone to create a pdf, or scan using a school photocopier. To use the photocopier, place your stack of documents face up in the feeder tray. Log in. Select ‘Scan’ and then ‘Scan to email’. Press start. The documents will feed through and the complete pdf will be sent to your school email. You can then save a copy to upload when you submit your application.
       
  3. Complete the Financial Awards application form

    If you have applied for Group 1 awards, then you have already completed this step!

    The application is a fillable Word document. Please complete the application on your computer. Handwritten applications are very difficult for our donors to read. If you must do it by hand, please do not use pencil.

     
      • Sample Career StatementActivities Resume, and Special Circumstances paragraph are available by clicking these links.
      • If you are applying for a scholarship that requires an essay, you will include it at the end of your application package. Please include the name of the scholarship the essay is for and your name and student number at the top of your essay page.
         
      • Be sure to note any affiliation/membership related to particular scholarships in the area provided on page 1 of the application form.  (ie. My mother Joan Smith is a member of the CTA)
         
      • As you type, pages may appear to provide extra space. Do not be concerned if there is a blank page, as page breaks have been added to keep everything organized. Be sure to scroll down and complete all of the pages.
      • Save your completed application form to upload later.
      • If you need assistance with your application, contact Ms. Christensen WELL BEFORE the due date.
         
  4. If you choose to insert the remaining documents electronically, scroll to the last page of the application form and then insert IN THIS ORDER:
     
    • 2-3 reference letters (minimum 1 school and 1 community, maximum 3 total)
      Please request reference letters a MINIMUM of 2 weeks before you need them and provide the referee with a copy of your scholarship resume. Only ask for as many letters as you intend to use and select someone who knows you well enough to provide a good reference.
    • Transcript - BLACK OUT YOUR PEN NUMBER FOR CONFIDENTIALITY.
    • Save this complete package again, still naming it last name_firstname_group2. This will be the package that you upload for all awards with no additional attachments or information needed.
    • If a scholarship DOES require specific affiliation information to be added in the Affiliation field on page one of the application form or an essay to be inserted at the end of your package, then complete that step. The essays should be on a separate page clearly labelled with the award name and your full name. Save a copy of the document naming it lastname_firstname_scholarshipname. This version of your application package will be uploaded for that award only.
    • Repeat the step above for EACH scholarship that requires additional information or attachments.
    • DO NOT attach report cards, certificates, or photos.
       
  5.  If you choose to scan your documents, print the following and place them IN THIS ORDER:
     
    • Financial Awards application form (including career statement, activities resume and budget).
    • 2-3 reference letters (minimum 1 school and 1 community, maximum 3 total)
      Please request reference letters a MINIMUM of 2 weeks before you need them and provide the referee with a copy of your scholarship resume. Only ask for as many letters as you intend to use and select someone who knows you well enough to provide a good reference.
    • Transcript - BLACK OUT YOUR PEN NUMBER FOR CONFIDENTIALITY.
    • Scan this complete package, and save it naming it last name_firstname_group2. This will be the package that you upload for all awards with no additional attachments or information needed. You can use a scanning app on your phone to create a pdf, or scan using a school photocopier. Using a school photocopier, place your stack of documents in order and face up in the feeder tray. Log in. Select ‘Scan’ and then ‘Scan to email’. Press start. The documents will feed through and the complete pdf will be sent to your school email. You can then save a copy to upload when you submit your application.
    • If a scholarship DOES require specific affiliation information to be added in the Affiliation field on page one of the application form or an essay to be inserted at the end of your package, then make these changes. The essays should be on a separate page clearly labelled with the award name and your full name. Scan a copy of this new package and  save it as a pdf naming it lastname_firstname_scholarshipname. This version of your application package will be uploaded for that award only.
    • Repeat the step above for EACH scholarship that requires additional information or attachments.
  1.  You will now have multiple versions of your Group 2 package to upload to each donor:
     
    • One complete package with no extras – to be uploaded to all awards that do not require an essay or attachment.
    • A separate package for EACH donor that DOES require an essay or additional information

       
  2. Chilliwack Foundation Awards require a different application form than all other awards: The Chilliwack Foundation Award Application. Only ONE Chilliwack Foundation application is needed in order to apply for all Chilliwack Foundation Awards. Save a copy of the Chilliwack Foundation application naming it with your lastname_firstname_chilliwackfoundation.

    Grade Template: Include 7 courses even if they don’t align with your career goal (each course mark is worth a potential of 10 points, so just one missing course significantly decreases your possible total score). Do not list courses you have not taken yet (don’t at least have a current mark for) even if they are relevant to your career goal. Enter course marks with highest grades (rather than the hardest courses)

    Special Considerations/Financial Need: List anything here even if you are not sure it’s relevant. This is a scored section so if there is no entry, you have no chance of getting points here.
     
  3.  To submit your application:
     
    • Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. You must submit your application through the link provided.
    • A ‘Group 2 Applications’ link will be posted in the main page of the Sardis website as well as in the comments section of the Grade 12 Information 2022’ team one week before the due date. You will be required to sign in to Office 365.
    • Follow the instructions to upload one copy of your checklist.
    • Under each award, upload the application package that you have prepared for that award with any essays or attachments included.
    • Be sure to click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page.
    • The link will close at noon on February 24th, 2022. If you have not clicked ‘Submit’ before the application closes, you will no longer be able to submit your application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.
    • If you require assistance with completing any of the steps above, please reach out for help WELL BEFORE the due date. We are not able to provide assistance with completing your application on the due date. However, if you experience technical difficulties submitting your application, contact Ms. Christensen.
    • When you click the link, you will see the following:

 

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