The Golden Bell Jar Scholarship program recognizes college-bound women in the Southern California area who have been actively involved in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) activities, and who have demonstrated leadership qualities that can contribute to bettering their community.
About the University of Alberta in Canada
The University of Alberta (U of A or UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is Alberta’s Advanced Education Act.
The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, three satellite campuses across southern Alberta, and numerous holdings across Canada. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through thirteen faculties.
The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university’s impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually or five percent of the province’s gross domestic product.
With more than 45,000 students (including 8,000 international students), it is one of three universities to have a total enrollment exceeding 30,000 (the others being the University of Calgary and Athabasca University).
The UofA has graduated more than 250,000 alumni since its founding.
Since 2011, UAlberta has produced 100 Goldwater Scholars: among them were two Nobel Prize winners and seven Rhodes scholars.
Why choose to study at the University of Alberta?
Choosing to study at a university that is known for its excellent academic reputation and diverse student body, UAlberta has much to offer. With an average of 11 awards per year, The Golden Bell Award recognizes and celebrates students who have contributed positively to campus life and represents all that is good about University.
Award recipients are chosen based on their contributions to or involvement in student life, with special attention given to nominees who exhibit leadership skills or work collaboratively with others. The award also provides $500 in cash for furthering your studies. It’s time for you to be recognized! Nominations are now open!
Scholarship Deadline: This scholarship application is due for the Spring/Summer term. So, in order to apply for the program, applications must be made at least 12 months before the start date.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship award from the GBC, students must meet all of the following criteria: Be an entering freshman student at a California community college.
Be enrolled in English composition courses as determined by their California community college. Be a United States citizen and resident of California.
Have obtained passing scores on all parts of either
- The Accuplacer English as a Second Language Placement Test or
- The Initial Evaluation for English Proficiency is administered by one’s home campus(es).
Have taken an AP English Literature and Composition exam with either (1) a minimum score of 3 or (2) a minimum score of 2 and have completed AP Seminar classes for credit.
How to Apply FOR Golden Bell Jar Scholarships
To apply: Students can create their admission applications on the university portal. If you’re a high school student and you apply, you’ll be considered eligible.
The following are documents that are required to be presented to the university by the students
- curriculum vitae
- letter of intent
- Studying or school records
- Personal reference letters
Admission Requirements: In order to apply, you will need to meet all the academic requirements and provide all of the documents.
The following English language proficiency tests are required
My IELTS was graded as an academic version of 6.5.
90 TOEFL IBT.
Duolingo English Test – 100
Test Results: CAEL – 70
CAE score – 180
CPE – 180
PTE Academic test score – 61