Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Category: Adversity/Hardship Scholarships (Page 1 of 2)

Singh Excavating BC Scholarship

Criteria

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.

Refer to document below for specific application instructions.

Value

1 per Burnaby student  x $1000

Due Date

to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or via email by March 15, 2024 before 3PM.

Procedure

Complete following application and components. If emailing, send documents in order specified as one PDF.

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Burnaby South War Memorial Scholarship

Criteria

In recognition and memory of the young men and women from Burnaby who fought for Canada in World War II.

The Burnaby South War Memorial bursaries are awarded annually to two deserving Burnaby secondary school graduates who have continually demonstrated the values associated with good citizenship – caring, sharing, responsibility and a willingness to help others.

cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate.

· application form (or a computer-generated replica allowing you more space to respond)

· statement explaining your need for financial assistance – Burnaby South War Memorial Bursary only.

· resume – these awards emphasize service to the school and community so focus on these areas in your resume.

· copy of both your grade 11 & 12 transcripts (request one from ).

· MINIMUM of two reference letters that support your community and school service. This is a crucial part of your application and MUST be included. If you state volunteer activities in your application, make every effort to include some documentation in the form of a letter, certificate, etc. to provide evidence of your involvement as well as the duration of your involvement.

Value

1 x  $950 for a Burnaby student

Due Date

 To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 2024 before 3PM .

Procedure

Download or pick up a paper form and submit all forms, in order,  to Student Services or email to Ms. Mihic (dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by due date. Refer to “FAQ” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

 

 

Jean Ip Scholarship Foundation

Criteria

This scholarship is intended to provide support to a student who (i.) demonstrates contribution to their community and (ii.) is graduating Grade 12. Preference will be given to applicants who have had to overcome adversity in the pursuit of their education and who have demonstrated leadership qualities. The scholarship is awarded based on the recommendation of the Board committee from the participating Lower Mainland School Districts. The award is not dependent on Grade Point Average (GPA).

Value

amount TBA for a Burnaby North Student

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by 3pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 2024 BEFORE 3PM .

Procedure

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 “FAQ” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

1) Jean Ip Foundation Scholarship Application
2) Cover letter including statement of financial need
3) Two (2) letters of reference
4) Transcript of grades for grade 11 and 12 courses
5) Media Consent Form

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Julie Cole Bursary

Criteria

This award will support a student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies with demonstrated genuine financial need.

  • Applications will be accepted from students enrolling in a full-time, accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in BC (BCIT, UBC) for the 2023-2024 year
  • Applications will be accepted from high school graduates and those furthering their education in health and safety graduate studies as outlined in the list of qualified programs
  • Applicants will submit abstracts showing their academic results
  • Applicants will submit an essay of 750 to 1,200 words explaining why workplace health and safety is important to them, and why they are pursuing this course of study
  • Applicants will include information about their financial need in their application
  • Applicants will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in the province of B.C.
Value

$500

Due Date

Online March 15, 2024.

Procedure

Complete oonline application at https://safetyalliancebc.ca/julie-cole-bursary/ 

 

Burnaby Association of Senior Exempt Employees (BASES)

Criteria

The Burnaby Association of Senior Exempt Employees (BASES) is pleased to be awarding three scholarships in 2020 to well-rounded students graduating from a high school in School District #41 (District) who are furthering their education at an accredited BC post-secondary college or university, or attending a vocational training program at a designated post-secondary technical, trades or vocational institution.  Students applying for the scholarships must meet the following criteria:   

  • Maintained a good academic standing; 
  • Been actively involved in community service, volunteering, and/or have work experience beyond that required for graduation; 
  • Demonstrated leadership in Burnaby through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative and/or in making their community a better place.   

 The recipient will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a qualified program in order to receive their scholarship payment.  

Value

2 x Burnaby District students @ $1000 each

Due Date

  To Ms. Mihic (paper or email) by 3pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 2024 BEFORE 3PM .

Procedure

  • a cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship
  • a copy of your Grade 11 and 12 transcript
  • resume
  • a reference letter(s) to support your volunteer experience
  • a reference letter(s) to support your leadership in the community

Download or pick up a paper form and submit all forms, in order,  to Student Services or email to Ms. Mihic (dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by due date. Refer to “FAQ” tab > “Creating and Combining PDF documents” if you need help combining PDFs.

 

 

RISE Awards

Criteria

Beedie Luminaries has created the The Refugee & Immigrant Student Education (RISE) Awards which  have the potential to transform the lives of its recipients and enrich the communities we live in, and ultimately create a new generation of conscientious, caring and engaged Canadian leaders. You must:

  • Be a refugee who was granted permanent residency or a protected person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) after January 1, 2016, residing full-time in BC for the previous 6 consecutive months.
  • Be born between the years of 1988 and 2004. Have completed secondary school (or equivalent).
  • Plan to be a full-time or part-time student and use funding for post secondary education.
  • Apply to, or be currently enrolled at, one of the eligible post-secondary institutions.
  • Demonstrate your and/or your family’s financial adversity, and how it has affected you.
  • Be endorsed by a community organization, teacher, employer, settlement worker or someone who knows you well.
Value
  • Up to $11,000 CAD per year for a college certificate/diploma or trades foundation programs,
    tenable for up to two years of funding OR Up to $11,000 CAD per year for a bachelors degree program, tenable for up to four years of funding. (FULL-TIME STUDENTS)
  • Up to $5,500 CAD per year for a college certificate/diploma or trades foundation programs,
    tenable for up to three years of funding OR Up to $5,500 CAD per year for a bachelors degree program, tenable for up to six years of funding. (PART-TIME STUDENTS)
Due Date

Applications for Cohort 2024 of the RISE Program are now open and will close on January 31st at 9AM (PST).

Procedure

Apply online at https://beedieluminaries.ca/rise-program/

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Criteria

Student must be planning to study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at one of the 20 Canadian partner universities next September and possess two of the following:  (i) outstanding community, and/or entrepreneurial leadership, (ii) academic excellence, and alternatively,(iii) financial need.  Not  for students planning a career as a medical practitioner or researcher – this scholarship is geared towards the entrepreneurially-minded student. Note: the school can select only ONE nominee.

Value

Up to 100 awards. Roughly half the awards are valued @ $120,000 for engineering scholarships and the other half is $80,000 for science and math scholarships.

Due Date

In order to be considered for the school’s nomination, you must complete and submit requirements outlined in the “Procedure” section below by Monday, January 15th (UPDATED) to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or room 2121 or by email at dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca.

Procedure

Please make sure all documents are in the following order. If emailing, combine all documents into a single .pdf rather than in multiple documents.

  1. An updated resume.
  2. 50-words each describing your top 3 achievements (academic or other).
  3. A 600-word essay demonstrating why you should win.
  4. A 250-word optional essay to discuss any additional information, including extenuating circumstances.
  5. A 50-word short answer describing where you see yourself 10 years from now
  6. Two letters of support from references (at least one academic). THESE CAN EMAILED TO Ms. Mihic DIRECTLY FROM THE REFEREE.
  7. Current transcript that include your Term 1 marks.
  8. As well, make sure you have your Student Profile completed. Your package will not be considered if one is not filled out. You can access it here:  https://forms.office.com/r/khASTg7Rau 

The successful nominee will be notified by the school in mid- to late- January.

Note: if selected, there will be time for the nominee to “tidy up” all supporting documents before formal submission by February 20th.

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship

Criteria

Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the past three years. Have a minimum overall grade average of 75% for grade 11 and available grade 12 marks. Must demonstrate financial adversity and use funding towards a post-secondary institution, trade school or college in which you will be enrolled full-time.  Two letters of reference required (1 teacher; 1 community-based) in addition to transcript and application. Eligibility details below or at: https://beedieluminaries.ca/eligibility/

Value

up to $40,000/ 4 years for a Bachelor’s Degree Program or Trade School Program.

Due Date

online by Monday,  JANUARY 8, 2024 (9 AM PST)

Procedure

Submit an online application by visiting
https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/welcome/BeedieLuminaries/

Uggla Family Scholarship

Criteria

Ten scholarships are awarded each year to students who face significant financial barriers to participation in post-secondary education. This may include students who identify as Indigenous, Black, or a person of colour, students living with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ students, and students of all gender identities. The intent of the Uggla Family Scholarship is to promote equity and remove historical and existing discrimination, including barriers to full participation in social, cultural, economic and political life.

Available to domestic (Canadian) students admitted for the fall term to any undergraduate degree.

Value

10 x full SFU program costs

You will receive funding for each term of your academic program as long as you meet and maintain scholarship renewal criteria, such as minimum course enrollment, minimum academic standing, and scholars program involvement.

Due Date

ONLINE by January 22, 2024

Procedure

The following provides a summary of what you can expect to complete as part of the Uggla Family Scholarship application:

  • Financial need assessment (family income disclosure)
  • A written statement (250 words max) about your academic potential and goals
  • An explanation of your achievements and contributions (250 words max)
  • A short essay sharing your future goals and how these goals have been informed by your personal experiences (750 words)
  • Letters of support:
    • Two letters of support from individuals (not family members) who can comment on your personal qualities and experiences. These individuals must have direct knowledge of information you discussed in your application, such as your academic accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, work, volunteer, or personal achievements.
    • In lieu of one letter of support, you may choose to include a supporting
      document, such as (but not limited to) a certificate of appreciation, media story or community publication.

Your application materials will be reviewed by members of the admissions department of SFU, as well as members of the Uggla Family and Trustees of the Uggla Family Foundation who reside outside of Canada.

Application and information at: https://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/fees-scholarships/uggla.html#faq01

 

Cmolik Scholarship

Criteria

Founded in 2008, The Cmolik Foundation helps students across BC access educational opportunities that shape their career aspirations and possibilities with the support of dedicated educators, mentors, sponsors and volunteers. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a current resident of BC
  • Have lived in Canada for at least 7 years
  • Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Have faced adversity
  • Plan to be a full-time student
  • Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
  • Use funding for a post-secondary institution or college
  • Be endorsed by their school principal (this is done through Ms. Mihic)
Value

$45,000

Due Date

written response to Ms. Mihic in Student Services by January 21, 2021 by 3pm (email or paper OK).

due online February 7th, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in late March or early April.

Procedure

Part 1: Due MONDAY, JANUARY 29 by 3pm to Ms Mihic:

200-250 written response describing evidence of:

  •  adversity or hardship
  • good work ethic
  •  financial need
  •  leadership involvement

Part 2: DUE FEBRUARY 7th online IF NOMINATED from Part 1:

Go to https://thecmolikfoundation.com/undergraduate/ for additional information and to submit package if nominated.

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