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 Programare 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 venture capitalists. 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.
EMAIL or IN PAPER to Ms. Mihic by 3pm on May 26th.
Fill out the attached application or pick one up from the scholarship bin outside Student Services.
Below are also two samples provided for reference.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF HOW TO FILL THIS OUT, CONTACT MS. MIHIC between May 16th and 26th during periods 7 and/or 8 in Student Services. She will help.
SAMPLE APPLICATION – TRADES
SAMPLE APPLICATION – PHYSICAL EDUCATION
* 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
The Burnaby Teachers’ Association is awarding 2 scholarships to students on the basis of:
- scholarship, citizenship, and need.
- That the scholarship be paid when the recipient enters full-time attendance at a post-secondary school. Part-time attendance may be approved after Executive Council review.
- each recipent be a student in a Burnaby school for at least one year.
Students have up to five years to register for post-secondary and claim the award.
2 x $750
In print or by email by UPDATED Wednesday May 10, 2023 by 3pm.
Complete applications below and submit to due to Ms. Mihic by email or in print by 3pm that day. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
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
Print or email by Friday, April 28, 2023
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 205 or Student Services or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. The funds for this bursary are held and managed by the Vancity Community Foundation. As a former educator, she wished to recognize a student who meets the following criteria:
1. The student should have been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and maintained a high standard of achievement.
2. The student must intend to pursue an Education Degree at one of the following B.C. post-secondary institutions:
- University of British Columbia
- Simon Fraser University
- University of Victoria
- Vancouver Island University
- University of Northern British Columbia
The Bursary must be claimed within two years of receipt.
$3, 000 to a Burnaby North student
Friday, APRIL 28th before 3PM.
Please submit a 200-word essay describing your future goals, a resume, your transcript and submit to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by the specified due date. If sending by email, please send a single pdf in the order above. Late submissions will not be accepted.
**** Note: You can send a single application for both the BRTA and BRTA Wynn Bursary (if the criteria apply) ****
The Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is administered through a sub-committee of the Burnaby Retired Teachers’ Association. As former educators, we wish to recognize a well-rounded student who meets the following criteria:
1. The student has been enrolled in a Burnaby school for his/her two senior years and has maintained a good standard of achievement.
2. The student intends to register at a post-secondary institution and has financial need.
ADDITIONAL FACTORS FOR CONSIDERATION
- Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work: tutoring, peer counselling, church, clubs, recreation, etc.
- Been actively involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, leadership, government, dance, music, athletics, debating, etc.
- Demonstrated special skills, hobbies, interests, and/or training.
- Demonstrated responsibility.
$1, 000 to a Burnaby North student
FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH before 3PM.
Please submit a 200-word essay describing your future goals, a resume, AND your transcript to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email by the specified due date. If sending by email, please send a single pdf in the order above. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Refer to .pdf for specific information on the following scholarships:
- Dave Gifford Memorial – 2 @ $1500 (for male and female each) & BCSS Zone Scholarship 2 @ $750 each for male and female) – essay component
- Bert and Greta Quartermine Badminton Scholarship – Six (6) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to the most worthy candidates – minimum of Two (2) Males and Two (2) Females – essay component
- BC Dairy Association Scholarship – 4 @ $1000 each (2 females; 2 males) – essay component
- Subway Scholarship – Four (4) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to the most worthy candidates – (2 females; 2 males) – essay component
May 1st, 2023 by 4pm
Complete application(s) below, mail to email@example.com and ensure that all documents are scanned in ONE PDF document. Most scholarships have a essay component and may require a monination letter from the school. Plan to have all these documents completed and organized ahead of time.
Be sure to read over the criteria for the scholarships you apply to and the last two pages of the document below!
The Burnaby Arts Council is offering one ARTS scholarship to a graduating student in each of Burnaby’s eight secondary schools.
a) demonstrate excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary) in school curricular and extra-curricular programs and the motivation to develop their ability. Additional consideration will be given for community involvement.
b) exhibit a good academic record with letters of commendation.
c) be continuing with their education in a full-time accredited post-secondary program, with a concentration in the arts, leading to a professional status in theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing or music.
d) consideration may be given to students with financial need. The Burnaby Arts Council reserves the right to grant scholarships only if suitable candidates are found.
$200 for a Burnaby North Student
To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2023 before 3PM .
Download or pick up a paper form and submit all forms, in order, to Student Services or email to Ms. Mihic by due date (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Refer to “Home” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.
Project LEAP is committed to helping students develop their leadership skills, cultural competency, and international network. Our program offers a range of features that prepare students for success in their future endeavors, including:
- 4 in 1 Aptitude Testing: Students will take a comprehensive assessment test that evaluates their academic strengths, leadership potential, personal interests, and career goals.
- International College and Career Advising: Students will receive personalized guidance from our team of experienced counselors and mentors, who will help them navigate the college application process and identify potential career paths.
- Leadership Development: Students will participate in a variety of leadership workshops, seminars, and community service projects to enhance their skills and broaden their perspectives.
- Networking Opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to connect with other high-achieving students from around the world and build their professional network.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for the following benefits:
- Up to $25,000 USD in scholarship funds to use towards their college education
- A graduation cord indicating their participation in Project LEAP
- A letter of recommendation from our program director
We encourage all eligible students to apply and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to prepare for success in their college and career goals.
We have also included a time conversion chart in the application packet to help students determine the application deadline and program start time based on their time zone. Typically, applicants from Canada apply to their prospective time zone.
There are no additional requirements for non-US applicants, but they must be able to comfortably read, write, and speak English in a class setting.
Linked you will find the Project LEAP Application Packet that includes a QR code to access the application.
- Canadian Iranian Foundation is the administrator of the CIF’s Annual Scholarship.
- Applicants must have legal Canadian Status.
- Applicants must not be the past recipients of CIF’ scholarship.
- Applicants must become a member of the Canadian Iranian Foundation before the interview process.
- Applicants must be enrolled in a Canadian Post Secondary institution.
- Applicants must provide “proof of Enrolment” letter from their post-secondary school.
- Applicants must be well-rounded and demonstrate a good standing in art, leadership, humanitarian work, sports, and academics.
- Applicants must have shown a great effort in trying to integrate into Canadian and Iranian society, by volunteering at least 20 hours of community services.
- Applicants must volunteer at least 20 hours at CIF’s events online or in person before receiving their scholarship cheques.
- Applicants must provide one signed letter of reference supporting extra-curricular and volunteering activities in a sealed envelope. Unsigned and open letters will not be accepted.
- Applicants must provide one signed letter of reference supporting academics in a sealed envelope. Unsigned and open letters will not be considered.
- Applicant must provide the names of two people who are providing him/her with the academic and community service letters of recommendation. These signed letters should be submitted with the application in a sealed envelope.
- Applicants should provide a head shot via e-mail.
email by June 15, 2023.
In 300 words or less, explain what sets you from otherapplicants?
- One signed and sealed academic reference letter
- One signed and sealed community service reference letter
- A 300 words essay
- completed application (below)
- Head shot via e-mail to email@example.com
- Information: 604-800-1977
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.cif-bc.com
- Membership form after being successful in the interview
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
EMAIL by May 28 2023.
Complete the package in order above (essay, reference, dates attended) and submit as one PDF by email to seaforth.PAC@burnabyschools.ca
The Sustainable Lifestyle Scholarship invites participants to create a video demonstrating their habits and behaviors that promote sustainability, reduce waste, and conserve natural resources. The video should include how they live a sustainable lifestyle, why it’s important, and what sort of social/environmental impact they’re creating. Herbaland will give a total of $5000, distributed to the top 3 applicants.
1st Place: $3,000 CAD
2nd Place: $2,000 CAD
3rd Place: $1,000 CAD
online June 30, 2020
Apply here: https://www.herbaland.ca/pages/sustainable-lifestyle-scholarship
Tell us about how you live a sustainable lifestyle, why it’s important, and what sort of social/environmental impact you’re creating. Please submit in either video format, or by filling out our google form
March 17th – Applications are open
June 30th – Applications are closed
July 15th – 10 Finalists Selected
July 25th – 3 Winners Announced
We are looking for a student that is in need of financial assistance, gives back to their community as a volunteer, is engaged as a student, and has plans to move on to college, university or trades based education.
1 x $1000
to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or via email by Thursday, May 4th.
Complete following application and components. If emailing, send documents in order specificied as one PDF.
The Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes seeks to recognize athletes who have demonstrated both a dedication to leadership in their sport and an ongoing investment in the mental wellness of themselves, their sports team, or their community. Eligible for students:
- Open to students age 16-21
- Involved in supporting the mental wellness of yourself, your sports team or your community
- Demonstrates a dedication to sports and athleticism
6 x $1,000
Completed application packages must be submitted by 5:00PM on June 30, 2023.
Details and application procedure can be found at https://menshealthfoundation.ca/rick-blight-scholarship/
This spring 2023, the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at École Brantford Elementary is
offering one $500 alumni bursary award to a student in Burnaby pursuing their
post-secondary education and training.
• Attended École Brantford Elementary School for a minimum of one school year between grades 4 to 7.
• Be eligible to graduate (within the year of application) from a public secondary school in Burnaby School District 41.
• Applied/accepted to a post-secondary institution.
• Demonstrated academic or personal growth, as defined by the applicant, during their secondary studies.
• Require financial support to complete their post-secondary studies.
Applications are to be submitted by email to brantfordPAC@gmail.com and must be received by May 8, 2023. Applicants will get an “Application Received” email within two business days of submitting their application.
Student information: first and last name, secondary school, year(s) they attended École Brantford Elementary, contact information (email and phone number).
• Brief letter of support of their application from a teacher or school staff.
• Description of the following (suggested total of 250 words):
1. Their intended post-secondary program or field of study.
2. Their academic or personal growth, as defined by them, during their secondary studies.
3. Their intended use of the $500 bursary award to pursue their post-secondary
The applications will be reviewed by the PAC executive committee and the student chosen to receive the bursary award will be contacted no later than May 31, 2023 and will be announced on the Brantford PAC website (https://brantfordpac.com). Questions? Please email brantfordPAC@gmail.com
The scholarship is awarded to a student who, while maintaining a good academic standing has made a significant contribution to the school by demonstrating good citizenship and involvement in school activities.
To be considered for the scholarship the student should have:
• Demonstrated good citizenship
• Been actively involved in school service
• Maintained a good academic standing
The scholarship will be awarded upon proof of registration in a post secondary program at BCIT. Students must claim the award within two (2) years of graduating from secondary school. Consideration will be given to student with financial need.
$200 for one Burnaby North student that meets above criteria.
3pm Friday April 21, 2023
Download or pick up a paper form and submit all forms, in order, to Student Services or email to Ms. Mihic by due date. Refer to “Home” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.