Graduation Pre- and Post-Graduation Planning
Regardless of what direction students want to go after graduation, if there are questions about applying for post-secondary, what options are available, or where to find scholarships, we hope that this Trojan Transition document serves as a starting point, click here.
For a more comprehensive list of resources, click here.
Student loan application can be accessed at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/student-loans.
The 2020-21 application period will not open until late June 2020. Also, by applying for a student loan you will automatically receive and do not have to repay The Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship (SAS) which provides eligible grade 12 graduates, $500 per year, to a lifetime maximum of $2,000.
Students who do not need student loan funding, should still apply and check off ‘bursary and grants funding only’ so that they will receive the $500 SAS.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Scholarships do not simply fall into a student’s lap. It takes time and effort to find scholarships that you are eligible for. It is important to be prepared for applying for scholarships as often they require letters of reference, transcripts, or a personal reflection. Here are some tips on how to be prepared for applying for scholarships.
Student Service offices are often notified about community scholarships, which we make available to students through the Regina Public Schools website and posters outside of guidance. This list is not comprehensive, and students are encouraged to search out additional scholarship opportunities.
In the spring of each year, application forms are made available for Internal Scholarships. Please talk with your advisory teacher or guidance for more information.
Every post-secondary institution has their own entrance scholarships. It is important to look at the institutions you are applying or have been accepted to so that you do not miss out.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Scholarships and Application Dates click here
University of Saskatchewan Scholarships click here
Student Loans: In Saskatchewan, students who apply for Student Loans are automatically considered for three forms of financial assistance. In addition to student loans, you will also be automatically considered for grants and bursaries from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan. That is money for school that students won't need to ever pay back! Last year, 56% of the Saskatchewan assistance provided was non-repayable. Fall applications for student loans will be available online in June at www.canlearn.ca. You can also visit their website now and try out the Student Financial Assistance Estimator and find out based on your financial situation, how much funding you may be eligible for to attend a post-secondary institution.
There are many other opportunities for funding and here are just a few to get you started:
Scholarships Canada www.scholarshipscanada.com
Universities of Canada www.univcan.ca
Disability Awards www.disabilityawards.ca
Fund Your Future www.fundyourfuture.ca
Academic Invest http://scholarships.academicinvest.com
Government of Saskatchewan www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/scholarships-bursaries-grants