Scholarship Myths Debunked
Myth: My parents have a fund for me; I don’t need a scholarship.
Fact: Scholarships are worth more than the money – on applications to grad school, articling positions and special programs, the scholarship(s) a student has received can be the difference between success and rejection – selection committees look for this validation of student achievement and community recognition.
Myth: I’m not going to university or college, so I’m not eligible.
Fact: RCF scholarships are not just for university – we fund students pursuing vocational studies too. As long as the institute is a charitable organization, we can fund tuition.
Myth: My marks are not good enough to get a scholarship.
Fact: Different funds look for different attributes. Community service and extracurricular activities are more important in some cases.
Myth: I am not eligible because I’ve had to work to support my family so I don’t have any community or extracurricular service.
Fact: Some funders are specifically looking to help students who face financial hardship – if this is your case, be sure to include your financial situation and back that up with your confidential reference letters.
Myth: I cannot afford fulltime studies and might have to save for a year before I attend post secondary, so I’m won’t bother to apply.
Fact: RCF 2017 high school scholarships can be applied to the 2017/18 or 2018/19 post secondary school years.
Myth: I am going to a school outside BC or Canada so these scholarships won’t apply.
Fact: As long as you can provide your current school proof of your enrolment at an accredited post secondary institution (once you are registered), you are eligible for RCF scholarships.