Attn Grads (and grade 11’s): Do you want help writing your university applications? January 5th workshop. Details here.

UBC HOPE will be hosting a workshop for students writing university applications.  This is happening on Friday, January 5th from 5-7pm at UBC for $10.

This workshop will be hosted by previous scholarship recipients such as winners of the UBC Major Entrance Scholarship and Schulich Scholarship Awards. There will also be university students who are trained as Peer Academic Coaches available for consultation. In addition, students will have the opportunity to be paired with a mentor in university to work through their academic goals for the rest of the school year.

On January 5th the editing workshop will be available. Students will be working face to face with a paired mentor to help with brainstorming and editing their applications. Additionally, there will be a Scholarship Panel and a BCom Video Interview Panel. The Scholarship Panel will consist of students who have received a Major Entrance Scholarship; the BCom Video Interview Panel will consist of Sauder students who have completed the video interviews themselves.

The sign up link to the workshop: <goog_482092393>

This workshop is also open to grade 11 students.

Please note the details below:

Date: Friday January 5th, 2018
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: $10
Location: UBC, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182
Mentors: UBC Scholarship winners (Major Entrance Scholars, Schulich Scholarship winners), Peer Academic Coaches, and Humanitarian Organization for Providing Empowerment Executives.


Best Regards,
-The UBC Humanitarian Organization for Providing Empowerment.

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: before Monday, January 15th, 2018.

More information is HERE.



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.




$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

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:

Please see Ms. Falsetto with any questions.




$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

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

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.