2 x $3,000 BCIT Pathways Scholarships: Due April 1, 2020

Are you considering BCIT next year?  If you’re not sure, you’re not alone in this area.  To help inform your decision, I encourage you to go to an information session to learn more.  Take the next step to learn that BCIT offers programs in: Applied and Natural Sciences, Business and Media, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences, Trades and Apprenticeship…

BCIT’s Program Information Sessions are listed here: https://www.bcit.ca/infosessions/

The BCIT Pathways Scholarships are valued at $3000 each and give you a strong financial start in your studies at BCIT. Please mark your calendar in late February/early March to start the application process for the BCIT Pathways scholarship.

More BCIT Pathways scholarship information is HERE.



$100,000 Schulich Scholarship – REPOSTED info here. Due January 13, 2020

Dear Grads,

This info is being reposted to remind you about the Schulich Scholarships for students in STEM.  Feel free to contact me with questions in B110 or laida.falsetto@burnabyschools.ca.




Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) programs at our 20 Canadian partner universities.  Last year, 70% of winning recipients came from schools that had never produced a Schulich Leader before.  Now in its ninth year, Schulich Leader Scholarships have provided this life-changing opportunity to 370 students across Canada.

50 Schulich Scholarships are awarded each year:

  • 25 at $100,000 for engineering
  • 25 at $80,000 for science, technology or mathematics

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Graduate high school or Cégep in the 2019-20 academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Plan to enroll in STEM at one of our partner universities (there are 20 in Canada)
  • Meet at least two of the following criteria:
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership (community, business or entrepreneurial)
  • Financial need
  • Planning to pursue a career in technology, innovation, engineering, or scientific research
  • Not planning a career as a medical practitioner or in medical research

How do you apply?

Submit an application package with the information below to Ms. Falsetto. Based on the information you provide, the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee will nominate one student.

  • indicate which universities you wish to attend
  • indicate your top three achievements (academic or other)
  • submit a 600 word essay demonstrating why you should win
  • submit an optional 250 word essay outline extenuating circumstances
  • submit a short answer to identify where you see yourself in 10 years
  • submit two single-page letters o reference that include email and telephone contact information for verification
  • submit a copy of up-to-date transcript

Deadline to apply to the Byrne Creek Scholarship Committee is Monday, January 13, 2020.  The Byrne Creek committee will then determine who will be our school’s candidate. We will finalize our candidate before January 24th. The official deadline to apply to the Schulich Foundation is Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  More application information is available HERE.

Schulich website is HERE.

Please contact me with any questions.

Best wishes,

Ms. Falsetto

$500-$1000 Society for Canadian Women in Science & Tech (SCHWIST) Scholarships: Due December 22, 2019

SCWIST has several scholarships and awards for girls who are working on challenging STEM projects or taking courses/camps related to STEM fields. These projects can be the conventional science-fair like projects or something more social like starting a STEM club at their school. The value of each scholarship ranges from $100 to $1000.

$1,000 Youth Leadership Award

Fascinated by science? Want a chance to excite others about science? This award is for female students in grade 10-12 for projects that require approximately 60 hours (or two weeks) worth of work. You will create a project of your own to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are looking for innovative projects that make use of a variety of skills such as writing, fine arts, dance, and theatre. Think YouTube videos about science or card games that explore different science careers. The successful candidate will receive a $250 honorarium for supplies to start the project and the remaining $750 honorarium upon completion of the project.

Deadline (for Cycle 1): December 22, 2019

Application: Attach a brief (max. 200 words) biography and a description of your project proposal. Submit your application via http://bit.ly/scwist-YLA

You will receive an email from msinfinity@scwist.ca and/or director-leadership@scwist.ca to confirm it was received.

$500 Youth Skills Development Scholarship

Number of awards: 3 for Cycle 1; 4 for Cycle 2

The Youth Skills Development Scholarship was established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Through this scholarship, SCWIST hopes to foster 150 years of innovation and excellence in Canada. The scholarship is open to girls (age 16-21) who have participated in Quantum Leaps Conferences or eMentoring and is awarded to cover costs of professional development. The scholarship can be used to cover costs of attending Science Fair or participating in science-related camps or courses. This $500 scholarship must be put towards the cost of professional development of equal or greater value, this includes associated costs or attendance. If students are applying for funding for a program that they have not yet been accepted to, their award is contingent on them being accepted (at which point the money will be distributed).

Deadline (for Cycle 1): December 22, 2019

Application: Attach a brief (max. 200 words) biography and a description of your project proposal. Submit your application via http://bit.ly/scwist-YSKS

You will receive an email from msinfinity@scwist.ca and/or director-leadership@scwist.ca to confirm it was received.

Descriptions and more info can be found at https://www.scwist.ca/programs-and-events/msinfinity/

Deadlines for this cycle are on December 22, 2019.

$1000 Gap Year Scholarship by Mobilize Jobs: Due May 31, 2020

Scholartree.ca posted this information. You are encouraged to register with www.scholartree.ca to discover and apply for scholarships that are for you.

Mobilize Jobs Gap Year Scholarship is looking for students who are:

Study Year:
– Currently in Grade 12 or have completed Grade 12 within the past 12 months
– Currently in a post-secondary program
– Or, currently in gap year

Program/School: Any

Gap Year Status:
– Student must show proof of post-secondary school Deferred Admission status into a program for the next school year
– Or, show proof of Leave of Absence status with their current post-secondary program

Gap Year Goals: In the scholarship application, student must tell us why they will be taking a gap year and what they have planned for that gap year

Scholarship Payout: Winner will be selected in June 2020 with monetary payout once the gap year is done and proof of enrolment is supplied

About Scholarship

Taking a gap year between high school and college or university has so many benefits. It gives students a chance to mature, to travel, to have new experiences and gain new perspectives, to build skills, and really explore life outside the protected world of school. It can help them take their education more seriously, and do better when they return. However, taking a year off can be a financial hardship, especially if they want to work, travel or volunteer. The Mobilize Gap Year Scholarship makes it a little easier for them spend time on personal growth – and go back to school with greater energy and motivation.

About Company

Mobilize Scholarships
– Supporting and developing young people

Mobilize Jobs was founded with an important vision: to help tackle youth unemployment. Offering scholarships to help students get job-ready is a vital part of that goal. Our annual scholarships help support students who need financial assistance, relieving some of the burden as they get through school, get started in their working lives, grow as people – and become the leaders, visionaries and change-makers we need.


Application is due Sunday, May 31, 2020.


Thousands of Dollars in Beedie Luminaries Scholarships for Bright Minds…that’s you! Due January 20, 2020

THOUSANDS of BEEDIE LUMINARIES Scholarships for Bright Minds

Bright minds are more than grades, and our scholarship is more than money. We give people what they need for a brighter future.

  • Beedie Luminaries is a social-profit enterprise designed to help remove barriers to education and provide wrap-around support for promising students who are facing financial adversity. Students who are smart, but constrained by circumstance. Students who are ready to rise above their circumstances and achieve their dreams.

    • 50 scholarships in 2019 (pilot year)
    • 105 scholarship in 2020
    • $40,000 per student / 4-year undergraduate degree
    • $15,000 per student / 2-year college or trade-school diploma
    • “Stay on Track” student support
    • Access to mentors
    • Summer paid internship opportunities

    We are looking for resilient BC students facing financial adversity who have the academic readiness to advance their education, achieve their dreams, and inspire others.


    Students with academic readiness are prepared. They have healthy learning habits and a drive that will successfully navigate them through school to a career. It sets them up for success.

    2. GRIT

    Having grit means someone has the resilience and persistence to follow through on their dreams, no matter what life throws at them. Grit drives their decisions and influences their behaviour.


    Being creative is thinking outside of the box. It’s contributing unique ideas and solving problems. Creative people are daring. They understand that they might have to fail a few times to win.

    4. EMPATHY

    Empathetic people understand the emotions of others. They contribute to a healthier society by being sensitive to the feelings of their partners, co-workers, family, friends and the community at large.

    Eligibility Requirements:


    Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for at least three years and reside in British Columbia.


    Currently be in Grade 12 and have a minimum grade average of 75% in the most recently completed school year.


    Plan to be a full-time student and use the funding for post-secondary education..


    Apply to one of the twenty-five BC post-secondary institutions or trade schools.

    Financial Adversity

    Demonstrate your and/or your family’s financial adversity, and how it has affected you.


    Receive endorsement from your secondary school and a community organization.


Applications are due Monday, January 20, 2020.


Interested in summer acting and filmmaking programs?


For the past 12 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 programs offer the perfect blend of performing arts camp and travel abroad experience. Last year, we introduced a new offer to Canadian applicants to pay their tuition in Canadian dollars, a savings of over 25% off our program tuition. This resulted in some amazing talented young Canadian artists joining us last summer and we are keen to have more!

We offer programs in both Acting and Film open to students age 14-19. Our programs are taught exclusively in English however there are plenty of opportunities for French speakers to practice their language skills both on the program and out in the wider community on field trips and excursions. You can read about our program here www.berridgeprograms.com.

In addition, Canadian applicants are welcome to apply for our Scholarship Program to receive more financial assistance. We offer a Merit Scholarship in the amount of $1500 and our Financial Need Scholarship for up to 60% off the program tuition. You can find information about scholarships here https://www.berridgeprograms.com/details


UBC Engineering and Architecture Open House is October 21. Register here.

Tours are Open for Registration

Tour registration will open on October 18 at 8:00am only to those that have already RSVP’d . Students can continue to RSVP over the weekend to gain access to the tour registration. Tour registration will open to the public on our website beginning October 21.

Lab Tours:

Experience what some of our lab courses are like and gain more perspective about some of the research happening within UBC Engineering.

Student Team Tours:

After a presentation from the highlighted team, you’ll be guided through our Student Design Teams. For students interested in joining a Design Team, hands-on extracurricular experience, competing nationally and internationally or working on a team, this is a great introduction to our Student Design Teams!

Student Experience Tours:

Explore what our students do outside of the classroom – the Student Experience Tour is a mini campus tour highlighting some of the places our students frequent to study, eat, and have fun. You’ll see some libraries, a residence dining hall, state of the art fitness centres, and more!


Women in Engineering Lunch

11:00am and 12:00pm

Girls in grades 10, 11, and 12 interested in engineering are invited to have lunch with us! A panel of women engineers and engineering students will share their experience, followed by a chance to network with current engineering students.

Register here

Engineer Your Future

An experience for Indigenous High School students
10:00am to 3:00pm

Indigenous students in Grades 8-12 and their parents and caregivers are invited to join our current UBC Engineering Indigenous students who will share their own experiences while guiding students through everything that the UBC Engineering & Architecture Open House has to offer.
Register here


I look forward to welcoming your students to campus on Saturday, November 2, 2019!
Best Regards,
Erin Fehr

Student Recruitment Officer
Faculty of Applied Science
University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus

Are you interested in a career in medicine? Attend this conference at SFU on November 23. Space is limited!


Becoming a physician is a common career of interest for high school students, and many students seek information about this. Through lectures from physicians of varying specialties, hands on professional workshops from health professionals, and a panel of medical students, the MedConnect Conference hopes to inspire and educate the next generation of health professionals into their future endeavours. This day-long conference is being organized by an experienced team of undergraduate students with direct experience into the medical school application process and the health field.
To give you a brief overview, here is what MedConnect offers to students:

  • Lectures from physicians of different specialties
  • 5 workshops to inspire and immerse students in the medical world, including a pathways to medicine workshop
  • A panel of current UBC medical students and connections to other health fields, such as nursing
  • A specially crafted MedConnect package, featuring custom resources from the MedConnect team, keynote speakers, and sponsors to give you a competitive edge and boost of inspiration on the pathway to medicine

Detailed information is on the website: https://medconnectconference.com

This non-profit event will take place on Saturday, November 23th, 2019 at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) for $25, with limited registrations available. Tickets are currently on-sale through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/medconnect-2019-registration-75253149195

For more information about MedConnect, visit our website at https://medconnectconference.com or email TeamMedConnect@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, or provide more materials and resources for advertisement upon request.

ScholarTree.ca — another reason to make an account with them

I strongly encourage you to make an account with www.ScholarTree.ca.  They have regular scholarship updates and have also provided a budget calculator to help budget for your post-secondary education.

We know now is when students start to plan for next year financially. So we wanted to remind you that there is a downloadable budget template available to everyone at the bottom of https://scholartree.ca/educators.