Grade 10-12 Youth Leadership Camp from March 30-April 2nd: deadline is Monday, January 15th

The Rotary Club of Burnaby is now accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership  Award (RYLA) South.

Are you available to attend a fully sponsored 4-day leadership camp over the Easter Long weekend (Friday, March 30 – Monday, April 2, 2018)? If yes, consider this!

RYLA South is for grade 10-­12 students looking for an intensive leadership and personal development training program. RYLA South’s goal is to provide participants with the skills they need to navigate their way through the challenges teens encounter in their formative years.

The 4­-day camp takes place at Camp Elphinstone with other youths from all over British Columbia.  It consists of interactive workshops, team­building exercises, presentations from professional speakers, hands ­on service projects and many other fun activities!

RYLA South provides opportunities to:

● Build on leadership skills, as an individual and as a team player.
● Increase self­confidence and self­esteem.
● Learn about personal and professional responsibility.
● Understand the importance of effective communication skills.
● Develop problem solving and conflict management skills.
● Make new friends while having fun.
● Meet community leaders and mentors.
● Learn about other Rotary Youth Programs.

Participant Eligibility:

● Reside in Rotary International District 5040 (British Columbia, Canada).
● Be selected for sponsorship by a participating Rotary club.
● Be in grade 10, 11 or 12 at time of registration.
● Demonstrate leadership and community service.
● If selected, must be available to attend ALL camp dates (March 30-April 2)

Please note that this is an all-expenses paid camping trip.

How to apply:

Please e-mail your resume directly to Lana: lana_s@telus.net before Monday, January 15th, 2018.

More information is HERE.

Best,

LF

Change in Deadline for Adventures in Citizenship Experience: It is now on January 12th

The deadline to apply is now Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Travel to Ottawa to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, you will learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves, you will learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be between 16 and 18
  • Have excellent academic standing
  • Be involved in Community Service with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
  • Have leadership abilities
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status
  • Be able to go to Ottawa from April 28 – May 2, 2o18
  • Complete the application form HERE.
  • Answer “What does being Canadian mean to you?” in a 250 word essay
  • Attend an interview with a panel of Rotarians – to be scheduled at the end of January.

All expenses are paid, not including spending money. Please note that 3 scholarships are also available for the participants in the program.

Please submit your application to Ms. Falsetto before Friday, January 12th, 2018. The Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will then shortlist the candidates. The Burnaby Rotary Club will make the final decision.

More information is HERE.

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Best,

LF

 

$1000 Charlene Reaveley Bursary for students who have experienced the loss of a loved one: Deadline is April 15th, 2018

To qualify for a $1000 Charlene Reavely CCS bursary, the student will be required to meet the criteria.  The criteria includes:

    • Grade 12 graduating student
    • Loss of a parent and/or sibling
    • Enrolled in a certified post secondary program within the same year of graduating
    • Involved in the community/volunteer work
    • a BC Resident
    • Complete mailing address and contact information and the name of secondary school
    • Write and submit a 300-500 word letter on how they fit the criteria.
  • More information is below.
  • Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.

Bursary Program

$500 AES Engineers Scholarship – deadline is October 6, 2018

AES Scholarship Renewed  –  2018

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

They want to know: 

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

AES is offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Best,

LF

 

$1500 Scholarship for Acting and Filmmaking/Summer Acting and Filmmaking programs

Below is some information about scholarships that are offered for summer acting and filmmaking programs for students age 14-19 this year.

Berridge Programs are continuing their Merit Scholarship in the amount of $1500 and their  Financial Need Scholarship for up to 60% off the program tuition. You can find information about scholarships here https://www.berridgeprograms.com/details

In addition, this year they are offering all of our Canadian applicants a 20% discount off tuition to compensate for the US/CDN exchange rate.  

For the past 11 summers, Berridge Programs has been welcoming students from around the world to the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France to live in community, develop their unique talents and experience another culture. The program offers the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. You can read about our program here www.berridgeprograms.com.

The Acting Program includes classes in Shakespeare, On Camera Acting, Movement, Acting Techniques, Modern Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation.  The Film Program guides students in making their own professionally quality short film suitable for festival submission. Our programs are taught exclusively in English however there are plenty of opportunities for French speakers to practice their language skills both on the program and out in the wider community on field trips and excursions.

 

Attn Gr.11/12’s: Are you interested in a career in Forestry & Environment? Deadline is January 19th, 2018

Apply for the “Adventures in Forestry & Environment” program!

Travel to Prince George.

Launched in 1990, the Adventure in Forestry & Environment program annually introduces 20 to 30 high school students to the wide variety of careers that, the forest and environmental industries have to offer. From seed to sawdust, the Adventure in Forestry and Environmental Studies program is a unique, fun packed and fast paced way to learn about these industries. Not only are participants able to work side by side with and ask questions of industry professionals, students participate in a variety of tours and learn about related programs the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia offer. This program incorporates the latest technology providing new and innovative techniques with first hand, on site experiences. Program participant’s are eligible to compete for a Bursary offered by the Prince George Rotary Club

Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018 | Travel Dates: May 23 & 27 | Location: Prince George, BC

For more information about Rotary and the Adventure program visit http://www.RotaryBurnaby.org under Youth Services.

Applicants must:

  1. Be a Grade 11 or 12 student between 15-18 years of age on January 1
  2. Provide a max. 1 page double spaced typed Statement of Interest as to why you wish to attend
  3. Provide a character reference from one of your teachers
  4. Submit the following application form, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by January 19, 2018

The application form is HERE.

Interview Process:

  1. Each High School will select one candidate to be interviewed by the Rotary Club of Burnaby
  2. Date of Interview: January 30, 2018 between 12:30pm and 3:30pm (details to follow)
  3. Candidates from each high school will be interviewed by representatives of the Rotary Club of Burnaby
  4. Interviews should last approximately 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Candidates should have an understanding of Rotary and its priorities

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Best,

LF

$500 BigSun Scholarship for athletes: Deadline is June 19th, 2018 (mark this in your calendar)

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student.

Who is eligible?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

What does the application process involve?

The application involves writing an essay (500-1000 words) answering the following:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit the website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Deadline to apply is June 19, 2018.

 

5 x $1000 Scholarships from the Punjabi Society of Engineers and Technologists of BC: Deadline to apply is January 5, 2018

The Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of BC (SPEATBC) will be awarding FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS of $1000 each this year in the following categories:

1) ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

2) POST SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP

3) WOMAN IN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

4) NEW IMMIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP

5) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Please visit speatbc.org for eligibility and application forms.

General SPEATBC Information is HERE.

Scholarship Information is HERE.

Scholarship Application form is HERE.

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Best,

LF

 

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute: Deadline to apply is this Tuesday, November 14th at lunch

BC Children’s Hospital is offering a Discovery Day on December 8th, 2017. The day’s agenda includes a keynote speaker, workshops, lunch, a panel discussion and an opportunity to meet new people.  Specific workshop information will be available on Wednesday morning.

The website for the Discover Day is HERE.

If you are interested in attending, please email/print a short letter (max one page double spaced) explaining why you are interested in attending. Each school is only permitted to send two students.  Deadline to submit your letter of interest is this Tuesday, November 14th at lunch.

You will be informed by the end of Tuesday if you are selected. Workshop registration opens on Wednesday and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Please email laida.falsetto@sd41.bc.ca with any questions.

Thank you.

LF

Are you interested in a career in Health Care? Unique experience: Deadline is Thursday, November 30th

Apply for the “Adventures in Health Care: program!

This experience exposes students over a four day period to different areas of the health care field. Comprehensive, hands on activities will engage the students giving them insights into a wide variety of health care fields of study and job opportunities.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 30th.

Dates: May 7-10, 2018 | Travel Dates: May 6 & 11 | Location: Prince George, BC

For more information about Rotary and the Adventure program visit http://www.RotaryBurnaby.org under Youth Services.

Applicants must:

  1. MUST Be a Grade 11 student between 15 -18 years of age on January 1
  2. Provide a max. 1 page double spaced typed Statement of Interest as to why you wish to attend
  3. Provide a character reference from one of your teachers
  4. Submit the following application form HERE, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by November 30, 2017.

Interview Process:

  1. Each High School will select one candidate to be interviewed by the Rotary Club of Burnaby
  2. Date of Interview: December 6, 2017 between 12:30pm and 3:30pm (details to follow)
  3. Candidates from each high school will be interviewed by representatives of the Rotary Club of Burnaby
  4. Interviews should last approximately 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Candidates should have an understanding of Rotary and its priorities

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Best,

LF