Indspire Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Indigenous Students. Deadline August 1st

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

Successful futures are created through hard work, creativity, and perseverance. Each one of us has a unique potential to achieve, and for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students, Indspire is here to help make that happen.
The first deadline for Indspire’s BBF:  Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards deadline is August 1, 2018. Indigenous students enrolled in full-time post-secondary programs or apprenticeship, skilled trades and technology programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply.
If you scroll to the bottom, below my email signature, you will find an email blast for your students, as well as a checklist of the 4 documents students are required to submit with their application.
Access the online application at Indspire’s website or by clicking APPLY HERE!
TheHow-to-Apply’ webinar, which takes you step-by-step through the online application form, is also available online or by clicking How-to-Apply.
Please encourage students to watch the webinar and to email with any questions.
Tina Styres
Tina Styres
Regional Representatives Program Coordinator
Box 5, Suite 100
50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
direct: 519-445-3036
1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747)
fax: 416.926.7554
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$3000 CGTrader Scholarships: Our life on a spaceship… Deadline December 14, 2018

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.

We want to encourage students to think about how life will change when people are confined to weightlessness in limited spaces. What devices will they use? How will their minds and languages change when notions taken for granted like ‘up’ and ‘down’ or ‘day’ and ‘night’ no longer make intuitive sense? How will their environment look, feel, and operate? Will social structures revert to those of our ancestors when people start living in smaller groups, again?


  • Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online form
  • Submission deadline – December 14, 2018
  • The winners will be announced January 4, 2019, on the CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Visit the website HERE for more information.

Helpful tips for a smooth start in university/college from Smooth Space Education!

Dr. Chris Erickson, Ph.D. Founder and Director of Smooth Space Education Inc.

First year can be, and often is, really overwhelming.

Drawing on the experience and expertise of both myself and a group of colleagues – all recognized as outstanding educators – we developed the framework for the Smooth Start workshop. Our work was directed by a central question:

“If you could go back and do it all over, what do you wish you knew?”

After considerable research, we identified the primary areas that trip students up and the methods to avoid those obstacles. The information was packaged into a six hour, one day format and the Smooth Start workshop was born.

We will be offering workshops beginning in the Spring of 2018.

For more information, CLICK HERE or see our website

Dr. Chris Erickson, Ph.D. Founder and Director
Smooth Space Education still has $935,500 worth of scholarship openings over the summer. Personal Budget template provided here.

Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean the scholarship opportunities stop. has $935,500 worth of scholarship openings over the summer.

We have created an Excel personal budget template for anyone to download, we hope this is a useful tool that will help students plan financially for post-secondary education:

$300 Vietnamese Culture Bursary: Deadline July 31, 2018

To preserve Vietnamese Culture and encourage post-secondary studies and volunteerism among Vietnamese students in the community, the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association in Surrey will grant bursaries to Vietnamese students who continue Post-Secondary studies and have history of volunteering in the community.


  1. Graduated from Grade 12 and will ontinue post-secondary studies
  2. Volunteer in the community
  3. Understand and speak basic conversational Vietnamese
  4. Must be Canadian or Permanent Resident

Application Process:

  1. Complete application form (see below)
  2. Provide Grade 12 Transcript or report card
  3. Letter of reference for your volunteering or contact information
  4. Letter of acceptance from your post-secondary institution
  5. Proof of your Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Mail complete application to:

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association

11365 Kendale Way

Delta, BC  V4C 3P8

For more information, you may email: or call Mr. Phan van Hop at 604.518.5167. For the application form, click HERE.

Deadline is July 27th, 2018

Best wishes,


Reminder: $500-$5000 Automotive Retailers Foundation Scholarships: Deadline June 30th

Please note: Students must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship. For instance, applicants who apply in 2018 must be enrolled for the September 2018-2019 academic year.

In 2018, the following 7 awards are offered:

Bob Clarke Memorial                                                     $2,000

BC Auto Recyclers Bursary                                           $2,000 (quantity 2)

Scholarship – Automotive Trades Development              $2,000 (quantity 2)

Scholarship – Apprenticeship 2nd year                           $2,000

Scholarship – Apprenticeship 3rd year                            $2,000

Ed Coates Memorial Red Seal Trades Scholarship         $5,000

William (Willie) Freeburn Memorial Automotive Glass     $500     (quantity 2)

Here is the link to the outlines and application forms for the ARFI awards.

Deadline is June 30th.

Best wishes,


UPDATE and REMINDER: $1250 Dogwood Scholarship Applications due on Tuesday, May 29th

There are 22 scholarships available for Byrne students. You must excel in one of:

  • 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 we will decide)
  • You must graduate from high school before August 31, 2018 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 or Communications 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 over 300 hours of community involvement. 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.

Be sure to list your eligibility evidence on your application HERE.

See Ms. Falsetto with questions.

Thank you,











$500 Big Sun Scholarship for athletes. Deadline June 19th

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. 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.

How to apply:

Please send us a short essay (500 – 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • 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?

Website link is HERE.

Deadline is June 19th, 2018.

3x $1000 South Burnaby Metro Club Scholarship – deadline Tuesday, May 22nd

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 CLICK HERE for more information.

 Submit your application with a covering letter and documentation to:

SBMC Bursary Committee, PO Box 72022, 4429 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4P9.

Application must be received by 6pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

$1000 CEBC Scholarship for students pursuing a future in clean energy: Deadline is May 27th

Clean Energy BC (CEBC) is pleased to offer a student scholarship of $1000. The scholarship is available for students who are interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution.

Eligibility: Must be a BC secondary student (full-time, currently enrolled) that is graduating in 2018.

Application Materials:

  • Applicants must submit a 1-2 page paper (500 words) responding to the question “Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?” Please explain why clean energy is important, cite any relevant experience with projects, volunteering, or community work, and indicate any future plans for involvement (please indicate the post-secondary institutions you have applied to and any acceptances).
  • Applicants must also provide one letter of reference (not a relative). This could be from a teacher, a community representative, a pastor/religious teacher or a coach. The reference letter should speak to your character as a person.
  • Please provide your contact information – address, phone number and e-mail.Deadline: Applications must be received by May 27, 2018.
  • For more info, CLICK HERE.
  • Please submit applications by mail or email to:Anitra Paris
    354-409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C

    All decisions of CEBC’s Awards Committee are final. The winner will be notified in early June 2018.Special thanks to EcoFish Research for funding for this scholarship.