It’s not every day that a student can make money taking a test.
But later this month, high school students from around the region have a chance to earn funds to help them attend Selkirk College in an annual competition.
The Selkirk College Scholarship High School Exam Competition has been recognizing regional excellence for nearly 20 years with between 40 and 60 students participating annually.
Students looking for a chance to gain Selkirk College tuition vouchers can enter the Annual Scholarship High School Exam Competition.
Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences Chair David Feldman invites high school students to challenge themselves and join in the exam competition that tests knowledge, logic and creative thinking.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for high-performing students to try out their knowledge and skills in a college environment,” he says. “It is also a way that Selkirk College can recognize the accomplishments of our regional youth.”
The exams are drafted by Selkirk College instructors in subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English, Comparative Civilizations, English, Geography, History, First Nations Studies and Math. There are Grade 11 and Grade 12 level exams designed to challenge students at an appropriate level.
Three separate exam periods are scheduled on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and each student can write up to a maximum of three exams which will take up to one hour each to write.
There is $5,000 up for grabs with a maximum of $1,500 in tuition scholarships available to any one student to be used over a two-year period.
To register, please contact Sarah Fawcett by email or by phone at 250.365.1310. Please indicate which exams you wish to write.
Students who have taken the Grade 12 level of a course may not write the Grade 11 level exam.
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