Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Dogwood District / Authority Scholarship

It’s time to start applying for the Dogwood District /Authority which is a scholarship targeted to students seeking a career in the “trades”. Students who have completed a Youth in Trades Program are a natural fit for this scholarship but anyone who fits the criteria can be considered. THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT ADMINISTERED. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY AND APPLY EARLY.
Here are some things to know when filling out the application:
  • Elective areas for completion are: Fine Arts, Indigenous Language and Culture, Applied Skills, Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service*, Technical and Trades Training.
  • “a minimum 2.5 (“C+”) Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated on the BEST 10 Grade 11 and 12, 4-credit courses including a minimum of four courses (except for Community Service) from their chosen area listed above.  One of the four courses may be Work Experience 12A or B (WEX12A or B) if it is related to the student’s chosen career path.”
  • When filling out the application, the committee is looking for students not necessarily planning on going to a university (but are going to a technical or trade school). Remember this when applying.
  • Since this is a scholarship geared towards the elective areas above, the “chosen career area”, “post-secondary institution” and “program” should reflect that meaning. This is not the scholarship for future doctors, lawyers, or academics. Also, make sure that your “career area” reflects your “elective area” meaning someone who has “Fine Arts” as their elected area will probably be rejected if their career goal is to be an accountant.
  • final decisions are made by a District committee.

31 awards to graduating Burnaby North students @ $1, 250 each if  they are attending a designated post-secondary institution or B.C. authorized trades training provider.

Due Date

IN PAPER to Ms. Mihic by 3pm on May31st.  NOTE: DATE EXTENDED!

  1. Fill out the attached application or pick one up from the scholarship bin outside Student Services.
  2. Print and attach your school transcript.
  3.  Hand in to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or directly to her (room 2121).
Below are also two samples provided for reference.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF HOW TO FILL THIS OUT, CONTACT MS. MIHIC  during period 1 in 2nd floor yellow pod breakout room or periods 7 and 8 in Student Services. She will help.

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* Community Service (Volunteer Activity) specific criteria:
  • demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness
  • demonstration of extensive involvement in student government/councils
  • demonstration of significant participation and leadership in a service-oriented club
  • community service/volunteer activity hours required over grades 10 – 12 beyond class expectations and course requirements:
  • two leadership course courses with participation in a minimum 200 community service hours or
  • one leadership course with participation in a minimum 300 community service hours or
  • no leadership course with participation in a minimum 400 community service hours
  • Service can be undertaken in and/or outside of school. Work experience hours, if directly related to a service-related career that requires post-secondary training can be included
  • Students must provide evidence of their service in the form of a letter/document outlining dates and hours and a description of duties performed signed by the adult manager or supervisor of the program or organization. Letter should include full contact information of the manager or supervisor.
  • other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may, at the discretion of the committee, be included provided the school does not offer sufficient courses in the specific elective area

BCCPAC Educational Award


The award is open to any Grade 12 student attending a BCCPAC-member school  (WE ARE MEMBERS!) who is planning to pursue post-secondary studies (academic, vocational, technical or training). The award honours a well-rounded student who is involved and interested in many things and has an understanding of the importance of parent involvement in education.


1 @ $1,000

Due Date



Application can be found: https://bccpac.bc.ca/index.php/members/awards/educational-award/ed-award-app

Will need to include:

  • A cover letter outlining good citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship and community service interests.
  • Two letters of reference; one from an educator and one from a community member (not a relative).
  • Grade 11 and Grade 12 transcripts to date (must confirm current year enrollment – recommended: school transcript of grades or BC Diploma Verification).
  • An essay (300-500 words) on the value of parent involvement in education (with reference to the role of PACs, DPACs and/or BCCPAC.)

CFIG National Scholarship Program


To be eligible for the awards:

  1.  Applicants must be Canadian residents studying in Canada.
  2.  Applicants must be enrolled or expected to enroll in a post-secondary program of at least 2 years.
  3.  Applicants must be working for a current CFIG member (retail, associate, affiliate) or be a family member of an employee of a current CFIG member.
  4.   All essays must be properly referenced.

One National scholarship winner receives $15,000 – Winner invited to annual Independent Grocer of the Year Gala in Toronto.

Four regional essay awards of $3250 each are awarded as follows:

  • (1)university/college (East)
  • (1)university/college (West)
  • (1) high school (East)
  • (1) high school (West)

Submissions must be made in the format of a 1000 word essay with a short video (max 5 minutes) that introduces the student and identifies the resources used.

Due Date

Friday, July 7, 2024.


Applications MUST include:

  1. A 1,000 word essay, with proper referencing on the following question: (essays longer than the 1000 word limit will not be judged)
    Examine the impact on grocery consumer behavior caused by value shopping trends. How can retailers stay relevant and retain customers in this rising price conscious era? What strategies can grocers adopt to enhance value, customer loyalty and overall shopping experience? Could technology, sustainability and community engagement help shape the future of grocery retail? Can balancing cost effectiveness, quality and customer satisfaction help grocers thrive in the value driven consumer landscape?
  2. A short video (max 5 minutes) introducing yourself and the resources you used to write your essay.
  3. A list of academic achievements, awards, and extra-curricular activities.
  4. An official Grade transcript of your last completed year. Can be email to memberhsip@cfig.ca or mailed to:
    105 Gordon Baker Rd. Suite #401,
    North York, ON M2H 3P8
  5. A complete application form with all pertinent information properly filled.

Essay OR video submission details and info can be found @ https://cfig.ca/NATIONAL-SCHOLARSHIP/#1509033685588-43fa897a-56d9


Music Parents Council Scholarship


The Music Parent Council will be awarding 3 scholarships of $500 each to current graduating students at Burnaby North. These scholarships are for students who have a true passion for music and have been a contributing member of the music program at North. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in the music department and have been active in the school and community.


3 x $500

Due Date

Print or email by Wednesday, May 22, 2024.


To apply for this MPC Scholarship, you will need to complete a short essay (250 words or less) describing how music has impacted your time here at North. Things to reflect on:

  • Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the music department at North
  • How music has been a part of your high school experience
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve these goals

Please submit your essay to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email to dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca

Note: these awards will be distributed at the year-end concert rather than the school leaving ceremonies. 

VPABC Scholarship Foundation


Do you have Vietnamese Heritage? To advance education by providing scholarships and bursaries to Vietnamese-Canadian graduate high school students and post-secondary students.



Due Date

ONLINE by June 30, 2024


More information and application on following link: https://www.vpabc.ca/ 




Metal Supermarkets Trade School Scholarship


Metal Supermarkets is proud to support the skilled trades, and we want to make it easier for students to pursue one of these viable, stable and well-paying careers.

  • Students accepted to and attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2022.
  • Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the USA or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • Winner must enroll or already be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
  • Employees of Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, its franchisees, franchisee staff or their family members may not enter.

4 x $2,500 directly paid to institution

Due Date

online by June 28, 2024.


Apply online at https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/trade-school-scholarship/ 

Seaforth PAC Scholarship


The Seaforth Parent Advisory Council is proud to be offering a $500 scholarship for École Seaforth Elementary School alumni. At École Seaforth Elementary School, our mission is to provide a happy, safe, supportive and challenging learning environment where our children learn to become compassionate citizens able to contribute in a global community. Requirements:

  • a “respectable” grade point average
  • 500 word essay  exemplified qualities where  students that have gone outside of the home or classroom to make a difference in the community and make this community a better place to live.
  • teacher or a school/community official reference letter
  • dates the student attended Seaforth.

1 at $500

Due Date

EMAIL  by May 24 2024.


Complete the package in order above (essay, reference, dates attended) and submit  as one PDF by email to seaforth.PAC@burnabyschools.ca

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Rick and Amanda Hansen Scholarship for Youth with Disabilities


This scholarship aims to make a profound impact on the lives of Canadian youth with disabilities by removing financial barriers and supporting career aspirations through post-secondary education.

Funding of up to $10,000 per year (up to a maximum of $40,000) is available for youth with disabilities looking to complete a 1- to 4-year post-secondary program at a publicly funded institution in Canada.

  • Person with a disability, defined as functional limitation – whether permanent or episodic – which affects the student’s ability to participate in post-secondary education;
  • Under the age of 30 years as of the application deadline (May 31, 2024);
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Eligible for domestic tuition at a publicly funded post-secondary institution or training program at a public university, college or institute in Canada;
  • Enrolling full-time in the 2024/25 academic year for a 1- to 4-year post-secondary program at a publicly funded post-secondary institution in Canada; and
  • Not receiving other financial awards that total more than $2,500 per year (excluding student loans).
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that any funding received from the Rick & Amanda Hansen Scholarship will not negatively affect the status of any benefits and subsidies that they are eligible for.

up to $10,000 a year (total up to $40,000)

Due Date

apply ONLINE by May 31, 2024


Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate alignment with Rick & Amanda Hansen’s values of perseverance, inclusivity and being a Difference Maker;
  • Clarity of career goals and alignment with the chosen academic program;
  • Ability to successfully complete the chosen academic program; and
  • Financial necessity of scholarship.

Additional information and application here: https://www.rickhansen.com/Scholarship


Telus Student Bursary


The TELUS Student Bursary provides financial assistance to deserving young people across the country who are committed to giving back in their local communities by taking on a social impact project. 

Recipients receive a bursary valued at $3,000 (college) or $5,000 (university) to put toward tuition fees at post-secondary institutions in Canada.

Who is eligible to apply: 

  • Youth between the ages of 17 and 29 in critical financial need
  • Accepted into, or attending, a first undergraduate degree or diploma program at a college, university or polytechnic institute in Canada
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commitment to delivering a social impact initiative during the course of their studies that will have a positive social or environmental impact in their community.


multiple at $3,000 (college) and $5,000 (university)

Due Date


Jean Ip Foundation Scholarship


Note: this is different from the local Burnaby Jean Ip scholarship.

Starting in 2024, the Jean Ip Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to eligible individuals pursuing post-secondary education in Canada. The program provides ten scholarships, including two at $10,000 each and eight at $5,000 each.

Eligibility Criteria
• Must be a Permanent Resident of Canada
• Proof of acceptance by an accredited Canadian post-secondary education institution for the 2024 academic year.
• Encountering financial hardship with recognized supporting documents
• Demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to community


2 x $10,000 each

8 x  $5,000 each

Due Date:

online or by mail by May 31, 2024, deadline, 5 p.m.


Interested applicants are welcome to submit the following by May 31, 2024, deadline, 5 p.m.:

1. A completed and signed application.
2. A 250-word Letter of Intent.
3. Supporting documents include but are not limited to:
o Official acceptance letter from the educational institute
o Tuition payment invoice
o Reference letter

to one of the below:

• Google form: https://forms.gle/iRMgq3B5yN1ZNyTz8 or
• email: scholarship@gmail.com or
• post to Unit 273, 2633 Viking Way, Richmond, B.C. V6V 3B6 ATTN:

Note: Applicants may require an in-person interview with the committee members.

B. Davis Scholarship


This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

There is no age restriction

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

1 x $1,000

Due Date

by email May 21, 2024.


To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com


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