Guidance

Students and parents/guardians are welcome to contact the guidance office with questions or concerns.

Vince Jessome

vince.jessome@srce.ca

902-258-3700


UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION
University of King’s College is hosting an information session in Sydney on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Students in grades eleven and twelve, as well as their parents, are welcome to attend. Students who attend can receive free expedited admissions. That means if they come to the event, their admission fee is waived and their application will be processed quickly. This is not on-site admissions, so students shouldn’t expect to hear during this session if they are accepted into King’s.

https://ukings.ca/future-students/information-sessions/


UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS AT IECA

Cape Breton University - February 12, 2020. This will be a lunch time information session and pizza will be provided. If you would like to attend, please let Mr. Jessome know as soon as possible.
Saint Francis Xavier University - February 26, 2020. Interested grade 11 and 12 students are welcome to sit in on this information session between 1:35-2:35 PM.


NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC AND GENERAL EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIPS
Six scholarships valued at $2500.00 each are available to students entering their first year at a public, post-secondary institution full time. Students will need to be children/grandchildren/foster children of National Union member or retiree. National Union employees include those in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU). Visit the link below for more details and specific eligibility for each of the five scholarships. The application deadline is July 6, 2020.

https://nupge.ca/content/national-unions-scholarship-program-2020


N.S. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY DATES
Deadlines to apply for Nova Scotia university entrance scholarships and bursaries is fast approaching.  Graduating students should be consulting the applicable sites listed below.

Cape Breton University - March 1, 2020
Saint Francis Xavier University - March 2, 2020
Dalhousie University - March 1, 2020
Saint Mary's University - March 1, 2020
Mount Saint Vincent University - March 1, 2020
Acadia University - March 1, 2020
University of King's College - March 1, 2020

https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/scholarships-bursaries/entrance-scholarship-application/

https://www.stfx.ca/admissions/financing-your-education/scholarships

https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships/prospective_students.html

https://smu.ca/academics/scholarships/scholarships-entrance-awards.html

https://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/businessadministration/ScholarshipsandAwards.aspx

https://www2.acadiau.ca/financial-aid/future-students.html

https://ukings.ca/admissions/finances/scholarships/undergraduate


NOVA SCOTIA POWER SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY PROGRAM

EMERGING LEADERS SCHOLARSHIPS
Four $2,500 awards to students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in the areas of Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communications, Environmental Sciences or Law.

WOMEN IN TRADES, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Six $2,500 awards to female students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in Trades or in the areas of Engineering, Technology and Innovation.

AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
Four $2,500 awards to African Nova Scotian students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program in the areas of Power Engineering, Power Line Technician, Instrumentation Tech, Engineering, Technology, Business, Marketing & Communications, Environmental Sciences or Law.

NOVA SCOTIA POWER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
Ten $1,000 awards to children/dependents of employees or retirees of Nova Scotia Power. These awards are available to students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program.

MI’KMAQ BURSARIES
Four $1000 awards are available to Mi’kmaw students entering any year of a full time post-secondary education program.  Past recipient winners can re-apply each year.

The application deadline for scholarships is March 29, 2020.  The deadline for bursaries applications is April 26, 2020.  Visit the link below for more details.

https://www.nspower.ca/community/scholarships


PENGROWTH NOVA SCOTIA ENERGY SCHOLARSHIPS

Students applying to university:
Students considering enrolling in business, engineering, or science at the bachelor level may be eligible for one of eight (8) scholarships worth $10,000.00 each ($2,500 renewable over four years).  Our school can nominate one student and if you are interested, please see Mr. Jessome.  Applications are due May 1, 2020.

Students applying to NSCC:
Students pursuing eligible energy related studies at NSCC may be eligible for one of eight (8) scholarships worth $2,500.00 each (non- renewable).  Interested students can apply directly through the NSCC Student Awards application portal as nominations are not requried for NSCC applicants.  Applications are due May 1, 2020.

Visit the link below for more information.

https://novascotia.ca/energy-scholarship/


THE FRIENDS OF SABLE ISLAND SOCIETY 2020 SCHOLARSHIP
This $1000.00 scholarship is open to any grade 12 student in the Nova Scotia school system
Your application is to play the role of journalist covering a “Breaking News” story about Sable Island. You can base your piece on a real event in any time period. Creativity is key. Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, cultural or literary history, shipwrecks, salvage, government projects, wildlife, oil and gas activities, fresh water, tourism, meteorology, geomatics, conservation, fishery, conservation, military. Submissions must be sent by e-mail to scholarships@sableislandfriends.ca by 11:59pm on Thursday April 30, 2020. See the link below for more information.

http://sableislandfriends.ca/scholarship-2020-applications-due-apr-30th/


NSCC BURSARIES/AWARDS

HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE AWARDS
Eligible grade 12 students planning to attend NSCC next year are encouraged to apply for one 26 entrance awards (two per campus) to recognize outstanding students entering a certificate or diploma program. These awards financially support students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their communities as well as academic achievement. High school entrance awards are tuition waivers equal to the regular tuition cost ($3,315) of a full-time NSCC certificate or diploma program.  The entrance awards application deadline is March 20, 2020. 

To be considered, you must have:
- Applied to and been accepted into a full-time program at NSCC;
- Received a passing grade in all high school courses, with a minimum academic average of 75% (average calculation is based on top 5 marks from grades 11 and 12);
- Paid the non-refundable NSCC tuition deposit
- Be entering NSCC directly from a Nova Scotia high school (exceptions only for those who have been on wait-lists since high school graduation with no other educational pursuits in the interim).

DONALD R. SOBEY BURSARY
Each year, the Donald R. Sobey Bursary Program awards bursaries valued at $2500.00 to students entering NSCC on a full-time basis.  To be eligible, applicants must be referred by a community organization or law enforcement agency, be planning to enroll in a full-time program at the College and have unmet financial need.

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/index.asp

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/student-awards/Detail.aspx?I=183

https://www.nscc.ca/admissions/scholarships_and_bursaries/donald-r-sobey-bursary-program.asp


JOHN ABBASS SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Family Business Atlantic is accepting application for the John Abbass Sr. Memorial scholarship.  This is a $3000.00 scholarship awarded to children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Family Business Atlantic members or family business owners in Nova Scotia.  Applicants should be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall and their study should have a business focus or be related to their family business.  The application deadline is March 31, 2020.  See Mr. Jessome for more information.


PARTNERSHIP FOR ACCESS AWARENESS NOVA SCOTIA SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications for the PAANS Scholarships for Students with Disabilities are now available. 15 awards are being offered and are valued between $1000-$2000. To be eligible, students must have a permanent disabilities which means - "a limitation that restricts the ability of a person to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities or in the labour force within the range considered normal. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life."  Applicants must be planning on entering studies at the undergraduate level. The application deadline is April 3, 2020. See Mr. Jessome or the link below for more information.

http://www.nsleo.com/


DR. JOHN B. STEWART SCHOLARSHIP
The Northern Nova Scotia Foundation is accepting applications for the Dr. John B. Stewart Scholarships.  These awards are for students graduating this spring and will be attending a Canadian university this fall.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need and should demonstrate some indication of leadership qualities in their community. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020.  Visit the link below for more information.

http://nnsf.ca/how-to-apply/


HUMANITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (HYP)
University of King's College in Halifax is once again offering their residential summer program that offers an insight into university life and encourages interests in philosophy, history, politics and art. Students will attend lectures and workshops with professors, writers, lawyers, activists and journalists. HYP 2020 runs from July 4-112, 2020. Students aged 15-17 are eligible to apply. There is a $975 fee that covers accommodation, meals, materials, lectures and excursions. A number of bursaries will be available.  Visit the link below for more information.

http://hyp.ukings.ca/


THE NORTHERN NOVA SCOTIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Grade 12 students planning on attending university in the fall are welcome to apply for one of the NNSF's Dr. John B. Stewart Scholarships. Applicantions are to include the application form, a financial information form, a cover letter, two letters of reference and your current transcript. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020. Applications are available in the guidance office. More information can be found at the link below.

http://www.nnsf.ca


ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA 2020 REBATES
All EWC sessions from now until the end of the calendar year (May 2, 2020) are offered with a discount. These discounts are either $100.00 or $150.00 - depending on the session.  Nova Scotia still offers subsidies that are available for sessions happening before the end of the FISCAL year meaning March 31, 2020 (from Sports & Fitness February 2, 2020, until Sports & Fitness March 22, 2020) which can also help reduce the cost.  Students must register by March 13, 2020 to be eligible for these rebates.


February 2 - 8: Sports & Fitness
February 9 - 15: Tech & Agri-Food
February 16 - 22: Global Affairs
February 23 - 29: Science & Technology
March 1 - 7: Business & Entrepreneurship
March 8 -14: Medicine & Health
March 15 - 21: Law & Our Justice System
March 22 - 28: Sports and Fitness
March 29 - April 4: Science & Technology
April 5 - 11: Vimy: Canada's Coming of Age
April 12 - 18: Medicine & Health
April 19 - 25: Democracy & Youth
April 26 - May 2: Experience Canada

https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en


Mathematics Support for Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11 - The Nova Scotia Homework Hub is an online platform that offers resources and free tutoring for students enrolled in Grade 9-11 mathematics courses. Students can have a 1:1 session with a tutor, in French or English, via an online whiteboard, or by calling in on the phone at 1-844-243-9428. Tutors are available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.  Students can also access additional learning resources that include video lessons, practice exercises, quizzes with instant feedback, digital versions of the mathematics textbooks, where available, and a graphing calculator.  The Homework Hub can be accessed by logging in with your gnspes account by clicking on the Nova Scotia Homework Hub icon.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Students transitioning from high school to university, college or the workforce should find the attached booklet very informative. This resource was prepared by TeenMentalHealth.org. Visit the link below for more mental health resources.
youtube.com/teenmentalhealth1
fb.com/tmentalhealth
@TMentalhealth

https://classroom.google.com/c/MjE3MzI4Njg0N1pa

http://teenmentalhealth.org/


ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA 2019-2020 SCHEDULE
EWC has released their program schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. All students aged 14-17 (when you attend) are encouraged to consider taking advantage of this great opportunity. IECA has dozens of Encounters Alumni and we would love to see that list grow.

https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
High school students are reminded that high school credits may be issued for students who participate in programs outside of the school curriculum in the areas of art, language and leadership. Credits may be available to students who participate in extra curricular events such as cadets, 4-H, dance, scouts, girl guides, music, Canadian Red Cross, Junior Achievement - and others. Visit the site below for a complete list. See Mr. Jessome if you have any questions.

https://pdc.ednet.ns.ca/