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Awards Guidelines

  1. BVC Awards Guidelines
  2. Award Categories
  3. Award Type
  4. Eligibility Criteria
  5. Selection Criteria

1. BVC Awards Guidelines

Scholarships and bursaries are available for students registered at Bow Valley College who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed immigrants. International students are eligible for awards when specified. Verified refugees may be considered as approved by the Awards Office. 

 

Students with disabilities who are on a reduced course load as approved by the Alberta Government or on a modified course load as approved by the College are considered full-time students for the purposes of awards.

2. Award Categories

Entrance scholarships and bursaries are available for students who have applied in a full-time or part-time BVC credited program for the first time or have graduated from ESL or Academic Foundations and applied for the first time to a career program.

In-course scholarships and bursaries are available for students who are registered in a full-time or part-time BVC credit based program.

Transition scholarships and bursaries are intended for students who are bridging from one BVC program to another.

Alumni scholarships and bursaries are intended for students who have graduated or completed their program goal.

3. Award Type

 

Scholarship: An award given primarily in recognition of excellence in academic achievement; however, other criteria or conditions may be included.

Bursary: An award given primarily on the basis of financial need; however, other criteria or conditions may be included.

Award: Any financial assistance or payment (grant, loan, scholarship, bursary or prize).

Prize: An award given to a student in recognition of a significant accomplishment. Prizes may include but are not limited to books, plaques, medals, subscriptions or cash.

4. Eligibility Criteria

 

A domestic student is a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant. Refugee claimants may be considered as approved by the Awards Office.

An Aboriginal student includes all Aboriginal designations.

Full-time scholarships and bursaries are intended for students who have attended a full-time course load in the Fall, Winter or Spring session in the year of application.

Part-time scholarships and bursaries are intended for students who have attended a part-time course load in the Fall, Winter or Spring session in the year of application.

5. Selection Criteria

  Grade scale

Grade

Percentage

Grade Point Value

Description

A+

95-100

4.0

Exceptional:  superior knowledge of subject matter

A

90-94

4.0

Excellent:  outstanding knowledge of subject matter

A-

85-89

3.67

 

B+

80-84

3.33

 

B

75-79

3.0

Very Good:  knowledge of subject matter generally mastered

B-

70-74

2.67

 

C+

67-69

2.33

 

C

64-66

2.0

Satisfactory/Acceptable:  knowledge of subject matter adequately mastered

C-

60-63

1.67

 

D+

57-59

1.33

 

D

54-56

1.0

 

D-

50-53

.67

Minimum achievement for credit:  knowledge of some subject matter mastered

F

<50

0.0

Fail: an unsatisfactory performance

Academic accomplishment/proficiency
Attributes

  • Motivated and demonstrating working to full potential
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude

Evaluation
Range Values

  • 64% - 85% ( C; A-)
  • Range 1 : 64% - 85%
  • Range 1 : 64% - 85%

Academic excellence
Attributes

  • An excellent academic performance with strong evidence of material comprehension
  • Demonstrate lifelong learning qualities such as program engagement and collaboration with peers

Evaluation

  • Minimum term grade point average of 80%

Range Values

  • 80% - 100% (B+ ; A+)
  • Range 1 : 95% - 100%
  • Range 2 : 85% - 94.9%
  • Range 3 : 80% - 84.9%

Attendance
Attributes

  • Demonstrate program engagement through attendance

Evaluation

  • Demonstrate program engagement through active attendance

Documents Required

  • Proof of attendance through a letter of reference provided by a current instructor or program coordinator

Financial Budget Form
Attributes

  • Identify monthly expenses and income

 

Financial Need
Attribute

  • To assist students who are in a financial need situation which is a barrier to their studies

Evaluation

  • Assess the level of financial need

Leadership
Attributes

  • Engagement in College and program activities
  • Community involvement
  • Commitment and excellence

Evaluation

  • Degree of engagement in program and College activities; community involvement and shows values of commitment and excellence

Documents Required

  • Letter of reference stating your leadership experience

Overcome obstacles
Attributes

  • Overcome obstacles in achieving academic success
  • Overcome challenges in personal situations

Evaluation

  • Evaluate the degree of perseverance through challenges

Personal qualities

Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Demonstrate motivation and focus to achieve educational and personal goals
  • Demonstrate positive and caring attitude towards self and others

Evaluation

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Demonstrate motivation and focus to achieve educational and personal goals

Documents Required

  • Letter of reference demonstrating your personal attributes

Superior academic achievement
Attributes

  • A good academic performance with evidence of material comprehension

Evaluation

  • Minimum TGPA of 70% or 2.67

Range Values

  • 70% - 100% ( B- ; A+)
  • Range 1 : 90% - 100%
  • Range 2 : 80% - 89.9%
  • Range 3 : 70% - 79.9%

 Teamwork and Mentorship

Attributes

  • Strong demonstration of teamwork and mentorship

Evaluation

  • Identify strong teamwork and mentorship skills in or outside the classroom