A goal without a plan is just a wish.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A small investment with a big return
Workshops are a great way for students to get a lot of the information they need, when they need it, in a short period of time. Janet is currently offering workshops on scholarship essay writing.   

Don't see something you need?  Contact Janet  to discuss the possibility of putting together a workshop specific to your group's needs.
Testimonials from Essay Writing Workshop:
"My daughter raved about the workshop and how helpful it was.  She learned some key techniques, and then got help from Janet to put them into her essay.  She now knows what to do, and how to do it."   - Corinne, Parent of Grade 12 student

"My daughter came home very pleased with the workshop.  She said she can apply lots of what she learned in her essays.  In fact, she's already used some of the workshop information in an application."   - Pia, Parent of Grade 12 student

Scholarship Essay Writing Workshops

Offered on various dates from October - March

Learn how to write your best scholarship essays!  

This three hour workshop will answer your questions about how to write your best scholarship essays for various kinds of scholarships. We’ll go over what scholarship committees look for in an essay, what information is important to include in ALL essays, and discuss ways to improve your chances of winning.


Janet will provide you with lots of tips and tricks to help put your application to the top of the pile! 


This is a practical, hands-on workshop. The first part is instruction and the second part is putting it into practice. Participants will write a practice essay, and get feedback from Janet on how to make it the best it can be. 

Note: you don’t need to have a scholarship application in hand to get great value from this workshop.  Almost all scholarship essays are based on one of several themes, so Janet will provide students with a list of themes they can choose from to write their practice essay.  Students can then use the information in the practice essay on future applications.  

What you’ll leave with:  Students will come away with a draft of at least one scholarship essay to use in their applications.  They will also take away lots of general knowledge on writing scholarships, and several helpful resources to use in future applications. 

This workshop is best suited to students in Grade 12.  The workshop is limited to 12 students to ensure individual attention.  

2019-2020 Scholarship Essay Writing Workshops:  

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Road, North York, ON


Thursday, Nov. 28th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  (high school PD day)

Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, NS

Friday, January 31, 2020,  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Summer Street Industries, 72 Park Street, New Glasgow, NS


Monday, February 17th, 2020,  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  (provincial holiday)

Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, NS

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

To reserve a seat in any of these workshops, please email Janet at

Janet will send an invoice to you, and payment will reserve a seat in the workshop.  

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