CS2AC Episode 6: An Interview with President of Dalhousie University’s Caribbean Connection About How She Manages Being A Chemistry Major on Scholarship with A Part-time Job

CS2AC Episode 6: An Interview with President of Dalhousie University’s Caribbean Connection About How She Manages Being A Chemistry Major on Scholarship with A Part-time Job

On this session of  the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Beautisca King, a third year Chemistry major at Dalhousie University. 

She was born and raised in the Bahamas, where she attended C.R. Walker High School and then the College of the Bahamas (now University of the Bahamas). She is a recipient of the All Bahamas Merit Award from the Bahamas’ Ministry of Education.

 On top of a demanding degree, this future doctor is currently President of  Dal’s Caribbean Connection, a dancer, a dance instructor and works part-time at the university clinic. 

In this session you will learn:

  • How she chose Chemistry as her major and what courses she is taking now (2:19)
  • Why she took the SAT even though she didn’t need it for admission to Dalhousie (4:35)
  • How she feels the SAT helped her secure the All Bahamas Merit Scholarship (4:35)
  • How she learned that she needed to be 19 to set up a cellphone in Canada (6:30)
  • How she was still able to get a phone despite the age barrier 
  • How easy it was for her to set up a bank account (8:00)
  • How having a Canadian debit account and online banking helps her manage her day-to-day (paying rent, bills, receiving payment from work, etc) (8:58)
  • Why she chose to move off campus after her first year (9:57)
  • Why she said , “Kijiji for everything” (11:55)
  • How to get in touch with Dalhousie’s Caribbean Connection (13:08) 
  • Why she loves University of King’s College Dance Collective and how you can join(14:25)
  • How she found her part-time job at the university clinic (15:57)
  • What her current strategies are for balancing everything and tips for future students (18:08)
  •  Tips for surviving your first snow experience (20:20)

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Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick Helping Dominica After Hurricane Maria

 The Commonwealth of Dominica, is a beautiful Caribbean island with a population  of 70,000 plus . The 29 x 18 mile island nation was devastated by Hurricane Maria (a category 5 storm) back in September 2017.

We were fortunate enough to interview Samara Burton for our podcast. Samara , who was born and raised in Dominica, is currently a student at Dalhousie University and a former student of Rothesay Netherwood School.  Here’s what she had to say about the current state of Dominica :

"I think that Dominicans have been really making the effort to build back since then. The devastation was very widespread but I went home over Christmas break and even in December, just a few months later, I was amazed by the progress. They are well on their way to building back…better than ever. "

Samara Burton, Dalhousie

15-year-old Heather Chisholm, a student at Rothesay Netherwood School (Samara’s Alma Mater) was inspired to act after learning about the devastation in Dominica. She and her classmates are currently in the process of figuring out how to build a school (out of shipping containers) that can be sent down to Dominica.

Read more about Heather’s project and how you can donate here.

Dalhousie University : Reverend Trevor Phillips Memorial Scholarship for Caribbean Students

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Amount:  Undisclosed 

Samara Burton received this scholarship. Listen to what she had to say.

Dalhousie University 

Halifax, Nova Scotia,  Canada

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Who's Eligible

Student accepted to Dalhousie University

Awarded to students beginning their studies in any program directly from high school who are either Nova Scotia residents of Caribbean descent, or applying from the Caribbean.

General Entrance Award Application 

Deadline: March 15

About this Award:

Revd. Trevor A. Phillips was born in Jamaica on March 5, 1941. He received his early education at Kingston College and Union Theological Seminary in Kingston. He was an Ordained Minister at Mount Zion United Church in Jamaica before migrating to Canada. From 1969-72 he continued his pastoral work in Prince Edward Island. Revd. Phillips moved to Nova Scotia and worked at St. Paul’s United Church in Halifax from 1973-1981, and then Sambro-Parkhill-Jollymore Pastoral Charge from 1981 until his passing in 2008. He obtained degrees at the University of Prince Edward Island (BSc), St. Mary’s University (MEd) and Dalhousie University (BEd 1975 & MA Education 1980) Science, Education, Educational Psychology, Counselling, Educational Administration and Supervision. During his career he was a teacher and guidance counsellor at several schools within the Halifax Regional School Board and a member of their Crisis Intervention Team. He was also a presenter at several national and provincial conferences delivering workshops on multi-culturalism, human rights, curriculum reform and discipline strategies. Revd. Phillips was a man of excellence with great passion for life. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed badminton (at Dalplex with the “Silver Tigers” Table Tennis), cricket and jogging. His compassion and dedication to Christian Ministry, counselling within the community and caring for people in need was extensive and extraordinary. His amazing laughter and sense of humour brought joy to many lives. He was a legend in his time. On Eagles’ Wings is an autobiographical account of his life and faith. The Revd. Trevor Phillips Memorial Scholarship was established as a “living” memorial so that his name and his excellence will be remembered in a significant way.

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CS2AC Episode 5: A Dominican Student’s Journey from Canadian Boarding School to Studying Applied Computer Science at Dalhousie University

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CS2AC Episode 5: A Dominican Student’s Journey from Canadian Boarding School to Studying Applied Computer Science at Dalhousie University

On this session of the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Samara Burton, a second year Applied Computer Science major at  Dalhousie University  in Nova Scotia. Born in Dominica, Samara attended Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick before attending Dalhousie.  She tells us about her first coding experience, her current scholarship and so much more. Listen to the entire interview above.

In this session you will learn :

    • About the current state of Dominica after being hit by Hurricane Maria
    • Why Samara chose Dalhousie  after Rothesay Boarding School in New Brunswick
    • The difference between Computer Science and Applied Computer Science
    • About the courses that help make up a degree in Applied Computer Science
    • How Samara got her start in coding while in Dominica
    • What filling out her immigration paperwork was like
    • Why she recommends Caribbean students attend  international student orientation
    • Why students should utilize Dalhousie  webinars before you arrive
    • Why she moved off campus after first year and resources she used
    • About The Dalhousie scholarship she is on that is specifically for Caribbean students
    • Samara’s advice when it comes to applying for scholarships as a Caribbean student
    • Her upcoming co-op work term and Dalhousie’s co-op application process
    • What Samara’s first snow experience was like
    • Her tips for Caribbean students experiencing the snow

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Lyford Cay Foundation Scholarship for Bahamian Graduate Students

AMOUNT: Variable

For Masters/ PhD Students

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2018 Deadline : MARCH 19 , 2018

Who Is Eligible ?

All applicants must be a Bahamian citizen.

All applicants must be studying outside of The Bahamas.

All applicants must have at least one academic year remaining, which is the equivalent of two full semesters.

Minimum GPA requirements:
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or
Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 if currently enrolled in graduate studies.

Career goal stipulations:
Students are not eligible if his/her career plan is medicine and is currently enrolled or preparing to be enrolled in Medical School.

Criteria

Family Education Background
Preference is given to students who are first generation (neither parent has completed college).

Academic Profile
Undergraduate transcripts, internships, research, professional courses, and other academic information as well as work experience and proficiency in the intended area of study.

Field of Study
Examples of majors and career areas of national need:

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences and Management
  • Allied Health
  • Economics and International Business
  • Education – specialised fields, secondary and STEM subjects
  • Educational Leadership and School Administration
  • Engineering – specialised fields
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health Administration/Public Health
  • Hospitality Management and Tourism
  • Information Technology/Software and Application Development
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Marine and Environment Sciences
  • Nursing – specialised fields
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech and Language Therapy
  • Public Health and Hospital Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • School and College Admission Counselling
  • School Psychology
  • Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Urban Development and Planning

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Career Goal
Matches employment opportunities in The Bahamas in major sectors of economic activity or sectors experiencing growth; labour market shortages are well documented in a particular field.

Completion of first degree at University of The Bahamas
UB offers strong academic programmes and as such, we prioritise scholarships for candidates who have completed their first degree at UB.

Institutional Reputation
The college or university that the candidate plans to attend is well ranked in national and international ranking reports (i.e. US News, Maclean’s).

Financial Need
The resources available to the candidate to support his or her studies.

Financial Capacity
The candidate’s plan to secure additional funding beyond a Foundation scholarship.

Candidates Personal Qualities
Personal essays are assessed along with the candidates overall character.

Intention to return to The Bahamas
All graduate study candidates must express how their chosen field of study will impact The Bahamas.

Application Process

Three Step Process-  Click To View 

List Of Awards

In addition to the general graduate awards, students may also be eligible for one of the below awards depending on their field of study and other criteria.

Estelle Siebens Excellence Scholarship

  • One scholarship awarded annually valued up to US$15,000 per year.
  • For study in the US and Canada at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Approved fields of study are agriculture, architecture, economics, education, engineering, marine construction, marine design and manufacturing systems

Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship In The Arts

  • One scholarship awarded annually valued up to US$15,000 per year.
  • For study at the undergraduate level for students who have completed or are in the final semester of an Associates of Art degree from University of The Bahamas 
OR
  • For study at the graduate level
  • Approved fields of study are the fine, visual and performing arts, writing, poetry, as well as arts education
  • Samples of work and/or auditions and interviews are required.

The Sir John Templeton Memorial Scholarships

  • Four annual scholarship valued up to US$20,000 each for study at the graduate level
  • Two scholarships will be awarded for study in business and two for study in theology
  • Two compulsory short essays are required including one on Sir John’s book, ‘Worldwide Laws of Life’

Solmssen Templeton Scholarship

  • One scholarship awarded annually, valued up to US$10,000 per year.
  • For a Master of Law (LL.M, S.J.D., Ph.D. or D.Phil. in Law).
  • For a Combined Postgraduate Diploma Bar Professional Training with an LL.M.
    • Eligible fields of study are:
      • Admiralty, Shipping and/or Aviation Law
      • Arbitration and Mediation
      • Environmental Law
      • Information Technology Law
      • International Financial Services and Securities Regulation
      • Maritime Law
      • Taxation and International Tax Compliance
      • Anti-Money Laundering
      • Trust and Estate Planning
  • For a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Judicial Administration (MPA)
  • For a Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA)
  • For a Certificate, Diploma or Associate’s Degree in Court Reporting or Court Stenography
  • LL.B or J.D. courses are not eligible.

The Shirley Oakes Butler (Overseas) Charitable Trust

  • Annual scholarship worth up to US$15,000 per year
  • For study at the graduate level
  • Recipients are selected from among all those who apply for a graduate academic scholarship from the Foundations (there is no separate form to fill out)

The Albek Family Scholarship

  • One award valued at US$15,000 each year for study at the graduate level
  • For study in:
    • Marine Science including specialization in Marine Biology, Ecosystems, Habitat Protection, Tropical Environments or Fishing Science.
  • Environmental Sciences including specialization in Oceanography, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Management, or Environmental Education
  • Agricultural Science including Agriculture Production, Horticultural Science, Animal Production, Natural and Sustainable Resource Management
  • Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Resource Management

Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast

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Lyford Cay Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships for Bahamian Students

AMOUNT: Variable

Keep scrolling to see list of awards.

2018 Deadline : MARCH 19 , 2018

Who Is Eligible ?

All applicants must be a Bahamian citizen.

All applicants must be studying outside of The Bahamas.

All applicants must have at least one academic year remaining, which is the equivalent of two full semesters.

Minimum GPA requirements:
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application, whether high school or college.

Career goal stipulations:

Students are not eligible if his/her career plan is medicine (medical doctor, this includes students studying Biochemistry with plans to attend Medical School).

Students are not eligible if pursuing a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree

Criteria

Family Education Background
Preference is given to students who are first generation (neither parent has completed college).

Academic Profile
Grade Point Average, SAT, SAT II, ACT, BGCSEs, IGCSE’s, IB AP, other academic information as well as work experience and proficiency in the intended area of study.

Field of Study
Examples of majors and career areas of national need:

  • The Arts (writing, music, visual)
  • Economics
  • Education – specialised fields, secondary and STEM subjects
  • Engineering – specialised fields
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Languages
  • Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Health Administration
  • Information Technology/Software and Application Development
  • Marine and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-professional Allied Health majors (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy).

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Career Goal
Matches employment opportunities in The Bahamas in major sectors of economic activity or sectors experiencing growth; labour market shortages are well documented in a particular field.

Availability of Programme at University of The Bahamas
UB offers strong academic programmes and as such, we prioritise scholarships for candidates who are not able to obtain degrees in their chosen field of study from UB.

Institutional Reputation
The college or university that the candidate plans to attend is well ranked in national and international ranking reports (i.e. US News, Maclean’s).

Financial Need
The resources available to the candidate to support his or her studies.

Financial Capacity
The candidate’s plan to secure additional funding beyond a Foundation scholarship.

Candidates Personal Qualities
Personal essays are assessed along with the candidates overall character.

Application Process

Three Step Process-  Click To View 

List Of Awards

In addition to the general undergraduate awards, students may also be eligible for one of the below awards depending on their field of study and other criteria.

Estelle Siebens Excellence Scholarship

  • One scholarship awarded annually valued up to US$15,000 per year.
  • For study in the US and Canada at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Approved fields of study are agriculture, architecture, economics, education, engineering, marine construction, marine design and manufacturing systems

Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship In The Arts

  • One scholarship awarded annually valued up to US$15,000 per year.
  • For study at the undergraduate level for students who have completed or are in the final semester of an Associates of Art degree from University of The Bahamas 
OR
  • For study at the graduate level
  • Approved fields of study are the fine, visual and performing arts, writing, poetry, as well as arts education
  • Samples of work and/or auditions and interviews are required.

Bahamas Billfish Championship Scholarship

  • Two scholarships awarded annually worth up to US$15,000 per year
  • One undergraduate scholarship in marine and environmental biology
  • One technical training and vocational scholarship in marine mechanics

The Rogers Family Scholarship Fund (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

  • Valued up to CDN$25,000 annually
  • For study in Canada at the undergraduate level
  • Preference given to first generation students
  • Open field of study, with preference given to students who are accepted into the Edward Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University

The Birchall Family Scholarship (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

  • Valued at CDN$15,000 annually
  • For study in Canada at the undergraduate level
  • Open field of study

The Nihon Family Scholarship (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

  • Valued at CDN$10,000 annually
  • For study in Canada at the undergraduate level
  • Open field of study
  • Candidates must demonstrate leadership skills such as team captaincy, participation in student government, civic contributions or community service

Applicants must also have earned at least a bronze award in the Governor-General’s Youth Award programme

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Agriculture at Dalhousie University for Caribbean Students

Have you ever considered a career in agriculture ? Then Dalhousie may be the right place for you. 

According to the university’s website, 

"Our unique programs combine the core disciplines of agricultural sciences with business management and innovative technology. Here, you can study engineering, landscape architecture, international food business, aquaculture, and many more..."

Faculty of Agriculture- Dalhousie

The videos below give an overview of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture and advice from graduates of the program.

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KPMG Cayman Islands Scholarship for Public Accounting Students

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Up To $30,000 US

DEADLINE: Please note that the priority deadline for submission is February 1st, however all applications must be delivered to the KPMG office in the Cayman Islands by April 30th

Overview: 

KPMG in the Cayman Islands will provide financial assistance of up to US$30,000 per year, up to a maximum of four and half years. This is intended to be used toward standard tuition, student fees, books and supplies, and room and board as needed.

Qualifications

To apply, applicants:

  1. Must be Caymanian or hold Caymanian status.
  2. Should be at least 17 years of age and must have the necessary background to achieve success at a competitive university.
  3. Should have received notice of acceptance by an approved and fully accredited educational institution overseas.
  4. Must possess a High School Diploma and have at least 5 IGCSE/GCSE/CXC passes with a grade B, 2, or higher or equivalent passes in home country dictated by their governing Board of Education or Ministry and/or hold an Associate Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited university or community college.
  5. Should provide their SAT results for math and critical reading scores of 900 minimal or ACT score of 19.

Application Requirements

  1.   Recent full face photograph
  2. ‰  Birth certificate
  3. ‰  Certificate of Caymanian status
  4. ‰  Final cumulative high school and/or university transcript(s)
  5. ‰  Copy of acceptance letter into accredited accounting program
  6. ‰  Total cost of university attendance (tuition, room and board fees, insurance, etc.)
  7. ‰  CV/Resume
  8. ‰  Essay on, “Why I chose to pursue higher education in the accounting field.”
  9. ‰  Two letters of recommendation (i.e. academic or work experience) 

Selection process

Applications are considered on an annual basis.

Applicants will be required to undergo an aptitude test administered by KPMG in the Cayman Islands.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview with the Recruitment Manager and a Partner at KPMG. Interviews are usually conducted between April and May.

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APPLY

All applications should be returned to:

Cindy Reid
KPMG
P.O. Box 493
Century Yard, Cricket Square Grand Cayman KY1-1106 Cayman Islands

For further information on KPMG in the Cayman Islands please contact:

Cindy Reid Manager, PPC
T
+1 345 914 4325 F +1 345 949 7164 cindyreid@kpmg.ky 

 

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The Butterfield Group:Post-Graduate Scholarship Programme – $25,000 USD

The Butterfield Group is offering a Postgraduate Environmental Studies Scholarship to a deserving student from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands or The Bahamas .

The Butterfield group is a community bank and provider of financial services. Find out more about the Butterfield Group  here

DEADLINE : MARCH 30, 2018

Listen to what it was like for this Bahamian Student to live and study in Canada.

Andy, who is from Nassau, studied at the University of New Brunswick, received a scholarship and got work experience as he studied. Find out more about how he did it.

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CS2AC Episode 3: Second-Year Software Engineering Student Describes Her Journey from the Corridors of Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica to the Halls of the University of New Brunswick

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CS2AC Episode 3: Second-Year Software Engineering Student Describes Her Journey from the Corridors of Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica to the Halls of the University of New Brunswick

On this session of  the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Raven-Lee Mills, a second-year Software Engineering student at the University of New BrunswickThis is a great interview because Raven does a great job of breaking down the details of her paperwork, engineering program and co-op. 

In this session you will learn:

  • How Raven learned about UNB and why she chose engineering as a career
  • What she needed to get accepted into UNB from high school in Jamaica
  • The documents she needed to submit in order to receive her study permit
  • The things she needed to do in order to work while she studied
  • What is a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and why an international student needs one
  • How she set up her bank account
  • How to obtain Proof of Address if you are an international student interested in renting
  • What on-campus jobs Raven had
  • How UNB helps students get set up to work outside of the classroom
  • Her first co-op work position and the value it provides her as an international students(A co-op work experience combines what was learned in the classroom with job experience prior to completing one’s degree. )
  • Her tips for combating the snow

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About the City

About Fredericton:  As a Caribbean student in Fredericton, you will not be disappointed while taking a break from the books!  Located along the Saint John river, there are lots of walking/ bike trails and museums. The small town atmosphere makes all feel welcomed. It is not uncommon for students to switch up the scene and hold meetings or study sessions in one of the many coffee shops around town. 

Resources

UNB Software Engineering Program

UNB Engineering Co-op Education Program

Applying for a Social Insurance Number

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Stores around Fredericton that may be useful: Walmart, Best Buy, Sobeys, Superstore

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