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The Financial Aid office is located within the Office of Admissions, main floor of the Library building, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

Email: financial.aid@questu.ca

 

Phone: 604.898.8016

 

Toll Free in North America: 1.888.QUEST.08 (1.888.783.7808)

 

Director - Steven White: steven.white@questu.ca

 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Application FAQ’s

 

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Quest University Canada is in the process of restructuring our scholarship program. Please check back for updates as we implement our new model later this summer.

 

Scholarships recognize the achievement and contributions students have made to their school and local community, contributions we expect they will continue to make at Quest. All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid. All Quest Scholarships are considered entrance awards and cannot be applied for after the March 1 application deadline leading to your first year at Quest.

 
Our Fall 2016 Scholarship Deadline has passed and we are now only reviewing need-based Financial Aid Awards

Financial Aid
Application Form

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How to Apply

Scholarship applications can be submitted at any time before the relevant deadline but will not be reviewed until the deadline. All application materials submitted for admission will be considered during the candidate's scholarship award review.

 

Students wishing to apply for scholarships must complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit a résumé, along with two recommendation letters. Your résumé should clearly outline your experiences and achievements. This may include employment, volunteer work, gap year projects, awards, hobbies, skills and so on.

 

We ask that one letter of recommendation be an academic reference, and one be a character reference. We will consider up to a maximum of four letters of recommendation. If students send more it is at the discretion of the admissions committee which four will be considered. Letters must be submitted as PDF files, signed and written on official letterhead, or be sent directly from the person writing them. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

 

Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. All documents must be submitted in a package together before the March 1 deadline.

 

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate each student's application for financial awards (scholarship and/or aid) only once. After an award package has been offered, no other financial awards applications will be accepted.

 

Quest Scholarship Descriptions

Named for the University's first President and Founding Chancellor, the David W. Strangway Awards for Excellence honour the extraordinary career of Dr. Strangway and his vision that created Quest University Canada. They provide free tuition for four full years. The goal of the award is to provide access to Quest's unique education to outstanding students regardless of their background, country of origin, or ability to pay. The recipients of this award will have achieved very high levels of academic excellence combined with an outstanding record of leadership and service. Students with a high school average above 90% (3.75 US or equivalent) are encouraged to apply. Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.The Quest program is rigorous, and an important criterion for a scholarship award is the applicant's academic record. This is not evaluated by strict numerical limits, however; we are more impressed by a student who has done well in the most challenging courses available rather than one who achieved the highest grades by choosing an easier route to graduation. We are also interested in extracurricular activities — not the number of different clubs you joined, but the passion with which you pursued your non-academic interests and the impact you made on your compatriots and your community. Some ways that students have demonstrated this is through sports, community service, leadership, theatre, clubs, volunteering, other talents, and so on. Quest University Canada Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated an eagerness to learn, an ability to lead, a willingness to contribute, and a passion for excellence. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program at Quest allows athletes to pursue both an education and excellence in their athletic careers. The program specifically caters to athletes pursuing their sport at a professional or highly competitive level. High-performing athletes are model examples of passion, determination, and discipline. A student who possesses these traits is a definite asset to our campus. We have structured the Elite Athlete Program to accommodate the unique needs of these student athletes. Admitted students who are accepted into the Quest LEAP Program automatically receive a $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship towards tuition in recognition of their athletic achievements. The Quest LEAP application form may be submitted by email to admissions@questu.ca or by fax to 1.604.815.0829 (Attn: Admissions) before the Fall 2016 scholarship application deadline of March 1. You can download the application for the Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program here. Applications submitted after March 1 may not be accepted and the $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship may be forfeited. If a LEAP student believes their merits warrant an increase to the $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship, they may apply for additional scholarship. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for additional scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. If a student applies to be part of the LEAP Program after March 1, and is accepted into the LEAP Program, but they have already received a financial aid package, they are not eligible for the $10,000 Quest University Canada Scholarship noted above. If you have any questions, please contact steven.white@questu.ca. In addition to following the regular Scholarship Renewal Policy found below, LEAP students must rLEAPly for the Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program annually.In support of its mission to academically engage students from around the world and in recognition of the enormous contribution students with a truly global perspective bring to our seminars, Quest has designated funds to provide Quest University Canada Scholarships in the amount of $10,000/year for graduates of the United World Colleges. They are available to current or past UWC graduates who meet our admissions criteria and are accepted as full-time Quest students. If admitted to Quest, all UWC students who apply for scholarships will be granted a $10,000 Quest University Canada scholarship renewable for four years. The total value of this scholarship is $40,000 CDN. Students may also apply for additional awards from Quest. We will only review a file once for awards, so if a student plans to apply for additional scholarships, and/or financial aid, the award application/s must be submitted together before the scholarship deadline. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.We recognize the commitment active GIN club members have already made in seeking sustainable solutions for our world as well as the enormous contribution such students bring to our classrooms. As such, Quest has designated funds to provide a $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship ($40,000CDN total over four years) to offset tuition for active GIN club member high school graduates, with a limit of one award per school. To qualify for this award, a student must be admitted by Quest and referred by their GIN support teacher as an active member of the school's GIN club who has enhanced local and global issues in their community. The Quest University Canada Scholarship for GIN Students [PDF, 58 KB] form may be submitted by email to admissions@questu.ca or by fax to 1.604.815.0829 (Attn: Admissions) before the Fall 2016 scholarship application deadline of March 1. GIN referral forms submitted after March 1 may not be valid and the $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship may be forfeited. If a GIN student believes his or her contributions warrant an increase to the $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship, they may apply for additional scholarship. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for additional scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.Students who have been recognized as high achievers in the Sprout Social Entrepreneurship E-Course are granted a $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship ($40,000CDN total over four years) to be put towards their tuition at Quest. To be eligible, students must be admitted by Quest for Fall 2016, have submitted documentation demonstrating their graduation from the Sprout Social Entrepreneurship program before March 1, and have submitted a Quest University Canada Scholarship application by the same deadline. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.The Global Citizen Diploma (GCD) recognizes the breadth and depth of student learning, inside the classroom and beyond. GCD recipients have been challenged to rigorously reflect on their learning experiences, both as individuals and in the context of their broader community. GCD students undertake this extra diploma on top of the already rigorous IB diploma. As such, Quest has designated funds to provide GCD recipient graduates a $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship ($40,000CDN total over four years). GCD students will be granted this award towards their tuition after being admitted to Quest and submitting a Quest University Canada Scholarship application before March 1. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for additional scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.Kroka Expeditions Semester Program Graduates are provided with a $5,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship ($20,000CDN in total over four years) to be put towards their tuition at Quest. To be eligible, students must be admitted by Quest for Fall 2016, have submitted a Quest University Canada Scholarship application, as well as documentation demonstrating their graduation from the Kroka program - all before March 1. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for additional scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.LEAPNOW graduates of the India and Latin America programs are provided with a $5,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship ($20,000CDN in total over four years) to be put towards their tuition at Quest. To be eligible, students must be admitted by Quest for Fall 2016, have submitted a Quest University Canada Scholarship application, as well as documentation demonstrating their graduation from the LEAPNOW India or Latin America programs – all before March 1. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for additional scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.David W. Strangway Award for ExcellenceFull TuitionQuest University Canada Scholarships$2000 to $18,000 / yearLeaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program (LEAP) $10,000 / yearUnited World College (UWC) Student Scholarship$10,000 / yearGlobal Issues Network (GIN) Student Scholarship$10,000 / yearSprout Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship$10,000 / yearGlobal Citizen Diploma (GCD) Scholarship$10,000/YearKroka Expedition Student Scholarship$5,000 / yearLEAPNOW Gap Year Student Scholarship$5,000 / year

 

 

 

Scholarship Renewal Policy

 

Merit-Based Awards/Scholarships and Need-Based Awards/Bursaries may be retained by students for up to nine terms (sufficient time to complete a degree) provided appropriate academic standing, Quest community contributions, and/or financial need are demonstrated.

 

Students seeking support beyond a ninth term will be required to submit a written appeal to the Vice President, Operations and Development, outlining any special circumstances that merit such consideration.

 

To maintain scholarship awards, students will be expected to show satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degree. This is defined herein as a GPA in excess of 1.6 in the first semester, 1.8 after the first year, and 2.0 thereafter. Adherence to this standard will ordinarily be assessed once per year for scholarship purposes.

 

In addition, at the end of each block, the tutor will be asked to assess each student's contributions to, and benefit derived from, attendance at Quest by answering the simple yes or no question: "Was this student an asset to your classroom, contributing positively to the class dynamic, and is this student benefiting from the Quest educational experience?" Students taking eight courses per year will be required to have six tutors declare in the affirmative; students taking six blocks (the minimum for full-time status) will need at least four affirmative declarations.

 

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance AND evidence of community service, involvement in co-curricular activities, etc. Those wishing to maintain scholarships at Quest must continue to contribute during their time here.

 

These contributions can take many forms. In the spring of each year, each student with a scholarship who wishes to have it renewed will be asked to submit a short paragraph outlining his or her contributions to Quest and the community over the past year.

 

Examples of such contributions* could include:

• showing intellectual leadership and demonstrating academic excellence;

• organizing a major event on campus (a play, a CD launch, etc.);

• organizing several smaller events over the year (lectures, movie screenings, etc.);

• leading and/or participating in a campus improvement project;

• contributing positively to a varsity sports team;

• working in the Student Representative Council;

• volunteering in a community organization in Squamish;

• running a club or other activity group.

 

*These contributions are simply examples. There will be no formula on which such contributions are judged and we expect that the creativity of our students will expand this list considerably.

 

Evaluation of each student's contributions and academic performance will be conducted by the scholarship committee each year with input from the relevant community members (coaches, residential staff, student affairs, on-campus employers, etc.).

 

Both academic and non-academic conduct including assessment of probationary status, residential damage reports, etc. will be included in the deliberations. While a student is away for study abroad, experiential learning, or language immersion programs, the direct community contribution requirements are of course, waived.

 

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

 

 

 

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