Are you interested in a three week exchange in the USA? Deadline is March 31


Applications for the Summer 2018 #YouthAmbassadors Program with Canada are now OPEN! The program brings together students, ages 15 to 18 who will not be graduating June 2018, and adult mentors from across Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and position youth to make a difference in their communities.

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a fully-funded intensive program that will run from July 16 to August 4, 2018, with three segments:

1) Pre-departure orientation in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from July 16th to July 17th.
2) Exchange experience in the United States of America, to include:

  • a) Plattsburgh, New York, and the Adirondack Park, from July 18th to July 28th.
  • b) Washington, D.C., from July 29th to August 3th.

3) Return home travel by August 4th followed by implementation of post-exchange community service activities in Canada, reporting, and alumni engagement.


More details are HERE.



Several $1000 Scholarships for ALL sports (including soccer and badminton): Deadline Monday, May 7th

BCSS is pleased to announce the renewal of the following scholarships: BCSS Zone Scholarships, Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarships, Bert & Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship and the BC Dairy scholarship.  Please make note of the scholarship deadline dates below.
  • BCSS Zone Scholarships and Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship-deadline Monday May 7th, 2018
  • Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship-deadline Monday May 7th, 2018
  • BC Dairy Association Scholarship-Monday May 7th, 2018
 All information and application forms are here:

$1000 Scholarships for athletes: Deadline April 16, 2018

The Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame encourages future excellence in athletics, academics and sportsmanship by offering $1,000 scholarships to a male athlete and a female athlete from Burnaby.

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 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 (please include copy of transcript)

• Demonstrate leadership
• Be active in school and community

Important note: With the application please submit a short cover letter summarizing your athletic endeavours along with your post-secondary athletic and academic goals and plans.

For more information and application, click HERE.

$1000 Rotary Club Deer Lake Scholarship for strong citizenship and leadership skills: Deadline April 4th


This scholarship is awarded annually to a well-rounded student who has demonstrated strong citizenship and leadership skills as demonstrated through voluntary participation in community and school activities. The scholarship shall be applicable towards post-secondary education or trades training at any approved institution.


  • 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.

In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • complete a personal application or
  • A staff member at the student’s school must submit a nomination form.
  • send application or nomination to

Rotary Club of Burnaby — Deer Lake, Scholarship Committee                                        Box 63019 RPO Highgate                                                                                                   Burnaby, BC V5E 4J4

Application form is HERE.

More information HERE.


Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Please see Ms. Falsetto with questions.


10-$1000 Save-on-Foods Scholarships for individuals who have played a significant role in diversity initiatives: deadline is May 1st

There are 10 $1000 Save-on-Foods Scholarships offered:
– Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
– pursuing part-time or full-time post-secondary program in Fall of 2018
demonstrated involvement in diversity initiatives in their school or community
Application is available HERE.
Promotional poster is HERE.
Application must be RECEIVED before May 1st.

$250 Seaforth Elementary School Scholarship: deadline March 1st

The Seaforth Parent Advisory Council is proud to be offering a $250.00 scholarship for École Seaforth Elementary School alumni.

With the spirit of citizenship at heart, the Seaforth scholarship is more community based than academic focused. While a respectable grade point average is expected, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate how they provide leadership to younger members of the community as well as partnership with elder members in the same community. The student will demonstrate that a true leader guides those who need to know, while, at the same time, learns the value in the ability to follow and learn from others.

In a 500 word essay the eligible students must demonstrate how they have exemplified these qualities. While we encourage all to apply, we are looking for students that have gone outside of the home or classroom to make a difference in the community and make this community a better place to live.

Please include a brief letter of support for this scholarship from a teacher or a school/community official.

More information is HERE.

All applications need to be submitted by March 1st 2018.

Are you planning to attend BCIT? Pathways to Success Scholarships. Deadline April 1st

Are you planning to attend BCIT?


  • „  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
  • „  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 INFORMATIONSelection 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, nancially or otherwise „ Letter of recommendation from school district

More details are HERE.

Application form is HERE.

Application deadline for students: April 1, 2018



Are you interested in Medical School? One-day conference at UBC on February 10th. Registration is now open (space is limited).

From the Operation Med School Executive Team:

Through our federally registered non-profit organization, we host annual educational conferences across Canada led by medical experts who spark the attention of motivated, bright students who want to better understand the areas of medicine and healthcare – for more information please direct your students to our Facebook page (Operation Med School Vancouver) or visit

Our one-day conference will be held at the University of British Columbia, Point Grey campus, Robert H. Lee Building on February 10, 2018. This year’s conference is focused on Medical School and how to be a successful applicant. This is very useful for students considering health care as a future career option.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Medical School from the Dean of UBC Medicine himself as well as admission and interview tips from the UBC Dean of Medical School Admissions. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to take part in hands-on workshops and case studies as well as a med student panel where they are free to ask questions.

OMS is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization, attendees are asked to pay a small fee of $30 to cover the cost of the venue and lunch. Online registration is now open but tickets are limited to 350. We will likely sell out as we have in the past three years so we encourage students to register early. We thank you for taking time to read about us and we hope you will pass this amazing learning opportunity on to your students. If you have any further questions regarding our organization or conference, please contact us at   


With sincere thanks,


$1000 Prize. Are you interested in the legal and justice system? Deadline April 6th

Do you have an interest in the legal and justice system? Are you passionate about upholding fundamental freedoms and rights for all persons? Do you value every person’s right to equality before the law? Show us what you know and submit an essay to our contest!

The Law Society is inviting all BC Grade 12 students and any secondary school students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in Law 12 or Civic Studies 11, to submit an essay on the following topic:

How does social media interact with the rule of law?

The winning entry will be awarded a $1,000 prize, and the runner up will receive a $500 prize. The first place winner and runner up will be invited to an awards presentation event at the Law Society in Vancouver. Deadline for submissions is April 6, 2018.

For further details, download the flyerinformation sheet and submission guidelines.

The Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee launched the annual essay contest in 2015 for BC secondary school students to reaffirm the significance of the rule of law and to enhance students’ knowledge and willingness to participate actively in civic life.

If you have questions about the contest, contact Policy & Legal Services.

Deadline is April 6th.