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 https://islandkidsfirst.com/lisa-huus-bursary/ for more information on the story behind the Lisa Huus Bursary, eligibility requirements and the application process. Additionally, you can email bursaries@islandkidsfirst.com 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: http://www.youthtransformingsociety.org/

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 youthtransformingsociety@gmail.com. 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 youthtransformingsociety@gmail.com

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.

http://www.ara.bc.ca/foundation 

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 https://wearebctech.com/bc-tech-scholarship 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 tias@wearebctech.com

Full Ride Scholarships Available for VFS Acting, Game Design & Animation Programs

Vancouver Film School has just launched some huge scholarship offers including 5 full ride scholarships and up to $750,000 in partial scholarships for runner up applicants.

This is a unbeatable opportunity for anyone you know interested in a career in Acting, Game Design, Programming or Animation.

Here are the details to pass on:

Emily Bett Richards – Acting Scholarship

  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Acting for Film & Television Program
  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Acting Essentials Program (4 month)
  • Up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants
  • FULL DETAILS

Victor Lucas – Game Design & Programming Scholarship

  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Game Design Program
  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ Programming for Games, Web and Mobile Program
  • Up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants
  • FULL DETAILS

Michal Makarewicz – 3D Animation Scholarship

  • One Full Ride Scholarship to VFS’ 3D Animation and Visual Effects Program
  • Up to $250K in partial scholarship funding to runner-up applicants
  • FULL DETAILS

Scholarships are for enrollment in the 2019 school year and are open to student applicants from anywhere in the world that are 17 years of age or older at the time of application.

Scholarship deadline is April 14, 2019.

Berridge Programs for Theatre Students – Scholarships offered

For the past 11 summers, Berridge Programs has been welcoming students from around the world to the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France to live in community, develop their unique talents and experience another culture. Our program offer the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. You can read about our program here www.berridgeprograms.com.

DATES: June 22nd – July 18th, 2019

COST: $7495 USD

Application is open to all students currently in grades 9-12, including graduated seniors. Our application process is ONLINE ONLY. There is no final application deadline for regular or scholarship applications. There is no required audition for our program however, if you are applying for a scholarship, we encourage you to send a 1-2 minute monologue via Youtube link to support your application. We accept applications on a rolling basis until the program is full. We award places on the program (including scholarships) as applications are received so early application is encouraged.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

2019 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
We are still accepting scholarship applications for 2019. There is no final deadline, we accept applications until the program is full. We offer two types of scholarships:

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Our Merit Scholarship is a set award of $1500 off tuition open to all students. You will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, preferably a media or theatre teacher.

FINANCIAL NEED SCHOLARSHIP

Our Financial Need Scholarship is a flexible award for up to 60% of the program tuition based on financial information submitted with your application. You will need a reference from a teacher, preferably a theatre or film teacher.  If you attend a fee paying school, you will need to be on scholarship at your school to qualify for this award. For the Acting Program, we encourage you to send an audition monologue via YouTube link.

Looking Glass Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships

Each year, the Looking Glass Foundation awards several thousand dollars to BC students who have received, or are currently receiving, treatment for an eating disorder. As of today, we are accepting applications for Persevere, Rise Above, and Pursue Your Passion scholarships.

New this year: The Rise Above category is now reserved for Looking Glass volunteers who demonstrate strong leadership and community service, as our way of celebrating those who truly “rise above” in order to uphold the vision and values of our organization. To qualify for this category, you must be either a current volunteer of more than 6 months, or a recent volunteer who was active within the past six months and served for a period of at least six consecutive months prior to departure.

  • Current volunteers: Started volunteering no later than Sept 5th 2018).
  • Recent volunteers: Started volunteering prior to March 5th 2018, and stopped no earlier than Sept. 5th 2018). 

Application Guidelines:

  • Please read the Scholarship Program Flyer for a full overview of eligibility criteria
  • Applications are open to all genders and ages, in any program area
  • Graduate students are no longer eligible to apply for Looking Glass Scholarships. This is to ensure a fair competitive field for newer students, and to meet the program’s goal of celebrating and supporting students who may be managing recovery and academia goals for the first time
  • Applicants must be BC residents enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Students must be commencing or returning to full-time studies between September 2019 and January 2020
  • The application deadline is July 5th, 2019
  • You can apply online today! Application forms, rules, and full instructions are available on our webpage 

Please contact scholarship@lookingglassbc.com with any questions or concerns.

Grace Family Network Bursary for Financial Need – $500

A scholarship opportunity for graduating students with demonstrable financial need, who intend to pursue post-secondary studies in any field.

Founded in the memory of Rebecca Chan, the Grace Family Network Foundation (gfnf) is a non-profit organization that aims to support and encourage under-resourced children and youth in the Greater Vancouver area.  gfnf is the embodiment of Rebecca’s heart for others and the hope that it will be carried on in some small way.

Three scholarships of $500 each are available to Greater Vancouver area students graduating in 2019 and beginning their studies at any post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2019.  Priority will be given to students in financial need.  Applications must be received in full by 11:59pm on May 31st, 2019. Winners will be notified by July, 2019.

The application is available on our website at www.gfnf.org. 

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