$10,000 BC Electrical Association Scholarship and Bursary: Due June 30th

$10,000 BC Electrical Association (BCEA) Scholarship and Bursary: awarded in $500  – $2,500 disbursements.

To briefly summarize some key points’

  • For the scholarship; applicants must be a dependant (including grand child) of a BCEA member company.
  • For the bursary; applicant must pursuing post secondary education in the following fields, marketing, business, electrical trades and technology, electrical engineering. (no BCEA membership is needed)

In addition there is a third scholarship offered (Tommy Haddock Memorial Scholarship) which is $1,000  and is offered to students pursuing a career in the electrical field.

Prospective applicants that qualify may apply for all 3 at the same time.

One thing I wish to share is that the grades are not the main focus, great emphasis is put on a well rounded applicant. They may be awarded a scholarship based on how well their essay is written and thought out.

This scholarship was brought to our attention by a Byrne Creek Graduate, Class of 2010, Faisal Emami, EIT, Electrical Engineer.  We are grateful for your continued connection to our community.

Click HERE for application details.

Application is due Tuesday, June 30, 2020.


We need your DIGITAL PERSONAL PROFILE before this Sunday, May 10 at 3pm

Our school Scholarship Committee will be finalizing school-based scholarships this Monday morning.  We have thousands of dollars available for grads who have demonstrated excellence in academics, service, community involvement as well as demonstrated integrity in their character!  Please complete this form before this Sunday, May 10th at 3pm to be considered for school-based scholarships.


Thank you for your urgent attention.

Contact me with questions.

I am happy to help. 🙂


NEW! 3 x $1,000 H.E.A.R.T. Bursaries for Byrne students who have overcome adversity and shown HEART: Due this Monday, May 11th at 6pm


In these uncertain times, Byrne Creek remains certain that the sense of community strengthens the individuals.  We are in this together.

NEW BYRNE CREEK BURSARY!  3 x $1,000 H.E.A.R.T. Annual Bursaries

This year, we are starting the “H.E.A.R.T. (Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Respect, Teamwork) Bursary”.  This bursary will award graduates who have overcome adversity and demonstrated a genuine sense of H.E.A.R.T. in the Byrne Creek Community. This award is open to students who have faced challenges such as poverty, health, family issues, personal loss or lack of support and are committed to pursuing post-secondary studies.

The HEART Bursary is different from most other bursaries. Here’s how: The understanding will be that, when the recipients are financially able, they will give the funds back to someone who will benefit from their financial support.  This may be done independently or by donating back to this scholarship fund so we can continue to offer this bursary in the future.  Byrne Creek believes in the strength of community.  It feels good to receive – it feels great to give. The positive ripple effect is immeasurable!

To apply for this bursary, please respond to these questions in less than two pages, single spaced.  You are to submit your responses on TEAMS.  If you are not part of the Byrne Scholarship Team yet, please send me an email and I will happily add you to the Team.

HEART Bursary Application Questions:

  1. How have you faced or continue to face adversity and have risen against the odds while demonstrating a genuine sense of HEART in the Byrne Creek community?
  2. Was there a person, organization or group of people that inspired, encouraged or mentored you throughout this?  If so, how did they play a role?
  3. In what ways might you plan to help support or mentor someone else over the next five years?
  4. What are your plans if you do not win this HEART Bursary?

You may include up to three reference letters if you wish.

A selection committee of people in the Byrne Creek community will review your responses. This application is due this Monday, May 11th at 6pm.

Please email  Laida.Falsetto@burnabyschools.ca if you have any questions.

Best wishes,






$3000 Wynn Richmond Scholarship for grads who intend to pursue a degree in Education: due this Friday, May 8th

The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association is offering one $3000 scholarship to a Byrne Creek student who intends to pursue an Education Degree.

Criteria for the BRTA Wynn Richmond Bursary Fund:

  1. The student should have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and maintained a high standard of achievement.
  2. The student must intend to pursue an Education Degree at one of the following B.C. post-secondary institutions:
  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Island University
  • University of Northern British Columbia

If you meet the above criteria, please submit a short statement (no more than one page, double spaced) about your interest in an Education Degree and why you are a suitable candidate for this $3000 scholarship.  Please submit this on TEAMS no later than this Friday, May 8th at 4pm.

The Bursary must be claimed within two years of receipt.

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 8th.

$750 Scholarship for the child of a Burnaby Teachers Association employee: Due September 11, 2020

$750 BTA Scholarship for the child of a BTA member
Are you a graduating son or daughter of a Burnaby Teachers Association member currently employed by School District 41 or be a graduating son or daughter of a deceased or retired BTA member?
– high scholastic achievement
– school or community involvement
– wide range of interests and achievements
– financial need
Please click HERE for full application.
Application is due on September 11, 2020.

Up to $5000 Lisa Huus Bursary for persons with disabilities. Due June 30th

Each year the Huus Family, in partnership with Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and generous donors, award bursaries to support the education of students with disabilities.

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries up to $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university and be treated just like any other student,” says her mother Annie Huus. “We established this fund so that students with physical challenges like Lisa can access much needed financial support to pursue their educational dreams.”

Please visit https://islandkidsfirst.com/lisa-huus-bursary for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

Additionally, you can email bursaries@islandkidsfirst.com or call 250-940-4950 for more information about this opportunity.

Application info is HERE.

Applications are due June 30, 2020.

Reminder: City of Burnaby Bursary due Monday, April 27 at 12pm

Similar to other municipalities, the City of Burnaby is establishing a bursary award
program that, in coordination with the School District recognizes a graduating student’s
educational achievements, community involvement, as well as financial need, and
encourages them to pursue further education through providing a bursary award.

An annual bursary award of $1,000 would be provided to one eligible student nominated by EACH public secondary school in Burnaby.

To be eligible:

• Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the City of Burnaby;
• Be in Grade 12 and eligible to graduate (within the year of application) from a public
secondary school in Burnaby School District 41;
• Be accepted to a program of studies at a post-secondary institution in Canada,
such as universities, community colleges, technical schools – proof of registration
in a minimum of three courses in a post-secondary institution shall be required
before any bursary award payment is made to a recipient;
• Preference will be given to a student who has participated in a community program
prior to graduating and can demonstrate outstanding community involvement and
volunteerism; and,
• Students who demonstrate financial need (family income below $50,000) will be
given priority

Detailed application information is HERE.

Please submit your application on Teams.
Application is due Monday, April 27.

Reminder: 2 x $3,000 BCIT Pathways to Success Scholarship Applications due TOMORROW, April 15

Have you been accepted to BCIT for a FULL-TIME program?

To be eligible for this $3,000 scholarship:

„ 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 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.

Please complete the application attached here and email it to me at laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca before tomorrow at 3pm.  Feel free to email me with questions.

Application form is HERE.

Information flyer is HERE.

Thank you.


Here are some resources to help you plan for next year

The ScholarTree’s daily traffic has been halved since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For students who are still interested in applying to scholarships, this can be an opportunity to gain an additional competitive edge as there are fewer students competing for these awards.

Here are a few resources to help students who are applying to scholarships:

EXTENSION! $1,000 Rotary Club of Burnaby-Deer Lake Community Leadership Scholarship is due Friday, April 17th. Please email your application. Stay home, stay safe.


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.


To be considered for this scholarship, applicant students should have:

➢ 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.

Criteria is also summarized HERE.

Application form is HERE.


1.  A scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a Senior Secondary student in the Burnaby School District. Funds will be administered through the Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake.
2. In order to be eligible for consideration: a. A student must complete a personal application; or b. A staff member at the student’s school must submit a nomination form. 3.  The scholarship shall be awarded by the Scholarship Committee established by the Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake
4. The deadline for applications / nominations has been extended to Friday, APRIL 17th, 2020.

Please email your application to jfroese@telus.net