2012/2013 Scholarships Available

Welcome Grads of 2013 to the Scholarships Page!

Below are Scholarships/Awards offered by various Post-Secondary Institutions, Private and Public Agencies, Community Organizations and Companies.

They are arranged according to the Month of the Scholarship/Award Deadline

Make sure to check this page frequently for the most up to date information…also don’t forget to check the other “Tabs” under Scholarships for other important key pieces of information

If you are Aboriginal, make sure to check the “Aboriginal Scholarships/Awards” Tab for further scholarships available every year

NO OFFICIAL DEADLINE POSTED

HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you currently playing Hockey, and would like to have an opportunity to be scouted, and possibly receive a scholarship?

Go to the following website, here, to sign up for an opportunity to be scouted

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ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you currently playing a sport, and are hoping to continue throughout Post-Secondary?

You can have an opportunity for a University Scout to come out and see you play, and receive a scholarship!

Go to the following website, here, to sign up for an opportunity to be scouted

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great canadian scholarships contest

From the Rockies to the Maritimes, to the Great Lakes and the Great White North, studentawards.com wants to celebrate all that’s Great about Canada – especially our country’s promising students.

To do this, we’ve created 5 Great Canadian scholarships valued at up to $1,500 each – one for each region of our Great country!

Eligibility:

  • You’re Great
  • You live in Canada
  • You’re a Studentawards member

Check out this link to sign up!

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SEPTEMBER 2012 DEADLINE

odenza marketing group fall scholarship ($500)

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th, 2012

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30th, 2012 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

The scholarship winner will be announced on or around October 31, 2012 and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on September 30th, 2012. No late applications will be reviewed

Read more about Eligibility: Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship by www.odenzascholarships.com

Application:

Deadline: September 30th

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OCTOBER 2012 DEADLINE

wwf $5000 green grant

Gather your green team and WWF will help you take action!

WWF-Canada is proud to announce the sixth cycle of the Green CommUnity School Grants Program. Through the generous support of Loblaw Companies Limited, WWF-Canada will grant $600,000 over three years, up to $200,000 a year, to Canadian elementary and secondary schools. The grant program aims to support school projects that will connect students with nature, help reduce a community’s impact on the environment, increase understanding of environmental issues and solutions, stimulate environmental leadership, and inspire students and communities to take action.

For more information, see the following link: http://c.studentawards.com/greencommunityprogram/default.aspx?clientType=educatorEmail

Deadline:  October 16th

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credit education week essay contest ($5000)

YOU COULD WIN A $5,000 GRAND PRIZE!

It’s easy. In 1000 words or less, simply share your inspiring or compelling story about what you learned from your money experience and how it changed your life. You could win $1,000, $2,500 $3,000 or $5,000!

Essay Topic:  

“What is the dumbest thing I ever did with my money and what did I learn from it.”

For more information, see the following link:  http://www.cewc.ca/Contests/12th-grade-essay

Deadline:  October 21st

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loran award program

Offers 30 awards valued at up to $80,000 for 4 years, including a tuition waver, a $9,000 stipend as well as summer internships and mentoring to students entering university for the first time in Sept 2013.

Applicants must hold Canadian citizenship or residency status.

Strong academic performance (minimum 85% cumulative average over the previous 3 years), character, a strong commitment to serving others, and great leadership potential are the selection criteria for Loran Awards.

Please see the following link for downloadable application and any further details:  http://www.loranaward.ca/sef/page/id/14.html

Deadline:  October 24th

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NOVEMBER 2012 DEADLINE

university of toronto national scholarship program

University of Toronto National Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Canadian students who will attend the U of T in September 2013, covering tuition and fees for 4 years, residence support for the first year, and an additional renewable monetary award.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement.

Please see the following website for further details: http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/adm-awards/html/awards/natschps.htm

Deadline:  November 9th

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DECEMBER 2012 DEADLINE

violet richardson award

Recognizes and honours young women between the ages of 14-17 who demonstrate that they make a difference in their community or school through volunteer efforts, in particular through actions that benefit women and/or girls.

Apply for the Violet Richardson Award if you believe it’s what you DO that counts!

The local winner receives $1000 for her future education, plus an additional award for her charity of choice, and can move on to win more awards nationally.

To apply, click on the attached writeable application form.

See the following website for application and further Scholarship details: http://www.sd43.bc.ca/secondary/portmoody/ProgramsServices/CareerCentre/ScholBurs/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/238/VIOLET%20RICHARDSON%20AWARD%202012%20App.pdf

Deadline:  December 1st

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QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 

For students with a 90% + average planning to attend Queen’s University, the Chancellor’s Scholarship application is submitted using a nomination process:

Nominees not only stand out for their academic excellence, but also for demonstrated leadership and original and creative thought.

For more information and to download an application visit: http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financialassistance/admissionscholarships.htmland select the category, Major Admission Awards.

Deadline:  December 1st

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td scholarship for community leadership (up to $10000 per year)

If you’re a young Canadian who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you. The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership rewards students who have shown leadership in many areas including environmental cleanup, the promotion of social justice, and the fight against child poverty, to name just a few.

Your outstanding and consistent concerns for the improvement of your community, could make you eligible for a scholarship to cover the cost of your post-secondary education.

You may have found a new way to solve a community problem working within an existing group or organization; you may have started something brand new. Either way, we are eager to hear from you.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $70,000 and includes 

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition per year
  • $7,500 a year toward living expenses

Plus 

  • An offer of paid summer employment
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Invitations to annual gatherings, networking opportunities and events

See the following website for application and further Scholarship details: http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/index.jsp

Deadline:  December 7th

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schulich leader scholarship ($60,000)

Are you interested in Science,  Technology, Engineering or Math? Then this is the scholarship for you!!

CRITERIA:

  • The candidate must be intending to enroll in a program at a minimum of one of the 20 participating Canadian universities in the STEM areas of study (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) by March 1, 2013.
  • The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be attending a Canadian high school
  • Each candidate must possess at least two of the following three attributes:
    • Academic excellence
    • Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
    • Financial need (students who would be applying for financial assistance at university would meet this criterion)
  • The candidate must also submit:
    • Two letters of support from references (at least one academic)
    • Reference letters must be submitted in .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF or .TXT format
    • These documents must be titled “Reference 1” and “Reference 2”
  • Most up-to-date high school, secondary school  transcript document
    • Transcripts must be submitted in .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF or .TXT format
    • This document must be titled “Transcript”

See the following website for application and further Scholarship details: http://www.schulichleaders.com/about-scholarship

Deadline:  December 7th  

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stay fit: healthy lifestyles scholarship ($5000)

To be eligible for this scholarship you must;
A. As of December 15, 2012 deadline, be under 25 years of age
B. Be currently a senior in high school or in your first year of university or college
C. Be a resident of Canada or the United States
D. Answer two essay questions

How do I submit my scholarship application?

There is no Formal Scholarship Application. To apply for the Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship, please write your scholarship essay in Microsoft Word or, if you do not have Microsoft Word, in Google office, the latter is free to use on the Internet. After you are finished the writing process, please attach it to an email and send it to: studentaward@fitnessexercises.tv. If you have any questions or concerns, please forward them to Linda Wells (linda.wells@fitnessexercises.tv ).

See the following website for further details: http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php

Deadline:  December 15th

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carrington dental centre scholarship

To be eligible for the Carrington Dental Centre Scholarship a student must:

1) Be between the ages of 16-22
2) Answer the Essay Question below prior to the December 15, 2012 Deadline
3) Have a parent/guardian submit the recommendation letter prior to the December 15, 2012 Deadline
4) Be a Resident of Canada or the United States
5) Be enrolled in a college, university, trades, or technical school by no later than the Fall of 2013.

Download Recommendation Letter: Click Here to Download

For more information, please see the website:  http://www.westkelownadentists.ca/apply.php

Deadline:  December 15th  

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house of commons page program

Each candidate must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • be graduating from a secondary school or a CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and beginning full-time university studies in September 2013;
  • have an overall academic average of at least 80%;
  • be able to communicate fluently in both official languages, as evaluated by the House of Commons and
  • apply to a university in the National Capital Region, be accepted and accept the offer of admission.

House of Commons Page Program

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Employment/House/PageProgram/pp_welcome-e.htm

Deadline:  December 20th  

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nicodemus wilderness project: apprentice ecologist initiative 

Here’s how to become an official Apprentice Ecologist and be considered for a scholarship:

  1. Conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2012 .
  2. Take a few digital photos of your project in action.
  3. Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.
  4. Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.

Examples of projects that other Apprentice Ecologists have completed in the past include:

  • Removing and recycling trash from a local park, river, beach, or other natural area
  • Planting native trees at a school, local park, or in a deforested area
  • Starting a community or school recycling/composting program
  • Protecting a terrestrial or aquatic area for native wildlife
  • Promoting the conservation of an endangered species or area
  • Educating others about wildlife or conservation issues
  • Removing graffiti from natural areas
  • Taking steps to prevent pollution/contamination locally
  • Removing nonnative vegetation so that native vegetation can flourish
  • Improving awareness about the importance of using renewable energy sources
  • Reducing soil erosion by maintaining established trails and closing off short-cuts
  • Assisting the elderly with their yards by planting/maintaining vegetation that provides native wildlife habitat
  • Building a rain garden that utilizes roof runoff to grow vegetation that provides native wildlife habitat

Deadline:  December 31st

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chinese government scholarship

Students from British Columbia will have the opportunity to study at a Chinese university on scholarships from the People’s Republic of China, in collaboration with the Ministries of Education and Advanced Education.

Students studying abroad will gain valuable exposure to Chinese language, culture and business practices, as well as an opportunity to develop enriching life-long relationships across the Pacific.

The scholarships will be provided to graduating secondary school students and students enrolled in post-secondary studies in undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs. Full and partial scholarships are available.

The language of instruction is primarily Chinese but a limited number of programs are offered in English.

There is an allowance for remedial Chinese language support for successful applicants who are not proficient in the language and who are not applying for the Chinese language study program.

Eligibility criteria, application procedures, application form and further information about the Chinese Schoalarship are contained in the application package.

Application Procedures (PDF, 39KB)

Deadline:  December 30th

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JANUARY 2013 DEADLINE

BCIT ENTRANCE AWARDS

We are pleased to announce the the following Entrance Awards will be available to students beginning an eligible program between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013

Over 60 Additional BCIT Entrance Awards

  • Valued up to $4500 each
  • Deadline:  January 6th, 2013

Students may download copies of the BCIT Entrance Award packages directly from our website at:  http://www.bcit.ca/finaid/

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CANADIAN ENGINEERING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

offers ten, $5,000 scholarships to women studying engineering at the undergraduate level in 2013: one scholarship is available for the BC region.

CEMF & Vale Base Metals also offers three $10,000 Vale Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships  to women interested in mining and metallurgical engineering (or a related field), and include a possible summer job opportunity with Vale.

Applications are now online at www.cemf.ca

Deadlines: January 4, 2013 for Vale Scholarships and January 11, 2013 for CEMF scholarships.

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burger king mclamore foundation scholarship ($50,000)

Created in memory of BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than 17,000 scholarships—$17.6 million—to high school students, BK® employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. This spring, thanks to the support of the BK® family and the McLamore Family Foundation, the Foundation awarded 1, scholarships, totaling more than $2.2 million, nearly doubling the number of scholarships granted in 2011.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

Scholarships are funded directly by the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation and are made possible thanks to our generous donors, including BK® employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. Our largest annual fundraiser is the Fall Fundraiser in-restaurant promotion. Every dollar raised through this campaign is used to fund scholarships. Each year we inch closer to our goal of granting one scholarship for every BK® restaurant in North America.

Go towww.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram  to apply online

Deadline:  January 10th

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university of guelph entrance scholarships

Every year 12 of Canada’s best and brightest students are awarded one of Guelph’s top scholarships!  Worth $32,000 each, the following scholarships recognize academic excellence and leadership.

The President’s Scholarship

The David Mirvish Scholarship

The Pamela Wallin Scholarship

The Lincoln Alexander Scholarship

Each scholarship is worth $32,000 ($6,500 annually for 4 years of study including one $6,000 stipend for summer research assistantship).

Students must have a minimum 90% admission average and have made significant contributions to their school and/or communities.

Deadline:  January 25th

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steve cowan leadership in action ($500)

The award is to recognize and support individuals who have made a positive contribution to their school and/or local community. If you are a youth living in the Lower Mainland or in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you.

Criteria
  • Demonstrated commitment & service to community issues
  • Record of participation in volunteer activities in school or community
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Evaluation of candidate’s essay and self-assessment
For application, please check the following website: http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/about-us/scholarship/

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ART INSTITUTE (AI) BEST TEEN CHEF COMPETITION

As a first place winner at the school you select, you could earn a $4000 tuition scholarship

As a second place winner, you could earn a $1000 tuition scholarship

For more information (including rules, entry requirements, and school addresses) go to:  http://artinstitutes.promo.eprize.com/culinary2013/

Deadline: January 24th

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Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation scholarship

Annually, the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation offers scholarships to students from across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities and who are in need of financial assistance to further their educational goals.

To apply students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian resident
  • Be in or pursuing post-secondary education or training
  • Be between the ages of 16-24
  • Meet the service and financial criteria

Click on the links below for the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Citizenship Award and Scholarship application documents.

Please see the following website for further information: http://www.futureaces.org/

Deadline: January 15th

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exploravision award ($10,000)

All projects must meet the following requirements:

  • All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents, living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school
  • Students must be no older than 21 years of age
  • National Science Teachers Association employees, NSTA board members, ExploraVision judges and their respective families are not eligible to enter the competition
  • Any project that has won at ExploraVision’s regional and/or national levels may not be re-submitted in future years
  • Any project previously awarded a prize in another competition may not be submitted
  • Any student who was selected as a regional or national finalist in the 1992 – 2012 ExploraVision can only compete in subsequent years with a new team — i.e., with students who have not previously been selected as ExploraVision regional or national finalists

Please see the following website for further details: http://www.exploravision.org/competition-details/rules-requirements.php

Deadline: January 31st

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david c. lam teal foundation scholarship ($2500)

The David C. Lam/BC TEAL ESL Scholarships were established to recognize an ESL student graduating from a B.C. Secondary School who has combined academic competence with school or community service and who wishes to further his/her education at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.

Criteria

  • Graduating B.C. Grade 12 student who wishes to attend a post-secondary institution;
  • ESL coursework at the secondary level [grades nine to twelve];
  • Consistent improvement in academic courses at the secondary level;
  • School or community service

Please see the following website for further details: http://www.bcteal.org/tcf/awards-scholarships-bursaries/david-c-lambc-teal-esl-scholarships/

Deadline: January31st

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rubincam youth award ($500)

The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

Submission Requirements

The following downloadable PDF files detail submission requirements for both the Senior and the Junior categories of the Rubincam Youth Award.

Senior Rubincam Youth Award Submission Requirements (PDF 142KB)
Junior Rubincam Youth Award Submission Requirements (PDF 129KB)
Other Citation Forms (PDF 35.9KB)
Suggested References (PDF 37KB)

Please see the following website for further details: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form

Deadline: January 31st

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the dupont challenge

Are you passionate about the exciting world of science? Are you intrigued by the possibilities that the latest scientific ideas and developments may hold for our future?

The DuPont Challenge, North America’s premier science essay competition, encourages you to delve deep into your interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and express yourself with creativity and purpose. Ours is a growing world that faces new challenges each day, and we want YOU to share your ideas for how science can help keep our global population supplied with food, safety, and clean energy.

Essays must be between 700 to 1,000 words in length, include a list of research sources, and fall under one of these four categories:

  1. Together we can feed the world
  2. Together we can build a secure energy future
  3. Together we can protect people and the environment
  4. Together we can innovate anywhere
To learn more, please see the website: http://thechallenge.dupont.com/

Deadline: January 31st

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FEBRUARY 2013 DEADLINE

university of alberta academic excellence scholarships

  • Value: over $6 million offered in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000
  • Values vary depending on final admission average and faculty. View the Academic Excellence Scholarship Details page for more information on these award values.
    • Averages used to calculate the Academic Excellence Scholarship offers are based on the highest mark obtained regardless of the curriculum used to grant your final admission to the University of Alberta (ex. either High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate, etc).
      • Your award offer will be adjusted to reflect your highest final curriculum average in September.

To be eligible for Academic Excellence Scholarships, you must be entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta in September of the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • have achieved a final admission average of 85% or higher in your program of study; AND
  • be registered in full-time studies

Please see the following website for further details: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/en/Scholarships-and-Awards/Entrance-Awards.aspx

Deadline:  February 18th

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SFU Major Entrance Scholarships

A minimum average of 90% is required to apply for any of these scholarships at: students.sfu.ca/entrancescholarships/canadian.html

  • $34,000 Simon Fraser Scholarships (2 available)
    • Recognize excellent academic performance and potential
  • $29,000 Simon Fraser Alumni Leadership Scholarships (2 available)
    • Recognize extraordinary leadership, community service, citizenship, and achievement of high academic standing
  • $24,000 Gordon M. Shrum Scholarships (40 available)
    • Recognize high academic standing and a commitment to school and community service, leadership, volunteer activity, the arts, or athletics
  • $24,000 Shad Valley Shrum Scholarships (5 available)
    • Specifically designed for alumni of the Shad Valley program
    • These scholarships recognize high academic standing and a commitment to school and community service, leadership, volunteer activity, the arts, or athletics, and participation in the Shad Valley program
  • $10,000 Tadeusz Specht Memorial Scholarship
    • Recognizes academic excellence and is awarded to students pursuing studies in health-related sciences
  • $7000 Dean’s Scholarship in each Faculty (22 available)
    • Dean’s Scholarships are awarded within each of SFU’s faculties to recognize academic achievement and potential in a particular area of study

Deadline:  February 28th

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terry fox humanitarian award

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award was established in 1982 through a grant by the Government of Canada. the Award recognizes the benevolance of young Canadians and encourages them to continue in their humanitarian work while going to college or university in Canada.

The Award recognizes humanitarian volunteer work.  ” In recognition of having demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of academics, amateur sports, fitness, health and voluntary community service. In so doing has reflected those ideals of courage, humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied.”

Please see the following website for further details: http://www.terryfoxawards.ca/

Deadline:  February 1st

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ART INSTITUTE (AI) passion for fashion competition

You could earn up to a half-tution scholarship to enroll in a fashion program at an Art Institutes school…PLUS a VIP trip to New York City, including

  • A “meet and greet” at the Seventeen Magazine offices
  • Lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro
  • A $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple
For more information (including rules, entry requirements, and school addresses) go to:  http://artinstitutes.promo.eprize.com/fashion2013/

Deadline:  February 14th

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western university entrance scholarships

President’s Entrance Scholarships 

  • 5 at $65,000 ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four) and; Up to 15 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence)

Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award 

  • ONE at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.

International President’s Entrance Scholarships 

  • 3 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence costs)

Faculty Entrance Scholarships 

  • Up to 15 at $30,000 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first year residence)

National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards 

  • Up to 30 at $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term)

National Merit Awards

  • Those students who are interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a scholarship and accepting offer of admission to main campus will receive a one-year National Merit Award valued at $2,000. Recipients will also retain eligibility for an Admission Scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility

National Scholarship applicants must be Canadian Citizens or a Permanent Resident of Canada. All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12 courses

For more information, please see the website: http://welcome.uwo.ca/preview/academics/scholarships.html

Deadline:  February 14th

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bcgeu scholarship

BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is offering $45000 in scholarship awards.

Visit www.bcgeu.ca, click “for members”, “member programs”, “scholarships”.

Deadline: February 28th

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MARCH 2013 DEADLINE

miller thomson foundation scholarship ($3000)

The purpose of The Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher educational goals for individuals who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, have made a positive contribution to their school through involvement in extracurricular activities and have made significant contributions of time and energy to community service programmes

Eligibility

Students must:

  • be attending a Canadian secondary school, planning on entering a Canadian post-secondary institution in the Fall to pursue a course of study within Canada leading to a degree or diploma from an accredited community college or university.  Applicants must obtain a Secondary School Diploma.
  • must be a Canadian citizen and/or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • have maintained a minimum grade average of 87% in Grades 10, 11 and 12.
  • must provide school transcripts for grades 10, 11, and in-progress Grade 12 grades.

Deadline:  March 1st

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gilbraitti & associates scholarship ($500)

To be considered eligible for the Gilbraitti Scholarship you must
  1. Must be between the ages of 16-20
  2. Must be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2013
  3. Must complete the application form, including the essay prior to the deadline of March 1, 2013
Essay Question (in less than 1000 words):  If you could attend any college or university in the world, what school would you choose and why? 
Please see the following link for further details and application: http://www.mortgagebrokerslangley.ca/mortgagecompany.php
Deadline:  March 1st

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remax quest for excellence bursary ($1000)

The Quest for Excellence Program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives

RE/MAX of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to qualifying Grade 12 students. In addition, the 16 bursary winners will be entered into a draw and one lucky recipient will receive a RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon ride for two.

What Do You Have To Do?

Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities

Please see the website for further details and to submit your essay: http://www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence

Deadline: March 11th 

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trevor linden community spirit scholarship

If you are a young British Columbian who has made a difference in your community, we want to hear from you! The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community.

Who is eligible?

The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship recognizes 4 student leaders in the province of British Columbia entering their first year of post secondary education, in good academic standing that have made exceptional contributions to:

  • School and community service, leadership
  • Initiating community development
  • Affecting positive change
  • Mentoring others
  • Personal development and growth
  • Good academic performance

Taking the time to do something for others during difficult times in one’s own life requires particularly outstanding commitment. This is why, as part of the selection process, the personal circumstances and/or challenges of each applicant will be considered. Applicants who posses personal qualities such as dedication, commitment to helping others and strength of character will also be considered

How to apply:

To be eligible for consideration every application must include:

  • A fully completed and signed application form
  • An essay of up to 600 words by you describing your community involvement
  • 1 letter of reference describing the impact of your involvement on the community
  • An up to date copy of high school transcript

Please mail your application to:

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship
c/o The Vancouver Canucks
800 Griffiths Way
Vancouver, BC
V6B 6G1

Deadline: March 15th 

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canadian retail institute scholarship ($1000)

Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with industry sponsors, will award more than $85,000 in scholarships and benefits to students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

26 scholarships are available this year — one (1) $5,000 Interac Scholarship in addition to twenty-five (25) $1,000 Industry-Sponsored Scholarships.

Each scholarship winner will receive the following:

  • Financial assistance for their post-secondary education.
  • Hotel and travel expenses to attend STORE 2013, the Canadian retail industry’s premier conference, which will be held over June 4 & 5, 2013. While in attendance at STORE 2013, recipients of the scholarships will have the opportunity to sit in on educational sessions and network with top industry professionals.

Application Form and Guidelines

Who is eligible to apply?

  • To be considered for one of the scholarships applicants must meet the following criteria: 
    • Enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university in Fall 2013. 
    • Pursuing a retail, business or marketing-related program.
    • Currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry

What do applicants need in order to apply?

  • Completed online application profile
  • Official transcript from either high school or post-secondary institution from the last two semesters
  • A reference letter (200 words max.) from current employer that includes the following: 
    • Applicant’s demonstrated and continued commitment to the retail industry
    • Ways in which the applicant has distinguished him/herself from other employees
    • Reasons indicating why the applicant is deserving of this scholarship
    • Current employer/supervisor contact information
  • A typed essay (500-700 words) that answers the following questions:
    • Workplace performance and engagement are directly linked, and are led from the top of any great business.
    • An effective leader ensures that their employees are plugged in to processes and direction and that they are given the opportunity to feed in to the decisions that affect the organization as a whole.
    • When a leader engages their employees they instill in them a sense that they are a part of something bigger than themselves, often equipping them for greater learning and achievement which results in increased motivation and a greater sense of meaning with respect to their individual responsibilities.
    • A great leader inspires employees to do more and to aspire to greatness.
    • As the future generation of retail leaders, what attributes do you feel a great leader possesses? 
    • What skills are required to be successful in this industry? 
    • What skills do you currently possess that will make you a great leader? 
    • And, how do you feel your experience and educational pursuits will help you become a great leader? 
  • Proof of applicant’s enrollment in a Canadian post-secondary institution. One of the following will suffice:
  • Letter of acceptance or conditional letter of acceptance
  • Proof of tuition payment
  • Letter from Office of Registrar

To print out your application package go to the following link: http://www.retaileducation.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=57

Deadline: March 30th

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MICHAEL J FOX VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship applicants must be graduating at the end of the current school year and be enrolled in an arts course in a Burnaby secondary school.

Applicants must demonstrate interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts discipline (e.g. dance, drama, music, visual arts, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts).

Scholarship funds are to be used to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in an arts or arts-related area.

Awards are based on the strength of the application and evidence of financial need.

The amount awarded to each individual may range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Applicants complete an application package, which is available from Mr. Kwan

Deadline: March 28th

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bc hydro scholarship 

This award is given to students who are leaders and role models in their schools and communities and who demosntrate a balanced life style and commitment to ap ost-secondary education; or entering electricians pre-apprentice course; or completed a power smart project

20  awards of $1000

Go to the following link for your online application
http://www.bchydro.com/community/community_investment/scholarships.html?WT.mc_id=rd_scholarships

Deadline: March 30st 

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rotary club of deer lake community leadership scholarship

The ROTARY CLUB OF BURNABY DEER LAKE is accepting applications for its Community Leadership Scholarships in the amount of $1000 each.

Up to 3 scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants.

For information, criteria and application form go to: www.rotaryburnabydeerlake.org

Review criteria and download forms from the Community Scholarships menu located on the left-hand side of the web page under “Site Pages” or see Mr. Kwan

Applications can be mailed to:

Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake Box 63019 RPO Highgate Burnaby BC V5E 4J4

Deadline: March 29th 

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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA: president’s SCHOLARSHIP ($26,000)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be registered full time for the first time in an undergraduate program;
  • Meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Telfer School of management) and be registered full-time;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have protected person status;
  • Be bilingual (English and French);
  • Have a minimum scholarship average of 92%;
  • Have leadership qualities and a commitment to academic and extracurricular activities;
  • Submit an application form before the deadline date.

Deadline: March 1st

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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA: CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP ($26,000)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be registered full time for the first time in an undergraduate program;
  • Meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Telfer School of management) and be registered full-time;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have protected person status;
  • Have a minimum scholarship average of 92%;
  • Have leadership qualities and a commitment to academic and extracurricular activities;
  • Submit an application form before the deadline date
Deadline: March 1st

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odenza marketing group scholarship

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:

No late applications will be reviewed.

  1. Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2013
  2. Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, 2013 deadline
  3. Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
  4.  Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  5. Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

Deadline: March 30th

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APRIL 2013 DEADLINE

Bc technology industry scholarship ($1000)

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is now accepting applications for the 2013 BC Technology Scholarship.

The BC Technology Scholarship supports the development of BC’s technology workforce of the future.

Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Technology Scholarship program provides grants to students who have a proven passion for technology and a desire to put their passion to work in a technology company. (This includes, but is not limited to: IT, Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, etc)

This year there are 6 x $1,000 grants available for Grade 12 Graduates preparing to begin their post-secondary education. There are also 2 x $5,000 grants available for current University or College Students, should you have an alumni community where you can share this news.

Applications for the BC Technology Scholarship are done completely online.
To view the full criteria, and to apply, visit http://www.bctia.org/Community/Tech-Scholarship.

Due date: April 5th 

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BC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION: GRADE 12 ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

The Grade 12 Essay Scholarship provides financial assistance to BC public school students planning to pursue a teaching career.

One scholarship winner will be chosen among finalists from each of the BCSSA’s six regional chapters by a committee of educators.

The winner will receive $1000, and the five finalists will receive $200 each.

In addition to submitting an essay (1000 words maximum), applicants must provide a transcript of grades and two letters of reference attesting to school/community leadership.

The Topic for the 2012 Grade 12 Essay Scholarship is “Technology as Learning Tool – How Might Schools Utilize Technology Effectively to Enhance Student Learning

Send your completed Essay and Application to:
Essay Scholarship
Suite 208, 1118 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 6L5

Download the Application here

Due date: April 5th 

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C.S.T. CONSULTANTS INC – GURUPARAN AND WINSOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded annually to two Canadian citizens who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and will be pursuing their first undergraduate commerce/finance/business degree/diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution, in or outside of Canada.

This program is aimed at those students whose parents/guardians do not have a post-secondary education or received their post-secondary education outside of Canada.

The Guruparan scholarship will be awarded to one successful female applicant and the Winsor, to one successful male applicant.

Open the attachment for more details and the application form.

Due date: April 26th 

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show us your skills – video contest!!

Interested in a trades career?

Enter the new student video contest to show Discover Trades BC the skills you have (or the skills you want to get) and demonstrate how you are passionate about the trade you have selected.

First place prize winner will win a Mac Book Pro 13″ 2.5 GHz and will win $2,000 for their high school to support trades and technology education.

The 2nd place winner will win an Apple iPad with Retina display, and $1,000 for their school.

The 3rd place winner wins an Apple iPad MIni, and $500 for their school.

Contest details online at  http://www.discovertradesbc.ca/videocontest/rulesandregulations/ .

Apply online at http://www.discovertradesbc.ca/videocontest/

Due date: April 30th

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BC HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are awarded annually to BC Hockey registered members to give recognition to those who develop their academic career aspirations while at the same time nourishing their interest in hockey.

Applications are available between January 15 and April 30 and reviewed by a selection committee.

Monetary awards vary from $500 to $1000.

To be eligible for a BC Hockey scholarship, an individual in his or her graduating year of high school and must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League.

Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service.

Download the Application here

Due date: April 30th 

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Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame

a Graduating Grade 12 student (BC Secondary school) showing evidence :

* High athletic ability and performance

* Demonstrate leadership

See Mr Kwan for application

Due date: April 15th 2012

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reginald k. groome memorial scholarship ($1000)

Each year a minimum of 17 scholarships are awarded. An individual may only receive one award. Awards are not renewable. Applicants must not have reached their 26th birthday on January 1 of the year in which they apply.

All applicants must complete the application form and compose a statement, no more than 200 words, on the value of Scouting in your life.  Applicants must also provide two letters of reference (only one from within Scouting).

Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement;
  • Leadership contributions to Scouting;
  • Community leadership and contributions outside of Scouting;
  • Scholastic achievements up to the time of application;
  • Attitude and aptitude

Download the Application Form, fill it in and mail with all necessary documents to:

Scouts Canada Scholarships
1345 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2C 0A7

Deadline: April 1st

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University of Ottawa: Presidents scholarship for international students ($30,000)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be registered full time for the first time in an undergraduate program;
  • Meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Telfer School of management) and be registered full-time;
  • Obtain a student visa (Canadian citizen, refugee, diplomat, permanent resident of Canada or student with protected person status are not eligible to apply to this scholarship);
  • Have leadership qualities and a commitment to academic and extracurricular activities;
  • Have a minimum scholarship average of 92% (or equivalent);
  • Submit an application form before the deadline date

Deadline: April 30th 

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University of Ottawa: Chancellor’s scholarship for international students ($26,000)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be registered full time for the first time in an undergraduate program;
  • Meet the admission requirements of the faculty concerned (Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Telfer School of management) and be registered full-time;
  • Obtain a student visa (Canadian citizen, refugee, diplomat, permanent resident of Canada or student with protected person status are not eligible to apply to this scholarship);
  • Have leadership qualities and a commitment to academic and extracurricular activities;
  • Have a minimum scholarship average of 92% (or equivalent);
  • Submit an application form before the deadline date.

Deadline: April 30th

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MAY 2013 DEADLINE

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JUNE 2013 DEADLINE

catherine logan eddy scholarship ($1000)

Have you been an ESL Student throughout your High School Career?

Purpose: To recognize an immigrant student graduating from a BC Secondary School who has combined hard work with school and community involvement, and who wishes to further her/his education/training at a tertiary institution in BC

Please see the Application here

Deadline: June 1st

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SOUTH ASIAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The South Asian Family Association offers three scholarships at $1,000 in each of the following categories:  academic excellence, excellence in community involvement, and excellence in fine arts.

Applicants must be Canadian students of South Asian descent, and must apply for only ONE of the categories.

Please see info for more detail

Deadline: June 14th 

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nelson civic leadership scholarship ($5000)

We know our mission well – to enable the success of Canadian students – and so we are proud to launch the inaugural Nelson Education Civic Leadership Scholarship.

This scholarship is part of our ongoing commitment to students and it offers three annual scholarships of $5000!!

It recognizes students who are committed to continued civic engagement and leadership

See the website for further details:  http://www.nelson.com/scholarship/

Deadline: June 28th 

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CULTURAL SOCIETY OF BC — SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION

The Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC sponsors an annual Scholarship Essay Competition.

This year’s Topic:  The word “foreign” is becoming meaningless.  Discuss”

Additional Details:

  • $750 are awarded to each winner, with a maximum of three winners
  • Awards will be made to a maximum of one (1) winner for each of the following three (3) categories:
    • Graduating High School (Grade 12) students in the BC Lower Mainland
    • Graduating students as above, but of Caribbean heritage
    • Cecil Ash Memorial Scholarship: Graduating students with Trinidad & Tobago family background

Essay Details:

  • Complete the 500 word essay on the topic above
  • Complete the Application form here
  • Send Completed Application & Essay to:
    • Scholarship Committee
      Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC
      Suite 635
      141-6200 McKay Avenue
      Burnaby, BC V5H 4M9
  • You can also send an electronic copy to scholarships@ttcsbc.org (but you must still send a printed copy by mail)

Applications deadline: June 20th 

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