Funding the Dream: Plan A, B and C for Finding Scholarships

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So, you’ve chosen your school, you’re pretty sure you’ll meet the entry requirements, but…can you actually afford it?

These days, the average Canadian student can expect to graduate $26,297 in debt. Whilst a good education is a worthwhile investment, a scholarship can take the sting out of its tail.

Plan A
At Les Roches in Switzerland, we attract the most brilliant and promising talent and our scholarship programs reflect our commitment to this.

Our 2014 scholarships for tuition fees are:

  • Presidential Scholarship (10%, 15%, 20%)
  • Alumni and Children of Alumni (10%)
  • Hotelier (Hospitality) Scholarship (10%)
Plan B
Of course, if you don’t win one of our scholarships, there are different solutions at hand to fund your dream.

  • Check out your library for a catalogue of trusts and funds that support education. Often funding criteria are really specific, and linked to criteria such as hobbies, school grades, place of birth, academic pathways etc.
  • Research companies that may be willing to fund part of your university education in exchange for a commitment to work for them upon graduation. Competition is stiff, but rewards are great.
  • The Canadian government may be able to help through their student loan program. Access loan options via www.canlearn.ca.
  • You can also get tax off your tuition fees for Les Roches. Contact the Canada Revenue Agency for more information.
Plan C
If Plan B and Plan C do not work out, plan C involves going ahead anyway in the pursuit of your dream education.

Take courage in the fact that 86% of Les Roches students graduate with at least one job offer, and that the hospitality and services industries offer some of the highest-potential jobs that exist.

Modified on February 10, 2015

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