District Scholarships and Bursaries

***The following information is for the 2018-2019 school year. 

“Introduction to District Scholarships” Power Point Presentation: District Scholarships Presentation

District Scholarships Application Form:  DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

District Scholarships Activity Form:  DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITY FORM

District Scholarships List: DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP LIST (Application forms and criteria sheets for each award listed below).

Due date for District Scholarship Applications is MONDAY, MARCH 4th, 2018.

EVIDENCE LETTER FOR SERVICE HOURS for requesting evidence of volunteer/community service.

Letter of Reference Request Form – helpful when requesting letters of reference from teachers and community leaders.

Sample Cover Letter

DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS available to Alpha Grads:

The following District bursaries/scholarships are available for Burnaby Secondary School Graduates and are valued from $250-$1000.  You may apply for more than one of the following scholarships as long as you meet the stated criteria. Please READ the specific criteria for each scholarship or bursary before you apply.

□  Burnaby Civic Employee’s – CUPE Local 23 Scholarship ($500)

CRITERIA – CUPE LOCAL 23 SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION – CUPE LOCAL 23

  • Must be attending a BC post-secondary or vocational school
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship in school and the community
  • Participated in volunteer activities
  • Consideration will be given to a student with financial need

□  Burnaby Association of Senior Exempt Staff – BASES – Scholarship ($1000)

CRITERIA – BASES SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION – BASES SCHOLARSHIP

  • Maintained a good academic standing;
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work beyond that required for graduation; and
  • Demonstrated leadership in Burnaby through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better place.
  • Burnaby student who is going on to a BC post secondary or vocational training program. 
  • Consideration is to be given to a student with financial need.

□ Chad Turpin Scholarship ($2000) 

CRITERIA – CHAD TURPIN SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION – CHAD TURPIN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Been actively involved in community service and/or volunteer work beyond that required for graduation 
  • Demonstrated leadership in Burnaby through consistent and outstanding dedication to a community initiative or making their community a better place 
  • An interest in public administration, public policy or public service in general 
  • Must be going on to a BC post-secondary or vocational training program 
  • Consideration is to be given to a student with financial need 

□  Burnaby South War Memorial Honour Roll Bursary ($950)

CRITERIA – WAR MEMORIAL

APPLICATION – WAR MEMORIAL

  • Is a Canadian citizen and is graduating from a Burnaby school
  • Has the desire to continue his/her education at a post secondary institution in Canada and has been accepted to attend a post secondary institution
  • Continually demonstrates the values associated with good citizenship – caring, sharing and responsibility and a willingness to help others
  • Financial need required.

□  Rotary Club of Burnaby Bursary ($1000)

CRITERIA – ROTARY CLUB OF BURNABY BURSARY AWARD

APPLICATION – ROTARY CLUB OF BURNABY BURSARY AWARD

  • Has maintained a good academic standing
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and the community
  • Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • Demonstrates financial need

□  Inter-World Scholarship ($1000)

CRITERIA – Interworld Development Scholarship

APPLICATION – InterWorld Development Scholarship

  • Successfully completed a Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades program in the Burnaby School District with a high level of effort, determination and integrity 
  • Successfully completed 120 hours industry-recognized work experience  
  • Demonstrated a high level of motivation to continue to develop skills and abilities in the chosen profession 
  • Demonstrated plans to continue in studies in the chosen field at post-secondary or apprenticeship training 
  • Been nominated for the award by a Youth Train in Trades or Youth Work in Trades program teacher 
  • Consideration is to be given to a student with financial need. 

□  Harris & Company ($200)

CRITERIA – HARRIS & COMPANY

APPLICATION – HARRIS & COMPANY

  • Excelled in Law 11 or 12
  • Plans to pursue post-secondary studies
  • Consideration will go to students planning a legal career (lawyer, police officer, parole officer, etc.)

□  Ted Elphick Memorial Bursary ($180)

CRITERIA – TED ELPHICK

APPLICATION – TED ELPHICK

  • Candidate selected is a Burnaby resident who has, through positive will and spirit, overcome physical or mental challenges to graduate from a Burnaby secondary school.
  • Enrolled in a Burnaby school for five years.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to be a life-long learner and continue his or her education at a post-secondary institution or in a recognized training program

□  Burnaby Arts Council Scholarship ($200)

CRITERIA – BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION – BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL (1)

  • Demonstrated excellence and achievement in the arts (performing, visual or literary)
  • Exhibited a good academic record with letters of commendation
  • Plans to pursue post-secondary studies in the arts leading to a professional status in theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing or music.
  • Consideration will be given to students with financial need.

□  Spirit of BC Athletic Award ($1000)

Spirit of BC Scholarship Criteria

APPLICATION – Spriit of BC

  •  Passionate about athletics 
  •  Involved in school or community as a player, manager or other contributing role  
  •  Demonstrated having a positive influence in the school or community through community service or volunteer work and through dedication and hard work 
  • Demonstrated good citizenship, strong character, personal responsibility, and respect for others 
  • maintained a good academic standing
  • demonstrated plans to continue with education in a post-secondary program

□  Dawn Harris Memorial Scholarship ($500)

CRITERIA – DAWN HARRIS

APPLICATION – DAWN HARRIS MEMORIAL

  • Female student who has been enrolled in Burnaby school for two senior years
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Been involved in the school’s athletic program
  • Demonstrated outstanding citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school
  • Demonstrates plans to continue with education in a post-secondary program

□  Parkcrest Children’s Centre Scholarship ($1000)

CRITERIA – PARKCREST CHILDRENS CENTRE

PARKCREST CHILDRENS CENTRE PROOF OF ATTENDANCE

APPLICATION – PARKCREST CHILDRENS CENTRE

  • Proof of attendance at Parkcrest Children’s Centre for at least one year (Complete Proof form)
  • Enrolled in a Burnaby school for two senior years
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and leadership skills
  • Actively involved in community service/volunteer work
  • Provide evidence of volunteer or work experience, including letters of reference attesting to student’s work ethic

□  Dr. & Mrs. A. H. Pontifex ($500)

CRITERIA – PONTIFEX SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION – PONTIFEX SCHOLARSHIP

  • Has maintained good academic standing
  • Has taken a concentration of and excelled in, courses in the field of Science
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership in school and community
  • Has participated in community service and volunteer work in the community
  • Has demonstrated a passion for, and interest in, pursuing a career in Science

□  RICOH Office Solutions Scholarship ($250)

CRITERIA – RICOH

APPLICATION – RICOH

  • Must be attending BCIT in the next 2 years (proof of registration required)
  • Demonstrated good citizenship
  • Actively involved in school service
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Consideration given to a student with financial need

□  Marjorie Jane Stephenson – Education Scholarship ($500)

CRITERIA – MARJORIE JANE STEPHENSON

APPLICATION – MARJORIE JANE STEPHENSON

  • Demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in Health Care
  • Demonstrated community service assisting older adults
  • One of your reference letters will need to be from the supervisor of the care facility where you volunteered
  • Enrolled in a Burnaby school for 2 senior years
  • Maintained a good academic standing
  • Demonstrated good citizenship and strong leadership skills in the school and community

□  Marlene Larson Scholarship ($500)  ***Note:  Please, directly apply to the District Office for this award

CRITERIA – MARLENE LARSON

APPLICATION – MARLENE LARSON

  • Awarded to a Burnaby graduate who is blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind
  • Be planning on enrolling in a post secondary program
  • Demonstrate ability to set goals
  • Be motivated, show responsibility and be oriented towards independence

 Don’t forget to check out the Alpha Scholarship Blog postings for more scholarships you can apply for!

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