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Where do I find awards?

Video Script

Hi, John again. In this video, we will be talking about where you should go to find awards. Where do I find this magic, free money?

Well, there are a few places, and a few people you should talk to. The best person to talk to would be your school guidance counselor. If you’re in high school, your guidance counselor can give you lots of great advice and give you a very long list of awards to apply for.

The other great thing you should do is visit your high school website, where you’re guaranteed to find a list of awards, scholarships, bursaries and grants. And don’t just go to your high school website; visit different high school websites, because they’ll all have different lists. Just go to a high school website, type awards or scholarships in the search box, and boom, a list will pop up.

Another person you should definitely speak to is your APSEA Itinerant Teacher. He or she will not only be able to help you track down lists of awards, but can also help guide you on how to apply. You can make an activity out of it. I’ve helped lots of students over the years find and apply for awards, and over the years a lot of my students have received many awards that they’ve used for college or university. Work with your guidance counselor and Itinerant Teacher, and the more awards you apply for, the better your chances of getting one, or two, or five, or maybe more.

The last thing you should do is do an online search. Just type in a combination of words like awards, scholarships, bursaries, grants, Canadian, deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, disabilities, and the internet will find tons of online sites where you can find hundreds of awards to apply for.

In the final video we’ll be talking about the different kinds of awards you can apply for. Did you know that it’s not absolutely necessary for you to get top grades in order to find awards for you? There’s an award for everyone, but we’ll get into that next time. But before we get to that, let’s do an activity:

For this activity we’re going to play something that you’ve probably all played at some point with your family and friends: Charades. But since these videos are all about going to college or university to study for a career, I want you to play charades using only occupations, or jobs people can hold. For example, let’s say your word is “dentist.” Without using words, you have to act out what you think a dentist looks like when he or she is doing their job. Remember, don’t use your voice and don’t use sign language, just act the word out using gestures. The first person to guess the word gets a point. Remember, this a team game, so it’s better if your team has one or two people on it in addition to yourself.

Join me next time for the last awards video.