Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society Bursary – $1000

The Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity recognizes graduating students who harbor the hope and potential for a brighter tomorrow in the face of adversity through the loss of a parent and/or sibling.

CRCCS is proud to give back by providing financial recognition to students who exemplify Charlene’s involvement in the community and/or volunteer work which encourages the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. This program was inspired by Charlene’s passion for children and desire for a closer community.

All bursaries require that candidates are in good academic standing, contribute to their communities, and will be furthering their education at a post-secondary institution upon graduation. CRCCS board of directors will select the successful recipients.

To qualify for a $1000 CRCCS bursary, the student will be required to meet the criteria.  The criteria includes;

    • Grade 12 graduating student
    • Loss of a parent and/or a sibling
    • Enrolled in a certified post secondary program within the same year of graduating
    • Involved in the community/volunteer work
    • a BC Resident
    • Complete mailing address, contact information and full name of the applicant
    • Complete mailing address, contact information and the name of secondary school
    • A minimum 500 word essay on how they fit the criteria, including all contact information.

Applicants need to email or mail their completed essay with all criteria included and date stamped by April 15th of their graduating year. 

Applicants can mail to:

Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity
Counselling and Resource Centre

Attn: Jennifer Reaveley

#201 – 2571 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC
Canada, V3C 3G3

or email to:

jennifer@crccs.ca

Contact:

For inquires or questions, please contact:

Jennifer Reaveley – Director of Bursaries
jennifer@crccs.ca

Attention Future Engineers and Technologists!

Society of Punjabi Engineers and Technologists of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship – $1000

SPEATBC will be awarding a high school student (grade 12) or recent graduate (within 2 years) planning on pursuing post-secondary studies upon graduation in an engineering or technology related field of study at a recognized university, college, or technical school in BC

Application Form: Scholarship Application Form 2019 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:
Please submit your completed application via email to:
Email: application.speatbc@gmail.com
If you have any questions or queries you may also send those to the email noted above.
Please note that applications MUST be received before the application deadline: January 5th of scholarship year.
Scholarship certificates will be awarded at the SPEATBC’s Annual Dinner event. Scholarship funds will be provided at SPEATBC’s Technical Seminar during the fall month of October after proof of enrollment is provided and the minimum volunteer work is achieved.
When: Saturday, 26th January, 2019. Doors open at 6pm.
Where: Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Pl, Surrey, BC V3V 8C3
Each scholarship winner will be provided with one complimentary ticket to the dinner event.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
a) Be registered as a full-time student in grade 12 at a high school in BC or has recently completed
a Grade 12 graduation (within 2 years) and has not enrolled in any post secondary education
within the time of high school graduation and the Winter Term of the current school year
b) Plan on pursuing post-secondary studies upon graduation in an engineering or technology
related field of study

SELECTION CRITERIA
Recipients for the Awards will be determined by:
• Academic Achievement
• Involvement in extra-curricular activities (especially involvement in either activities related to the
engineering profession, or activities within the Indo-Canadian community)
• Needs basis as demonstrated by details in the application form

Post Secondary Information Evening – Thursday, November 22nd

Alpha’s Post Secondary Information Evening (PSI) on Nov 22nd  (Thursday) evening.  This is the third year Alpha has offered this PSI session as an evening session so parents and students can both attend.  Students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to come with their parents to talk to the representatives from the Post Secondary Institutes of their choice in a mini fair format in the large gym.  Individual presentations from UBC and SFU will also be happening on the Nov 22nd evening.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to receive information directly from a number of  BC Post Secondary Institutions, especially with the changes to admissions for UBC and SFU.  The information sessions from UBC and SFU will include admissions requirements, application processes, deadlines, and program faculty information. Please see below the schedule for the mini fair and individual presentations:

PSI Mini Fair –  6pm – 8pm (Large Gym)

UBC Presentation – 5:30pm-6:30  (Learning Commons)

SFU Presentation – 7:30pm-8:30 (Learning Commons)

CBC Nonfiction Prize

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction up to 2000 words. There is no minimum.

WHEN: The competition is open for submissions from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by creating an account through Submittable. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles.

WHO IS JUDGING: A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

WANT HELP? Subscribe to the CBC Nonfiction Prize newsletter for writing tips and support along the way. We will send you writing tips, tricks and prompts every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday while the CBC Nonfiction Prize is open.

WANT SUPPORT? Join our Canada Writes Facebook group! It’s a place where writers across Canada can connect with each other, support each other and even offer each other feedback.

SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you’re looking to submit to the French short story prize, you can enter here.

OTHER PRIZES: The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize will open in September 2018. The 2019 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2019.

More info is on their website: https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-nonfiction-prize-1.4090951

REMAX Quest for Excellence Bursary – $1000

RE/MAX of Western Canada has renewed the Quest for Excellence bursary program. This year they are once again offering (16) $1,000 bursaries for a total of $16,000 to grade 12 students.

This program 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. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca.

2019 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 10, 2018 until midnight March 11, 2019. Only online entries will be accepted.

Don’t wait – apply today!

Attention Athletes!

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization helps young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They offer an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
 
Deadline               –     June 19, 2019    
Amount of Award  –        $500.00
 
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
 
Please visit their website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

High school seniors can apply to recieve up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 school year.

You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be eligible and be active in your community through volunteering, sports, clubs, and/or religious organizations.

Deadline: December 15, 2018

For more information: https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/application-information/

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award – $28,000

Valued at $28,000 The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is one of Canada’s most established and prestigious awards.

The most suitable candidates are those who demonstrate the ideals of Terry Fox – true humanitarians, individual who are compassionate and altruistic in their intention to improve the lives of others and human welfare overall.

Terry Fox Scholars are doers with the ability to inspire and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

In making their selection, they consider the extent to which candidates have experienced and overcome what others might consider an insurmountable obstacle, yet are determined and dedicated to helping others. 

They consider any circumstance that requires a demonstration of courage and fortitude. Indeed, a myriad of obstacles of exist. Tenacity in the face of adversity is of the utmost important to them.

Although the selection committee will look for marks of distinction with regard to the persistent pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life; these are not factors we weigh as heavily as courage and humanitarianism.

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award is interested in students who demonstrate compassion and a keen commitment to easing the suffering of others, especially those who address critical needs in society.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

For more information about how to apply go to : https://terryfoxawards.ca/

#WeAreNato Summit 2018

Simon Fraser University and NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division are proud to partner with Connect Model United Nations to bring to you this extraordinary and unprecedented opportunity, the #WeAreNato Summit 2018. 

For the first time, on the west coast, the NATO structure and NATO experts will be brought to high school students. Students will be immersed in a real-world experience mentored by the SFU team that has been intensively trained by diplomats and international civil servants on how to emulate NATO’s decision-making processes with the highest degree on accuracy that can be achieved at the “Unclassified level. 

The simulation of NATO within ConnectMUN will take place during the ConnectMUN conference on November 23-25 at the Pinnacle Harbourfront located in Downtown Vancouver across three committees. Upon completion of the conference, each student will receive a certificate for completing the NATO simulation training from SFU. 

The conference will also include a keynote speech from the Minister of National Defence, guest speakers from NATO HQ in Brussels, an expert who has deployed on 4 UN missions and academics from SFU who will speak at a networking reception. Each student registering in 1 of the 3 NATO committees will be partially subsidized $50 through sponsorship with NATO.

More information and registration can be found here under “NATO Summit”:

 https://www.connectmun.ca/