Kwantlen Polytechnic University Major Entrance Scholarships & Donor Funded Entrance Awards
Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in the Fall 2016 term are invited to apply for entrance scholarships and awards. KPU offers two types:
KPU Major Entrance Scholarships
The President's Scholarship ($20,000)
The Merit Scholarship ($5,000)
The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship ($5,000)
Donor-Funded Entrance Awards
Awards range in value from $1,000 to $3,000
Starting March 1, 2016 students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in Spring 2017, may also apply for entrance scholarships.
Please review the scholarship criteria and documentation requirements via the following links before completing your application.
The Online Application is located by clicking the "Apply Here" link below and logging into the KPU Online Self-Service portal. Students require their KPU User ID (Student Number) and PIN to log in. When logged in, please follow these steps:
Click the “Student Menu" tab
Click “Student Awards and Financial Assistance”
Click “Award Application”
Ensuring that the Application Type you have selected is either Fall Term 2016 Major Entrance Scholarships & Awards or Spring Term 2017 Major Entrance Scholarships & Awards, click “Apply” and begin completing the application. (select the term you are starting at KPU for the first time)
Important – ensure you click “Yes” to the Terms & Conditions on the Personal Declaration page in order for your application to be successfully submitted.
Hand-deliver or mail your supporting documentation (in duplicate) on or before the application deadline.
A Budget Worksheet must be completed and submitted as supporting documentation if the award criteria specify financial need.
Application deadline: April 11, 2016, at 4:00 pm
Entrance Award applicants will be short-listed and ranked by the Scholarships & Awards Selection Committee, based on the criteria of each award.
Award payment is subject to admission and confirmation of enrolment (minimum 12 credits per semester) and final marks of eligible candidates, prior to the disbursement of the award.
Major Entrance Scholarship payments will be divided between the September and January semesters and applied to any outstanding tuition and fees first. Any remaining balance will be made available to the award recipient in the form of a cheque (subject to continuance requirements).
All Entrance Award recipients are eligible to apply for other scholarships, awards, and bursaries for which they meet the criteria.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
a) High school transcript showing final and/or interim grades for English 12 and three other academic Grade 12 courses, or
b) Transfer document showing the equivalent of a 3.67 transfer GPA on a minimum of 24 transferable university credits.
Students Out of High School for 2 Years or Less
Minimum one reference letter from a High School counselor, teacher, or principal supporting the application, AND minimum of one reference letter to support community involvement, leadership, or volunteer activities.
Students Out of High School for More Than 2 Years
Minimum two reference letters, from independent sources, to support recent community involvement, leadership, or volunteer activities.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DONOR-FUNDED ENTRANCE AWARDS
High school transcript showing final and/or interim grades for four Grade 12 courses, one of which must be English 12 and one other academic Grade 12 course.
Applicable to All Students
Reference letters as noted for Major Entrance Scholarships, a Student Statement or Essay (if stated in criteria), and a Budget Worksheet if financial need is noted in the award.
All supporting documentation must be in duplicate (2 copies) and hand-delivered or mailed to Student Awards & Financial Assistance, Room 1822 - 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8. Application packages must be received no later than 4 pm, April 11, 2016.
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