Financial Awards Group 2

 

This video will be updated in the fall, but the process will remain essentially the same.

Please watch the following video on how to prepare and submit your 2021 Financial Awards applications!

https://youtu.be/y5MQHXgBcho

 

Financial Awards – Group 2 - Due February 24, 2022

The link to submit the application will be provided one week before the due date.

Winners are selected by the individuals or organizations providing the award.


PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IF DONORS COME FORWARD. IF YOU START EARLY, ALWAYS REPRINT THE CHECKLIST ONE LAST TIME BEFORE SUBMITTING TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS ANY LAST MINUTE ADDITIONS!
 

  1. Download the application and checklist on the website or on Teams:
     
        • In Teams, open the Grade 12 - Grad 2021 Information Team
           
          • Click 'Files' at the top of the page.
          • Open the Financial Awards Folder
             
      • Open the SD33 Application.
         
          • Save the application, naming it with your lastname_firstname_group2.

            If you have applied for Group 1 awards you will already have completed this step.
             
  2. Look through the Group 2 Award Descriptions and decide which awards you are eligible to apply for based on the individual requirements.
     
  3. Open your saved copy of your Group 2 Checklist with Adobe (not Chrome). If you do not have Adobe Reader at home, it is available on all school computers. Enter your information and check off the boxes beside the awards you will be applying for.
     
      • Fill in the blank beside the award name with any affiliation required in the scholarship description
        (ie. Dad (John Smith) is member of of IOOF).
        You do not need to note volunteer work on the affiliation line.
      • Save your completed checklist.

 

  1. Each Group 2 Application package will include the following:
     
    • SD33 Application (including career statement, scholarship essay and budget). These pages are identical to your Group 1 application.
    • Student Reference Letters - 3 maximum, 2 minimum
    • Transcript - BLACK OUT YOUR PEN NUMBER FOR CONFIDENTIALITY.
                           To do this without printing, open your transcript with Adobe Reader.
                           Select Tools at the top of the page. Find the purple stamp icon and click open.
                           Click the Stamp button in the top middle. Select dynamic. Select confidential. Click Complete.
                           Place stamp over your Personal Education Number. Adjust box as needed. Save transcript as a jpeg.
    • Additional attachments such as essays, only if requested on the application.
       
  2. Complete the SD33 Application. 
     
      • Be sure to note any affiliation/membership related to particular scholarships in the area provided on page 1.  (ie. My mother Joan Smith served in the military)
      • Scroll to the end of the application and copy and paste your transcript and reference letters into the application.
      • Save this copy of your application. You will use this copy for all Group 2 scholarships that don’t require any extra essays or attachments.
         
  1. If you are applying for a scholarship that requires an essay, type or copy and paste your essay to the end of your application – these should appear last. Please include the name of the scholarship the essay is for and your name and student number at the top of your essay page.
      • Save a copy of your application for this scholarship naming it your lastname_firstname_scholarshipname. You will upload this copy of your application for this particular scholarship.
         
  1. Repeat Step 5 for each scholarship with additional essays or attachments. When you are finished you will have saved one original version of your application and several for specific scholarships that require ‘extras’.
     
  2. Chilliwack Foundation Awards require a different application than all other awards. The Chilliwack Foundation Award Application can also be found in the Financial Awards folder. 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.
     
  3. DO NOT attach a report card, certificates, or photos to your application package. Provide only what is requested in the award description.
     
  4. To submit your application:
     
    1. Open the Grade 12 - Grad 2021 Information Team
       
    2. Click the ‘Group 2 Applications’ link that will be posted in the comments section one week before the due date. You will be required to sign in to Office 365
       
    3. Follow the instructions at the top of the page to upload a copy of your application package under each award name.
      • Awards requiring additional essays or attachments have been noted under each award name. Be sure to upload the version of your application that included these attachments.
         
    4. The Link will close at noon on February 24th, 2022. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered under any circumstances. If you need assistance with your application, contact Ms. Christensen BEFORE the due date.
       
    5. When you click the link you will see the following:
       

 

Still have questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

If you don't find an answer, email lori_christensen@sd33.bc.ca