District Scholarship Applications – due March 31st!

Due to Covid 19 social distancing and probable school closure, please submit your application electronically. Scan the following documents in the order listed into a SINGLE document. Email that single document to adrienne.mcchesney@burnabyschools.ca

  1. Application Form
  2. Activity Form
  3. Cover letter(s) for each scholarship or bursary you are applying for
  4. Specific Application form(s) for the scholarship or bursary you are applying for
  5. Financial Need Statement (if criteria requires).
  6. Resume
  7. Transcript
  8. Reference letters.
  9. Community service/volunteer hours documentation (letters, certificates, photos, etc.)

***Teacher reports are submitted by teachers in confidence to Ms. McChesney, and therefore are not physically a part of the application that you will scan and submit.

GFNF Financial Need Scholarship – $500

Founded in the memory of Rebecca Chan, the Grace Family Network Foundation (gfnf) is a non-profit organization that aims to support and encourage under-resourced children and youth in the Greater Vancouver area.  gfnf is the embodiment of Rebecca’s heart for others and the hope that it will be carried on in some small way.

Three scholarships of $500 each are available to Greater Vancouver area students graduating in 2020 and beginning their studies at any post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2020.  Priority will be given to students in financial need.  Applications must be received in full by 11:59pm on May 31st, 2020. Winners will be notified by July 2020.

Access the online application here: http://www.gfnf.org/#scholarship

For questions about this scholarship, please send an email with the subject “gfnf Scholarships” to awards@gfnf.org.

The United Croats of Canada Scholarships

All students of Croatian ancestry and resident in BC are eligible to apply for either a scholarship or a bursary. At least once parent must be of Croatian ancestry.

Scholarships in the amounts of $500 and $1,000 are available for full time attendance either at a university, college, or a technical/vocational institute.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, involvement within the community and written essay.

Applications are also available for downloading at https://www.croatiancentre.com/croatian-services/scholarships.

Application deadline is May 1.

All completed applications should be sent to the Croatian Cultural Centre at the address above or e-mailed to scholarships@croatiancentre.com. 

More information and application form: UKH Scholarship 2020

Attention Civic Leaders and Indigenous Students!


Awarding students who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and determination in their commitment to civic engagement and leadership.


Awarding First Nation, Métis and Inuit student leaders who have demonstrated academic success, personal strength, and a commitment to preserving Indigenous languages and culture.

To learn more and for the online application, visit nelson.com/scholarships.

Deadline: Jun 30 2020 11:59 PM (EDT)

Clean Energy BC Student Scholarship 2020 – $1000

Clean Energy BC (CEBC) is pleased to be offering a student scholarship of $1,000. The scholarship is available for students who are interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution.

You can find more information on their website here: https://www.cleanenergybc.org/news/clean-energy-student-scholarship-2020.

Must be a BC secondary student (full-time, currently enrolled) that is graduating in 2020.

Application Materials
• Applicants must submit a 1-2 page paper (approximately 500 words) responding to the following question:
“Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?”
Please cite any relevant experience with projects, volunteering, or community work, and indicate any future plans for involvement. Be sure to indicate the post-secondary institutions you have applied to, as well as any acceptances you have received!
• Applicants must additionally provide one letter of reference (must not be a relative). This could be from a teacher, a community representative, a religious/spiritual teacher, or a coach. The reference letter should speak to your character as a person.
• Please do not forget to provide your contact information – address, phone number, and e-mail.
Deadline: Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Please submit your application by email to: jennifer.palfery@cleanenergybc.org

Rotary Club Community Leadership Scholarship – $1000

Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake is accepting applications for its Community Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to be awarded to a successful applicant.

Criteria: Rotary-Scholarship-Criteria—2020

  • demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills.
  • been actively involved in community service and / or volunteer work.
  • been actively involved in youth initiatives, activities and events in the Burnaby community.
  • been actively involved in school-based activities; and
  • actively pursuing relevant school coursework.

Application: Rotary-Club-of-Burnaby–Deer-Lake–2020-Scholarship-application-or-nomination-form–1-

For information, criteria and application form go to: www.rotaryburnabydeerlake.org.

Deadline April 3rd , 2020.

Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake, Box 63019 RPO Highgate, Burnaby BC V5E 4J4

Coordinator and Chair of Selection Committee: Janice Froese e-mail: jfroese@telus.net

Attention Artists!

Michael J. Fox Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

MJF scholarship info and application 2020

1. QUALIFICATIONS – You must be a student graduating from a Burnaby secondary school at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. You must be a Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant.

2. AWARD – Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee.

3. AWARD CRITERIA – Your letter of application must include the following information:

  • Confirmation that you are currently enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby secondary school.
  • Documentation to demonstrate your interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts.
  • A statement of any financial challenges you are facing in pursuit of postsecondary arts education.
  • A history of your school and/or community involvement (i.e. school productions, student government, choir member, volunteer work, charity work, service clubs).
  • A copy of your secondary school transcript to demonstrate that your grades are high enough for acceptance to a post-secondary educational institution.
  • A statement that indicates your desired post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline and your Career Goal.

4. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION  – Your complete package must be submitted to Ms. McChesney in A100 by April 3, 2020.

5. A photo of each successful scholarship recipient will be displayed on the MJFT website as well as during the MJFT Golf & Gala presentation. 

Attention Debaters!


The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch will host the Barry Sullivan Law Cup on Wednesday, April 8th 2020 at the Museum of Vancouver. The Barry Sullivan Law Cup is a province-wide public speaking competition honouring the memory of Barry Sullivan and his contributions to both the legal and educational professions. Finalists will be judged by esteemed professionals and, in previous years, have included Judges from the Courts in British Columbia and representatives from UBC and the media. Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 from all regions of B.C. are encouraged to compete.

The application form is here.
The topic for this year’s public speaking event is:

Should governments regulate social media and online content? 

Due the popularity of this event, we request that schools limit their registrants to a maximum of four students. We will gladly accept additional names to be placed on a wait list. We encourage you to engage your students in this event by holding a run-off competition.  Below is the application form and competition rules. 

Click here to view the Barry Sullivan Application Form

Please print this form and email the filled copy to events@cbabc.org.

If you have any questions regarding the application or event details, please email your inquiries to events@cbabc.org.






Attention Athletes!

Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship – $1000

Since it was incorporated in 1892, Burnaby has produced many fine athletes. The Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 2001 to honour Burnaby’s past athletic excellence. The Hall also encourages future excellence in athletics, academics and sportsmanship by offering $1,000 scholarships to a male athlete and a female athlete from Burnaby.

Completed applications should be mailed to: Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Office Suite 101, 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4H7

For more information: http://www.burnabysportshalloffame.ca/

Application: scholarship app 2020

Deadline for applications to be received at that address is April 15 2020. Winners will be notified by May 15, 2020 and invited to our induction banquet in February 2021Å.

Eligibility requirements:

• A graduating Grade 12 student enrolled at a B.C. secondary school (public or private). Priority will be given to those attending school in Burnaby

• A resident of Burnaby for at least the past three years

• Future plans to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis

• Show evidence of high athletic ability and performance

• Maintain a minimum of a C+ average (a copy of the most recent transcript must be included)

• Demonstrated leadership

• Be active in school and community Important notes:

• A cover letter summarizing your athletic achievements along with your post-secondary athletic/ academic goals and plans must be included with your application.

• Letters of support referencing school, community or athletic participation will enhance your application