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Graduation Information

Unlock a World of Opportunities at OSA Private School


Graduation and Beyond!

Join us at OSA to strategically plan your senior year and prepare for college or university. From fulfilling graduation requirements to navigating the application process for higher education, our faculty and counselors provide expert guidance every step of the way

Studying in Canada

Are you on track for your diploma?


30 Credits = 18 Compulsory + 12 Optional


40 Hours of Community of Service


Literacy Graduation Requirement

Building your Future Together

Applying to University
and Colleges

Virtual University and College Visits

College Mondays
Every Monday in October and November, there will be four-panel groups running simultaneously on Zoom, each made up of six to seven colleges.


Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
There are countless scholarships and bursaries available to students entering universities and colleges. It will take some research on your part.
How to Apply to University

Information on Applying in Ontario: guidance.ouac.on.ca/docs/student_hyperdoc_2021.pdf

A recommended website for all Ontario university information is ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca (also known as e-Info).

A requirement for graduation, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test measures the standard of literacy across all subjects.
All students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of unpaid community involvement activities before graduating from high school. This requirement is additional to the 30 credits needed for a high school diploma.

myblueprint.ca/ocsb (helping students make informed decisions about their future)

www.volunteerottawa.ca (Community Service Ideas)

yconic.com (Awards, Scholarships, Bursaries)

scholarshipscanada.com (Awards, Scholarships, Bursaries)

schoolfinder.com (Make the right choice.  Find the right school)

campustour.ca (take virtual campus tours of every university & College in Canada)

electronicinfo.ca (Information on Ontario Universities)

ontariocolleges.ca (Ontario College information & Application services)

ouac.on.ca (Ontario University Application Centre)

algonquincollege.com (Algonquin College)

uottawa.ca (University of Ottawa)

carleton.ca (Carleton University)

osap.gov.on.ca (Ontario Student Financial Assistance)

ontransfer.ca (College to University Transfer)

tradeability.ca (Apprenticeship & Skilled Trades Information)

forces.gc.ca (The Canadian Armed Services)

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

There are countless scholarships and bursaries available to students entering universities and colleges.  It will take some research on your part.  Not all scholarships are based on marks.  All students should sift through the selection criteria.  Many applications will require letters of reference, and all will have application deadlines.  Please ensure that you provide sufficient time to those writing letters of reference (at least one week).

1) School Awards: All graduating students are considered for school awards. Not all awards have a monetary component. A school committee selects the recipients based on applications – academics, extra-curricular involvement, faith development, and financial need.

2) OCSB School Board Awards: These awards recognize specific students. Most require an application, some require an interview, and they are all selected by school board staff.

3) Community Awards: For these awards, you need to submit the community application Google form to be considered. Several local community groups sponsor these awards.

4) University/College Scholarships:

a) Entrance Scholarships are automatically offered upon admission (usually a min. 80% ave. at Carleton/Ottawa U)

b) Other Awards and Scholarships require an individual application. See Scholarships and Awards on university and college websites for further information on criteria and offerings. You can be considered for these once you have decided to apply to/are accepted to a program at the institution. These are found on the financial aid page of the school’s website. Here are the links for our local universities and college, but all schools in Canada will have a page like this.

Carleton University

University of Ottawa

St. Paul University

Algonquin College

5) Outside Agency Scholarships and Bursaries: Corporations, agencies, small businesses, volunteer organizations, etc.  Note that many of these scholarships are not academic. Look very carefully at the selection criteria. These require research, the websites below are a great place to start. Finally, check your networks for scholarships through your own or your parent’s workplace, union, community organization, club, etc.

General Scholarship Search Sites:





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