Special Opportunities & Cool Programs

Have you heard of  ScholarTree?

With the school year quickly winding down, most people don’t realize there are still many scholarships available to students. ScholarTree.ca has over $330,000 worth of scholarship who deadlines will be closing in May and June alone. We are continuing to improve our products for students, we have recently added a way for students to track applications that they have started and a summary of the scholarship they have already completed the applications.   

For more information: visit scholartree.ca

Katimavik National Experience

This fully-immersive 6 month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living in two different communities, beginning this July. Volunteers will spend 3 months in an English-speaking community and 3 months in a French-speaking community. The group will be accompanied by a Project Leader, who resides in the house to mentor and facilitate the life-changing experience. The Katimavik National Experience provides young people in Canada with a transformative experience to help them become:

  • Agents of change equipped with 21st century life skills;
  • Supporters of Truth and Reconciliation across Canada;
  • Contributors to an eco-friendly and sustainable world;
  • Advocates for inclusiveness and diversity; and
  • Confident change-makers working towards a better Canada.

Website: https://katimavik.org/en/we-offer/national-experience/

Registration opened from January 2020 to June 2020.

Explore Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program for PIF & FI Grade 11-12 Students

Amount: $2,200 bursary which covers tuition fees, instructional materials, meals and accommodations and other activities. Bursaries are awarded by random draw with priority given to first-time applicants

Website: http://www.myexplore.ca/en/

Information:  Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities.

Due date: Applications are open end of October to February 15th, 2020

(This program is offered every year).

House of Commons Page Program

Amount: Pages are employed with the House of Commons for a one-year term beginning in late August and work a minimum of 15 hours a week.

Website: https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Become-Page-e.html

Information: Pages work in the House of Commons Chamber under the direction of a group of supervisors and a coordinator. They provide various services to Members of Parliament, the Speaker and Chair Occupants, and Table Officers. The Program is for first-year university students studying in the Capitol region. Students apply in their grade 12 year.

Due Date: Applications are open from September 23rd to November 11th, 2019

SHAD               https://www.shad.ca/

“SHAD (formerly known as Shad Valley) is a Canadian summer enrichment program for high-achieving high school students that runs every year, primarily in July. The program is open to both Canadian and international students, and runs at 16 participating university campuses across Canada, where the students live in residence. It is focused on business, science, mathematics and engineering.” For more information – speak to science teachers and guidance counsellor. (This program is offered every year, application processing opens in fall/early winter).

Forum for Young Canadians http://forum.ca/?lang=en

“Forum for Young Canadians is a non-partisan program for youth aged 15–19 founded by The Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada in Ottawa. The Forum for Young Canadians provides students with an opportunity to learn more about the importance of public affairs and how they can proactively be a voice in helping others understand Canadian politics in relation to the world around them.” For more information – speak to political science/law/social studies teachers and guidance counsellor. 

Applications are open until November 30th, 2019.

(This program is offered every year, application processing opens in the fall).

Cadets             http://www.cadets.ca/en/join/cadets.page

“What if you were told that there was a dynamic, structured youth program that offered Canadian youth a variety of interesting and challenging activities? What if you were told that this same program developed in youth an increased level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness? Cadets are motivated to improve their physical fitness, to work harder at their academic studies and to give back to their communities through volunteerism and citizenship activities. The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. Cadets have the opportunity to take part in various leadership roles throughout the program. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.” For more information – visit website. (This program is offered every year).

Junior Achievement              http://www.janewbrunswick.ca/

“JA offers business education programs in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Company Program – A Student Venture inspires high school students to understand the role of business in our society by creating an enterprise of their own. Economics for Success Program – students in grades 8-10 plan an education and career path. They gain a stronger sense of who they are and how to use their strengths to succeed in the future.” For more information – visit website. (This program is offered every year).

SEED Application

The Summer Employment Experience Development (SEED) program provides funding for summer employment.

Due date: February 21st, 2020


First Nation Student Educational Opportunities: Scholarships, Resources & Support

This is a very comprehensive and well researched resource. This document was created during April 2020 by the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Development: Office of First Nation Education.