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CBC’s The First Page: Student Writing Contest

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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  

House of Commons Page Program

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Each year 40 bilingual students graduating from high schools across Canada are selected to participate in the House of Commons Page Program. Pages are first-year students registered at one of the eligible post-secondary institutions in the national capital region. Pages work on a part-time basis for one year. Pages support parliamentary democracy by providing a range of services to members of Parliament in the chamber and around Parliament Hill. Students who are interested in applying must be intending to enroll in their first year of university or college the following September. The final selection of the 40 pages is completed by the end of March each year. For eligibility requirements and details on the application process please visit  https://www.ourcommons.ca/about/pageprogram/become-e.html

Grad Awards Application

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Grade 12 students are encouraged to view the information on Edsby about applying for Grad Awards. There is a document describing the awards and the required criteria, as well as link to the Grad Awards Application form. The deadline to apply for the awards is Wednesday, June 1st at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Morhart, Mr. Quintal or Mr. Gareau.

PA & District Community Scholarships: 2 x $1000

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Grade 12 students are encouraged to apply for the Tillie and Joe Kawula Scholarship and the Hershel Davidner Memorial Scholarship. The two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded to students who value academics, community involvement, and volunteerism and are entering a recognized university or technical institute. One application will apply to both awards. These scholarships are open to Grade 12 graduates from Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, Prince Albert Catholic School Division, École Valois and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus Academic Grade 12 program.  An application form and additional information is available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/school/awards/grade-12/. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 16th, 2022. For additional information, please contact Pat Weir (306-961-2124 or pat@patweir.ca).

SIA Scholarships: 6 x $1000

Friday, May 6th, 2022

The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) offers six $1,000 scholarships for Grade 12 high school students entering a post-secondary program related to agrology.

  • Eligibility
    • Presently a Grade 12 high school student, graduating in June 2022.
    • Have plans to enroll as a first-year full-time student in the fall of 2022 in an agrology related post-secondary program that meets the eligibility requirements to apply for registration with the SIA after graduation.
    • Must not be an immediate family member of a current SIA Provincial Councillor or Branch Executive member.

U of R Early Admission Workshop

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Students who want more help with their application can connect on Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. for an application workshop and demonstration, as well as one-on-one enrolment counselling. For more information, and to register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/high-school-early-admission-days-application-workshop-feb-9-2022-registration-243095724857

Olds College

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Students who are interested in attending Olds College in Olds, Alberta are encouraged to visit oldscollege.ca/programs to learn more about programs in the following areas: Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Animal Science, Business, Equine, Horticulture, Land & Environment, Tourism, Brew & Meat, Trades & Apprenticeships. As well, check out the website oldscollege.ca/visit for more details about personalized visits or events.

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada will be awarding 160 scholarships of $5000. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 25th 2021, 5 pm EST. Applicants must be a Grade 12 student with plans to enter university in the fall of 2022, demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65. For additional information and to apply for the scholarship, go to https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/

Canadian Legion Contests

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Students are encouraged to enter the Canadian Legion Contests. There are categories for Posters (color, black and white) and Literary (Essay and Poem) with levels for Primary, Junior, Intermediate (gr7-9) and Senior (gr 10-12). All entries, including the entry form, must be returned to the Prince Albert Canadian Legion by Wednesday, November 10th. For additional information, and to download an entry form, please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/