We provide a multitude of resources to help our student-athletes decide their future. Dr. Matt Brown works with students to help guide them towards appropriate options after leaving Edge School. He directs them to the numerous resources for post-secondary studies in Canada, the U.S., and abroad, including scholarship opportunities and more. Below are some links and recent news related to post-secondary options.
- Let’s Get Started Education USA – Application Checklist
- Let’s Get Started Education USA – Athletic Checklist
|In the spring of their grade 9 year, students meet as a group with the school counsellor who provides an introduction to the courses available in high school and the benefits of those choices. The different post-secondary options are outlined, as are the selection criteria used by institutions in Canada and the U.S.. This presentation is delivered in conjunction with Grade 10 course selections.|
At Edge, Career and Life Management 20 (CALM 20 – a graduation requirement) is delivered in Grade 10. Part of its curriculum is an exploration of different post-secondary and career paths.
Grade 10 students have the option of writing the Preliminary Student Admission Test (PSAT: see http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html ) in October, a precursor to the SAT. The test gives students a familiarity with the format and substance of the SAT, and its results provide recruiters with an indication of how the student would likely score.
All Grade 11 students are required to write the PSAT in October. Students are also encouraged to write the SAT once in the spring of their Grade 11 year (see www.collegeboard.org for test dates and deadlines). To prepare, Edge students have free access to the SAT Online Course (see collegeboard.com/html/satonlinecourse/demo/index.html for a tour). This resource can be accessed wherever the internet is available and provides tutelage and practice in all of the different SAT sections and with all question formats. While some schools offer classroom instruction in SAT preparation, experience has taught us that this individualized resource best meets the busy schedules of our student-athletes.
Upon request, Grade 11 students can meet individually with the school counsellor to discuss post-secondary and career options. Some students make preliminary contact with collegiate coaches in their respective sports via email, attaching an Edge Student-Athlete Profile (template available upon request) as an introduction.
The grade 12s meet with the counsellor early in the year to ensure they are postured well for both graduation and for any post-secondary options to which they may aspire.
Students are also encouraged to write the SAT again in Grade 12 - there tends to be a significant practice effect, so a second writing often yields higher scores. See www.collegeboard.org for test dates and deadlines. Again, to prepare, students are encouraged to utilize the online SAT Prep Course to which they have free access.
Alberta Scholarship 2017-18 Program Updates & Scholarship Deadlines
For the most up-to-date information on Alberta scholarships and awards including application forms and upcoming deadlines visit: studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships
1st, Alberta Centennial Scholarship
1st, Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw Scholarship
1st, Dr. Robert Norman Shaw Scholarship
1st, Janet and Horace Allen Scholarship
1st, Premier’s Citizenship Award
1st, Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal
1st, Tiessen Foundation Broadcast Scholarship
1st, Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship
15th, Helen and George Kilik Scholarship
30th, Alberta Pre-Apprentice Scholarships
30th, Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarship
30th, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Scholarship
1st, Anna and John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship
1st, David Johnston Law Scholarship
1st, Marla Sava Polish Heritage Awards & Scholarships
It is recommended that each student meet with the counsellor in their Grade 12 year to solidify their post-secondary plans. The student, counsellor, collegiate coach (if applicable), and post-secondary admissions office are typically all engaged in a dialogue to make sure all requirements are in order, but each student is encouraged to take the lead role in this process.
Student-athletes planning to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) must submit transcripts to the NCAA Eligibility Center (Clearinghouse) for evaluation (see www.eligibilitycenter.org). This is a screening mechanism independent from the admissions office for each institution. Only admissions can determine acceptance; the NCAA Clearinghouse simply determines who will be eligible to compete athletically.
Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship – www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships
The Loran Scholars Foundation – www.loranscholar.ca/apply
Schulich Leaders Scholarship – www.schulichleader.com
Alberta Citizenship Awards – www.alis.alberta.ca/scholarships
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship – www.alis.alberta.ca/scholarships
W. Garfield Weston Awards – www.garfieldwestonawards.ca
Mindfuel STEM Awards – www.mindfuel.ca/scholarships
Nelson Civic Leadership Scholarship – www.nelson.com/scholarship
Student Aid Alberta – www.studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/
Canadian Interuniversity Sport – www.cis-sic.ca
Education USA (Undergraduate options for International students)
NCAA Eligibility Center – www.eligibilitycenter.org
- NCAA Initial Eligibility Brochure (PDF)
- Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet (PDF)
- Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (PDF)