$10,000 SFU Entrance Scholarships – Application Required

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SFU recognizes high school students who demonstrate excellence in both their academic and extracurricular activities.  The value of a scholarship may range from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover all tuition and mandatory supplementary fees normally required for the completion of a student’s first undergraduate degree at SFU.

Scholarships are available to domestic and international high school students admitted for the fall term to an undergraduate degree in any faculty. Financial aid is available to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Citizens who are coming from high school, college, or university.

Financial Aid: Covers all forms of financial support such as Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Loans etc.

Entrance Scholarships: Strong emphasis on academics. Many scholarships look at a combination of academics and school/community involvement.

Entrance Awards: Academic requirements are lower than those of scholarships. Strong emphasis on community, school involvement, volunteerism, leadership.

Entrance Bursaries: Academic requirements are lower than those of scholarships. Provide funding for students with demonstrated financial need.

Application Period for Fall 2021: October 5, 2020 – December 15, 2020
Supporting Documents* Deadline: January 31, 2021
Minimum Requirement: grades in the 90% range or a minimum 31 International Baccalaureate points**
Scholarship Value: ranges from $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees

Further funding, in the form of a living allowance, may be offered to support exceptionally talented students with demonstrated financial need.

Recipients will be notified from mid-March to mid-May 2021.

*This includes an academic reference, a community involvement reference, and all admission items on the To Do List
**Predicted bonus points are not considered in the calculation



TD Scholarships

All applications and supporting documents must be received no later than November 13, 2020.

Objective: TD is committed to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow and creating conditions where everyone has a chance to succeed in a changing world. TD Scholarships are offered to students who, like TD, help support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place.

Number, Value and Duration of Scholarships: Twenty (20) TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:

– Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
– $7,500 for living expenses per year (for up to a maximum of four years)

Eligibility: TD Scholarships are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are now in their final year of high school (outside of Quebec) or final year of CEGEP (in Quebec) in the 2019/2020 school year.

Click HERE for more details and application info.


$100,000 Loran Scholarship for Students with Integrity, Courage, Grit and Personal Autonomy

Dear Grads,

As I have mentioned in the Scholarships meeting on Monday and Tuesday, this deadline for Loran scholarship applicants interested in being sponsored by the school is coming up very soon. The deadline is this coming Monday October 5th, at 3 pm.

Becoming a Scholar

The individuals Loran seeks possess integrity, courage, compassion, intellectual curiosity, as well as a high level of personal autonomy and self-motivation.

Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of their 25 partner universities, summer internships, mentorship, and participation in a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world.


In order to be sponsored by Byrne Creek, please respond  to the questions listed below through the form link in Byrne Creek Scholarship Team. You must submit these responses  by October 5th at 3pm. The Byrne Creek Staff Scholarship Committee will then review all applications. You will be notified by email on Thursday October 8th if you are sponsored.

Please recognize that your full sponsored application is officially due to https://apply.loranscholar.ca/candidate_profiles/new on Thursday, October 15.

  1. Describe what you consider to be your most significant volunteer contribution to date in terms of its value to your school or larger community. Why was it important to you and others?
  2. Describe a time you challenged yourself by taking on a task/project you felt was beyond your scope and capability at the time. Why did you do it? What happened?
  3. Please list up to three significant leadership roles where you were responsible for organizing a group of people in order to achieve a common goal or task.
  4. Choose the leadership role above that was the most challenging for you. What goal did you establish with your group? Describe the steps you took to reach your goal. What difficulties did you face with the group, and how did you resolve them? Whether or not you reached your goal, tell us what you learned about yourself and others in the process.
  5. Describe a time when you took the initiative to address an unmet need at school or in the community. What was the need and what steps did you take? What were the results of your actions?


What Loran Looks For: As you know, the selection criteria involves character, service and leadership. They are looking for young people who deeply value honesty, are curious by nature and are interested in a wide range of subjects. The scholars selected are willing to take meaningful risks and prioritize results over appearances. Each one has shown a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes and is interested in working for a better world.

Direct Pool: If more than three students are interested in applying, other students are encouraged to apply to the direct pool. Loran understands that there are sometimes more qualified candidates than there are sponsorship spots, and offer the direct pool process for this reason. Although sponsored candidates have historically received more provincial awards and honour citations, Loran Scholars are selected through both application processes.

Important Dates:

Byrne Creek is permitted to sponsor three candidates.  Your submission to be considered sponsorship must be received by Ms. Fujiki no later than Monday, October 5th at 3:00pm (Pacific Time).

For school sponsored applicants, the deadline for submission will be  Oct 15th, 2020 at 8:00pm (Eastern Time).

The deadline for direct pool applications is Oct 22nd, 2020 at 8:00pm (Eastern Time).

If there are questions, please talk to Ms. Fujiki.

LGBTQ Friends Society Cash Awards

Dear Grads,

Here is an opportunity for you to win some cash awards if you have ever been involved with any activities that support the well-being of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. I am sharing the letter from Ms. Sahota with you:

I am writing on behalf of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society to invite your students to apply for the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award.   This annual award is given to exceptional youth 16 to 30 who have shown commitment and leadership within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Cash prizes of $1000, $600, $400, plus additional prizes are funded by our exclusive sponsor for the second year in a row DIVERSEcity. Sher Vancouver would like to recognize all those youth who work tirelessly for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and we would appreciate your help to spread the word about this award.

If you have any questions about the award feel free to contact Sher Vancouver Founder Alex Sangha at info@shervancouver.com

Please click on the link below for full details about the award and to learn more about Sher Vancouver and please don’t forget to share! Thank you.  https://www.shervancouver.com/youth-award.html

Much Gratitude,

Karn Sahota

Project Coordinator – January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award

Douglas College Bachelor of Social Work Student

Practicum Student at Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society

Scholarship Tips and Info!

Hello again, Grads!

I am sorry, but you will see several posts very close together for the next few days because there are several scholarships with deadlines in early October! Thus, you need to quickly prep yourselves with all the tips and info so that you can be a successful applicant for any scholarships of your choice.

ScholarTree is back for another year of helping graduating students find scholarships. Over the summer they added over 100 new awards to ScholarTree.

Since it is early in the year, here are some of the blogs that may be useful to students looking to apply to scholarships this year:

Additionally, here are a couple of significant scholarships that are available now:

Best wishes,

Judy Fujiki & Darrin Davies

Welcome Back! Grads of 2021!

This is Mr. Davies and Ms. Fujiki. We are the Scholarships Coordinators at Byrne Creek for 2020/2021. We will  be receiving scholarship information throughout the year from various sources.  Be sure to check for new posts regularly. When information comes our way, we will share it with you ASAP by:

    • Posting it on this website
    • Posting information in the school bulletin
    • Posting it on Teams
    • Posting it on Instagram@Byrnecreekscholarships

There are hundreds of thousands of dollars available in scholarships.  In order to access the information, you are encouraged to search for scholarship opportunities online, keep up-to-date with our posts and ask around. You may also register your information with www.scholartree.ca.  It is a great place to find scholarships.

While scholarships might require good academic standing, many are awarded to students who have contributed to their community and, in turn, experienced significant learning.  In addition, many scholarship recognize students that work through challenges, deal with adversity, or overcome hardship.

There will be an information meeting on Monday Sept 28th after school ( 2:30 pm) in the Centre for Dialogue. If you miss this meeting, we will repeat it after school on Tuesday after school.

You are welcome to email me at judy.fujiki@burnabyschools.ca or darrin.davies@burnabyschools.ca with questions.

We wish you best of luck always,

Ms. Judy Fujiki & Mr. Darrin Davies


23 x $1,250 District/Authority (aka Dogwood) Scholarships: due Thursday, June 4, 2020

  • Fine Arts
  • Applied Skills
  • Physical Activity
  • International Languages
  • Technology and Trades
  • Community Service
  • Indigenous Language and Culture

To be eligible:

  • You must have taken a concentration of at least 4 senior courses in your area
  • One of the 4 courses can be Work Experience 12A, provided it was done in your chosen elective areas. Other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may also be counted among the FOUR. (If you are in doubt about this submit your application and the District Committee will decide)
  • You must graduate from high school before August 31, 2020 and be enrolled in post secondary program to continue studies in your chosen elective area.
  • You must demonstrate good attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation.
  • You must pass English 12
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (C+ average) based on your best 10 grade 11 and 12, 4 credit courses

More details:

Elective area Course/experience requirement
Fine Arts Visual, Dance, Drama, Music 
Applied Skills Business Ed, Tech Ed, Home Economics, Cooking or Culinary ACE_IT
Physical Activity Athletics, dance, gymnastics. Not limited to Physical Education-i.e. provincial volleyball, sports camps, etc.
International Languages Taken more than two languages with IRP’s or External Assessments, including AP courses.
Technical and Trades Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cooks Training, Construction and any of the tech/trade Ace-It programs
Community Service* Must have two or more leadership type classes (Peer tutoring counts), be going into a field of service and must have two or more letters demonstrating a particular number of hours of community involvement (details below*). There is a demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness.
Indigenous Languages and Culture Students must be of Aboriginal decent, must be taking an Aboriginal studies course and be heavily active in their Aboriginal Community.

*Community Service

  • two leadership course courses with participation in a minimum 200 community service hours or
  • one leadership course with participation in a minimum 300 community service hours or
  • no leadership course with participation in a minimum 400 community service hours

Be sure to list your eligibility evidence on your application.

Application info is available HERE.

Applications due Thursday, June 4th, 2020.

Best wishes,


3 x $1,000 South Burnaby Metro Club Scholarships for soccer, baseball, or basketball: Due May 31st

Due date extension to Sunday, May 31st!

The South Burnaby Metro Club will be awarding three (3) $1,000.00 bursaries representing our youth Soccer, Baseball and Basketball programs. The bursaries are open to all graduating Grade 12 students who have in the past or present been actively involved with one of our programs for a minimum of three (3) years. Multiple sport applications will be accepted, however, you must have participated at least three (3) years in each specified sport and you may receive only one (1) of the bursaries. Please complete the following questionnaire referencing the second page. Attach additional sheets, if necessary. Submit your application with a covering letter and documentation to: SBMC Bursary Committee, PO Box 72022, 4429 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4P9.

Details and application form are HERE.

Due May 31, 2020.

$1,000 B. Davis Scholarship: Due Friday, May 22, 2020

B. Davis Scholarship


This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com


Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Application and detailed information is HERE.

Due day Friday, May 22, 2020.