Archive for November, 2017


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.

 

Program Details:
The Adventures in Film Camp is part of the Powell River Film Festival specifically designed for young filmmakers. During
the day, participants learn from pro media artists, attend interesting seminars by established directors, filmmakers and media
experts, gain hands-on, practical experience making videos or animation, and have the opportunity to collaborate with and be
inspired by other young filmmakers. In the evenings, participants have the opportunity to enjoy and analyze the Festival
films, and socialize with media-savvy Festival attendees and industry people at the receptions. Participants leave the camp
with the full experience of video production, including teamwork and troubleshooting, have a short film for their demo reel,
and friendships that may well develop into further film making collaborations. The camp is fast-paced and fun, and our past
participants have been thrilled with the outcome!

Dates: February 16 – 18, 2017 | Travel Dates: February 15 & 18 | Location: Powell River, 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 November
30, 2017 to Ms. Martens in Room 104.

 

The Rotary Club of Burnaby is proud to participate in a number of Adventure programs established by other Rotary clubs.
These adventures take place throughout the country and are an opportunity for youth to showcase their talent, learn from
industry professionals and an opportunity to further career opportunities. The club covers the registration and travel cost of
the participant. The organizing Rotary Club has arranged for the students to be Housed at the University of Northern BC in
the Campus Residence with Adult Supervision. All other personal expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Program Details:
Launched in 2017, the goal of the Adventures in Health Care program is to expose students over a four day period to different
areas of the health care field. Although the program is hosted by Yellowhead Rotary, the delivery is presented by the
collaborating agencies that include Northern Health, College of New Caledonia, University of Northern British Columbia,
AiMHi and School District 57. Comprehensive, hands on activities will engage the students giving them insights into a wide
variety of health care fields of study and job opportunities.

Dates: May 7-10, 2018 | Travel Dates: May 6 & 11 | Location: Prince George, BC
For more information about Rotary and the Adventure program visit www.RotaryBurnaby.org under Youth Services.

Applicants must:
1. MUST Be a Grade 11 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 November
30, 2017 to Ms. Martens in Room 104. Late applications will not be accepted!

 

SPEATBC (Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of British Columbia) will be awarding Five Scholarships of $1000 each this year in the following categories:

SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES:

  • ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP – a high school student (grade 12) or recent graduate (within 2 years) planning on pursuing post-secondary studies upon graduation in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC
  • POST SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP – a post-secondary student enrolled in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC
  • WOMAN IN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP – a woman student enrolled in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC
  • NEW IMMIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP – a new immigrant (max. of 2 years since arrival in Canada) pursuing post-secondary studies in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP – an international student studying in Canada with a valid Student Visa enrolled in or pursuing an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC

These are amazing opportunities – please visit www.speatbc.org for more information. If you are interested in an application, please email me at sherrie.martens@sd41.bc.ca and I would be happy to send it your way! Applications are due by January 5, 2018.

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

Deadline               –     June 19, 2018  

Amount of Award  –        $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.