General information and Personal Profile Info has been posted here

Hello Grads,

Things you need to know:

  • to access the Scholarship Powerpoint that has general information, click on the tab that says “Scholarship Powerpoint“. Then click “HERE” to access the pdf attachment

 

  • to access the Student Profile (aka Personal Profile form), click on “Scholarship Forms“.  Then, click “Student Profile Form” to access the Word document

 

  • to access the Reference Letter Forms for teachers or referees, click on “Scholarship Forms“.  Then, click “Reference Letter Forms” followed by “HERE” to access the summary you can give to people writing reference letters for you

Please contact laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca with questions.

Best wishes,

LF

Welcome back, Graduating Class of 2020! Info meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19

I am the Scholarships Coordinator at Byrne Creek. I will be receiving scholarship information throughout the year from various donors.  When information comes my way, I will share it with you by:

  • Posting it on this website
  • Tweeting the link on @MsFalsettoByrne and linking @ByrneCreekSS
  • Posting information in the school bulletin

There are hundreds of thousands of dollars available in scholarships.  In order to access the information, you are encouraged to search for scholarship opportunities online, keep up-to-date with my posts and ask around. You may also register your information with www.scholartree.ca.  It is a great place to find scholarships.

While scholarships might require good academic standing, many are awarded to students who have contributed to their community and, in turn, experienced significant learning.  In addition, many scholarship recognize students that work through challenges, deal with adversity, or overcome hardship.

There will be an information meeting on Thursday, September 19th (B104). If you miss this meeting, I will repeat it after school that day.

You are welcome to email me at laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca with questions.

Best wishes always,

Ms. Falsetto

Congratulations on a successful year!

The Graduating Class of 2019 at Byrne Creek Community School collectively earned over $474,000 in scholarships this year.  This amount includes entrance scholarships from post secondary schools as well as bursaries and scholarships from private organizations and Byrne Creek Community School programs.

Your strong scholarship and entrance applications highlighted your extraordinary contributions to our community and your development of self.  Scholarships and bursaries continue to be offered at the post secondary level.  Be sure to visit the Financial Aid office at your new school to inquire about financial assistance they offer in the form of bursaries and scholarships.

I wish you the best along your educational journey!

Ms. Falsetto

$3000 USD Science and Tech Scholarship, especially in the area of Touch Display Technology

Eagle Touch Technologies Co. would like to inform you of their Technology – Students Scholarship Program. The program aims to reward deserving students $3,000 in annual scholarships.  More information on the program can be found at 

https://www.eagle-touch.com/scholarship/

Technology – Students Scholarship Program

 This educational scholarship fund aims to give back to society and to help students in need to pursue their dreams, so we are offering USD 3000 scholarship to any college students who are interested in science and technology, and who have the enthusiasm and specific ideas especially in the area of Touch Display Technology.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).

There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

1st  Term:  May 15 – September 1
2nd Term:  September 1- December 14
Winners announced 30/12/19
1) Please attach your photo along with your Essay
2) Attach scanned copies of documents that prove your identity.
3) Attach the documents confirming your enrollment in college or institute

Recommendations for writing an Essay:

1) It is necessary to answer a number of questions:
-What is a Touch Screen?
-Where is the Touch Screen used?
-Types of touch screens
-The advantages of using touch-screens
-What types of businesses could use screen monitors?
2) Your Essay must be at least 2000 words.
3) Use photos and images
4) Use headings and subheadings

Best wishes.

$1000 Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Scholarships for students of Italian origin – Due June 7, 2019

The Confratellanza Italo-Canadese is again offering several $1,000 scholarships to assist eligible students in their post secondary studies.

The scholarships are open to this year’s graduating secondary school students planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution for the first time in 2019. To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must:

1) be of Italian origin i.e. as having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent

2) be living in a city or municipality within the 21-member Greater Vancouver Regional District

3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice

4) submit a completed application form with supporting documentation post-marked no later than June 7, 2019.

For more information, click HERE.

 

 

 

$1250 District Authority/Dogwood applications due Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

This year, there are 21 scholarships available for Byrne students. You must excel in one of:

  • Fine Arts
  • Applied Skills
  • Physical Activity
  • International Languages
  • Technology and Trades
  • Community Service
  • Indigenous Language and Culture

To be eligible:

  • You must have taken a concentration of at least 4 senior courses in your area
  • One of the 4 courses can be Work Experience 12A, provided it was done in your chosen elective areas. Other courses outside of the chosen area (both academic and non-academic) that have a direct and obvious relationship to the chosen elective area may also be counted among the FOUR. (If you are in doubt about this submit your application and we will decide)
  • You must graduate from high school before August 31, 2019 and be enrolled in post secondary program to continue studies in your chosen elective area.
  • You must demonstrate good attendance, punctuality, work habits and cooperation.
  • You must pass English 12 or Communications 12.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (C+ average) based on your best 10 grade 11 and 12, 4 credit courses

More details:

Elective area Course/experience requirement
Fine Arts Visual, Dance, Drama, Music 
Applied Skills Business Ed, Tech Ed, Home Economics, Cooking or Culinary ACE_IT
Physical Activity Athletics, dance, gymnastics. Not limited to Physical Education-i.e. provincial volleyball, sports camps, etc.
International Languages Taken more than two languages with IRP’s or External Assessments, including AP courses.
Technical and Trades Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cooks Training, Construction and any of the tech/trade Ace-It programs
Community Service Must have two or more leadership type classes (Peer tutoring counts), be going into a field of service and must have two or more letters demonstrating over 300 hours of community involvement. There is a demonstration of local and global issues and cultural awareness.
Indigenous Languages and Culture Students must be of Aboriginal decent, must be taking an Aboriginal studies course and be heavily active in their Aboriginal Community.

Be sure to list your eligibility evidence on your application HERE.

Applications due Tuesday, June 4th, 2019.

Best,

LF

4 x $750 CUPE Local 379 Scholarship: Due June 30th

Do you have a parent or guardian who is a member of C.U.P.E. Local 379 and has been for at least one year? This scholarship may be for you!

CRITERIA

  1. A grade twelve student presently.
  2. Has a parent or guardian who is a member of C.U.P.E. Local 379 and has been for at least one year.
  3. Is proceeding within 18 months of being awarded the Scholarship to a recognized School of Higher Learning. The 18 months is not intended for a ‘gap’ year, it is in case there is a delay in achieving enrolment.
  4. Must be planning to attend on a full-time basis at this recognized School of HigherLearning. One or two courses will not qualify.

More information and application form is HERE.

Due: June 30th, 2019

Up to $5,000 Lisa Huus Bursary for students with physical disabilities. Due May 31st

Now accepting applications for 2019/2020 LISA HUUS BURSARY

To assist persons with physical disabilities to begin or continue post-secondary education in British Columbia.

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund was created in memory of Lisa Pauline Huus in 1988 by her family and has been supported by personal donations and fundraising activities for 30 years.

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.”

 If you or someone you know is an individual with a disability, 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.

General information is HERE.

Application form is HERE.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2019

 

3 x $1,000 Youth Transforming Society Scholarship: Due May 4th (re-post)

To further our goal of inspiring volunteerism, we have created the YTS Scholarship for Community Service. This year, YTS will be giving out three $1000 scholarships. Each scholarship will recognize a student’s dedication and commitment to selfless service in the community. We hope to celebrate the achievements of three young individuals who have created positive change in their communities.

Eligibility criteria:

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

1. A graduating, grade 12 student attending secondary school within the lower mainland

2. Attending a Canadian post-secondary institution on a full-time basis beginning September 2019.

3. Actively involved in voluntary pursuits of any kind (humanitarian, environmental, etc…)

4. Minimum academic average of 70%

We hope you will be able to share this opportunity with students at your school (and perhaps with other schools in your district). The application deadline is on Friday May 3rd, 2019 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us back at youthtransformingsociety@gmail.com

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. For more information about our organization, please visit: http://www.youthtransformingsociety.org/