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Schulich Leader Scholarships

We are proud to announce Schulich Leader Scholarships for students enrolling in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas of study at participating Canadian universities in Fall 2017. Those chosen as Schulich Leaders will ultimately help to ensure that Canada is at the forefront of excellence in science and research for generations to come.

Schulich Leader Scholarships asks every high school, secondary school and CEGEP across Canada to select one student to represent their school as a Schulich Leader Nominee.  From this pool of nominees, 20 participating universities across Canada will each choose one outstanding student to be their Schulich Leader, each of whom will receive a four-year scholarship valued at $60,000 to support their studies at that university in a STEM faculty.

The following criteria must be followed in selecting a Schulich Leader Nominee at your school:

  1. Graduate high school or Cégep in the 2017/2018 academic year
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Plan to enroll in STEM at one of our partner universities
  4. Meet at least two of the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
    • Financial need
  5. Not planning a career as a medical practitioner

Visit www.schulichleaders.com for more information

Procedure: If you would like to be nominated for this award, please submit your name via email to sherrie.martens@sd41.bc.ca…be sure your full name is in the body of your email and you have written  Schulich Leader Applicant in the subject line by MONDAY JANUARY 22nd, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. You will be later be notified if you are the chosen candidate from Burnaby Mountain, and asked to complete the application in the next two weeks.

Your student profile must be filled out and on file in Ms. Martens’ room before you will be considered for this award.

**TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS AWARD, FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AND HAND IN DIRECTLY TO MS. MARTENS IN ROOM 104 BY TUESDAY  MARCH 2nd AT 3:00**

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

• You must have applied for admission to BCIT and have been assigned a BCIT ID

• You must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada

• You must commence your BCIT full-time studies before March 31, 2018

• A recipient must remain registered as a full-time student during the academic period for which an award is given

• A recipient must maintain satisfactory academic standing during the academic period for which an award is given

• BCIT Pathway to Success Awards are not deferrable and must be accepted in the year in which they are awarded.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The student must demonstrate leadership skills and/or additional responsibilities such as family. For example astudent has:

• taken leadership training or courses

• or volunteered in the community

• or work experience

• or captain/president of sports team or group

• or is involved in extracurricular activities

• or play a major role in supporting their family, financially or otherwise.

LETTER OR INTENT

The student must write a letter of intent which outlines:

• their career goals

• why they have chosen that particular career

• that they have a good understanding of the job and the skills required

• why they want to be a BCIT student

• outlines their leadership skills and/or additional responsibilities such as family.

 

APPLICATION INSTUCTIONS

Every application must include the following information:

• Completed application form with BCIT ID

• Completed student letter of intent

 

Please complete the following application in order to apply for the award:

Pathway to success Flyer 2018

Pathway to Success student application 2018

If you are interested in applying for this award, please read the criteria CAREFULLY and email Ms. Martens by February 1st with your interest. Please ensure you have your student profile completed before you apply!

Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Nominations

The International Student Ambassador Scholarship for Post-Secondary Entry is for international students graduating from a B.C. public school, independent school, or certified offshore school and moving into a B.C. public post-secondary institutions or a degree program at authorized private degree granting institutions. B.C. school districts, independent schools, or certified offshore schools must nominate an international student and submit the application on the student’s behalf.

Selection Criteria

In order to be eligible to be nominated by a B.C. school district, independent school or certified offshore school, the international student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by a B.C. school district, independent school or certified offshore school
  • Be intending to enter a public post-secondary institution or a degree program at an authorized private degree granting institution (see NOTE below for list of eligible institutions)
  • Hold a valid passport from one of the eligible categories above (Group 1, 2 or 3)
  • Achieve a high academic standard, including English language ability

NOTE: Students entering programs at public post-secondary institutions and degree programs at authorized private degree-granting institutions in British Columbia are eligible for the PSI entry scholarship. Please consult the list of institutions and programs eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program in British Columbia to confirm your institution and intended program are eligible – institutions/programs on this list are the same as those eligible for the PSI entry scholarship.

 

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship

 The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to redeem when they are registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education.

Application

  1. Complete the application package (PDF), including the written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall. It must be completed online using the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  2. Completed applications must be submitted to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2018, to:

    Provincial Scholarships Program
    Ministry of Education
    PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9T6

Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2018

Eligibility

You must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be in your graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31 of the school year in which you apply
  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and fulfill graduation requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program by August 31, 2018
  • Have at least a: 
    • “B” (73% or above) in your Language Arts 11 final mark 
    • “B” average in final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11 or 12, Math 11 and Social Studies 11 or 12, with no more than one “C+” (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average or better in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Write and pass a Language Arts 12 provincial examination  

You cannot win both a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship and a BC Excellence Scholarship.

Your application package must include:

  • Resume in the mandatory format
  • Two reference letters, one from your community and one from your school
  • A written statement, maximum 500 words, which describes why you want to be a teacher

Winners must redeem their vouchers within 7 years of their high school graduation. The expiry dates are shown on the vouchers. When redeeming, winners must provide a letter from their Faculty of Education confirming their enrolment in the K-12 teacher education program.

Schools will be notified in June if there is a conditional winner from their school. Winners will be notified directly in September when eligibility is confirmed.

Conditional winners and their schools will be notified by email in May. Winners will be notified directly in September when eligibility is confirmed.

PLEASE EMAIL ME AT sherrie.martens@sd41.bc.ca BY MONDAY JANUARY 22nd TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS AWARD. IF YOU ARE THE CHOSEN CANDIDATE, I WILL THEN HAVE YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION. Please read the application process thoroughly prior to sending the email. Good luck!

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated community service, both inside and outside their schools, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.

Students must be nominated for this scholarship by their school. If nominated, the student must submit the application (PDF) to their school, who will forward it to their school district.

A student cannot win both a BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship.

Nominees must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be enrolled in or graduated from a B.C. Grade 12 graduation program
  • Be eligible for a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) by August 31st of the school year in which they are nominated

Selection Criteria

Nominees’ applications will be assessed on the following criteria. Nominees must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be in their graduating year, with graduation to occur by August 31 or sooner of the year in which they are nominated
  • Have at least a:
    • “B” (73% or above) in their Language Arts 11 final mark
    • “B” average in Grade 11 final course marks that fulfill graduation requirements of Science 11, Math 11 and Social Studies 11, with no more than one “C+” (67% or above) final course mark, (marks lower than “C+” are not accepted)
  • Maintain a “B” average in Grades 11 and 12 final course marks required for graduation
  • Submit a resume
  • Provide two references, one from their community and one from their school
  • Provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing:
    • What lead them to their community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role
    • What they learned from this involvement
    • How these skills/experiences will benefit them in their chosen career path

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 http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

We are 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:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

FOR

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD (RYLA) SOUTH

 Are you a Burnaby Youth in grade 10 to 12?

  • Have you demonstrated leadership and service in your school or community?
  • Do you want to further develop and utilize your leadership skills?
  • Are you available to attend a fully sponsored 4-day leadership camp over the Easter Long weekend (Friday, March 30 – Monday, April 2, 2018)
  • Are you available to come for an interview the 4th week of January 2018?

RYLA participants will take attend in a LEADERSHIP CAMP EXPERIENCE at Camp Elphinstone with other youths from all over British Columbia

E-mail your resume to Lana: lana_s@telus.net

Deadline for applications –  January 15, 2018

For more information, check out the website at www.ryla5040.org

To help promote the study of Chinese language and culture in British Columbia, the British Columbia Ministry of Education and the Education Office of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver have partnered to jointly fund scholarship awards for B.C. students.

The BC-China Award for Excellence in Chinese is a collaborative scholarship program offering up to fifty (50) $500 Awards for B.C. students studying Chinese. Each Award is jointly funded by the B.C. Ministry of Education ($250) and the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver ($250).

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Ordinarily reside in British Columbia
  • Be school-age (not older than 19 years of age by June 30, 2017)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time Grade 12 student at a public or independent school in British Columbia
  • Have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 11 level in British Columbia with a minimum course grade of 86 % – course completion attained through challenge, equivalency or other course credit is not eligible
  • Be enrolled in or have completed a Mandarin Chinese language course at the Grade 12 level
  • Have attained a letter grade of B or higher (i.e., 73% and above) in all completed Grade 11 courses

How to Apply

Students must complete Parts I and II of the application and ensure Part III is completed by the student’s guardian.  Each applicant must also be nominated or sponsored by the student’s Mandarin Chinese language teacher, or the school’s vice-principal or principal. Sponsors must complete Part IV of the application on behalf of the student. 

Program Details:
This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together to gain a better
understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal
about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves,
they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.
Candidates should note that among the participant of the program 3 scholarships are available.

Dates: April 29 – May 2, 2018 | Travel Dates: April 28 & May 2 | Location: Ottawa, Ontario
For more information about Rotary and the Adventure program visit www.RotaryBurnaby.org under Youth Services.

Applicants must:
1. Be a Grade 11 or 12 student between 16 -18 years of age on January 1
2. Provide a max. 1 page double spaced typed Statement of Interest as to why you wish to attend
3. Provide a character reference from one of your teachers
4. Submit the following application form, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by 9:00 am on January 19,
2018 to Ms. Martens in Room 104.

 

 

Program Details:
Launched in 1990, the Adventure in Forestry & Environment program annually introduces 20 to 30 high school students to
the wide variety of careers that, the forest and environmental industries have to offer. From seed to sawdust, the Adventure in
Forestry and Environmental Studies program is a unique, fun packed and fast paced way to learn about these industries. Not
only are participants able to work side by side with and ask questions of industry professionals, students participate in a
variety of tours and learn about related programs the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New
Caledonia offer. This program incorporates the latest technology providing new and innovative techniques with first hand, on
site experiences. Program participant’s are eligible to compete for a Bursary offered by the Prince George Rotary Club.

Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018 | Travel Dates: May 23 & 27 | Location: Prince George, BC
For more information about Rotary and the Adventure program visit www.RotaryBurnaby.org under Youth Services.

Applicants must:
1. Be a Grade 11 or 12 student between 15-18 years of age on January 1
2. Provide a max. 1 page double spaced typed Statement of Interest as to why you wish to attend
3. Provide a character reference from one of your teachers
4. Submit the following application form, along with the Statement of Interest and Character Reference by 9:00 am on January 19,
2018 to Ms. Martens in Room 104.