Burnaby North Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

BRTA Wynn Richmond Bursary


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 26th 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) ****

BRTA Scholarship


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.

3. Funds are eligible for Canadian post-secondary institutions only.


  • 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

Due Date

FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH 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.

International Student Graduate Scholarship


Scholarship monies to be awarded to a graduating international student(s)  going on to post-secondary either in Canada or abroad. This student should be an individual who well represents international students and has been successful in their studies.


2 @ $500

Due Date

To Ms. Mihic in Student Services or by email (dragana,mihic@burnabyschools.ca) by Friday, April 19, 2024.


Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Testimonial highlighting their experience in Burnaby including criteria that includes academic, citizenship and volunteering in the school/community. (200 word paragraph in total)
  2. Resume.

If selected,  you will need to complete a brief questionnaire and  a grad photo of the student at graduation accepting their International Award.

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.)

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


Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Entrance and Transfer Scholarships


Do you know a student entering an engineering or earth sciences program in fall 2021? Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Foundation offers scholarships for graduating high school students entering engineering or earth sciences programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of Northern British Columbia, and engineering transfer programs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating from a BC secondary school in 2021 and entering one of the following programs:

  • Engineering degree (B.Eng., B.A.Sc., or similar) at a BC university
  • Engineering transfer (diploma, certificate, or similar) at a Canadian university or college
  • Geoscience/Earth sciences degree (B.Sc. in earth sciences, physical geography, environmental geoscience, etc.) at a BC university.

6 scholarships @ $2,500 each

Due Date

online June 24, 2024


more information and application can be found online. Click here.


Leanne Sjodin Melorial Bursary


This bursary is provided in honour of Burnaby teacher, Leanne Sjodin, who taught from 2000 to 2023. Leanne was also the president of the Burnaby Teachers’ Association from 2018 to 2020, and an artist, mother, and friend. She was passionate about social justice and making the world a better place.



Due Date

EMAIL by May 31, 2024 at 11;59 pm


Fill out the following application:

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Confratellanza Italo-Canadese 2024 Scholarship


The scholarships are open to this year’s graduating secondary school students planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution for the first time in 2021.  To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must:

1) be of Italian origin i.e. as having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent,

2) be living in a city or municipality within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (that includes Burnaby!)

3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice

The scholarship winner will be determined by a selection committee appointed by the directors of the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Society. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.


multiple @ $1,000

Due Date

apply ONLINE or MAIL by June 15, 2024.


Deatilas here: https://confratellanza.com/scholarships/?v=4326ce96e26c

Apply here:


or mail package to

Confratellanza Italo-Canadese
Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 57091
2748  East Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V5K 1Z9

Note: Each winner will be required to provide his/her photograph and agree to allow their photo and related news release to be circulated and publicized.  Each winner or his/her representative will be required to attend, as a guest, the Confratellanza’s Christopher Columbus banquet at the Italian Cultural Centre in October 2024.

PAC’s “We Believe in You” Scholarships


Your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) offers seven awards of $750 each for graduating students. This award is given to students who can demonstrate a passion and a determination to succeed in their chosen career path, and who plan to pursue post-secondary education.  A grade average of “C” is all that is required.  It is easy to apply – simply write an essay of up 500 words telling us about yourself, your passions, and why you should get the award.

You must have attended Burnaby North for the last 12 months, are planning to attend a post-secondary institution by September and have maintained a minimum “C” average in grades 11 & 12.


7 @ $750 each

Due Date

in PAPER or by EMAIL to Ms. Mihic in 205 or Student Services or  Dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca by APRIL 17, 2024 by 3PM.


Access application below or in Student Services Please organize all documents and, if emailing, save as one PDF (click here to learn how) in the following order:

  1. Application
  2. Essay (no names or identifying information please!)
  3. Transcript
  4. Resume (no names or identifying information please!)

Note: all identifying information will be redacted before being reviewed by the PAC committee so the less redaction Ms. Mihic has to do, the better!

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