HCOS Grad Program

Heritage Christian Online School - Grades 10 through 12

Grad Program News!

Clean Energy BC - Student Scholarship Opportunity:

Clean Energy BC is pleased to announce that they will be offering a $1,000 student scholarship again this year, which will be awarded at their Annual General Meeting in June.

This scholarship is for grade 12 students who are graduating in 2021. To apply for the scholarship, they ask that students submit a reference letter as well as a 500-word essay answering the question, “Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?

The application deadline is Thursday, May 20thth and we will be contacting the winner in early June. Interested students can find more information on our website by clicking here: Scholarship Info


UVIC updates:

Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) - the most recent addition of the UVIC Student Awards handout has been sent to schools. If you are interested in finding out what is available, please email Mrs. Trish Vandop at tvandop@onlineschool.ca for more information.

Update from VIU for fall enrolment

BCIT Entrance Award Info

To learn more go to: bcit.ca/finaid

Vancouver Island University - Virtual Open House


Experience VIU is a 3-day university-wide event in January with dedicated content for international students, which will include live and recorded events for students, school counsellors, academic advisors, and parents.

This is the link to register: https://info.viu.ca/experienceviu-register/?utm_source=worldviu-email-footer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=exp-viu

And as a reminder, our university will be accepting applications for the September 2021 intake until March 31, 2021.


District Authority Scholarships - applications now available!

The Ministry of Education distributes 5500 District/Authority Scholarships across school districts and independent school authorities that recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength. Winners receive a $1250 scholarship voucher to use towards their post-secondary tuition. FISA BC manages the adjudication process for independent schools through the hard work of three regional committees. In 2018-2019, 671 DAS applications were received from students attending independent schools and 430 DAS awards were distributed.

For a more detailed description of the categories and eligibility requirements, please see the provincial site here. To access and download the application click the link here.

If you are interested in applying for a District Authority Scholarship, please contact Gord Robideau at gord.robideau@onlineschool.ca. He is our school contact for submitting completed applications.

Please note - one change this year is that students must apply in the region that their school is located in. That means HCOS students would apply to the Fraser Valley/Interior Region, regardless of where the student actually lives.

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship information

Applications are now being accepted from 2020/21 graduating students for one of 20 Pathway to Teacher Education scholarships. Recipients receive a scholarship voucher worth $5,000 for tuition at an approved K–12 teaching program in B.C. Applications are due February 15, 2021. Contact scholarships@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions.

Eligibility Requirements - Students must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements

  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and meet the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2020

  • Be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded

  • Have at least a

    • "B" (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark

    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)

  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation

You can't win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship (see info below). For more information on the Pathway to Teacher Eduction Scholarship, please click here

BC Excellence Scholarship information

Applications are now being accepted from 2020/21 graduating students for the BC Excellence scholarships. Recipients receive a scholarship voucher worth $5,000 for tuition at a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider . There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners demonstrate service and leadership, both at school and in their communities. Winners also show aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. Applications are due February 15, 2021. Contact scholarships@gov.bc.ca if you have any questions.

Eligibility Requirements - Students should:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements

  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and meet the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2020

  • Be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded

  • Have at least a

    • "B" (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark

    • "B" average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one "C+" (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)

  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation

You can't win both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship (see info above). For more information about the BC Excellence Scholarship click here.


U Vic Virtual Faculty Sessions:

UVic is hosting some exciting virtual faculty-based sessions for students interested in the Social Sciences, Science or Business

If your students are wondering what it’s like to attend a university class, you can also encourage them to attend any of our virtual Sample Lectures on the following topics:


Check out these online events from UVIC this fall:

  1. Post-Secondary BC (PSBC) events are happening, regionally, for students throughout the fall, and UVic will be offering four virtual presentations at each of these events. The upcoming PSBC events are as follows:

  • Northern BC: October 7 (2-6pm) and October 8 (3-7pm)
  • Kamloops and Kootenays: October 14 (2-6pm) and October 15 (3-7pm)
  • General Event (open to students from all regions): October 21 (3-7pm)
  • Northshore BC (including North and West Vancouver): October 28 (2-6pm) and October 29 (3-7pm)
Registration is available, here: https://postsecondarybcvirtualfair.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/.
  1. Student Experience Panels will feature current students who will speak about student life at UVic and be available to answer questions. The upcoming Student Experience Panels are as follows:

  • October 7 at 6:30pm
  • October 17 at 10am
  • October 28 at 6:30pm
  • November 7 at 10am
  • November 18 at 8:30pm (for international students)
Registration is available, here: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/#ipn-student-experience-panels.
  1. Parent Nights will provide parents/guardians/supporters the opportunity to learn more about UVic. Attendees will also enjoy a presentation by the amazing Dr. Lisa Surridge, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, with some helpful tips on being successful in post-secondary studies. The upcoming Parent Nights are as follows:

  • October 18 at 5pm
  • November 8 at 5pm
  • November 22 at 5pm
Registration is available, here: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/#ipn-parent-nights.
  1. Sample Lectures will be delivered by expert guest speakers from across the UVic community on a wide array of topics from modern marketing to sociology in the age of Covid-19.

Students can register and find a complete list of upcoming sample lectures on our website, here:https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php#ipn-lectures-seminars.

  1. Faculty-specific events will allow attendees to explore our faculties and the unique experiences they offer for UVic students.

Students can register and find a complete list of upcoming faculty-specific events on our website, here:https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php#ipn-faculty-events.


UBC Engineering Events

BC Virtual Student Expo

The British-Columbia / Yukon Expo being held on November 4th and 5th 2020, from 10am to 5pm, will provide your students access to all major college, university, and career colleges in the region.

Students will be able to connect with school recruiters via one-on-one meetings, live chat, phone, video or messaging. They can also participate in the many conferences and workshops held by industry experts in mental health, finance, fitness, time managements, and more.

With over 1,000 post-secondary schools throughout Canada to chose from, students will be able to make the right decision on their educational future from the comfort of their desktop, laptop, or smartphone.

Here is the registration link to for parents and/or students to sign up: https://www.campuscentral.ca/events/atl

Feel free to check out our site for yourself: www.campuscentral.ca and learn more about our participating partner schools and conferences offered.

Canadian Universities Event - Online information sessions for students

This year, the CUE 2020 events will be hosted entirely online. There will be live online events for students which will be accessed via the CUE website. They are in the process of rebuilding the website so that it can accommodate these changes, and the new site will be launched soon.

The student events are not school or region specific, so students are invited to register for the date and time that works best for them. Advanced registration for the CUE events is required this year as our web platforms do not have unlimited capacity. The exact details for registration and attendance will be shared closer to the CUE dates.

The CUE 2020 student events are scheduled for:

Monday September 28, 4-8PM Pacific

Tuesday September 29, 4-8PM Pacific

Wednesday September 30, 4-8PM Pacific

Thursday October 1, 4-8PM Pacific

Saturday October 3, 10AM-2PM Pacific

Tuesday October 6, 4-8PM Pacific

Thursday October 8, 4-8PM Pacific

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Canadian Youth


The Prime Minister is looking for young Canadians between ages of 16 to 24 to advise him on issues that matter to them, their community and youth across Canada. Youth Council members meet online and in person several times a year. They also engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.

Do you know someone who might be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build a stronger and more inclusive Canada? Invite them to visit the Prime Minister's Youth Council website for more information and to apply today. Applications are being accepted until August 17, 2020.

Happy Summer!

Check back in late August for updates about the new school year! We look forward to partnering with you as you work towards completing your Grade 10 - 12 years!

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