BC School Sports Scholarships

BCSS is pleased to announce the renewal of the BCSS Zone Scholarship, Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship, Bert & Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship and the BC Dairy Scholarship.  The submission deadline for all of the scholarships is Monday May 3, 2021 at 4pm.

The scholarship package includes the criteria and application forms for all of the scholarships. BCSSA 2020-2021 scholarship application form[3]

For more information:  https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships

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BCSSA Scholarship 2021 – $1000

BCSSA (BC School Superintendents Association) Scholarship – $1000

This year’s theme: How have you made a positive difference in the life or lives of others during the pandemic?

Deadline: March 5, 2021

For more information and for an application: https://bcssa.org/2020/12/08/bcssa-grade-12-scholarship/

BCSSA 2020-2021 scholarship application form[3]

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Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship – $5000

Attention Students Intending to Become Teachers!

The Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to and aptitude for a career in K–12 teaching.

Recipients receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher that they can redeem with the Ministry of Education after they are attending an approved K–12 teacher education program at one of B.C.’s nine Faculties of Education.

Students have seven years to redeem their Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship vouchers; an expiry date is printed on each voucher and extensions are not possible.

Key dates

  • February 15, 2021: applications due by 11:59pm PST
  • Early June 2021: conditional recipients and their schools notified by email
  • September 2021: conditional recipients checked against eligibility requirements
  • Fall 2021: paper scholarship vouchers mailed to confirmed recipients

Eligibility requirements

Students selected as conditional recipients of the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:

  • meet basic eligibility requirements;
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program;
  • be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded; and
  • have the following final marks.
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation
    • Minimum “B” (73% or above) in Language Arts 12
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one “C+” (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12

Note: students may apply for both the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship and the BC Excellence scholarship but can be awarded only one.

How applications are evaluated

  1. Written statements are assessed by teams of B.C. teachers using the marking guidelines
  2. A subset of candidates is shortlisted
  3. The resume packages for these students are assessed by the scholarship committee, which includes B.C. teachers, using the marking guidelines
  4. Twenty candidates are named as conditional recipients

Preparation

Students are encouraged to get organized well before the application deadline of 11:59pm PST on February 15, 2021.

  • Record the key dates noted above
  • Plan to meet all eligibility requirements
  • Understand that the online application must be completed in one session because it cannot be saved and completed later; preview the online application and follow the instructions to prepare information offline

Apply

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BC Excellence Award – $5000

BC Excellence Scholarships

The BC Excellence scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths.

Recipients receive a $5,000 scholarship voucher that they can redeem with the Ministry of Education after they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider.

Key dates

  • February 15, 2021: applications due by 11:59pm PST
  • Early June 2021: conditional recipients and their schools notified by email
  • September 2021: conditional recipients checked against eligibility requirements
  • Fall 2021: paper scholarship vouchers mailed to confirmed recipients

Eligibility requirements

Students selected as conditional recipients of the BC Excellence scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:

  • meet basic eligibility requirements;
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program;
  • be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded; and
  • have the following final marks.
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation.
    • Minimum “B” (73% or above) in Language Arts 12.
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one “C+” (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12.

Note: students may apply for both the BC Excellence scholarship and the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship but they can only be awarded one.

How applications are evaluated

  1. Written statements are assessed by teams of B.C. teachers using the marking guidelines
  2. A subset of candidates is shortlisted.
  3. The resume packages for these students are assessed by the scholarship committee, which includes B.C. teachers, using the marking guidelines.
  4. Fifty-five candidates are named as conditional recipients.

Preparation

Students are encouraged to get organized well before the application deadline of 11:59pm PST on February 15, 2021.

  • Record the key dates noted above
  • Plan to meet all eligibility requirements
  • Understand students must be nominated by their secondary school to qualify for this scholarship and each school may nominate one student only
  • Understand that the online application must be completed in one session because it cannot be saved and completed later; preview the online application and follow the instructions to prepare information offline

Apply

  • BC Excellence scholarship application
  • Students are encouraged to inform their high schools of any address changes. In the fall, the Ministry mails paper scholarship vouchers to recipients using the home addresses reported by schools.
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Attention BCIT Bound Students!

BCIT – Pathways to Success Awards

Pathways to success Application Pathways to success flyer

Pathways to success Application

Application deadline for students: April 1, 2021 – Please hand in completed applications to Ms. McChesney in A100

SELECTION COMMITTEE CRITERIA GUIDELINES

  • The School District selection committee will select the BCIT Pathway to Success Award Recipient(s).
  • Selected students must meet or exceed the program’s entrance requirements. BCIT entrance requirements are program specific. For further information visit bcit.ca.
  • Students must have applied to a full time first year technology, technical studies, or trade program (excluding Apprentice)and have a BCIT student number before being considered for an award.
  • The School Districts will keep all original award selection documents and send a photocopy of their selected recipients BCIT Pathway to Success Award application.
  • The award offer is subject to the student receiving full acceptance into a full-time BCIT program. Should the student(s) not gain full acceptance or not register for a full time program, the award will automatically be withdrawn.

AWARD-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Selection is based on demonstrated leadership skills and/or additional responsibilities. Examples are:

  • „ Leadership training/courses
  • „ Volunteer and/or community service
  • „ Work experience
  • „ Captain/president of sports team or group
  • „ Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • „ Plays a major role in supporting their family, financially or otherwise
  • „ Letter of recommendation from school district
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UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Program

The UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award program assists students who are transitioning to UBC from secondary school or another post-secondary institution. The purpose of the program is to financially support academically qualified students who show an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC community, but who would not be able to attend without significant financial assistance. Through the program, new students can access a variety of one-time and renewable awards of up to $80,000.

Are you eligible?

To be considered for the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award :

  • You must be a strong academic student and meet all UBC admissions requirements.
  • You must demonstrate financial need.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen,  permanent resident, or protected person in Canada.
  • You must be entering directly from high school or transferring from another post-secondary institution.
  • You must apply to a direct entry undergraduate program at UBC, and not have a previous degree.

Although you can specify two undergraduate degree choices in your application to UBC, your award application will only be considered for your first-choice campus and degree.

The Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is separate from the Presidential Scholars Award. You are eligible to apply for both awards, provided you meet the criteria.

How do you apply?

  1. Submit your UBC application by December 1.
  2. Complete the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Application by December 1 December 15 (deadline extended).

What do you need for the Centennial Scholars Application?

A completed Centennial Scholars Application will include the following:

  • Student Application Form
  • Description of Circumstance (maximum 1,000 words)
    A statement outlining your personal, family, and financial situation that makes it necessary for you to apply for this award. You must explain your involvement and contribution to your school, community, or family, and your interest in joining and contributing to the UBC community. You must also describe how receiving this award will impact your personal situation, now and in the future. There are a number of donor-funded awards designed to support post-secondary participation of underrepresented groups of people within the Canadian population. If you self-identify with one of these groups please indicate this in your Description of Circumstance.
  • Parent/Guardian Form
    This is to provide information on your family’s finances, and is required for students who have been attending high school within the past 48 months. If you are not in contact with your parent/guardian or are unable to submit a parent/guardian form, you can explain your situation in your Description of Circumstance.
  • Reference Form
    Your personal reference must be well acquainted with you, and able to comment on your character, interest in UBC, and financial circumstances. Your reference could be – but is not limited to – a coach, a teacher, your counsellor, your principal, your supervisor from a work or volunteer position, your family doctor, or a community or religious leader.

When is the deadline?

Your UBC admission application must be received by December 1, 2020.
Your Centennial Scholars Entrance Award application must be received by December 1 December 15, 2020 (deadline extended).

UBC will contact the majority of Centennial Scholars Entrance Award recipients by May 15, 2021. Only successful award applicants will be contacted.

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Schulich Leader STEM Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada.

Up to 100 awards. Roughly half the awards are valued @ $100,000 for engineering scholarships and the other half is $80,000 for science and math scholarships.

Are you the next Schulich Leader? 

Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria: 

  • Academic Excellence 
  • Outstanding Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial) 
  • Financial Need 

*** Not  for students planning a career as a medical practitioner or researcher – this scholarship is geared towards the entrepreneurially-minded student.

VALUE – Up to 100 awards. Roughly half the awards are valued @ $100,000 for engineering scholarships and the other half is $80,000 for science and math scholarships.

For additional information about the scholarship, visit the Schulich Leader web site at http://schulichleaders.com.

Alpha Secondary’s Scholarship Committee will be selecting one graduating student to represent our school as our 2021 Schulich Leader Nominee.  If you want to be Alpha’s nominee submit a completed Student Profile in Teams and either send Ms. McChesney an email at adrienne.mcchesney@burnabyschools.ca or come and see her in room A100 to express your interest in the nomination by Friday January 8th.  Alpha’s Scholarship Committee will decide on a nominee no later than January 15th.    Once you have been nominated, you will have four weeks to complete your application. The complete scholarship application package is dueFebruary 17, 2021. 

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King’s Essay Writing Contest

King’s is excited to launch the first King’s Essay Writing Contest for High School Students. The contest is open to all high school students in grade 12.

We invite students to answer the following question: What makes a book a classic? 

Respond to this question by referring to one text of your choice (a novel, play, graphic novel, poem, etc.)

The winner will receive a gift card to the King’s Co-op Bookstore valued at the price of all the books you’ll need for your first year of university at King’s, and the winning essay will be published on the King’s website.

All entries shall be no more than 1000 words. To submit your application complete the submission form and send it along with your essay to Kayleigh at kayleigh.shield@ukings.ca  The deadline is December 14.

We wish students the best of luck with their writing! If you want to polish your essay-writing skills and pick up some useful tips before submitting your essay, register today for our Writing Workshop on November 29th.

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Beedie Luminaries Scholarship

CRITERIA
  • Readiness
  • Grit
  • Creativity
  • Empathy

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident since 2018. Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% for grade 11 and available grade 12 marks based on Universities Canada’s Calculation of Average. Must demonstrate financial adversity and use funding towards a post-secondary institution, trade school or college in which you will be enrolled full-time.  Two letters of reference required (1 teacher; 1 community-based) in addition to transcript and application. Eligibility details below or at: https://beedieluminaries.ca/eligibility/

VALUE

up to $40,000/ 4 years for a Bachelor’s Degree Program or up to $15,000/ 2 years in a Trade School Program.

DUE DATE

An application with all supporting documentation must be submitted electronically to Scholarship Partners Canada no later than the application deadline of January 13th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PST

PROCEDURE

Submit an online application by visiting
https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/BeedieLuminaries/

Guidelines: 2021-Beedie-Luminaries-Program-Guidelines_FINAL-

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Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship – $1000

This scholarship is for a soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

For further details: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship

Scholarship Name: Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship

Minimum eligibility requirements: The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is open to any high school or University student in the world.

Application deadline: December 15th each year

Award amount: $1,000

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