6-$1000 BC Tech grants for students who are: Women, First Nations, Persons with disabilities, New Immigrants, LGBTQ: deadline is May 10th

Applications are now open for the 2017 BC Tech Scholarship!

Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector, and are pursuing a post-secondary education in a BC-based technology-related discipline.

There are up to 6 x $1,000 grants available to Grade 12 Graduates entering post-secondary in September 2017. As for the Equality Scholarship, there is 1 x $1,000 available to University/College students or Grade 12 graduates who belong to the following groups:

  • Women
  • First Nations
  • Persons with disabilities
  • New immigrants
  • LGBTQ

To view the full criteria, and to apply, visit www.wearebctech.com/scholarship.
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Up to $3250 in scholarships for the Maple Leaf Youth Awards: deadline is May 5th

The Canadian Club of Vancouver promotes Canadian identity and nurtures a sense of citizenship and nationhood. To instill a greater sense of pride in Canada, the Club presents the Maple Leaf Youth Awards.These awards recognize and reward exemplary achievements of students and youth in our community.

Maple Leaf Youth Awards

The awards are designed to recognize well rounded British Columbian students who demonstrate an understanding of Canadian identity and have exceptional achievements in two or more of the following:

Award nominees will be contacted by phone or email. The Award winners will be named during the event and will receive a special Maple Leaf plaque, a certificate, and the award cheque.

The Essay

July 1, 2017 marks the 150th birthday of Canada. Write an informative essay about what you like the most about Canada and what makes it unique from other countries. Include what makes you proud to be Canadian.

There are three awards:

$1,500 – First Place

$1,000 – Second Place

$750 – Third Place

Information flyer is HERE.

Application checklist is HERE.

Application form is HERE.

Deadline for application is 5:00 pm, May 5, 2017

For additional information, please contact Monika Soegianto at 604.688.8260 or admin@canadianclubvancouver.com

$1000 Clean Energy (CEBC) Scholarship for students pursuing a future in clean energy: deadline May 15th

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.

Application Information:

  •   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:

For more information, click HERE.

Deadline is Monday, May 15th, 2017. Please note that the application must be RECEIVED by this date.

Over $25,000 in SOAR scholarships for various categories: deadline is June 30, 2017

SOAR Philanthropic Society will be giving out over $25,000 in scholarship funds for the categories of academics, adversity, athletics, community engagement, culinary arts, entrepreneurship & innovation, health & mindfulness, leadership, skilled trades, social justice & law, visual & performing arts. Each scholarship is $1,000. Students graduating from high school are eligible to apply at www.soarps.org.

General information HERE.

The deadline is June 30, 2017.

Overview of ALL scholarships offered with general criteria and deadlines.

Dear Grads,

I have summarized all scholarships offered according to their value, general description and deadline in the table HERE.

Please note that Burnaby District Scholarships are in orange.

For these scholarships:

  1. You must submit your application to Ms. Falsetto (B110) with all necessary documents. These include:
    1. general scholarship application form HERE.
    2. specific application form (depends on scholarship)
    3. at least three reference letters
    4. statement of financial need (where necessary)
    5. any supporting documents that may assist your application (for example, copies of certificates, pictures of trophies etc)

2. The Byrne Creek Scholarship committee will select our strongest candidate. I (Ms. Falsetto) will then advocate for you at the District Scholarship meeting in April.  This deadline is firm.

3. You will be notified of your application at the Grad Ceremony on May 30th.

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

Best,

Ms. Falsetto

@MsFalsettoByrne

Up to $3300 Parent Guardian Trustee of BC Scholarship: Deadline Saturday, April 15th

Have you ever been in custody with the Ministry for Child and Family Development? If yes, the scholarship opportunity may be for you!

PURPOSE 

The purpose of the Fund is to supplement funding to cover fees, books, maintenance and/or transportation which might otherwise cause the individual affected to terminate his or her studies prematurely.

Annual bursaries are awarded to individuals “who are over the age of 19 years, and have been permanent wards of the Superintendent of Family and Child Service in the Ministry of Social Services and Housing (or its successors), and who meet the criteria deemed appropriate by the Trustee.”

BURSARIES 

Successful applicants are awarded annual bursaries ranging in value up to a maximum of approximately $3,300.00 (amount is indexed annually with the cost of living).

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

1. General Eligibility 

An applicant must:

•  be a former permanent ward of the Ministry of Social Services of British Columbia, its predecessor or successor, or have been in continuing custody of the British Columbia Ministry for Children and Family Development under the Child, Family and Community Services Act or predecessor laws;

•  be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence;

•  be a high school graduate or equivalent currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program;

•  submit a completed current year application form;

•  provide transcripts from the last year of school attended; and

•  have other sources of funding for the educational year. The bursary shall not be the sole means of support.

(Note: Permanent ward or continuing custody means a child, who by court order, was placed in the permanent or continuing custody of the Province of British Columbia. The custody order terminated when the child attained the age of 19 years, was married prior to attaining the age of 19 years, or the court cancelled the order prior to the child attaining the age of 19 years.)

2. Financial Need 

An applicant must:

•  demonstrate a financial shortfall which might cause the individual to be unable to pursue their studies;

•  have some means of financial support other than the bursary;

•  demonstrate an inability to access additional means of financial support to make up the shortfall; and

•  provide an estimated descriptive budget for the upcoming academic year based on reasonable expenses and reasonable means of financial support.

3. Post Academic Performance 

An applicant must demonstrate:

•  an academic, technical or vocational ability to pursue the intended educational goal;
and

•  an academic, technical or vocational commitment to obtaining the educational goal.

4. Career Goals 

An applicant must demonstrate:

•  a clear career goal;

•  a direct relationship between the educational goal and the career goal;

•  a personal commitment to the career goal (e.g., related education to date, related volunteer experience, related work experience, or references from educators, counsellors or field workers); and

•  personal suitability to the chosen career (e.g., references from educators, career counselors, or field workers).

HOW TO APPLY 

The deadline for applications for each year is April 15th. Applications received after April 15th will NOT qualify for bursary consideration.

Click here for a copy of the current application form or contact.

Website details are HERE.

Deadline is Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Scholarships for students from the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea: Deadline Friday, March 31st

The awards promote the development of intercultural knowledge and understanding in support of BC’s new education curriculum and contribute to the goals of the British Columbia International Education Strategy, increasing the two-way flow of students, teachers and ideas between BC and the world.

Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for nomination by a school district or independent school, the international student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be accepted for first-time entry into a BC public or independent school at the Grade 9, 10, or 11 level for the 2017/2018 school year
  • Be of school age (no older than 19 by June 30, 2017)
  • Be nominated by a BC school district or independent school
  • Hold a valid passport from the People’s Republic of China, Japan or the Republic of Korea

Advertisement poster is HERE.

Deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.