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!


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.”


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;

•  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).


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.

$500 Lotus Light Charity Scholarship for scholastic record and community involvement: Deadline Monday, May 15th

This scholarship is awarded to:

  • any Canadian student who is 17 years or older and will be beginning or continuing their studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis may be eligible.
  • Applicants will be assessed on scholastic record and community volunteer involvement.

Application must include the following:

(1)  Up-to-date official transcript of grades.

(2)  Proof of acceptance for entry and/or current enrolment at a recognized post-secondary educational institution.

(3)  A cover letter and resume containing information regarding education, work, and volunteer experience.

(4)  Current letters of reference from previous employers, teachers, or volunteer organizations.              

Application form is HERE.

More information is available HERE.

Submissions are between March 1- May 15, 2017


$1000 Howard Legacy Youth Fund and $1000 AFABC Youth Bursary: Deadline Sunday, April 30th

The Howard Legacy Youth Fund and the AFABC Youth Bursary are offered once per year at $1,000 each. The deadline for both is April 30, 2017.

  • The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012, and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care.
  • AFABC Youth Bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption.

Completed applications will be accepted, by mail or electronic delivery, until midnight on April 30, 2017. No late applicants will be considered. Winners will be announced June 1, 2017.

All approved applications, (completed, meeting all eligibility requirements and submitted on time) will be forwarded for an initial screening process. The strongest applicants will be presented to the selection committee. Bursary applicants can apply for either (or both) AFABC bursary fund, but may only be chosen for one award per year.

For more information and to download the application, please visit the website:


Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

$2500 Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship: Deadline Wednesday, March 15th

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship:



If you are a young British Columbian who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you! The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community.

Who is eligible?

The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes four student leaders in the province of British Columbia who are entering their first year of post secondary education, are in good academic standing and have made exceptional contributions in the following areas:

  • School and community service, leadership
  • Initiating community development
  • Affecting positive change
  • Mentoring others
  • Personal development and growth
  • Good academic performance

Taking the time to do something for others during difficult times in one’s own life requires particularly outstanding commitment. This is why, as part of the selection process, the personal circumstances and/or challenges of each applicant will be considered. Applicants who possess personal qualities such as dedication, commitment to helping others and strength of character will also be considered. 

For more information and to access the application form, click here: http://canucks.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=88558
Application form is HERE.
Deadline is Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

$2500 Coast Capital Savings Scholarships: Deadline Wednesday, March 29th

Please note that the deadline has been moved earlier to Wednesday, March 29th!

$2500 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 Wednesday, March 29th. 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.

$1000-$2500 St. Mark’s College Scholarship – deadline Wednesday, March 1st

St. Mark’s is the Catholic Theological College at the University of British Columbia.

All scholarships, bursaries and grants listed below are available for students in the St. Mark’s College Bachelor of Arts program. 

Who is eligible to apply?

  • minimum average of 84%
  • demonstrated leadership and community service
  • be nominated by Byrne Creek
    • let Ms. Falsetto know if you are interested





      Archbishop J. Michael Miller Scholarship

      Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and Catholic leadership.

      Up to $1000*


      Mitton Family Scholarship

      Students with English as a second language.

      Up to $1,000*


      Jim and Penny Rogers Scholarship

      Students who demonstrate active involvement in social justice causes.

      Up to $1,000*


      Prof. Georges Abi-Rached, P. Eng. Scholarship

      Students who demonstrate academic excellence and service in Catholic faith life and activities.

      Up to $2,500*

  • For more detailed information, click HERE.
  • Deadline is Wednesday, March 1st

Michael J. Fox Scholarship for Visual Arts: deadline Wednesday, March 29th

Note: There was a change in the application. Applicants must “submit a statement of any financial challenges they are facing in pursuit of post-secondary arts education”.
Is your passion in DANCE, DRAMA, MUSIC, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing or media arts? If yes, apply for the Michael J. Fox Scholarship!
What do you need to provide? 
– evidence that you are enrolled in VPA courses at Byrne Creek
– evidence that you have interest, dedication, and aptitude in arts or in multiple arts disciplines
– explanation of your financial need
– description of your school/community involvement (ex. school productions, student government, choir member, volunteer work, charity work, service clubs…)
– copy of your transcripts to demonstrate that your grades are high enough to get accepted to post secondary school
– a written statement of interest that indicates your desired post secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline and your career goal
More details are available HERE.
Please note that the Byrne Creek deadline is Wednesday, March 29th to Ms. Falsetto.
The amount for this scholarship has not been determined yet… stay tuned!

$2000 Annual CGTrader Scholarship for TECHNOLOGY – deadline is June 1, 2017

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.


  • Write an essay on “The future of technology in education”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online application form HERE.
  • Submission deadline – June 1, 2017
  • The winners will be announced on June 15, 2017, onCGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Full-time enrolled in academic institution Jan 1, 2017 – May 31,2017

Click the link HERE for more detailed information.

Deadline is Thursday, June 1st, 2017.