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Description of Award: 

Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.

The National Scholarship rewards original, creative and committed Canadian secondary school students. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. Each year approximately ten students are named National Scholars (winners) and ten are named Arbor Scholars (runners-up).

Academic Year:
2019-2020
Value/Amount:
The National Scholarship covers tuition and incidental fees for four years, provides full residence support in first year, and includes an additional, renewable monetary award based on individual financial circumstances. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.
Eligibility Requirements:
Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an original and creative thinker
  • committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP
  • intending to begin university the following academic year
  • a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above
How to Apply:

To apply, you’ll need to:

  1. Click here to apply to the 2019 National Scholarship Program. You will be prompted to create an account before proceeding to the application form. Please remember your username and password.
  2. Complete the online application, including a series of short essays and exercises. You must complete all sections of the application. Limits with respect to the number of words must be followed.
  3. Upload a transcript of your complete high school record to date, including current ongoing grades and final results for your last full academic year. Official transcripts will be requested from students who are selected as finalists. You will be contacted by January if an official transcript is required.
  4. Arrange for a letter of reference. Please have someone in your school or community write a confidential reference letter supporting your application. You must supply the name of your referee and his/her institutional email address on your application form. Once you’ve submitted your application, an email will be sent to your referee with instructions for submitting the reference online. We strongly recommend contacting your referee well before submitting your application, to allow him/her ample time to prepare and submit a reference letter. Referees will have until one week after the application deadline to submit a letter of reference.
  5. Submit your online applicationOnce you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make any further changes. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your application.

Selection Procedure:

On the basis of application criteria, about twenty students are selected as finalists. These finalists will be invited as guests of the University of Toronto for on-campus selection interviews held in late February or early March. From these meetings, the selection committee selects approximately ten students as National Scholars (winners) and the remaining finalists as Arbor Scholars (runners-up). These scholarships are tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Deadline to Apply: 
November 1, 2018
Please email Mrs. Lewis at Deena.Lewis@burnabyschools.ca if your interested in being nominated for this book award.  Deadline to let me know your interest is October 15, 2018.  Good Luck!
Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 

Must be a Canadian secondary school student intending to begin university the following academic year; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; every Canadian secondary school across the country can nominate one student.

Award type: 
Admission Scholarship
Action: 
Nomination Required
Level of Study: 
Undergraduate
Description of Award: 

The University of Toronto National Book Award Program recognizes and rewards the very best Canadian secondary school students, regardless of which university those students choose to attend. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. It is not necessary that the student intend to apply for admission to the University of Toronto. Award recipients receive a National Book Award recognizing their achievements, and as a symbol of their academic potential. It is a non-monetary award. The book will be presented to the student at their secondary school graduation ceremony at the end of the school year.  Students nominated for this award are invited to submit an application to the National Scholarship Program.

Academic Year: 
2019-2020
Value/Amount: 
A Book
Full Eligibility Requirements: 

Recipients must be:

  • Nominated by their secondary school;
  • Canadian secondary school students intending to begin university the following academic year;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons;
  • Students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context;
  • Students who excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities.
How to Apply: 

Every Canadian secondary school across the country is invited to nominate one student on the basis of the qualities and criteria identified above.  Your school Principal, Head of Guidance or a designate can nominate a student using the National Book Award online nomination form.  Ask your school officials if you might be considered.

Availability: 
Domestic Students
Actual Deadline Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018

PLEASE EMAIL ME AT deena.lewis@burnabyschools.ca BY JANUARY 10, 2019 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!

BC Excellence Scholarships

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

Nomination and Application

  1. You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated. Please inquire at your school if you would like to be considered for nomination. You must confirm your nomination by having your school principal sign and date the verification section of the application form.

    Completed applications must be sent to the Ministry no later than February 15, 2019, to:

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

  2. The application package (PDF), includes a written statement worth 60% overall, and the resume worth 40% overall.  It must be completed online in the mandatory format, printed, signed, and submitted by mail. Scoring guides (PDF) are available for reference. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  3. Selection of winners will be finalized after August 31, 2019.

Eligibility

Nominees must:

  • Meet basic eligibility requirements
  • Be in their graduation year with graduation to occur by August 31 of the school year in which they are nominated
  • Be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) and fulfill graduation requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program (2018) by August 31, 2019
  • Have at least a:
    • “B” (73% or above) in their 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 BC Excellence Scholarship and a Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship.

Your application package (PDF) 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 must describe:
    • What led you to your most relevant community service, volunteer activity, and/or leadership role, and
    • What you learned from this experience, and
    • How this experience will benefit you in your chosen career path.

Conditional winners and their schools will be notified by email in May. Winners will be notified directly in September when eligibility is confirmed. They must redeem their voucher within 5 years of graduation. Expiry dates are shown on the vouchers.

Collection of Personal Information

For the purpose of processing BC Excellence Scholarships, students’ personal information will be collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 26(c).  Students’ personal information is used for the purpose of verifying eligibility, selecting successful candidates, and processing the scholarship payment.

Questions regarding the collection of personal information can be emailed to the Ministry of Education contact listed below:

Director
Education Program Delivery
PO Box 9886 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9T6
Scholarships@gov.bc.ca

Our very own Burnaby Mountain grad 2018, Ivan Chung won this award last year.

What are the TD Scholarships?  

Twenty TD Scholarship for Community Leadership  are awarded to students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes:

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition per year (for up to a maximum of four years)
  • $7,500 a year for living expenses (for up to a maximum of four years)

Helping you build connections

But that’s not all. These scholarships also help you make connections that could last a lifetime, including:

  • Offers of paid summer employment
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Annual gatherings, networking opportunities and more

What is “community leadership”?

We’re interested in hearing from students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place. For example, you may be cleaning up the environment, promoting social justice, or fighting child poverty. Check out what some of the past scholarship recipients have done to improve their community.

How are the winners chosen?

We carefully review all applications, taking into consideration not only each applicant’s contributions to the community but also their personal circumstances and any special challenges they may have faced along the way.

We then select up to 80 finalists from across five regions:

  • Atlantic Canada
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prairie Provinces/Northwest Territories/Nunavut
  • British Columbia/Yukon

Regional selection panels (made up of prominent community members) then interview the finalists. Each region will have at least two scholarship recipients and 20 scholarships will be awarded across Canada (provided there are qualified applicants)

For more information:

http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp

DEADLINE is November 2018. Apply today!

The Schulich Scholarship ($100,000).  http://www.schulichleaders.com/application.

We will be submitting one applicant from our school in January 2019.

Thank you to all those who attended our first scholarship meeting today September 20, 2018 – there was an incredible turnout! 

I have attached the PowerPoint from the session for you to take a look at  

As always, please come and see me in Room 124 if you have any questions. 

Good Luck – Mrs. Lewis

September scholarship presentation

 

The scholarship profile sheet 2018-2019 is now available on the school website under “students”.  This year we have moved to a digital form that you will SUBMIT via email to Mrs. Lewis.  Please save a copy on your own device before submitting.  All school, district, and outside scholarships that require school sponsorship will require a completed student profile sheet.  A committee will review the profiles when candidates are applying for these awards.  If you have any questions you can see Mrs. Lewis (room 124) or Mrs. Belyea (room 306).

The University of Toronto is pleased to invite your school to nominate one outstanding student for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship.

The Pearson Scholarships will provide an unparalleled opportunity for globally minded students to obtain a world-class education and join a diverse student body in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The scholarships offer international students the opportunity to take part in enhanced academic and co-curricular experiences as part of a close-knit, fully supported community. Pearson Scholars will receive full funding for four years of tuition, books and living costs, and gain a global perspective on issues that matter most to them.

Your nominee should be a creative thinker with an exceptional academic record who is recognized as a leader within their school and exhibits potential to contribute positively to the global community in the future. The candidate must intend to begin university study in September, 2018 and must be currently enrolled in full-time academic studies or have graduated no earlier than June 2017.

If you are interested in the award, please carefully read the criteria at http://www.future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about. You need to be a grade 12 student with interest in attending the University of Toronto. Please ensure that your student profile is on file with Mrs. Belyea in Room 306 and email me (deena.lewis@burnabyschools.ca) to tell me you would like to be nominated. The school scholarship committee will then select one interested student to put forward.

Application Process

To apply, you will need to:

  1. Receive a nomination from your school (High schools not already contacted/verified are asked to submit an application to participate in our program, available here.)
  2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2019 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines.
  3. Once we’ve received a nomination and you’ve applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.

Deadlines

  • School nomination deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Student OUAC application deadline: December 17, 2018 (Please note this is the final date to submit an application to the OUAC; however, it is recommended you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 1, 2018 as spaces in programs fill-up quickly and popular programs may close early.)
  • Student scholarship application deadline: January 15, 2019

Please come and see me in Room 124 for any additional information.

RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year we are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.

This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca.

2019 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 10, 2018 until midnight March 11, 2019. Only online entries will be accepted.

Don’t wait – apply today!

AES Scholarship Deadline Is Approaching

The deadline for the 13th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2018.  

Visit our website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm and please encourage your students to apply.  We wish them all good luck!

The winner(s) will be announced within 2 weeks of the deadline.

 Each winner will be personally notified by email.