Up to $3000 Scholarship to BCIT – deadline Friday, March 31st


BCIT Pathway to Success Awards are for students planning to enter into a full-time first year technology, technical studies or trade program (excluding Apprentice) directly from high school.

The intent of these awards is to recognize students who are well-rounded citizens, who have displayed leadership qualities, and have demonstrated that they are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. Commitment and drive are as important as formal academic standing.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application HERE (2nd page of attachment)
  2. Submit your application to Ms. Falsetto by Friday, March 31st. The Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will select our nominee.
  3. Once all of the applications are received, the Burnaby District Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

Deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

See Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

$2500 David C. Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarship – deadline THIS Tuesday, January 31st

One scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding ESL student in BC.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • All ESL students living in British Columbia who are permanent residents or Canadian citizens
  • international students on student visas are not eligible for this award
  • the successful applicant may use the scholarship to register in any program being offered at a British Columbia post-secondary institution. British Columbia post -secondary institutions are defined as community colleges, vocational institutions and universities.

How to apply:

  1. A short description of the applicant’s life before coming to Canada
  2. A personal essay (original copy signed by the applicant):                                          a. Two pages in length, double-spaced, approximately 500 words
    b. Topic: How a post-secondary education will enable the applicant to make a positive contribution to Canadian society
  3. Two letters of reference:a. One from a teacher regarding academic performance
    b. One from an administrator, counsellor, coach, sponsor, or coordinator regarding service to others
  4. Documented proof of permanent residency of Canadian citizenship
  5. Grade 8 to Grade 11 transcripts, including records of all English language coursework
  6. Grade 12 program documentation with marks to date
  7. Completed application and supporting documents Click here to download the David C. Lam/ BC TEAL ESL Scholarship Application Form.                                              Click HERE for more information.

Deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Please see Ms. Falsetto for any assistance with the application.

$2500 TCF Refugee Award – deadline is THIS Tuesday, January 31st

[TCF] Refugee Award recognizes an adult or secondary student whose second language is English and who entered Canada as a refugee. It is for a refugee who has shown courage and determination while adapting to a new language and a new culture in Canada and wishes to study in a vocational or academic program at an educational institution in British Columbia.

How to apply:

  1. Provide documented proof of refugee status.
  2. Fully describe the vocational or academic program you are selecting.
  3. Provide reasons for applying for the TCF Refugee Award
  4. Describe any community or volunteer involvement in which you have participated.

Click HERE for more details.

Deadline is Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

Please see Ms. Falsetto for any assistance completing the application.

$250 Scholarship for Grads who went to Seaforth Elementary School – deadline March 1st

Did you attend Seaforth Elementary School? If yes, this scholarship might be yours!

A 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.

Click HERE for details.

Deadline is March 1st 2017.

$2500 Stacey Levitt Scholarship for living life to the fullest – deadline March 1st

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of her life. On August 30, 1995, Stacey was struck and killed by a car while jogging in North Toronto. She was only 18 years old.

Stacey loved life, and this annual student award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals, and the overarching Parachute goal to live a long life to the fullest while maintaining an approach that is rooted in risk management and injury prevention. The selected recipient will receive $2,500 to do just that.

How to apply:

  1. Complete online application form http://www.parachutecanada.org/staceylevitt
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from an individual with first-hand knowledge of your involvement in your school or community
  3. Write a short essay (maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, font size 12) that addresses:                                                                                                                  – How do you demonstrate a long life lived to the fullest                                                   – How are you helping others to achieve this?                                                            – How do you demonstrate Parachute’s goals, and brand values of nobility, courage, and inclusivity?                                                                                                           – If successful, how do you intend to use the funding provided by the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award?

Click HERE for details.

Deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

$1000 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Scholarship for pursuits in leadership – deadline March 13th

The Quest for Excellence Program recognizes the pursuits in leadership and community contributions of Western Canadian students. You are to write an essay to convey the contributions they have made to enrich the lives of others and their communities through leadership, motivation, volunteering and participation in charitable events or fundraising.

Sixteen winners will be selected from entries received online at remax.ca. Each winner will receive a $1,000 RE/MAX Quest for Excellence bursary. All 16 bursary recipients will be placed in a draw and one lucky student will also receive a hot air balloon ride for two from the closest major city.

Click on the website for details here: http://blog.remax.ca/remax-western-canada-helps-grade-12s-bursary-program/

The application deadline is March 13, 2017. 

Award recipients will be notified in April 2017, with a formal presentation at the students’ commencement ceremonies.

Coast Capital Savings offers $2500 for students who have faced adversity- due April 10th

Standing Tall Award

Awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support.  Please note that we have had Byrne students receive this award in the past… it is in your reach! Your story of determination deserves to be celebrated.

Coast Capital Savings is looking for youth who:

  • haven’t previously received a Youth Get It Education Award
  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • have been a BC resident for at least 6 months
  • are graduating high school in June 2017 in one of 23 School Districts in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, mid and southern Vancouver Island and Kelowna
  • plan to attend an accredited Canadian university, college or technical school in Fall 2017

How to apply

  1. In 500 words or less, describe how you faced adversity and overcame its challenges. Specifically, you can discuss issues like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. Be sure to read the details listed on the Coast Capital Savings website here: https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/OurCommunity/ProgramsForYouth/YouthEducationAwards/
  2. Write your essay in such a way that the committee can see that you are the best candidate.
  3. Submit your essay to Ms. Falsetto by Monday, April 10, 2017. The Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will select our nominee.
  4. Once all of the applications are received, the Burnaby District Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
  5. If you’ve been selected, you will be notified by your school by June 30.

Deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.

Global Stewardship Info Sessions: February 1 and March 1

You’ve dreamed of going to university, but not to become a worker bee. You want to make a life, not just a living. You have a heart for your neighbours and your environment, both locally and globally. You know the system is flawed, but you have hope for the future. You see the capacity for change and you want to learn how to make it happen. You want to move beyond empty, angry words and actually solve problems. You want to fight for social justice.You want to get your hands dirty. You want to change your world.

Join the Global Stewardship Program at Capilano University.

Global Stews become:

  • Teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Social Workers
  • International Development Workers
  • Community Organizers
  • Leaders in the Environmental Movement
  • Filmmakers
  • Journalists
  • Youth Workers
  • Business Owners
  • Nurses
  • Fundraisers
  • Organic Farmers
  • Diplomats

The next information sessions are at CapU in Cedar Building, Room 124:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 pm

More information below:

Global stew- info

Global Stew – programs