This award was established to encourage Grade 12 students from the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) or Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) to pursue post-secondary education. Job’s Daughters International’s foundation is to teach life skills such as leadership, teamwork, community service, public speaking and self-confidence in a supportive environment, and to assist them in becoming the leaders of tomorrow. This award will be granted with a preference to students who identify as female and are members of Job’s Daughters International; however, it is open to all students identifying as female registered in a CBE or CCSD school.
Job’s Daughters International
Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) (City of Calgary schools only)
Field of Study
Open to students who identify as female, and are currently registered in a CBE or CCSD school. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents registered in Grade 12 and completing the requirements of a high school diploma that will qualify them for a post-secondary education.
Open to recipients who will be attending an accredited Canadian institution offering a degree, diploma or certificate upon completion.
Applicants are required to submit an original essay of approximately 500 words describing their involvement in the community, clearly stating how leadership, along with teamwork, was implemented during all community service projects (with emphasis on volunteerism).
Applicants must demonstrate a strong involvement in non-academic volunteer activities within the school and /or community and are requested to submit two (2) letters of reference, preferably from a school official or community leader representing a community-based organization who can attest to the applicant‘s volunteerism and overall suitability for the award. Preference will be given to active members of Job’s Daughters International and/or those applicants with outstanding community service.
Online application available at www.educationmatters.ca. Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.
Selection & Payment
Selection will be based on essay, volunteerism and reference letters. Selection will be made by EducationMatters’ volunteer Student Awards Selection Committee and may or may not include a representative from Job’s Daughters International. Recipients will be notified by September. The recipient must be registered at an accredited Canadian institution within 6 months of the notification to claim the award. Payment is made directly to the post-secondary institution upon proof of registration.