Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Month: January 2023 (Page 1 of 2)

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award


The BC Hydro Power Pioneers are recognizing youth who have excelled in community service. There are up to twenty $500 awards available throughout British Columbia.

We’re looking for students who have made outstanding contributions in their local community for a considerable amount of time or have initiated, organized or contributed significantly to a one-time project.

Priority will be given to students who volunteer in their local communities.


multiple @ $500

Due Date

BY MAIL March 31, 2023.

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award,
333 Dunsmuir Street, 15th Floor, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5R3.


The following information must be included with your application to be considered for this award:

  1. Completed application form (link below),
  2. 500 word essay of voluntary contributions you have made to your community,
  3. Reference letter(s) from the community organization(s) you have worked with,
  4. Reference letter from a teacher, counsellor or principal at your school,
  5. Confirmation of a passing grade,
  6. Proof of age and citizenship or status.

Please fill in, print and attach all the required information and mail in before the deadline of March 31.

Your application must be postmarked no later than March 31.  Mail in early to avoid missing the deadline.

Application here:

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Please note: they are unable to accept applications by email. Successful award recipients will be notified by June 30 or earlier. 

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Women’s Cyber Security Scholarships

  • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field.
  • You may be a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or post graduate student to be eligible.”
  • GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).
  • You may be a citizen of any country (US citizenship not required).
  • May be attending on campus or online.
  • May be attending full time or part time
  • May be attending in the US or Internationally
  • You do not currently need to be enrolled, however no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university.


Applicants will be scored by members of (ISC)² and scholarship sponsors (if applicable). Scoring will be based upon three categories:

  1. Passion
  2. Merit
  3. Financial Need


Due Date

FEBRUARY 28, 2023 AT 11:59 PM EST


Go to to apply:

  1. Unofficial transcripts from your current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received.
  2. One Letter of Recommendation outlining the following:
  3. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  4. What skills or abilities does the applicant have that will support him/her in completing a degree?
  5. What other information about the applicant should be taken into consideration?
  6. NOTE: Academic references are preferred; however, you may submit a professional letter of reference addressing the points above.
  7. Resume/CV – No more than 3 pages maximum. Do not include links to publications.
  8. Essay questions to be filled out in application::
  9. Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this women’s cybersecurity scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
  10. Describe why you need the scholarship.
  11. Describe your personal and education backgrounds.
  12. What – or who – inspired you to pursue a career in cybersecurity? What makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career.
  13. When you graduate and secure a career in our industry, what steps can you take to “pay it forward” by supporting other women (currently in school, recent graduates, mid career transition) new to our field?
  14. Describe any contributions to the cybersecurity field i.e., volunteer work, articles, etc., and any other hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you. (Do not include links to articles)


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

February 28, 2023.


Application can be found:

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.)

Horatio Alger Scholarship Awards


The Horatio Alger Association scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students in Canada who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Must graduate the spring of 2022 and commit to pursue and complete a post-secondary degree and be a Canadian citizen. A variety of scholarships offered including those to grade 11 students,  Indigenous, voacational and technical students.


multiple @ $3,000, $5,000, $10,000.

Due Date:

ONLINE by  March 15, 2023 (EDT noon). 


More information: 

To participate in the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program students must submit an online application at: 

BCSTA Scholarship for Student Citizenship


The BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions they have made to their school and community. Additional criteria:

  • This scholarship recognizes graduating B.C. public school students who have displayed exemplary citizenship within their school and community.
  • Students must be graduating from a B.C. public school in the 2022/2023 school year.
  • Students must submit a completed application in the required format by the application deadline.
  • The scholarship is only available to residents of B.C.

3 @ $750 (to be paid directly to recipient’s post-secondary institution)

Due Date

submit online by 3PM, February 28, 2023.


Please read this section carefully. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered. More info: 

Improperly submitted applications will not be considered.

Students are to submit their applications using the form below.

A supporting document, saved in PDF format, containing a signed consent form and two reference letters (school and community), must be included as part of the submission.

Applicants must use the following naming convention: lastname-firstname-scholarship.pdf. For example, if your name is Jane Doe, your file will be named doe-jane-scholarship.pdf. The order of supporting documents must be as follows:

  • Student Consent Form
  • School Reference Letter
  • Community Reference Letter

Download the consent form

Download instructions for sponsors

Review BCSTA’s privacy policies before submitting your application.


Rotary Club Adventures in Citizenship


This is a fully funded opportunity for Burnaby youths to attend a leadership workshop in Ottawa, Ontario and:

➢ Experience what it means to be Canadian
➢ Learn how our government works
➢ Gain an understanding of our country
➢ Meet leaders and decision makers
➢ Engage with young Canadians from every province

To qualify you must:
• Be between 16 and 18 (at the time of program)
• Have excellent academic standing
• Be involved in Community Service with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
• Have leadership abilities
• Be a Canadian citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status
Be able to go to Ottawa from May 14 – 17, 2023
• Attend an interview with a panel of Rotarians – to be scheduled at the start of February

Due Date

Send your essay/video to email below by deadline: February 3, 2023


• Write a short essay (approx. 250 words) or film a 60-90 second video on the topic:
“What Being a Canadian means to Me”
• Send your resume and essay / video by email to

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Friends of BC Rugby Scholarship


The Friends of BC Rugby is a team of passionate rugby people who are trying to give back and grow our sport. One of their initiatives is a scholarship program in which a total of 10 scholarships valued at $ 2000 each will be awarded to talented young rugby student-athletes who are hoping to combine their journey in sport with education. Five scholarships will be awarded to male student-athletes and five scholarships will be awarded to female student-athletes. This opportunity is available to all graduating high school students.


10 x $2000

Due Date

TBD but the sooner the better!


Dowload and complete attached form before sending to

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Pathways to Teacher Education Scholarship


The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching.


$5,000 scholarship voucher to redeem when registered and attending an approved K-12 teacher education program at one of BC’s nine Faculties of Education. Up to 7 years to redeem voucher.

Due Date

ONLINE by FEBRUARY 15, 2023.


For eligibility and application visit online at:

BC Excellence Scholarship


The BC Excellence scholarship is awarded to 55 well-rounded high school graduates who have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and who show aptitude for and commitment to their chosen career paths. You must be nominated by your secondary school to qualify for this scholarship and each school may nominate one student only.


$5000. Students have five years to redeem their BC Excellence scholarship vouchers; an expiry date is printed on each voucher and extensions are not possible.


Key dates

  • February 3, 2023: nomination application due to Ms. Mihic in Student Services or email by 3pm.
  • February 15, 2023: online applications due by 2:59 pm PST
  • Early June 2023: conditional recipients and their schools notified by email
  • September 2023: conditional recipients checked against eligibility requirements
  • October 2023: paper scholarship vouchers mailed to confirmed recipients

Before starting, review all the details for this process outlined here: 

You must submit the 500-word response, two references,  and resume using the Ministry format. Schools may only submit one nominee for this scholarship. You must submit a 500 word response on the following question:

Statement question: Describe how your relevant life or volunteer or work experiences have prepared you for your intended career or area of post-secondary study.

This is due to Ms. Mihic  by February 3rd to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Students selected as conditional recipients of the BC Excellence scholarship must meet the following requirements by August 31 of their graduating year to be confirmed as a recipient and receive their scholarship voucher:

  • meet basic eligibility requirements;
  • be eligible for a B.C. Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma);
  • fulfill the requirements of the B.C. Graduation Program;
  • be graduating in the same year the scholarship is awarded; and
  • have the following final marks.
    • Minimum “B” average in grades 11 and 12 courses required for graduation.
    • Minimum “B” (73% or above) in Language Arts 12.
    • Minimum “B” average, no more than one “C+” (67% or above), and no marks lower than “C+” in courses that fulfill graduation requirements for Science 11 or 12, Math 11, and Social Studies 11 or 12Note: students may apply for both the BC Excellence scholarship and the Pathway to Teacher Education scholarship but they can only be awarded one.

How applications are evaluated

  1. Written statements are assessed by teams of B.C. teachers using the marking guidelines
  2. A subset of candidates is shortlisted.
  3. The resume packages for these students are assessed by the scholarship committee, which includes B.C. teachers, using the marking guidelines.
  4. Fifty-five candidates are named as conditional recipients.


BC Excellence scholarship application

·        Students are encouraged to inform their high schools of any address changes. In the fall, the Ministry mails paper scholarship vouchers to recipients using the home addresses reported by schools.


Please contact the Provincial Scholarships Program team: .

Western National Scholarship Program


Looking for  looking for high-potential applicants who excel in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits seeking to enroll at Western University in London Ontario.

  • One Neen Hodgins National Entrance Scholarship valued at $80,000
  • One President’s Entrance Scholarship valued at $70,000
  • One Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship valued at $72,000
  • Five President’s Entrance Scholarships for Black Students valued at $50,000
  • Four President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $65,000 and up to 15 more at $50,000
  • One Neen Hodgins President’s International Entrance Scholarship valued at $80,000 for international (visa) students
  • Three International President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $50,000 for international (visa) students
  • Up to 15 Faculty Entrance Scholarships valued at $30,000
  • Up to 46 National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards valued up to $5,000
  • Up to 50 National Merit Awards valued at $2,000 for one year 
Due Date

February 14, 2023 online or postmarked if by mail. YOU MUST CONSULT MS. MIHIC by Wednesday,  February 8th if you intend on applying for one of these scholarships!


Details can be found at: 

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