U of R Admission-On-The-Spot & Info Evening

February 7th, 2023

The University of Regina is hosting an Admission-On-The-Spot and Information Night on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Carlton Comprehensive Public High School. Family members are welcome to attend! For additional information, visit https://urconnected.uregina.ca/events/eventRegistration.do?actionType=&isSingleEvent=&eventRegistrationAction=registration&stringEventID=Mzkz or see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services.

    • Waived application fee (save $100!)
    • Applications processed at the event and admission to program of choice*
    • Automatic Entrance Award offers for qualified students
    • Housing promotions and scholarships for students who apply at the event

CBC’s The First Page: Student Writing Contest

February 2nd, 2023

The contest involves writing the first page (300 – 400 words) of a novel set 150 years in the future, with the protagonist facing an issue that’s topical today and setting the scene for how it’s all playing out in a century and a half. This contest has two categories: Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 10 to 12. Each winner will receive a one-year subscription to OwlCrate (delivery of a monthly box with a book and book-related goodies) and the school will receive 50 free books. All shortlisted entries will be published on CBCBooks.ca. The deadline to enter is February 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To submit go to CBC Literary Prizes Submission Manager (submittable.com). To read the 2022 winners’ stories go to https://www.cbc.ca/books/joshua-zhuang-and-victor-li-win-the-first-page-student-writing-challenge-1.6644539?cmp=newsletter_CBC%20Books%20Student%20Writing%20Challenges_8303_870314


Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition

February 2nd, 2023

The Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition involves writing and illustrating a children’s book about diversity and inclusion that is geared to children between the ages of five to ten. The book can be written in either of the two official languages (English or French) or it can be written as a bilingual book. Students can work on their own or in pairs – where one student is illustrating and one writing. The competition is open to all high-school students across Canada, and is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to become a published author and win up to $5,000! Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, as well as a bonus of $250 for the teachers of the finalists!!  Students can submit their books until April 16, 2023. For additional information and tips about the contest, go to  https://www.bnaibrith.ca/diverseminds/ As well, a video that explains how to enter the competition is available at Diverse Minds – Enter Video 2023 – YouTube  


RCMP Depot Youth Camp

February 1st, 2023

The Depot Youth Camp is a week-long summer camp (July 17-21, 2023 and July 24-28, 2023) for students in Grades 11 and 12 (ages 16-19). The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1st. Student selection will be based on academic achievement, fitness and interest in a career in policing. While at camp, students will be issued parts of the RCMP uniform to wear and will be expected to act as a troop in training. The two camps will involve participation and observation of activities such as: drill, driver simulator training, firearms, police officer scenarios, fitness training, troop graduation, and a tour of the RCMP Heritage Centre. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/depot-youth-camp-now-accepting-applications-deadline-march-1-2023 and contact: “F” Division RCMP ProActive Recruiting at FDIV-ProActive-Recruiting@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


Kin Canada Bursary ($1000)

January 27th, 2023

This bursary is open to any student who is in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution. Applicants will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. The application form must be submitted by February 1st, 2023 and winners will be notified before June 30 by their sponsoring club. For additional information and to apply, please go to https://www.kincanada.ca/apply


2023 Amazon Canada: Youth Short Story

January 27th, 2023

The Youth Short Story Category invites authors between the ages of thirteen and seventeen to submit a short story under 3,000 words. The winner in this category will receive $5,000 and the five finalists will each receive $500. Submissions for the Youth Short Story Category must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 5, 2023. For more information, go to https://thewalrus.ca/afna/


IBAS Young Community Leader Bursary

January 25th, 2023

The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is offering the 2023 ‘IBAS Young Community Leader Bursary’ for grade 12 students entering post-secondary education. It is a one-time cash bursary amount of $5,000 to be given to the successful applicant. To learn more about the bursary and to access the application form, visit the website https://www.ibas.ca/bursary.html The 2023 application window will be open Monday, April 17th to 5 PM on Friday, June 16th.  


myBlueprint Virtual Scholarship Webinar

January 24th, 2023

Students are invited to sign up for a myBlueprint virtual scholarship webinar on Monday, January 30th from 4 PM – 5 PM EST. To register, go to


myBlueprint/Scotia Bank Scholarship: $3750

January 17th, 2023

The Scotiabank scholarships for students age 16 – age 18 focus on four themes (Diversity, Financial Wellness, Women Future Leaders) and four regions of Canada. The Contest Period is from Monday, January 16, 2023, at 9:00:01 AM ET to Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 11:59:59 PM ET. Upon successful completion and submission of the scholarship application, the eligible entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Only one Scholarship prize will be awarded per eligible entrant. (If an entrant submits more than one Entry, they will be disqualified.) For additional information, please go to https://spacesedu.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/myB_Scotia_Terms_EN.pdf 

and to apply, please go to https://education.myblueprint.ca/scotia/


Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship: Grade 12

January 11th, 2023

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to six Grade 12 student who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall. Four student qualities will be considered: school and/or community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, financial support needed and academic performance. École St. Mary High School can nominate one candidate. Please provide a list of school/community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, and a statement about financial need to Mrs. Rapin in Student Services by Monday, February 27th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2023. For additional information, please visit https://communityeducation.ca/scholarships/