Post Secondary Information Session Dec 2011

Post Secondary
Information Session
Aboriginal Education, Coquitlam School District
December 1, 2011
Not sure yet where to go or
what you want to do?
O Explore post-secondary options in BC
O Explore apprenticeships in BC
O Explore post-secondary options across Canada
O Explore post-secondary options in the US
Summer Camp Opportunities
O Summer Science Program
For Grades 8-11
O Indigenous Mini University Summer Camp
For Grades 8-12
Have you considered these
O Katimavik
O Canada World Youth
Culinary Arts program (Metis BC)
Firefighting Preparation Program (Metis BC)
Aboriginal Training and Employment Cooperative
Blade Runners
SASET (Sto:lo Aboriginal and Employment
Have you considered these
O Aboriginal University Prep program at SFU
Earn both academic credit and conditional
acceptance to SFU (delivered @ SFU Surrey campus)
O Aboriginal Pre-Health Program
Explore several health career options while taking
academic pre-requisites; earn both academic credit
and conditional acceptance to SFU
2 semester program
Applying for Post Secondary
O Information on how to submit applications
for specific institutions is available on their
O Another way to apply to BC post-secondary
institutions is to use this portal – BC Post
Secondary Application System
Getting Ready to Apply
O Ensure you have a SIN #
O Give the Ministry of Education permission to
send your grades to post secondary schools
Scholarships, Bursaries, and
O A scholarship is a financial award based on
specific criteria (i.e. academic marks,
athletics, fine arts, leadership, community
O Bursaries and Grants are awarded based on
financial need, academic achievement,
athletic skill, or special abilities
Obtaining Status
Obtaining Indian Status
O Marlene Sobie 604-660-9006
Indian Affairs and Northern Development
1138 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4S3
Hours of operation: M/W/F 9-4
Obtaining Metis Status
West Coast Registry Clerk
30691 Simpson Rd.
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 6C7
Toll Free: 1-800-940-1150
Angel Ahmadzai-Fisher
Email: [email protected]
Financial Aid
When do you apply and
how does it work?
Loans vs. Grants
O Government of Canada Financial Info site
(student loans)
O Grants don’t have to be repaid and are good to
access if certain factors apply:
O Low Income
O Living factors don’t factor in (i.e. living with family)
O Small costs such as tuition, books, and travel
costs are all you need covered
Loans - Canada vs. BC
When do I apply? Which is used when?
O Helpful forms and checklists re: applying for
student loans.
O Important information about wait periods,
stages of approval, how much of your
education is paid for, what each type of loan
pays for (i.e. tuition, books, accommodation)
BC Student Loan
O Student Aid BC is a useful site.
O It allows you to navigate through the BC
Student Loan process.
O Eligibility, etc.
Good luck!
O It is well worth the time and effort to
research and apply for post secondary
scholarships, bursaries, grants, and
financial aid – they help you on your journey
to a fruitful career
O Use the resources at your finger tips to help
you: Aboriginal YW, Career Resource
Facilitator and Counselor @ your school,
Aboriginal contact at post secondary

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