Career & Ac. Counselling

Jo-Anna Meurs  

Walk-Ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by contacting me at

jo-anna.meurs@pallisersd.ab.ca

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Apply Alberta

ApplyAlberta is an online application and transcript system that anyone can use to apply to undergraduate programs at one or more of Alberta's public post-secondary institutions. 

 

Upcoming Post-Secondary Fairs

Career Transitions

Virtual Post-Secondary Fair
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Virtual on Teams
Registration: Registration required. Registration is available here

 

Educational Liaison Association of Alberta

Virtual Events

The ELAA Executive is happy to share their virtual Event schedule for Fall 2021: 
- September 21, 11-1 pm MDT
- September 23, 5-7pm MDT
- September 27, 5- 7pm MDT
- September 29, 5-7 pm MDT

Students are encouraged to register in advance here: https://elaa-launch.6connex.us/event/VirtualELAA/student/register). There is no need to register for each date: one registration will provide access to all event dates/times.

To join the event, please login here during event hours: https://elaa-launch.6connex.us/event/VirtualELAA/student/login

Spring 2021 Open House Schedule

This list encompasses the main colleges and universities in Alberta. Please research your options for out of province and private post secondary institutions. 

Due to COVID-19, some schools will only be offering virtual open houses.

Many school's will waive your application fee if you apply at the open house! 

List of Post secondary Institutions in Canada

University of Calgary - Saturday, October 2 (Virtual) | 10am - 2pm (Calgary)

Olds College - Saturday, October 16 (Virtual) | TBD (Olds)

University of Alberta - Saturday, October 16 (Virtual) | 9am-4pm (Edmonton)

King's University - Saturday, October 16 (In-Person) | 10am - 2pm (Edmonton)

Bow Valley College - Saturday, October 16 (Virtual) | 10am - 2pm (Calgary)

SAIT - Saturday, October 23 (In-Person) | 10am - 3pm (Calgary)

SAIT - Wednesday, October 27 (Virtual) | 9am - 12pm & 5pm-8pm (Calgary)

Lakeland College - Friday & Saturday, October 22 and 23 (In-Person) | TBD (Vermillion)

University of Lethbridge - Sunday, October 24 |TBD (Lethbridge)

Mount Royal University - Saturday, October 30 (In-Person & Virtual) | TBD (Calgary)

NAIT - Saturday, October 30, 2021 (Virtual) | 9am - 4pm (Edmonton)

Medicine Hat College - Wednesday, November 3 (In-Person) | TBD (Medicine Hat)

Red Deer Polytechnic - Saturday, November 6 | 11am - 2pm (Red Deer)

Grant MacEwan University - Saturday, November 6 (Virtual) | 10am - 3pm

Lethbridge College - Thursday, October 28 (In-Person Field Trip) | TBD (Lethbridge)

 

Out of Province University Fair - October 13, October, 17, and October 21

Admission Deadlines

Some schools offer scholarships and/or other perks for applying early. Please see the attached document(s) for application deadlines at the main Alberta colleges and universities. 

Most 2022/2023 applications open October 1, 2021. Some programs fill up quickly, so apply early!

Also note that some programs have specific deadlines different to the rest of the institution. Please research your desired program and do not hesitate to ask questions! 

Student Loans

The Alberta and Canada governments provide student loans and grants to help you reach your post-secondary educational goals.

When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for both Alberta and Canada student loans and grants. Financial assistance is also available for students studying part-time.

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/

For support resources go here: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/resources/

Some helpful documents:

STUDENTS – ENTER TO WIN AN $1000 SCHOLARSHIP!

Submit your 700 word essay or short video on your best test preparation method, or, your best study skill by 11:59pm on September 30, 2021.

Winners will be announced October 31 2021

https://www.test-preparation.ca/scholarship/

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies.

Value: Up to $2500

Eligibility: Apply once your final official high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Anyone with averages of 75% or higher in any of Grade 10, 11 and 12 will recieve the scholarship. Make you sure you apply! 

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

Uleth Grade 11 Merit Award

Application Criertia:

  • Are you currently in Grade 11?
  • Do you plan to attend the University of Lethbridge in the Fall immediately after high school? If YES then this application is for you!
  • Complete the application form below before JUNE 30

Apply Here!

Lethbridge County Bursary Program

LETHBRIDGE- Lethbridge County is once again accepting applications for its second-annual Bursary Program.  The program aims to provide financial assistance to aspiring post-secondary students residing in Lethbridge County.  Two students will receive $1,000 each for their first year of studies.

“We are proud to offer this program to students from Lethbridge County,” says Reeve Lorne Hickey.  “Council recognizes the value of education and decided last year to offer bursaries to support students in the region.  We strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to apply.” 

Applications are open to any student or adult who is a current resident of Lethbridge County and going into their first year of post-secondary studies.  The applicant is required to have attended school within the County’s municipal borders, which includes schools in Lethbridge, Picture Butte, Coaldale, Coalhurst, and Nobleford.  Consideration will be given to applicants based on academic standing and good citizenship demonstrated through community participation.  Applicants do not have to be a current high school student but must be enrolled in their first year at post-secondary institute.  The application deadline is June 1, 2022, with the awards being disbursed by August 31, 2021, with proof of enrollment. 

Eligibility requirements and applications are available online at https://lethcounty.ca/p/bursary-program or at the County’s Lethbridge administration office (#100, 905 4 Ave S).

The Bursary Program was launched in 2020. Kate Andrews High School's own, Lexie Hornford received the 2021 Bursary! 

CPA Education Foundation Scholarships

The CPA Education Foundation strives to continually increase student support and currently, over 85 recipients benefit from awards on an annual basis.

Through this direct support, the CPA Education Foundation rewards students for their academic, leadership and community achievements. This support aims to help attract the best and the brightest to the profession and helps reinforce the value of pursuing an accounting designation.

The Foundation is committed to helping the business leaders of tomorrow reach their educational goals.

Deadline to Apply is May 1st, 2022

https://www.cpaalberta.ca/Foundation/Support-Programs-and-Scholarships/Scholarshipshttps://www.cpaalberta.ca/Foundation/Support-Programs-and-Scholarships/Scholarships

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/srs-sre/page01.htm?poster=1&lang=en

Are you a student searching for a full-time or part-time work opportunity? Apply for a Government of Canada student job!

As the country’s largest employer, we are proud to hire thousands of students every year to support us in delivering services to Canadians.

Benefits:

✓ explore different careers in the federal public service
✓ gain work experience while developing your skills
✓ apply knowledge from your areas of study
✓ be part of a respectful and inclusive work environment

What types of student jobs are available?

We have a wide variety of jobs from coast to coast, in diverse fields, such as administration, agriculture, communications, enforcement, finance, IT, policy, and many more.

Students work in offices and laboratories, on ships and farms, at historical sites and national parks, among many other locations, in more than 300 cities and towns across Canada.

Wize Scholarships!

Canadian High School Students

2021/2022

  • Gr. 12 Student Scholarship
  1. Link to apply: https://wizedemy.com/scholarships/4
  • Timeline: Applications Open until May 31st, 2021
  • Eligibility: Student currently studying at a Canadian High School in Gr. 12
  • How to Apply: Visit the above link, click "Apply Now," sign up with email, fill in 3-minute form
  • 1-3 winners will be selected based on applications in June 2021

 

  • Gr. 9-11 Student Scholarship
  1. Link to apply: https://wizedemy.com/scholarships/7
  • Timeline: Applications Open until April 30th, 2021
  • Eligibility: Student currently studying at a Canadian High School in Grades 9 through 11
  • How to Apply: Visit the above link, click "Apply Now," sign up with email, fill in 3-minute form
  • 1-3 winners will be selected based on applications in May 2021

 

  • Youth Leadership Scholarship (NEW)
  1. Link to apply: https://www.wizeprep.com/scholarships/10
  • Timeline: Applications Open until May 31st, 2021
  • Eligibility: Currently a student enrolled in a High School or postsecondary degree between the ages of 14-20. Interested in Leadership! (but do not have to be an expert) 
  • How to Apply: Visit the above link, click "Apply Now," sign up with email, fill in 3-minute form
  • 1 winner will be selected based on applications in June 2021

Coaldale Community Wellness - KAHS Memorial Scholarships (Not Updated)

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2021

Review the following document for information on each Scholarship and how to apply! 

KAHS Memorial Scholarships

 

Coaldale Kinette Scholarship - $500 (Not Updated)

http://www.kateandrewshighschool.com/download/332703

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
1. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
2. Plan to register as a full-time student in the 2021-2022 school year at a recognized post-secondary institution.
3. Return this application to the Kinette Club of Coaldale either by mail, email (coaldale.kinettes@gmail.com)
or in person by May 1st, 2021.
4. Shown dedication and service to the local Coaldale (and area) community.
5. Not have previously received a bursary from the Kinette Club of Coaldale.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Kinette Club of Coaldale by May 1st, 2021.