Are you Seaforth alumni?

The Seaforth Parent Advisory Council is proud to be offering two $250.00 ( total of $500) scholarships for École Seaforth Elementary School alumni.

Eligibility:

  • demonstrates commitment to community
  • demonstrates leadership to younger members of the community as well as partnership with elder members
  • learns from others
  • respectable grade point average

In a 500 word essay the eligible students must demonstrate how they have exemplified these qualities. While we encourage all to apply, we are looking for students that have gone outside of the home or classroom to make a difference in the community and make this community a better place to live.

Please include a brief letter of support for this scholarship from a teacher or a school/community official as well as the dates the student attended Seaforth.

All applications need to be submitted by April 1st 2019.

Daneen Skilling School Scholarship – $2500

Attention aspiring Occupational Health and Safety Students!

About

This is an annual award in honour of Ms. Daneen Skilling, a dedicated and professional leader to business and community in ensuring workplaces are safe and healthy. Ms. Skilling served as Chair, Board of Directors of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (the Alliance) for seven years during a period of significant growth. Her experience, leadership, and dedication in has led the Alliance in becoming a leading centre for health and safety.

Purpose

This award will support a worthy student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies and a commitment to making workplaces physically and psychologically healthy and safe environments for workers and the communities where they operate.

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is a leading provider of health and safety services in BC.  An industry-funded organization with a board of directors elected from BC manufacturing industries, the Alliance is dedicated to ensuring Occupational Health and Safety professionals of the future are well qualified to provide industry advice and leadership.

This scholarship supports the Alliance Vision – 2020: Partnering with BC’s industry leaders to achieve cultural change that ensures safe workplaces for all employees.

Qualifications

The annual scholarship of $2,500 is offered by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. A secondary practicum opportunity is included in this scholarship following successful completion of studies with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

  • Applications will be accepted from students enrolling in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in BC (BCIT, UBC, SFU, UVIC, UNBC, or Okanagan College) for the 2019 – 2020 year.
  • Applicants will be accepted from high school graduates and those furthering their education in health and safety graduate studies as outlined in the list of qualified programs.
  • Applicants will submit abstracts showing their academic results
  • Applicants will submit an essay of 750 to 1,200 words explaining why workplace health and safety is important to them, and why they are pursuing this course of study.
  • Applicants will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in the province of BC.
  • Deadline for applications will be March 15, 2019.

Apply Here:  https://safetyalliancebc.ca/daneen-skilling-scholarship/

 

Michael J. Fox Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

Attention Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Visual Artists, Media Artists, Producers and Writers!

The Selection Committee representing the Michael J. Fox Theatre Society Board of Directors will again award at least $15,000 in Scholarships for 2019. The actual amounts of each scholarship have yet to be determined. Decisions will be based on the strength of the applications, letters of support and financial challenges you are facing in pursuing post-secondary arts education.

Applicants must submit their application to the Chair of their school’s scholarship committee (Ms. McChesney in room A100) by April 1st, 2019. Applications will then be reviewed by the members of the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Department to develop a short list of no more than three of the school’s strongest applicants.

All applications and the list of priority candidates should then be forwarded to Katelyn Modesto at the School District Office by Wednesday April 10, 2019.

1. QUALIFICATIONS
You must be a student graduating from a Burnaby secondary school at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. You must be a Canadian citizen or Landed Immigrant.
2. AWARD
Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee.
3. AWARD CRITERIA
Your letter of application must include the following information:
 Confirmation that you are currently enrolled in a visual or performing arts course in a Burnaby secondary school.
 Documentation to demonstrate your interest, dedication and aptitude in an arts or in multiple arts disciplines, e.g. dance, drama, music, visual art, theatre, script writing, stagecraft, directing, media arts.
 Evidence of your financial need and an explanation of why there are no other financial resources available to you.
 A history of your school and/or community involvement (i.e. school productions, student government, choir member, volunteer work, charity work, service clubs).
 A copy of your secondary school transcript to demonstrate that your grades are high enough for acceptance to a post-secondary educational institution.
 A statement that indicates your desired post-secondary Degree or Certificate in an Arts discipline and your Career Goal.
4. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Your complete package must be submitted to the chairperson of your school’s Scholarship Committee (Ms. McChesney in room A100) by April 1st, 2019.

Application: MJF Theatre Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Application

THE BRETT MEREDITH AWARD FOR DISTINCTION IN WRITING 

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION 

The Brett Meredith Award for Distinction in Writing is awarded to a grade 12 student who demonstrates a passion and aptitude for creative writing. 

BACKGROUND 

This award was created in 2017 in memory of Brett Meredith, a well-respected English and Creative Writing teacher at Alpha Secondary. 

ELIGIBILITY 

To be considered for the award the student must have: 

  • Been enrolled at Alpha Secondary for their grade 12 year 
  • Been admitted to a post-secondary institution for the upcoming school year 
  • Been a strong, positive member of the school community (ex. Grad Council, student council, clubs, sports teams, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated a passion and aptitude for creative writing (ex. short stories, poetry, script writing, narrative essays) 

To apply, please fill out an application and submit to Ms. McChesney in room A100 along with a cover letter and creative writing sample by Wednesday April 3rd.

THE BRETT MEREDITH AWARD APPLICATION

Attention Fine Arts Students!

POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE CREATIVE SECTOR

This needs-based scholarship is designed specifically to help students overcome socio-economic barriers that may prevent them from enrolling in a post-secondary program in the creative sector.

A student can have up to their entire financial need covered for post-secondary – it’s an absolutely huge opportunity!

Creative Launchpad can be used for programs such as:
• Visual & Media Art
• Theatre
• Dance
• Arts Administration
• Graphic Design
• Photography
• Curatorial Studies
• Music Production
• Game Design
• Fashion, Makeup, and Hair

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for a scholarship students must:
• Demonstrate a financial need
• Choose a program taught at a valid post-secondary institution
• Be nominated by two adults who can act as references
• Submit an application at least three months prior to the program commencing

DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

To apply or receive more information, please contact Paneet Singh at psingh@artsumbrella.com.

There is more information here:  https://www.artsumbrella.com/scholarships-bursaries/creative-launchpad/

The Lumen Scholarship – $1000

 

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2019

LUMEN Society is offering 2 scholarships, of $1000 each, for 2019 high school graduates who have been impacted by invisible illnesses. 

Invisible illnesses are health conditions that are not visibly apparent, including mental health conditions, autoimmune diseases, and learning disabilities. This scholarship is open to people who have been impacted by invisible illnesses in any way. Whether you have an invisible illness yourself or someone in your life has an invisible illness that has impacted you, you are eligible to apply. 

Click here to apply: https://www.lumensociety.ca/scholarship

The National Union’s Scholarship Program 2019

Do you have a parent or grandparent that is a union member?

The deadline for applications and essays is July 4, 2019.

Ottawa (09 Jan. 2019) — Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 6 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of members or retirees of the National Union’s Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2019.  

All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750- to 1,000-word essay as listed below.  Essays will be marked on the basis of content and style.  The deadline for applications and essays is July 4, 2019, and scholarships may have additional requirements, as noted below.

Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship must be entering a field of study in health care, criminal justice, community services or policing.  The essay topic is — The importance of their field of study in either policing, criminal justice services, or health care in delivering public services to Canadians.

Information and application for the Brian Fudge Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for Indigenous Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students must identify as an Indigenous person. The essay topic — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of Indigenous peoples.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students must identify as an LGBTQ2 student.  The essay topic is — The importance of trade unions in supporting the LGBTQ2 communities.

Information and application for the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Student

Scholarship for Students of Colour

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Scholarship for Students of Colour must identify as a person of colour. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people of colour in Canada.

Information and application for the Scholarship for Students of Colour

Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

In addition to the general requirements above, the applicants for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship must identify as a person with a disability. The essay topic is — The importance of quality public services in enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Information and application for the Terry Fox Memorial Scholarship

Tommy Douglas Scholarship

There are no other requirements, other than the general requirements above, for applying for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship. The essay topic is —

How Tommy Douglas contributed to making Canada a country with a more just and equitable society.

Information and application for the Tommy Douglas Scholarship

Applicants are advised that the winners and winning essays will be publicized on our website, and their high school will be notified of their win.

For further information : https://nupge.ca/content/national-unions-scholarship-program-2019

or please phone 613-228-9800, or email scholarship@nupge.ca.

 

Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall Award – 59 @ $3500

Standing Tall Awards are awarded to youth who have faced adversity and have not only risen up against the odds, but are demonstrating a commitment to continue their education. This award is open to students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. 

If you would like Alpha’s Scholarship Committee to consider you for this award, please contact Ms. McChesney in room A100 before March 15th (before spring break).