Scholarship Gratitude

Congratulations to all of Alpha’s scholarship winners! 

Please don’t forget to write a note of thank-you to the person or organization responsible for funding your scholarship.  It’s important to recognize their generosity. 

If you need contact information, come and see Ms. McChesney in room A100. 

Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation – $6000

The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Graduate Awards were established by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation in honour of nine outstanding individuals who have made substantial contributions to the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation.

The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Graduate Awards are granted to C.S.T. Consultants Inc. beneficiaries who are academically gifted and well-rounded Canadians.  These awards are aimed at students whose financial need may make it difficult for them to continue their studies.

Learning Matters Education Charity provides financial assistance to Canadian children who would not otherwise have the financial means to obtain a post-secondary education. Bursaries are made available to Canadian undergraduate post-secondary students with a stated objective to make a positive contribution to Canadian society, and who have demonstrated financial need.

The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Guruparan, Winsor and Laredo Scholarships are granted, through competition, to Canadian students who are academically gifted, well-rounded, and pursuing their first undergraduate degree/diploma at a recognized post-secondary institution in or outside Canada.

The Guruparan, Winsor and Laredo Scholarship Awards were established by Sherry MacDonald, President and CEO of C.S.T Consultants Inc. and are in the honour of Karthiha Guruparan, a bright and determined CST summer student, who was on her way to completing her CMA, Bill Winsor, one of our most successful and engaged Branch Managers, and Jacques Laredo, one of our longest standing, energetic and compassionate Branch Managers.

If French is your first language, you are more than welcome to complete the application in French. If you would like to receive an application in French, please send an email requesting a French application to Thank you.

For more information and to apply:

Distributed Learning Scholarship – $1000

The British Columbia (BC) Educators for Distributed Learning Provincial Specialist Association (EDLPSA) is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to a 2019 graduate. The scholarship will be awarded to a student graduating with a High School Dogwood or Adult Diploma from a Distributed Learning program in British Columbia. The successful student will have post-secondary plans for further educational pursuits by upgrading skills, training for a career or enrolling in an academic program at a post-secondary institution. This opportunity is open to any student that has successfully graduated in 2019 from a British Columbia Distributed Learning (DL) program. Proof of graduation will be required before the scholarship is awarded.

Submit a biography with the following information by May 31st:

o What is your name (in full) and birth date?

o Name the Distributed Learning (DL) Program from which you will be graduating.

o Why did you choose to do your school in a DL environment?

o How will this scholarship benefit you?

o Explain why you think you deserve this scholarship?

o What are your future study/career plans?

Applicants must show proof of graduation from a Distributed Learning Program in British Columbia.

Email your application by May 31st to Jenny Morrison at

Lisa Huus Bursary

Each year the Huus Family, in partnership with Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and generous donors, award bursaries to support the education of students with disabilities.

The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries, in the range of $500 – $5000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university and be treated just like any other student,” says her mother Annie Huus. “We established this fund so that students with physical challenges like Lisa can access much needed financial support to pursue their educational dreams.”

Please visit for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements and the application process. Additionally, you can email or call 250-940-4950 to speak to one of our staff about this opportunity.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2019

Youth Transforming Society Community Service Scholarship – $1000

Youth Transforming society (YTS) is a registered non-profit, student-led group based out of Surrey, BC that aims to raise awareness for humanitarian issues and encourage community volunteerism. Founded in 2010, we have since raised $20,000 for various organizations and have helped hundreds of students get involved. For more information about our organization, please visit:

One of Youth Transforming Society’s goals is to promote community volunteerism among youth. To further this goal, we have created the YTS Scholarship for Community Service. These $1000 awards will recognize students for their dedication and commitment to selfless service in the community. We hope to continue to celebrate the achievements of young people who have created positive change.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this award, the applicant must be:

1. A graduating, grade 12 student attending secondary school in the Lower Mainland.
2. Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution on a full time basis beginning September 2019. Proof of acceptance may be requested.
3. Actively involved in voluntary pursuits of any kind (humanitarian, environmental, etc.).
4. Minimum academic average of 70%. Proof of average may be requested.

How To Apply

1. Review the eligibility criteria, application steps, and information document.

2. Complete the application form. Click here to access the form.

3. Email us your resume detailing your volunteer experience, leadership work, and any other extracurricular activities to Title your document under your name (e.g. John Smith). Your application will be considered incomplete if you do not submit your resume by the deadline.

4. Send us a video of yourself answering the questions found below in bullet points. We ask that you email us a link to Google Drive, YouTube, or Dropbox from where we can directly download your video. Title your video under your name (e.g. John Smith). Please ensure your video is between 2-3 minutes.

The application deadline is on Friday May 3rd, 2019 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please email at

Automotive Scholarships and Bursaries

The Automotive Retailers Foundation (ARFI) is dedicated to promoting the Automotive Industry as a viable source of employment in British Columbia. Statistics show that there is an increasing demand for skilled labour in the Automotive Industry. Properly trained technicians will be able to find well-paid, life-long, viable employment in the Automotive Industry in B.C.

In order to help students gain the training and experience they need to become certified technicians the ARFI is offering ten awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 each. The awards are comprised of eight scholarships and two bursaries.

The application deadline for awards is fast approaching, June 30, 2019.

Please note: Students must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship. For instance, applicants who apply in 2019 must be enrolled for the September 2019-2020 academic year.

The following 10 awards are offered in 2019:

ARFI – Bob Clarke Memorial $2000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – BC Auto Recyclers Bursary $2000 (quantity 2)

ARFI – Scholarship – Automotive Trades Development $2000 (quantity 2)

ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 2nd year applicants $2000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 3rd year applicants $2000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – Ed Coates – Automotive Red Seal Trade Award $5000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – William (Willie) Freeburn – Automotive Glass Technician Award $500 (quantity 2)

New for 2019: Training, Education & Career Advancement Bursary

Four bursary awards providing up to $2000 for continuing education tuition related to an automotive career. This bursary focuses on all aspects of the Automotive Industry in B.C., not just ‘hands-on’ trades.  Accounting, Sales, Management, Payroll, Human Resources, Marketing, Computer Support, Technical Occupations, and many other areas are equally critical to business success. To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from secondary school. The training / education applied for must be offered through a recognized training provider/facility and relate to some aspect of the Automotive Industry in B.C.

Here is the link to the outlines and application forms for the ARFI awards. 

BC Tech Scholarship Program

Investing in the future of tech talent is one of the keys to success for the BC technology sector. Established in 2005, the industry-funded BC Tech Scholarship Program is proud to provide grants to students who have a proven passion for technology, a desire to leave a mark in the tech sector and are pursuing post-secondary education in a technology-related program.

2019 Grant Amounts:
● Up to 3 x $3,500 for current University and College students
● Up to 3 x $2,500 for Grade 12 graduates entering post-secondary

Eligible Disciplines Include:
● Engineering
● Computer Science
● Entrepreneurship
● Biotech
● Cleantech
● IT & Applied Technology
● Business & Technology Management
● Product Management
● Digital Media
● Other technical programs

Scholarship Criteria:
Please go to to find out more about the
scholarship criteria.
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 11:59 PM
If you have any questions, please contact